April 20, 2018


Eugenol is a phenol, as found in basil, bay, clove, cinnamon leaf, marjoram, nutmeg, pimento, rose, and ylang ylang.  Clove bud (Eugenia caryophyllata) can be over 75% eugenol. It is a strong antimicrobial, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory, but could be toxic to the liver in excess. Safety concerns Clove oil and the […]
April 20, 2018

Eugenyl Acetate

Eugenyl acetate is an ester as found in clove and cinnamon. Esters are formed from the combination of acids and alcohols. Links to Plants Containing Eugenyl acetate   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description […]
May 1, 2018

Toothache Clove Oil Recipe

This Toothache Clove oil recipe may help with dental pains.  Cloves have been used as a folk remedy to relieve a toothache.  Its eugenol constituent has both antimicrobial and anesthetic properties, and the German Commission E has approved clove as both a topical antiseptic and as a local anesthetic. Toothache […]
May 7, 2018

Clove (Syzgium aromaticum) Research

Latin Name: Syzgium aromaticum Family: Myrtaceae Clove has been used in dentistry as an analgesic and antibacterial.  It also has insecticidal, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, and  anti-inflammatory activities.  Of all essential oils, clove shows one of the highest amounts of antibacterial activity against multiple microbe species. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a […]
May 29, 2018

Can Essential Oils Improve Indoor Air Quality?

Many people are running indoor essential oil diffusers, claiming it cleans their home’s air.  Does this really work?  Can essential oils improve indoor air quality? By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT There are many airborne contaminants floating around our indoor air that cause illness.  Viruses, fungi, bacteria, […]
June 25, 2018

Fruit & Herb Infused Waters

Fruit & Herb Infused Waters are cool, colorful, and refreshing.  Not only do they taste great, but they also offer important vitamins and minerals, and are much lower in calories, and with no chemicals compared to sodas and other typical Summer drinks.  There are a variety of flavors to try, […]
July 13, 2018

Orange & Clove Dishwasher Powder Recipe

I read online about mixing just baking soda and borax  together in equal parts to make a dishwasher powder.  Could this simple recipe actually work?  Notes online gave mixed reviews, but one person said they added white vinegar to the rinse agent compartment.  I think that is what’s needed to […]
October 19, 2018

What to do with this Chinese 5 Spice Recipe

This Chinese 5 Spice Recipe is great for soups, sweet potatoes, or a stir fry.  I have even used it to make apple, pumpkin, or sweet potatoe pies.  The recipe is listed below, plus two of my favorite vegetarian soup recipes that use this spice blend. So warm and delicious […]
November 13, 2018

Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend Recipe: Because Pie Tastes Better with Fresh Ground Spices!

This pumpkin pie spice blend will make your pumpkin pie much more flavorful than if you just use that old “pumpkin pie spice” jar you bought over a year ago, that has been aging in your pantry.  Grind your spices fresh and add them to your pie recipe.  You will […]
November 14, 2018

Make Homemade Cedarwood Essential Oil Candles

It can be fun making your own essential oil candles! Try this cedarwood candle recipe.  It uses cedarwood essential oil, preferred over fragrance oil, which is less natural.  While fragrance oils may smell stronger, they lack the therapeutic benefits of plant based essential oils.  Plus, synthetics can burn unfavorable toxins […]