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Pinon Pine: Pinus edulis essential oil

Pinon Pine: Pinus edulis essential oil

I have fallen madly in love with piñon pine, also spelled pinyon, this autumn. Gathered and distilled right here in the United States, Pinon pine grows in the southern states of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and parts of Texas. The leaves are distilled...

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How to Make Your Own Natural Bathroom Scrub!

How to Make Your Own Natural Bathroom Scrub!

My all time favorite scrub for cleaning our bathrooms! I played with my standard recipe by putting in some finely ground lemongrass which adds a little extra scrubbing power and aroma. I have also used powdered orange peels or powdered lemon peel in different batches...

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How to Make a Spicy Aftershave

How to Make a Spicy Aftershave

A 'to die for' spicy aftershave! Based upon the much loved Bay Laurel aftershave by Rosemary Gladstar, I formulated the perfect blend of herbs to create a yummy spicy aftershave for men. This aftershave has a beautiful aroma with just the herbal infusion into the bay...

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How to make Anise/Fennel Honey

How to make Anise/Fennel Honey

How to make Herbal Honey with Anise/Fennel or Rose/Tulsi Herbal honeys rock during the Autumn and Winter months for their therapeutic benefits for the respiratory system, the nervous system (think, relaxing and soothing!), their ability to dispel kapha, and even...

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How to make a Facial Elixir

How to make a Facial Elixir

This yummy facial elixir contains Raspberry seed oil, a rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (think Omega 3, 6 and 9) and nourishing protective antioxidants such as bioflavonoids, tocopherols and tocotrienols, and phytosterols, plus it smells divine! Along with...

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How to make Desert Sage Body Scrub

How to make Desert Sage Body Scrub

Sage (Salvia officinalis) has become one of my favorite aromas and plants to work with this year. Perhaps because of those menopausal hot flashes which sage so efficiently helps to ease! This is a great scrub for the spring and winter months. Please note: The Sage I...

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Lavender/Lemon Window Cleaner

Lavender/Lemon Window Cleaner

Part of the journey for me has been about how I can integrate aromatic plants with essential oils or sometimes simply to use aromatic plants (dried or fresh herbs). As a gardener, a herbalist and an aromatherapist, integrating the two makes sense and I trust this...

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How to Make Bay Rum Aftershave

How to Make Bay Rum Aftershave

One of my all time favorite holiday events is the time for making aromatic and herbal gifts for family and friends. We begin our adventure with all the supplies we have on hand or can easily get (because typically we wait until the last minutes). The first step was to...

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Yarrow Essential Oil (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow Essential Oil (Achillea millefolium)

The Many Faces of Yarrow Achillea millefolium L. Written by: Jade Shutes **This article originally appeared in the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy. Introduction Yarrow is a venerable plant of ancient medicinal repute (Hatfield, 1971)....

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7 Amazing Autumn Inhaler Recipes

7 Amazing Autumn Inhaler Recipes

1. Clear those sinuses 7 drops Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) 10 drops Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) 10 drops Saro (Cinnamosma fragrans) *For children over the age of 5. 2. Walk in Beauty 5 drops Rose (Rosa alba) 7 drops Tangerine (Citrus reticulata) 12 drops Black...

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