Vetiver

VETIVER vetiveria zizanioides Vetiver has been known as the “oil of tranquility” in India and Sri Lanka.  It is known for its uplifting, soothing, healing and calming properties.  Its aroma is […]

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Turmeric

TURMERIC curcuma longa Turmeric has been used for nearly 4,000 years, dating to the Vedic culture in India. It has a spicy, warm, earthy aroma.  It has been used to aid […]

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Thyme

THYME thymus vulgaris The Ancient Romans used thyme as a symbol of courage and they burned it in their homes to evoke the spirit of courage in those who inhaled […]

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Spikenard

SPIKENARD nardostachys jatamansi In ancient times, known as “nard,” spikenard was regarded as one of the most precious oils.  It is spoken of in Song of Solomon in the Bible.  It […]

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Sandalwood

Sandalwood santalum album Used in Ancient Chinese and Indian Ayurveda medicine, Sandalwood was known for it’s earthy, exotic, woody aroma. It has been used to treat infections, anxiety, depression and digestive issues.  It […]

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Rosemary

ROSEMARY rosmarinus officinalis Historically, Rosemary has been used as a tea to calm nerves and strengthen the mind and memory.  Rosemary was used as a symbol of remembrance on occasions such as weddings […]

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Rose

ROSE rosa damascene Throughout history, roses have been adored by both men and women. They have long been a symbol of purity and love which is likely the reason they are […]

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Roman Chamomile

ROMAN CHAMOMILE chamaemelum nobile With it’s sweet, slightly fruity aroma, roman chamomile has relaxing and calming properties.  It can bring a balance to the nervous, digestive and reproductive systems.  With it’s […]

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Peppermint

PEPPERMINT menta piperita There is evidence of peppermint being used in ancient China, Japan and Egypt.  It has a fresh, minty, herbaceous scent that is very refreshing.  Used for mental fatigue and […]

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Patchouli

PATCHOULI pogostemon cablin With its sweet, earthy, woody and exotic aroma, it will actually get better with age.  As it is extremely balancing and grounding, it will encourage supportive energy and […]

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Oregano

OREGANO origanum vulgare Ancient Greeks used oregano as a remedy for poison and to help skin infections, digestive disease and treating respiratory issues.  It was used in the treatment of fungal infections, […]

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Ylang-Ylang

YLANG-YLANG cananga adorata Ancient lore says the ylang-ylang flowers were soaked in coconut oil and once the aroma was absorbed, they were used to prevent fever and infectious diseases. With it’s […]

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Myrrh

MYRRH commiphora myrrha Little used in this day and age but very powerful, myrrh has been used for more than 4,000 years because of its health benefits and properties.  It has an […]

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Melissa

MELISSA melissa officinalis   Also known as lemon balm, melissa has been used for brain health, strengthening memory and easing panic and anxiety.  Although it is a member of the mint family, it […]

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Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

MELALEUCA (Tea Tree) melaleuca alternifolia Well known for its antiseptic properties, melaleuca has been used for thousands of years.  It is found in everything from soaps and lotions to household disinfectants.  […]

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Lemongrass

LEMONGRASS cymbopogon flexuosus Lemongrass, with its sweet, lemony, cool aroma, has been used to relieve muscle aches, fight bacteria, aid digestion and to repel insects. It is used to relieve headaches […]

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Lavender

LAVENDER   lavandula angustifolia Lavender’s history goes back more than 2,500 years.  The Romans used it for bathing, perfume, their hair and to scent the air.  It is the most common essential […]

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Juniper Berry

JUNIPER BERRY juniper communis  With its balsamic, piney and woody aroma, juniper berry is a powerful detoxifier and can boost the immune system.  It can be used to reduce joint pain from arthritis […]

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Holy Basil

HOLY BASIL tulsi Holy Basil, has a history of being a sacred plant and has many therapeutic properties. It has a rich, minty and spicy aroma.  It has been used to relieve joint pain, reduce […]

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Helichrysum

HELICHRYSUM helichrysum italicum Helichrysum, with its fresh, soft, earthy but slightly sweet scent, has so many therapeutic properties it is a must-have for the medicine cabinet.  It has the ability to improve […]

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Grapefruit

GRAPEFRUIT citrus x paradise Grapefruit has a clean, fresh scent that is uplifting and quite popular in aromatherapy.  It is capable in the elimination of toxins by stimulating the lymphatic […]

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Ginger

GINGER  zingiber officinale Ginger has been used for thousands of years in folk medicine and Chinese medicine. It is a common ingredient in Asian dishes due to its hot, fragrant flavor.  […]

