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Cinnamon Essential Oil

Composition: Cinnamon oil can be produced from both the bark and the leaf. The two oils cannot be used interchangeably as they have varying chemical compositions. Cinnamon bark oil contains 60-75% cinnamaldehyde, whereas cinnamon leaf oil … Read More

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Hand Foot Mouth

Hand Foot & Mouth “Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, it can sometimes occur in adults. Symptoms of hand, foot, … Read More

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Seasonal Allergies*

Essential Oils for Allergies An allergy is a condition where the immune system responds to a foreign substance. This can range from pollen to food. Allergic rhinitis or hay fever produces symptoms in the nose, throat, … Read More

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Skin Infections

Skin Infections Skin infections can range from extremely mild to life threatening, including cellulitis, impetigo, folliculitis, furuncles, erysipelas, and carbuncles. Prevention and prompt treatment are effective, though the specific type of microbe also influences the outcome. … Read More

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Eczema

Eczema Eczema is a common term for atopic dermatitis, a skin condition characterized by inflamed skin with itching, dryness, and irritation. Worldwide, rates have increased as infectious disease decreases and in wealthy nations, rates have plateaued … Read More

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Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) begin when bacteria from outside of the body enter the urinary tract and begin to multiply. UTIs are most commonly caused by Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis, Enterococcus faecalis and Staphylococcus … Read More

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Ringworm & Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s Foot is the common name for a topical fungal infection of the feet, tinea pedis. Tinea infections can occur all over the body, including the groin (Jock Itch/tinea cruris), and the trunk and extremities (Ringworm/tinea … Read More

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Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a liver disease that can cause illness ranging from mild to severe. In 2014, Hepatitis A infected 2,500 individuals in the U.S. In developing countries, 90% of children are infected with Hepatitis A … Read More

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Shingles (Varicella)

Varicella Varicella is the virus responsible for the chicken pox and shingles infections. In the early 1990s, roughly 4 million people got chicken pox each year with between 10,000 and 13,000 hospitalizations. Most cases occurred among … Read More

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Acne

Acne Acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S. and occurs when follicles become clogged with oil. The bacteria which are associated with acne are Propionibacterium acnes¬† (P. acnes). Some strains cause acne while … Read More

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Pinkeye

Pinkeye (conjunctivitis) is the most common reason for ER visits for eye conditions. Pinkeye simply represents inflammation of part of the eye, not a precise infection. Symptoms include redness, swelling, irritation, discharge, and burning sensations. Not … Read More

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Feverfew

Composition: The key constituents are sesquiterpene lactones. Extracts are derived from dried leaves and stems of the plant.  Description and History: Feverfew is a perennial plant in the daisy family and has been used for centuries … Read More

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Respiratory Infections

Croup (acute laryngotracheobronchitis) is characterized by “acute laryngeal and subglottic swelling, resulting in hoarseness, cough, respiratory distress, and inspiratory stridor,” according to the AAP. Occurring most frequently among children 6 months to 3 years, it technically … Read More

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Ingesting Essential Oils

In the US, traditional aromatherapy emphasized the inhalation of essential oils as well as the topical application of essential oils. This was the exclusive approach among both experts and in aromatherapy training for decades until the … Read More

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Essential Oil Ingestion Safety

Is it safe to ingest essential oils? This simple question can create chaos in social media groups within seconds. Responses range from an “absolutely yes!” to a “no, never!” with fear mongering and vitriol galore.¬† So … Read More

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