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Meet our Essential Oils: Peppermint

Peppermint is a perennial herb that grows widely in Europe, North America, and Asia. This leafy plant grows close to the ground and produces smooth, dark green leaves with clusters of small pinkish lavender flowers. Originating in India, Peppermint has been used for centuries for its revitalizing properties. Steam distilled from the leaves of the mint plant, Peppermint Essential Oil creates a strong aromatic scent that has a fresh, cool, grassy-minty smell. This scent is invigorating to the senses t hat promotes energy and alertness. Peppermint is a refreshing and stimulating oil that is both soothing and enlightening. Peppermint Essential Oil has a cooling effect on the skin that is revitalizing and wonderful to the touch, due to its menthol...

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Meet our Essential Oils: Lavender

Lavender or Lavandula Angustifolia, is a full-bodied steam-distilled oil from the flowering tops of the Lavender plant. Known for its many uses, Lavender essential oil is world renowned as one of the world’s most popular and versatile oils, and for good reason!  Lavender has an incredibly sweet, floral, herbal scent and is also highly prized for its many therapeutic properties.   The smell of Lavender alone can help produce a calm, peaceful tranquil environment. Diffuse Lavender essential oil into the air before bedtime to promote peaceful sleep, or add Lavender to your favorite lotion or carrier oil to soothe the skin, and help unwind your senses. Once you try Lavender essential oil you’ll see exactly why it’s a favorite for...

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The Nature of Aromatherapy

Contrary to popular opinion, aromatherapy is not just about smelling things. The true definition of aromatherapy is much more specific: the use of essential oils for therapeutic or medical purposes.

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Three Methods to Use Essential Oils

Essential oils have 100s of uses listed below are just a few to get you started. Method: BATH Amount: Up to 8 drops Run the bath as usual, then add the drops of essential oil and swish the water around. Keep the bathroom door closed to keep the aroma in the room. Essential oils can be used in their concentrated form or diluted in a small amount of vegetable oil, milk, or milk powder. Diluted essential oils used in the bath are gentler to sensitive skin. Method: CLOTHING Amount: 1 or 2 drops Most essential oils will leave a mark on clothes so only use this method if absolutely necessary, and on clothes you are prepared to see damaged. This...

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How to Use Essential Oils

The study of where essential oils go when they are absorbed and how they are absorbed and eliminated by the body is called pharmacokinetics. Essential oils are absorbed into the body through digestion, through the “internal skin” lining of orifices, by olfaction, and through the external skin.  There is fairly heated debate as to how aromatherapy should be used. Some people believe the term aromatherapy means just that: inhalation. But, in many parts of the world, aromatherapy is often combined with touch, as the absorption of essential oils through the skin coupled with soothing touch (or warmth) may enhance and prolong their therapeutic effects. Some believe the sublingual, rectal, and vaginal routes of absorption are the most effective. Others believe...

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