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

Classical Chinese Medicine deems Summer the season of “Fire,” and maintains that it can increase susceptibility to fiery aggravations of the mind, body and spirit.  Here’s how you can use a holistic approach and essential oils to help avoid some of those  imbalances. Review of Five Element Theory:Last year, I published the first article...

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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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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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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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