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Feeling Overwhelmed – How to Turn It Around, Part 3

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This is the third in a series of articles about holistic health techniques I’ve used, successfully to effectively bring balance and calm when you suffer from symptoms of overwhelm.

Lavender ( Lavandula angustifolia ) is one of the most well loved and used essential oils in aromatherapy. Lavender is called the universal healer as it has a broad chemical profile and thus a broad application.

The primary chemical property in Lavender oil is Ester. Grown and distilled at higher altitudes the oil has even higher concentrations of plant Esters up to 54%.

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Feeling Overwhelmed – How to Turn It Around, Part 2

This is a series of articles about the holistic health techniques I’ve used, including pure essential oils, to effectively bring balance and calm when you suffer from symptoms of overwhelm.

Red Mandarin (Citrus delicosa) pure essential oil has the most grounding (base) note of all the citrus oils in aromatherapy. The pure oil is distilled by cold pressing of the peel.

Citrus oils have a relatively short shelf life, usually 3-6 months though stored properly sealed and under refrigeration may last up to 1 year before it loses its vapors lose their effectiveness to produce the desired therapeutic results.

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Mint (Mentha piperita) – Myth of Pluto & Nymph Mintha

Vibrant Green peppermint plant

Family: Labiatae – mint family crossbreeds abundantly and many varieties can be found.

Origin: Europe and Asia and cultivated in many locations, including: the United States, Japan, Spain, Morocco, England and Brazil.

Description: Some varieties may grow to a height of 20-32 inches. Leaves are ovate to lanceolate with purple blossoms growing from the axis of the leaves and from the stem. The mint plant propagates through sending runners and seedlings and grows well in high humidity.

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