Tag Archives: Oils

How Essential Oils and Herbs Helped Thieves Increase Immunity and Survive the Bubonic Plague

One of the most popular and interesting stories that came out of the Black Death plague centered around four thieves and their incredible mixture of aromatics used. These spice traders were not allowed to continue sailing due to the outbreak of this plague, so they turned to robbing the bodies of the dead and dying.… Read More »

Hildegard of Bingen’s Healing with Herbs and Essential Oils

Europeans did not get into the production of essential oils until the 12th century. Many healers, particularly the monks and nuns in the abbeys and monasteries cultivated their own aromatic plants. They also used many spices, herbs and aromatic oils from the Far East in their healing ministrations. We need to remember that all literary… Read More »

Essential Oils – Patchouli – A Valuable Skin Remedy Good For Snake and Insect Bites

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) sometimes spelled patchouly, is in the mint family of botanical plants and grows as a perennial herb. The essential oil comes from Indonesia and India. This oil is often added to perfumes because of its aphrodisiac affect. Patchouli is used in the East generally to scent linen and clothes and it is… Read More »

The Many Uses For Lavender and Peppermint Herbs – Flowers and Essential Oils

When my 97-year-old grandmother was young, doctors in rural areas were few and far between. Depending on the size of the town there may have been one doctor who treated patient's living lines apart. Therefore, people depended on home remedies passed down through generations to treat injuries and cure illnesses. Home remedies continue to be… Read More »

Essential Oils – 19 "Magical" Plants For Warding Off Evil

Some Plants Have Long Been Associated with Magic or Clairvoyant Powers and Used as Charms Against Evil. Anyone who has read the Harry Potter novels can attest to the novel’s parade of strange concoctions of plants for magical purposes. But in real life, yes certain plants do have a history with magic. Rosemary is one… Read More »

Essential Oils, Herbs, and Vitamins – Natural Remedies for Fibromyalgia

Natural Remedies for Fibromyalgia According to WebMD, “fibromyalgia is the most common musculoskeletal condition after osteoarthritis.” Symptoms include widespread muscle and joint pain and fatigue. It can lead to depression and social isolation and is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Because there is no remedy and the cause is not understood, some people find that natural… Read More »

Ways to Utilize Essential Oils – Aromatherapy for Skin and Body

Many people are looking for a natural alternative way to heal the body from illness or from a health condition. Aromatherapy is ideal because it is non invasive and overtime may work to the source of the problem. Essential oils used in aromatherapy are oils that have been extracted from herbs, flowers or tree barks… Read More »