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Essential Oils of the Bible

In Aromatherapy, Holidays, Relaxation Therapies by Debra Reis

As we come out of the Christmas season, we’ve been reminded of the Biblical stories of essential oils given to the Christ child. But have you ever wondered, why these gifts? Here are some ideas on why these oil gifts were chosen and their importance for today. We recall the story of the three wise men bringing gifts to the …

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Oils of the Bible

In Aromatherapy, Holidays, Videos by Debra Reis

I enjoy this topic especially during the Christmas season as the oils are highlighted that were given to the Christ Child. See my video on Oils of the Bible – Ancient Wisdom for Modern Healing Happy Holidays!

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Aromas for the Holiday Season

In Aromatherapy, Holidays, Videos by Debra Reis

This was an article that was highlighted in our hospital wellness newsletter. by Debra Reis, December 8, 2014 Many of us remember our parents or grandparents using certain foods at the holidays, such as oranges with clove sticks.  Or, perhaps we remember the smells of cinnamon apples or peppermint sticks at holiday gatherings.  Do you ever wonder why certain aromas …

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Winter Solstice – Be a Conscious Participant!

In Holidays by Debra Reis

December 21st – the winter solstice also known as the longest night. The ancient people used this time to focus on the power of darkness.  Not the negative image of darkness, but the richness of the unknown, fertile deep part of each of us where our intuitive, creative forces abide (The Essene Book of Days, 2012). I invite you to …

Balsam Fir – A Healthy Scent for the Holiday (& Anyday)

In Aromatherapy, Holidays by Debra Reis

Balsam Fir – the fragrance gives me the feeling and memory of Christmas. A whole scene unfolds with family time of getting and decorating the Christmas tree and sharing love and laughter with others. Balsam fir has a history for being supportive of the respiratory system and healing muscle discomfort. It has been studied for its antiinflammatory properties which may …

Holiday Potpourri with Essential Oils

In Aromatherapy, Holidays by Debra Reis

This is a great time of year to share potpourri with special holiday scents. Recently, our cancer survivor group had a class where everyone brought in something to share in the potpourri pot! We had dried herbs and spices, dried fruit slices and flowers, even small pine cones. Next, we reviewed the essential oils that are special for the holiday …

Cooking Benefits with Black Pepper Essential Oil

In Aromatherapy, Holidays by Debra Reis

Are you cooking for Thanksgiving? Consider essential oil Black Pepper as part of your “spice” addition. Last month, Ann Lumbrezer, RN, aromatherapist provided us with this tip. If a recipe calls for pepper, consider a trace or drop of Black Pepper essential oil. Ann spoke about using a base oil such as one tablespoon of olive oil or coconut oil …

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Holiday Stress? Essential Oils can Help!

In Aromatherapy, Holidays by Debra Reis

Peppermint- a great oil for clarity, decreases stress headaches and stomach aches, cools the body. It may be a little warm for some skin types to apply neat. Orange and Cinnamon – an old remedy from many grandmothers. Science shows how both are great for the immune system. Take care when breathing in cinnamon – very strong and may irritate …