An Aromatherapy Guide for Infants to Elders | Herbal Academy | Aromatherapist Erika Galentin shares how to use essential oils safely and effectively through all stages of life in her new aromatherapy guide book!
  ON September 09,2019

An Aromatherapy Guide for Infants to Elders

Aromatherapy is a topic that is easily romanticized and often lends itself to fluffy writing and dreamy concepts, such as “a drop of this for that” thinking, or even more concerning, using too much, applying inappropriately, or treating essential oils as a panacea. Aromatherapy is a complex subject that requires quite a bit of know-how,…

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The Ultimate Essential Oils Guide | Herbal Academy | We have designed this Ultimate Essential Oils Guide to help you navigate through some of the very important topics and issues in aromatherapy that we've written about on the Herbal Academy blog. Our goal is to continually update this post with new articles and information so it can be a valuable resource for you.
  ON March 29,2018

The Ultimate Essential Oils Guide

Here at the Herbal Academy, essential oils are an important and beloved component of our herbal toolkits. You’ll find essential oils peppered amongst the tinctures, infused oils, salves, and jars of dried herbs that line our shelves, and we turn to them often to support our health and wellbeing. Just like any remedy, essential oils…

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Essential Oil Myths And FAQs Answered | Herbal Academy | Separate fact from fiction when an aromatherapist addresses common essential oil myths and faqs in this post.
  ON March 01,2018

Essential Oil Myths And FAQs Answered

With all of the information in circulation regarding essential oils, you may find yourself repeatedly running into information that seems too-good-to-be-true or that directly contradicts other information you find. What can you believe? Unfortunately, there is some information out there that is simply incorrect. If you look up “mythbusting essential oil” in a search engine,…

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What Research Says About Essential Oils and Alzheimer’s and Dementia | Herbal Academy | Do you have a loved one that suffers from a neurodegenerative disease? Learn what research says about essential oils and Alzheimer's and dementia.
  ON November 23,2017

What Research Says About Essential Oils For Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Watching a friend or family member suffer from a neurodegenerative disease, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia, creates powerful feelings of helplessness, grief, frustration, and even anger. Although our knowledge of the brain is currently growing by leaps and bounds, we still know so little about how our brain creates and processes memories. Since medical research…

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28 Skin-Friendly Essential Oils for Your Next Salve | Herbal Academy | Here are 28 skin-friendly essential oils to choose from the next time you make homemade salve!
  ON June 21,2017

28 Skin-Friendly Essential Oils for Your Next Salve

Essential oils are often included in herbal and cosmetic preparations for aromas, their anti-inflammatory or antimicrobial actions, or their effects on our psyches. The problem with using essential oils topically is that many of them are drying or irritating to the skin and can even cause allergic reactions in some people. Which essential oils are…

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A Beginner's Guide to Using Essential Oils With Confidence | Herbal Academy | Here's a beginner's guide to get you started in using essential oils with confidence!
  ON May 22,2017

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Essential Oils with Confidence

How many of these phrases have you read or heard? “Essential oils are natural.” “Essential oils are safe.” “Essential oils are powerful, and you need to be very careful when you use them.” “Don’t ever use essential oils internally.” “Using essential oils internally is perfectly safe.” “Don’t use essential oils if you are pregnant.” “Essential…

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How To Use Essential Oils For Hair Care | Herbal Academy | Are you looking for a more natural approach to hair care without synthetic chemicals? Here's how to use essential oils for hair care!
  ON March 22,2017

How To Use Essential Oils For Hair Care

As you walk down the drugstore aisle, you can be overwhelmed with the number and variety of hair care products. Their costs range from very inexpensive to an amount that would rival the gross national product of some countries. However, if you look closely, you will notice that the ingredients contain some startling similarities. Water…

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Top Essential Oils For Winter Wellness | Herbal Academy | Wondering what the best essential oils are for the winter season? Here are our top essential oil recommendations for winter wellness!
  ON January 09,2017

Top Essential Oils for Winter Wellness

Cool crisp air. Snowflakes floating down. Children laughing during a snowball fight. A fire crackling in the fireplace. Salvation Army kettle bell ringers. Door wreaths and garlands. Candles. Reds, blues, yellows, greens, and silver. Hot cocoa and hot tea. Snuggly blankets. Sneezing. Coughing. Stuffy nose. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Winter can be a beautiful time…

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