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Inhaling Essential Oils

Essential Oils and the Sense of Smell The study of the sense of smell is called “osmology” from the Greek word “osme” meaning to smell. The system of the body that’s involved in the sense of smell is called the OLFACTORY SYSTEM. SOME INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT THE SENSE OF SMELL: The sense of smell is […]

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Yarrow Essential Oil – Informational Monograph

YARROW / MILFOIL BOTANICAL NAME: Achillea millefolium FAMILY: Compositae (Asteraceae) FOLK NAMES: milfoil, thousand leaf, soldier’s woundwort, staunchwort, blood wort, Devil’s plaything, Margaret’s herb, and many others DESCRIPTION/HABITAT: The herb we know as yarrow is one member of a genus containing over 85 species. It is now naturalized in most temperate zones but is native […]

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Lavender Essential Oil – Informational Monograph

Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia (aka L. Vera; L. officinalis) Common Name: Lavender (aka True Lavender) Family: Labiatae DESCRIPTION/HABITAT: True lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is one member of a genus of 39 species of flowering plants of the mint family (Labiatae) that are considered “lavenders” and it is important not to confuse “true” lavender with other members […]

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The ART of Blending Essential Oils

Blending is the art of combining essential oils to make therapeutically effective mixtures to use in inhalations, massage oil, compresses, baths, and diffusions. Although a thorough knowledge of the actions and uses of individual oils as well as a knowledge of essential oil chemistry are necessary prerequisites for successful blending, blending is nonetheless an art […]

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Essential Oils for the Skin – Part 3

THE SKIN: Essential Oils are of benefit to the skin because their solubility in lipids draws them readily into the skin and allows them to diffuse and penetrate in the skin. Their antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, emollient, analgesic, and healing properties are of direct benefit, while calming, immunostimulating, detoxifying properties support the correction and healing of underlying […]

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Essential Oils for the Skin – Part 2

THE SKIN: Essential Oils are of benefit to the skin because their solubility in lipids draws them readily into the skin and allows them to diffuse and penetrate in the skin. Their antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, emollient, analgesic, and healing properties are of direct benefit, while calming, immunostimulating, detoxifying properties support the correction and healing of underlying […]

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Essential Oils for the Skin – Natural Help for Acne

THE SKIN: Essential Oils are of benefit to the skin because their solubility in lipids draws them readily into the skin and allows them to diffuse and penetrate in the skin. Their antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, emollient, analgesic, and healing properties are of direct benefit, while calming, immunostimulating, detoxifying properties support the correction and healing of underlying […]

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Tuberose Essential Oil

Our Tuberose Essential Oil (Botanical Name: Polianthes tuberosa) is pure and undiluted, extracted by the ancient method enfleurage using absolutely no chemical solvents. Tuberose Essential Oil is one of the most precious oils in the world and is renowned for its’ mesmerizing aroma and fragrance. The heavy, sometimes slightly spicy, tenacious and sweet-floral fragrance of […]

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