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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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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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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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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