Aromatherapy is calming, consoling, soothing, purifying, and centering. These oils have been used by perfumers for centuries.
Calm the Mind. Relax or stimulate the body and mind.
Restore balance to the body, mind
Restore and enhance health &
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The term aromatherapy was coined in
1920 by Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, Ph.D., a French cosmetic chemist. Suffering a
third degree thermal burn in a laboratory accident, he plunged his injured arm
into a vat of lavender oil. To his surprise, the burning ceased and with
regular application, his wound healed without a scar. Upon analysis of the
lavender oil, Fr. Gattefosse discovered many chemical constituents with
tremendous healing properties. Dr. Gattefosse shared his studies with Jean
Valnet a medical doctor in Paris who, during WWWII with limited medical
supplies discovered the amazing antibacterial properties of essential oils, in
the treatment of severely wounded soldiers.
"discovered" in the West, the use of essential oils is not new. In
fact, essential oils were mankind's first medicine. From Egyptian
hieroglyphics, Chinese manuscripts, as well as the Bible, we know that priests
and healers have been using essential oils since at least 6000 BC.
Essential oils are the volatile
liquids that are distilled from plants. If you cut yourself, blood is released
from the broken skin cleaning the wound, killing bacteria, preventing infection
and beginning the healing and regeneration process. Like the human body, when
you tear the leaf or stem of a plant, a clear liquid emerges. That liquid is
the volatile aromatic resin-also known as the essential oil.
Essential oils are the regenerating,
oxygenating, and immune defense properties of plant. Their small molecular size
allows them to quickly and easily penetrate the skin. They are lipid soluble
and are capable of penetrating cell walls, even if they have hardened. In fact,
essential oils can affect every cell of the body within 20 minutes and then
metabolize like other nutrients. Essential oils contain oxygen molecules, which
help transport nutrients to cell and remove toxins and waste out of cell.
Research demonstrates that disease begins when cells lack oxygen for proper
nutrient assimilation. They are also very powerful antioxidants, free radical
scavengers and are highly anti-bacterial. A 1985 study by Dr. Jean Laprax found
no known bacterial microbe could live in the presence of oregano or cinnamon
oils. Similarly essential oils are anti-viral, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, and
antiseptic. Oils such as frankincense contain sesquitepenes, which are the only
known constituent able to cross the blood-brain barrier enabling them to be
effective in the treatment of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's multiple sclerosis and
Lou Gehrig's disease. When diffused, essential oils purify the air by removing
metallic particles and toxins, increase atmospheric oxygen, ozone, and negative
ions, and inhibit bacterial growth. In fact many European hospitals are now
diffusing essential oils and as a result, the secondary infection rate has been
reduced dramatically. Finally, because essential oils affect the limbic
(emotional) system in the b rain, they quickly and easily promote emotional,
physical, and spiritual wellbeing.
Discover the simple pleasures
and therapeutic qualities of using pure precious essential oils.
North Star is your source for a wide
variety of potent essential oils. Whether you choose flavorful, fragrant or
therapeutic oils,we are committed to offering the purest and most natural
essential oils available. We purchase only 100%pure, pharmaceutical and food
grade oils. Our essential oils contain no water or inexpensive oil bases.
What are essential oils
Essential oils are highly
concentrated extracts from the aromatic parts of herbs, flowers, trees and
grasses. They are wholly natural substances that have the ability to positively
influence the mind and body, affecting mood, emotion and physical well being.
How essential oils are used
Because essential oils are highly
concentrated, they require care with their use. Apply them by the drop. The
general rule is to add them to carrier oils, such as sweet almond, jojoba,
sesame, canola, hazelnut or grape seed. Select essential oils with similar
properties and blend them together to create your own unique aromas and
ancient times, bathing has been considered essential to emotional and physical.
Hippocrates knew that good health requires both a healthy body and a healthy
mind. He advocated the use of massage, music, and perfume as soothing and
healing agents. Today we are beginning to rediscover these ancient pleasures.
The bath can be the oasis of pleasure and solitude to provide tranquil
refreshment to expand the possibilities for healing, pleasure, beauty, and
expanding spiritual awareness baths can provide. Peaceful retreats from the
pressures of life play an important role in wellbeing. North Star can provide
you guidance with new ideas to proceed on a watery odyssey for healing your
mind, body, and spirit.
your own spa and beauty farm at home. Treat yourself to the pure natural
products we have to offer. Pamper yourself with sensuous delights. We have a
wide selection of essential oils, candles and oils scented with pure essential
oils. We have a great selection of bath salts, lotions, moisturizers, shampoos,
and conditioners, made with plants and herbal medicines. We have a great
selection of natural facial treats.
the Goddess of Love and Beauty, was born in the sea. The sea has the special
ability to heal and rejuvenate both and body and spirit. Large bodies of water
have a charged electromagnetic field around them that create negative ions,
which enhance our feeling and wellbeing.
create your own oasis of regenerative properties of the ocean in your tub add
1-2 lbs of sea or Epsom salt. Use a dry brush or loofa before you get in the warm water.
You can also add some olive oil from your kitchen with a few drops of your
favorite essential oil or a few drops of Rescue remedy. Rinse off with cool
water and this will invigorate and regenerate your energy.
We have Aromatherapy Classes at
North Star and you can also come anytime and experience our vast display of testers.