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April Monthly Specials – Essential Oils

April Monthly Specials – Essential Oils

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Catnip Essential Oil

Nepeta cataria

Catnip Essential Oil

Parts Used

Leaf and flower

Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Note Classification

Middle

Aroma

Rich, herbaceous, mild floral

Overview

Traditionally used as an insect repellant. There is more research on the herb, which is a stimulant for felines, and a sedative for humans, and these actions may transfer to the essential oil.

Blends Well With

Grapefruit, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, orange, rosemary, spearmint

Herbal Miscellany

The active constituent in catnip nepetalactone, has been found to be more effective than the insect repellent diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET).

Precautions

Oil Specific: Avoid while pregnant.

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Palmarosa Essential Oil

Cymbopogon martinii

Palmarosa Essential Oil

Parts Used

Grass

Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Note Classification

Middle

Aroma

Sweet, floral, rosy, geranium-like

Overview

Primarily used in the fragrance industry, it is also known as an insect repellant.

Blends Well With

Amyris, bay, bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, mandarin, oakmoss, orange, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Herbal Miscellany

Geraniol is extracted from palmarosa oil which is considered a natural source for the constituent.

Precautions

Oil Specific: None known.

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Chamomile, Moroccan Essential Oil

Ormenis mixta

Chamomile, Moroccan Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Ormenis mixta, Chamaemelum mixtum, or Ormenis multicaulis

Parts Used

Flowers

Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Note Classification

Middle

Aroma

Fresh, herbaceous, balsamic undertone

Overview

Moroccan chamomile oil has a short history. It is mostly used in perfumery.

The different Chamomile Oils that we carry…
Blue Chamomile essential oil has a high content of azulene, the active organic compound of chamomile, which bears a blue color. Azulene has anti-inflammatory, skin healing properties. This oil is most suitable as an ingredient for skin care products. Blue chamomile is derived from the German chamomile plant, which is an upright growing annual. There are German chamomile plants that were breed for a high azulene content to use in the manufacturing of medicinal chamomile products.

Roman Chamomile essential oil is used for its skin healing properties in the manufacturing of body care products, as well as for aromatherapy. It has a very pleasant, soothing, apple-like aroma. The Roman chamomile plant is a low growing, perennial ground cover.

Moroccan Chamomile essential oil is not from a true chamomile plant. It is used mainly in perfume blends, and for aromatherapy. The plant is an annual that grows in the Mediterranean and in the Middle East. This is a product new to the market, it does not have a long history of traditional uses like true chamomile.

Blends Well With

Cedarwood, cypress, frankincense, lavender, oakmoss, vetiver

Herbal Miscellany

Moroccan chamomile is not considered a true chamomile. It should not be used as a replacement for Roman or German oils in a blend, because it is chemically and aromatically different.

Precautions

Oil Specific: None known.

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Tagetes Essential Oil

Tagetes minuta

Tagetes Essential Oil

Parts Used

Flowering plant

Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Note Classification

Top

Aroma

Bitter-green, herby

Overview

Used in the fragrance industry.

Blends Well With

Bergamot, citrus oils, clary sage, jasmine, lavender, lemon

Herbal Miscellany

Commonly known as a marigold. Tagetes should not be confused with calendula which goes by the same common name.

Precautions

Oil Specific: Avoid while pregnant. Phototoxic. May cause skin irritation.

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Angelica Root Essential Oil

Angelica archangelica

Angelica Root Essential Oil

Parts Used

Root

Extraction Method

Steam distillation

Note Classification

Top to middle

Aroma

Sharp, green, herbaceous, with peppery overtones

Overview

In Chinese medicine angelica is associated with the reproductive system.

Blends Well With

Citrus oils, clary sage, oakmoss, opopanax, patchouli, vetiver

Herbal Miscellany

Take caution using angelica oil before outdoor activities as it may attract insects.

Precautions

Oil Specific: Avoid while pregnant. Phototoxic.

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Dill Seed Essential Oil

Anethum graveolens

Dill Seed Essential Oil

Parts Used

Seed

Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Note Classification

Middle

Aroma

Dry, fresh, warm, spicy

Overview

The most widely known use for dill is pickles.

Blends Well With

Black pepper, caraway, cinnamon, citrus oils, clove, elemi, nutmeg, peppermint, spearmint

Herbal Miscellany

Dill and Caraway are very similar to each other in spice and oil form. They may be substituted for each other in aroma blends and cooking or baking.

Precautions

Oil Specific: None known.

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New Moon in Libra Balancing Oil Recipe

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When the Moon’s in Libra, the beauty way calls us to balance our lives and loves. The mood is sociable, friendly, open, diplomatic, romantic, curious, indecisive, and aesthetic. It’s time to pursue social justice and negotiate as equals, time to beautify our world and nurture relationships.

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…Yes, this life is a soar and a swing

for she who can see

the high wires and wings.

And this life is a silly rhyme for she who’s

ripped the gag from her throat to sing.

