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 you use lavender f …

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New Organic Lavender, Melissa And Neroli Hydrosols

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers After a careful search for good quality suppliers, Amrita Aromatherapy now stocks Organic Lavender Hydrosol, Organic Melissa Hydrosol and Organic Neroli Hydrosol, in addition to Organic Rose Hydrosol and Organic Frankincense Hydrosol. Hydrosols are produced during the steam distillation of essential oils. They are 100% pure and natural. The water-attracted (hydrophilic) compounds of the plant remain in the distillation water. They embody all the benefits and therapeutic properties of the essential oil, hydrate the skin and are particularly recommended for sen …

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PTSD – Can Essential Oils Help Heal The Trauma?

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers and Dr. Christoph Streicher Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is mental health condition that can develop after experiencing a traumatic event like being at war or being raped, or being involved in a major accident or assault. Although a complex and difficult disorder, essential oils may be used help with some of the symptoms commonly experienced. Around 3.6% of adult Americans (5.2 million people) currently suffer from PTSD.WHAT IS PTSD? People who suffer from this condition experience the same adrenalin “fight-or-flight” response, even though they are no l …

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Oil of Oregano: Nature’s Antibiotic?

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers Oregano is a common perennial herb that many of us have used to flavor our meals. It is native to the Mediterranean region and to the warmer parts of western and southwestern Eurasia. It also grows in some colder areas, but there it is considered an annual rather than a perennial because it doesn’t survive the winters. There are a number of varieties of it. It has purple flowers and is related to marjoram and sometimes called wild marjoram. Oregano was used by the ancient Greeks for a variety of ailments. It’s said that Hippocrates - the “father of medicine” - oft …

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Travel Essentials

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers As school is about to go back, many people have to travel. Here are some tips that might help make it a bit easier on your body.KEEP VATA AT BAY According to Ayurveda, traveling increases the Vata body type. Vata is already the quality of “movement”, so by traveling you are making it worse. This can cause your skin to feel dry and for you to get what I call a “travel tummy” where you end up spending far too much time in the bathroom. To reduce Vata while you are traveling, try as much to stick to a normal routine (e.g. go to bed on time) and eat warm oily food …

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12 Days of Christmas 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Apr 21st 2021

The 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Gift Guide to 2020 “What can we do to bring people together this Holiday Season?” was the question the Amrita experts kept being asked. Thus, with keeping traditions in mind, the exquisite oils that were selected provide a variety of physical, spiritual remedies, spiritual, and enhancements for your routines.“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:A partridge in a pear tree.” The Cedar Atlas is closely related to the biblical Lebanon Cedar, which is why Cedar Atlas puts the “therapy” in “aromatherapy.” By adding a few drops of this oil in …

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A New Way To Do New Year's Resolutions

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers and Dr. Christoph Streicher Instead of ushering the New Year with alchohol, you may like to try this ritual: Put a drop or 2 of diluted Frankincense Essential Oil on your forehead. Dilite it to 3-5% in Jojoba or Hazelnut oil. Start creating a wish / resolution list for 2016. Put on another drop. Read the list to yourself (or you can do the whole ritual in a circle of friends). Finish with another drop of Frankincense. You can do this on New Year's Eve or anytime in the early days of 2016. Work out a plan of how you are going to achieve your goals, and inclu …

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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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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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