Rehne Burge, C.A., NAHA Louisiana Director

15 Awesome Uses of Oregano Essential Oil

When we think of essential oils, we often don’t think of the herbs of essential oils. Oregano (Origanum vulgare) essential oil is steam-distilled from the flowers and leaves of the plant and used to treat colds/flu, inflammation, yeast infections, bacterial infections, fungal infections, allergies, painful menstrual cycles, parasites, respiratory problems, and pain. Often people confuse …

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Where to Buy Essential Oils

A very common question our readers typically ask is, “where is the best place is to purchase essential oils?” So let’s talk about it. Recommended Essential Oil Brands Plant Therapy Edens Garden Gurunanda Rocky Mountain Oils Nature’s Gift Stillpoint Aromatics BKBotanicals Avoid MLM Companies We’re always concerned about where the best place is to get …

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Sandalwood Essential Oil: Benefits, Blends and Safety Concerns

Sandalwood, with its deep rich woodsy aroma and soft nuances of sweetness, is a popular ingredient in incense because of its exotic and sensual undertones. Its ability to retain its fragrance for decades makes it a very popular scent additive for perfumes and beauty products. But the oil made from this exotic tree is also …

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17 Impressive Uses of Palmarosa Essential Oil

Palmarosa is part of the plant family Poaceae (Gramineae).  The essential oil is distilled from the leaves of the plant.  The key constituents (chemical components within the oil) are geraniol at typically 74.5-81.0%, geranyl acetate 0.5-10.7%, (EZ)-farnesol 0.5-6.1%, linalool at 2.6-4.5% and then various other components with lower percentages. The total makeup, even the minor …

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25 Exceptional Uses for Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil

Copaiba Balsam (not to be confused with Balsam Peru) is the balsam (oleoresin) tapped from the trunk of the copaiba tree (a genus of Copaifera) that accumulates in the cavities of this Brazilian tree’s trunk. The process of collecting it is like tapping for syrups. It’s an incredible source that can be harvested without concern …

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23 Incredible Ways to Use Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense (known also as olibanum and boswellia) essential oil has been appreciated for its medicinal benefits for thousands of years. Frankincense resin was used during biblical times. Later, when distillation came along, it opened new doors for using this remarkable essential oil. Frankincense has a remarkable effect on the body, both spiritual and psychologically. (1) …

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26 Essential Oils for Improved Digestion

Essential oils improve digestive tract health and enhance the digestive process in numerous ways. They can eliminate bacteria and yeast, stimulate bile production, improve liver and gallbladder health, alleviate intestinal parasites, help relieve gas and bloating, and soothe abdominal cramping. Citrus oils, spice oils, and mint oils are the most well-known essential oils for improving …

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