How to Make Tub Flowers

Tub Flowers are a lovely and pampering way to disperse bath crystals and soaking herbs in the tub. They are also quite versatile, they make a pretty hostess favors and are charming in room scenting arrangements or nested into gift baskets to create a fragrant “flower garden” for the bath. Below are the basic steps …

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Scented Gift Wrap

Scenting your wrapping paper and greeting cards adds a wonderful touch to the holidays or any gift-giving occasion. Directions: Allow an extra day before writing out your greeting card(s) or wrapping presents. Choose an occasion appropriate fragrance, use a fragrance oil blend, or use a single essential oil. Put a few drops of the fragrance onto a …

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An Aromatherapy Primer

    Introduction: Aromatherapy is the use of organic compounds called essential oils to improve a person’s mood, mental state, or health. The oils are extracted from various plant parts, such as roots, seeds, leaves, and blossoms, and can be blended together. Treatment involves diffusing oil into the air, dissolving it in a bath, or …

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Holiday Pomander Balls

Originally small filigree balls of gold, silver, or ivory filled with fragrant spices and an ambergris fixative, pomanders (from the French pomme d’ambre, or apple of ambergris) were used as early as the Middle Ages, when they were worn to ward off unpleasant odors. Later their spicy, cheerful fragrance became traditionally associated with the winter …

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The Child in my Garden

It has been said that for every illness on the earth, nature provides a cure. The difficulty often lies in recognizing what will help us when we see it. Some of the most potent and helpful resources in nature are the most humble and easily overlooked. It is important to remember that nature, left to …

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Getting Ready for Fall…

Fall will be here soon and with it comes a plethera of good things… Beautiful  foliage, crisp apples, hay rides, holidays, invigorating temperatures and preparing to cozy into our homes for the long winter ahead. But we are also for the most part, sensitive to our environments and the changes of weather and light they …

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Some Associative Qualities of Essential Oils

Our sense of smell is one of the most powerful senses we have. Scent stimulates taste, triggers memory, promotes specific states of mind, creates direct associations to events and has a definite effect on the body with it’s ability to trigger physiological responses. Scent in varous forms has been used throughout the centuries for everything …

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Essential Oils Around the house:

A few  uses for Essential Oils…. Bedroom: place 5 drops of Lavender on a cotton ball and place inside your pillow case about 20 minutes before bedtime to help ease insomnia and restlessness, Kitchen: use a drop of Clove in a simmering pan to help get rid of cooking odors. Use 5 drops of Lemon …

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