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February 12, 2020

ESSENTIAL OILS: WELLNESS IN HOME

Essential oils, known since ancient times, allow us to improve our health in a way that is sweet and natural. I am not referring only to your own person health but also to the environment that surrounds us, where we …

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February 12, 2020

PURIFYING AND CLEANSING HERBAL TEAS DO-IT-YOURSELF

Many of our habits can fatigue our liver, the main organ which detoxifies the body, some of which are unhealthy such as heavy eating, or others that may be necessary like taking drugs for prolonged therapies. Diuresis is also important, …

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August 6, 2019

THYME ESSENTIAL OIL: USES AND PROPERTIES

Thyme is part of the family Lamiaceae, like Mint, Basil, Lavender and many other species widely known because of their perfume and flavor. This characteristic is due to the presence in the leaves of structures secreting essential oil.   The …

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December 11, 2017

AROMATHERAPY: HOW TO CHOOSE AN ESSENTIAL OIL

The choice of essential oil depends very much on the uses we want to make for it.  Aromatherapy can be used in different ways, but the most common and most pleasant to all is the use of room diffusers.    …

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March 12, 2020

SCENTED BAGS WITH DRIED HERBS AND ESSENTIAL OILS

All we need are dried flowers and herbs, pounded spices, some essential oils and a small bag of light fabric. A valid and natural aid to perfume wardrobes and drawers but also to keep moths and insects away thanks to …

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September 1, 2017

POTATO CHIPS WITH ROSEMARY AROMATIC WATER

During the distillation process of an aromatic plant, including domestic distillation, by products are produced besides the essential oil, such as aromatic water (or floral water).  Being able to identify good uses for the best use of a product as …

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August 21, 2017

HOW TO DISTILL ROSEMARY

  Considered a sacred plant in many civilizations, Rosemary is certainly one of the most important and well-known medicinal herbs of the Mediterranean area. Widespread today in all the countries with a temperate climate, it can be found both cultivated …

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August 2, 2017

AROMATHERAPY: HISTORY

The term Aromatherapy means the use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes to improve health, heal the body and harmonize the spirit.   The sense of smell is the most powerful and instinctive of our senses. Through smell, or perfume, …

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July 25, 2017

ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL: CULTIVATION AND PRODUCTION

  A rustic and undemanding plant, Rosemary is certainly one of the most important and well known medicinal herb of our Mediterranean area. Widespread today in all countries with a temperate climate, where it is found both cultivated and natural, …

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February 3, 2017

HOW TO DISTILL TANGERINE PEEL

  The main method for extracting Tangerine essential oil, as it is for other members of the genus Citrus, is certainly cold pressing. This is because the essence contained in the peel is sufficiently high, that it is enough to …

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June 28, 2016

NEEM OIL, FROM THE PLANT OF GOOD HEALTH

Azadirachta indicates A. Juss., known as Neem, is an ancient plant, used for centuries in India as fertilizer and insecticide.  In Sanskrit, it is referred to by the name of Nimba, that is “who gives good health”. Just think that …

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February 23, 2015

HERBAL TEAS, INFUSIONS AND DECOCTIONS: THE DIFFERENCES AND METHODS OF PREPARATION

Herbal teas are herbal products based on water and medicinal plants. They belong to the category of plant extracts called hydrolytes or plant extracts dried by means of  water.  Until a hundred years ago, herbal teas were the main means …

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December 4, 2014

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE ESSENTIAL OILS

  Essential oils, the set of aromatic substances responsible for the scent of plants, are known and have been used since ancient times.  Over the centuries there is an alternation of glory and oblivion, the latter essentially following the progress …

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September 30, 2014

HEALTHY HAIR WITH AROMATIC PLANTS

Once again the plant world comes to our aid by offering us some medicinal plants as valid remedies against the imperfections of the hair and scalp. Recall that the state of the hair is only the skin’s expression of an …

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September 26, 2014

THE GOOD NIGHT PLANTS

When counting sheep is not enough, the solution is given to us by Nature! There are many aromatic plants that are classified as sedatives and soothing and there are many herbal treatments for insomnia or, more simply, to be able …

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September 11, 2014

ESSENTIAL OILS AND ECOLOGICAL DETERGENTS FOR HOUSE CLEANING

For decades, the use of chemically aggressive products has accustomed us to a very strong and clean concept from the point of view of effectiveness, but it’s not very attentive to the quality and content of the products used.  Ecological …

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September 10, 2014

OIL FOR STRENGTHENING HAIR

Even the simplest ingredients in common use and easy to find, can become powerful and effective cosmetic products.   The most striking example is extra virgin olive oil which, in addition to being celebrated for its nutritional properties, is recognized …

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March 1, 2019

LEMONGRASS: ESSENTIAL OIL TO FIGHT TUMORS

Lemon scent, intense and penetrating green notes make it one of the most used products in the world in perfumery and soaps … but the essential oil of Lemongrass offers much more than this: it is the natural source of …

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November 30, 2018

MINT ESSENTIAL OIL: CULTIVATION AND PRODUCTION

  Peppermint is a plant known and used since ancient times, both in the culinary as well as in the herbal field. Its intense fragrance, its bright green and the simplicity with which it spreads, make it one of the …

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December 21, 2017

CITRUS FRUITS AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: NEW DISCOVERIES

  Citrus fruits (genus Citrus, family of the Rutaceae) are very juicy fruits, often with a sour taste, which are harvested from October to April. They are usually consumed fresh or squeezed to obtain juices (both for domestic and industrial …

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December 14, 2017

MINT ESSENTIAL OIL: USES AND PROPERTIES

The name “Mint” has a mythological derivation: Mintha was a nymph, daughter of the river god Cocito. She was loved by the god Hades but Persephone was jealous and transformed her in a humble, insignificant plant. But not even Persephone …

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November 30, 2017

HOW TO DISTILL MINT

The mint species is known and cited by numerous ancient authors for its beneficial therapeutic properties; it is so old that it finds its origins in mythology. It was used anciently in Egyptian civilization, as well as in Greeks and …