Tag: Lavender

July in the Flower Garden

Mid summer in the garden is the time when you can take some time to relax and admire the fruits of the your labour. The flower borders are in full bloom and the garden is buzzing with life. However, even in the smallest garden there is still plenty to do, from making sure containers and …

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Using Lavender for Serenity and Health

Lavandula, commonly known as lavender, is having a moment. Lavender lattes are showing up on the hippest coffee shop menus all over the world, and with reason. The plant renowned for perfuming the southern French countryside and relaxing millions of people worldwide is easy to find and easy to grow, provided you have the right …

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How to Make Lemongrass Lavender Laundry Soap

I love to make my own laundry soap! Not only is it economical, but I feel good using a product that won’t harm my family or the environment and it smells heavenly! I buy all of the ingredients, accept the essential oils right at my local grocery store. I live in a very small town, …

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Spa in the Garden: Growing Fragrant Plants

The use of aromatic herbs and plants for medicinal purpose dates back to the early Egyptian era. Romans and Greeks also constructed aromatic gardens in the early years for their timeless beauty and fragrance. Aromatherapy is quite effective and popular to date and people do not mind spending money for the therapeutic effects of fragrant …

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How to Make DIY Essential Oil Room Spray to Enhance Your Mood

After a long day we all need to relax and unwind. Instead of a sitting down with a glass of wine, do something better for your body and mind; use aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the art of using essential oils to benefit you both physically and mentally. These essential oils are distilled from various plant materials …

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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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8 Amazing Aromatherapy Essential Oils with Everyday Uses

Centuries after the ancient Egyptians used aromatherapy, the practice is still being used. Whether you burn a candle, warm a few drops of oil, or massage the oils onto your skin, aromatherapy promotes physical and mental well-being.  With so many essential oils out there to choose from, finding the perfect aroma may be daunting; but …

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5 Aromatherapy Scents for Relaxation and Sleep

There are few things more frustrating than not being able to get to sleep. After a long day of accomplishing whatever life has put in front of us for the day, be that working in the office, out on the slopes, or home with the children, we all need to be able to unwind then …

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Lavender Chai Latte

by Sharon Palmer, MSFS, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian Lavender is not only fragrant and pretty—it is edible. Lavender can offer a floral, herbal taste and aroma to many recipes, such as this delicately spiced beverage. Filled with chai tea, coffee, soymilk, dried lavender flowers and just a touch of agave, you can enjoy this relaxing beverage as a much …

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Essential Oils To Ease The Heat

Tis the season for trips to the beach, picnics in the park, and enjoying the great outdoors. There is also a price to be paid for our summertime frolics. Too much fun in the sun can cause sunburn; too many barbecues can upset the stomach; and pesky flying insects abound. Aromatherapy is the fun and …

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