essential oil

January 8, 2018

Do Essential Oil Diffusers Really Work?

So, do essential oil diffusers really work? There are many different types of essential oil diffusers dispersing aroma into the air.  Here is a review of the varieties: Cool Mist Diffusers Cool mist essential oil diffusers, also called ultrasonic diffusers, typically involve adding about 5 ounces of water and a […]
April 12, 2018

Minty Mind Opener Room Spray

This minty mind opener room spray is an invigorating burst of aromas: mint, citrus, herbs, and pine.   Give a few sprays into a room to help improve energy, open the mind, boost cognition, and clear congestion. Minty Mind Opener Room Spray Ingredients 10 drops of spearmint essential oil 5 […]
May 2, 2018

Anise (Pimpinella anisum) Research

Latin Name: Pimpinella anisum  Family: Apiaceae Anise seeds have commonly been used as a digestive aid, to help with coughing, reduce menopausal symptoms, and to repel insects.  The key anethole constituent comprises over 75% of the essential oil, with a possible estrogenic effect. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent […]
May 7, 2018

Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) Research

Latin Name: Salvia sclarea Family Name: Lamiaceae Clary sage essential oil is used as a calming aroma, and it also has antimicrobial properties.  It has been used to help with menstrual cycle issues, and the whole leaf has mucilaginous properties. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of […]
May 29, 2018

Pine (Pinus sylvestris) Research

Latin Name: Pinus sylvestris Family: Pinaceae Pine extracts have been used for centuries to treat a wide variety of respiratory complaints including viral infections, cough, congestion, hoarseness, and fever.  It has also been used topically to reduce inflammation, wounds, and pain. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation […]
June 3, 2018

What is Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils and other aromatics for health and wellness, primarily via inhalation, but essential oils can also be used topically diluted, typically to a 1-5% dilution ration.  Expert aromatherapy organizations including NAHA and AIA  do not advise the internal use of essential oils without an […]