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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Clary Sage: Nature’s Gift to Women (and Men As Well)

Apr 21st 2021

by Dr. Christoph Streicher and Stephanie Chambers After a long search Amrita has finally found a high quality conventional Clary Sage at a decent price. During our search over the last 2 years, we found that most conventional Clary Sage is either low quality or heavily adulterated. We have now found one with a sclareol content of 1% - the compound which is responsible of balancing the female endocrine system. On our search we encountered oils with a sclareol content lower than 0.1%. Such oils from a therapeutic point of view are as good as useless. Although the plants themselves ma …

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Childbirth: The Eastern Versus The Western Approach

Apr 21st 2021

by Stephanie Chambers The Western perception and experience of giving birth focuses on it being a dangerous and painful event, as if it is somehow the birthright of women to suffer in this way. But Eastern approaches like Ayurveda see it in a completely different light. Birth comes after nine months in which the mother to be has been nurtured and spoiled by her husband and family. Everything is designed to keep her in a happy mood as this is what will nourish both her and the baby inside. She is supposed to be showered with love. Ancient texts say she is to be treated with the same kind …

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Harvest for Health

Apr 21st 2021

Leaves turning, cool mornings, a crisp starry Maine night—Fall is definitely here. *You will see the discount after you add the products to your cart. With just a wee bit of shopping, you can breeze through October’s flu season. As everyone knows, ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’, to quote Ben Franklin’s excellent 1736 Poor Richard’s Almanack. And Amrita Aromatherapy has just the perfect ounce! Amrita’s Tri-Essence products are one-ounce packets of power. They’re ‘tri’ because they combine three healing modes: herbal extracts to strengthen the body, essential o …

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Take a deep breath

Apr 21st 2021

Take 25% off 30 stress-relieving products. Calm, centered, serene. That’s where we want to be. Sometimes it’s not so easy. Turbulent times. Changes. There’s always a crisis. Always responsibilities. Always pressures. But you can take charge. And Amrita Aromatherapy is here to help. For centuries, essential oils have been used to enhance stability and to promote peace. No dulling, no deadening, no hardening yourself. No pills, no bottles. Make your home a haven for peace. Be the calm center of your office. Radiate serenity for your family and friends. When you are stressed or anxious, b …

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Fresh Start Promotion

Apr 21st 2021

Fresh Start: Return to a Place of Calm It’s a new dawn. Time to take care of yourself. The world can just wait. A fall walk, that cup of tea, a hot bath—you know that perfect way to unwind. And essential oils and synergy blends add that extra dimension of luxury. Enjoy a spa experience at home. Our favorite blend is ‘Anxiety Free’. Immediately when you open the bottle, the luscious floral scent of Ylang Ylang instantly affects the brain, sending signals of relaxation and emotional peacefulness. On the subtle level, the synergy of three powerful oils—Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, and Myrrh—he …

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Really Achieve Your New Year's Resolutions

Apr 21st 2021

Perhaps you’ve made your New Year’s Resolutions. 45% of Americans do. StatisticBrain.com reports “People who explicitly make resolutions are ten times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions.” BUT, Forbes.com reports, “Only 8% of people ACHIEVE their New Year’s Resolutions.” We’re three days in, the resolutions are fresh, but maybe you’re ready to stack the odds in your favor. Here are some essential oils and essential oil blends that traditionally people have found helpful for common resolutions: Stop Eating Too Much / Stop Smoking Quit Cra …

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