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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 […]
April 3, 2018
antibacterial

Antibacterial

There are many types of bacteria, and not all bacteria are bad.  Some good bacteria in the body help aid in digestion and fight infection.  Pathogenic bacteria can cause disease.  Wikipedia does an excellent job of categorizing and listing the most common types of bacteria:  Pathogenic Bacteria List. Antibacterial herbs […]
April 3, 2018
anti-fungal

Anti-fungal

Certain herbs are known for their anti-fungal actions.  Most research studies have been in vitro; more human studies are necessary. Recipes to Help with Fungal Infections Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description […]
April 3, 2018
antimicrobial

Antimicrobial

Herbs and essential oils are known for their antimicrobial potential, and have been studied for their abilities to inhibits or kill microbes including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and yeast.  It is important to understand therapeutic margin for each botanical, the amount at which a substance is both safe and effective to […]
April 6, 2018
Common Cold

Common Cold / Cough & Congestion / Respiratory

The common cold is associated with a nasal congestion, cough, and a sore throat.  There may also be a mild fever.  It can be caused by one of more than 200 different viruses.  It runs its coarse in about one to two weeks. Various herbs can help reduce cough and […]
April 7, 2018
repellent

Repellent

Many essential oils and herbs have shown repellent action against a variety of bugs and pests. Repellent Herb and Essential Oil Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This […]
April 9, 2018
spicy house cleaner

All Purpose Spicy House Cleaner Recipe

With this All Purpose Spicy House Cleaner Recipe, get into green cleaning!  Natural cleaning ingredients are better for your health, reducing the toxins in your house.  This natural all purpose cleaner will leave your house smelling herbal fresh! Clean the bathroom, kitchen, floors, and toss a 1/4 cup in the […]
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, […]
July 9, 2018

Herbs and Essential Oils that Repel Insects

In the middle of Summer, the biting bugs are out in full force, such as mosquitos, ticks, and fleas.  We want to repel such pests, not just because of the resulting itch, but also to steer clear of the potential diseases such as Malaria and Lyme Disease that they may […]