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Open Letter to doTerra and Young Living Corporate Offices: FDA warning letter is a challenge and an opportunity


  Last year, the FDA issued a warning letter to both Do Terra and Young Living Essential Oils CEO's about the activities of their distributor networks. The letter to Young Living states in part: "You market your Young Living Essential Oil products through paid consultants; your compensation plan for your consultants is explained on your… Continue reading Open Letter to doTerra and Young Living Corporate Offices: FDA warning letter is a challenge and an opportunity

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Clearing the air: scent and spa


The human sense of smell is profound. Not that long ago, the olfactory system was subject to a very different cornacoupia than we have available to us today. We are bombarded with scent, be it thru perfumes in our toiletries, in our home cleaning products, while we window shop in stores or boutiques and even… Continue reading Clearing the air: scent and spa

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Four aromatic recipes for medical use and personal adornment from Ancient Egypt


The Greek playwright Homer famously opined that the Egyptians of his era were “a race of druggists.”  While archaeologists have never recovered a fully intact Egyptian herbal or complete record of the spice contents of any Royal kitchen or pharmacy, partial records do exist. Queen Hatshepsut is recorded as sending an expedition south to obtain… Continue reading Four aromatic recipes for medical use and personal adornment from Ancient Egypt

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The four best essential oils for depression


The four best essential oils for depression Ashley M Heidi Carter BS, LMT How often have you found yourself mildly depressed and chosen to lift your spirits by going shopping? How many times has a shopping trip turned into a visit to the salon or day spa for a haircut, highlight or polish change? It’s… Continue reading The four best essential oils for depression

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Caldrea Aromatherapeutic Housekeeping


I came across Caldrea by accident about eight years ago. I was shopping in Target and saw a shelf of clearance items with cleaning products. I got a sweet deal on a full size counter-top spray and refill. I believe I spent less than eight dollars for both. Since that time, I have come across… Continue reading Caldrea Aromatherapeutic Housekeeping

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The Profitable Aromatherapy Customizing Bar


I pulled this article wholesale from SkinInc.'s website because it was too good not to pass along! The author is Jimm Harrison and I think you'll agree with me that this is a great new trend for Spas. Thanks also go to ISPA's SmartBrief for sharing it with me. The Profitable Aromatherapy Customizing Bar By: Jimm Harrison… Continue reading The Profitable Aromatherapy Customizing Bar

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Professional Spa Product Line Spotlight: Sothys


Sothys was the name the Ancient Egyptians gave to the brightest star in the sky; she symbolized to them eternal beauty. During a heavenly night, Saturn met the young star Sothys – even Venus never seemed so beautiful. Their meeting was astonishing and Saturn was overwhelmed with passion for her; this threw the regular rhythm… Continue reading Professional Spa Product Line Spotlight: Sothys

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Top Five Aromatherapy Oils Absoutley Everyone Should Have At Home


I love aromatherapy and while I don't eschew traditional medicine, I do keep a few natural inspired products around the house for emergencies. For instance, I have seasonal allergies and there is nothing worse than seasonal allergies in springtime. I keep Eucalyptus around the house to open my nasal passages just so I can breathe! But… Continue reading Top Five Aromatherapy Oils Absoutley Everyone Should Have At Home

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Tips on how to use Aromatherapy at home from a Spa Pro


  Having spent six years in the professional Spa Industry at various Resorts and Convention Hotels, as well as another seven years as an independent contractor, I often am asked how I incorporate aromatherapy into treatments beyond a standard aromatherapy massage. It is often taken forgranted that a massage therapist will use small bottles of essential oil across the board… Continue reading Tips on how to use Aromatherapy at home from a Spa Pro