Kathy Sadowski

April 19, 2021
Ginger aroma

The Aroma of Ginger Essential Oil for Digestive Complaints

By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT This article originally appeared in the NAHA Journal (Winter 2019) and it is republished here according to the NAHA Writer Guidelines 2019-20 copyright statement. You may be wondering, “How can an aroma help reduce indigestion…wouldn’t it be more effective to ingest a […]
June 22, 2020

Top 7 Questions Answered for People New to Using Essential Oils

The blissful scent of an essential oil can send your mind traveling to a far-off place. You can imagine being in a French garden, pine forest, or tropical paradise. Forget your worries, live in the moment, and delight in aromas like lavender, pine needle, or ylang ylang. It is no […]
February 22, 2020
earthtokathy

Achy Cocoa-Menthol Muscle Rub Recipe

Pictured: Achy Cocoa Menthol Muscle Rub – Thank you to Mountain Rose Herbs for providing the ingredients to make this recipe! By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, LMT, RA (registered aromatherapist) 2/17/2020 In my massage therapy practice, I have found that applying muscle rubs containing menthol onto target areas has […]
February 11, 2020

Guide to Using Carrier Oils

By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT 2/10/2020 Pictured: Carrier oils, butters, waxes, and salts. Thank you to Mountain Rose Herbs for providing the products to write this post. “What’s the difference between a carrier oil and an essential oil?” This is a very common question I hear these […]
February 3, 2020
earthtokathy

Delicious Year Round – 5 Cold Brew Tea Recipes

By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, LM, RA (Registered Aromatherapist) Pictured: Cold Brewed Hibiscus Lime Tea – Thanks to Mountain Rose Herbs for providing the organic products to make this recipe! Have you ever over-brewed your hot tea, making a bitter drink that’s hard to enjoy? Cold brewing is a […]
January 23, 2020
earthtokathy

Two Invigorating DIY Massage Lotion Recipes

By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Aromatherapist 1/21/2020 Attention massage therapists…and people who love receiving a great massage. The lotion used during a massage is very important! As a licensed massage therapist for fifteen years, I have learned that what is used topically plays a significant […]
December 1, 2019

Just the Right Amount of Mistletoe

So romantic is an embraced kiss underneath the mistletoe, holiday music playing in the background, and the tree alight.  But did you know that the mistletoe we kiss our sweethearts under is a ruthlessly parasitic plant?  It attaches to a host tree, sending roots into its victim’s vascular tissue.  Like […]
December 1, 2019

12 Holiday Tea Recipes – Easy to Make & Great to Drink During Chilly Weather!

What is on my wish list this holiday season?  Ahhh, to slowly sip a steaming mug of holiday tea while warming my toes next to the fireplace. A great book in hand, along with a spicy herbal peace soothing me from deep within.  When the weather outside is frightful, I […]
December 1, 2019
Sleepy Valerian & Hops Hot Chocolate

Sleepy Valerian & Hops Hot Chocolate Recipe

Valerian & hops couple well together.  This recipe might just be better then a beer, to slowly sip on a cold Winter’s eve.  There is nothing like a special hot chocolate treat to help you fall asleep at night.  Valerian & hops have shown in human studies to aid in […]
December 1, 2019

Orange Spice Homemade Potpourri

This Orange Spice Homemade Potpourri makes a great holiday or home warming gift.  It takes a little time to dry the oranges, but the rest of the recipe is very easy and can be customized to suit your liking.  Choose citrus and spice aromas such as lemon, orange, cinnamon, clove, […]
November 8, 2019

What is the Difference Between a Seed and a Nut

This article originally appeared in the NAHA Journal (Fall 2019) and it is republished here according to the NAHA Writer Guidelines 2019-20 copyright statement. By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT Answering the question “What is the difference between a seed and a nut?” can become quite complex. This […]
November 6, 2019
Elderberry Cobbler Recipe

Elderberry