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The Aromahead Blog - Aromatherapy Education and Resources
Citrus Oils: Top Notes Bursting with Potential
Dates: August 18--19, 2012
Time: 9:30--5:30 Saturday and Sunday
Location: Ithaca, NY
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More than just cheerful aromas in your collection, citrus oils have powerful healing actions. Explore the potential of these humble, affordable, fabulous top notes!
I find it fascinating to smell and blend with different essential oils that were cultivated in the same country. Despite a wide variety of chemical components, plant families and plant parts—plants that grow in the same region have a distinct synergy with one another. Essential oil synergy often, but not always, shows up with different plants from the same region. […]
Recently, a friend of mine was diagnosed with shingles. It was very painful, and she asked me to make her a blend for the pain. I made her a shingles spray that she used five or six times a day. She reported that it really reduced the pain and the relief lasted for many hours. The recipe includes a product called Solubol. This is an all natural "dispersant" that helps essential oils dissolve in water or hydrosols. As you know, essential oils and water don't mix. When essential oils are added into a water or hydrosol spray, the tiny droplets of oil stay separate from the rest of the liquid. When sprayed on the body, we get tiny droplets of neat essential oil on our skin. […]