Regaining Smell After COVID: Promising Research From Essential Oils

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Regaining smell after COVID has become a global topic of conversation after many people have experienced temporary anosmia (loss of smell) due to COVID-19 infection. Post viral loss or impairment of the sense of smell is not new, however, and is also referred to as Postviral Olfactory Dysfunction. While we may often take our sense […]

Heal Bug Bites with Essential Oils

Image Copyright: 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 […]

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 […]

Health, Natural Medicine, Spiritual Awakening

Dr. Boice has a passion for plant medicine and has experienced first-hand in her practice how essential oils, homeopathic remedies and herbs used correctly are powerful natural medicines. “When I first began working with essential oils, I was uneducated about how to use them effectively. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to study with […]

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 […]

Create Successful Essential Oil Blends

Create Successful Essential Oil Blends

How to Create Successful Essential Oil Blends One of the great joys of aromatherapy is the process of crafting and experiencing essential oil blends. Each combination is unique in its aromas, therapeutic actions, emotional connections and inspirations, as well as its appropriate applications and uses. While the organic, unplanned process of blending essential oils is […]

The Remarkable History of Roses

Living in the City of Roses, all of us here at ACHS get to experience firsthand the flower of love. In late May and early June, it’s a pleasure watching the rosebuds blossom into beautiful, fragrant flowers all over our city. And when Valentine’s Day rolls around, even though we are in the throes of […]

7 Reasons to Try Thyme as a Culinary Essential Oil

There is something about the cool weather, darker evenings, and my lonely fresh-herb patio pots that makes me yearn to start playing in the kitchen with culinary essential oils like thyme Thymus vulgaris (L.), basil Ocimum basilicum (L.), and ginger Zingiber officinale (Roscoe). I love to make hearty fall and winter recipes, and linger over […]