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Lavender Essential Oil: A Tried and True Go To

Essential Oils Guide

Lavender Essential Oil: A Tried and True Go To

Lavender Essential Oil has been used for over 2500 years starting with Egyptians who used it primarily for perfume. First used by the Quakers in the USA it is now made all over the world. Lavender Essential Oil has so many uses! It is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Here is how to use it:   Aching Muscled or Stress: Add a few drops to your bath along with some Epsom salts to help soak away aching muscles and relieve stress. Muscle or Join Pain: Massage a few drops mixed with a carrier oil...

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Peppermint Essential Oil: A cool everyday workhorse

Essential Oils Guide

Peppermint Essential Oil: A cool everyday workhorse

Peppermint essential oil has a long history of use, with evidence of its benefits, dating all the way back to 1,000 B.C. in ancient Egyptian pyramids.  Peppermint is a hybrid species which is the combination of spearmint and water mint.  The essential oils are produced using steam distillation of the fresh aerial parts of the flowering plant.   The most active ingredients in peppermint essential oil are menthol which contributes 35-45% and menthone 10-30%.  These two chemicals are what give peppermint its cooling sensation.  Peppermint essential oil has numerous uses for health, home and the garden. Health and Personal Wellness:...

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