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What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are aromatic volatile (evaporate quickly) liquids steam distilled from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, or seeds.  Vegetable oils, such as olive, jojoba, or grape seed oils are usually pressed from the seeds, fruit or rind and can become rancid … Continue reading

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What is Aromatherapy and How do Essential Oils Work?

Aromatherapy is the use of therapeutic grade essential oils to improve ones wellness, as such it is perfectly suitable for Christians to use. Using scented candles, lotions and creams is considered part of aromatherapy. However, usually such things do not … Continue reading

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Absolutes, Floral Waters and Hydrosols

Do not confuse essential oils with absolutes or extract. To make absolutes or extracts the plant materiel is soaked in alcohol or some other solvent, which dissolves the plant oil, and then the alcohol is evaporated. Some plants, like jasmine, … Continue reading

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Dispelling Myths and Misinformation of Aromatherapy Part 1

Aromatherapy seems to be a popular marketing word that refers to anything that smells like flowers or has a drop of some plant extract in it. Words like organic, all natural, and green are hot words and advertisers know it. … Continue reading

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Warning: Beware Aromatherapy Lies

Watch-out for the lies! Essential oil merchants make some wild claims about the healing abilities of essential oils. They also will tell you that no matter what the ailment is there is an essential oil for it and then tell … Continue reading

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Rose Infusion Follow-up

I ran out of my facial oil so I decided to go ahead and filter the rose/chamomile/Melissa infused oil, even though it has only been 2 weeks. So, late last night I put it in the coffee press, and then … Continue reading

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Rose Infusion

Making an infusion is an excellent way to gain the benefits of plants that aren’t typically distilled or are easily grown in your garden. Or, as in the case of rose essential oils, it is just too expensive to use … Continue reading

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Green Pasture Body Oil Recipe

Relaxing and Soothing Patchouli tones skin, reduces skin inflammation and helps rough dry skin. It is sedative in that it helps reduce stress and anxiety. Orange oil helps balance oily or dry skin, it stimulates circulation it helps soften rough … Continue reading

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What to put in your aromatherapy journal?

  First put the common name and botanical name. Botanical names almost always have two parts and are generally written in Italic. The first part is the family name and it is always capitalized. The second part is the species … Continue reading

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