Tag: aromatherapy


Diffusing in Medical & Dental Offices–Exploring the Dangers and Ethics

One of the wonderful effects of diffusion is the antibacterial and antiviral effects of essential oils on room air. So, it makes perfect sense to use it in places where lots of germs exist—like hospitals, doctor’s offices, dentist’s offices, and other health care facilities. In fact, there are published accounts …
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Diffusing essential oils around children

With more and more people using diffusers, I think it is important to address the issue of diffusing essential oils around children. Is it safe? Safety is a confusing topic in aromatherapy. There is often conflicting information, especially when it comes to children. Safety information is often based on certain chemical …
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Essential Oils for Colds

Colds are one of the most common illnesses and can leave you feeling miserable. Essential oils can not only help your body to fight the viral cause of colds, but can also ease congestion, coughing, headache, and other annoying symptoms...
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Books for beginners

New to aromatherapy? The following books are great starting points. For the absolute beginner I would recommend Marge Clark's book. For a primer on blending, I recommend...
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Lab Aroma Blending Software

Lab Aroma is a “a chemistry based, clinical aromatherapy focused, software tool that formulates the chemistry behind essential oil blending while presenting a detailed chemical breakdown and physical effect visual.”  I had a chance to try it out recently thanks to founder Colleen Harte and was very impressed with the …