Product Spotlight: Palo Santo

Aug 20th 2021

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 grow along the Pacific Coa …

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Oiling Our Orifices: Clearing The Nasal Passages

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers According to Ayurveda, it is beneficial to regularly apply oil to the various orifices in our body (mouth, nose, ears, anus, vagina, eyes). Toxins are thought to accumulate in the channels of the body, so it is important to keep them clear. In this blog, we will look at oiling the nasal passages. Some research has confirmed the benefits of these practices. Sometimes, these oils can be herbalized using essential oils to achieve specific effects. Unlike Western approaches for clearing stuffy noses, this approach is inexpensive and free of side-effects if practiced …

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Oiling Our Orifices: Beginning With Our Mouths

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers According to Ayurveda, it is beneficial to regularly apply oil to the various orifices in our body (mouth, nose, ears, anus, vagina, eyes). In this blog, we will look at oiling the mouth. Some research has confirmed the benefits of these practices. Sometimes, these oils can be herbalized using essential oils to achieve specific effects. Some believe that the tongue is like the feet in terms of reflexology, and that each segment of the human tongue is linked to specific parts of the body, so oiling the mouth can have an effect on the body as a whole. In Ayurveda, …

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Want To Try Making Something Special?

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers Have you ever wanted to try your hand at making something using essential oils? Whether it’s to save money or to make special handmade gifts for your friends and family, we at Amrita are happy to help. Some people like to make soaps, candles or their own moisturizers and add their favorite essential oils to them. There are lots of recipes online you may like to try. For most of the essential oils, Amrita has a special tabbed section which describes the other essential oils it blends well with under the Blends With tab. In terms of essential oil recipes, we hav …

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Essential Oil Winter Immunity

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers and Dr. Christoph Streicher As snow is starting to fall in many parts of the country, many of us are starting to reach for our hot herbal teas in an effort to avoid the nasty side of winter – colds and flus. But how can essential oils help us strengthen our immunity and avoid infection? Some essential oils that you can use to help you be strong this winter (not in order of importance): Juniper Berry – This oil is known for its purifying and detoxifying qualities. Hospitals in France used to burn sprigs of juniper berry in hallways to clear the air and prevent i …

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New Essential Oils: Rosewood and Organic Gingergrass

Apr 21st 2021

Amrita is excited to announce the arrival of two new products, Rosewood and Organic Gingergrass essential oils.ROSEWOOD Rosewood essential oil is treasured by many people due to its uplifting, calming and heart warming qualities and its rejuvenating skin properties. Make sure you only buy it from sustainable sources. From Dr. Christoph Streicher, founder of Amrita Aromatherapy: "Rosewood oil has become very rare. Most of what is on the market has been extended with synthetic linalool and the natural part is commonly not harvested in a sustainable way. I had been searchi …

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What Are We Thankful For?

Apr 21st 2021

Thanksgiving is a good time of year to reflect back on the year and to think about what we are grateful for. Here at Amrita, our list of gratitude and appreciation is as follows: Farmers: They toil out in the hot sun, planting, weeding and later gently harvesting the leaves, twigs, bark, roots, seeds, flowers and fruits that are used to make the essential oils we sell. Please see some of the photos on this page that show them hard at work. Distillers: Sometimes this is done by the farmers themselves, by collectives of farmers or by processing plants. They gently extract the volati …

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Gifts You Can Make Using Essential Oils

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers The holiday gift giving season is fast approaching. Here are some ideas for gifts you can make for family and friends: Scented Candles – For example, use Mountain Forest Synergy to make pine-scented candles. Or use Sweet Orange Essential Oil if you want an uplifting citrus scent. Use 2 cups of soy wax flakes and melt them in the microwave to create the wax (cover the cup with plastic and melt in 10 second increments, taking it out and stirring with a wooden spoon or stick to encourage the melting). Use an oven mitt to handle. Tie the wick to a pencil and put t …

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Essential Oils For Birth, Babies and Toddlers

Apr 21st 2021

Kim Asked: Dear Dr. Streicher, Firstly, thank you for being a pioneer in the field of medical aromatherapy. As a consumer and enthusiast, I appreciate buying high quality, organic, unadulterated therapeutic essential oils to use for my family. We will soon welcome our second child, and already have a 21-month-old daughter. Since we will have a newborn and toddler in the house during cold and flu season, I have just ordered from you Thyme Linalol and Eucalyptus Radiata. I am not planning on using them in any dilution topically on the kids until after they turn 2 years old, but is it …

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Why Is Massage More Effective When It Involves Using Aromatherapy Essential Oils?

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers I remember when I had my first massage. I was sixteen. I walked home afterward and felt like I was gliding home. Then, I did some yoga and I was able to do things I had never been able to do before. It was amazing. I was so excited by this discovery of what massage could do that I enrolled to do a part-time course to become certified in Swedish massage, run by the same person who gave me my first massage. My mother was horrified, as she thought it might lead to my working in a massage parlor (a euphemism for a brothel in her day). So I had to pay for the course …

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