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April 27, 2017
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Dill

Dill essential oil is steam distilled from the Umbelliferae plant. It has antispasmodic, antibacterial, expectorant, and stimulant properties. The dill plant is mentioned in the Egyptian Papyrus of Ebers as far back as 1550 B.C. Roman gladiators rubbed dill onto … Continue reading

March 23, 2017
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Coriander

Coriander essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the seeds of the Umbelliferae (parsley) plant. Historically, the Chinese have used coriander to treat dysentery, painful hernias, measles, nausea, piles (inflamed hemorrhoids), and toothaches. Because of its estrogen content, coriander may help … Continue reading

February 16, 2017
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Pink Pepper

Pink pepper, or Brazilian peppertree, essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of a tree in the Anacardiaceae family. Some of its properties include antibacterial, antifungal, and diuretic. Historically, pink pepper was used as a medicine for an assortment of … Continue reading

February 9, 2017
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Diffuser Blend for Romance

Diffusing the right essential oils is a great way to set the mood for romance. Here is a Calming Romance Blend to diffuse when you want to create a romantic atmosphere. Sandalwood is known as an aphrodisiac, and goldenrod is … Continue reading

January 12, 2017
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Melissa

Melissa essential oil, also known as lemon balm, is steam-distilled from the leaves of the Melissa officinalis plant in the mint family. Melissa is one of the earliest known medicinal herbs. Historically, it was used for nervous disorders and many … Continue reading

November 24, 2016
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Cassia

Cassia essential oil is steam-distilled from the bark of the Cinnamomum cassia tree in the Lauraceae family. It has a spicy, warm, sweet aroma. Historically, cassia has been widely used as a domestic spice. It has also been used medicinally … Continue reading

October 4, 2016
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Ginger

Ginger essential oil is steam-distilled from rhizomes of the Zingiber officinale plant. Historically, ginger has been an esteemed spice known to help the digestive system. Up to 4,ooo years ago, the ancient Greeks used it in gingerbread, Romans put it … Continue reading

September 8, 2016
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Peppermint

  Peppermint essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves, stems, and flower buds of the Mentha piperita plant. For centuries, peppermint has been used for a variety of purposes. It is known to soothe digestion and freshen breath, as well … Continue reading

August 6, 2016
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Lavender

Lavender essential oil is steam-distilled from the flowering tops of the Lavandula plant in the mint family. It has a floral, sweet, herbaceous aroma that is emotionally and spiritually uplifting. During medieval times, it was used both for chastity and … Continue reading

July 2, 2016
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Clary Sage

Clary sage essential oil is steam-distilled from the Salvia sclarea plant of the mint family. Its spicy, hay-like aroma brings a sense of calm and euphoria. Historically, it was nicknamed “clear eyes” and was well known during the Middle Ages … Continue reading

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