Essential Oils and Sleep

Chamomile; German Chamomile; Hungarian Chamomile; Camomile; Matricaria recutita; Chamomilla recutita; Matricaria chamomilla is a member of the Aster Family, Asteraceae or Compositae, the dried flowewrs of which are one of the most well-known herbal teas of commerece, valued for flavor, mild anti-inflammatory activity, and a calming effect. Many essential oils out there can help youContinue reading “Essential Oils and Sleep”

Skin and Tonic

Essential oils have been used in beauty rituals way back in “ancient times” and are still found in many skincare products…for everything from dry skin to the signs of aging…especially as  alternatives to skincare products that contain processed ingredients, harsh chemicals, and lots of other ingredients that any normal person has trouble pronouncing, much lessContinue reading “Skin and Tonic”

Chamomile…The Why

Peter Rabbit’s mother must have been a very smart woman…(or rabbit)…She had enough knowledge to grab chamomile tea whenever the mischievous Peter Rabbit came home after narrowly escaping from Mr. McGregor’s garden…even though she had quite a stash of different types of tea available.  She knew about its health because she loved to read and hadContinue reading “Chamomile…The Why”

Chamomile…The What

Chamomile is an herb that comes from the daisy-like flowers of the Asteraceae plant family….a family of plants which also includes sunflowers, Echinacea and marigolds.     ******************* Types of Chamomile There are actually nine different types of chamomile, including… Chamomilla recutita, German Chamomile Anthemis arvensis, corn, scentless or field chamomile Anthemis cotula, stinking chamomileContinue reading “Chamomile…The What”

Book Review…Essential Oils: The Complete Guide: Essential Oils for Beginners, Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Recipes

    Essential Oils: The Complete Guide: Essential Oils for Beginners, Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Recipes is a guide book about essential oils written to “introduce you to the world of essential oils and aromatherapy.” The book was written primarily for beginners who have absolutely no prior knowledge about using essential oils and carrier oils.toContinue reading “Book Review…Essential Oils: The Complete Guide: Essential Oils for Beginners, Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Recipes”

April Essential Oil of the Month—Chamomile—The How?

  We are all familiar with chamomile tea, having been read The Tale of Peter Rabbit,  written by Beatrix Potter in 1902, and hearing how chamomile tea was given to Peter after being chased by Mr McGregor. But chamomile tea has been around since the Indian days, at least. And it seemed like the IndiansContinue reading “April Essential Oil of the Month—Chamomile—The How?”

April Essential Oil of the Month—Chamomile…The Why?

Chamomile, an aromatic herb, has been used throughout most of the world for many centuries and is one of the most ancient and versatile medicinal herbs known to mankind. The plant, with its white daisy like flowers and scent reminiscent of apples or pineapple, is native to Europe and western Asia. Stress and Anxiety…Chamomile is one the bestContinue reading “April Essential Oil of the Month—Chamomile…The Why?”

Essential Oils to Keep…If You’d Like to Be Able to Sleep

When I first started using essential oils, I felt overwhelmed by the selections and how little I knew. Which one should I choose, and why? Almost like being a kid in a candy store. But as I have started reading and studying more about living a healthier lifestyle and beginning new habits, I have alsoContinue reading “Essential Oils to Keep…If You’d Like to Be Able to Sleep”