February 15, 2018

Topical Anti-inflammatory Studies for Pine, Juniper, & Cedarwood

Pictured: Juniper Trees used to make Anti-inflammatory Home Remedies Scotch pine / Pinus sylvestris / Family: Pinaceae Juniper / Juniperus communis / Family: Cupressaceae Virginia cedarwood / Juniperus virginia / Family: Cupressaceae By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT, RYT Trees standing serene; they bring to us the feeling of […]
April 2, 2018

Essential Oil Bug Spray Recipe

There is much research on the insecticidal and repelling activities of many different essential oils.  A variety of plant essential oils have natural repelling properties, offering an alternative to toxic chemical repellents.  Typically, essential oil bug sprays require more frequent application than deet bug sprays. Species and subspecies of bugs […]
April 7, 2018

Hair Growth / Alopecia

Hair loss can be caused by poor diet, poor circulation, genetic disposition, and certain medical conditions. Diet Related to diet, dry hair can be due to a lack of essential fatty acids.  Oily hair can be related to low amounts of the B vitamins.  Poor color can be related to […]
April 7, 2018


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

Anxiety / Mood / Anti-depressive

Anxiety can be caused by many things.  Over time, these stressors can have a negative physical effect on the body.  Herbs and essential oils have demonstrated sedative and anxiolytic activities in many human studies. Recipes to Help with Anxiety Blog Articles Here’s a fun article about the how stimulating the […]
April 19, 2018


Cedrol is a sesquiterpene alcohol found in cypress, cedar, juniper, and oregano.  It’s aroma may have a relaxing effect in humans. Links to Plants Containing Cedrol   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of […]
May 6, 2018

Cedarwood Virginia (Juniperus virginiana) Research

Latin Name: Juniperus virginiana Family: Cupressaceae Virginia cedarwood has been used for cough, muscle pains, and as a bug repellent.  The tree’s essential oil has an earthy and calming aroma. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description […]
June 29, 2018

Cedarwood (Virginia)

June 30, 2018

Cedarwood Atlas

Cedarwood Atlas Monograph Latin Name: Cedrus atlantica Family: Pinaceae Other Common Names Himalayan cedarwood, Moroccan cedarwood, Atlantic cedar, Atlas cedar Fun Fact A Cedarwood Atlas tree sits on the South Lawn of The White House in Washington, D.C. It was planted when President Jimmy Carter demanded a tree house for his […]
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 […]
November 14, 2018

Make Homemade Cedarwood Essential Oil Candles

It can be fun making your own essential oil candles! Try this cedarwood candle recipe.  It uses cedarwood essential oil, preferred over fragrance oil, which is less natural.  While fragrance oils may smell stronger, they lack the therapeutic benefits of plant based essential oils.  Plus, synthetics can burn unfavorable toxins […]
December 30, 2018

Cedarwood Mothballs – A Recipe to Keep the Moths from Snacking on Your Sweaters

Cedarwood mothballs smell way better than your traditional white mothballs, made from a chemical in coal tar.  Cedarwood has been used for centuries to prevent moth holes in fine clothing and rugs.  Lavender is also an effective deterrent.  It may help keep away the larvae of the common cloth moth, […]