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Feeling Overwhelmed - How to Turn It Around, Part 5

This is the fifth in this series of articles about holistic health techniques to bring balance and calm when suffering from symptoms of overwhelm. There are three more blogs to come in this series.Tangerine (Citrus reticulate) - Cold pressed from fresh peel. Note: also sometimes referred to as Satsuma.Tangerine is often interchanged with Mandarin oil. However, for me the scent of these two oils is really quite distinctly different. Tangerine oil is calming and restorative with a high note that is playful, refreshing and lifting. Whereas Mandarin has a lower note that is softly soothing, more grounding and feminine, without any noticeable lift and less complexity. The primary chemical class Tangerine is Monoterpene. Phyto-chemicals present are Mono & Sequiterpenes, Alcohols...

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Mint - Myth of Pluto & Nymph Mintha

Family: Labiatae - mint family crossbreeds abundantly and many varieties can be foundOrigin: Europe and Asia and cultivated in many locations, including: the United States, Japan, Spain, Morocco, England and Brazil.Description: Some varieties may grow to a height of 20-32 inches. Leaves are ovate to lanceolate with purple blossoms growing from the axis of the leaves and from the stem. The mint plant propagates through sending runners and seedlings and grows well in high humidity.Essential Oil: Is clear liquid to slightly yellow and produced by steam distillation from somewhat dry plant matter. Its fragrance is fresh, bright, full bodied and minty. It takes approximately 1,000 pounds of plant matter to yield 1 ounce to 1 pound of pure essential oil....

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