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Relieve Tension Headaches With Essential Oils

by Andrea on September 4, 2009

I’ve recently had some great experiences using essential oils for headaches. Here are a few tips on using essential oils for headaches yourself–safely and effectively. First add 1 drop of Peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita) into a teaspoon of Trauma Oil, and rub it on the back of your neck. It should feel cool and tingly. […]

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Tamanu Oil (Foraha)

by Andrea on August 29, 2009

Tamanu oil, extracted from the fruit of the Calophyllum inophyllum tree, is renowned for its remarkable skin healing properties. The Tamanu tree blooms twice a year, and has aromatic white flowers that create clusters of yellow-skinned fruits.  Producing Tamanu oil is harder than you might think! Tamanu oil doesn’t actually exist in the fruit when it […]

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I am currently writing an aromatherapy e-book on using essential oils in everyday life. I’ll be sharing the oils we love, the ones that nourish us, and the blends we can’t imagine living without. When I reflect on how deeply integrated essential oils are in my life, and how they are my main source of […]

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The Genus Cinnamomum

by Andrea on August 6, 2009

I’m always fascinated by plants and essential oils with the same genus and different species. We find this with common oils such as Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus, radiata and dives), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia and latifolia), Myrrh and Opopanax (Commiphora myrrha and Commiphora guidotti). Let’s look at two amazing yet less popular essential oils: Tamala essential oil […]

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Did you know Aromahead has a free aromatherapy class online? The Introduction to Essential Oils is a free aromatherapy class online! It gets you started in the world of aromatherapy, and teaches you the basics of using essential oils safely as you blend for home, body care and health. Common Methods of Use With a […]

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Aromatic Blending

by Andrea on July 10, 2009

I just finished teaching the Aromatic Blending class at Aromahead Institute, and feel inspired to share some great blending ideas! We dedicated three days to immersing ourselves in the luscious creation of aromatically blended essential oils and carriers. We blended body butters to experience the range of aromas and textures available, using beeswax, cocoa butter, […]

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