How Aromas Affect Body and Mind Health You probably take your sense of smell for granted – but did you know that both your physical and emotional well-being depends on it? Aromas abound in all parts of our lives –...
Vitamin E Content in Vegetable Oils for AromatherapyVitamin E is one of several components that is naturally found in many vegetable oils used in aromatherapy. It has a number of benefits for aromatherapy skin care and massage. Vitamin E is a...
Jojoba : Basic Oils for AromatherapyJojoba (Simmondsia chinensis (Link) C K Schneider) is perhaps one of the most popular, and basic, carrier oil bases used in aromatherapy. It has an indefinite shelf life, no aroma, and it easily blends with other carrier oils,...
Hot Oil Aromatherapy Treatment for Your HairWith the onset of spring, we often start to think about how we’ve neglected our bodies during the winter months, bundled up in layers of clothing and not on public display that much!...
Four Carrier Oils for SunburnSummer is more-or-less over, and with the back-to-school routine may come some minor problems related to summer fun! One of these issues may be sunburn from long days spent in the sun. Fortunately, minor sunburn...
Aromatherapy Oils from the Rosaceae Plant FamilyAs many aromatherapy students know, plants within the same botanical family share common characteristics and properties. The Rosaceae plant family has gained its popularity from one specific plant family member: the rose. However, the Rosaceae plant family...
The Difference Between Coriander and Cilantro Essential Oils When I first moved to the United States from the United Kingdom, I was very confused by the term of cilantro in reference to what, I believed, was coriander. However, I have since learned the...
The Difference Between Damask Rose and May Rose Essential Oil What’s in a rose (name)? As it turns out, quite a bit! Many people are familiar with rose, both as a plant and as a scent. However, there are many...
Alternative Essential Oils to Repel InsectsMany people are familiar with essential oils such as citronella (Cymbopogon nardus) and lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) as an insect repellent. However, if the aroma of these particular essential oils is not appealing to you, here are a few alternative...
Alternate Essential Oils for Beginners Essential oils are complex substances and, before you use an essential oil for the first time, you should understand both its potential benefit and the potential cautions associated with it. It can be confusing for...
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