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Use essential oils to help you sleep

“But [Pooh] couldn’t sleep. The more he tried to sleep the more he couldn’t. He tried counting Sheep, which is sometimes a good way of getting to sleep, and, as that was no good, he tried counting Heffalumps. And that was worse. Because every Heffalump that he counted was making straight for a pot of Pooh’s honey, and eating it ... Read More »

Making Sachets with Essential Oils

I don’t just use essential oils to help me treat any particular issues, health or physical. I also use them because I like their scent. Don’t you? I find ways to make my clothes and my home smell like my favorite scents rather than commercial scents. Scented sachets help accomplish that very thing. They are something you should always have ... Read More »

Eucalyptus citriodora Oil, Some Uses

In North Africa, groves of Eucalyptus trees have been planted in swampy, unhealthy places for the  purpose of preventing the spread of malaria. Because it is such a strong insect repellent, it deters mosquitoes from breeding around the trees  and since malaria is spread by mosquitoes, that is an extremely effective and very environmentally friendly way of controlling and preventing ... Read More »

Peppermint Oil, Some Uses

All of the mints are closely related. Which is why there are so many varieties of mint, as they combine easily. In fact, Peppermint is now classified as a hybrid. It is the child of Spearmint breeding with Watermint and benefits greatly from the combining of both. Peppermint oil (Mentha piperita) has a sharp, crisp, energetic, minty herbal scent to it ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Mature Skin

When it comes to growing older, we also find our skin losing its elasticity and gaining wrinkles. It loses its brilliance and it gets harder to keep it hydrated and healthy. But don’t worry, there is hope! As part of our series on Aromatherapy Skin Care, this is the section on using essential oils to treat mature skin. Mature skin ... Read More »

Neroli Oil, Some Uses

Named after the princess of Nerola in Italy, who wore it as a perfume, Neroli oil (Citrus aurantium) comes from the flower of the bitter orange tree. The same tree that produces Petitgrain Bigrade oil. Neroli oil has a light, floral scent that has a slight tone of citrus. It’s quite lovely. Aromatic influences: Gentle, nurturing, comforting. Helps lessen deep-seated insecurities. ... Read More »

Black Pepper Oil, Some Uses

Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) not only warms the body but also re-energizes your system. The oil has a spicy, pungent aroma with a slightly sweet overtone that makes you smile. Aromatic influences: Motivate into action when feeling “stuck”, stimulating mental energy, feelings of courage, and bravery, particularly about speaking in public. Fiery, stimulating, and summery. Fortifying. Combines well with: Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, ... Read More »

Cinnamon Bark Oil, Some Uses

Oh Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)! Its sweet, oriental spice scent feels warm and invigorating. It makes you think of holidays,  hot chocolate and a fire in the fireplace. Aromatic influences: May promote physical energy, psychic awareness, and increasing one’s prosperity. Fiery, energizing, and strengthening. Combines well with: Frankincense, Myrrh, Orange, Lime, Tangerine, Red Mandarin, Ylang Ylang, Balsam of Peru, Clove Bud, Sandalwood, Lavender, Roman ... Read More »

Basics of Using Essential Oils with Chakras

We have been asked how to use essential oils with Chakras so here is a very basic overview of what Chakra therapy is and how to use essential oils with the therapy.  I invite any of you who are already trained in Chakra therapy to please share your experiences and knowledge! What Are Chakras The human body contains hundreds of ... Read More »