~Aromatherapy~

Aromatics have been used since the time of the Egyptians over 4,000 years ago. Today's products can relieve stress, revitalize tired muscles, as well as many other things. You may be looking for some perfume oils for a signature fragrance. Some of our products are for people who like to make their own massage oils and lotions. Other items are blended for you and ready to use, such as Masada Bath Salts. Each essential oil has it's own characteristics and properties. Please consult your physician with concerns you may have about any particular essential oil. Essential oils can be used in lamp rings or candle lamp diffusers. When combined with carrier oils such as sweet almond oil, they can be poured under running water for a soothing bath. See some of our recipes that follow for ideas to try at home.

Aromatherapy Brand Names:

Aura Cacia Masada Sunshine Spa

Aromatherapy Recipes

Lavender Air Freshener:
Combine 2T. vodka, 1/2 tsp. lavender oil with 3 cups distilled water. Shake well. Put in mister for a relaxing air freshener. It can also be misted on clean sheets for a restful sleep. (Vodka makes the essential oil blend into the water.)

Brown Sugar Facial Scrub:
1+1/2 c. turbinado sugar
1/2 c. grapeseed oil
1 tsp. glycerin
6 drops of rosewood essential oil
1/2 tsp. cranberry seeds

Thoroughly combine all ingredients. Place in a decorative jar for a wonderful facial scrub to use as often as necessary. Grapeseed oil is a moisturizer. Use on dry skin.

White Sugar Facial Scrub:
1+1/2 c. white sugar
2/3 c. grapeseed oil
1 tsp. glycerin
1/2 tsp. raspberry seeds
6 drops of nutmeg essential oil

Thoroughly combine all ingredients. Place in a decorative jar. Nutmeg is rejuvenating, uplifting and energizing. Use as often as desired.

Foot Soak:
1+1/4 c. coarse sea salt
1+1/4 c. Epsom salts
1/4 c. baking soda
1/4 c. cornstarch
1/3 t. spearmint essential oil

Place all ingredients in a jar and shake to blend. Place 1 cup of mixed salts in warm water to soak feet and feel invigorated.

Essential Oil Properties

Allspice: This warm and sweet, clove-like fragrance is a scent used in potpourris.
Properties: Warming and comforting.
Caution: Skin irritant-dilute well.

Anise: Often used in perfumes for it's sweet fragrance.
Properties: Euphoric and cheering.
Caution: Avoid if pregnant.

Balsam Peru: Imparts a vanilla-like scent and makes a good addition to skin creams.
Properties: Exotic and strengthening.

Basil, Sweet: The floral, spicy aroma is used in perfumes.
Properties: Clarifying, refreshing, and energizing.
Caution: Skin irritant and avoid if pregnant.

Bergamot: This floral, fruity scent is used as a room spray.
Properties: Confidence-building and uplifting.
Caution: Avoid use in the sun.

Camphor: This aroma is strong and medicinal. Has been used when scenting soaps, disinfectants, detergents and room sprays.
Properties: Purifying and clarifying.

Cassia: This distinct, spicy aroma of cinnamon bark is often used in potpourri.
Properties: Energizing, warming, appetite stimulant.
Caution: Skin irritant-always dilute with carrier oil.

Cedarwood, Altas: This warm, rich sweet, woody scent is considered to be the best cedarwood available. It gives stability in perfumes.
Properties: Strengthening, meditative, and supportive.
Caution: Avoid if pregnant.

Chamomile, German: The scent is sweet and apple-like.
Properties: Relaxing, calming, and soothing.

Chamomile, Roman: Can be used in perfumery as it blends well with bergamot, jasmine, clary sage, and neroli.
Properties: Replenishing and relaxing.

Cinnamon Leaf: Often described as a fresh, spicy aroma more like cloves than cinnamon.
Properties: Warming, refreshing and vitalizing.
Caution: Dilute well, skin irritant.

Citronella: This lemony, grassy scent is used for room and outdoor sprays.
Properties: Vitalizing, and purifying.
Caution: Avoid if pregnant.

