The Aromatic Apothecary

MRSA and Your Child: What Every Parent Should Know

By Anna | Sep 12, 2017 | Comments Off on MRSA and Your Child: What Every Parent Should Know

What is MRSA? Each year worldwide, people young and old alike, develop an infection from the drug-resistant staphylococcus bacteria. This bacteria, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is known as (MRSA). MRSA is now resistant to even the most common antibiotics used today. This bacteria naturally accumulates, as part of our “normal flora” on the skin and inside…

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The Santalaceae: Family of Sandalwoods

By Anna | Sep 5, 2017 | Comments Off on The Santalaceae: Family of Sandalwoods

The Santalaceae family is the family of Sandalwood Trees that produce essential oils. The Santalum genus may include up to 20 tropical, evergreen and semiparasitic trees and shrubs (Weiss 1997). Growing to approximately 29ft tall when it reaches full maturity at approximately 60 years of age (Rhind, 2012). More than 15 of the Santalum species…

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How To Enhance Your Aesthetic Practice With Aromatic Therapies

By Anna | Jan 4, 2017 | Comments Off on How To Enhance Your Aesthetic Practice With Aromatic Therapies

  Taking proper care of our skin, the largest organ in our body has many benefits, beyond cosmetic appearance.  We should make it a regular practice to feed our skin like we feed ourselves. Nurturing our skin will allow our Integumentary System to work in harmony as a part of our Immune System, as our first…

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Understanding Hydrosols & Their Role In Aromatherapy

By Anna | Oct 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

What is a hydrosol? There are two products received when distilling aromatic plants. (1) The essential oil and (2) a hydrosol, which can often be referred to as a hydrolat. Hydrosols are the therapeutic waters produced from the steam distillation process. A hydrosol must be a product of distillation to be genuine. Hydrosols contain various percentages…

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How To Become A Certified Aromatherapist

By Anna | Feb 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Enroll at the Institute of Holistic Phyto-Aromatherapy and become a Certified Aromatherapist. Why choose the Institute for essential oil classes? Enrolled students have direct access to our all-inclusive program: Live streaming or on-site instruction. Interact with Teacher & Students in real time. Exclusive video learning library. Private instructor supervised community forum. Pre-printed tactile curriculum.…

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What is Aromatherapy?

D.I.Y. Blending vs Professional Aromatherapy Consultation

By Anna | Jan 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Have you already experienced the healing power of essential oil therapy? Do you find yourself purchasing a variety of oils, and making your blends? Are you completely enthused to learn more, but at times it seems overwhelming, and you are not sure where to start or how to continue? Learning to apply essential oils, for…

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What is Aromatherapy?

By Anna | Dec 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

What is aromatherapy? One simple definition of aromatherapy could be described as the extraction of volatile essential oils essences, from aromatic plants, used for therapeutic purposes, such as psychological healing, physical healing, and other medicinal purposes. The volatile essence contained in these aromatic plants can contain hundreds of individual chemical constituents. It is the synergistic…

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