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Treating Croup with Essential Oils

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It’s so heartbreaking to listen to your child with croup. The sharp, barky cough and the wheezing breath is so painful and you wish you could just take it instantly away. Croup is a viral infection which causes the 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 »

Use essential oils to help you sleep

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“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 »

Essential Oils for Children

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A common question asked is what essential oils are not safe to use topically on children? As it changes according to age, it’s much easier to say  which ones are safe for each age, rather than which ones are not. Once they are age 12, you can use the oils as you would for an adult. You must make sure you ... Read More »

Holy Basil Oil, Some Uses

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Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum  or Ocimum tennuiflorum) usually comes out of India. The leaves of the plant would be placed on the faces, eyes, ears, and chests of Indian Holy men, Brahmins, when they died, to aid their passage from this world into the next. It has a strong, bright scent with Read More »

Balsam of Peru Oil, Some Uses

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Balsam of Peru (Myroxylon balsamum var. pereira) It’s actually closely related to Tolu Balsam (Myroxylon balsamum var. balsamum) and they can be interchanged in recipes. Balsam of Peru comes from the resin produced by the Peru Balsam tree, an evergreen tree native to Central America. It’s also called “Black Balsam” and “Indian Balsam”.  The oil is Read More »

Ajowan Seed Oil, Some Uses

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Ajowan Seed (Trachyspermum ammi) oil is not a very well known oil. The plant comes from the Asian region, mainly India, and the seeds have a long history of us in curry powder. The oil is extremely similar to Thyme oil, even down to the scent. I actually have a hard time telling the difference. The only way I can tell the ... Read More »

Treating Migraines with Essential OIls

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Migraines are the most debilitating kind of headache possible. They are so much more than a bad headache. If you have never had one, I hope you never do. But for those of us who do suffer from them, I commiserate with you. They are awful. FYI: There is a migraine awareness group, M.A.G.N.U.M., that you may find helpful. A ... Read More »

Dill Seed Oil, Some Uses

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Early Americans would chew dill seeds during church to inhibit their appetite. (7) Dill Seed oil (Anethum graveolens) is often used for digestive issues as well as for colic in babies. And there is only one way to describe the scent. It smells exactly like pickles! Aromatic influences: Calms stomach. Reduces stress and promotes restful sleep. Clears the mind and sharpens ... Read More »

Eucalyptus globulus and radiata Oils, Some Uses

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Eucalyptus has a long history of medicinal use, including the Australian aborigines, who would bind serious wounds with Eucalyptus leaves. There are several different types of Eucalyptus essential oil. This article will be about both Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus globulus)and Eucalyptus radiata (Eucalyptus radiata). They are very similar in properties, though Radiata is considered the most therapeutic. Globulus has a warm, wet dandelion ... Read More »