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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 […]
March 26, 2018

Vanilla (Vanilla plantifolia) Research

Latin Name: Vanilla plantifolia Family: Apiaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
April 7, 2018
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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 11, 2018
Elderberry Cobbler Recipe

Elderberry Cobbler Recipe

Elderberries have a tart taste, and are a great ingredient for sweetened jellies, pies, and cobblers.  This Elderberry Cobbler Recipe tastes perfect with a slice of vanilla ice cream. By:  Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT Elderberry Cobbler Recipe Ingredients ​3 cups of fresh or frozen elderberries […]
April 25, 2018

Vanillin / Vanillic Aldehyde

Vanillin is a phenol as found in vanilla. Phenols are potent chemicals with strong therapeutic actions, but safety concerns: overuse can be toxic to the liver or genotoxic.  Phenols can also be a skin and mucous membrane irritant. Links to Plants Containing Vanillin RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a […]
April 25, 2018

Furfuraldehyde / Furfural

Furfural is an aldehyde found in vanilla and smells like almonds. Links to Plants Containing Furfuraldehyde   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This compilation of research articles does not necessarily […]
June 17, 2018

Five Easy Body Scrub Recipes With Readily Available Ingredients

It is surprisingly easy to make your own body scrubs at home.  Many of the recipe ingredients you will already have on hand in your kitchen, and you can mix up a jar in just a few short minutes.  Below are five recipes offering a variety of body scrub options […]
July 23, 2018

Using Essential Oils to Balance the 7 Chakras

Plants vibrate waves of Mother Earth’s energy that can help to balance our 7 chakras.  Just as our 7 chakras each have their own designated color and sound, so to can the aroma of a plant and its essential oil be assigned a chakra or set of chakras.  Thus, the […]
October 18, 2018

Root Chakra Essential Oil Spray Recipe

Pictured: The Root Chakra Sit in a comfortable seated position on the ground.  Lengthen the spine.  Take a slow deep inhale.  Pause.  And then release a long, productive exhale.  Release the stress of the day with the exhale. Feel the muscles relax with the exhale.  Repeat the inhale and exhale […]
December 1, 2019
Sleepy Valerian & Hops Hot Chocolate

Sleepy Valerian & Hops Hot Chocolate Recipe

Valerian & hops couple well together.  This recipe might just be better then a beer, to slowly sip on a cold Winter’s eve.  There is nothing like a special hot chocolate treat to help you fall asleep at night.  Valerian & hops have shown in human studies to aid in […]
February 3, 2020
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Delicious Year Round – 5 Cold Brew Tea Recipes

By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, LM, RA (Registered Aromatherapist) Pictured: Cold Brewed Hibiscus Lime Tea – Thanks to Mountain Rose Herbs for providing the organic products to make this recipe! Have you ever over-brewed your hot tea, making a bitter drink that’s hard to enjoy? Cold brewing is a […]