Clary Sage: A sweet herbal scent with musk nuances.
Properties: Balancing, relaxing, and euphoric.
Caution: Avoid if pregnant.

Clove Bud: This oil has a powerful, fruity and spicy aroma, and is used in mouthwash, toothpaste, chewing gum and dental preparations.
Properties: Sense-enhancing and warming.
Caution: Dilute well, this is a skin-irritant. Avoid if pregnant.

Cypress: Has a pine needle-like aroma, and is used to modify the fragrance of pine.
Properties: Balancing and purifying.

Eucalyptus: This is often used in topical preparations such as liniments, as well as cold-care products, including cough drops and inhalants.
Properties: Invigorating and purifying.

Fir Needle, Balsam: A fresh, evergreen scent.
Properties: Refreshing, harmonizing, and spiritually elevating.
Caution: Dilute well-skin irritant.

Frankincense: This sweet-balsamic, peppery, lemony fragrance is used for incense and fine perfumes.
Properties: Visualizing, meditative, calming and restorative.

Geranium: This oil is used in many types of fragrances and skin care products. This aroma has a leafy-rose scent with minty undertones.
Properties: Normalizing and balancing.
Caution: Avoid if pregnant.

Ginger: Has an earthy, lemony scent. It is used as a modifier when blending scents containing citrus oils and vetiver.
Properties: Anchoring, strengthening, and warming.

Grapefruit: This aroma has a tangy, citrus aroma which is uplifting. Children seem to like it.
Properties: Refreshing, cheering, and balancing.
Caution: Avoid use in the sun.

Juniper Berry: This woody, pine-needle scent is used with citrus oils in room sprays and in perfumes for men.
Properties: Refreshing, nurturing, and restoring.
Caution: Avoid if pregnant.

Lavandin: This is a cross between true lavender and spike lavender. This hybrid has a fresh, camphoraceous aroma.
Properties: Purifying and activating.
Caution: Avoid if pregnant. Avoid if a person has epilepsy.

Lavender: A classic scent for perfume, skin and hair care products. The aroma is sweet, balsamic, and floral.
Properties: Calming, soothing, and normalizing.

Lemon: This oil is pressed from the rind and is used in body care as well as flavoring.
Properties: Refreshing, cheering and uplifting.
Caution: Skin irritant, dilute well. Avoid use in the sun.

Lemongrass: This lemony aroma is often used in room sprays, soaps and detergents.
Properties: Cleansing and vitalizing.
Caution: Skin irritant, dilute well.

Lime: This aroma is tangy citrus.
Properties: Cheering, equalizing, and refreshing.
Caution: Avoid use in the sun.

Marjoram, Sweet: The scent of this oil is warm, peppery and herb smelling.
Properties: Balancing and warming.
Caution: Avoid if pregnant.

Myrrh: One of the oldest-known perfume materials. It is referred to in the Bible in combination with Frankincense.
Properties: Meditative, centering, and visualizing.
Caution: Avoid if pregnant.

Myrtle: This is a sweet, spicy, eucalyptus aroma. It is used as a toner and astringent in skin care products.
Properties: Clarifying and cleansing.

Neroli: This oil comes from the flowers of the bitter orange tree and has a deep floral aroma.
Properties: Calming, exotic and soothing.

Nutmeg: This scent is often used in men's fragrances and has a medicinal, spicy fragrance.
Properties: Cheering, balancing, and uplifting.

Orange, Sweet: One of the more popular oils used in perfumery. It is used in floral blends.
Properties: Uplifting, refreshing, and cheering.
Caution: Avoid use in the sun.

Palmarosa: This oil is related to citronella and lemongrass with a grassy, lemony scent, as well as a subtle floral-rose nuance. It is used in skin care products and cosmetics.
Properties: Cleansing and vitalizing.

Patchouli: Often used as a fixative in perfumes with an aroma that is very rich, earthy, balsamic and earthy.
Properties: Exotic, soothing, and sensual;

Peppermint: This scent is potent, cool and minty. It is often used in aromatherapy.
Properties: Cooling, vitalizing, and refreshing.
Caution: Skin irritant, dilute well. Avoid if pregnant.

