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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 […]
April 7, 2018
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Hypolipidemic / Cholesterol

Hypolipidemic herbs and essential oils aid in reducing the lipids in the blood and cholesterol levels.  Consult with a Doctor on how herbs that can lower cholesterol may affect certain medications. Cholesterol Lowering Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on […]
April 8, 2018
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Joint Pain / Arthritis

Joint pain includes bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis, and sprains.  Joint conditions can worsen when a person is overweight. For inflammation from an injury, apply ice as soon as possible, and rest, compress, and elevate, and try taking turmeric or ginger root to reduce inflammation.  With mild injuries, gently massage anti-inflammatory topical creams. Consult […]
April 9, 2018
skin & wound health

Skin and Wound Health

Many herbs can help with various skin ailments from dry skin, itchy areas, burns, wrinkles, growths, and cuts. Skin conditions can include eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and more.  For acute situations, consult a Doctor. Wounds When a cut occurs, apply firm pressure with a clean cloth for 15 minutes and elevate […]
May 3, 2018

Avocado (Persea americana) Research

Latin Name: Persea americana Family: Lauraceae Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat, and good for cholesterol levels.  Avocado oil is super nourishing for skin, especially dry skin and psoriasis. RESEARCH SKIN HEALING In a randomized study of 49 patients, avocado oil combined with vitamin b12 was effective against atopic dermatitis. […]
June 24, 2018

Avocado Banana Ice Cream

Avocado Banana Ice Cream is easy to make at home, uses healthy ingredients, and is dairy free!  Plus it has no added sugar, just the sugar from the bananas offer plenty of sweetness.  Here is how to make this delicious Summer treat. Avocado Banana Ice Cream Ingredients 3 ripe avocados […]
July 13, 2018

Green Hydration Smoothie

This Green Hydration smoothie has a beautiful earthy green hue and is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes for good health and hydration.  Add the matcha green tea powder for an energy boost, plus a more vibrant green color! Green Hydration Smoothie Ingredients 1 green apple, cored and cut into […]
July 30, 2018

Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe

This Avocado Chocolate Mousse Recipe is a creamy dreamy chocolate delight, plus it is dairy free!  This dessert is so decadent and delightful, you will be wanting to make this recipe again and again! Avocado Chocolate Mousse Ingredients 4 large ripe avocados, flesh only 2 cups of dark chocolate chips […]
September 20, 2018

Benefits of Using Carrier Oils with Essential Oils

Essential oils should always be diluted in carrier oils, alcohol, or vinegar with topical use.  These highly volatile plant extractions have been proven more effective with less harmful side effects when diluted.  Experts agree, using essential oils neat can result in painful skin irritations, or worse!  Professional aromatherapy organizations and […]
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 […]
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 […]