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Aromatherapy is calming, consoling, soothing, purifying, and centering. These oils have been used by perfumers for centuries.

 Aromatherapy

  Calm the Mind. Relax or stimulate the body and mind.

Restore balance to the body, mind and spirit.

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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.

Though recently "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 therapies.

Since 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.

Create 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.

Aphrodite, 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.

To 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.

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