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CLASS: Aromatherapy 101: Foundations | May 2016 – July 2016

March 29, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Cheryl's Herbs will sponsor a 40-hour aromatherapy certification course. The class, Aroma 101: Foundations is offered by The East-West School of Herbal and Aromatic Studies and will be taught by Kathy Klug, a Registered Aromatherapist taught by Cheryl Hoard.

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SARS

December 10, 2015

HERBS & ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SARS   By   Cheryl Hoard   As one physician put it in a recent national television interview about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), now is the time to "live well". This doctor describes living well as eating wholesome foods, exercise and stop smoking. A few weeks before this TV […]

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Aromatherapy 101: Foundations | Jan 2016 – March 2016

November 07, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Cheryl's Herbs will sponsor a 40-hour aromatherapy certification course. The class, Aroma 101: Foundations is offered by The East-West School of Herbal and Aromatic Studies and will be taught by Kathy Klug, a Registered Aromatherapist taught by Cheryl Hoard.

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Plants of the Bible

March 04, 2015

by Cheryl Hoard   The story of the plants of Biblical lands is better understood when we appreciate what a significant region this has been since before the earliest written record. This area, known as the Fertile Crescent is the meeting point of the African, Asian, and European continents and has commanded a huge role […]

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The Other Uses of St. John’s Wort

March 04, 2015

by Cheryl Hoard   An ornament of meadows, St. John’s Wort, Hypericum perforatum, is a beautiful, yellow-blooming shrub which doesn’t demand much for its survival. It makes itself available even for those living at an altitude of 10,000 feet where many other plants refuse to live. Often found growing comfortably in woods basking in speckled […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Rosewood

February 27, 2015

By Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Rosewood Latin Binomial: Aniba rosaeodora Family: Lauraceae Other Common Names: Bois de Rose Production Method: Steam Distilled Countries of Origin: Brazil Typical Constituents: Linalool (82.3-90.3%), α-Terpineol (0.5-5.4%), [Z]-Linalool oxide (~1.5%), [E]-Linalool oxide (~1.3%), 1,8-Cineole (0.2-2.3%) Description of Oil: colorless to pale yellow, sweet, woody, floral and slightly […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Grapefruit

February 27, 2015

By Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Grapefruit Latin Binomial: Citrus paradisi Family: Rutaceae Production Method: Cold Pressed Countries of Origin: USA Typical Constituents: [+]-Limonene (84.8-95.4%), b-Myrcene (1.4-3.6%), α-Pinene (0.2-1.6%), Sabinene (0.4-1.0%), Nootkatone (0.1-0.8%)  NON-VOLATILE COMPOUNDS: Bergapten (0.012-0.19%), Epoxy-bergamottin (0.1126%), Bergamottin (<0.11%) Description of Oil: pale yellow to clear, fresh, sweet, citrus odor Description […]

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Essential Oil Profile: May Chang

February 27, 2015

By Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name:  May Chang Latin Binomial:  Litsea cubeba Family:  Lauraceae Other Common Names: Exotic Verbena, Tropical Verbena, Pheasant pepper tree Production Method: Steam Distilled Countries of Origin: China Typical Constituents: Geranial (37.9- 40.6%), Neral (25.5-33.8%), [+]-Limonene (8.4-22.6%), Methyl heptenone (0.5-4.4%), b-Myrcene (0.5-3.0%), Linalool (1.2-1.7%), Geraniol (0.5-1.6%), Sabinene (0.1-1.6%), Linalyl […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Fir (Silver)

February 24, 2015

By Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Fir (Silver) Latin Binomial: Abies alba Family: Pinaceae Other Common Names: white fir, silver spruce, templin Production Method: steam distilled Countries of Origin: Austria Typical Constituents: [+]-Limonene (28.5- 34.1%), α-Pinene (18.0-31.7%), b-Pinene (3.0-22.5%), Bornyl acetate (1.3-12.5%), Camphene (5.8-8.0%), ρ-Cymene (0.1-7.5%), b-Caryophyllene (0.1- 4.2%),                 b-Himachalene (0-2.6%), α- Caryophyllene […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Fir (Balsam)

February 24, 2015

By Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Fir (Balsam) Latin Binomial: Abies balsamea Family: Pinaceae Other Common Names: blister or balm-of-Gilead fir, eastern fir or Canada balsam Production Method: steam distilled Countries of Origin: Canada Typical Constituents: b-Pinene (28.1-56.1%), δ-3-Carene (0-27.3%), Bornyl acetate (4.9-16.2%), α-Pinene (6.2-14.3%), [+]-Limonene (1.8-15.6%), b-Phellandrene (4.4-12.6%), Camphene (3.5-9.7%), α + […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Ylang Ylang

February 24, 2015

By Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Ylang Ylang Latin Binomial: Cananga odorata Family: Annonaceae Other Common Names: Cananga Oil, ilang ilang Production Method: distillation, fractional distillation Countries of Origin: Indonesia Typical Constituents: Linalool (13.6%), Geranyl acetate (5.3%), Caryophyllene (1.7%), p-Cresyl metyl ether (16.5%), Methyl benzoate (8.7%), Benzyl acetate (25.1%), Benzyl benzoate (2.2%), other […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Lime

February 24, 2015

By Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Lime Latin Binomial: Citrus aurantifolia Family: Rutaceae Other Common Names: West Indian lime, Key lime, Mexican lime, sour lime Production Method: Cold Pressed & Steam Distilled Countries of Origin: Persia (cold pressed), Mexico (steam distilled) Typical Constituents: DISTILLED: [+]-Limonene + 1,8-cineole (55.6%), γ-Terpinene (11.8%), α-Terpineol (6.6%), Terpinolene […]

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