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December 7, 2017

Avocado Oil for Very Dry Skin

Can avocado oil help with issues of very dry skin?  The fruit from an avocado tree, Persea americana Mill, belonging to the family Lauraceae, is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, D, and E.  These have the ability to help deeply moisturize the skin (Miller, 2014).    The […]
January 3, 2018

The Whole Plant – Nature’s Perfect Recipe

It was a wet, cool January week with a brisk wind and thick fog blanketing the town, and some family members had the sniffles.  This called for a spicy soup, light but hearty, to warm up our engines and motivate our bodies to get going and be healthy.  I made Mexican vegetable soup, the […]
January 19, 2018

Ginger & Turmeric for Inflammation: Golden Milk Recipe

By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA (ARC), LMT Ginger & Turmeric for Inflammation Both ginger (Zingiber officinale) and turmeric (Curcuma longa) are in the zingiberaceae family.  Plus, they both have been used for centuries in Asian cooking and healing remedies.  Their rhizomes (underground stems) are the primary part used.  […]
January 25, 2018
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Is Lavender Really Calming?

To answer the question, is lavender really calming… By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT, RYT There is much scientific research on this topic.  Several human studies across a wide variety of settings with a diverse array of populations have demonstrated the calming effects of inhaling lavender aroma.  Lavender […]
February 1, 2018

Ways to Prepare Herbs

There are multiple ways to prepare herbs; fresh or dried.  Here is an overview of ways to enjoy using herbs at home.  Remember to consult with your healthcare professional about the ingestion of herbs and possible interactions with medications and contraindications related to specific health conditions. Teas make for a […]
March 7, 2018
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Edible Flowers

Pictured: Edible Flowers in a Salad By: Kathy Sadowski, Master of Science Degree in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT As we head into Spring and Summer, edible flowers offer a gorgeous and delicious way to spruce up a salad, garnish a drink, and decorate cupcakes.  Make sure to use organically grown, […]
March 8, 2018
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California Poppy Dreamer

Pictured – California Poppies By: Kathy Sadowski, Master of Science Degree in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT   A ½ tsp of dried California Poppy for tea Plus I squeeze in a dalop of honey Oh what a delight Bet I’ll sleep great tonight!   Eschscholzia californica is its name […]
March 9, 2018
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Calming Herbal Tea

Pictured – Calming Herbal Tea By: Kathy Sadowski, Master of Science Degree in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT Lavender, chamomile, and lemon balm have been used for centuries to calm the mind.  Below is a very simple recipe for a calming tea.  A few research studies on the calming effects […]
March 12, 2018
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Memory Tea and Diffuser Recipes

Pictured – Ginkgo Tea By: Kathy Sadowski, Master of Science Degree in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT Memory feeling foggy?  Need to give your cognitive abilities a jump start?  Try drinking this memory tea or running a diffuser with the essential oils listed below. Memory Tea Ingredients: 2 tsp of […]
March 14, 2018
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How To Brew Delicious Herbal Tea

It is very easy to brew delicious herbal tea from fresh and dried herbs.  First, choose your favorite herbs to keep handy.  Use fresh organically grown herbs from your own garden.  Dry them yourself, or buy quality dried herbs from herbal shops.  Store dried herbs in sealed jars to last up […]
March 20, 2018
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Herbs Used to Treat Menopause Symptoms:  A Review of Favorable Human Studies.

Pictured – Menopause Symptoms By: Kathy Sadowski, Master of Science Degree in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT Menopause is a natural process all women go thru beginning at about the age of fifty.  Symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, night sweats, menstrual cycle changes, vaginal dryness and thinning, bone density […]
March 21, 2018
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The Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

I am a huge matcha green tea connoisseur, and have nearly two cups a day.  Currently, it’s a cold Spring morning, and I am sipping on a hot blend of the green powder, mixed with raw honey and coconut milk – ahhhh life is good!  But wait, it gets better […]