5 Benefits of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a common enough word these days in the cosmetic and body care industry but aromatherapy has more to offer than just a pleasing fragrance. Aromatherapy has significant psychological and physiologic effects that can be accessed with something as simple as an aromatic massage. The balancing effects of aromatherapy on the mind and body make it a perfect adjunct …

How Safe Are Natural Mood Enhancers?

How Safe Are Natural Mood Enhancers Mood issues are a serious matter. With 1 in 10 Americans suffering from such problems, 10% of adults report they’ve felt sad, and 13% reporting that everything is an effort all, most, or at least some of the time within the past 30 days. It’s clear that low mood is a national problem. Often …

Top 3 Essential Oils Perfect for Managing Stress

You’ve been up since 4 am. You’ve exercised, worked 11 hours, cooked, cleaned, and are ready to finally crash into bed at midnight only to find that your mind won’t shut off. It’s thinking about tomorrow, that email you forgot to send, the yoga class you need to register for, the call you ought to return- a myriad of spinning …

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What is Aromatherapy?

  More than Pleasing Scents Simplified, Aromatherapy is the practice and art of using essential oils for the purpose of health and well being. Aromatherapy is often used to effect the physical, emotional, and spiritual realms of an individual and may be used as an individual therapy or combined with other healing modalities. While many people tend to think of …

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5 Ways to Avoid S.A.D. ness

Seasonal Affective Disorder It’s more common than you may realize.  Described in the 1980’s, it is clearly more prevalent in northern climes in the northern hemisphere, and the opposite in the southern hemisphere. Aptly abbreviated S.A.D., it is widely believed to be caused by shorter days and lower light intensity. Some researchers have provided evidence that it may also be related …

Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils?

  What are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® Essential Oils? At present the United States has no standards for quality control of essential oils and there are no governmental regulatory bodies within the US that certify or grade essential oils. “Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade” is a trademarked term used by a specific multi-level marketing essential oil company, meaning that this term …

Terpenes and Essential Oils

Essential Oils and Terpenes

Essential Oils and their Terpenes have been studied extensively recently.  As written about by David O. Kennedy at the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre, School of Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle, in Herbal Extracts and Phytochemicals: Plant Secondary Metabolites and the Enhancement of Human Brain Function, a number of terpenes from a variety of natural herbs can provide a variety of …

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Urban Anxiety

It’s the 21st Century. More than 50% of Americans live in urban environments. Urbanization is a wonderful thing.  Studies have shown that there are a higher percentage of nobel prize winners in urban environments, and amongst the theories is that the random interaction between people of very different educational levels, backgrounds and interests mingle with each other and this leads …