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The latest Aromatherpay information from the Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy!

Summer Aromatherapy!

sunSun Protection Cream and a good Insect Repellant are my “must have” aromatherapy products for the summer. I would like to share with you a couple of my favorite recipes.     Shea Dream Sun Protection Cream- Makes 8oz.  Mix together the following ingredients, over low heat in a double boiler: 1 cup of raw Shea Butter (Vitellaria para...
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Aromatherapy Blending Considerations

essential oil bottles sunset with a candleAromatherapy blending is an art and a science. For blending to be effective it takes a strong foundation of aromatherapy knowledge and a basic intuition to determine the best essential oils and carriers for yourself and others. It is suggested that you consider all the factors when formulating an aromatherapy blend. Once you have taken a complete h...
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All About Arnica

arnicaArnica (Arnica montana) grows in high mountain regions of Northern Europe, Siberia and is also cultivated in North America. The German folk name for arnica means “mountain of well-being.”  Arnica montana is from the Asteraceae/Compositae family. The Arnica montana plant grows one to two feet in height with vibrant flowers similar to daisi...
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Winter is Here, it's all about the Aromatherapy Bath!

waterWinter in the Northern Hemisphere has begun! In the five elements, this season is associated with the WATER element, the perfect time for inward reflection, rest and restoration. The associated organs of the Water element are the Kidneys/Adrenals and Bladder. The kidneys store the Essence or Jing, the genetic foundation of an individual. They ...
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Its Harvest Time!

yarrow and corianderWhether you have a garden or are growing potted plants, there are many ways to prepare your bountiful Fall harvest for use throughout the year. Drying Coriander & Yarrow Drying- for culinary use and as herbal teas. After you harvest the plant material you can either place them in a basket with a cloth or paper towel in the bottom to soak up any...
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Garden Herbal Harvest

hanging herbsOur botanical garden is so prolific this year! We grew German chamomile (Matricaria recutita), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), cilantro/coriander (Coriandrum sativum), peppermint (Mentha x piperita), rose geranium (Pelargonium graveolens var. roseum), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), yarrow (Achillea millefolium), thyme (Thymus vulgaris) and many other herbs. We have already processed many aromatic plants into dried herbs, hydrosols and infused oils.

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Body Care Tips for the Winter Season

mntsBody care tips for the winter season:Drink plenty of room temperature water, no iced beverages.Add extra oil to your daily diet like Flaxseed Oil.Keep your body warm and covered when in the wind and cold.Get adequate rest and sleep.      Body Exfoliation:Dry brushing daily before a bath or shower.Stimulates blood and lymphatic flow.R...
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Winter Season- Water Element

5Element Logo 1BIn the five-element theory of healing the winter season is associated with the Water element. This element represents the most yielding of all the elements; it will break down even the hardest rock over time and find the path of least resistance to move around any obstacle. The gift of the Water element, in a healthy state, is that it can generate ...
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