Organic Spa Blog

Rose Essential Oil: “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”

It’s February, and florists are busy at work preparing buckets of roses to send on Valentine’s Day. No matter where you were raised, or which culture you connect with, roses unite us all. A

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Orange Essential Oil: Healing and Expressive

I’ve been craving oranges. I’m not exactly sure what sparked my recent obsession. It could be that the winter this year feels endless, and they cheer me up. Or maybe my body is telling me

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Chamomile Essential Oil: Starting the New Year Off with Peace

This year I rang in the new year with a comforting dose of Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) essential oil—in my bathtub. What could be better than soaking in its deeply sweet and fruity aroma, and

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Setting Yourself Free with Eucalyptus Essential Oil

It’s the darkest time of the year now. The days are shorter and sunlight is at a minimum. In New York City, where I live, it is also the coldest and most dreary. Despite

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Finding Balance through the Holidays with Rose Geranium Essential Oil

So much is going on this month. On top of our usual work-related pressures and stressors, there are the added “end-of-year” deadlines, reports and summaries, plus obligatory partying and gift-giving.  And that’s not even

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