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The purpose of our blog is to share with our viewer's aromatherapy and CAM updates and features other related topics from the wider field of complementary healthcare which we hope you will enjoy. Before continuing please view our disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

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Ministry of Environment of Ecuador finally granted the sustainable use of Palo Santo in El Cerrito

The Integrated Management Plan is being executed in "El Cerrito" sector of Jipijapa city, province of Manabí. It has gone through several stages since the creation of the project - meetings with the community, surveys to the community and finally getting approval by the Ministry of Environment for the sustainable use of Palo Santo.

Hydrolate, Hydrolat, floral water, aromatic distilled water and hydrosol – what is the difference?

Not that long ago before aromatherapy became so popular, all distillate waters were collectively known as 'floral waters'. However as the term ‘floral waters’ only really refers to the water left over from distillation of essential oils from flowers and more and more aromatic waters appeared on the market, a new term had to be used...

Compound found in coriander and ginger may help protect against the negative effects of radiation exposure

In recent years, scientists have become increasingly interested in monoterpenes because they are capable of scavenging ‘reactive oxygen species’ (ROS) in the body. ROS molecules are a natural product of the metabolism of oxygen, and play key roles in cell signalling and other biological processes.

Understanding What Your Qualification Equates to

When you undertake an aromatherapy course it is important to understand what your qualification amounts and the difference between an Award, Certificate and a Diploma. These are set by a variety of government led examining boards in the UK. The credit system is designed so that credits can be transferred and reduce repetition of units.

Essential Oils in Historical Context

The history of essential oils is inseparably entwined in the evolution of medicine, evidenced through ancient medicinal texts and artefacts left by civilisations living over 5,000 years ago. Applied in the form of fumigants, incense, cleansers, antiseptics, antibiotics, bactericides and preservatives, as well as psychosomatic ....

Aromatherapy and the Sense of Smell

When they are inhaled through the nostrils, essential oil molecules are taken up deep into the brain. Just how the tiny aromatic molecules pass into the bloodstream is not entirely understood as yet, but research has shown that they come into contact with the part of the brain which regulates the nervous and hormonal systems in our bodies.

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