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A Mindful Approach to Life through Aromatherapy, Nutrition & Fitness.

Combating Chronic Disease

The History of Medicine 2000 B.C. “Eat this root” 1000 B.C. “That root is heathen. Say this prayer” 1850 A. D. “That prayer is superstition. Drink this potion”. 1940 A.D. “That potion is snake oil. Swallow this pill”. 1985 A.D. “That pill is ineffective. Take this antibiotic”. 2000 A.D. “That antibiotic has side effects. Eat […]

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The Wonders of Turmeric

There seems to be a recent buzz about the incredible benefits from Turmeric (Curcuma longa), however; people have been utilizing this rhizome for more than 4000 years. Turmeric is an herbaceous perennial that is related to the ginger family (Zingerberaceae). It is unclear whether it was used originally as a spice (known as Indian Saffron, […]

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The Science of Blending

In the world of aromatherapy, there are many ways in which to blend essential oil and plant products. One way to blend is by aroma. Essential oils can be categorized as having a top, middle, or base note. Top notes are sharp in scent and tend to be very light and uplifting. Citrus oils fall […]

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Frankincense: The Resin of the Gods

There is no other aroma like the luscious richness of Frankincense. Frankincense essential oil is derived from the Boswellia tree resin through steam or CO2 distillation. There are many different species of Boswellia that are known to produce a sweet yet hypnotizing scent but there are 4 main types of trees that are being cultivated. Specific […]

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Why Aromatherapy helps with Depression and Anxiety

There are over 40 million adults and children that suffer from depression and anxiety. Scientists believe a chemical called serotonin may be responsible for maintaining mood balance. This chemical carries a signal alongside and between nerves (a neurotransmitter), and it is thought to be especially active in regulating and contributing to wellbeing and happiness. Some […]

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