Product Spotlight: Palo Santo

Aug 20th 2021

Written by Maddy O. Amrita Aromatherapy is proud to announce a new product, Palo Santo! The Latin name, Bursera graveolens, is derived from gravis, which means ‘heavy’, and olens, which means ‘smelling’. It is the perfect name for this woody, sweet balsamic aroma with nuances of citrus, mint, and soft spice. Whereas Palo Santo is the Spanish name given to this South American tree. It means “holy wood” or “sacred wood” which is very fitting given the many uses in spiritual practices.The Making of Palo Santo This wonderful essential oil is steam distilled from trees that gr …

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Fibromyalgia: Ignore The Pain And Carry On As Normal?

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers Fibromyalgia is a strange condition. It’s basically chronic widespread pain accompanied by fatigue, disturbed sleep and an increased sensitivity to being touched. Some also experience tingling skin, muscle spasms, weak limbs, nerve pain, palpitations, muscle twitching, bowel problems and a host of other issues. Many also experience fogginess such as an inability to concentrate, memory problems and other cognitive issues. And anxiety and depression are commonly also experienced.WHY IS IT HARD TO WORK OUT THAT YOU HAVE IT? Doctors don't like it because there is no …

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Puberty Bliss: How Essential Oils Can Help Teenagers

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers Too often we associate our teen years with angst and emotional turmoil rather than positive emotions like joy and bliss. Growing up in Australia, where a lot of emphasis is put on our final exam at school, I remember my fellow teens bursting into tears due the stress involved. I also remember the peer pressures and how often personal identities were sacrificed due to infatuations with boyfriends and girlfriends and our quest for love. Late nights, binge drinking, drugs and other influences certainly didn’t help. I was just lucky that I had taken up Transcendenta …

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Nanotechnology Nightmares For Skincare

Apr 21st 2021

Whenever scientists discover they can do something, they get so excited about the possibilities of making applications for this discovery (and making money) that they forget about the consequences. Look at Genetically Modified Organisms and other gene manipulations, for example. Now, they have discovered they can manipulate matter on the tiny “nano” scale (thousands of times tinier than a human hair) and create products, which they are forcing upon us. But the risks for us are extremely high. I would like to thank one of our affiliates for alerting me of this issue via their blog orga …

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Bring The Beach To Your Home

Apr 21st 2021

by Annalisa Fredrickson When was the last time you went to the beach? When many people think of the beach they think of relaxation, rejuvenation and that heavenly feeling of the sun on their back. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to pack your bags and get to a beach (especially if you live in Iowa). If you are craving a beach getaway, but cannot get to a beach this weekend (or this year), bring the qualities of the beach to your very own home! Set aside some time to give yourself a mini-spa hour or afternoon. Put on some relaxing music, light some candles, and spend some time gi …

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Essential Oils For Sinus Infections

Apr 21st 2021

by Annalisa Fredrickson Feeling stuffy or dealing with a sinus infection? During the winter many people get sinus infections due to the cold, dry weather and exposure to many germs. Read on to learn more about sinuses, what a sinus infection is, and how to soothe your sinuses. What do your sinuses do and what causes a sinus infection? The sinuses are air-filled spaces located throughout your head. They are: Above the eyes near the brow area (Frontal sinuses) Inside your cheekbones (Maxillary sinuses) Between your eyes (Ethmoid sinuses) Behind the nasal cavity (Sphenoid sinuses). Th …

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Can Essential Oils Help Treat Cancer?

Apr 21st 2021

by Dr Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. and Stephanie Chambers Chemotherapy and radiotherapy aren’t the only way to kill cancer cells. Essential oils appear to be able to do this, at least under laboratory conditions and in certain concentrations. This leads one to hope that in future patients will be able to use them in treatment instead of having to suffer from the well-known side effects of current treatments. A study by researchers from China and Germany (Zu Y, Yu H, Liang L, Fu Y, Efferth T, Liu X and Wu N, 2010 1) on the antibacterial effects of ten essential oils on in vitro toxicolog …

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Can You Use Essential Oils For Period Pain?

Apr 21st 2021

by Dr Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. and Annalisa Fredrickson Do you suffer from painful periods or menstrual cramps? Painful periods, also referred to as dysmenorrhea, can be debilitating for females of all ages, causing them to miss work or school. While the root cause of dysmenorrhea should be addressed by looking at lifestyle and dietary habits, essential oils have been shown to relieve pain and ease cramps during painful periods. One study[1] of 67 female college students put the theory to test. The researchers found a group of female college students who rated their menstrual pain …

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Can You Use Essential Oils To Overcome Acne?

Apr 21st 2021

by Dr Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. and Stephanie Chambers As many teenagers and adults know, acne is a complex condition that isn’t easy to overcome. A slow-growing bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is thought to be involved in the development of the condition (Kirschbaum and Kligman, 1963 1). A study by researchers from China and Germany (Zu Y, Yu H, Liang L, Fu Y, Efferth T, Liu X and Wu N, 2010 2) on the antibacterial effects of ten essential oils on P. acnes was published in the Molecules Journal. It demonstrated that cinnamon, thyme, and rose essential oils h …

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Healing From a Broken Bone

Apr 21st 2021

Mary Asks: Comment: I broke my leg, had surgery and have bruising and swelling in ankle and foot. Was wondering if Circulation and Lymph Glow or Lymph and Skin Restoration help with the healing? I have been using Body Regenerator for pain and it works wonderfully. Thanks for you time. Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear Mary, In your situation, Body Regenerator will be most helpful. You can upgrade Body Regenerator by adding 3 - 5% helichrysum. You can also alternate between Body Regenerator and Circulation and Lymph Glow. Best Wishes for Healing, Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. …

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