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

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 quick refresher...

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That meme you saw about Lavender essential oil on the battlefield is true!

We noticed this meme circulating recently and had a good chuckle. It speaks to a great point - that grandiose false claims have been going around about the healing properties of essential oils. Some companies have encouraged their representatives to promote ideas that sell essential oils, but have no basis in the science of...

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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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