A Rose By Any Other Name

February 18, 2012 at 12:22 am | Posted in Aromatherapy | Leave a comment
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When we think of roses, we think of a stylized version of this most versatile plant and flower. However, once we start considering the use of roses or any other oil for aromatherapy purposes, we start focusing in on the scientific description – genus and species – to make sure we are working with a consistent product.

When working with essential oils it is of the utmost importance that, not only are our oils pure and unadulterated, but also that they are the oils we intended to use. The oil’s purity is our assurance that it will deliver the characteristics and safety that we expect.  Thus, we look to their botanical names when we work with our trusted supplier.

Surrounded by Roses

February 14, 2012 at 5:57 am | Posted in Aromatherapy | Leave a comment
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If you love the scent of roses, there are many ways to surround yourself with this romantic, luxurious aroma while also enjoying the benefits of using the essential oil. Make yourself a rose bath. Put 4 drops of rose oil into two teaspoons of a carrier oil such as sweet almond or jojoba. Put 6-8 drops of the blend into your warm bath water and mix well. After your bath, massage just a few drops of the same oil onto your skin on your wrists and chest. Enjoy the wonderful feeling, and the delicious scent.

The Heart Connection

February 10, 2012 at 4:53 am | Posted in Aromatherapy | Leave a comment
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Roses have been associated with the heart for hundreds of years. Aromatherapy helps us to understand the link between the effect of rose on our emotions and popular culture’s association of (red) roses with the heart and with love. The flower’s unfolding, from a bud to an open bloom, is reminiscent of love unfolding. Rose oil is calming and benefits symptoms of anxiety, including palpitations. And, the scent of rose oil is comforting and emotionally supportive.

Roses are Dear

February 8, 2012 at 4:54 am | Posted in Aromatherapy | Leave a comment
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Rose is a particularly dear (read ” expensive”) essential oil. It takes tens of thousands of roses make just one oz. of essential oil. You  can understand, then, why rose water and synthetic scents are used in many  products instead.

The Month of the Rose

February 4, 2012 at 5:56 am | Posted in Aromatherapy | Leave a comment
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Welcome to February!                                                      

February is the month we celebrate romantic love on the 14th,  or Valentine’s Day. When we think of this holiday, we think of the color red, of heart-shaped cards and candy boxes, and of roses. This month we will explore rose essential oils and how they can keep us connected with the love in our hearts all year long.

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