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The Health Benefits of Aloe Berry Nectar There is a new health fad sweeping over the Internet: aloe berry nectar. But is it really a fad or could it truly be as beneficial to our health as so many websites...
Jojoba : Basic Oils for Aromatherapy Jojoba (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 Hair With 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 Sunburn Summer 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 Family As 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...
Native Australian Essential Oils Today I’d like to talk about some native Australian essential oils. Some you may have heard of and others may be new to you. I love them all for their unique qualities and the fact that...
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 Insects Many 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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