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Organic Essential Oils

Organic rose geranium essential oil

by Christine
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Organic rose geranium essential oil is extracted from the leaves and stalks of the plant Pelargonium that belongs to the Geraniaceae family and is not to confused with geranium. Pelargonium comes from South Africa but is nowadays popular in every garden as they can resist strong heat and even mild frosts. Besides being a beautiful […]

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A brief history of aromatherapy

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Around 3000BC in Egypt, aromatic plants, herbs, spices were already in use and were burnt to please the Gods. Egyptians used fragrances in their daily lives and became the masters of aromatics. They used oils for embalming (cedar) and during religious ceremonies (Frankincense, cinammon). The trade of herbs and spices was blooming in Egypt, Greece, […]

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Helichrysum essential oil

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Helichrysum comes from the Greek Helios=sun and khrusos=gold. Also known under the name Helichrysum italicum or Helichrysum angustifolium, Helichrysum is a plant belonging to the daisy family Asteraceae that grows on rocky and dry grounds, on abandoned grounds or behind sandy beaches at low altitudes. Helichrysum is commonly found in the Mediterranean region, especially in […]

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Aromatherapy: alternative therapy through the use of essential oils

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Aromatherapy consists of the use of essential oils to promote the general wellness of the mind, body and soul. Essential oils are derived from the essence of plants and botanicals with effective therapeutic effects to soothe a wide range of disorders. Essential oils are made of such small particles that these molecules can easily penetrate […]

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