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Essential Oils for Winter

Aromatherapy brings us the aromatic energy of living plants in the form of essential oils. These fragrances are a natural antidote to the emotionally debilitating effects of winter. Aromatherapy is supportive in the winter season of quiet regeneration. Winter essential oils cleanse and freshen air in homes closed tight against the cold weather. Essential oils […]

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Basic Essential Oil Guide

Basic Essential Oil Guide

Aromatherapy has been practiced for around for almost 3500 years and its application in daily lives is as old as our civilization itself. It is the exotic art, and science, of using oils extracted from aromatic plants and herbs to enhance health, emotional well being and beauty. Apart from the physical benefits, essential oils can […]

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Benefits of Raw Honey

The Benefits of Raw Honey

The bees have lent us some of their immunity in the product of their hives. If you have never eaten raw honey, you are in for a taste and health treat. Facts about Raw Honey Honey has been around as long as there have been bees. We see cartoons about bears getting stung mercilessly while […]

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Natural Anti-Bacterial Herbs

There are hundreds of plants used all over the world, which are used in herbal medicine as treatments for bacterial infections. 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! Here are some of the most accessible and […]

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Free Reflexology Charts

The feet are a microcosm of the human body and every organ and body part is represented in the feet. Where there are two organs in the body they will be represented on both feet, e.g. lungs and kidney and where there is only one organ, this will be represented on one foot, e.g. the […]

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Making, Using a Healing Poultice

Herbal poultices were relied on in our grandparent’s day to ward off more life threatening afflictions like pleurisy, bronchitis and pneumonia. An old stand-by was the mustard poultice which was thought to “burn out” a pulmonary infection. The 1867 British Pharmacopoeia lists the instructions for making a Cataplasm sinapsis or poultice. Two and a half […]

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Reflexology, Massage Tips, Techniques

Foot reflexology is “pressure therapy” and involves applying focused pressure to certain known reflex points located in the foot to cure or prevent disease. Foot reflexology is based on the premise that our nerve zones or reflex points go from the bottom of our feet to the top of our head, encompassing all vital organs […]

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The Mind-Smell Connection

Why is smell so strongly linked to memory and emotion? It is not fully understood, but this is no surprise as the complexities of brain activity are still far from being unraveled and understood. The brain holds far more secrets than we have discovered. What is known is that the sense of smell is registered […]

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