Category Archive: Essential Oils

Jun 10

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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Jan 24

Aromatherapy Basics – Inhalation, Ingestion and Massage

Getting started with aromatherapy? Here’s a little primer for the beginning to intermediate student of this practice, with some important notes about essential oil safety – There are three traditional methods of using essential oils for ‘aromatherapy’, which have been termed the English, French and German models. Aromatherapy Massage The English model consists of what …

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Jan 01

Getting Started With Aromatherapy – Easy Ways to Enjoy Essential Oils

Beginning ‘bona fide’ aromatherapy, beyond burning a scented candle or soaking with a pleasing pre-packaged bath salt blend, can be a little daunting to many people. All those little bottles of pricey liquids, electric contraptions, and fancy-sounding blends – how does one actually use essential oils to improve their health, happiness and well-being? It’s easier …

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Nov 08

What Are Pure Essential Oils – An Aromatherapy Primer

As the interest in aromatherapy grows for those interested in alternative health, wellness, and fitness, many folks ask “what are essential oils” and “how do they differ from other oils like olive oil, coconut and the like”? This brief primer should help clarify the matter, and get you started in the wonderful world of aromatherapy. …

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Sep 08

Beautiful Skin Naturally – Essential Oil Blends for Mature Skin Care

It’s no surprise several of the world’s finest formulas for beautifying mature skin contain natural essential oils. Therapeutic grade essential oils used in aromatherapy are each selected for their distinctive healing action; many oils are specifically indicated for skin healing and healthy skin maintenance. Of greatest interest here are the oils known for their tissue …

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Sep 07

Using the Magic of Rose Essential Oil – Aromatherapy Healing For the Mind, Body and Soul

The Rose has been an enduring symbol of love and beauty throughout history. The flower itself is beautifully complex, with deep hues, luxuriant petals, and an Absolutely wonderful aroma. This same beauty is found in the aromatic oils made from Rose flowers. Not only is the smell sweet, rich and distinctive, but it so happens …

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Sep 06

Lavender Essential Oil – A Cornerstone of Aromatherapy For Your Family

Interest and motivation for creating a completely ‘green’ household is on the rise as awareness grows of the many potential hazards in the synthetic chemicals found in our modern lifestyles. Here are a few tips on going green by going ‘purple’, with the extremely versatile essential oil of Lavender. The flowering, fragrant purple tops of …

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Aug 21

Peppermint and Lemon Aromatherapy Foot Bath Recipe

Simple peppermint and lemon aromatherapy foot bath recipe for tired feet will lift depression, relieve stress and aid relaxation. An aromatherapy foot bath is effective and easy to do at home – real DIY stress relief. Here are our favourite ways of using a peppermint and lemon aromatherapy foot bath recipe with essential oils to …

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Feb 11

Try lavender to relax into bridal bliss

(ARA) – It seems that lavender, or the scent of it, is everywhere – candles, hand lotions, shampoo, bath gel, air freshener, even laundry detergent. It’s the most widely used and best-selling essential oil. Why is lavender so popular? According to Tim Blakley, aromatherapy author and educator, pure lavender essential oils offer benefits for the …

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Feb 10

Go Green This Spring Cleaning Season with Homemade Aromatherapy Cleaners

Make Your Own Cleaning Solutions and Save Money (ARA) – 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 …

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