New and Featured Aromatherapy Products
We’re excited to highlight this wonderful collection of products! Many of these are brand new additions that you’ll want to know about, and we’ve also included some of our must-have staff favorites.
Suitable for cosmetic use. 3 oz. – $7.25
Grown here in the Pacific Northwest on hardwood logs and carefully dried, the health giving properties of shiitake mushrooms have been prized in traditional Chinese medicine for over 6,000 years. The Asian fungi were mentioned in some of the earliest medical texts known for their health-giving properties. The Chinese believe that shiitake are more like animals than plants, and are even thought to have a social aspect to their lives. They do not grow wild in the US, and are native only to parts of Asia, but have been cultivated in the US extensively in the past few decades. In the 1930’s the Japanese developed a way to cultivate them using saw cuts in wood, and by drilling holes in cut wood. They have since become the second most cultivated mushroom in the world. There has been an even faster method of cultivation developed using sawdust blocks, but these are considered to be inferior to the others, selling for as much as 10 times less on the market. They have grown more popular in the US as the general population have embraced ethnic cooking, particularly Asian flavors, and their popularity has only been helped by the growing medical reports that various constituents in shiitake and other Asian mushrooms provide a number of healthy benefits.
lentinan, eritadenine, iron, vitamin C, protein, L-ergothioneine, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, B2, B12, and high levels of vitamin D.
Fungus (whole mushroom)
Eaten raw, cooked or reconstituted from dried mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms can be added to soups and sauce and sauteed with vegetables, meat or tofu or eaten in salads. Also used as a tea, in capsules and as an extract.
Shiitake mushrooms have been prized for thousands of years for both their smoky, rich flavor and their health-giving properties. As a food, Shiitake mushrooms have all eight essential amino acids in a higher, more condensed proportion than soy beans, meat, milk or eggs.
Specific: No known precautions. 4 oz. – $17.50
Love Care Extract
Formerly known as Libido Care. Herbs have been used throughout the ages to help support urogenital health. Arousal can be encouraged through various actions including healthy circulation, relaxation, stimulation, or support of normal glandular functioning. Our warming blend is formulated to promote natural feelings of love and closeness. 1 oz. – $10.25
Mineral Care Extract
This blend utilizes herbs traditionally used to supplement natural minerals without causing constipation. Formulated with herbs that to nourish and revitalize your body. Ideal for healthy people in need of an mineral boost. 1 oz. – $10.25
Best known for its aid in memory and hair loss. It is also considered a symbol of love, and the sprigs have been traditionally used in wedding ceremonies.
Blends Well With
Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, cinnamon, citronella, clary sage, elemi, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, mandarin, marjoram, niaouli, oregano, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, tea tree, thyme
Rosmarinus is Latin for dew (ros) of the sea (marinus).
Oil Specific: Avoid in epilepsy, hypertension, and while pregnant. Avoid with homeopathics.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.
Ultrasonic diffusion creates a fine mist by using ultrasonic vibrations to dispense essential oils into the air using water as a carrier. This mist is created without the use of heat in order to preserve the therapeutic qualities of the essential oil. Ultrasonic diffusion will also add moisture to the air in addition to the aroma-therapeutic benefits of the essential oil
Measures: 3 1/2” in diameter by 8 1/2” tall.
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