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Essential Oils for Summer

Summer is a time of full growth, red, hot, joy, spiritual awareness and traveling. Life is at it’s greatest potential in the summer. Trees, plants, grasses and seeds are now at their full peak offering up the “fruits of their labor”! Take a minute to enjoy this most Yang time of energy and production! These […]

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The Many Uses of Eucalyptus Oil

74b5073eFOR HEAD COLDS, FLU, CHEST CONGESTION * Pour 15-20 drops of Eucalyptus oil into a bowl of steaming hot water. Cover your head with a towel and inhale the vapors. * A personal steam vaporizer inhaler can also be used with smaller amounts of oil and water used. * Sprinkle a few drops onto a […]

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Herbs for Energy

If you’re feeling tired and worn out, rest assured that you have plenty of company. Fatigue ranks among America’s most common health complaints. Life today moves at a faster pace than ever before in history, and many of us feel compelled to keep up. On good days we may manage to accomplish everything on the […]

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Soap-Making Basics

Making beautiful bars of fragrant herbal soap has never been easier. Purchase glycerin- or coconut-oil-based soap blocks at a crafts store, cut them into chunks, and melt them in the microwave. Add herbs, color, and fragrance to the liquid soap and pour into molds. Purchase soap molds, or use kitchen items such as tart tins […]

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Symptom to Oil List

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – StarWest Botanicals! ABCESSES Lavender, Tea Tree, Thyme, Myrrh, Frankincense, Birch ABDOMINAL CRAMPS Lavender, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Ginger, Basil, Peppermint, Anise, Fennel ACCUMULATION OF TOXINS Birch, Carrot Seed, Juniper ACNE Bergamot, Chamomile, […]

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Top Ten Best Researched Herbs

Garlic “If we were to design a drug that had perfect properties according to what we know about heart disease and associated risk factors, we couldn’t improve on garlic,” says Amanda McQuade-Crawford, herbalist and director of the Ojai Center of Phytotherapy in Ojai, Calif. Regular use of garlic is associated with the prevention of cardiovascular […]

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Vitamins Vs. Nutrition: Why Nutrition from Food is Better

Why Nutrition from Your Food Is Better than Vitamins For decades we’ve been told that 7a37b435 were a viable and effective way to boost health. In fact, doctors often tell their patients to take vitamins for better health. However, recent large-scale studies have shown that generally speaking, vitamins are almost worthless. There are some major […]

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Anti-Aging Effects of Blueberries

This sweet, flare-crowned, indigo superfruit is more than just a mouth-watering delight to your craving senses. Would you believe that this favorite has a wide range of micro-nutrients that do not only protect the body from diseases, but also aging? High Antioxidant Value Blueberries, along with blackberries, strawberries, and plums, have the highest total antioxidant […]

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Super Foods for Sinusitis Relief

Super Foods for Sinusitis Relief

Sinusitis simply means inflammation or swelling of the sinuses, but this gives little indication of the misery and pain this condition can cause. Ongoing sinusitis, sinusitis that continues for at least 3 weeks, impacts an estimated 32 million individuals in the United States alone. As further evidence that sinusitis is a prevalent and expensive health […]

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Essential Oils For Beauty

When using essential oils to moisturize the skin, simply add to a carrier oil such as Jojoba. Another good tip is to purchase fragrance and lanolin free creams or lotions, from which you can create your own skin care products by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil. The key to developing your […]

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Collecting Wild Herbs

Nature, by its very design, provides a remedy for nearly any disease that may afflict a human being. This being the case, it is essential to know how to acquire and prepare the remedies. Acquisition of herbal remedies in the wild may not be as easy as some may think. If you cannot find the […]

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