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Summer Favorites & Must Haves!

June 13, 2016

It's important to stay cool in these warm months. Remembering to stay hydrated is the single most important thing one can do to stay healthy and active when the sun is beating down. What else? Well…

 

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Maria’s Summer Showcase

April 11, 2015

Here's a collection of herbs, products, and articles that our Production Manager, Maria Roderick and our employees hold as their must have summer items.   Making Tea From Freshly Cut Herbs by Maria Roderick Nothing beats a glass of cold tea during a St. Louis Summer, learn how from the best! Catnip Summer Spray Keep […]

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Aromatherapy Information

November 15, 2014

Top Ten Things to Know About Aromatherapy 1) Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils and their hydrosols for health and well-being.   2) Essential oils are used in inhalations and skin applications.   3) Essential oils effect the physical body and the mind.   4) Essential oils must be diluted before applying to the […]

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Weight Loss

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: I am interested in trying to lose the 35 or so pounds I have gained due to a back injury. I have tried over-the-counter type diet pills but they don’t really do anything for me. There are just to many web sites that are trying to sell the so-called ‘easy way’ to lose weight, […]

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Top Ten Things to Know About Aromatherapy

November 10, 2014

1) Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils and their hydrosols for health and well-being. 2) Essential oils are used in inhalations and skin applications. 3) Essential oils effect the physical body and the mind. 4) Essential oils must be diluted before applying to the skin and are not generally recommended for internal use. (These […]

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What Is Aromatherapy?

November 10, 2014

The area of Aromatherapy is concerned with the (human) inhalation and bodily application of essential oils. The tools of aromatherapy are essential oils and hydrosols, which are hopefully used to achieve the potential goals of good physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health and balance. Essential oils are obtained by a process called distillation, whereby selected […]

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Catnip as Mosquito Repellent

November 10, 2014

by Jeffrey S. Hoard   Herbal folklore has long included the use of aromatic herbs and oils as insect repellents. Most of us are familiar with the use of citronella oil (Cymbopogon nardus) in candles and in products designed to be used on the skin. Other aromatic herbs used for centuries for their insect repellent […]

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Aromatic & Herbal Remedies for Animals

November 10, 2014

by Cheryl Hoard Many alternative health disciplines are successfully used to treat animals, especially our beloved pets. Herbalism and Aromatherapy are utilized safely and effectively for animals as well as humans. Plants have been our medicine since the earliest written record. Herbalism encompasses various and broad uses of plants as healing agents. Aromatherapy is the […]

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Alternatives To Hormone Replacement Therapy

November 10, 2014

by Cheryl Hoard  I am frequently asked questions about alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy. The use of herbs, essential oils and hydrosols gives more options to adapt to changes during menopause. Herbalism is most effective when used in a holistic approach, which is integration of the body, mind and spirit. Changes during menopause happen not […]

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REVITALIZING ENERGETIC CLEANSER

November 10, 2014

I was initially introduced to aromatic salt scrubs while studying with Cheryl Hoard in the aromatherapy 101 course years ago. I learned that they offer the skin a radiant glow and stimulate circulation of the blood and lymph. They are tolerated by all but the most sensitive skin types. I cannot take credit for the […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Yarrow

November 08, 2014

YARROW (Achillea millifolium)   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to New World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood  “Yarrow is one of the primal remedies of the Western herbal tradition.  It can be called the ‘master of the blood.’  Through numerous devices – clotting, unclotting, neurovascular control, flavonoids, etc. – it regulates the […]

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