What is Lavender Maillette?

Apr 21st 2021

Denise Asks: What is Lavender Maillette? I've not heard of it before? Dr.Streicher Answers: Many people find it the most pleasant lavender. It is also very reasonably priced because it is a high yield clone. But it is not genetically engineered. Lavender Maillette is particularly high in linalyl acetate. This gives it a fine and rather sweet aroma. If a perfumer wants to work with a natural lavender (which is rather unusual for today’s perfumery) lavender maillette is the oil of choice. At this point, all lavender maillette comes from France. Use it whenever yo …

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Toe Nail Fungus Treatment

Apr 21st 2021

Jean Y. Asks: Hi Dr. Streicher, I need to know what a toe nail fungus treatment would be. I have tried tea tree oil and the patient does not like the strong smell. Is there a different oil that can be used? Would it be used straight or diluted with olive or jojoba or another oil? I am an acupuncturist and really like essential oils but am not sure what would be effective for nail fungus. Thanks! Dr. Streicher Answers: Here are two alternatives as a nail fungus treatment: First, there is Oregano Oil, which also is not very pleasant smelling but …

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Taking Essential Oils Internally

Apr 21st 2021

Anthony Z. Asks: I see a couple Essential Oil Companies that advise people to use their Essential Oils internally. They also argue that their oils are the only "Therapeutic Grade" on the market. I am unaware of Any agency that regulates or tests for any such grade. I'd like to hear your thoughts on this matter. Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear Anthony, Taking essential oils internally has been a medicinal healing modality for a long time, particularly in France where aromatherapy is almost exclusively in the hands of medical doctors. To prescribe essential oils int …

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Tri-Essence PowerBlends™ in Clinical Practice

Apr 21st 2021

Dr. David K. Asks: Greetings! I am interested in exploring the application of Tri-Essence Power Blends in clinical practice. Here in California, we see so many adrenal, blood sugar, liver, HPA axis, digestive issues, heavy metal issues, hidden parasites, mineral and fatty acid deficiencies, lymph congestion, sexual hormonal challenges, and more. I saw your current line, and would like more detailed understanding of them, and explore if other remedies would be appropriate for current challenges. Blessings, DK Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear …

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A Tri-Doshic Blend

Apr 21st 2021

Barbe Jo Asks: I have purchased your certified organic rose otto and your certified organic sandalwood Tamil Nadu essential oil. I have made a facial serum using both in a base of jojoba. Is this a blend that is tri-doshic? I know it is great for pitta skin. If not tri-doshic, what essential oils would I need to add to the two to make a serum for Vata and one for Kapha? Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear Barbe Jo, This is a good formula for pitta skin, it is also fine for vata skin. It does no harm for kapha skin. But the kapha skin (oily, acne) is the only skin whic …

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Cold Storage for Essential Oils

Apr 21st 2021

Barbe Jo Asks: Do you recommend keeping organic rose otto essential oil in the refrigerator? Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear Barbe Jo, As long as you use your essential oils within a reasonable amount of time, there is no need to put them into the fridge. Rose oil is not among the faster deteriorating oils; citrus and conifers are. But if you use up a bottle only over many months, like you may do with rose oil because it is so expensive, you will end up with little essential oil and a lot of air in the bottle. If you keep that longer it is good to put it into t …

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Essential Oils for High Blood Pressure

Apr 21st 2021

Helene Asks: Do you suggest individual or combination products to assist someone with high blood pressure? Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear Helene, Everyone is different. I suggest you use single notes like ylang ylang, sweet marjoram etc. one at a time to determine to which one you respond best. Christoph Streicher, PhD Original Published: 2014-12-18T08:00:00+08:00 UTC / Last Modified: 2021-07-15T22:00:08+00:00 UTC …

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Essential Oils and Young Children

Apr 21st 2021

Megan Asks: Hello, I am very new to essential oils. I am seeking out alternatives to treating my children when they have minor ailments. They have a lot of colds and night time coughing. They are ages 5,3, and 4 months. Is it safe to diffuse a respiratory blend? Thanks! Dr. Streicher Answers Hello Megan, At this age I would use only very mild oils, and it is very important not to overdo it. In particular with the nebulizer diffuser, otherwise the best diffuser, it can be overdone. Eucalyptus radiata and Eucalyptus staigeriana are the mildest eucalyptuses. …

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Essential Oils and Pets

Apr 21st 2021

Sharon Asks: My husband recently purchased some of your EOs for me. I have some concerns about the use of oils with pets - especially cats. Would it be ok to diffuse Cinnamon Bark around cats. I have a nebulizer. I know some oils are problematic since they do not metabolize well in a cats liver. Do you have a list of oils that should or shouldn't be used with cats and dogs? Thanks. Dr. Streicher Answers: Hello Sharon, The liver of cats is deficient in their ability to eliminate essential oil compounds. They lack enzyme glucuronyl tranferase. In particular, …

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Adding to Baby Lotion

Apr 21st 2021

Courtney L. Asks: I am interested in adding essential oils to my baby's lotion. Is that safe? Are there certain oils you would recommend? Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear Courtney, For babies, use only 1% (10 drops per fl. oz.). Roman chamomile, French lavender, and Rose are wonderful oils for babies. Best Wishes, Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. Original Published: 2014-12-31T08:00:00+08:00 UTC / Last Modified: 2021-07-15T22:00:08+00:00 UTC …

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