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Part of our series on Herbs and Herbals, this episode focuses on Rose (Rosa) Host: JoAnne Bauman Sponsored by Mountain Rose Herbs Find Rose products from Mountain Rose Herbs! Heirloom Gardener – North American Wild Roses Mother Earth Living – Wild Roses: History and Health Benefits MOTHER EARTH NEWS – Rose Water Recipe Mother Earth […]Read more »
Aromatherapy is the therapeutic effect of an aroma, defined as a scent or odor, on an individual’s physical or psychological conditions. Shirley Price, one of the world’s leading aromatherapists, defines aromatherapy as the controlled use of essential oils in a positive way to maintain good health and revitalize the body, mind, and spirit. Essential oils consist of natural scent molecules and when carefully selected may be used therapeutically.Read more »
Aroma is defined as scent or odor so it seems aromatherapy should be defined as therapy or treatment with scent. Modern aromatherapy also includes the topical use of essential oils diluted in a carrier oil. It may also include ingestion of oils which is sometimes referred to as aromatic medicine. This type of aromatherapy requires additional […]Read more »
It is the week before Christmas if you are anything like me you may be feeling the stress of finding last minute gifts. One of the things that I like to make ahead of time and have on hand for a quick but meaningful gift to give are jars of herb-enhanced detox bath mixes. They […]Read more »
Create Fragrant Essential Oil Blends Plants have been incorporated into human rituals since time immemorial. Before methods of extracting their essential oils were devised, the plants themselves were employed as both physical and spiritual healing agents. Plants connect us to nature, remind us we are part of something greater and can serve as a catalyst for […]Read more »
An inhaler can become your personal little go-to garden and health remedy. Wouldn’t you love to be able to take the wonderful aroma of walking through a flower garden, or the whiff of lilacs in bloom with you? And doesn’t the smell make you feel good and refreshed? By using aromatherapy inhalers, you can have […]Read more »
Sitting on a front porch, strolling through a garden, enjoying a mindful moment, noticing the scent of the flowers and herbs, sun warmed and brought to you on a peaceful breeze is one of lifes great pleasures. Lavender is one of my favorites to grow. It is relatively easy to grow in planting zones 4-9, in […]Read more »
Relax with Seasonal Scents While freshly cut pine, spicy cinnamon and the aroma of holiday cookies may be the traditional scents of the season, surrounding yourself with aromatherapeutic fragrances can be a more an effective way to help you focus and de-stress. Researchers have found that clary sage, lavender, and rose essential oils reduce […]Read more »