Heal Bug Bites with Essential Oils

Image Copyright: pexels.com With the start of spring, summer is just around the corner. With summer comes all the bugs and bug bites that we detest. Not only can bug bites be painful, but they also open the chance for infection. One of the ways to deal with these bug bites is the use of […]

Aromatherapy and Meditation for Stress Release

Copyright: 123rf stock photo Have you ever gone on vacation and came home feeling relaxed, content and worry-free, then, within two long work days of catching up correspondence your calm completely disappeared? Did that great vacation become a blur with only photos to remind you that it really happened?

Mediterranean and DASH Diets for Alzheimer’s Patients

Memories, short or long term, are too precious to forget. Yet, that is what happens with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Short-term memories may have a lifespan of only a few minutes while long-term memories get lost, or compressed in the mixed up timeline of life. Most of us know of some elderly person sitting at home […]

A Passion for Peppermint

The use of mint and peppermint Mentha xpiperita essential oil has a long and legendary history. The name “mentha” comes from the Greek myth of the nymph Minthe. Discovered by Persephone in the arms of her husband Pluto, Minthe was metamorphosed into a “sweet smelling herb to be trampled under foot.” At least Persephone made […]

Aromatherapy Student Creates Essential Oil Blends

Sixteen students engaged in a transformational aromatherapy learning experience and a rare opportunity to learn from renowned aromatherapy expert and American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) Founding President Dorene Petersen and ACHS Aromatherapy Program Chair and Registered Aromatherapist Amanda Lattin at a workshop in Kona, Hawaii from November 4-9 in 2018. Dale graduated from ACHS’s […]

Essential Oils for the Holidays: What’s Trending in 2018

It just isn’t the holdays without the aromas of the holidays. For me, there are certain oils that evoke memories of long peaceful walks in fir forests, making clove and orange pomander balls, and simmering spiced cider on the stove. Each year, I have my firm holiday favorites, but this year these are the oils […]

Choose Your Own Education Adventure: How to Get Started

It’s the time of year that most of us start to take stock of what we achieved this year and our goals for 2019. If you’re like me, health and wellness usually top the list for my new years’ resolutions in one form or another! Is learning more about integrative health, aromatherapy, or herbal medicine […]