April 17, 2018


Aromadendrene is a sesquiterpene, as found in eucalyptus, manuka, and patchouli. Sesquiterpenes are less volatile than monoterpenes, but still prone to oxidation.  They have a strong odor.  If oxidized (exposed to air) they could cause skin irritation and/or mucous membrane irritation. Links to Plants Containing Aromadendrene RESEARCH The listings of […]
April 24, 2018

Terpineol (alpha, beta, or gamma) / Terpinen-4-ol / Terpinolene

Terpineol is an alcohol as in cajeput, eucalyptus, niaouli, tea tree, manuka, pine, petitgrain, marjoram, wild carrot seed, and ravensara. Alcohols are the most therapeutically beneficial type of component in an essential oil, and have a low toxicity for safer use with fragile populations (like the elderly).  Alcohols can be sensitizing when […]
May 9, 2018

Comfrey Joint Cream Recipe

The comfrey plant has long been used by our ancestors as a topical remedy for pain, inflammation and wounds.  Scientific research has shown some benefits of using comfrey for joint pains. Comfrey Joint Cream Recipe Step 1: Make the Tincture 1 ounce of dried comfrey root or 2 ounces of […]
May 13, 2018

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) Research

Latin Name: Eucalyptus globulus Family: Myrtaceae Eucalyptus is a popular essential oil, tested for its antimicrobial properties, and often used as an insect repellent and to open breathing. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of […]
June 25, 2018


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 26, 2018

Green Cleaning

What is Green Cleaning? By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT, RYT Green cleaning is the use of environmentally friendly ingredients that are also less harmful to humans and pets.  They are low toxicity, noncarcinogenic, and do not bio-accumulate. Commonly used dangerous cleaners like ammonia and bleach can cause […]