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Helichrysum Species

Helichrysum Species

The genus Helichrysum Miller, belonging to the Asteraceae (syn. Compositae) family, includes approximately 500-600 species that are widespread throughout the World. The Helichrysum species are xerophytes (meaning they are plants that have adapted in such a way that...

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Essential Oil Research

Essential Oil Research

Finding great research on specific essential oils can be time consuming but if you are a research junkie like me, here are some great resources that I pulled together for the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. Research Sites American Botanical Council The...

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Cape Chamomile

Cape Chamomile

 Cape Chamomile Eriocephalus punctulatus Calming and soothing. Relieves stress and calms anxiety. A wonderful oil for wound healing, be it on an emotional or physical level. Relieves itchiness and soothes inflammation. Healing Facial Elixir 5 drops Cape chamomile...

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Explore Litsea cubeba

Explore Litsea cubeba

May Chang  Litsea cubeba Litsea cubeba oil is distilled from the small, pepperlike fruits of the tree of Litsea cubeba. It belongs in the Lauraceae, which also includes Avocado (Persea sp.), Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis) and Cinnamon (Cinnamomum sp.). It contains a rich...

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Inula: Inula graveolens essential oil

Inula: Inula graveolens essential oil

Inula Dittrichia graveolens (L.) W. Greuter syn. Inula graveolens (L.) Desf. Synonyms: Erigeron graveolens, Inula graveolens (L.) Desf., Solidago graveolens (L.) Lam., Paniopsis graveolens Raf., Cupularia graveolens (L.), Pulicaria graveolens (L.) Botanical family:...

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Essential Oils to deter Wasps!

Essential Oils to deter Wasps!

WASPS! A few days ago I was looking out my kitchen window as I was doing the dishes and I noticed a few wasps hanging around and then disappearing under the wood railings of the deck. I thought, I bet the peppermint and/or lemongrass would prevent them from building...

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5 Essential Oils, Many Blends

5 Essential Oils, Many Blends

I was blessed to receive 5 essential oils from a new company recently. As I opened the package and began reviewing (experiencing) these new essential oils, I was first struck by the energetic clarity and vibrancy of these essential oils. They have a presence that is...

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Aromatherapy and Grieving

Written by: Marika Fleri Especially dedicated to close friends who lost someone dear throughout the past year and to my Daddy Anthony Balzan who still lives in me and my children. Grief, a single word:  A short word to describe an abyss of emotions. A deep...

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Pelargonium finale

Pelargonium finale

I just received the book “The Encyclopedia of Herbs” by Arthur Tucker and Thomas Debaggio.  Great book with lots of interesting information. According to the authors and in agreement with Millers (see previous entry, here) writings: The true P. graveolens is similar...

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