Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Essential Oil: Fragonia

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Back in 2006 while attending NAHA’s (National Assoc. of Holistic Aromatherapists) last International Conference, we were each given a small sniffing sample of an extremely new essential oil from Australia. It smelled heavenly and I could hardly wait until it became available on the open market. Now, several years later I have finally procured a bottle to use in some of my blends.

Unlike most essential oils from Australia, Fragonia was not traditionally used by the indigenous population. Instead it was discovered and researched by John and Petra Day and then grown commercially by them on their small farm.

Fragonia 

Truly a product of the New Age, Fragonia has a unique chemotype that is based on the Golden Proportion. (5:8 ratio) This is very rare because most essential oil chemical structures are dominated by one or two chemical components.

Because of this rare balance within Fragonia John and Petra feel that it’s here to help bring in the new paradigm of unity, peace and higher consciousness, by working in synergy with our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies.

Phyically,  Fragonia works as an excellent Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Anti-viral (for colds, sore throat), Anti-inflammatory, an expectorant, analgesic and immune stimulant. It also has a pleasant fragrance, absorbs readily and is gentle on your skin.

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Going Green with Labeling

Monday, March 11th, 2013
Natural vs. Naturally Derived
At one time or another, you’ve all tried to decipher the labeling of your favorite   cosmetic product, only to leave scratching your head and wondering what it all means. By not giving us clear guidelines on what Natural and Naturally Derived means, I think this industry likes to fool us into thinking we are getting something we are not. So here’s the scoop for those of you who are still confused.
Natural products are raw ingredients from nature that have been expressed or extracted from their natural source. Some good examples of these ingredients are vegetable oils, butters, essential oils, hydrosols, clays, and herbs.
Naturally Derived ingredients begin their journey as a natural substance, but then are altered by a chemical reaction created by using synthetics or other natural ingredients.
Two good examples of this process are sodium lauryl sulfate (known to cause irritation) and castile soap. As you can see, Naturally Derived products include a wide range of substances, some harmful to your skin and others that are much more gentle.

The key here is to care what you are using on your body and to know your ingredients. Choosing the purity of a product is certainly a personal one, however my rule of thumb says, if it’s not good enough to eat, I don’t want it on my skin either. That is why all of the creams and oils I sell are always made from organic, Natural ingredients.

 

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Cinnamon: Health Benefits

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Long before I knew of the many healing properties of Cinnamon, I decided it was one of my favorite spices and seasoned many of my daily foods with it such as my morning breakfast coffee, toast, cereal, oatmeal, or pancakes. It’s also incredibly good on dinner foods such as spaghetti sauce, winter squash and sweet potatoes, and of course deserts like hot chocolate, pudding, and applesauce.

Used since ancient times as medicine, flavoring and as an embalming agent, Cinnamon contains a hefty dose of calcium, manganese, iron and fiber.

Modern research has shown that the common grocery store variety of Cinnamon has the most healing properties. However, Cinnamon can also be used as an essential oil as it has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, astringent, anti-clotting, stimulating, cooling, and has carminative properties. A word of caution though to anyone working with this essential oil!  Cinnamon Oil can be highly irritating to your skin and mucous membranes, so always dilute it, use with caution and never ingest it.

 

Cinnamon’s Many Benefits 

  • Boosting Brain Activity & Memory
  • Blood Purification
  • Blood Circulation
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Blood Sugar Regulation
  • Antiseptic properties
  • Mouth freshener
  • Digestive Aid
  • Improves Colon Health
  • Reduces Blood Platelet clumping
  • Reduces Blood Pressure

So the next time you sit down to eat your favorite dish, don’t forget the cinnamon!

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