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Your Immunity – Where does it begin?

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Your Immunity – Where does it begin?

This article was written for the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists' Newsletter https://www.cfacanada.com/ Your Immunity - Where Does it Begin? January and the new year 2022 is upon us, amidst a worldwide pandemic that just keeps spreading viral loads across the globe.  That may be more than enough to stress out our clients and customers, in their ever increasingly stressful lives. But, with the cold weather season we also see a rise in a variety of cold symptoms: sneezing, coughing, and a whole myriad of influenza viral strains that bring on fevers and achy joints.  Is this ever growing roster or illness...

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Immune Boosting Essential Oils

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Immune Boosting Essential Oils

Support your immune system this winter! The winter immune boost oils, such as Fir, Pine, Eucalyptus, are a must have for strong & healthy inspired living in our Canadian Winter. But, did you know that the age old Forest Bathing (making waves in North America) has real medical health benefits?  The presence of green ‘forest’ oils has a direct impact on our body. Inhaling essential oils as they exude from trees surrounding you on your forest walk or from the diffuser by your computer actually jump starts your immune system by ‘kick starting’ your cells’ natural killer – NK –...

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Do's and Don'ts of Essential Oils - A Guide

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Do's and Don'ts of Essential Oils - A Guide

A quick and easy guide about using essential oils safely from The Healing Muse at our Healing Muse Apothecary. We’ll go over topics like expiry, preparations, whether or not you can safely ingest essential oils, and photo-toxicity. We emphasize the importance of doing your own research before using essential oils and always cross-examining your sources.   First off, let’s talk about expiry dates. Some people say that essential oils do not expire and that they are good forever… This is misinformation. Essential oils oxidize, they change as soon as the vials or small containers open and oxygen gets into the...

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