Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy 101: Essential Oils for Better Moods, Better Health

Aromatherapy 101: Essential Oils for Better Moods, Better Health

Why is it that certain smells can evoke strong emotions? It turns out our sense of smell is one of the most basic, primal senses. Aromatherapy uses pure, highly concentrated scents from plants in essential oils to effect changes in our emotions and body. Dr. Becky Phillips, a chiropractor and aromatherapy practitioner in Albuquerque,...

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Essential Oil of the Month: Clove

November 21, 2011
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Essential Oil of the Month: Clove

It’s that time of year, when rich scents like clove, frankincense and ginger show up in everything from your coffee drinks to sweet holiday candles. But these scents aren’t just about evoking warm memories—they also have powerful aromatherapeutic properties. Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about clove, our Essential Oil of...

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Muscle Aches? Try Essential Oils for Pain

September 14, 2011
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Muscle Aches? Try Essential Oils for Pain

Aches and pains got you down? If you’ve already run the gamut of prescription and over-the-counter medications, you may want try essential oils for pain and muscle aches. Essential oils, extracted from plants, flowers and trees, have powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic (i.e. pain-relieving) properties. Essential oils also act as a detoxifying agent. Menstrual cramps,...

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Essential Oil of the Month: Tea Tree

Essential Oil of the Month: Tea Tree

Tea tree oil can be found in almost everything these days. It’s taken from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, native to the northeast coast of Australia, and has long been used by Australian aborigines for its healing properties. What it does Tea tree’s antibacterial and antiviral properties make it a healing tool for everything...

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Make your own bug spray

Make your own bug spray

While we love Pharmaca’s all-natural bug repellents (check out Badger’s Anti-Bug Balm or Quantum’s Buzz Away), we also like the idea of making our own insect repellent with a few of our favorite essential oils. According to an article in Whole Living, “Essential oils that have pungent, spicy, or woodsy odors repel insects by...

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Products we love: Muscle Remedy Massage Oil

Products we love: Muscle Remedy Massage Oil

This year Pharmaca began formulating our own line of massage oils and lotions. They’re filled with pure essential oils that make massage a warm, aromatherapeutic experience. We especially love our Muscle Remedy Massage Oil because it’s great for soothing tired muscles. A combination of camphor, juniper, rosemary and sweet birch oil make for a...

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Essential Oil of the Month: Rosemary

Essential Oil of the Month: Rosemary

Rosemary is one of those quintessential herbs that add flavor to almost any dish. It’s native to the Mediterranean region, and is a member of the mint family. Maybe that’s why, as an essential oil, it’s known for its ability to revitalize and clarify. What it does Rosemary has been clinically shown to improve...

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New hope for naturally repelling bugs

New hope for naturally repelling bugs

A recent story on NPR profiled a new project being conducted by the CDC to find a natural, non-toxic bug repellant. The good news: Scientists are honing in on a chemical called nootkatone, basically a natural essential oil found in the Alaska yellow cedar trees and citrus fruit like grapefruit. Nootkatone apparently smells citrusy,...

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Essential Oil of the Month: Ginger

Essential Oil of the Month: Ginger

Most of us don’t know much about ginger (aside from its ubiquitous presence, in pickled form, on our sushi plates). That’s why we decided to celebrate its warmth and spiciness as April’s essential oil of the month. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) essential oil is created by steam distilling the extensive root of a perennial herb...

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Essential Oil of the Month: Lavender

Essential Oil of the Month: Lavender

This month, we’re starting a new tradition of examining a new essential oil to discover more about its healing properties. Since March is Sleep & Stress month, we thought it fitting to take a closer look at the benefits of everyone’s favorite relaxing essential oil: Lavender. Pharmaca offers two different strains: French lavender and...

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