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Herbal Preparation Methods

There are many methods for preparing herbs for therapeutic effect. Here are some of the most popular. Infusion Infusions are basically a herbal tea. You let the herb steep in hot or cold water for a while, then either reheat and drink, or drink it cool. You can use infusions in a bath, as a […]

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Profiling Essential Oils

How to conduct your own aroma profile on an essential oil. Like most perfumes, essential oil aromas change over time. This easy system will help you profile your oils and keep the information for reference when formulating your own blends. Time Required:2-14 hours Here’s How: 1. Dip a scent strip in a selected essential oil. […]

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10 Super Foods that Help Heartburn

Heartburn and indigestion (also known as acid reflux) make millions of people miserable. Continuous digestive problems can be a symptom of overeating, bad food choices or something more serious. What Is Heartburn? Although it may not sound like it, heartburn is a painful condition involving the upper digestive system, not the heart. The pain often […]

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Essential Oils for Emotional Security

Self-improvement is about finding balance and happiness in our daily lives. The most important area in which we can achieve balance is in our own emotional security. After all, we cannot find true balance in relationships, our work environment, and even spiritually until we achieve self-acceptance, self-control, understanding and compassion. And while many of us […]

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Combining Forces – Essential Oils, Reflexology

By D.S. Braun – Certified Aromatherapist, Certified Reflexologist Introduction In the holistic health care field many healing modalities have become the subject of interest and study for healthcare providers, holistic practitioners and the general populace alike. Many are finding that the combination of two or more therapies brings quicker, more complete relief from physical, emotional, […]

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Crystal Reflexology

First select a quartz crystal which has a very good polished/smooth single-terminated point. Then remove socks, tights and/or footwear. Instructions below are for someone giving a crystal reflexology treatment to a ‘client’ – but this method is just as easily administered and just as effective if you are treating yourself. Also keep in mind that […]

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Babies and Essential Oils

A good reminder of the power of essential oils and how they work. To introduce aromatherapy to babies place 2 drops of essential oil (try Lavender) on a tissue and keep it nearby when you are feeding him or her. He will come to associate the aroma with love and comfort. Use this scent at […]

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Chakra Oil Blending Guide

Use the following chart to find the perfect essential oils which correspond to each chakra. Use 20 to 30 drops of Essential Oil to 1/2 oz. (15 ml.) of jojoba oil (carrier oil).   Chakra Colors Essential Oils Stones #7 Crown Violet Angelica Frankincense Rosewood Amethyst Crystal #6 Third Eye Indigo Rosemary Clary sage Lavender […]

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