Clary Sage Essential Oil

Posted on: October 2nd, 2009 by
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Clary Sage Essential Oil
Clary Sage Essential Oil

Clary Sage Essential Oil

 Clary sage essential oil is a very good oil for the ladies! It helps with a lot of problems women suffer from PMS to menopausal problems. However, clary sage essential oil shouldn’t be confused with common sage essential oil which is more toxic in its actions.

To learn more read my latest article, Clary Sage Essential Oil.

If you have any suggestions or comments on the use of Clary Sage essential oil please post me a comment!

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Essential Oils for Women's Health

Posted on: October 1st, 2009 by
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This week it was Women’s Health and Fitness Day so it was appropiate to think about how you can use essential oils for your health as a woman. This mini-article is just an introduction to some of the essential oils you can use for women’s health – I completed Essential Oils for Pregnancy a couple of weeks ago and when I find the time, I’ll probably do a series of articles on individual women’s health problems!
In the mean time, read Essential Oils for Women’s Health to learn more….

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Properties of Carrier Oils

Posted on: September 28th, 2009 by
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When deciding to study aromatherapy and essential oils, many people focus on learning all they can about essential oils and what they can be used for. However, although the properties of essential oils are important, it is also important to consider the properties of the carrier in which you are going to put the essential oils.

Carriers for essential oils can include:

  • white lotion
  • bubble bath
  • shampoo
  • distilled water
  • milk
  • honey
  • oil.

Perhaps the most important of these is the carrier oil. There are many carrier oils which can be used in aromatherapy for essential oils and many carrier oils carry therapeutic properties of their own, in addition to the properties of essential oils. For example, I make up the following blend for back and neck pain:

  • frankincense (Boswelli carteri) essential oil
  • lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) essential oil
  • roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) essential oil
  • apricot kernel (Prunus armeniaca) carrier oil

Apricot kernel carrier oil, in itself, has the ability to be pain-relieving, in addition to the pain-relieving properties in the essential oils used. This is just an example of how carrier oils can enhance the overall synergestic blend of essential oils.

Many carrier oils possess therapeutic properties and many are good for certain types of skins too, making them excellent for use in skin care blends.

Over the coming weeks, I intend to profile a few carrier oils in my article writing and will provide links on Aromatherapy Notes when I do. If there is a particular carrier oil you would like to know more about or see profiled, please let me know either by e-mail or by posting a comment at the end of this post!

For further reading : Using Carrier Oils in Aromatherapy Blends

The Properties of Essential Oils

The Jojoba Plant – one of the more popular carrier oils in the USA

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An essential oil garden….

Posted on: September 19th, 2009 by
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Did you know that you could have a myriad of essential oil potentials in your very own garden or yard? Many essential oils come from common plants and flowers in our own gardens, depending on which part of the world we live in.

Some examples of plants and flowers which you could grow in your back garden and distil in a home made still (something I have yet to try!) include:

If you live in a warm climate, it may be possible to grow some of the citrus fruit trees, such as mandarin and lemon, although essential oils extracted from citrus fruit trees are cold expressed and not usually steam distilled.

Aside from the possibility of essential oils, the natural fragrance alone of these many plants and flowers, can be uplifting on a summer’s day; as the season changes to fall, it is something to think about for next year…

To read the full article I wrote on essential oils in the garden, read An aromatherapy garden , originally published at Sedona Aromatherapie…

If you are a gardener, you may also be interested in How to use essential oils in the garden, the natural partner for the garden.

If you have any comments on essential oils and gardens let me know by posting a comment below!

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Essential Oils for Pregnancy

Posted on: September 17th, 2009 by
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Are essential oils ‘safe’ for use in pregnancy? And if so, which essential oils can you use? These are questions which are hotly debated by therapists and others around the world.

Often essential oils are not used in pregnancy and are not advised for use in pregnancy due to fear; however, although some essential oils are safe for use in pregnancy, some are most definately not suitable for use in pregnancy. It also comes down to using an essential oil correctly and safely.

Read more on how to use essential oils for pregnancy

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Essential Oils For Allergies

Posted on: September 14th, 2009 by
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In Arizona, Spring and Fall are the high point for allergies; but allergies can hit a lot of people at any time of the year, depending on what it is you are allergic too. Essential oils can help relieve the symptoms of some allergies, such as blocked sinuses, sore throat and headache.
To learn more, read, Essential Oils for Allergies….

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