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Aromatherapy for Rosacea

Aromatherapy for Rosacea

“Rosaceae is an odd disorder which seems to defy understanding...” (Dr. Ronald Marks, cited by DelRosso 2012) Rosacea (pronounced "roh-ZAY-sha") is a chronic inflammatory disorder primarily affecting the facial skin and is often characterized by flare-ups and...

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Lemongrass: Cymbopogon citratus

Lemongrass: Cymbopogon citratus

Cymbopogon citratus  (DC. ex Nees) Stapf  syn. Andropogon citratus DC. ex Nees Taxonomy West Indian Lemongrass: Cymbopogon citratus  (DC. ex Nees) Stapf  syn. Andropogon citratus DC. ex Nees East Indian Lemongrass: Cymbopogon flexuosus (Nees ex Steud) J.F. Watson...

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Lavender Memory-based Response: A Case Study

Lavender Memory-based Response: A Case Study

Memory-based Response: A case study Intake Overview: D is a 56 y/o female who is married with 2 grown children living at home. She works full time in an office as a staff assistant. This requires much sitting and leaves her little time for exercise. She states her...

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Integrative Self Care for Acute Bronchitis

Integrative Self Care for Acute Bronchitis

Bronchitis is either an acute or a chronic inflammation of the mucus lining of your bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from your lungs. This inflammation can be caused by viral or bacterial infection, smoking or inhalation of chemical pollutants or dust. Bacteria...

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Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare

Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare

The aroma is the deepest manifestation of prana in a herb. Arjun Das - Ayurveda class notes While studying Ayurveda with my teacher, Arjun Das, I was struck by his poetic statements about Fennel. Arjun shared: Fennel is about digestion and transformation. Fennel...

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How to Make Vanilla Extract

How to Make Vanilla Extract

Making a fresh batch of vanilla extract can be a wonderful gift for the holidays.   There is so much to love about the orchid Vanilla. In a previous blog I wrote about how to make a vanilla bean jojoba infusion.  Now we turn to an alcohol extract which can be used in...

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Lemon Expression by hand!

Lemon Expression by hand!

For those of us who have a fascination with all things aromatic, I was excited to receive a book entitled "The Volatile Oils" by Eduard Gildemeister. I ordered the book which was published in 1922 for the pictures although there is some interesting information too. ...

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