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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

May 19, 2016
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Clove

Clove essential oil is steam-distilled from the flower buds of a tree in the Myrtaceae family. Its spicy, warm, and woody aroma is said to be a mental stimulant. Historically, clove was used for skin infections, digestive upsets, intestinal parasites, … Continue reading

April 2, 2016
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Spearmint

Spearmint essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of the Mentha spicata plant. Its pleasant, minty, and slightly fruity aroma is milder than peppermint. Historically, spearmint was used to relieve hiccups, colic, nausea, indigestion, flatulence, headaches, sores, and scabs. The … Continue reading

March 10, 2016
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Lemon

Lemon essential oil is cold-pressed from the rind of Citrus limon. Historically, lemon was used to fight food poisoning, malaria, typhoid epidemics, and scurvy and to lower blood pressure and help with liver issues, arthritis, and muscular aches and pains. … Continue reading

February 8, 2016
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Rose

Rose essential oil is steam distilled from the flowers of Rosa damascena, or the Bulgarian rose. Historically, rose was known for its healing properties and has been utilized in medicine throughout the ages. Some of the oldest uses of rose … Continue reading

January 9, 2016
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Eucalyptus Globulus

Eucalyptus globulus essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of myrtle shrubs and trees and is known for its fresh, woody scent. Historically, eucalyptus leaves were used to bind up serious wounds and were known to prevent infection and promote … Continue reading

December 10, 2015
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Cinnamon Bark

Cinnamon bark essential oil is steam distilled from the bark of Cinnamomum verum and is known for its spicy, warm, and sweet scent. Cinnamon is an ancient spice that was used in just about every prescription issued in ancient China. It … Continue reading

November 19, 2015
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Lime Essential Oil Spotlight

Lime essential oil is cold pressed from the peel of Citrus latifolia. Lime is know for its antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, restorative, and tonic properties. Historically, lime was used to help with fevers, infections, sore throats, and colds. Common uses for … Continue reading

September 18, 2015
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Tea Tree

Tea tree essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree of the myrtle family. Historically, the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia were used to heal cuts, wounds, and skin infections. Today, tea tree essential oil is … Continue reading

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