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January 16, 2018
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Grapefruit

Grapefruit essential oil (Citrus x paradisi) is cold-pressed from the fruit rinds. This oil is known for its clean, fresh, bitter, citrusy odor. Grapefruit essential oil has antidepressant, antiseptic, disinfectant, diuretic, stimulant, and tonic properties. This oil mainly affects the … Continue reading

December 28, 2017
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Balsam Fir

Balsam fir essential oil (Abies balsamea) is steam-distilled from the branches of conifer trees. It is known for its fresh, clean, balsamic, and sweet odor. Balsam fir contains antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, sedative, and tonic properties. This essential oil … Continue reading

November 29, 2017
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Nutmeg

Nutmeg essential oil (Myristica fragrans) is steam-distilled from fruits and seeds of the plant. It has a strong, sweet, musky, and spicy odor. This oil possesses anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antiseptic, stimulant (cerebral, circulatory), laxative, and tonic properties. Nutmeg has been used … Continue reading

September 26, 2017
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Hyssop

Hyssop essential oil is steam-distilled from the stems and leaves of the Hyssopus officinalis plant in the mint family. Historically, it was used to prevent plague. It has many health-supporting properties, such as anticatarrhal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, diuretic, and sedative. … Continue reading

September 7, 2017
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Yarrow

Yarrow essential oil is steam-distilled from the flowering tops of the Achillea millfolium plant. It is prized for its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, and styptic properties. Historically, yarrow was used to by Germanic tribes to treat battle wounds. Folklore refers to … Continue reading

August 24, 2017
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Helichrysum

Helichrysum essential oil is steam-distilled from the Helichrysum italicum flower of the Compositae family. It has many helpful properties such as being antibacterial, antiviral, and antioxidant. Some primary uses of helichrysum are treating infections, bruises, cholesterol, eczema, herpes, and scarring, … Continue reading

August 3, 2017
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Tea Tree (Melaleuca)

Tea tree (melaleuca) essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of myrtle shrubs and trees. This essential oil has strong immune-building properties. It is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and antiseptic. Historically, tea tree leaves have been used for centuries to heal … Continue reading

June 15, 2017
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Fennel

Fennel essential oil is steam-distilled from the crushed leaves of the Foeniculum vulgare plant in the parsley family. Some natural properties of fennel are antiparasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitoxic, diuretic, and expectorant. Historically, the ancient Egyptians and Romans bestowed great warriors … Continue reading

May 19, 2017
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Rosehip

Rosehip essential oil, from a plant of the Rosaceae family, has regenerative properties. It has been used effectively to treat a variety of skin conditions. Because it aids tissue regeneration, it is believed to reduce the appearance of scars, help heal burns, soften … Continue reading

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

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