Lavender and Aromatherapy

Lavender is one of those scents that have the power to evoke the senses.  Most notably, feelings of relaxation and well-being.  In fact, it was long believed that Cleopatra's secret weapon, in love, was Lavender. Calm and refreshing it’s not surprising the word Lavender in Latin (Lavoie) means for wash or bathe.  Because of its … Continue reading Lavender and Aromatherapy

The Practice of Aromatic Alchemy

When we approach an essential oil with concentration and mindfulness it begins to reveal hidden dimensions of beauty, power, and intelligence that are not ordinarily noticed. As we integrate these new perceptions into a greater awareness of our own physiological reactions to the plant’s essence, we begin to understand how we are deeply connected to … Continue reading The Practice of Aromatic Alchemy

GIFTING WITH INTENTION: HERBAL DIY

So much of the holidays get lost behind the buying and gifting that it's easy to lose sight of the fact that this time of year is about love, family, and doing good in the world. Gifting with intention has been our goal when it comes to thinking about the holidays, and it seems especially … Continue reading GIFTING WITH INTENTION: HERBAL DIY

Aromatherapy Oils for Summer

Dinners at dusk, afternoon barbecues, and sleeping under the stars happen to be as inviting to bugs and mosquitoes as they are to vacationers. Fear not: There are lots of oils that will keep you bite-free—and plenty that will prevent you from smelling like an exterminator. My power players for summer are ones that are … Continue reading Aromatherapy Oils for Summer

Aromatherapy with Damask Rose Essence Reduces Pain Caused by Treatment of Burn Injuries

Damask Rose (Rosa damascena, Rosaceae) Aromatherapy Burns Pain The severe pain of serious burns is exacerbated by the need to clean, debride, and redress wounds daily. Pain control is important in healing and recovery from burns, with narcotic and non-narcotic drugs most commonly used. Adverse effects and/or increased tolerance may limit their efficacy. Aromatherapy is … Continue reading Aromatherapy with Damask Rose Essence Reduces Pain Caused by Treatment of Burn Injuries

Relaxation Techniques: When Can They Be Used?

Everyone experiences stress in one form or another, but the way that it affects each person differs. Some people may need to reduce their stress, and relaxation techniques are one option for doing this. In stressful episodes, the nervous system is forced into a "fight or flight" response. This response triggers the release of certain … Continue reading Relaxation Techniques: When Can They Be Used?

Aromatherapy: Neroli {Citrus aurantium}

Neroli essential oil is obtained from the flowers of the Seville orange trees. This essential is obtained by water distilling the orange blossoms since they are very fragile and, hence, cannot undergo the steam distillation process. The aroma of neroli essential oil has a lot of resemblance to bergamot. Neroli essential oil possesses an invigorating and typical, zesty fragrance with … Continue reading Aromatherapy: Neroli {Citrus aurantium}

AROMATIC MEDICINE: INTERNAL DOSING OF ESSENTIAL OILS

If aromatherapy is a frequently misunderstood profession then the specialization of aromatic medicine is so out there we could be discussing Xeno botany here. But we're not talking about plant life on other planets, this is a unique branch of botanical medicine that employs volatile aromatic plant extracts in internal dose forms. What is Aromatic Medicine? … Continue reading AROMATIC MEDICINE: INTERNAL DOSING OF ESSENTIAL OILS

Aromatherapy Herb Garden & How to Guarantee Your Garden Starts off on the Right Foot.

One of the aspects we enjoy about growing herbs is the scent. Aroma is very evocative, and aromatherapy is growing in importance today. This garden has been designed not to create one's own oils, which is a complex process, but to have those aromas around that help our everyday lives, and to make an attractive … Continue reading Aromatherapy Herb Garden & How to Guarantee Your Garden Starts off on the Right Foot.

Aromatherapy Healing ~ Aromatherapy Techniques.

In various subtle ways, you probably already use aromatherapy. When you make a tea made from a fragrant herb {such as peppermint or chamomile} or toss such herbs into your bath, you are extracting the herb's essential oils into the water. Likewise, when you make recipes from this website that use fragrant herbs, you are … Continue reading Aromatherapy Healing ~ Aromatherapy Techniques.