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How to make Vanilla Infused Jojoba Oil

How to make Vanilla Infused Jojoba Oil

Vanilla, the (really) early years It is the ancient Totonaco Indians of Mexico who were the first keepers of the secrets of vanilla. When they were defeated by the Aztecs, they were demanded to relinquish their exotic fruit of the Tlilxochitl vine, vanilla pods. When,...

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Cardamom: Queen of Spices

Cardamom: Queen of Spices

Cardamom: Queen of Spices Walk gently upon the earth Falling in love with Cardamom this Autumn Season! When I smell cardamom I feel transported to a place between heaven and earth where my feet touch the earth gently and my mind feels clear and light. It ignites a...

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Aromatic Medicine for Boils

Aromatic Medicine for Boils

A boil, also called a furuncle, is a painful inflamed swelling of a hair follicle that forms an abscess typically caused by the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria although it can be caused by other bacteria or fungi found on the skin.  It appears as a small rounded or...

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Plantain

Plantain

Plantain is one of those abundant herbs that 'some' consider a weed and yet it appears all over our yards for incredibly beneficial purposes. I love seeing it (and using it) as it flourished all over our 'yard'. Here is a wonderful blog entry by Barbara DuTot of Wild...

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What is Clinical Aromatherapy?

What is Clinical Aromatherapy?

Interested in becoming a Clinical Aromatherapist? We offer an Online Clinical Aromatherapy Certification Course  Recently I was reading through a dialogue in an aromatherapy forum and was interested in how some individuals began their dialogue with “I am a clinical...

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Aromatic Psychodermatology

Aromatic Psychodermatology

Aromatic Psychodermatology: The emotional role of essential oils in skincare Since I was trained as an aromatherapist over 20 years ago aromatherapy has grown tremendously in the field of esthetics. Research into the therapeutic benefits of applying essential oils to...

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