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Essential Knowledge About Essential Oils and COVID-19

14 Apr 2020

If only it were that simple. If all one would have to do to prevent the SARS-CoV-2 virus from infecting the respiratory tract is to inhale some vapour from eucalyptus essential oil, our worries...

Are All Oils Essential? Are Essential Oils Even Oils?

28 Jun 2018

Oils are defined as any net uncharged chemical substance that is a thick liquid at room temperature and is both hydrophobic (does not mix with water) and lipophilic (does mix with fats, or lipids)....

Aromatherapy: Fragrant Medicine or Stinky Pseudoscience?

28 Sep 2017

You may believe that essential oils possess curative powers. Many websites praise the numerous healing properties of these concentrated smelly compounds, from the immune-boosting potential of...

Aromatherapy

31 May 2017

The term “aromatherapy” was first coined in 1937 by Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, a French chemist, whose badly burned arm was supposedly miraculously cured by the use of lavender oil. Jean Valnet...

A History of Himalayan Salt

20 Mar 2017

In Roman times slaves were used to mine salt. It was not a pleasant chore. But today in the Ukraine some people willingly spend several hours a day in a salt mine. They are not there, though, to...

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