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Geranium

GERANIUM   pelargonium graveolens Geranium use dates back to early Egypt where it was used to beautify the skin.  It has a beautifully fresh, sweet, floral aroma.  It is a powerful […]

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Frankincense

FRANKINCENSE boswellia frereana boswellia carterii boswellia sacra Frankincense is likely best known as one of the three gifts the Magi bestowed on the baby Jesus.  A very prized oil, it […]

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Fir Needle, Balsam

FIR NEEDLE, BALSAM abies balsamea     Fir needle has a fresh, piney and woody scent.  Native Americans used the balsam fir tree for a large variety of herbal medicines.  Its […]

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Fennel

FENNEL foeniculum vulgare Fennel has been used since the Middle Ages and history has it that warriors consumed it before battle to make them strong and courageous.  This fresh, sweet, […]

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Eucalyptus

EUCALYPTUS eucalyptus radiata Based on folklore the Aborigines used eucalyptus to heal cuts and wounds by placing the leaves on them to kill any infection and speed healing. It has […]

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Cypress

CYPRESS cupressus sempervirens Cypress is said to be the wood used for the cross Jesus was crucified on. Some say it was a mix of cypress, cedar, and pine. Whichever […]

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Cumin

CUMIN cuminum cyminum       This strong spice has been used since Ancient times as both a spice and medicine. It is a Middle Eastern spice known as one of […]

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Clove

  CLOVE eugenia caryophyllata Clove has a sweet, spicy and very fragrant. Due to its high antioxidant score, ranked #1 among herbs and spices, Clove has an abundance of therapeutic […]

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Clary Sage

CLARY SAGE salvia sclarea Clary Sage, with it’s wonderful, musky yet sweet and a bit nutty aroma is one of the top essential oils for balancing hormones, especially in women […]

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Cedarwood

CEDARWOOD cedrus atlantica Cedarwood has been used since ancient times and helps ward off insects and moths. Many young women in the 1700 and 1800’s had hope chests, either made […]

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Cassia

CASSIA cinnamomum cassia Cassia was often used in anointing oils and was used in the holy anointing of Moses in the Bible (Exodus 30:23).  Cassia is from the same botanical family […]

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Cardamom

Cardamom elettaria cardamomun Cardamom can be traced to the 16th Century BC where it is mentioned in one of the oldest known medical documents. It was used in Ancient Greece […]

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Black Pepper

BLACK PEPPER piper nigrum    There is evidence of black pepper going back to 2000 BC in India. It was very popular in ancient Greece and Rome, even appearing in […]

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Birch

Birch betula lenta Birch essential oil has a long history of use with sore and fatigued muscles. Native Americans took birch for many various digestive issues including diarrhea and indigestion. It […]

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Bergamot

Bergamot citrus bergamia Bergamot has a sweet floral aroma with a hint of lemon.  Earl Grey tea gets it unique flavor from Bergamot.  It is used for relief of anxiety, […]

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Basil, Sweet

Basil, Sweet ocimum basilicum Sweet basil is used in both cooking and medicine. This sweet, warm, spicy and herbaceous aroma is used, not only to favor many recipes but to […]

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Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy?? It’s just not natural. I have to do what?  Yikes, you have been told you need to have a colonoscopy. Well, been there!  When I heard that my […]

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Toxins: Don’t Let Them Fool You!

Here, there and everywhere! Toxins are everywhere.  Don’t we hear that all the time?  They hide in plain sight.  If we aren’t paying attention, we’ll get more than we bargained […]

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Lessons I Learned From My GPS

What could a GPS possibly teach anyone? I bet you are thinking, what could she possibly be talking about.  Well, we set our GPS for directions to a specific location.  The […]

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Am I Communicating in a Way to Help My Relationships?

Whether it is marriage, friendship, family or work. Every area of our life requires communication.  What exactly is communication? I know we all think it is talking but is that […]

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Mouthwash

What is the benefit of using mouthwash? Smile, laugh and be more confident talking to your friends.  Bad breath is the worst, but along with brushing your teeth, mouthwash is like […]

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Easy But Powerful Household Cleaner – All Purpose

For Kitchen and Bathroom:  4 ounces white vinegar (if you have granite countertops replace with 70% isopropyl alcohol as vinegar can damage the granite) 10 drops lemon oil 10 drops […]

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Why Should We Care About Good Nutrition?

Good nutrition is having the nutrients we need for our body to be healthy. The nutrients come from the foods we eat.  For example, from an orange, our body receives folate (vitamin B9), potassium, thiamin […]

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The Most Wonderful Body Butter

Body butter, there is nothing like it! In the winter we have dry skin from the cold, windy, dry weather.  In the summer we have dry skin from being in […]

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