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

Spruce was traditionally believed to possess the frequency of prosperity, relieving emotional blocks and bringing about a sense of balance and harmony in one’s life. The Lakota Indians used spruce to strengthen their ability to communicate with the Great Spirit and believed it would bring many blessings. I love the smell of spruce–it’s clean and fresh like […]

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Our next essential oil in our look at abundance is ginger. It was highly prized in ancient days and people felt it amplified the law of attraction. It brought abundance and wealth to one’s family.  Many will be familiar with the ginger root. We actually get the oil from steam distilling these roots. This is […]

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When I think of cloves, I recall my mother putting cloves on the top of a ham along with pineapple! It gave such a delicious spicy taste to the suculent meat. Tincture of cloves on the other hand has been used for centuries for skin infections like scabvies and athlete’s foot, for digestive upsets, intestinal […]

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Sweet orange essential oil comes from the peel of oranges that we are all familiar with. Now I don’t mean oranges that have been on the grocery shelves for the past six weeks–I mean the freshly picked oranges right from the tree. We get the oil through cold expression where the oil is literally squeezed […]

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The fragrance of pachouly or pachouli essential oil I must admit is not one of my most favorite oils. It’s a little too musky for my taste. However, legend has it that he who possesses pachouly is considered wealthy. For centuries it has been part of the traditional systems of medicine in Malysia, China and […]

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Frankincense was valued more than gold by both kings and peasants alike and was considered a sign of great wealth in the ancient world. The kings actually kept the location of their frankincese trees a secret for fear that thieves would find them. And when they did and were caught, their hands would be chopped off! […]

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January first is a great time to bend backwards in reflection on how things have gone and to bend forward in anticipation of better things to come. Everyone would agree that 2008 was not an economically great year for most people. Many lost jobs, homes and much more. We strain forward to hope that this […]

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Cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger–all familiar smells of cooking during the holidays. Whether you are baking cookies, breads or cakes, the aroma is a reminder of our childhood days when our mothers and grandmothers filled their homes with the smell of spice. In our modern life–baking may or may not find a slot in our busy […]

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Now that we are moving into the Christmas Season, we are listening to the “sounds” of Christmas in the music we play. What about the “smells” of Christmas? Spices, balsam and peppermint are favorites. Today, let’s take a look at a great blend called Chrstmas Spirit. This a wonderful blend of evergreen, citrus and spice […]

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The holidays can be stressful and for many, can be a blue time especially if they are missing loved ones or can’t be with family and friends for the holidays. Can essential oils help fill your days with joy? Most definitely. Let’s take a look at several oils known to raise our spirits and help […]

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