The Aromatics of Peppermint Oil

Menta Piperita  Peppermint (botanical name Menta Piperita) is basically a hybrid plant - a cross between the spearmint and watermint. Although the herb is native to Europe, presently it is grown across the globe. This perennial herb possesses numerous therapeutic properties that were identified and used by the Indians, Egyptians, and Chinese since the ancient times. In order to avail … Continue reading The Aromatics of Peppermint Oil

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Rosemary Oil; Benefits of Therapeutic Use

Rosemary is a fragrant herb that is native to the Mediterranean and receives its name from the Latin words “ros” (dew) and “marinus” (sea), which means “dew of the Sea.” It also grows in England, Mexico, the USA, and northern Africa, namely in Morocco. Known for its distinctive fragrance that is characterized by an energizing, … Continue reading Rosemary Oil; Benefits of Therapeutic Use

Lavender Aromatherapy and Labor Pain

Pain specialists rank the pain of delivery among the most severe in the human experience. To mitigate it, women at term use many treatments, including massage therapy, deep-breathing exercises, hypnotism, acupuncture, pain drugs, and anesthesia. Iranian investigators wondered if aromatherapy with lavender oil {Lavandula angustifolia} might also help. The essential oil of lavender is a … Continue reading Lavender Aromatherapy and Labor Pain

Creams, Lotions, and Salves

Dry, itchy skin? Cuts, scrapes, infected wounds, or rashes? They can all be soothed and renewed with the healing nourishment of herbs applied in a moisturizing base - the realm of creams, lotions, and salves. Of course, your skin is your largest eliminative organ. It's often exposed to the elements, and it's somewhat delicate {no … Continue reading Creams, Lotions, and Salves

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is probably the most famous essential oil for relaxation and soothing nerves . . . if not the most famous essential oil hands down! That’s because it’s gentle and so good for a wide range of issues. Emotionally, it’s good for “calming the mind, comforting feelings and alleviating fears, while it is uplifting and … Continue reading Lavender Essential Oil

A Story of Lavender

Lavender was once a virtual medicine chest in every home. It was used for everything: as a nerve stimulant and restorative, for the relief of muscular aches and pains and sprains, to induce peaceful slumber and ease the ache of rheumatism and nervous headaches, to promote the appetite following illness, and to relieve flatulence. Merck said … Continue reading A Story of Lavender

Lavender Oil

A whiff of lavender oil can trigger various sensations, and its sweet fragrance brings to mind rows and rows of beautiful blue-violet flowers under the summer sky. But if you look beyond lavender oil's aroma, you'll find that there's more to it than meets the eye – or your sense of smell. What Is Lavender? … Continue reading Lavender Oil

Lavender and Aromatherapy

Lavender is one of those scents that have the power to evoke the senses.  Most notably, feelings of relaxation and well-being.  In fact, it was long believed that Cleopatra's secret weapon, in love, was Lavender. Calm and refreshing it’s not surprising the word Lavender in Latin (Lavoie) means for wash or bathe.  Because of its … Continue reading Lavender and Aromatherapy

Jasmine {Jasminum spp.}

ALSO, KNOWN AS: Catalonian Jasmine Common Jasmine Common White Jasmine Italian Jasmine Jasmin Jasmine Flos Jessamine Mo Li Hua Pikake Poet's Jasmine Royal Jasmine Spanish Jasmine Yasmin Jasmine belongs to the olive family, also known as Oleaceae. This shrub and vine genus comprises about 200 species that are indigenous to the warm temperate and tropical … Continue reading Jasmine {Jasminum spp.}

Niaouli

Aromatherapy MELALEUCA VIRIDIFLORA Niaouli (botanical name Melaleuca viridiflora) is also occasionally known as gomenol and belongs to the Myrtaceae family. An essential oil obtained by steam distilling the tender leaves and twigs of the plant that is used as a substitute for lavender in its native country for nearly all purposes. Niaouli is seldom used … Continue reading Niaouli