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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 […]
February 22, 2020
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Achy Cocoa-Menthol Muscle Rub Recipe

Pictured: Achy Cocoa Menthol Muscle Rub – Thank you to Mountain Rose Herbs for providing the ingredients to make this recipe! By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, LMT, RA (registered aromatherapist) 2/17/2020 In my massage therapy practice, I have found that applying muscle rubs containing menthol onto target areas has […]