Essential Oil Highlight: Thyme Benchmark (Thymus zygis Loefl L.)

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After introducing this wonderful essential oil, all my symptoms from Chronic Lyme disease are finally clearing!

Thyme (Benchmark) essential oil is helping me get rid of Lyme disease! I use it in a lotion along with a few other essential oils and am blown away at how much better I feel. If you are feeling ill, I am confident this will help you also.

Let me tell you a very short version of my story. I contracted Lyme disease somewhere in the 90's. Just like so many others, I never knew I had been bitten. To tell you the truth, I never felt any of the beginning symptoms. What I did experience closer to the year of 2000 was insomnia and emotional instability. I just thought that I was working through something. Then this happened in October 2013!
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Essential Oil Highlight: Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis ct verbenone)

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Using Rosemary Essential Oil: A Quick Change in Perspective

I had a very profound experience that fits in perfectly with our March newsletter and wanted to share it with you. As many of you know, I make my own herbal infused shampoo which I also sell. I had recently made a new bottle for myself but hadn’t taken the time to add the essential oils. When I went to reach for my usually bottle of Rosemary, I discovered that I had run out. So I grabbed a bottle of Rosemary essential oil which was a different chemotype (having different chemical components) and took a whiff. It was heaven! I couldn't stop smelling it! I even confessed to Kevin that I had found another love and held up the bottle of Rosemary ct verbenone. I added 25 drops to my shampoo, jumped in the shower and started washing my hair. Here's what happened! Read More…

Essential Oil Highlight: Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)

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The Magic of Lime

What I love about working with essential oils is the relationship that happens between you and the oils over time. This relationship is very exciting as you learn the magic of the oils and all the things they can assist you with. It's like becoming close friends with someone who just moved into your neighborhood. There is an instant attraction for some reason, and the more you get to know the person, the more you learn why you were attracted to them in the first place. They are full of surprises and experiences you love hearing about and that enriches your life.

We are all attracted to different aromas. My favorite aroma, hands down, is peppermint. But I also have a very strong love affair with lime. Read More…

More on Blending

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Hello Friends!

Kevin and I work with essential oils more and more every day. We now have three diffusers in different areas of our home, so we are always trying new combinations of essential oils. We also spend most days creating custom blends for our clients. And more recently have been very busy formulating custom energy mists which address emotional/physical imbalances that are stuck in the energetic/auric field. Very exciting work!

When we began our journey in aromatherapy, many of our blends focused on the therapeutic and emotional/energetic properties with less concern on the final aroma. Our new area of focus is making blends that smell nice, work well for their intended use, and hold their aroma in the most balanced way possible.

I have written a couple of articles about top, middle, and base note essential oils in the past and wanted to add a few more comments. Read More…

Essential Oil Highlight: Rock Rose (Cistus ladaniferus)

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Many months ago while "window shopping" on Aromatics International's site, I came across Rock Rose essential oil. I knew Rock Rose was one of the flower essences found in the Bach Rescue Remedy, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that it could also be found in an essential oil form. Of course, I bought it immediately and even held off making blends that I thought would benefit from it until the oil arrived.

I never gave much thought to using Rock Rose personally. Then I had a very challenging drama/trauma day. I was so taken by surprise, I didn't know what to do to find balance. Then I remembered Rock Rose and remembered Aromatics saying it's good for shocks and traumas. Read More…

Product Highlight: Comfrey & Calendula Salve

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Ever since the FDA required warnings about the internal use of comfrey, it seems to be fading from the eyes of a lot of the herbal and skin care community. We started using comfrey more than 20 years ago, and it remains one of our favorites. We still use it in our practice, but mainly for external use only.

I personally have used it for skin care for years. When the skin part of my Lyme disease was the worst, I slathered comfrey salve on my legs daily to get relief. Lately, I have been having some sort of lip condition, so I use the salve we make to help heal my lips.

Comfrey is one of the best wound healing herbs. This can be internal also, although no longer recommended. I can remember when my grandmother, in her nineties, would always have a patch of comfrey growing in the garden, much to my father's dismay. She had a knack for knowing just what to eat in nature to "set her body right”. Every once in a while, she would cook up a batch of comfrey and eat it as we would kale or other greens. My father would call me in a panic, but I would assure him that in her mid nineties, she knew what her body needed. Read More…

Product Highlight: I Feel Better Balms for Acute & Chronic Trauma

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More and more people are coming forward and speaking of the trauma in their lives. I think that it is safe to say that each of us has personally experienced trauma or knows of someone who has experienced trauma. I had a "for a season" friend whose husband had been tortured somewhere in the middle east. I met her while I was healing of PTSD that I developed in 2006 when I lost so many people dear to me in such a short period of time. One of these people was my father who was killed in an auto accident. He died before I even knew that he had been in an accident. No one called me even though my business card (with the same last name) was right next to his drivers license in his wallet.

So many of us have stories like this.

When a person first experiences a traumatic event, they tend to keep talking about the event running the scenerio through their minds. They keep trying to make sense of the shocking experience that they have just been through. Their mind whirls.
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Product Highlight: Trauma Oil

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Trauma Oil has been used topically for 20+ years for relief of pain mostly related to injury. It is very popular with aromatherapists and herbalists. Trauma Oil is a blend of herbal infused oils, usually containing Calendula, St John’s Wort, and Arnica in organic extra virgin olive oil.

Here are the benefits of each herb in this wonderful blend:
Arnica - helpful for pain, inflammation, healing of tissues
St John’s Wort - helpful for all types of nerve pain and sharp trauma to the body
Calendula - skin healing and nourishing, anti-inflammatory

We started our aromatherapy journey using the above combination. Later we found a different variation made by one of our favorite companies, Herbal Vitality (for licensed practitioners only). This company uses German Chamomile instead of Calendula in their Trauma Oil.
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Sierra's "Can't Do Withouts"

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As my price list grows and grows, I thought that a quick critique of my own products would help! What do I use every day? What are my "would never live withouts"? Even though I can make anything I want, what do I use regularly?

1. My Herbal Infused Toner - I always have two bottles going so I never run out. I vary the herbs that I infuse to make the toner. I use more lubricating and skin nourishing herbs during the dry winter months. In the summer, I still use skin nourishing herbs but I always add peppermint herb to my mix for the refreshing, cooling effects that it brings. After washing my face with my favorite facial cleanser (varies), I use the toner generously on my face. At night before putting my night clothes on, I take a wet wash cloth and do a water sponge bath. I then follow with multiple generous sprays of toner on my entire body. It leaves me going to bed feeling refreshed, relaxed and with softer skin. I never go any part of the day without it.
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Product Highlight: I Feel Better Balm - Peace

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The I Feel Better Balm just got better. I am not sure how many of you knew that I made one original version and then reformulated it. I used the first one daily from the start. I loved it! When I made the second reformulated one, I kept one for myself to try. I used both of these versions of the balm on a daily basis, alternating between the two. After a few months, I decided that I liked how I felt on the original recipe rather than the re-formulation. But I felt that I could make the original even better.

A few days ago I completed reformulating a third version containing Argarwood (Aquilaria crassna). Wow! My experience of the new one is amazing! This blend is deeply nourishing and uplifting, encourages emotional healing on all levels, supports the healing of old wounds, and provides clarity and tranquility. Due to the well balanced properties of this blend, any uncomfortable feelings that might come up in the healing process will be transient and pass quickly.
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