Pine: This oil is distilled from the twigs and needles of the pine tree. It is often used in household cleaning products as well as personal care products. It's scent is fresh and resinous.
Properties: Refreshing and vitalizing.
Caution: Skin irritant, dilute well.

Rose Absolute: This scent is rich, floral and long-lasting. Rose is used extensively in quality perfumes.
Properties: Soothing, calming and balancing
Caution: Avoid if pregnant.

Rosemary: This aroma is a woodsy, camphor-like and fresh.
Properties: Warming, invigorating, and clarifying.
Caution: Avoid if pregnant, or if you have high blood pressure. People with epilepsy should avoid this also.

Rosewood: This is a woody, spicy and floral oil added to dried flowers, soaps, and massage oils.
Properties: Gently strengthening and calming.

Sage: This oil is recognizable as spicy, herbaceous, and fresh.
Properties: Soothing, cheering, and warming.
Caution: Avoid if pregnant, or is you have high blood pressure. People with epilepsy should avoid this also.

Sandalwood: In ancient times this was a rare scent used to spiritually purify during rituals.

Spearmint: Energizes the mind and body. Make a steam facial with a few drops of spearmint oil in a bowl of hot water to cleanse and invigorate the skin.
Properties: Cooling, refreshing and vitalizing.

Tangerine: Can be used for children's aromatherapy blends.
Properties: Cheering and uplifting.
Caution: Avoid use in the sun.

Tea Tree: This warm, spicy, medicinal aroma is used in colognes and aftershaves. The oil has antiseptic properties and is used in shampoo, acne creams and soaps.
Properties: Cleansing, purifying and uplifting.
Caution: Skin irritant, dilute well.

Thyme, White: A second distillation of red thyme mellows into white thyme. This variety is a bit safer for sensitive skin than red thyme.

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Properties: Cleansing and purifying.
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People with high blood pressure should avoid.

Vetiver: This scent is rich and earthy. It is used as perfume fixative.
Properties: Calming, stabilizing and anchoring.

Wintergreen: The aroma of wintergreen is fresh, cleansing and minty. WARNING: Harmful or fatal if taken internally. One teaspoon can be fatal if ingested by a child.
Properties: Refreshing and invigorating.
Caution: Dilute well, skin irritant. Avoid if pregnant.

Ylang Ylang: This scent is rich and fragrant, used for body perfume and massage oil.
Properties: Sensual and euphoric.

Cautions

1. Always read and follow any warnings on the label.
2. Keep lids tightly closed and away from children.
3. Keep oils away from eyes.
4. Essential oils must always be diluted with carrier oils (such as sweet almond oil) before applying to the skin. Undiluted essential oils may burn skin.
6. Essential oils are for external use only. Never ingest these oils.
5. Test oils before using. Dilute a drop of essential oil with a tablespoon of carrier oil such as almond oil. Apply a small amount of diluted oil to the skin of your inner arm. If any irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately.

Colds & Flu~

Cold and flu season seems to be all year round these days. If the flu or a cold has hit your family, check the list of products we carry for making life a little bit easier. For the children in your home, we have 99% alcohol free cough syrup and chewable echinacea. Maybe you are looking for fruit flavored chewable vitamin C. We also have lozenges with zinc to boost the immune system, as well as herbal blends in liquids or capsules. If you are looking for liquid remedies, we have those also, for coughs and earaches, as well as nasal sprays and night time cough syrup. Homeopathy is a natural, safe and gentle medicine for treating the patient as a whole, with no side effects. They come as pellets or tablets to place under the tongue to dissolve easily. We have homeopathic remedies for specific symptoms such as: fever, nausea, runny nose, dry cough, and sore throat. Check on the brand names that follow to see the catalog of cold and flu products, and get well soon!

~Baby Care~

When babies come along, they often have special needs. We offer you a variety of baby products of sunscreens, shampoos, body wash, and diaper care. We have bubble bath to calm the fussy baby, as well as body wash for sensitive skin. Calendula is an herb that soothes, with healing properties. Try our Calendula lotion. Gift sets are included with easy ideas for the new mom