Essential Oil of the Day: Lavender

HOTD EO Lavender

Many a herbalist and aromatherapist have said: “if you have no other essential oil, have lavender.”  This is one of the most well-known and widely used oils in the world.  Lavender happens to be one of the only oils that can be used undiluted and is often referred to as … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Kava Kava

Kava Kava

Kava is an herb that is widely used in many Island cultures.  This herb is generally turned into a beverage and consumed socially in these cultures, similar to the use of wine in French culture.  Many Island tribes have religious rituals surrounding consumption of this beverage as well; often believing … Continue reading

Herb of the Day: Lemon Balm

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The English herbal physician John Evelyn spoke of Lemon Balm over 400 years ago saying, “Balm is sovereign for the brain, strengthening the memory and powerfully chasing away melancholy.” To the Greeks, it was a sacred herb dedicated to the goddess Diana. Known by the Latin name Melissa officinalis this … Continue reading