Aromatherapy of the Month – Juniper

Its medicinal properties are known throughout the world. The Greeks, Romans, and Arabs valued its antiseptic properties, while the Mongolians used it to assist women in labour. More recently, juniper and rosemary were burned to clear the air in French hospitals. In the Bible, Elijah sleeps under a Juniper tree (King 1:19:4-5) connecting it with the ability to revive the spirits.

By |April 3rd, 2017|

Cleaning your house using natural, healthy Aromatherapy

Spring is a time for house cleaning. This week I began cleaning my house but I found that the chemical cleansers I was using were too strong and nauseating (even though the smell was supposed to imitate flowers or fruit it was still noxious for me).

By |April 2nd, 2017|

Aromatherapy of the Month – Clary Sage

This tall, biennial herb grows in most parts of the world and provides a powerful aromatic, yet benevolent, euphonic oil. Its leaves are rather similar to those of common sage, although they are broader, wrinkled, and hairy. The blue-white flowers are smaller than those of the more familiar herb and are enclosed in greeny-yellow, sometimes […]

By |March 4th, 2017|

Aromatherapy of the Month – Black Pepper

The essential oil of black pepper comes from the fruit of tropical vine. These fruit are the same peppercorns used for culinary purposes, the familiar spice commonly added to food.

By |February 5th, 2017|

Aromatherapy of the Month – Lavender

Lavender has been the most popular essential oil for centuries... Lavender water was the favorite perfume of Queen Marie Henrietta, wife of Charles 1 of England, who was responsible for it becoming popular and fashionable.

By |January 6th, 2017|

Aroma of “Christmas Spirit”

Christmas Spirit is a sweet, spicy blend of orange, cinnamon, and spruce essential oils that tap into the happiness, joy, and security associated with the holiday season.

By |December 24th, 2016|

Aromatherapy of the Month – Orange

The plant has become a symbol of both innocence and fertility. The Crusaders brought it back to Europe with them from North Africa and early missionaries introduced it into California.

By |December 2nd, 2016|

Aromatherapy of the Month – Marjoram

Marjoram is a small perennial plant, with hairy stems and dark green oval leaves. It is native to the Mediterranean region and North Africa and was often planted in graveyards to bring peace to the departed spirits.

By |October 17th, 2016|

Aromatherapy of the Month – Eucalyptus

Some 15 species of this tall evergreen tree yield a useful essential oil. The leaves and oil of the plant have long been a household remedy in Australia, where the Aborigines, who know it as "kino", use it to dress wounds.

By |July 5th, 2016|

Aromatherapy of the Month – Geranium

This adaptable oil has been widely used since antiquity, when it was thought to keep evil spirits at bay. The essential oil is strong when pure but when diluted sweetens. It comes from a perennial shrub covered in tiny hairs, which bears small pink flowers and has pointed, serrated leaves from which we obtain the essential oil, though all parts of the plant are scented.

By |June 11th, 2016|