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Aromatic Medicine

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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Galenic Medicine: What is it?

Galenic Medicine: What is it?

Galenic Pharmacy and the Pharmaceuticalization of Essential Oils by Camille Charlier We’ve been hearing the catchphrase “Galenic medicine” tossed around in the aromatherapy world quite a bit lately. In conversation, it’s one of those expressions that you sort of nod...

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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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Aromatherapy and Vaginal Dryness

Aromatherapy and Vaginal Dryness

A few women have asked recently about what they can do for vaginal dryness so I thought I would share my insights and a couple of recipes that work really well to address this issue. Vaginal dryness and atrophy commonly occurs during the menopausal and postmenopausal...

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Essential Oil Therapy for Shingles

Essential Oil Therapy for Shingles

Herpes zoster: Shingles Herpes zoster, commonly called shingles, is an outbreak of a rash or blisters on the skin that is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox — the varicella-zoster virus. The first sign of shingles is often burning or tingling pain, or...

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Undiluted Application of Essential Oils

Undiluted Application of Essential Oils

Undiluted or “neat” application is the use of essential oils applied directly to the skin without a carrier or base oil. In general, undiluted application is only applied in a specific localized area, most commonly for acute conditions, treatment work, or for...

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