And it’s a hop, skip, and a jump for she who

has hacked the shackles from her feet.

And this whole world is a prayer where she

daily files the callus from off her heart.

…Yes; then it is fun and then it is free, the

holy mess of our lives won so relentlessly.

excerpt * Anne Benvenuti 2005

We’Moon 2015 pg. 75

New Moon in Libra Balancing Oil Recipe 
Blend together the following essential oils with 1 ounce carrier oil:
15 drops Rose Geranium http://edge.affiliateshop.com/public/AIDLink?AID=138229&Redirect=/products/geranium-essential-oil/profile
15 drops Palmarosa http://edge.affiliateshop.com/public/AIDLink?AID=138229&Redirect=/products/palmarosa-essential-oil/profile
15 drops Ylang-Ylang  http://edge.affiliateshop.com/public/AIDLink?AID=138229&Redirect=/products/ylang-ylang-essential-oil/profile
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Use this blend to bring balance and understanding to your life.
Libra
Use to Anoint yourself, Anoint Candles, and/or place 3 to 5 drops of blend to water in an aroma lamp dish.
This blend may also be used in the bath; 10 to 15 drops.

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist

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Venus enters Leo

Venus enters Leo

Friday – June 5th

Venus is our recognition of love, art, and beauty. Venus is harmony in its expressed form, as well as compassion, bliss, and acceptance.

Leo characteristics:  Generous, idealistic, stubborn, expansive and creative, your challenge is to see the beauty in others, learn to listen and to share the limelight.Generous, idealistic, stubborn, expansive and creative, your challenge is to see the beauty in others, learn to listen and to share the limelight.

Venus and Mars run close together through the spring, and again in the fall, bringing more love (of person, work, or deity) and the longing for more love; let’s not take relationships for granted this year, but enrich the ones we want to keep. Gender equity issues press, and we can make progresses.
Venus Oil Recipe
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce sweet almond oil:
15 drops – Bergamot
15 drops – Myrrh
15 drops – Palmarosa
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed before each use.
Place 8 to 10 drops in bath; Wear 4 to 8 drops as a body perfume, Use 3 to 5 drops in a bowl of water for an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner.

U is for Ulcers, Uplifting, and Urinary System

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U is for Ulcers, Uplifting, and Urinary System

Are you troubled with mouth or skin ulcers? If so, try the following recipe:
Add the following essential oils to 1/4 ounce Jojoba oil:
4 drops Eucalyptus
4 drops Myrrh
7 drops Tea Tree
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Treatment is by placing 1 to 2 drops of this blend onto each ulcer. Repeat up to 3 times a day and continue until ulcer has healed.

For an uplifting massage, try any of the following recipes:
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce Jojoba oil:
10 drops Geranium
10 drops Peppermint
25 drops Rosemary
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Place 12 to 15 drops into your palm and massage, concentrating on the upper back, shoulders, and neck.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce Jojoba oil:
10 drops Geranium
10 drops Lime
25 drops Rosemary
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Place 12 to 15 drops into your palm and massage, concentrating on the upper back, shoulders, and neck.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce Jojoba oil:
25 drops Juniper
10 drops Lime
10 drops Orange
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Place 12 to 15 drops into your palm and massage, concentrating on the upper back, shoulders, and neck.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce Jojoba oil:
10 drops Lemon
10 drops Palmarosa
25 drops Niaouli
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.
Place 12 to 15 drops into your palm and massage, concentrating on the upper back, shoulders, and neck.

Following are some recipes that help cleanse the Urinary System. Treatment is by bath, (8 to 10 drops), and/or massage of the lower back and stomach, (12 to 20 drops).
Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
25 drops Fennel
10 drops Juniper
10 drops Parsley
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
25 drops Celery
10 drops Grapefruit
10 drops Fennel
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Add the following essential oils to 1 ounce of your chosen carrier oil:
15 drops Anise
15 drops Black Pepper
15 drops Rosemary
Swirl gently, until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

More interesting websites, I visited from April 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge:

http://writingreadingandlife.com/

http://www.fairymothermedicinewoman.com/

http://www.yvonneventresca.com/blog.html

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L is for Listlessness, Liver, Lymphatic System

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L is for Listlessness, Liver, Lymphatic System

Treatment for Listlessness is by room vaporization, (place 3 to 5 drops of blend into water in an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner), bath, (add 8 to 10 drops of blend into the bath), and/or worn as a body perfume.

Recipe for Listlessness:
Add the following drops of Essential Oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen Carrier Oil:
5 drops Chamomile
5 drops Coriander
5 drops Palmarosa
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Treatment for a Hepatic Liver if by hot compress over the Liver area:
Add the following drops of Essential Oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen Carrier Oil:
3 drops Lemon
3 drops Lime
4 drops Peppermint
5 drops Rosemary
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Recipe for Liver Tonic:
Add the following drops of Essential Oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen Carrier Oil:
3 drops Black Pepper
4 drops Fennel
8 drops Rosemary
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

The Lymphatic System drains and disposes of toxic waste from all parts of the body. It also drains fluids; sluggish lymph circulation results in edema or fluid retention, especially of the ankles, and cellulite in the thighs, hips, and buttocks. Treatment is by massage and/or cold and hot compresses.

