Tag: Essential Oils

The History of Herbal Medicine and Essential Oils

The history of essential oils is intertwined with the history of herbal medicine, which in turn has been an integral part of magical practices. Herbal medicine has been used for more than treating minor ailments and disease; it has been instrumental in providing life-enhancing…

The Medicinal Properties and Health Benefits of Violets.

Violets have been known throughout history as a healing herb. An example that was proven by research was that Viola odorata contains phenolic glycosides, flavonoids, saponins, alkaloids, mucilage, and tannins among other things. These compounds work in several ways to cure ailments. Violets have…

Rosemary Lore

Rosmarinus officinalis Also, Known As: Compass Weed Dew of the Sea Garden Rosemary Incensier Mary’s Mantle Mi-tieh-hsiang Old Man Polar Plant Rosemary Rosemary Plant Rosmarinus officinalis L. (family Lamiaceae), is also known as rosemary. This herb is an evergreen shrub, with lovely aromatic linear…

Full Moon in Leo

Tonight at 5:27 am PST we have a Full Moon in Leo, a Full Lunar Eclipse, a Super Moon, a Blue Moon and a Blood Moon. That is a lot of Moon! And we all know that the Moon rules our emotions so be aware over…

Desert Tortoise Botanical – DesertTortoiseBotanicals.com

DesertTortoiseBotanicals.com Source: Desert Tortoise Botanical – DesertTortoiseBotanicals.com Handcrafted – The Indigenous Peoples of the Sonoran desert taught the making of effective remedies through the combination of specific herbs and emotional intent.  Additionally, waste was never allowed so they made them in small batches.  Today, we honor…

Vetiver Lore

Vetiveria zizanioides Also, Known As: Cuscus Khas Khas Vetiver Vetivert Vetiver (botanical name Vetiveria zizanioides) belongs to the grass family, which also includes sorghum, maize, sugarcane as well as lemongrass. This plant has had an irregular history, as it was given no less than 11 names in four…

AroMagic Essential Oils – Sage Goddess

Source: AroMagic Essential Oils – Sage Goddess Each carefully crafted AroMagic Essential Oil is infused with the powerful energy of a clear quartz crystal Everything – including you and me and all the things around us – is energy, constantly moving and vibrating on…

Our Five Favorite Essential Oils for a Healthy Sleep

For some people, it takes about ten seconds from their head hitting the pillow before they’re fast asleep and dreaming. But for others, sleep can prove to be an elusive state of being that they can never quite get to, no matter how hard they try….

Essential Oils

If you pass through the natural health aisles of your local grocery store, you’re likely to see small glass bottles of curious liquids with poignant aromas that could fill a room. Scents like lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree oil and orange line the shelves next…

When Cold and Flu Season Arrives

These two recipes are prepared as teas but are not taken in your teacup – they help with the discomfort of flu season in other ways. Winter Inhalation This traditional herbal steam helps open your sinuses, discourages bacterial and viral growth, and reduces pain…

Medicinal Herb: Lavender {Lavandula officinalis syn. L. angustifolia}

Also, Known As: Common Lavender Garden Lavender Lavender Spike Lavender Sweet Lavender True Lavender The shrubby herbal plant called the lavender is a common sight in the South Europe. The lavender is also cultivated and grown in many other places, especially the southern and…

Medicinal Herbs: Clary Sage

Clary Sage {Salvia sclarea} Clary Sage is an ancient herb that has been used by many cultures to medicate the eyes and treat a variety of diseases. This biennial member of the mint family, Lamiaceae, is native to the northern Mediterranean, parts of North…

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