Product Spotlight: Palo Santo

Aug 20th 2021

Written by Maddy O. 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 gr …

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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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Bring The Beach To Your Home

Apr 21st 2021

by Annalisa Fredrickson When was the last time you went to the beach? When many people think of the beach they think of relaxation, rejuvenation and that heavenly feeling of the sun on their back. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to pack your bags and get to a beach (especially if you live in Iowa). If you are craving a beach getaway, but cannot get to a beach this weekend (or this year), bring the qualities of the beach to your very own home! Set aside some time to give yourself a mini-spa hour or afternoon. Put on some relaxing music, light some candles, and spend some time gi …

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Can Essential Oils Help Treat Cancer?

Apr 21st 2021

by Dr Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. and Stephanie Chambers Chemotherapy and radiotherapy aren’t the only way to kill cancer cells. Essential oils appear to be able to do this, at least under laboratory conditions and in certain concentrations. This leads one to hope that in future patients will be able to use them in treatment instead of having to suffer from the well-known side effects of current treatments. A study by researchers from China and Germany (Zu Y, Yu H, Liang L, Fu Y, Efferth T, Liu X and Wu N, 2010 1) on the antibacterial effects of ten essential oils on in vitro toxicolog …

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Can You Use Essential Oils For Period Pain?

Apr 21st 2021

by Dr Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. and Annalisa Fredrickson Do you suffer from painful periods or menstrual cramps? Painful periods, also referred to as dysmenorrhea, can be debilitating for females of all ages, causing them to miss work or school. While the root cause of dysmenorrhea should be addressed by looking at lifestyle and dietary habits, essential oils have been shown to relieve pain and ease cramps during painful periods. One study[1] of 67 female college students put the theory to test. The researchers found a group of female college students who rated their menstrual pain …

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Can You Use Essential Oils To Overcome Acne?

Apr 21st 2021

by Dr Christoph Streicher, Ph.D. and Stephanie Chambers As many teenagers and adults know, acne is a complex condition that isn’t easy to overcome. A slow-growing bacteria called Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) is thought to be involved in the development of the condition (Kirschbaum and Kligman, 1963 1). A study by researchers from China and Germany (Zu Y, Yu H, Liang L, Fu Y, Efferth T, Liu X and Wu N, 2010 2) on the antibacterial effects of ten essential oils on P. acnes was published in the Molecules Journal. It demonstrated that cinnamon, thyme, and rose essential oils h …

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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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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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