Recipe to stimulate the lymphatic system.
Add the following drops of Essential Oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen Carrier Oil:
4 drops Fennel
4 drops Geranium
3 drops Juniper
4 drops Rosemary
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Recipe to remove toxic agents from the lymphatic system.
Add the following drops of Essential Oils to 1/4 ounce of your chosen Carrier Oil:
3 drops Eucalyptus
3 drops Lemon
3 drops Pine
3 drops Tea Tree
3 drops Thyme
Swirl gently until all oils are thoroughly mixed.

Some intriguing post I came across while visiting others A to Z April Blogging Challenge posts:

http://www.writersally.blogspot.com/

http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com/

http://dawnmalone.blogspot.com/

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Harvesting Essential Oils

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HARVESTING ESSENTIAL OILS

When harvesting the raw material, from which essential oils are extracted, timing is very important. The work begins around 4:30 a.m. in Madagascar, where they harvest the blossoms of the ylang-ylang tree; in France, where they grow Jasmine; in Bulgaria, where they pick the damask rose. By 9:30 a.m., the essential oil content of the petals are reduced by as much as 50%.

These precious flowers must have their petals processed immediately after harvest. Many essential oil producing flowering tops and leaves, such as: chamomile and lavender, are dried and shipped to other countries for distillation.

Essential oil moves around plants, not only on a daily basis, but on a seasonal one, as well. Palmarosa essential oil is made from a grass that must be harvested before its flowers appear; Clove oil is made from flower buds after they have been picked and dried; Pepper essential oil is made from the unripe berries; Coriander is harvested when it is fully ripe. The delicate, white jasmine flower is carefully picked before it is one day old; the sandalwood tree must be thirty years old and thirty feet high before its essential oil is fully developed.

It takes eight million hand-picked jasmine blooms to make one kilogram of ‘absolute’ from which the essential oil is made. Skill is required to coax the essential oil from the particular part of the plant in which it resides. Fennel and Aniseed store their essential oil in the intercellular spaces in their tissue. Some species have particular oil cells, or resin cells, like Cassia and Cinnamon. Lemons and Oranges form oil reservoirs when the walls of secretory cells gradually disintegrate. Other plants, like rosemary and sage, have glandular hairs, glandular cells, or glandular scales on their surfaces that contain pockets full of essential oil.

Extraction methods include: steam distillation, expression, and solvent extraction. Depending on the extraction method used, some essential oils can be expensive. They are worth the price. One doesn’t need a great deal of an essential oil; usually 3 to 10 drops, per use. Essential oils are truly the most concentrated life essences known to man.

Essential oils are a part of world-wide trade, coming from diverse destinations: Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Guatemala, Indonesia, Israel, Java, Reunion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Zanzibar, and more.

Debra Mauldin
Certified Aromatherapist

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have: mauldinfamily1@yahoo.com

Reference:
Scents & Scentuality
By Valerie Ann Worwood

Aromatherapy Emotion Blends

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Aromatherapy Emotion Blends

A guide to using organic essential oils to treat emotions, using an aromatherapy emotion blend to enhance a positive result.

We hope that life won’t make us feel sad, angry, or stressed out. Unfortunately, it does. Aromatherapy can help you get a clear, calm, and relaxed mind that promotes positive thinking. “Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life.”

How many of you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? I suffered from SAD for a very long time. When I was studying for my Aromatherapy Certification, I was over-joyed to find that essential oils could help with SAD. I put essential oils to work, for myself, instantly. After a few trials and errors, I found some blends that worked for me.

Try these unique aromatherapy blends to overcome your emotional situations. Blend the recommended essential oils and add 3 to 5 drops of the blend to water in an aroma lamp, diffuser, or oil burner.

Lift up your spirit :
2 drops of bergamot essential oil
2 drops of grapefruit essential oil
1 drop of orange essential oil
1 drop of frankincense essential oil

Eliminate your anger:
2 drops of cedarwood essential oil
2 drops of rose essential oil
2 drops of palmarosa essential oil

Balancing your busy life:
6 drops of peppermint essential oil
6 drops of lavender essential oil

Relaxation:
3 drops of marjoram essential oil
3 drops of thyme essential oil

Insomnia:
2 drops of sandalwood essential oil
2 drops of juniper essential oil
2 drops of ylang ylang essential oil

You can add bergamot for reducing depression, clary sage for calming tension, or marjoram for eliminating loneliness.

Bring Happiness, Laughter, and Sunshine into your Heart and Life.

References:
http://www.aromatherapy-at-home.com/aromatherapyemotion.html

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