An early morning review of: Clinical Aromatherapy

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Written by Jade Shutes on the 29th Day of October 2011 at 5am.   Yesterday I sat down to read Jane Buckles article “Clinical Aromatherapy” which was recently published in the Massage Magazine.  Yet again I am amazed at how we have transitioned from Holistic to Clinical and how the previous ‘Holistic’ has somehow taken […]

Chronic sinus issues: Case study success

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CASE STUDY by Graduate of the EWSHAS NOTE: To maintain client confidentiality we do not provide either the clients real initials or the practitioners name.   KC is a 65 years old salesman. He’s had sinus issues for over 10 years. His head and nose was continually stuffy making it extremely difficult to breath during […]

Vanilla Bean Infusion

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Vanilla, the (really) early years It is the ancient Totonaco Indians of Mexico who were the first keepers of the secrets of vanilla. When they were defeated by the Aztecs, they were demanded to relinquish their exotic fruit of the Tlilxochitl vine, vanilla pods. When, in turn, the Aztecs were defeated by the conquering Spaniard, […]

The Internal Use of Essential Oils: An exploration

The Internal Use of Essential Oils by Jade Shutes   Over the years I have found the interest in the internal use of essential oils to be fascinating. While a couple of companies recommend the internal use of essential oils willy nilly without due consideration for safety, the aromatherapy industry at large simply states not […]

What is a MSDS report and who needs them?

What is a MSDS report? A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is designed to provide both workers and emergency personnel with the proper procedures for handling or working with a particular substance. MSDS’s include information such as physical data (melting point, boiling point, flash point etc.), toxicity, health effects, first aid, reactivity, storage, disposal, protective […]

Gattefosse – The Founding of Aromatherapy

Found some rather interesting footage about Rene Maurice Gattefosse. Here are three videos that outline Gattefosse’s life and experience with aromatherapy. Fascinating. Enjoy.

Cardamom: Queen of Spices

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Cardamom: Queen of Spices Walk gently upon the earth Falling in love with Cardamom this Autumn Season! When I smell cardamom I feel transported to a place between heaven and earth where my feet touch the earth gently and my mind feels clear and light. It ignites a feeling of attraction, compassion, and kindness. There […]

Synergism in essential oils and aromatherapy

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Synergism in essential oils and aromatherapy by Jade Shutes Many herbalists acknowledge that one of the main differences between whole herbs and traditional extracts on the one hand, versus individual vitamins, minerals, isolated phytochemicals, or conventional single – molecule drugs on the other hand, is the principle of synergy. Synergy can be defined in a […]

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Aromatherapy

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and Aromatherapy Written by: Laurel Redmon To Learn more about Laurel please visit her website at: http://www.redsagehealth.com/ Aromatherapy is one of the most exciting and burgeoning modes of herbalism today. It strikes me as a truly global discipline, different parts of the world contributing varied uses and methods of application for essential […]

Lavandula angustifolia or augustifolia?

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Lavandula species angustifolia or augustifolia Recently I came across a short article on the botanical specificity of Lavandula and the correct species epitaph. I cannot now recall where I came across this (searching all morning for the original article). The article proposed that the correct species epitaph is “augustifolia‘. I was intrigued by the claim […]