Calendula (calendula officinalis)

I planted some calendula seeds late last Fall and one of them is blooming! Calendula is not just a pretty flower, but also cold hardy. This gorgeous little flower, gracing so many home gardens has been used for centuries topically to speed up tissue healing after injuries, bruises, sprains and strains. It is a wonderful… Continue reading Calendula (calendula officinalis)

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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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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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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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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 )

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Jasmine absolute ( Jasminum grandiflorum)

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)

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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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Ylang ylang – Cananga odorata

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

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Make it Youself All Natural Bug Repellent for the Whole Family :-)

Summer is here! And I love the heat! But I am such a mosquito magnet! Bug repellent containing DEET is harmful for heath, especially for the children. I came up with this all natural bug repellent using essential oils and skin nourishing Avocado oil. And I don't get bug bites anymore. And yes, it is… Continue reading Make it Youself All Natural Bug Repellent for the Whole Family 🙂