Are you always trying to find the perfect gift for someone on your list? Or do you wait until the last minute and struggle to find something? Whether it is for a teacher, a coworker or a neighbor, Village Green Apothecary has natural gift options that even the pickiest person would love.
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My journey with essential oils and aromatherapy started over 20 years ago when I started having sleep issues. I used a balm that had calming essential oils. I noticed the benefits immediately and since then, I have continued to use essential oils for many purposes. Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils from plants for healing. Scent is a key component in the use of essential oils, but they can also be applied to the skin in a massage for other direct health benefits.
Not all scents are created equally. Pure essential oils are derived from natural sources, like flowers or herbs, and have no chemical additives. Continue reading “Essential Oils 101”
The hustle and bustle of the holidays are upon us. Along with snow, family get-togethers and plenty of food, gift giving is a big part of this time of year. If you are struggling with what to get that special someone, Village Green Apothecary has options that are natural and unique.
For the Tea Lover
With names like Get Happy and Get Relaxed, and flavors like Orange Ginger Mint, teas from Republic of Tea are a tasty and warm gift to give. Pair a tin of tea with a beautiful antique tea cup and tea strainer for a lovely gift for the tea lover. Continue reading “Gift Ideas for Everyone”
Essential oils and diffusers are very trendy right now. They have been used for centuries to soothe and heal. Not just used to make your home smell nice, you can also use essential oils for stress and as a natural way to relieve anxiety. This is what aromatherapy is; the science and art of using scent for our health. And anyone can benefit from it.
Essential oils are highly concentrated, aromatic plant extracts generally derived through steam distillation. They are much stronger than the flowers, herbs, or trees they come from. Hundreds or even thousands of pounds of a plant can go into making just one pound of its essential oil. Continue reading “5 Essential Oils for Stress and Anxiety”
The health benefits of essential oils are many, including aromatherapy, which is the use of essential oils from plants to promote a feeling of well-being. Although scent is a key component in the use of essential oils, some of them can also be applied directly to the skin for use in healing or in a massage, or used for other direct health benefits.
Essential oils are concentrated extracts taken from the roots, leaves, seeds or blossoms of plants. Each contains its own mix of active ingredients, and this mix determines what the oil is used for. Some oils are used to promote physical healing – for example, to treat swelling or fungal infections. Continue reading “Health Benefits of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy”