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Essential Oils for Minor Depression

As I look out the window, I’m thinking how dreary it is right now. It’s pouring rain, the sky is gray, and the trees have lost most of their leaves. Sigh. I need something to lift this blue mood I’m in! As usual, aromatherapy comes to the rescue. This article gives a brief introduction to […]

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Anti-Viral Essential Oils

It has not been proven, scientifically, that any essential oil has specific antiviral effects. However, anecdotal evidence indicates that the following essential oils may have some antiviral effects. Please follow appropriate safety warnings; many of the most effective oils are truly not safe for use on the skin and would do better in a nebulizing […]

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Essential Oils for Fall

Fall, like Spring, is a time of extreme change for many living in non-temperate areas. The air becomes drier or in some circumstances wetter and cooler. These and other changes can foster the dreaded cold or flu, which would normally be fought off by your body. Emotional stress tends to be stronger in the Fall […]

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Single Essential Oil Profiles, Benefits, Indications

Caution for using ANY and ALL essential oils: If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, ALWAYS consult your physician before using essential oils. Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! Below you can find our Single […]

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50 Essential Oil Uses

There are many amazing and practical uses for essential oils – both around the house and for better health. Here are 50 cool uses for essential oils. 1. For good smelling towels, sheets, clothes, etc. place a few drops of your favorite essential oil onto a small piece of terry cloth and toss into the […]

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Powerful Carrier Oils for Good Health

When choosing essential oils and other aromatherapy products, you know that you will have to seek out good quality items. A poorly made essential oil will not give you the results you are looking for. Besides looking for top quality oils, another item you will want to carefully consider are the carrier oils that you […]

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Essential Oils for Summer

Summer is a time of full growth, red, hot, joy, spiritual awareness and traveling. Life is at it’s greatest potential in the summer. Trees, plants, grasses and seeds are now at their full peak offering up the “fruits of their labor”! Take a minute to enjoy this most Yang time of energy and production! These […]

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Anti-Fungal Essential Oils

Anti-Fungal Essential Oils

As with any information presented on this page, please use all proper precautions in using these powerful aromatic essences, and consult a medical practitioner when in doubt. We are in no way responsible for misuse of the information presented herein. Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and […]

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Essential Oils for Spring

Essential Oils for Spring

Spring is a time of new beginnings, new growth, planting seeds, purification, and for clearing out the old. Following the rhythms of nature and developing harmony with the ways in which nature cares for itself, we can also create balance within our own lives. Trees, plants, grasses and seeds that have laid still throughout the […]

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Bay and Benzoin Uses

Bay: Properties: Stimulant, antiseptic, tonic, expectorant, analgesic, anticonvulsant, antineuralgic, antirheumatic and astringent. Uses: Respiratory System: Bay’s antiseptic quality is useful inbronchitis, colds and flu. Skin: A good tonic for the hair and scalp, bay stimulates hairgrowth and also helps to clear dandruff. Emotion: Bay is slightly euphoric, lifting the spirits. Itstimulates imaginative decisions, is distinctive […]

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Essential Oils for Winter

Aromatherapy brings us the aromatic energy of living plants in the form of essential oils. These fragrances are a natural antidote to the emotionally debilitating effects of winter. Aromatherapy is supportive in the winter season of quiet regeneration. Winter essential oils cleanse and freshen air in homes closed tight against the cold weather. Essential oils […]

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Oil To Symptom List

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! The following oils may assist in alleviating the complaints featured. This is not a comprehensive list nor is it considered to be a prescription for the named complaint. Angelica […]

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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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Symptom to Oil List

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! ABCESSES Lavender, Tea Tree, Thyme, Myrrh, Frankincense, Birch ABDOMINAL CRAMPS Lavender, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Ginger, Basil, Peppermint, Anise, Fennel ACCUMULATION OF TOXINS Birch, Carrot Seed, Juniper ACNE Bergamot, Chamomile, […]

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Essential Oils for Seniors

A lot of scientific research is being done on aromatherapy and the effects it has on our body, mind and emotions. However, hard research supporting the healing power is limited. I often see the effect that different smells have on people. It is very interesting to watch someone inhale a fragrance deeply and say “Oh, […]

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Perk Up your Brain with Essential Oils

If you need feel like you are drooping and need to perk up your brain, then forget the coffee and soda, try a little aromatherapy. Aromatherapy works great for boosting the brain the natural way. You don’t have to rely on sugar, caffeine or other alternatives. You can go the natural way with some great […]

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Essential Oils For Beauty

When using essential oils to moisturize the skin, simply add to a carrier oil such as Jojoba. Another good tip is to purchase fragrance and lanolin free creams or lotions, from which you can create your own skin care products by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil. The key to developing your […]

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Anti-Bacterial Essential Oils

Please follow appropriate safety warnings. Many of the most effective oils are truly not safe for use on the skin and would do better in a nebulizer. Also, please remember that all oils have some antibacterial/ antimicrobial effect, so oils may be chosen for other reasons and still be effective. As with any information presented […]

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Essential Oils for Stress Relief

Aromatherapy for natural relief of stress involves the use of fragrances of essential oils to combat stress and tension. It is one of the fast and upcoming ways to relieve stress that has found favor among many. The first step is to choose the scent that you like. This is important because if you do […]

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Essential Oils for Travel

Bergamot is a great skin oil good for any skin condition. It is a wonderful insect repellent, and has a very balancing and uplifting quality to it. Traveling, whether for business or pleasure, can be stressful, but having this great little oil can make it less so. Inhaling this oil can help return you to […]

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Good Oils to Have in Your First Aid Kit

Here is some info on a few herbal essential oils that are a very helpful addition to your family’s first aid kit Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) * Clary Sage is used in aromatherapy in preference to Sage (Salvia Officinalis) because Sage can be quite toxic. Clary possesses the positive effects of Sage without the danger. […]

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