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Aromatherapy Resources

Ahhh! There's nothing like a good aroma! Here are my favorite aromatherapy resources online!!! Click like and move your favorites up the list!!!!

5 Essential Oils in 5 Minutes or Less: Our Picks for Fall

If you could only pick five essential oils to use for the rest of your life, which would they be? Don’t worry … we can’t answer that question either!

American College of Healthcare Sciences | Natural Medicine College | Natural College of Medicine

My College! One of the few places you can earn accredited degrees, diplomas, or certificates in Aromatherapy along with Wellness coaching, Holistic Health, Holistic Nutrition. ACHS is ranked a top military friendly school.

Distillation Of Essential Oils - YouTube

Video of how essential oils are extracted, using distillation from the open house at American College of Healthcare Sciences. ACHS has a lot of free content at the youtube channel.

The National Association For Holistic Aromatherapy

The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy NAHA is an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing public awareness of the benefits of true aromatherapy.

Distillation Equipment | The Essential Oil Company

Essential oil distillation requires equipment, and my favorite distillers come from EOC - run by my stepdad Robert Seidel. Yes we keep it all in the family! Robert also distills our lavender and lavandin essential oil from our farm - Sherwood Lavender Farm.

Combination of essential oils and antibiotics ... [Phytomedicine. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Anti-inflammatory activity of cinnamon water extract in vivo and in vitro LPS-induced models

Abstract Background Cinnamon bark is one of the most popular herbal ingredients in traditional oriental medicine and possesses diverse pharmacological activities including anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-cancer properties.

In Vitro Antibacterial Activity of Several Plant Extracts and Oils against Some Gram-Negative Bacteria

Abstract Background: Medicinal plants are considered new resources for producing agents that could act as alternatives to antibiotics in the treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antibacterial activity of 28 plant extracts and oils against four Gram-negative bacterial species.

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

Aromatherapy and essential oil resources that include extensive articles, recipes, oil properties, book reviews, and aromatherapy business directories.

Aromatherapy Registration Council (ARC) |

Find a Registered Aromatherapist in your area! The Aromatherapy Registration Council was formed to promote the advancement of aromatherapy research and practice. The council is a non-profit organization, unattached to any specific school or company to ensure an unbiased approach...

Alliance of International Aromatherapists

AIA unites aromatherapists from around the world to advance research and professionalism within the aromatherapy industry. As a result the public has the option for a safe, natural and complementary form of health care.

Trade Requirement & Guidance Policy for Labeling of Undiluted Essential Oils Used Topically and Offered for Retail Sale

AHPA develops guidance policies to advance our Mission to promote responsible commerce in herbal supplements. These policies address a variety of labeling and manufacturing issues and reflect the consensus of AHPA’s members and its Board of Trustees. Unlike AHPA’s trade recommendations, compliance with AHPA’s guidance policies is not a condition of membership. Nevertheless, AHPA encourages its members and non-member companies to adopt each of these policies in the interest of establishing consis

Aromatherapy for Self-Care in Massage Magazine

Massage Magazine often features articles on aromatherapy, since aromatherapy works so well in a massage setting. Here is an article on aromatherapy for self care by ACHS president Dorene Petersen. Responding to stress is something people naturally do to help regulate the body—but staying in a constant state of stress will eventually have negative health effects. Cortisol, also called the stress hormone, is part of the body's natural response to stress, but when released at high levels, or when is it not allowed to disperse due to chronic stress, it can decrease immunity, bone density and overall quality of life.

Extend the Benefits of Massage: Part 1

Mindy Green is a guru in the aromatherapy and herbal industries. She is a member of the advisory board at ACHS and guest lecturer. She has authored many books in the industry and writes guest blogs too! This is an excellent blog post on how to extend the benefits of massage with aromatherapy.

Molecules | Free Full-Text | The Potential of Use Basil and Rosemary Essential Oils as Effective Antibacterial Agents

The considerable therapeutical problems of persistent infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacterial strains constitute a continuing need to find effective antimicrobial agents. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the activities of basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) essential oils against multidrug- resistant clinical strains of Escherichia coli.

Antimicrobial activity of the bioactive components of essential oils from Pakistani spices against Salmonella and oth...

Abstract Background The main objective of this study was the phytochemical characterization of four indigenous essential oils obtained from spices and their antibacterial activities against the multidrug resistant clinical and soil isolates prevalent in Pakistan, and ATCC reference strains.

Effects of Syzygium aromaticum-Derived Triterpenes on Postprandial Blood Glucose in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic R...

Introduction Postprandial hyperglycemia ascribed to hydrolysis of carbohydrates by digestive enzymes in the small intestine is a major risk factor for complications in diabetic patients [ 1- 3]. Small intestine α-glucosidase and pancreatic α-amylase are the key enzymes of dietary carbohydrate digestion in humans.

Tea Tree Oil-Induced Transcriptional Alterations in Staphylococcus aureus

Abstract Tea tree oil (TTO) is a steam distillate of Melaleuca alternifolia that demonstrates broad-spectrum antibacterial activity. This study was designed to document how TTO challenge influences the Staphylococcus aureus transcriptome. Overall, bioinformatic analyses ( S. aureus microarray meta-database) revealed that both ethanol and TTO induce related transcriptional alterations.

Comparison of hand hygiene antimicrobial efficacy: Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil versus triclosan

Essential oils are highly volatile substances extracted from plants and have active ingredients due to their complex chemical composition. The therapeutic use of essential oils in order to improve the physical, mental or emotional well-being of an individual is called aromatherapy.

Antibacterial activity of some medicinal plants against selected human pathogenic bacteria

Abstract Medicinal plants are traditionally used for the treatment of human infections. The present study was undertaken to investigate Bergenia ciliata, Jasminum officinale, and Santalum album for their potential activity against human bacterial pathogens. B. ciliata, J. officinale, and S. album extracts were prepared in cold and hot water.

Evaluation of the antibacterial potential of Petroselinum crispum and Rosmarinus officinalis against bacteria that ca...

Abstract In this study we evaluated the antibacterial activity of the crude hydroalcoholic extracts, fractions, and compounds of two plant species, namely Rosmarinus officinalis and Petroselinum crispum, against the bacteria that cause urinary tract infection. The microdilution method was used for determination of the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC).

The effectiveness and safety of ginger for pregn... [Women Birth. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

The In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Lavandula angustifolia Essential Oil in Combination with Other Aroma-Therapeut...

Abstract The antimicrobial activity of Lavandula angustifolia essential oil was assessed in combination with 45 other oils to establish possible interactive properties. The composition of the selected essential oils was confirmed using GC-MS with a flame ionization detector. The microdilution minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) assay was undertaken, whereby the fractional inhibitory concentration (ΣFIC) was calculated for the oil combinations.

Application of orange essential oil as an antistaphylococcal agent in a dressing model

Staphylococcus aureus is the pathogen most often and prevalently involved in skin and soft tissue infections. In recent decades outbreaks of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) have created major problems for skin therapy, and burn and wound care units. Topical antimicrobials are most important component of wound infection therapy.