Tag Archives: Essential oil

Herbs & Aromatherapy for Pain

Pain is an unpleasant reality for many people. From the healthiest to the unhealthiest, we all find ourselves in pain’s grip at one time or another. Whether your pain is self-inflicted from exuberant weekend warrior syndrome, brought on by the … Continue reading

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Incensed with fear? 10 Aromatherapy oils for Emotional Transformation

In ancient times, physicians used the sense of smell as a diagnostic tool. They knew that particular diseases caused particular smells or odor changes in the body. Arthritis and rheumatism carry an acid smell, diabetes has an acetone smell in … Continue reading

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24 Hours of AromaTherapy – Easing Through Your Day

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Morning Shower and More There is no better way to begin the day than with the scent of herbs and aromatics. At bedtime, set the timer on a diffuser so you wake to it in the morning. Add an essential … Continue reading

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Holistic Aromatherapy – Using Essential Oils to Achieve Balance

Using aromatherapy to balance your whole being will not only affect the health of your   body, mind, and spirit, it will undoubtedly affect the health of your business as well. When you experience renewed vigor and harmony within, it’s hard … Continue reading

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Essential Oils Safety Guide – Know Your Contraindications

Avoid Completely –Any essential oil for which you do not have information. –Bitter almond, boldo leaf, buchu, yellow camphor, brown camphor, sassafras, calamus, horseradish, mugwort, mustard, pennyroyal, rue, savin, savory, tansy, thuja, wormseed, wormwood. Avoid With Pregnancy –Aniseed, basil, birch, … Continue reading

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Lavender—A Floral Medicine Chest

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Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) essential oil is a one-stop medicine chest. Numerous studies indicate that when combined with massage, lavender’s familiar scent reduces anxiety, fatigue, and stress and balances hormones, increases the immune response, lowers blood pressure, and relieves pain. Home … Continue reading

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Herbs & Aromatherapy as Anti-Inflammatories – Easing Aches and Pains

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For soreness, aches and pains associated with exercise, some people use muscle rubs (often medicinal-smelling), aspirin or other over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers, while others just tough it out. These remedies can be quite costly, as well as having unpleasant side … Continue reading

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Integrating Aroma – Cautions and Considerations

In the past few years there has been a seeming explosion of interest in aromatherapy. From scented candles, incense, air fresheners, and potpourri to organic essential oils and massage and skin care products, the consumer is presented with a vast … Continue reading

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Natural Scent Therapy – How Bodywork Blossoms with Aromatherapy

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“I was born with music in me.” So said Ray Charles, and I believe it of myself as well. My music is a melody of “fragrant” chords, the essence of plants. They are music for my nose, mind, and spirit. … Continue reading

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Frankincense to Calm a Harried Soul – News Note

Frankincense (Boswellia sacra spp.) has a long history of intimating peace and well-being. Believed in many religions to bestow divine blessings, this aromatic resin native to Oman has a rich history. In ancient times it was traded for porcelain by … Continue reading

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