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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — D — using essential oils for depression

Nowadays, use of alternative and complementary therapies with mainstream medicine has gained momentum. Aromatherapy is one of the complementary therapies which use essential oils as the major therapeutic agents to treat several diseases. The essential or volatile oils are extracted from the flowers, barks, stem, leaves, roots, fruits and other parts of the plant by… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — D — using essential oils for depression

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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — C — chamomile

The word Chamomile comes from the Greek meaning “ground apple”, probably because of its apple-like fragrance.  The Romans used Chamomile for incense. Roman Chamomile gained its name, not from ancient Rome, but because a 19th century plant collector found some growing on the ruins of the coliseum in Rome.  Chamomile was used in ancient Egypt… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — C — chamomile

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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — B — Bergamot

Bergamot oil was a key remedy in Italian folk medicine and from the 16th century appeared in a number of European herbals as a febrifuge and antiseptic. It became popular as a perfume in Napoleonic times and was a key ingredient of the classical toilet water Eau-de-Cologne. It is still used in perfumery today as… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — B — Bergamot

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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — A — Argan (carrier oil)

African folklore tells us the story of how the Argan tree’s significance was first developed. According to legend, in times of severe poverty, bloody feuds and disease, man spent his days and nights in prayers, hoping to someday discover the root of evil and path to salvation. As time passed, the evil maintained and people… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — A — Argan (carrier oil)

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Make your own hand sanitizer

For those getting frantic for hand sanitizer to ease your mind but can't find any at the store, I've come across a recipe to make your own. This is from Lisa Taormino RN, BSN, ASN, BS, which came to me from Penn Herbs email newsletter: If you're running into empty shelves when you go shopping… Continue reading Make your own hand sanitizer

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Thursday Inspiration 45 — Phantom Dusk

The name Loretta Divine was known across the globe as creator of the famous #1 men's cologne Phantom Dusk. The haunting dusky scent was from an essential oil recipe that only Loretta knew and was produced only by her. Its scarcity drove prices into the astronomical range. Each year department stores would have an annual… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 45 — Phantom Dusk

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dVerse — quadrille 97 — Breathe the Stars

“Essential oils are like little packages of positivity.” – Valerie Ann Worwood, from The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (2016) Build dreampaths that are Blessed, mindful; balancing Hills and holes along the way, A journeyed setting of the stage For living to bloom. Essential oils of geranium, grapefruit, Petitgrain and… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille 97 — Breathe the Stars