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Essential Oils to Ease Holiday Stress

Submitted by Holly Dunbar, LMT, Herbalist Essential oils can be remarkably effective stress relievers. These concentrated plant extracts promote deeper breathing, stimulate the limbic system of the brain, and calm the nervous system. Essential oils can be utilized in a number of ways to ease stress: Added to a warm bath, mixed with carrier oil […]

Aromatherapy for Anti-Stress Support

What are essential oils? What exactly is aromatherapy? We are bombarded with the phrase plastered on everything from air fresheners to scented candles, yet most products advertised as such have nothing to do with this legitimate healing art. Aromatherapy is the application of pure plant oils, called essential oils, to positively affect the health of […]

Amazing & Versatile Lavender Oil

Lavender essential oil is one product I routinely recommend as a staple in one’s medicine chest. This small vial of essential oil, (as opposed to perfume oil), can provide relief to many common complaints, and can even be relied on as first aid in certain situations. Lavender essential oil is distilled most often from Lavendula […]

Natural Preparations for the Flu Season

As the flu season approaches, especially this year with predictions that it may be wide-spread, it is wise to do everything in one’s power to prevent getting sick. Besides the common sense good hygienic practices, enlisting the help of essential oils, herbs, and stress reduction will greatly reduce the odds of getting sick. Part 1 […]

Aromatherapy: Essential Oil Use in Clinical Practice

The word aromatherapy conjures for many a mere sensual experience, at best the ability of pleasant smelling things to make us feel better. The practice of aromatherapy does suffer from a bit of misnomer, and it’s misinterpretation, particularly in this country furthers the notion that this profound healing art is just about smelling flowery aromas. […]