March 7, 2018
edible flowers

Edible Flowers

Pictured: Edible Flowers in a Salad By: Kathy Sadowski, Master of Science Degree in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT As we head into Spring and Summer, edible flowers offer a gorgeous and delicious way to spruce up a salad, garnish a drink, and decorate cupcakes.  Make sure to use organically grown, […]
March 20, 2018
Rose Petal Jam Recipe

Rose Petal Jam Recipe

This rose petal jam recipe is divine, with roses imparting a fruity, velvety, and slightly sweet flavor.  Turn a piece of toast into a luxurious breakfast, or dress up pancakes for the holidays with this fancy spread. Rose Petal Jam Ingredients 3 cups of apple juice 1 pealed apple, sliced […]
April 3, 2018
analgesic

Analgesic / Pain

Analgesic substances reduce pain in a variety of ways: as a local anesthetic or anti-nociceptive, and also via the nervous system.  The menthol constituent in peppermint has shown topical anti-nociceptive activity, lavender aromatherapy has shown to calm nerves after surgery to help reduce pain, and comfrey has been used for […]
April 4, 2018

Aphrodisiac

Aphrodisiac substances may promote passion and sexual arousal. Here is a link to an interesting review of aphrodisiac herbs written by Cathy Wong, ND:  Devil’s Claw and Other Natural Aphrodisiacs Aphrodisiac Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with […]
April 7, 2018
headache relief

Headache Relief

Headaches can have a variety of causes.  While the physical root of the problem is lack of blood flow to the brain, reasons can be hormonal, stress related, caused by poor posture, low blood sugar, food allergies, caffeine withdrawal, drugs, and more. For a tension headache, place heat around the […]
April 8, 2018
female health

Female Health

A variety of herbs have been shown to help with female health issues such as menstrual pains, menopause, and more. Recipes to Help with Female Health Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description […]
April 19, 2018

Citronellol

Citronellol is an alcohol found in citronella, eucalyptus, geranium, lemon, and rose. 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 oxidized, so proper storage is important. Links to […]
April 20, 2018

Geraniol

Geraniol is a monoterpenol alcohol found in citronella, geranium, thyme, melissa, lemon balm, basil, palmarosa, coriander, and rose. 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 oxidized, so […]
April 25, 2018

Phenethyl Alcohol / Benzyl Carbinol

Phenethyl alcohol is found in rose, neroli, ylang ylang, and geranium.  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 oxidized, so proper storage is important. Links to Plants […]
June 13, 2018

Infused Rose Petal Oil

Roses are beginning to bloom, and their fragrant rose petals can be used to create an aromatically delightful infused oil.  Making this recipe is relatively easy, it just requires about two weeks of being patient!  Be sure to use rose petals that have not been sprayed with pesticides or chemicals. […]
July 17, 2018

Home Herbal Spa Bath Ideas

Life can get stressful, and you have earned the right to pamper yourself with an at home spa bath!  Melt the stress away and soak your worries into oblivion in a tub of fresh flower petals, oil infused herbs, or crushed flower bath salts.  Some gentle herbs to include in […]
July 18, 2018

Rose