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Essential Oils

Synergism in essential oils and aromatherapy

Synergism in essential oils and aromatherapy

Many herbalists acknowledge that one of the main differences between whole herbs and traditional extracts on the one hand, versus individual vitamins, minerals, isolated phytochemicals, or conventional single - molecule drugs on the other hand, is the principle of...

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Helichrysum: Helichrysum italicum

Helichrysum: Helichrysum italicum

Helichrysum: H. italicum (Roth) G. Don. syn. H. angustifolium subsp. italicum (Roth) Briq. & Cavill. by: Jade Shutes, B.A., Dipl. AT, Cet. Herbalist Other botanical synonyms: Gnaphalium angustifolium Lam., Gnaphalium italicum Roth (basionym), Helichrysum...

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2 Questions

2 Questions

Hello all!!!! Boy oh boy has it been an odd beginning to a year. Lots of great things unfolding as the school continues to expand and we cultivate new grounds and new relationships to expand our visions and goals as a school and as a community of individuals...

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Do essential oils contain vitamins?

Do essential oils contain vitamins?

Over this past weekend a student of ours wrote the following: "my question is....a friend of mine (naturopathic doctor) has been approached a couple of times regarding citrus oils being a good source of vitamin C. This seemed like an easy question to handle when she...

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Make Your Own Love Potion

Make Your Own Love Potion

Make Your Own Love Potion Let your mind slowly drift and picture yourself in an era many years ago..in the 1st century B.C. in Egypt. Cleopatra was setting sail on the Nile with her entourage, her handmaidens busily scenting her sails with jasmine to announce her...

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The King of Spices

The King of Spices

Black Pepper Piper nigrum Other names: Hu Jiao (TCM), Marica (Sanskrit) I have found myself quite drawn to all the warming essential oils this winter.  Ginger was posted on our blog here. And here is a much loved spice: Black pepper! Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a...

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Beloved Ginger

Beloved Ginger

Zingiber officinale Falling in love with Ginger! Over the past couple of weeks I have found myself quite drawn to ginger and have used it as a tea, a body scrub, a body oil, an additive into our humidifier, a divine bathing experience, and simply to inhale via direct...

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