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Aromatherpy: Essential Oils, Spices, and Herbs. A monthly news letter to liven up your Body, Mind, and Spirit with features on specific oils/spices and recipes to interest you.

Vertiver

Vertiver – Essential Oil Vertiver is used for a couple of reasons to balance hormones and nerves in the body. Its odor is an earthly quality which can smell like burnt cypress. It is derived from the root of the … Continue reading

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Sweet Orange

Sweet Orange – a sweet orange tree is smaller than a bitter one. The leaves of the tree are dark-green and shiny, the flowers that the tree produces and fragrance of the tree should produce an abundance of fruit. The essential … Continue reading

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Bergamot

Bergamot – Bergamot tree was originally grown in Italy, it produces fruit that ripens from green to yellow and is very sour. Bergamot is expressed from the peel of the nearly ripened fruit.  Bergamot is a very sunny essential oil. … Continue reading

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Benzoin

Benzoin – Benzoin is a tropical tree with very hard shelled fruit that grows on its branches. Incisions are made to the bark of the tree to produce a resin that hardens into brownish red streaks. The essential oil is then … Continue reading

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Myrrh

Myrrh – Myrrh is a shrubby bush or small tree with gnarled branches, aromatic leaves and white flowers. Incisions into the bark produce a yellow resin that hardens into brown resin and the essential oil is then distilled from the … Continue reading

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