Andrea Butje, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist
Editor’s Note: Andrea takes you for a walk through her Aromatherapy garden highlighting her Ylang Ylang Tree and Jasmine plant.
by Theresa Gould
Many people do not realize that there are alternative ways to treat common pet ailments instead of rushing to the vet (no offense DVMs!). Taking care of your pet’s health all goes back to providing a healthy, balanced diet and exercise. Too many products used today are toxic not only to the environment but to your health, not to mention the health of your pet...
Editor's Note from Michael Salewski: Essential oils are powerful medicine. They can be used orally, topically and through aromatherapy to achieve amazing results.
Animals & Pets
by Constance Seng
When giving or receiving a massage it is important to use a product that is not too greasy. You want to ensure that the skin isn't going to leave the recipient feeling like they rolled around in a vat of butter. If you have ever used greasy oil, you know what I mean...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: A massage should be as relaxing as possible. The addition of organic massage oil with delicious scents and smooth textures add instead of detract from the experience. Remember the skin is the biggest organ we've got and the basic rule applies that if you can't eat it, you shouldn't put it on your skin.
by Ryan Hurd
Inception is now in theaters. I saw the film recently and I was not disappointed. The movie felt like a dizzy sci-fi lucid dream and I stumbled out of the theater afterward like I has just crawled out of a hall of mirrors. Don’t worry, there’s no big spoilers in this review.
In this article, I am focusing on how the film portrayed dreaming well, and where it fell flat.
by David Stewart, PhD
“Snake Oil” is a term coined during pioneer days in the United States that became a synonym for fraud. Actually “snake oil” was a legitimate product sold by traveling salesmen throughout the frontier West as a first aid remedy for rattlesnake bites...
Editor's Note: I always enjoy David Stewart's lively, informative articles. I'm wishing that you will find this one both educational as well as entertaining.
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: Summer is full of fire and heat and can be irritating to the body. Since it is predominantly pitta season, we must take certain precautions to keep pitta dosha in balance. Pitta individuals will benefit from eating foods with sweet, bitter and astringent rasas (tastes); wearing clothes with cool blue and green colors and exerting minimal to moderate energy towards tasks. Practicing gentle, restorative yoga and including a short daily meditation will also help keep pitta in balance. This lovely video from the Chopra Center outlines steps to take for summer pitta season and suggests some essential oils that will keep pitta cool and under control. Enjoy. Namaste
by Llyn Peabody and Chris Burns
Here in the Sharing Gardens we practice a style of gardening known as "deep mulching". Just as it is rare to find bare soil in nature, in our gardens you won't find much exposed soil either...
Editor’s notes: This is a good time of year to mulch your gardens. It will build your soil, and provide nutrients for living soil organisms that keep your plants healthy. If you have a winter garden, mulch will help keep your plants warm.
by Amy Nutt
Any woman who has been reading about the 101 things they need to avoid during pregnancy knows that essential oils is among the many no-no's. This is primarily due to the fact that researchers have linked uterine contractions with the use of some of these natural botanicals...
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