peppermint

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 […]
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 […]
February 4, 2018

Big Cautions with the Internal Use of Essential Oil

Why is the internal use of essential oil dangerous? Essential oils represent only about 1% of the plant, the most chemically active and volatile components, and can have drug like actions. Just as you take drugs in a safe way, the same should also be done with the use of essential […]
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 12, 2018
Peppermint Mentha piperita

Which Brand of Peppermint EO Should I Buy?

This report, written by three Registered Aromatherapists, summarizes what to look for when deciding which brand of peppermint essential oil to buy and reviews eight participating brands. Which Brand of Peppermint EO Should I Buy
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 […]
March 14, 2018
hot tea

How To Brew Delicious Herbal Tea

It is very easy to brew delicious herbal tea from fresh and dried herbs.  First, choose your favorite herbs to keep handy.  Use fresh organically grown herbs from your own garden.  Dry them yourself, or buy quality dried herbs from herbal shops.  Store dried herbs in sealed jars to last up […]
March 20, 2018
minty toothpaste

Easy Breezy Minty Toothpaste Recipe

It is very easy to make your own homemade minty toothpaste.  You just need three ingredients:  peppermint leaves, baking soda, and coconut oil.  Mix it up, put a small amount on your toothbrush, and your mouth will be minty fresh! Minty Toothpaste Ingredients 1 cup of coconut oil 1/2 cup […]
March 22, 2018
joint pain

Essential Oil Joint Ointment Recipe

This Essential Oil Joint Ointment Recipe may be helpful for joint pain and mild strains and sprains. Joint pain can include bursitis, tendinitis, arthritis, and sprains. 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.  […]
March 23, 2018
salty hair thickener

Salty Hair Thickener Recipe

With this Salty Hair Thickener Recipe, some sea salt in a spray bottle can help thicken the hair. Jojoba and aloe are also added to soften, and essential oils provide aromatic pleasure. Salty Hair Thickener Recipe Ingredients 1 cup of distilled water 3 Tbsp of finely ground sea salt 1 […]
March 29, 2018
spasmolytic

Easy Peppermint Tea Recipe

Peppermint – Mentha piperita – Tastes minty, cooling, refreshing.  Drink this Easy Peppermint Tea Recipe to help with congestion, indigestion, and to improve cognition.  Avoid in excess, during pregnancy, and with young children. By:  Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT Easy Peppermint Tea Recipe Ingredients 2 Tbsp of […]
April 3, 2018

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Research

Latin Name: Mentha piperita Family Name: Lamiaceae There is a significant amount of research on peppermint (Mentha piperita).  It has shown to be beneficial as a digestive aid, respiratory aid, and to relief inflammation and muscle spasm and tension.  It’s menthol constituent has shown analgesic activity.  It has also shown antimicrobial, […]