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DIY Hand Soap Recipes (And Why to Use Thyme Oil!)

How to Make Hand Soap (and Why Thyme Essential Oil is the Perfect Ingredient!) Before I get into the DIY hand soap recipes, I want to talk about Thyme essential oil, so you’ll know why I’m focusing on it for cleansing skin and supporting health. (If you want to go directly to the recipes, scroll down to the sub-headline, Thyme Hand

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Discover the Health Benefits of the ‘Christmas Tree’, Spruce Oil and Pine Oil

The Pine tree is easily recognized as the “Christmas Tree,” but it is also commonly cultivated for its wood, which is rich in resin and is thus ideal for use as fuel, as well as for making a pitch, tar, and turpentine, substances that are traditionally used in construction and painting. In folk tales, the height of the Pine tree

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A message from Rosemary 💖💞💖

A special note from Rosemary! Dearest Friends & Herbal Students, Warm spring greetings.  What a world we woke up too! And yet, spring comes irrevocably, with a thousand seeds beneath the ground getting ready to thrust upwards.  Tree buds are bursting forth as they’ve done for millennia, flowers are blooming and birds returning in great flocks to the northlands.  In

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Essential Oils A Natural Substance

For over several thousands of years, humans have been employing essential oils for therapeutic purposes as well as sustaining good health. In effect, the ancient Egyptians extensively used essential oils. Currently, essential oils are used extensively in lotions meant for external use, aromatherapy, comforting baths and in a great assortment of herbal medications. Any attempt to define essential oils accurately as

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Peppermint Oil: Four Surprising Utilities

Far, far more than these four, the utilities are endless. For several centuries, the oil obtained from the peppermint plant has been a vital element of several medications and there are sufficient reasons for this too. Peppermint oil is not only intense but also highly aromatic. In addition to being an established analgesic, carminative, and expectorant, peppermint oil possesses strong anti-inflammatory

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Immunity, Four Thieves Vinegar

There are so many wonderful cold and flu prevention remedies that have been passed down amongst herbalists for centuries. This is my personal variation of a recipe called Four Thieves Vinegar, an infusion of herbs in vinegar, that has been around as a remedy since at least since medieval times. Four Thieves Vinegar was believed to provide protection from the plague

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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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