Santalum album oil rejuvenated 2
Part Two: Skin Healing By Robert Tisserand Figure 1. A Santalum album seedling © Quintis Limited Introduction Of the several species of Sandalwood oil commercially produced, this article focuses on just one, Santalum album. Although Santalum album oil (SAO) has been produced in India for centuries, large-scale production there has now entirely ceased
Essential oils in hospitals: the ethics, safety, cost and application of clinical aromatherapy
by Sue Pace, RN, Registered Aromatherapist Millions of people worldwide employ essential oils to influence mood, in their body care products, and for home health remedies. Over the last decade in particular, home use of essential oils in the U.S. has burgeoned. Essential oils and diffusers are ubiquitous online and are also found in boutiques, grocery
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A beginner’s guide to essential oils Part 2: How to use essential oils
by Rachel Andorfer There are several ways that essential oils are commonly used therapeutically: diffusion (inhalation), topical (skin) application, baths, and oral ingestion. In this post I’ll go into detail about each method, how it works, and important safety tips. Diffusion Diffusion describes the process of dispersing essential oil molecules into the air so that
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Essential oils to prevent the spread of flu
Shannon Becker PhD Fall and winter usher in the season of acute respiratory illnesses, and many people are beginning to suffer from sneezing, sore throats, coughs, fever, and achiness. There is often confusion surrounding the reason for these ailments, and common terms like “cold”, “flu”, “pneumonia”, and “stomach flu” are used to describe distinct
A beginner’s guide to essential oils Part 1: Essential oil extraction
by Rachel Andorfer Welcome to the world of essential oils! If you’re here, you’ve probably been recently introduced to essential oils and are looking to learn all you can. This is the first of a series of posts intended for essential oil beginners, or anyone who’s been using essential oils but wants to gain
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Welcome Skincare Formulators!
Welcome to the Tisserand Institute, where Robert Tisserand and his team provide evidence-based information about safe essential oil use in skincare, healthcare and everyday wellness. You can browse the content on our Blog, share our Infographics, or find safety-related information on our Safety Pages. We are developing a new certification course on the use
Botanica 2018 report: Connecting dots and people in Brighton
by Hana Tisserand I first met Rhiannon Lewis in 2015, at the AIA conference in Denver, Colorado. We were briefly introduced, had a lovely chat in English and French, and she mentioned two conferences she “has her fingers in” – Phyt’Arom in Grasse, France, and Botanica. If you’ve ever met Rhiannon, you know how charming
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Sloppy science masquerading as a “systematic review” of adverse effects in aromatherapy
by Tamara Agnew PhD, Robert Tisserand, and Christine Carson PhD, with thanks to Kandace Knudson PhD for her input Introduction In 2012, Posadzki, Alotaibi and Ernst published a systematic review, which “was aimed at critically evaluating the evidence regarding the adverse effects associated with aromatherapy” (Posadzki et al, 2012). However, it is an article awash
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