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What Essential Oils Can Help Ease My Fibromyalgia?

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Fibromyalgia is a terrible condition that more and more people are suffering from. It is hard to find good information because while it has been around a long time, the condition has only recently been  named and studied so not as much is written about it in aromatherapy. Also, what is probably worse, they still don’t know what causes fibromyalgia. It could ... Read More »

Pain Relief with Essential Oils: Sciatica, Muscle, and Joints

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Are you in pain? For how much of your time? So many people have aches and pains associated with injuries, or conditions like Fibromyalgia, Sciatica, Arthritis, or Plantar Fasciitis and they all desperately want relief. When used correctly, Essential oils can Read More »

Angelica Root Oil, Some Uses

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With a long history of use as a medicinal plant, Angelica Root seeds were reputed to give protection from the Plague. It’s healing powers were so great, the plant was considered to be from divine origin, hence the botanical name Angelica archangelica. Angelica Root essential oil is extracted from the root and the scent has a delicate, herbal, slightly minty feel to ... Read More »

Cassia Oil, Some Uses

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Cassia oil is interesting. The botanical name is Cinnamomum cassia. This oil is the less expensive alternative to Cinnamon Bark so it is often called “poor man’s Cinnamon.”  The thick bark of the tree has to be removed carefully to keep it from curling like cinnamon does and the oil is extracted from the leaves, bark, and twigs. The scent of ... Read More »

Treating Arthritis with Essential Oils

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Arthritis is a disease millions of people suffer from every day. While it’s pretty rare that anyone has been able to cure it, arthritis can be treated and controlled. The use of essential oils is one of the best and safest ways to treat and control the pain caused by arthritis. There are two types of pain–acute and chronic–which affect the systems of the body. Acute ... Read More »

German Chamomile Oil, Some Uses

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German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is distilled from the dried flowers of the plant. It’s actually rather fascinating. The flowers are harvested just as they begin to bloom and then dried to preserve the active ingredients. Only then are they distilled. Like Blue Tansy and Yarrow, German Chamomile also contains the compound azulene, which makes the oil blue in color. German Chamomile has a pungent ... Read More »

Marjoram Oil, Some Uses

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Marjoram (Origanum marjorana L.), also called Sweet marjoram, is a traditional culinary herb. It is thought that a species of marjoram is the biblical herb “hyssop.” The oil has a spicy, woody scent to it and when you breathe it in deeply, you feel your face relax just a little bit. Aromatic influences: Peace and sleep. May calm emotions, provide comfort during ... Read More »

Bay Leaf Oil, Some Uses

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Bay Leaf oil (Laurus nobilis), AKA “Laurel Leaf” oil, comes from the Laurel tree which was also used to fashion the laurel wreath of ancient Greece, a symbol of highest status. It is also a popular culinary herb. Bay leaf oil has a pungent, young, fresh aroma. Definite spicy undertones but it grows sweeter as it evaporates. Aromatic influences: Promotes the fire of creativity and ... Read More »

Coriander Oil, Some Uses

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The leaves of this plant are used in cooking, Cilantro. The seeds provide the essential oil, Coriander (Coriandrum sativum). It has a pleasant scent and is often used for a deodorant. Aromatic influences: Revitalizing, refreshing, and comforting. Calming, soft, and warming. Helps dark moods and coldness towards others. Combines well with: Clary Sage, Bergamot, Jasmine, Neroli, Petitgrain Bigarade, Citronella, Sandalwood, Cypress, Pine, ... Read More »

Treating Carpal Tunnel with Essential Oils

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is annoying and painful and usually not quite bad enough to need really aggressive treatment but bad enough to just really bug you. CTS is pressure on the median nerve — the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. It can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in ... Read More »