Tag Archives: aromatherapy

Scent: Why it matters

Both times I have been pregnant, I knew before taking any tests because of my sense of smell. With my daughter, in 2010, I knew I was pregnant because, as my husband and I boarded the crosstown bus one morning in Manhattan, I said to him, “Whoa, that woman used a lot of shampoo!” There […]

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A Guide to Essential Oils in Pregnancy

As Terri and Marc, co-founders of Integrity Botanicals, are gearing up for the birth of their second beautiful baby, it seems like an especially good time to post about the ever-confusing topic of safe essential oil use in pregnancy. My team and I at Osmia Organics get loads of emails about this issue, and so […]

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Good Vibrations from Max and Me

We’re excited to share with you the next in our series of guest posts from some of our favorite brand founders.   This next post is by Tanja, co-founder of Max and Me, one of the newest additions to Integrity Botanicals.  In this article, Tanja explains the importance of high vibration ingredients and why it […]

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Amazing Oils (and How To Use Them)

Growing up, I thought of oil as just one thing. You know, oil. You put it on your salad. You bake with it, sauté veggies in it. In my mind, there wasn’t a lot of variety— it was just oil, and it lived in the kitchen. You didn’t put it on your body, and you […]

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Lotus Wei Inspired Action Collection

In case you haven’t been following along, I’ve been working my way through the incredible Lotus Wei collection of flower elixirs, mists and anointing oils. Radiant Energy was perfect for kicking off the New Year, while the Infinite Love collection was an obvious choice for February. Now that spring is in full bloom, I’m feeling […]

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Lotus Wei Full Bloom Anointing Oil

  If you’re looking for something that toes the line between aromatherapy treatment and perfume beautifully, you must check out the new Lotus Wei Full Bloom Anointing Oil. Lotus Wei has recently introduced anointing oils, which are concentrated blends of organic essential oils and therapeutic flower essences in a base of organic jojoba oil, and […]

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Aromatherapy with La Bella Figura

  This is the time of year when we can all use a little more support. As summer winds down and fall gets busy with back-to-school schedules and the back-to-work mentality dominates, it’s important to take little moments throughout your day to—quite literally—just breathe. Those of you who read this blog with any regularity know […]

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3 Ways to Use Lemon Essential Oil at Home

In addition to lavender and eucalyptus essential oils, lemon is one of the most useful, multipurpose essential oils you can have around the house. The bright happy scent comes from the peel of the lemon, which is expressed for its oil (cold pressing the peel breaks the oil glands and allows the oil to release). […]

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Aromatherapy: Lavender & Eucalyptus Bath Salts

  One of my favorite ways to practice simple aromatherapy is to take a relaxing aromatic bath. You can easily make your own bath salts if you keep a few basic ingredients on hand. Epsom salts make a great, affordable base for your mix, though you can mix Epsom with sea salt for added minerals […]

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3 Ways To Beat Winter Doldrums

  It’s late in the winter season. The holiday flurry and New Year’s excitement is well behind us, but the days are still short, dark and cold. This is always the most difficult part of winter for me, and I start craving summer days and feeling quite impatient with the winter season. I know I’m […]

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