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Posted on: March 1, 2010

Oregano in livestock feed and water to reduce the use of antibiotics. Regardless of how you feel about meat and how you got there, there is a legitimate and recognized concern about the routine use of antibiotics in livestock because they contribute to antibiotic resistance used in the treatment of people. Consumers want additive-free meats and there is disagreement over withdrawal times. A DVM with a large manufacturer of livestock feed reported last month that “There was a very good response to the use of oregano essential oils,” . The use of Oregano essential oil reduced mortality in piglets and treatment in sows. The dilution varies from one half to one pound of Oregano essential oil per one ton of feed. I wonder about the positive results that are from inhibition of growth of bacteria during food storage. That is something apparently unmeasured in this brief study. Go Oregano!

In the home office
Posted on: March 1, 2010

I have good news and bad news. The bad news first; to explain why I’ve been absent. 2010 did not start well for me and mine. I am not alone in this, it seems that I am hearing more and more people tell me the same. A friend of mine was diagnosed and died of cancer within 6 weeks. Another friend has been tormented by depression – while tormenting family and remaining friends with worry. Mental illness may be a more accurate description. All the hand-holding and hospitals and crying and not crying really distracted me and rung me out.

Even the grown ups were awfully young.

I’m the little one on the left.

The good news is that Dean has a renewed perspective or something and we are taking a Yoga class together and I’ve got some new products to offer that I’m really proud of.

Mimosa is back in stock. Mimosa is not a ‘liquid’ oil, more like honey. It is sticky and needs to be heated and diluted into an alcohol, base oil or another essential oil to be worked with. It can be used in a duftlamp, but not a duffuser. Mimosa smells so soft and sweet and nice. The oil is best known for its wide use to treat sensitivities of the skin and psyche. It can be used in a preparation for the skin to treat stress related skin problems. As an inhalant it is effective against stress conditions, nervous fatigue, trauma, depression, fear and emotional hypersensitivity. In therapy it can help with opening communication and addressing old memories. Anoint the forehead before retiring for prophetic dreams.

Vanilla. Really nice Vanilla has been unobtainable for years. A supplier from years ago called to let me know they had some impressive Vanilla they thought I would appreciate. This Vanilla is solvent extracted. The oleoresin is chocolate brown, thick and pourable. The first smell is fruity and fleeting. A perfumer could probably get that smell to stay a while. It’s like raspberries and wine and chocolate. The smell that lingers on the skin is heavier and toastier, like those fresh fleeting smells at first if they were sautéed and reduced.

Yarrow Hydrosol. A new addition to the many Hydrosols I offer. Hydrosols are underrated and underutilized. Organically grown and purchased directly from the distiller in France. Yarrow Hydrosol improves digestion of fatty food, seems to stimulate the liver. May increase bile production and is helpful in easing heartburn. Antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory. Use as a compress post-partum, on inflamed skin or to clean an abrasion and help stop bleeding. Use to achieve a mental calm when doing spiritual or meditative work. An honest description… It has a full smell, green and clean with a heaviness that is sour. I don’t dislike it, but I can see that some will. The scent left on the skin is only part of the whole smell and is not better. The scent is not floral, it could benefit from being blended with something lovely and complimentary. The taste is ummm… like dirt, like dirty celery. Very much like plant juice from something fresh out of the garden. The taste is not improved by dilution.

Essential oil profile
Posted on: March 1, 2010

Spearmint Nanah

I have offered this oil in the past. When it became unavailable from my supplier, I didn’t search too much for a replacement. I think that it’s sometimes best to not rush to find something. The world is a big place and a person needs to be patient, especially a person in search of something special and unique and in limited supply. A customer from long ago called and wanted some of that Moroccan Mint I used to have. He and I sampled many and are in agreement that this is the one. This Spearmint Nanah has a full smell that is well rounded and deeply sweet, bright without being harsh. The plant is used to treat GI distress, stomachache, irritable bowel syndrome and respiratory problems. Used fresh and dried to make tea. Fresh leaves are an addition in cuisine. It is a sedative and emmenagogue. You can use this soft and sweet Nanah where ever you would use Spearmint. It could be used in place of Peppermint essential oil for a change.

Apparently Spearmint Nanah suppresses androgen and decreases testosterone levels, clinical studies indicate that drinking spearmint tea helps reduce hirsutism in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome

Posted on: March 1, 2010

Recipe for sensitive skin.

The cold air outside and dried air inside are hard on my skin. I am just parched.  Camping and some lovely Spring weather this past weekend,  hours at the river and really dried out my face and hands. This blend is soothing to inflamed and sensitive skin.

2 drops Chamomile Romain and Neroli essential oils. 6 drops Sandalwood and Bois de Rose in one ounce of Hazelnut or your choice of base oil.

Apply to cleaned skin morning and/or night. The time of day isn’t so important, just as long as it fits into your regimen. I suggest using 5 drops applied to wet skin. Use your judgment and use more or less after you see how quickly it soaks in.