Healing Oils | Lime Essential Oil

Botanical Name Citrus aurantifolia Part Used Fruit Peel Extraction Method Cold compression (fresh lime peels) Steam distillation (dried peels) Fragrance Citrus Sweet Tart Price Point Inexpensive

Healing Oils | Jasmine Essential Oil

Botanical Name Jasminum officinale, Jasminum grandiflorum Parts Used Flowers Extraction Method Steam distillation Fragrance Exotic Floral Sensual Sweet Warm Price Point Expensive Properties Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, cicatrisant, expectorant, galactagogue, parturient, sedative, tonic, uterine

Healing Herbs | Yarrow

Millefoil. Carpenter’s weed. Soldier’s woundwort. Bloodwort. Seemingly non-related utterances, yet these names all refer to the same plant capable of stopping a nosebleed or preventing a sneeze. Yarrow, botanical name Achillea millefolium, is a flowering perennial roadside weed that also thrives in wasteland and meadows. Common in North America, yarrow is also native to Europe…

Wellness | Spring Cleaning for Your Colon

Give your body a much needed pick-me-up this spring. Hope for Women Magazine (View Here) With spring comes transformation. Windows are washed, lawns manicured and resolutions renewed.  So much care and attention goes toward our homes during this season that we often neglect our own bodies. This spring, after you tackle that closet and part ways…

Healing Herbs | Health Benefits of Nettle Tea

Originating in the colder regions of Asia and Europe, stinging nettle is a plant of the genus Urtica, and has several medicinal applications. Its name is derived from the very fine hairs located on the leaves and stems, which release a very irritating chemical when it comes into contact with the skin. Both the root…

Wellness | Are You Allergic to Nightshades?

The Solanaceae, or nightshades, represent more than two thousand species of widely consumed plants. The plants in this group may not seem related, but after taking a second glance at the leaves you begin to see the family resemblance. Common Nightshades Cape Gooseberries Eggplant Garden Huckleberries Goji Berries (Wolfberries) Ground Cherries Peppers (Including Paprika, Chili…