Today much of the lavender oil sold in America is a hybrid called lavandin, grown and distilled in China, Russia, France, and Tasmania. It is brought into France, cut with synthetic linalyl acetate to improve the fragrance; propylene glycol, DEP, or DOP (solvents that have no smell and increase the volume) [known carcinogens - editor's note] are then added and it is sold in the United States as lavender oil. Often lavandin is heated to evaporate the camphor and then is adulterated with synthetic linalyl acetate
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Experts say selling your home takes a little luck and a lot of preparation. With a gaggle of homes currently on the market, spending that extra time to make the best first impression may make all the difference. It certainly couldn’t hurt! To prepare your home, realtors suggest taking several steps to present an organized, clutter-free and clean home, including cleaning out your drawers and cabinets, making minor repairs, and deep cleaning
Shampoo for dry hair: To an eight-ounce bottle of shampoo, add eight (8) drops Roman chamomile essential oil, five (5) neroli essential oil, and one-half teaspoon grapeseed oil. Shake well before each use. Shampoo for oily hair: To an eight-ounce bottle of shampoo, add eight (8) drops lemon essential oil and eight (8) drops geranium essential oil
Fall has arrived! And, right on its heels, cooler weather. The good news … there is a lot to love about the fall: pumpkin patches, rich colors, root vegetables, warm herbal teas, and essential oils.
Creepy crawly lice torture school-aged children. It can be hard to rationalize with kindergartners, to make them understand why they really don’t want to touch their hair or scratch or share their personal hygiene products with friends. Instead, it may be more effective to focus on prevention.
It’s started to rain here in Portland, a not-so-subtle reminder that fall is on the way. It seems this time of year usually comes with a spike in seasonal colds and flu, as well as the gray-scape of clouds
We spotted this article on NaturalNews.com and thought you’d find it interesting, ” Use Aromatherapy to Reduce Stress .” Though the information is fairly introductory, the author does makes some useful suggestions for simple ways you can start using aromatherapy as part of your everyday health routine. The ACHS Wellness Guide includes some more specific information for how to use aromatherapy essential oils. You can download it here: http://www.achs.edu/news/news-detail.aspx?nid=225 You might also be interested in this free download, What is Aromatherapy?, by ACHS President Dorene Petersen
The study In vitro antibacterial activity of some plant essential oils tested 21 essential oils against six bacterial species. The essential oils were screened against four gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus vulgaris) and two gram-positive bacteria Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus at four different concentrations (1:1, 1:5, 1:10 and 1:20) using disc diffusion method
If you are interested in using essential oils to help open your chakras, the following article offers some suggestions. Essential Oils Helpful in Opening the Energy Centers (Chakras) by Linda Lee Smith Besides having an energy field, we have energy centers
A new study from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) has found that clove essential oil may help with itchy rashes, such as those associated with scabies. (Perhaps it may be useful with bedbugs, considering the recent U.S. outbreak