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All About Lavender Essential Oil

All About Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Scientific name: Lavandula angustifolia Mill. (Syn: L. officinalis L. vera DC.)Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)Lavender is a fragrant flowering plant that grows wild in the mountains of the Mediterranean region, between 1,970 and 3,940 feet above sea level. There...

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Essential Oils and Mental Health

Essential Oils and Mental Health

The Power of Aroma: How Essential Oils and Our Sense of Smell Can Support Mental HealthOur sense of smell is deeply connected to our emotions, memories, and overall mental health. When we inhale an aroma, scent molecules travel through the nose and stimulate the...

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Make Your Own Fire Cider

Make Your Own Fire Cider

How to make Fire CiderAs autumn sets in and the crisp chill of winter approaches, our bodies cry out for nourishing warmth and immune-bolstering support. Fire Cider is the perfect traditional herbal preparation to answer this seasonal call. Infusing apple cider...

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Safety and Essential Oils

Safety and Essential Oils

With so much emphasis these days on safety and essential oils, it seems that the challenge isn’t really about “more safety” but rather how shall we relate to it? How shall we interpret it so that it makes sense in our practice or general use of essential oils? And how...

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Aromatic Slippery Elm Lozenges

Aromatic Slippery Elm Lozenges

Recently my son was experiencing a sore throat which was then diagnosed as tonsillitis and, thankfully, negative for strep. I decided, amongst other palliative tools we were using, to make him aromatic slippery elm lozenges. I chose slippery elm specifically for its...

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