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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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Water Vibration Experiment

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Water Vibration Experiment

Can water and its vibration heal us? It is believed water vibration alters according to its environment...
...in our experiment, we wanted to see what happens to identical flowers with different words in front. Do words affect physical health? Come see the results.

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Cacao, Caffeine + Theobromine. The Benefits of Hot Chocolate!

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Cacao, Caffeine + Theobromine. The Benefits of Hot Chocolate!

Did you know that the theobromine in pure cacao is exceptionally healthy for your cardiovascular health and supports your energy levels throughout the day? Theobromine is a natural compound found in cacao. Dark chocolate bars with a high cacao content, like the delicious dark chocolate bars from Chocosol that we carry at the Healing Muse Apothecary, will have high theobromine content as well.  Even some teas have it! What is Theobromine?  “A good example of isomers is caffeine and theobromine. Both have similar effects on the body & cognition because they share the same methyl groups which binds to the adenosine receptors in the brain....

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The Science of Mosquitos and Repellents

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The Science of Mosquitos and Repellents

As the weather gets nicer and summer is all around us, it seems all we want to do is spend time in the great outdoors! But with that beautiful weather comes the seemingly unavoidable pests and mosquitos. Many people don’t realize that mosquitos pollinate blueberries… so, they are quite the necessary evil you might say! But just because the blueberries need them near, doesn’t mean we do, right?⠀⠀⠀⠀Did you know that some essential oils are natural pest repellants? Lemongrass, Lavender, and Eucalyptus essential oils, among others, deter insects naturally! These essential oils are overlooked next to the infamous Citronella, but often...

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