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Unique and Bold

Unique and Bold               Black pepper, Piper nigrum, is one of the strengthening and stimulating essential oils.  It is valued for its action more than aroma.  The plant has been used medicinally for over 4,000 years in its native Asian countries.  Black pepper  is an attractive vine with heart...

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The Young at Heart

The Young at Heart               Tangerine, Citrus madurensis, originated in China and the Far East, as the mandarin orange.  Citrus reticulata came to the West in the early 1800’s.  When mandarin orange trees came to America, it became known as the tangerine.  Today’s tangerine is larger and more...

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The Three Oranges Part 1

Blog 16   The Three Oranges      Part 1   The orange tree, Citrus aurantium, is the only plant that yields 3 essential oil and 1 absolute. I will discuss each in detail. First, let’s investigate the history of this unusual tree, Seville orange, or bitter orange.           Bitter...

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The Queen of Hearts- Blog 20

The Queen of Hearts- Blog 20               Roses date over 5,000 years to ancient origins in China and Persia. They are cultivated today in Turkey, Russia, and Bulgaria, India, southern France, and Italy. The rose family has opened and healed more hearts than a surgeon. The mirrors unconditional love,...

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The Other Lemon for a Hot Summer Day

The Other Lemon for a Hot Summer Day               Lemon verbena, Lippia citriodora, is native to Chile and Argentina.  The lemon verbena family of plants includes 70 varieties and 800 species.  Besides Lippia citriodora, Verbena triphylla and Aloisia triphylla provide an uplifting essential oil with the most heavenly scent. ...

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The Medicinal Rose - Blog 21

The Medicinal Rose - Blog 21   Roses have been successfully used in healing for many centuries. Rose oil has a harmonizing effect on the psyche and immune system. It balances the emotions and regulates immune response. If the emotional nature is oversensitive or non responsive, rose oil brings into...

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The Language of Love- Blog 22

The Language of Love- Blog 22             Lovers have used the aroma of lavender for centuries to express the innocence and pure intentions of love. Women are especially drawn to the clean scent of lavender. They enjoy it in cologne, cosmetics, household cleaners and laundry. Lavender is a to scent...

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The Great Harmonizer- Blog 23

The Great Harmonizer- Blog 23 Lavender is one of the best essential oils for harmonizing a blend, a perfume, or a treatment. The scent can neutralize an odorous blend that is overpowering. Small amounts of lavender can also be added to a perfume blend that is very sweet or floral....

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The First Aid Tree

The First Aid Tree               Tea tree, also Ti tree, has effectively been used for thousands of years to treat wound care by the Australian Aborigines.  Melaleuca began its ascent into the western world during World War II.  It was included in every soldier’s first aid kit who was...

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Swiss Pine – Reviving Immunity

Swiss Pine – Reviving Immunity               Swiss Pine, Pinus cembra, is another rugged, mountainous tree, known for its strength and endurance.  The tree grows in the Swiss Alps and Carpathian Mountains at an altitude of 6,000 to8,000 feet.  They withstand extreme temperatures, lightning strikes and record snows. The trunk...

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