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Essential Oil Profile - Neroli

One of my favourite essential oils. Neroli, which is also known as Orange Blossom, is distilled from the flowers of the bitter orange tree. Neroli is an expensive essential oil and is often retailed pre-diluted in a carrier oil such as Jojoba. It makes for a strong smelling blend, but affordable! The aroma of this exquisite oil is sweet, citrusy and floral. Plant feature  Evergreen citrus tree Part of the fruit used for essential oil Blossoms Extraction method Steam distillation Safety Neroli is a gentle oil. It is non toxic, non irritation and non sensitizing so is safe for all skin types. Chakra & Crystal Crown + Heart Angelite, Blue Lace Agate, Clear Quartz, Cobaltoan Calcite, Kunzite, Moonstone, Rose Quartz and...

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Stress, Emotions and Aromatherapy

Our mind set effects everything - our attitude, heart rate, brain chemistry, immunity. Science and modern day’s approach to wellness puts physiology as the main focus, but the irony is that our physiology is very much affected by our psychology. In other words, what we “feel” and our mental patterns have a big impact on what we are experiencing on a physiology level. In 2012 Carnegie Mellon University released an extensive research paper stating that stress is causing such havoc with our health and is the underlining issue in an estimated 75% - 90% of illnesses and diseases. Depression, immunity issues and inflammation in the body are all known illnesses that can be triggered by stress. There are many external...

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Pregnancy and Essential Oils - The Third Trimester

Welcome to the home stretch Gone are the honeymoon days, now everything starts becoming heavier and harder to do. For most women the third trimester can be quite uncomfortable and some of the symptoms you thought were gone, such as nausea and food aversions, begin to return! Essential oils can provide comfort during this time, especially to a pained and tired Mother-to-be. Remember, dilutions are still to be kept very low at 0.5 - 1%. You’ll see that the labour aid recipes are a little higher in dilution. Only when labour is imminent or has started can some essential oils be used at a higher dilution rate.   A sound night’s sleep With pressure from the ever growing uterus pressing onto the...

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The Physical and Energetic Values of Essential Oils

  Essential oils contain powerful chemical components. Before modern day medicine plants and herbs were frequently used for healing physical and mental aliments. Lavender, Lemon and Clove were popular choices to use for their antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Rosemary, Juniper and Frankincense were regularly burned for purification and incense purposes. There is a considerable amount of scientific research supporting the ability of essential oils to deter a wide range of bacterial, fungal, viral and/or other disease-causing microorganisms through either diffusing oils or applying them topically with the use of a carrier oil.  Essential oils are still used in this way today, though western medicine is most definitely top of the medicine chain in most countries and cultures across the globe....

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Essential Oil Profile - Lemon

Like all citrus species, Lemon trees are evergreen and produce several crops of fruit a year. Lemon is known as a cure-all oil, especially when it comes to fevers and viral infections. Lemon is actually one of the ingredients used by the 'Four Thieves' during the Black Death in 1413 to protect them against contracting the deadly disease. The aroma of Lemon is zesty, light and uplifting. It's a powerful motivator and blends well with most other essential oils, especially Juniper, Myrtle, Lavender and Cedarwood. Fruit feature  Evergreen tree with yellow fruit.  Part of the fruit used for essential oil The fruits peel is full of tiny sacs that contain the essential oil. Extraction method Cold-pressed Safety Lemon is photo...

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