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Rosemary Essential Oil and Hair Growth.

I was talking with the CEO of AromOx today and he mentioned that they were having some awesome success with the aromatherapy & oxygen therapy healthy hair system -- but more on that another time. I mentioned some articles that reported rosemary essential oil as a promising alternative to hair growth. Robert Tisserand reported that in a 2015 randomized trial for hair growth they compared using rosemary essential oil to a standard treatment. (1) The results? The rosemary group saw significantly better results: a greater increase in new hair growth and a significant decrease in hair loss with less side effects. The effects are thought to be possibly due to the essential oil relaxing the muscles

Giving Tuesday -- Give the Gift of Clean Water

Three reasons to give to the Team Sunridge World Vision LA Marathon Charity Challenge on this Giving Tuesday: 1. I'm running the LA Marathon with Sunridge & Team World Vision to help provide clean water for communities in Africa. The needs are real, but we believe that we can end the clean water crisis in our lifetime. Watch the video below to see an example of how clean water can help change lives. https://youtu.be/7hZluhyA2wo?list=PLPeX3Loss3kBusAZVi-GVU_qbfzj2pnvB 2. Any gift you give to World Vision on Giving Tuesday, November 28, will be matched with a donation of product from Thirty-One Gifts, up to $1 million. 3. Donate $10 or more to Team Sunridge through my LA Marathon charity chall

Related to Frankincense and Myrrh, Elemi (Canarium luzonicum) Supports Skin and Respiratory Health f

Elemi is an essential oil I love. It has a lemony, peppery aroma, with hints of wood and balsam. It is distilled from the resin of the large tropical tree Canarium luzonicum tree from the Philippines. It is related to aromatic resin producing trees of the Burseraceae family such as frankincense (Boswellia carterii) and myrrh (Commiphora myrrha). Only when the Canarium luzonicum tree spouts leaves and the flowers start to bloom it produces a yellow resin that solidifies on contact with the air. The distilled resin produces the exotic, beautiful essential oil. Like most oils made from resins elemi has wonderful skin supporting properties but is typically less costly than oils such as frankince

Don't Let Germs Steal Your Joy --Thieves Oil & Vinegar Can Help You Stay Well

I remember the first time I saw "Thieves" oil mentioned in a wellness magazine as being helpful for keeping kids healthy. I had no idea what it was and the name seemed pretty odd. I've come to learn it's wonderful blend with a sorted history. Legend has it that during the time of the plaque there was a group of gypsies that would steal from the dead and dying. Not a very compassionate crew. They were caught and the police wanted to know how they were able to mingle with the sick without falling prey themselves -- with the promise of some leniency in their sentencing if they spilled the beans. And from there we got thieves oil and thieves vinegar -- blends of herbs and spices that offer germ

Sweet Basil! Let Your Food Be Your Medicine Thanksgiving Style

Happy Thanksgiving! Shopping for Thanksgiving dinner a variety "traditional" Thanksgiving items are readily on display to make filling our carts easier. Cranberries fresh and canned. Potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams. Stuffing mixes or cubes (of course I like starting with loaves of bread and making my own cubes -- that's just how I roll and stuff). Turkey, tofurky, maybe even a turduckin. Marshmallows for fans of candied sweet potatoes and fried onions for the famous green bean casserole. And of course onions and celery for stuffing and gravy, brussel spouts , green beans and herbs. Sage, thyme, basil and rosemary adorned a huge display at my local grocery. I love using these herbs to make

Soothe Aches and Support Immune Health with Sugandha Kolkila (Cinnamomum glaucescens)

I've recently been making a lot of blends to soothe muscle and joint aches and have been incorporating unique essential oils. I like using unusual essential oils to give the body additional pathways to soothe aches and to incorporate plant energetics and other qualities as well. Often aches occur alongside stress and tension and essential oils can help address in addition to provide analgesic effects. One oil I've been incorporating recently is sugandha Kolkila (Cinnamomum glaucescens). Sugandha Kolkila (Cinnamomum glaucescens) pronounced: "Su-Gan-Dha Ko-Ki-La" belongs to the same genus as cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), cinnamon leaf (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), and ravintsara (Cinnamomu

Relaxing and Soothing Balsam Copaiba Essential Oil -- Calms Aches and Supports Immune and Respirator

