Essential Oils

Saro Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on August 27, 2012

The Republic of Madagascar is a series of islands off the southeastern coast of Africa. The islands are rich with animal and plant life. Many plants in Madagascar are found nowhere else in the world. Cinnamosma fragrans, commonly known as Saro, is one of the healing plants native only to the island nation of Madagascar. […]

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Lavender oil has potent antifungal effect

by Andrea Butje on June 4, 2012

I found this article on Kashmir Lavender‘s Facebook page, and wanted to share it! Photographer: Valter Jacinto “Lavender oil could be used to combat the increasing incidence of antifungal-resistant infections, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The essential oil shows a potent antifungal effect against strains of fungi responsible for […]

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Conifer Blog Posts

by Andrea Butje on March 28, 2012

Over the last few years, I’ve written a few blog posts on different conifer essential oils. Conifer essential oils are just wonderful. Not only do they smell like you’re smack in the middle of a pine forest, but they have a multitude of medicinal and emotional benefits. This post on Balsam Fir describes the essential […]

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Silver Fir Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on November 25, 2011

Silver Fir essential oil (Abies alba) is perfect for winter! Silver Fir essential oil contains almost 50% d-limonene. Immunostimulant effects of d-limonene include stimulating lymphocyte proliferation (4) increasing the total white blood cell count (5), increasing the number and phagocytic activity of macrophages (1,2), and stimulating antibody production (5). Additionally, natural killer cell activity was enhanced […]

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Endless Ylang Ylang Flowers

by Andrea Butje on November 11, 2011

I was just standing outside my house admiring our Ylang Ylang tree. Our Ylang Ylang tree has grown huge in the past few years, and she produces hundreds of flowers throughout the year. I can smell the aroma of the flowers all the way down the street! The sweet floral aroma comes wafting into the […]

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Community

by Andrea Butje on November 2, 2011

About a year ago, we received this story via email from one of our South African distillers about community farms and the power they hold to change lives for the better. This heartwarming story about the impact of community farms has been on my mind lately, and I’d love to share it with you again! […]

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