Aromatic baths

Healing begins with an aromatic bath and a daily massage. -Hippocrates Having an aromatic bath can be a weekly (or even daily) ritual of gentle, quiet self-care. Filling the tub with warm water, adding aromatic salts, closing the door, sinking into the warm water and letting the scent permeate your being can be an act … Continue reading Aromatic baths

Essential oils and meditation

Aromatic plants in the form of oil and incense were elements of religious and therapeutic practices in early cultures worldwide. Anointment with perfumes and fragrant oils was an almost universal practice. Burning incense in rituals provided a connection between the physical and spiritual—between the mundane and the divine. -Sandra Kynes, The History of Herbal Medicine … Continue reading Essential oils and meditation

Are your essential oils GC/MS tested?

Essential oils are made up of hundreds of natural chemical components.  These components are actually molecules, and they are an important part of an essential oil’s therapeutic action. Some molecules will make the oil calming, some molecules will make it stimulating, some will make it anti-viral and so on. How do we know what molecules are present … Continue reading Are your essential oils GC/MS tested?