Articles written or selected by our Clinical Consultant, Dr. Joie Power

Rose Geranium Essential Oil (Rose)
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The botany of Rose Geranium and its essential oil

Understanding where your Rose Geranium essential oil comes from can be confusing because Mother nature has created chaos by allowing plants from the various species of Pelargonium to interbreed freely and produce many very similar hybrids. Botanists have increased that chaos by going wild with their naming and renaming of all the species and...

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The Subtle Effects of Essential Oils: Are They Real?

Aromatherapists have long claimed that essential oils are able to initiate and support changes in moods and attitudes in ways that can sometimes have transformative effects on people’s lives. These phenomena are sometimes referred to as “subtle effects” or “energetic effects,” and they have received considerable attention from some prominent authors in the fields...

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Essential Oils for Summer Artisan Aromatics
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Summer Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for the Season of “Fire”

Classical Chinese Medicine deems Summer the season of “Fire,” and it can cause certain firey aggravations in the body and system.  Here’s how you can use a holistic approach and essential oils to address those imbalances. Review of Five Element Theory:Last year, I published the first article in my series on Classical Chinese Medicine...

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Spring Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for the Season of “Wood”

Spring Aromatherapy: Did you know you can use aromatherapy to tame the seasonal imbalances of Spring?  Last year, I published three articles in my series  on Classical Chinese Medicine and aromatherapy. In the first article, Essential Oils for Late Summer, I give a brief explanation of Five Element Theory in Classical Chinese Medicine. Here’s a...

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Aromatherapy and Emotions

One of the central claims of aromatherapy is that scents can affect mood and evoke memories. If the smell of baking cookies, a smoky campfire, or a lover's favorite perfume have ever transported you back in time, calling up long-forgotten events and feelings, then you have experienced the powerful association between aromas, emotions, and...

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Winter Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for the Season of “Water”

Have you ever wondered how to use aromatherapy in the cooler, winter season? Last year, I published two articles in my new series about Classical Chinese Medicine and aromatherapy, Essential Oils for Late Summer and Autumn. In these articles I gave a brief explanation of the Five Element Theory that forms the basis of Classical...

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Winter Skin Care with Essential Oils [Infographic]

Anyone who experiences the discomfort of dry skin learns the importance of skin care. What many don’t know is that you don’t need a store-bought lotion to keep your skin moisturized. In fact, since ancient times all over the world, vegetable oils and natural aromatics have been the primary saviors for dry skin. Some people...

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Proper Dilution of Essential Oils for Topical Use [Infographic]

Essential oils have many great uses and can be a wonderful addition to a healthy lifestyle, but they must be used wisely if you want to enjoy their benefits. These days there is conflicting advice about essential oils and it can be difficult to make good decisions about their use.

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