Archive for the 'EOs for the Body/Mind/Spirit' Category

We have lots of carrier oils to choose from when selecting one for a massage or for diluting an oil to take internally.  There is a wide variety plus some other infused or macerated oils such as Calendula and St. Johns Wort. The variety of vegetable oils available to a newcomer can seem a little […]

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The whole purpose of carrier oils is of course “to carry” or act as a vehicle for administering essential oils to the skin or to take them internally.  Some essential oils are simply too “hot” for the skin and should be safely diluted to prevent redness and burning. Or if an essential oil is used in […]

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I am attending the American Holistic Nurses Association’s annual conference, an organization that I have been a member of for the past 21 years. Through the years I have seen a gradual opening to  researching and embracing new forms of holistic health care  in the nursing field. Nurses are advocates for patient care and in […]

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Headaches are a common symptom of fibromyalgia. In fact, more than 50% of people whith fibromyalgia suffer from constant headaches or migraines. There are a number of interesting theories as to why people with fibromyalgia suffer from so many headaches. Many of these theories rest on the the idea that the same dysfunction that causes […]

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Complementary medicine actually holds more promise for fibromyalgia sufferers than traditional allopathic medicine. This is a disease that affects body/mind/spirit and needs to be treated as such. The benefits of complementary medicine is actually the fact that it does not include pharamaceutical interventioins or surgery which both have serious side effects and do nothing for […]

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We know that many of our cosmetics are not good for us since they contain many petrochemicals, so how can essential oils help us to have a really good complexion? First step is is to throw away your cosmetics–unless they are completely natural. Many essential oils are actually very good for the skin but need […]

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Copal or Copaiba is an amazing essential oil that comes from the jungles of Brazil. It is from the plant Copaifera reticulata. Copal is the only essential oil which is not steam distilled – it’s tapped sustainably from the heartwood of the tree, so it’s still “living” when it is extracted! It’s never been sold in the […]

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Yes, you read correctly–the three oils given by the Magi as gifts fitting for the Christ child were frankincense, myrrh and liquid gold, better known as balsam fir. Research shows that these three essential oils were found in King Tutankhamen’s grave when it was opened in 1922. So in ancient times, these were considered oils fit […]

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Recently I have been putting together our application to renew our status as an approved school of aromatherapy. That has required me to go through our curriculum piece by piece and examine how we present information about nature’s medicines–the essential oils. Whether I am looking at the history of aromatics or the chemistry of oils, […]

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Yes I know, after the holidays lots of people have picked up a few unnecessary pounds and when their clothes get tight–it’s time to think about the gym or walking or exercising. Let’s face it–“diet” will always be a four-lettered word that is most distasteful. What if I told you how to create your own weight loss program that involves pleasant […]

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