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Eucalyptus {Eucalyptus globulus} to Breathe Easy

Extensive information about Eucalyptus. The applications the author mentioned in the post are excellent! In Aromatherapy, the are 5 different types (chemotypes) of Eucalyptus essential oils. Eucalyptus globulus - high in oxide 1,8 cineole with sharp, camphoraceous aroma. Great for respiratory issues and muscular pain. Eucalyptus radiata - a softer version of globulus. Suitable for… Continue reading Eucalyptus {Eucalyptus globulus} to Breathe Easy

essential oils, Skin DIY

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

essential oils, Herbs

Arnica Herbal Salve for Muscle Pain

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 for Muscle Pain

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Sandalwood ( Santalum album) for Meditation & Tranquility

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) for Meditation & Tranquility

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Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara ) for Anxiety

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 ) for Anxiety

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What are blank inhalers a.k.a. Aromatherapy inhalers?

Puressential Aromatherapy

What are blank inhalers, also called Aromatherapy inhalers? They are nifty portable gadgets to carry precious essential oils around whenever you need them!

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Here is a picture of a blank inhaler. You can purchase them here. It consists of 4 parts: the outer shell, inner shell, cap and cotton wick. The inner shell houses the cotton wick and has 2 holes for the volatile essential oils to come out and into your olfactory organ.

The cotton wick is made of highly absorbent cotton which in turn will soak up the essential oil blend you create!

As a certified Aromatherapist, I can’t help but writing one of my favorite inhaler recipes here. The blend is excellent for staying awake and focused. School is almost out and exciting, fun summer trips are here! However, those long hours in the car can be boring and make you drowsy. This essential oil blend will let you…

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Jasmine absolute ( Jasminum grandiflorum) for heart palpitation & depression

1000 pounds of blossoms produce one pound of Jasmine oil! It is harvested by hand before sun rise to preserve the delicate scent. No wonder Jasmine is expensive and is one of the most adulterated oils. Jasmine belongs to Oleaceas plant family, and is the only one in this plant family. Monopoly! An intoxicating oil, Jasmine is… Continue reading Jasmine absolute ( Jasminum grandiflorum) for heart palpitation & depression

essential oils, Skin DIY

Rosemary ( Rosmarinus officinalis) for Skin and Hair

Rosemary makes a lovely classic female name. And is commonly used in culinary preparations. This post is about Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) essential oil. Rosemary belongs to Lamiaceae, the largest of all plant families. Oils such as Lavender, Melissa, Peppermint all belong to this family. In Aromatherapy, some plants have different chemical constituents based on the… Continue reading Rosemary ( Rosmarinus officinalis) for Skin and Hair

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Lemongrass {Cymbopogon citratus} – How to make Bug Repellent and Athlete’s Foot Blend Using Lemongrass

In my last post, I re-blogged an excellent post about Lemongrass from Winding River Herbals. You can read it below. Here I am giving you 2 easy to make recipes incorporating the wonder Lemongrass essential oils: bug repellent and athlete's foot All Natural Bug Repellent The recipe is very simple. I also carry it in… Continue reading Lemongrass {Cymbopogon citratus} – How to make Bug Repellent and Athlete’s Foot Blend Using Lemongrass

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Ylang ylang – Cananga odorata as an Aphrodisiac & for Heart Palpitation

First time I got a tiny bottle of Ylang ylang essential oil is when I studied for my Aromatherapy certification program. I heard of its aphrodisiac property and was dying to smell it! Intoxicating! That's the first word that came into my mind when I opened the bottle. In my eagerness, I almost dipped my nose… Continue reading Ylang ylang – Cananga odorata as an Aphrodisiac & for Heart Palpitation