Tag Archives: Essential

Go Outside and Play! Four Reasons Why Exposure to Nature is Essential For Our Children's Well-Being

1. TIME OUTSIDE HAS A DIRECT IMPACT ON A CHILD'S DEVELOPMENT. There is a growing body of evidence that indicates that direct experiences with nature are essential for a child's physical and emotional health. Studies have also shown that exposure to nature can increase a child's resistance to stress and depression Although many a sport… Read More »

Getting Started With Aromatherapy – Easy Ways to Enjoy Essential Oils

Beginning ‘bona fide’ aromatherapy, beyond burning a scented candle or soaking with a pleasing pre-packaged bath salt blend, can be a little daunting to many people. All those little bottles of pricey liquids, electric contraptions, and fancy-sounding blends – how does one actually use essential oils to improve their health, happiness and well-being? It’s easier… Read More »

Essential Oils – Valerian – The Tranquilizing Oil for Insomnia

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) in the valerian family of botanical plants. This herb has been highly esteemed since medieval times and used to be call “all heal.” The fragrance is rather unpleasant for most people but when mixed with other more pleasant-smelling oils it can be tolerated. It is best used in very small amounts–too much… Read More »

Using Essential Oils to Aid in Healing Whiplash

Aromatherapy, or the use of essential oils, is an ancient healing treatment that has been in use since the dawn of recorded history. Hippocrates, said to be the “Father of Medicine” used them widely. The active constituents are scent extracts from the plant which are often called plant essences or medicinal odors. Essential oils work… Read More »

Introducing Essential Oils for Therapeutic Massage

Aromatherapy Massage with Essential Oils Massaging with essential oils transforms the body and soul; it enhances a general well-being and a positive consciousness of the mind. Scents of essential oils have powerful properties that may awaken memories of long ago, remove anxiety, repose the restless mind, loosen tight muscles and offer many benefits that may… Read More »

Aromatherapy First Aid Kit – 9 Essential Oils

BLUE TANSY (Tanacetum anuum ~ Moroccan Blue Chamomile) Wild crafted, steam distilled flowers from Morocco. Blue Tansy’s delightful scent is warmly herbaceous with a complex sweetness that to me is reminiscent of apples with a hint of spice. Most people invariably love the friendly and inviting scent of this oil! Keywords: ALLERGY & PAIN RELIEVER… Read More »

A Healthy Way to Reduce Insomnia Using Lavender Essential Oils

Lavender is an herb native to northern Africa and the Mediterranean mountainous regions. In ancient Egypt it was used as a perfume, as an ingredient for incense and for embalming corpses. Lavender was a favorite ingredient in herbal baths of both Greeks and Romans. During the Middle ages it was considered an herb of love… Read More »