Essential Oil Highlight

Essential Oil Highlight: Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis var decumbens)

Hyssop plant
I have a friend who has her doctorate in psychology. The one thing that she teaches her clients are what she calls the two B’s—balance and boundaries. It was shortly after I began practicing this (I can tend to be a workaholic) that Kevin came across the essential oil, Hyssop.

Hyssop’s Strength
When used as an essential oil, Hyssop purifies and cleanses, awakens closed hearts inviting tolerance and understanding, unconditional love and acceptance. Some of its other emotional spiritual properties found on Aromatics International.
  • Strengthens ones healthy personal boundaries
  • Helps to avoid being influenced by negativity and tension
  • Emotionally cleansing 
  • Invigorating effects on the mind
  • Helps with concentration and mental fatigue
  • Sharpens awareness
  • Helps with feeling mentally distressed

Balance and Boundaries
So now back to balance and boundaries and how hyssop might benefit us. Read More…

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

Deer tick
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)

Rosemary in a bowl
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)

Lime slices with Spring background
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…

Essential Oil Highlight: Rock Rose (Cistus ladaniferus)

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…

Essential Oil Highlight: Agarwood (Aquilaria crassna)

Guest Post by Mary Elizabeth

As I saw the posting about agarwood oil, on the Essentials for Healing Facebook page, I began to read more about this intriguing oil. My findings kept me more intrigued and I just had to try it out. What I have found is that this ancient healing oil comes from Asia, and is prized for its many aspects of graceful healing.

You see, the oil of the Agarwood tree, which is used for many healing modalities, is created from the part of the tree that has first been damaged, infected, and the reaction is, that the tree, in order to protect itself, creates a resin. As the damaged living tree becomes susceptible to infections of molds, viruses and bacteria, from the damage, the tree produces a resin in order to heal itself, or to protect the rest of the tree from becoming sick. It is this part of the tree that has produced the resin that is used to produce the agarwood oil. It brings to mind, the doctrine of signatures that I’ve studied in herbalism.
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Essential Oil Highlight: Frankincense Sacra (Boswellia sacra)

Frankincense sacra resin
Frankincense sacra is a different species of the more common Frankincense carterii but has many of the same healing properties. Frankincense sacra is distilled from the Royal houjri resin and is very rare. This resin is crystalline with a touch of green and is so beautiful! The resin itself looks sacred. This oil has a higher vibration than the other species of Frankincense.

I really like a drop or two of either species of Frankincense in my skin care products, especially my facial care ones. It’s a very good oil for dry, aging skin. It can be calming for our nervous system as well as our lungs inviting us to breath more deeply. It's also good for restless leg as well as tension headaches. Frankincense in general, encourages emotional healing on all levels.
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