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Lowered price on Tarragon
Posted on: September 19, 2016

Huge price drop for Tarragon. Shipment of Artemisia dracunculus from Hungary just arrived. Is is sweet and heavy, smells like Anise and a little bit of Basil. Very antispasmodic and safely used topically in low doses. (less than .5% of a blend). Less than $10.00 for 5 mls.

 

I can’t say dracunculus without thinking of this guy,  dracunculus, muy leeetle draagon

 
leetle-dragon

 

 

What you can expect from esters and where to find them
Posted on: September 8, 2016

The Ester chemical family

Essential oils that are high in esters tend to be calming and soothing. They are generally well tolerated and there are little safety concerns when diluted correctly and used topically. Ester rich essential oils tend to smell floral and pleasant. They do have a limited shelf life, but you should be able to store them correctly for up to three years. Ultimately and under the right conditions they will degrade into acids and alcohols. The exceptions to the ‘generally safe’ rule are Birch, Wintergreen and Juniperus Sabina. Repeated high doses can cause renal or liver damage, there are other contraindications for those with asthma, clotting disorders, pregnant or breast feeding.

Essential oils high in esters are antispasmodic and are often added to body care blends for that attribute. They are often sedative and some are analgesic.

  • Geranyl acetate is antispasmodic and is present in Geranium (Pelargonium asperum)
  • Linalyl acetate is a sedative and antispasmodic as well as anti-inflammatory. Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) and some Lavenders. Remember… Lavender is not Lavender is not Lavender. You can read more about that here.
  • Benzyl benzoate is reliably antispasmodic and sedative, Ylang Ylang (Canaga odorata)
  • Other essential oils with high percentages of esters are Siberian Fir (Abies siberica), Roman Chamomile  (Chamaemelum nobile), Jasmine and Helichrysum.
Foot soak recipe
Posted on: September 7, 2016
Foot soak recipe. Use this blend for sore and swollen feet.
Use very hot water and some soap to disperse the essential oils.
 
Two drops each of Lavender, Cypress and Geranium. Soak for at least 10 minutes, dry and massage with Shea butter.
 
The citronellol and geraniol in Geranium are well tolerated and are anti-inflammatory.
Cypress has been used to reduce accumulated fluids in the tissues. It is an astringent and is used to alleviate pain and inflammation.
 
You can find these ingredients and more at EOils.net
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