Archive for the 'essential Oil education' Category

Young Living has come out with a brand new roll-on essential oil that has become my newest favorite oil–Stress Away. I carry it in my pocket wherever I go, and I make sure that it is with me on airplaines, in traffic and just plain working at my desk writing. It has an amazing fragrance […]

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The ocotea tree lies deep in the amazon basin of Ecuador and is related to the cinnamon species. It’s not like any common cinnamon tree though and as for it’s chemistry, has only about 5% cinnamaldehyde as compared to 50% or higher in cinnamon bark oil.  That means ocotea will produce far less skin sensitivity than cinnamon […]

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St. John’s Wort or Hypericum perforatum, is an infused oil meaning the flowers are gathered at a certain time of the year and placed in a carrier oil until the essential essence of the plant oozes out into that carrier oil. This is a plant of many faces. Some regard it as a wildflower, others […]

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Calendula officinalis is more commonly known as “marigold flowers.” It has been made into an infused oil for centuries and used to soothe red, irritated and sensitive skin or for maintaining joint mobility in later life. For many, calendula works miracles on dry and chapped hands, and is an effective treatment for facial thread veins. […]

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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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Tamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum) is a traditional remedy with a history of native use in Polynesia and Southeast Asia. Only in the past few years has tamanu oil begun to penetrate the European and US Markets, primarily in the cosmetic sectors. This oil has actually been studied in hospitals and by researchers in Europe, Asia, and […]

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If you looked at the chemistry of myrrh essential oil you would guess that it is phototoxic because it has furanoid compounds which are known to cause phototoxicity. But on the contrary, the Ancient Egyptians used myrrh oil liberally on their skin to protect against the harsh desert sun. Myrrh Oil Was One of the […]

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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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I’m on my way to New Jersey where I will meet more than forty students who are eagerly awaiting the third and final course in our certification in clinical aromatherapy program. This is a 240 hour course in all which means the students will have done a research project, read five books, completed homework booklets […]

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