A Deeper Look Series: Cedarwood Essential Oil

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Related to the Biblical cedar of Lebanon, the atlas cedarwood tree is native to the Atlas mountain range in Morocco and Algeria. Cedarwood Essential Oil, which is derived from the tree, is used for treating cystitis and vaginal infections. It can reduce cellulite, clear up mucus and decrease acne. It is also a mental remedy […]

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A Deeper Look Series: Vetiver Essential Oil

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Vetiver is a grounding and relaxing essential oil used to alleviate the effects of depression, anxiety and insomnia. It is distilled from the roots of Vetiveria zizanioides, a grass plant used for its anti-inflammatory qualities in the Indian medicinal tradition, ayurveda. Vetiver’s warming qualities are beneficial in rheumatism, arthritis and muscular pain. It also regulates […]

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A Deeper Look Series: Basil Essential Oil

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Basil is a kingly herb that has been used in the Mediterranean kitchen for millennia. Its healing powers have been known worldwide since the ancient times. As an essential oil, basil is both uplifting and deeply relaxing. It fights inflammation, stimulates digestion and increases menstrual flow. This versatile oil can also be used to calm […]

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A Deeper Look Series: Melissa Essential Oil

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Melissa is one of the most expensive essential oils. Considered a premium essential oil, the cost is not the only factor setting it apart. Melissa is perhaps more commonly known as lemon balm, but also goes by the names common balm, bee balm, heart’s delight and the honey plant. In history, the melissa plant was […]

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A Deeper Look Series: Lavender Essential Oil

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Lavender Essential Oil is a potpourri of chemical ingredients, which is one reason for its versatility as a healing herb. The primary effect of lavender, both mentally and physically, is that of balancing and regulating the spirit, body and mind. #7 of 10: Lavender Essential Oil Lavender is a short, fragrant shrub growing to the […]

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A Deeper Look Series: Immortelle (Helichrysum or Everlasting) Essential Oil

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Immortelle is a versatile and premium essential oil whose therapeutic benefits fall into various categories. It is an anti-inflammatory and an antiseptic. It is helpful in treating skin conditions such as eczema, rashes, allergies and psoriasis. Immortelle helps heal burns, dermatitis and acne. It is a wonderful aid in treating diseases affecting the respiratory system, […]

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A Deeper Look Series: Frankincense Essential Oil

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If frankincense were a human, it would be mature in its attitude towards the world and confident in communicating its truth. It would be meditative and would possess a deep understanding of the universe. Frankincense is an ancient oil extracted from the frankincense trees found in Somalia, Ethiopia, southern Arabia and China. It is a […]

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