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February 6, 2017

Explaining the Ingredients: Skin Moisturizing Herbal Lotion or Oil Recipe

As a massage therapist, in the Winter months, I see many clients come in with super dry skin, even to the point of being cracked and itchy.  Time to whip up some thick and soothing Skin Moisturizing Herbal Lotion! First, I created a tincture of burdock root, yellow dock, plantain, and calendula.  Then, […]
February 14, 2017

Fight Mucus with Mucus?

Mucus in, Mucus Out By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT, RYT 2/14/17 Everyone loves a sunny Sunday.  It was unusually warm and windy on this winter day in Texas, and people were outside playing in droves, celebrating sunshine and 75 degrees, especially since the next week’s forecast called […]
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 10, 2018
lemon (citrus limonum)

How Lemon May Help Boost Mood & Cognition – Plus Home Recipes

Pictured: Lemon (Citrus limonum) What aroma is good for boosting mood and may also help with studying?  Lemon (Citrus limonum) has shown in studies to reduce anxiety and depression.  It may also be a useful tool for studying.  In a 2008 study, key constituents (taken internally) that reduced both physical […]
January 10, 2018

Grapefruit Aroma to Help Improve Mood

Grapefruit Aromatherapy The aroma of grapefruit is a gentle stimulant.  It is fresh and lightly uplifting.  Plus, studies have shown it may help reduce anxiety and improve mental performance! A few studies have shown grapefruit aroma to reduce anxiety in mice.  This is possibly related to the limonene constituent affecting […]
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 30, 2018

Eucalyptus Essential Oil in the Laundry

Eucalyptus Essential Oil Added to the Laundry By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT 1/30/18 As a massage therapist, a common issue I have is oil staining my work sheets and clothes with massage lotions.  I am lucky if my yoga pants and work sheets last a year before […]
February 15, 2018
anti-inflammatory

Topical Anti-inflammatory Studies for Pine, Juniper, & Cedarwood

Pictured: Juniper Trees used to make Anti-inflammatory Home Remedies Scotch pine / Pinus sylvestris / Family: Pinaceae Juniper / Juniperus communis / Family: Cupressaceae Virginia cedarwood / Juniperus virginia / Family: Cupressaceae By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT, RYT Trees standing serene; they bring to us the feeling of […]
February 23, 2018
eczema

Herbal Anti-Itch Cream

Herbal Anti-Itch Cream – Recipe and Research By: Kathy Sadowski, Master of Science Degree in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT This herbal anti-itch cream recipe can come in handy during the dry Winter months.  Research studies have shown these herbs may have potential in treating various skin conditions such as pruritus, […]
March 9, 2018
calming herbal tea recipe

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
eye health

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 […]