Nearly all essential oils are antiseptic, but certain ones have specific antibacterial and antifungal properties . . .
The sense of smell is the most fundamental of the five physical senses. Not only does it work in harmony with the survival instinct, but it “informs” us of much more, consciously and unconsciously. We must breathe, and this is so automatic for most of us that we do not even think about the process
Dr. Emoto’s photographs suggest that oils retain the image of the flowers in crystalline form long after surrendering the ephemeral beauty . . .
Petri dishes. Many of you read the pdf on Potent Protection with the images showing the diameter of the “kill” or zone of inhibition with the different essential oils. This is a testing method used by many investigators of various substances to assess the probability that a particular essential oil, drug, chemical, or concoction will
History of Shampoo and Soap Bar soap Ingrid Naiman Common soap bars are a 19th century invention, but soap was used in the textile industry and medicinally for at least the last 5000 years. Some snapshots of the role soap plays in our lives make for a fascinating tour back through time. Archaelogical evidence of
The FDA has a list of items that are “generally recognized as safe.” The section applying to essential oils is Sec. 582.20. It covers “Essential oils, oleoresins (solvent-free), and natural extractives (including distillates) that are generally recognized as safe for their intended use, within the meaning of section 409 of the act. . .” Generally
Citronella is widely used as a non-toxic insect repellent. It also has antifungal properties and research suggests it is calming to dogs who bark too much. It is often added to canine shampoo. The oil comes from mana grass, originally found in Sri Lanka but varieties of it are also grown in Indonesia. It has
Lavender might be one of the oldest plants used in distillation. Its name comes from the Latin word for “to wash” from which we have the English word lavatory. In the times of Roman baths, lavender was added to the water, not just for fragrance but also for hygienic reasons. Not surprisingly, a plant with