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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Spring Cleaning With Essential Oils

Apr 21st 2021

by Annalisa Fredrickson It’s that time of year! Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and temperatures are rising. This is a perfect time for spring-cleaning your home. Clear away dust and clutter, donate things you don’t need, and start the warm months off with a clean slate. But, before leaving your computer or phone to clean, think for a minute, what kind of cleaners are you using? Cleaning with chemicals exposes you and your family to toxins that can be harmful to you and your family’s health. This year, maybe it’s time to try something new? Making your own cleaning suppli …

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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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Essential Oils And The Mind

Apr 21st 2021

by Dr Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. and Stephanie Chambers Are you someone who gets to the exam and can’t remember anything? Well it may be that you need to smell some peppermint before you go into the exam room. This is what a large study by researchers from the Human Cognitive Neuroscience Unit at the University of Northumbria in the UK found (Moss M, Hewitt S, Moss L, and Wesnes K, 20081). Their findings were published in the International Journal of Neuroscience. One hundred and forty healthy volunteers were randomly assigned to smell peppermint or ylang-ylang or no aroma before be …

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Essential Oils to Restore Mobility

Apr 21st 2021

S.C. Asks: My sister fractured her wrist and her forearm was in a cast for one month. Her upper and forearm is now stiff. She will be starting physio to loosen her joints. What essential oils will her her restore her arm and hand function? Thanks Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear S.C., In this situation it is best to alternate between Body Regenerator and Unbounded Body Tri-Essences. Besides the essential oil blends, they contain herbal extracts and flower essences suitable for this situation. You can upgrade the Body Regenerator by adding an additional 2% helichrysum and the Unbo …

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Alzheimers: Do Our Brains Need Oil?

Apr 21st 2021

by Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. and Stephanie Chambers Unfortunately Alzheimer’s disease is becoming increasingly common. Worldwide more than 35 million people are suffering from this illness 1. It is chronic degenerative disease which affects the neurons in the brain. A study by Japanese researchers 2 on 28 elderly people with dementia - 17 of whom had Alzheimer's disease - showed that aromatherapy was an efficacious therapy for dementia and that it may improve cognitive function, especially in Alzheimer’s patients. The subjects were tested four times: 28 days before they comme …

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Food-Grade Oils for Bees

Apr 21st 2021

Mary Asks: I need to purchase spearmint and lemongrass oils for my bees. I read the oil must be food grade...is Amrita considered safe for them? Thanks, Mary Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear Mary, Absolutely. Amrita's lemongrass is even certified organic. For the spearmint you have the choice between Scotch and native. Both are food grade, the native also certified organic. Best Wishes, Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. Original Published: 2015-04-04 / Last Modified: 2021-10-11 …

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Essential Oils for Asthma

Apr 21st 2021

Kimber W. Asks: My four year old nephew has been having asthma attacks. What do you recommend? Dr. Streicher Answers: Dear Kimber, There is acute care and long term asthma management. You will be able to get any asthma attack under control by applying Roman chamomile 10% in a quickly penetrating carrier oil (jojoba, hazelnut) on chest and back. Long term care: Use Amrita's allergy easer in a diffuser. Careful with the nebulizer, it can easily be overdone. This may often prevent an attack from happening. Kind Regards, Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. Original Published: …

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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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