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Aromatherapy Bathroom Deodorizer

Creating a natural bathroom deodorizer, you need a wax warmer (my is an owl :-)), a beeswax melt or a handful of beeswax and a blend of pure essential oils or you can make your own blend. It is a great way to use up oils that are past shelf life. As the aroma dissipates,… Continue reading Aromatherapy Bathroom Deodorizer

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Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis ) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Sweet Orange belongs to Rutaceae botanical family and is cold pressed from fresh fruit rind. So it is very important that the essential oils are produced from the unsprayed fruit. Sweet Orange oil is not phototoxic as oil from Bitter Orange and is high in Monoterpenes which are highly volatile. Shelf life of this oil… Continue reading Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis ) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Sinus Congestion – Which Essential Oils to Use for Relief

I had a cold last week and the nasal congestion was so severe that I had to breathe through my mouth. I made a stock blend of the following essential oils for steam inhalation and for use with Aromatherapy inhalers. This blend can be used for nasal congestion caused by common cold, flu or allergies.… Continue reading Sinus Congestion – Which Essential Oils to Use for Relief

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How many Chamomile essential oils are there?

When I started out in Aromatherapy, I was very confused by all the essential oils with Chamomile in their names. So, how many are there? There are 4! And they all belong to Asteraceae botanical family. Chamomile, German ( Matricaria recutita): also called blue Chamomile. The content of azulene gives it its characteristic blue color.… Continue reading How many Chamomile essential oils are there?

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What Dreams Mean | Goop

What Dreams Mean | Goop.

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Dreams.

An amazing blog about dreams. It reminds me of an article written by Dr. Carder Stout, a licensed psychotherapist and dream analyst. The article appeared on Goop, founded by one and only Gwyneth Paltrow. It is interesting to see how modern science and ancient practices converge at one point. I will press the article or… Continue reading Dreams.

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How to make all natural deodorant

Nowadays, it seems that the all natural deodorant is all the rage. And it makes sense. After years of using store-bought deodorants which contain aluminum, my husband developed a severe rash. I created this deodorant to combat the pit stench All natural deodorant is easy to make at home as long as all the supplies… Continue reading How to make all natural deodorant

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Arnica Herbal Salve

A few weeks back, I wrote a post about how I infused dried Arnica flowers with organic Olive oil from Mountain Rose Herbs. You can read the post here. And it has been a month. Today, I strained the oil with a cheese cloth and then with coffee filters so that the oil was cleared… Continue reading Arnica Herbal Salve

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Sandalwood ( Santalum album)

Sandalwood ( Santalum album)  is extracted from the Sandalwood tree, native to the East Indies. The trees also grow in Hawaii, India and Australia with various amount of alpha and beta santalol. Sandalwood's aroma is of sweet, woody and balsamic and is enjoyed both by men and women. Sandalwood is high in Sesquiterpenols. The alpha… Continue reading Sandalwood ( Santalum album)

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Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara )

Neroli essential oil ( Citrus aurantium var. amara ) is steam distilled from the flowers of the bitter orange trees. Bitter orange tree is very generous because it gives three essential oils: Neroli from its flowers, Petitgrain from its leaves, and Bitter Orange from the fruit rind. It is simply amazing! 1 ton of orange blossoms produce… Continue reading Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara )