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The Aromahead Blog - Aromatherapy Education and Resources

    What makes Eucalyptus and Tea Tree so helpful for allergy relief?

    by Andrea Butje on February 22, 2016

    When we use essential oils to support allergy relief and respiratory health, what exactly are we looking for?

    We want essential oils that calm congestion, ease inflammation, reduce infection, and boost the body’s immunity so that we’re better equipped to deal with allergens and germs. It helps if they can reduce pain, too. (I used to suffer from allergies and I remember some painful headaches!)

    There are a lot of essential oils that offer this kind of support. The ones I’ve found the most helpful contain high percentages of the components 1,8 cineole and terpinen-4-ol.

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    3 Great Ways to Use Eucalyptus Essential Oil

    by Andrea Butje on June 10, 2014

    I was recently driving through the Limpopo region of South Africa (that is a fun sentence to say!) and I came across a gigantic grove of Eucalyptus trees. We were on a small, windy mountain road and the trees were just next to us as we drove along. They were breathtaking. The smooth trunks, the green of the leaves, and of course the aroma was amazing!

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    3 Excellent Frankincense Essential Oil Remedies

    July 17, 2013

    Recently I was in an aromatherapy class, and each person in the room talked about their favorite essential oils. More than half the group mentioned Frankincense essential oil! It's not surprising--there are so many amazing Frankincense essential oil uses. […]

    Blend Your Own Natural Antibacterial Cleansers

    November 05, 2009

    Kimba is so happy we clean with natural antibacterial cleansers! […]

    Relieve Tension Headaches With Essential Oils

    September 04, 2009

    I've recently had some great experiences using essential oils for headaches. Here are a few tips on using essential oils for headaches yourself--safely and effectively. […]

    Essential Oil Chemistry: Oils High in 1,8 cineole

    August 02, 2009

    When we study how to use the oils therapeutically, it's important to consider essential oil chemistry. Essential oils are made up of hundreds of natural chemical components.  These components are an important part of the essential oil's therapeutic action. Understanding the chemical components helps us understand how the essential oil might work therapeutically. There are many incredible benefits essential oils offer us--the aroma, the energy of the oil and plant, the plant part the oil comes from, the plant family...and the chemistry. Developing a deeper knowledge of essential oil chemistry is one way to expand our understanding of aromatherapy. […]

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