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STRENGTHEN WITH FRANKINCENSE

Frankincense Essential Oil is an eminent and versatile oil that can be used on almost any part of the body for almost any ailment. The positive effects of Frankincense Oil are powerful and have beneficial impacts on interconnected body systems. It is famed for its ability to strengthen and invigorate the respiratory system, stimulate the immune system, reduce the appearance

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Cedarwood Essential Oil, Uses, Benefits, Skin Care, Hair Care, Aromatherapy

HISTORY OF CEDARWOOD OIL USAGE Cedarwood Essential Oil is steam distilled from the wood of the Cedar tree, of which there are several species, such as Cedrus atlantica, Cedrus deodara, Juniperus Mexicana, and Juniperus virginiana, which are more commonly recognized as Atlas, Himalayan, Texan, and Virginian Cedarwood, respectively. Throughout history, Cedarwood Essential Oil has been used by various cultures, such as Native American and Tibetan

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Sweet Orange Essential Oil

It’s hard to mistake the familiar aroma of Sweet Orange essential oil! I find myself smiling every time I breathe it in. Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) has such a bright, fresh scent that reminds me of warm summer days, feeling happy and healthy and the sense that anything is possible. In this Spotlight, I’ll share some of the many ways you

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Sweet Basil Essential Oil

Basil Essential Oil is derived from the leaves of the Ocimum basilicum botanical, better known as the Basil herb. This plant receives its name from the Latin word basilius as well as the Greek word basilikón phutón, which means “royal plant,” hence Basil is also known as the Queen of Herbs or l’herbe royale, meaning “royal herb” in French. It may also be referred to

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Three Ways to Boost Brain Health – Wildcrafter Botanicals

To celebrate Brain Awareness Week, let’s talk about three ways to boost brain health! As a culture, we’re finally starting to understand those good wellness rituals aren’t just about treating health issues — they’re about preventing them. Many of us are prioritizing wellness in an effort to keep our bodies healthy. We try to eat a balanced diet and buy organic whenever

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Beyond Tea: Aromatic Herbal Infusions for Health and Immunity | New York Institute of Aromatic Studies

Let’s get right to it. We know we need to stay hydrated and incorporate botanicals (aka “herbs”) into our lives, especially when feeling depleted, sick, overwhelmed (and so much more….). Go over and say hello to your tea kettle: it’s all about drinking botanical infusions. I often like to pretend I’m fancy and use the word “tisane” when talking about “herbal tea.” Fancy or

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Essential Oil Spotlight: Clove Oil

Clove oil uses are incredibly impressive, ranging from improving blood circulation and reducing inflammation to helping acne and boosting gum health. One of the best-known clove oil uses is to reduce the pain associated with dental problems. Even mainstream toothpaste makers agree that clove oil reduces the pain and swelling that comes with a toothache. In addition to being a proven anti-inflammatory and

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What Are the Health Benefits of Eucalyptus?

Eucalyptus is a fast-growing evergreen tree native to Australia. As an ingredient in many OTC products, it is used to reduce symptoms of coughs, colds, and congestion. It also features in creams and ointments aimed at relieving muscle and joint pain. The oil that comes from the eucalyptus tree is used as an antiseptic, a perfume, as an ingredient in

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Food as Medicine: Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra, Adoxaceae)

Plants commonly known as elder belong to the genus Sambucus and consist of 20-30 species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the Adoxaceae, or moschatel, family.1-3 Sambucus species are native to forested temperate and subtropical climates and grow to an average height of 32 feet (10 m).1,3 Elder shrubs have light brown or gray stippled bark and narrow, dark green pinnately compound leaves with five to

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