Favorite Essential Oil Books Part 2

More Books We Love: Aromatherapy:  A Lifetime Guide to Healing with Essential Oils by Valerie Gennari Cooksley Cooksley is a registered nurse and aromatherapist, and a wonderful teacher.  Her book is practical, accessible and chock full of recipes.  Her chapters are organized by body systems, and she gives an overview at the start of each…

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Favorite Essential Oil Books Part 1

There are so many fantastic books out there on essential oils and aromatherapy.  We often get asked which books we recommend, so in the next few posts, we’ll be describing some of our favorites.  Here are two we recommend for everyone interested in aromatherapy: The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann…

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Make your Own Facial Cream with Essential Oils

There are lots of essential oils that are nourishing to the skin, but here’s a favorite recipe, especially for dry, sun-exposed skin, and for those of us trying to avoid or reduce wrinkles.   Mix and match ingredients depending on what you have—here are some ideas: Mix four ounces of unscented (our gentle, organic is our…

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We’ve joined Facebook, and hope you’ll join us there, too.  Every month, we’ll be having a special promotion, contest or sale for our Facebook fans.  We start it off this month with a $35 gift certificate to our online retail shop, but the drawing is April 15th, so don’t procrastinate!  To be entered in, go…

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Rose Otto Essential Oil

Rose Oil is one of the most divine of the essential oils, with an aroma that is intoxicating, sweet, warm, and nurturing.  Many people are shocked by the price of pure Rose Otto essential oil, and it is indeed expensive.  The reason?   It takes somewhere around 60,000 roses to distill one ounce of essential oil,…

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Aromatherapy and Yoga

Aromatherapy can enhance and deepen a yoga session, and the two practices together are powerful stress-busters.  Maybe you think you don’t have time to do yoga, but why not start small?  Even a tiny ritual can help to break up habitual thinking/worrying tendencies, slow us down and nurture us.  And that one thing feels so…

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Make Your Own Aromatherapy Spritzers

One of our favorite ways to use aromatherapy is in room sprays, because (a) they’re SO easy to make and (b) they can change the mood/aroma/of a room in minutes. They’re also very economical, since you need just a few drops of essential oil per bottle of spritzer. Some Basic Principles: You can vary the…

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