Tag Archive: essential oil

Jun 06

Rosemary; for Memory and Friendship

Rosemary’s unmistakable fragrance, culinary flavor, and medicinal properties have made it popular around the world. Since ancient times, Rosemary has been associated with memory, longevity, and friendship. It is a showy herbaceous shrub that flowers in blue, pink, or white; depending on the variety. It’s Latin name, Rosmarinus literally translated is “dew of the sea”. …

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Oct 26

Essential Oils, digging deeper

This blog is dedicated to weeding out the myths and mysteries surrounding Essential Oils, and getting to the root of how they can best be used, with the greatest overall benefit. (Pardon the plant puns…). Realistically, this should be a series of blogs, because the information is so vast- I will see what evolves. Here …

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Apr 08

Essential Oils, the basics

Pure Essential Oils are complex chemical compounds, most always fragrant, produced by plants to repel pests, or attract pollinators. Herbs, and many flowering plants contain essential oils within the leaves, stems, and flowers. Trees, flowering trees, and shrubs -contain oils within bark, needles, sap, flowers, and fruits. All Essential Oils are obtained by extraction from …

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Mar 27

Ginger Root, a Rad Rhizome

Ginger Root Zingiber officianalis is one of the most versatile roots around. It will grow just about anywhere, including indoors. Ginger is popularly known in the US as the main flavor in Ginger Ale Soda. It has been used for thousands of years as a culinary spice, and in natural medicine for healing. Ginger is …

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