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Peppermint (mentha piperita) is a favorite essential oil for the holidays and winter season.  We find peppermint flavored candy, icings on cakes and cookies, and even  peppermint flavored toothpaste and mouth wash.  It is definitely one of the first choices for a stuffy nose, sinuses and  relief from headaches and indigestion.  However, there are some…(Read More)

  Summer, Summer, Summer Time for Feasting! Hmmm….now there are those ribs on the grill and I already have a veggie burger on the plate,  but just this time is o.k.  Moderation, you know.   Or how about those fluffy home made rolls?  Throw on some potato salad and sweetened mixed bean salad, add…(Read More)

Spring is Time for Transformation   STOP.  Stop NOW.  And BE STILL .  SEE what’s going on.   The awakening from winter’s hibernation is here.   Tremendous power and energy is pushing change and growth all around you.  The budding of the leaves and flowers is unstoppable – winter’s last blast did not deter the blooming of…(Read More)

Dear MedEssential Oils: My 17 year old son adores your Alpine Calming Strength lotion and uses it regularly especially in moments of high stress when he needs extra focus. Etc.  Dear Clueless:  It may not be allergic reaction but rather a detoxification reaction.  Alpine Calming Strength is an essential oil blend of black spruce, pine…(Read More)

A viewer wrote that peppermint essential oil is amazing.  It is!  It is one of the most popular essential oils, surpassed only by lavender.   A whiff of peppermint wakes up the brain relieving mental fatigue and uplifts the spirit.  It helps relieve flu, cold and allergy symptoms, particularly stuffy sinuses, clearing phlegm.  Many people use…(Read More)

  Aromatherapy for Joint Pain  by Carol Quigless,  Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, LMT, Reiki-Master Teacher and Touch for Health Practitioner  Joint pain is so prevalent in our society at this time.  That’s a statement that many can agree with as knee and hip replacements become common place treatments.  In my massage practice,  I also…(Read More)

Love Potion # IX for Valentines Day Aphrodesiacs!  We have been curious about aphrodesiacs since ancient times. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all referred to potions that entice sensuality.  The word itself has Greek roots  and association with Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.  It is defined in Webster’s Dictionary as “an agent…(Read More)