eucalyptus

January 27, 2018

Basic Plant Identification

First, What type of plant is it?      Woody tall plant – shrub or tree Broad leafed  – has leaves and flowers (Angiosperm) Evergreen – has needles and cones (Gymnosperm) 2.   Herbs and other plants Monocot or Dicot Monocots have one root, one seed leaf,  parallel veins on leaves, and floral parts […]
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 2, 2018
essential oil bug spray

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 3, 2018
Absorption Enhancement / Transdermal Delivery

Absorption Enhancement

Some drugs are administered as a patch or ointment thru the skin.  Certain plant substances have shown potential in aiding cutaneous absorption enhancement / transdermal delivery of medicines.  Essential oils with their fat soluble structure have been studied as a potential skin penetration enhancer. Absorption Enhancement Recipes   Blog Articles […]
April 3, 2018
Anti-allergy

Anti-allergy / Anti-histamine

Allergies can be topical, respiratory, or digestive, and result in an immune system overreaction to a substance.  This can release histamines, which cause wheezing, rashes, sneezing, vomiting, and even anaphylactic shock.  People can be allergic to specific foods, plants, animals, and chemicals.  Human studies are lacking, and more research is […]
April 4, 2018
antiseptic

Antiseptic

Antiseptic ointments are topical disinfectants applied to cleanse microbes from tissue and surface areas to prevent the spread of infections. Antiseptic Recipes   Blog Articles   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each […]
April 4, 2018
antiviral

Antiviral

Antiviral herbs and essential oils may help reduce viral infections.  Echinacea has proven noteworthy in helping with prevention of common cold viruses.  For most botanicals, more research is needed to determine safe and effective amounts. Antiviral – Recipes Blog Articles Can essential oils offer antiviral activities against the flu?  Read […]
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

Laundry Stain Pretreating Recipe

This laundry stain pretreating recipe helps to cut the stains on cloths without using harsh ingredients. Laundry Stain Pretreating Ingredients 2 cups white vinegar 1 cup hydrogen peroxide 1 cup water 2 teaspoons Eucalyptus globulus essential oil 2 teaspoons Dawn brand dish detergent 2 teaspoons of baking soda Laundry Stain […]
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 10, 2018
Absorption Enhancement / Transdermal Delivery

Camphor Chest Rub Recipe

This Camphor Chest Rub Recipe is like a homemade version of the vick’s brand rub.  Adults, apply around neck and chest or on feet to help with congestion. Camphor Chest Rub Recipe Ingredients 2 ounces of coconut oil 1 ounce of bee’s wax 10 drops of eucalyptus or niaouli EO […]
April 10, 2018
shower cleaner recipe

Daily Shower Cleaner Recipe

Take a shower, then give the walls and floors a quick spray with this Daily Shower Cleaner Recipe.  The vinegar and essential oils help reduce soap build up, mold, and other grime. Daily Shower Cleaner Recipe Ingredients 16 ounces of vinegar 16 ounces of water 1 Tablespoon of dish detergent or […]