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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

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

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

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

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

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

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