Category: Aromatherapy

Now Remember Rosemary

Mad Ophelia tells us: “There’s Rosemary, that’s for remembrance”. In Shakespeare’s day it was common knowledge that rosemary helped one remember. Today, as then, herbalists agree: “For weyknesse of ye brayne, sethe rosemaria in wyne and keep ye heed warme”. The leaves of this tough, evergreen shrub, are valued for both medicinal and culinary uses. …

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Essential Oils to Relieve Common Problems

There are many types of essential oils available at your local health food store, but what exactly can you do with them? If you’re unfamiliar with their versatile uses, the Canadian Health Food Association recommends trying these essential oils to help with three common problems. Chamomile oil to relieve tight muscles and tension. We’re all …

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Aromatherapy’s Role in the Home

Home is the heart of the family, so of course you want to create a clean, comfortable, relaxing environment at home. Aromatherapy is a wonderfully natural and effective way do this. Here are some aromatherapy cleaning recipes and a guide to some common essential oils that are wonderful for mood enhancement. Aromatherapy for Cleaning There …

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Aromatherapy’s Role in an Easier Pregnancy

Pregnancy is both a wonderful time and an also a time for stress and apprehension.  Aromas have a powerful effect on our bodies and can influence our emotional state.  Aromatherapy roughly translates as “treatment with scents.”  It is the practice of using essential oils as a therapy to go with the program your doctor has …

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Aromatherapy for Boosting Your Immune System

Aromatherapy is a safe, natural, proven way in which to boost your immune system. For thousands of years people have been using essential oils for exactly that. There are many essential oils for you to choose from which will help protect your immune system. This article will talk about stress and the immune system. Stress …

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Aromatherapy Bath Basics

Aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted from natural plants and the term means “treatment using scents.”  Using botanical oils such as rose, lemon, lemon, and peppermint can change your mood, ease fatigue, promote relaxation, and relieve stress.  Aromatherapy has been used for over 6,000 years, but the term was not used until 1930 when the word …

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Go Green This Spring Cleaning Season with Homemade Aromatherapy Cleaners

Make Your Own Cleaning Solutions and Save Money Is your spring cleaning really as clean as you think it is? Spring cleaning is supposed to be a ritual of purging the accumulated dirt, germs and odor from a winter-weary home to create a clean and healthy living space. Unfortunately, the often caustic and toxic ingredients …

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Mother’s Day Craft: Whimsical Bath Salt Bottles

You have probably seen these at countless children’s festivals or even in stores.  Those nice jars filled with colored sand to create a little 3D art piece.  There are actually two ways to make these; you can layer the colors vertically or horizontally, as a work of art that can be used for a relaxing …

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Holiday Scents Boost Holiday Spirits

What pops into your head when you think about holidays? Sugarplums? Or do you see yourself trying to balance work and family with gifts, baking and parties? You’re not alone. But there is a way to both enhance the holidays and comfort yourself during a hectic holiday season — aromatherapy. Aromatherapy uses pure essential oils …

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