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Posted on: November 19, 2009

Cinnamon essential oil.

Drug resistance seriously threatens the effective treatment of microbial diseases. Note the key words used here, ‘drug resistance’. Some drugs that have proven efficacy are rarely used, just to reduce the likelihood of (forestall the inevitable?) resistance. Most of the world relies on traditional medicine for healthcare. Looking to the natural compounds in medicinal plants as a treatment method offers us another line of defense. The Entomology Research Institute at Loyola College in Chennai, India conducted research using 21 essential oils and 6 species of bacteria. The researchers found that Cinnamon bark, Clove and Lime essential oils produced the most growth inhibition with Cinnamon oil outperforming by one third to a half. Bacteria used were Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteas vulgaris, Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus auerus. Cinnamon essential oil has recently been proven effective against both sensitive and resistant strains of Helicobacter pylori. Another study proved the efficacy of Cinnamon essential oil against oral infections of sensitive and resistant strains of Candida species in HIV-infected patients. I like the taste of Cinnamon. I keep a vial in the car and use a drop or two for fresh breath. I talk to a lot of people some days and jawin’ on chewing gum isn’t always the best look, you know?

In the Home office
Posted on: November 19, 2009

A customer was looking to have a blend made from a recipe or reference they had found elsewhere. It called for Damiana (Turnera aphrodisiaca) essential oil. We had some once, but that was made by a hobbyist and apparently not available commercially. I bought some dried and cut herb and will infuse Almond oil to make the blend. We still have plenty of sun here; it should take a week to infuse. I am looking forward to that end product. I plan to make more than this blend calls for and offer it as an infused oil product. The dried plant material doesn’t have much essential oil, it’s smell is  faint and pleasant. Below the dry dusty slightly Chamomile smell is a full fruity sweet smell that I detect more as a taste than a smell. Damiana is traditionally infused in alcohol, made into tea or smoked. It is used to treat depression, as an aphrodisiac and as a tonic for specific systems. There are 10 or so published research papers that I need to read in the next week. I will report more when I make the infusion available at www.eoils.net.

Essential oil profile
Posted on: November 19, 2009

Organic Sandalwood. Santalum album, steam distilled. 5 mls $21.98. When my supplier of Sandalwood absolute stopped making the product I began searching for a suitable replacement. I wanted something that smelled great and was grown ethically. I smelled so many samples… this is very fresh and should age very nicely. I detect a sharpness, others may not. That edge does dissipate quickly on the skin leaving a soft familiar scent.

Recipe
Posted on: November 19, 2009

My office is the coldest room in the house, my bedroom is the second. A hot bath to warm me through and through can be such a treat. This recipe for An Aphrodite Milk Bath is really indulgent. You will need at least a pint of hot milk. Nothing low-fat, you need the fat to disperse the oils. Add the oils to the hot milk before pouring into the bath, pour from high for aeration and dispersion. 10 drops Orange essential oil, 6 drops Ylang eo,2 drops Jasmine eo, 4 drops Neroli eo, and 4 drops Sandalwood eo.

Bargains and Deals
Posted on: November 19, 2009

Inspired by my Dad… he came by the other morning to get a little something as a gift. He is a Rose lover so we put together 5 bottles of 1 ml of each Rose I have on the shelf. Great idea, why hadn’t I thought of that before… I am offering a Bouquet of 5 for $100 and a Bouquet of 3 for $45.