Balsam copaiba essential oil is distilled from the resin or gum of the Copaifera officianalis, a tropical tree that can grow up to 100 feet tall. The term balsam is a misnomer since balsam copaiba does not contain benzoic or cinnamic -- which is the case for a "true" balsam. Copaiba is high in b-caryophyllene. This aromatic compound has analgesic (1), anti-inflammatory (2), anti-viral (3), immunostimulant (4), and anti-spasmodic (5) properties. These therapuetic properties make this oil useful for soothing aches and supporting the immune and respiratory system. Copaiba is said to have an earthy, exotic aroma that is resinous, warm, and sweet. It if referred to as an excellent cooling oil hel

The Benefits of Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter or Theobroma cacao is a solid fat expressed from the fermented, washed, dried, and roasted seed of the cocoa tree. Cocoa butter is used to make both chocolate as well as lotions, salves, and products for the skin. The unrefined fat has a beautiful buttery, chocolate aroma. Theobroma is a Greek word meaning food of the gods. Yes it's awesome stuff. Cocoa butter is highly protective of skin and contains about 5 IU of vitamin per ounce. It softens and lubricates the skin, reduces dryness, improves skin flexibility, has anti-oxidant properties, and is often used to treat wrinkles or prevent stretch marks. Cocoa butter contains oleic acid, palmtic acid, and steric acid and has a shel

Unique Holiday Products from Aromatherapy by Tricia

Looking for unique holiday gift items? Need to destress or give your skin a little TLC? Watch the video or Check out the ABT web store for holiday gift items or contact Tricia for custom products, consultations, or gift certificates. ABT products are handcrafted with organic and wildcraft ingredients and can be customized. Here are some of the unique items available: * Cocoa butter tub truffles a yummy smelling treat for your skin. * Shea cream -- made with organic, unrefined shea butter and organic jojoba this thick cream is nourishing and moisturizing and absorbs into the skin. * Pure Silk Holiday gift box that includes 4 oz of shea cream, 4 oz foaming sugar scrub, two extra large bath b

Love Citrus? Give Mandarin Essential Oil a Try

Maybe it's because mandarins and holidays seem to go hand in hand but one of my favorite essential oils lately is mandarin. Both green and red mandarin (Citrus reticulata). The red is cold pressed (or can be distilled) from a riper fruit than the green but both have a delightful citrus aroma distinctly different from orange and lemon. Both oils are high in d-limonene which is known for it's anti-microbial (1) and liver supportive properties. It also has been shown to activate white blood cells (2) and has anti-inflammatory properties (3). Mandarin also contains a fair amount of gamma-terpinene which has been shown to have anti-bacterial (4), anti-viral (5), anti-spasmodic (6), and anti-oxida

Spice is Nice -- Cinnamon, Clove Bud, and Ginger Essential Oils Fight Germs and Tame Tummies

I was with a client recently and when she smelled clove bud essential oil she said it reminded her of ham! I laughed but I knew where she was coming from. In our house Christmas ham is a favorite and it's either clove studded or finished with a clove brown sugar glaze. This time of year the air is often filled with the aroma of cinnamon, clove, and ginger from our decorations, baked goods, and holiday meals. These spices smell delicious of course but they are also beneficial in many ways. We may not realize it while baking or cooking but these spices have long been treasured not only for their taste but also for their therapeutic benefits. Cinnamon bark, cinnamon leaf, clove bud, and ginger

Another Reason to Love Citrus Essential Oils.

I see a lot of variance with many oils. Some people love, love lemongrass and others despise it. Vetiver is such a wonder oil. So relaxing and calming and some people love it and think it is a gift and others think it smells awful. So it is with essential oils. But when people smell citrus essential oils -- lemon, lime, mandarin, bergamot, grapefruit most people really like or even love them. Citrus oils are rich in d-limonene. Research on this compound suggests it activates white blood cells (1), is anti-inflammatory (2), anti-oxidant (3), and anti-bacteria (4)l. Another great benefit of citrus or d-limonene rich essential oils is that they can help other oils absorb into the skin even bett

Ask an Aromatherapist: Are Cinnamon Leaf and Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil Interchangeable?

As the weather cools the warming spices of winter begin to fill the air, including cinnamon. When you purchase cinnamon essential oil you often see cinnamon bark and cinnamon leaf and since they have the same botanical name you may wonder are they the same thing? Although these oils are both derived from the same plant (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) and both are good at fighting germs, are warming, and offer anti-spasmodic properties, they vary significantly in their oil chemistry. Cinnamon leaf oil is phenol rich and contains a significant amount of eugenol and a smaller amount of the aldehyde cinnamaldehyde. Cinnamon bark oil is high in cinnamaldehyde and contains smaller amounts of the eugenol.

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