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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

December 27, 2016
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Grapefruit

Grapefruit essential oil is cold-pressed from the rind of the fruit of a Rutaceae tree. It has a clean, fresh, bitter, citrusy aroma that may aid emotional balance and have an uplifting effect. The antidepressant, antiseptic, and diuretic properties of … 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

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