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Essential Aromatherapy Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Essential Aromatherapy.

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Aromatherapy for the Whole Family

In the 1920's, French chemist Rene Maurice Gattefosse accidentally lit his arm on fire in his laboratory. The nearest cold liquid was a vat of lavender oil, into which he thrust his arm in an act of desperation. To his surprise, the pain subsided...  Read more

Aromatherapy Smells Great!

Each of us has a secret source of energy. You can’t hold it in your hand or see it in a book. Most mysteriously, it can boost your energy, mood and motivation without you even knowing it. It’s a smell. Not just any smell, but a...  Read more

Homemade Beauty Recipes for Skin

Many of the same wholesome foods that you eat to help your skin glow from the inside-out can also be used externally, as cleansers, moisturizers, and skin masks. These vitamins, minerals, and oils that nourish your body also nourish your skin. Below...  Read more

A Hiker's Guide to the Perfect Day Pack

Whether you’re trekking Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon or the spectacular unknown of your local hiking trails, how you choose to prepare for a hike can make or break the entire experience. While longer, more strenuous hikes often require more a...  Read more

8 Strength Training Moves for Walkers

Walking is an excellent form of exercise for a variety of reasons.  It’s convenient, requires no equipment and is easy on your joints.  Whether you’re just starting to exercise or have been active for many years, walking can hel...  Read more

Has anyone used essential oils as an aid with weig
Updated 7/27/2015 9:53:42 AM

Has anyone used essential oils as an aid with weight loss? To suppress cravings, cellulite, stress eating and such? I have some friends in the business and I have used them for home remedies (migraines, colds, burns) with good results. I downloaded a...  Read more

magnesium, so underrated. Yet so essential. I ta
Updated 7/2/2015 4:50:22 AM

magnesium, so underrated. Yet so essential. I take mine transdermaly and bypass gut and biouptake problems associated with oral use....  Read more

This is sorta random. Anyone use essential oils?
Updated 6/19/2015 2:58:55 PM

This is sorta random. Anyone use essential oils?...  Read more

A Facebook friend recommended essential oils for a
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A Facebook friend recommended essential oils for allergies; I'm going in search of some this weekend, and I'll let you know how they work....  Read more

Essential Oils
Updated 4/21/2015 8:55:15 AM

I didn't know where to post this. I am hearing a lot about essential oils but when I went to the store everything oil related was full of chemicals. I realized these couldn't be essential oils if they were packed with chemicals. Does anyone have a...  Read more

All purpose cleaning recipe suitable for CFS, chemical intolerances, etc.

I suffer from CFS & cannot tolerate a lot of chemicals. I can clean everything around the house with a mixture of vinegar, bicarb (baking) soda, water & paper towels. For aromatherapy effects add a few drops of your choice of essential oils: lemon...  Read more

Natural headache relief

I use a lot of essential oils as aromatherapy. I am into natual healing methods, and use them as often as I can.282...  Read more

Fibromyalgia and Exercise

Exercise and activity are essential to the well being of people with fibromyalgia. This is the place to learn about exercises that will help and not hurt. Join us and share what works for you!...  Read more

Healthy, Homemade Gifts: Bath Salts

After a long, tough workout, an equally long, hot bath is just what I crave. If I'm feeling particularly sore, I add Epsom salts, which help reduce inflammation. You can buy expensive aromatherapy bath salts at department stores, but I don't like to...  Read more

Healthy, Homemade Gifts: Rice Sock

I've written about the miracles of the rice sock. This handy low-tech gadget eased an excruciating sinus headache I had a few weeks back. Since I made mine, it had soothed sore knees after yoga, loosened a tight lower back and even warmed cold feet a...  Read more