How to Use Hydrosols: A Guide for Beginners

At Stillpoint, we feel quite passionate about hydrosols as well as essential oils. Our students who take our classes where we fire up our copper alembic really understand how essential oils and hydrosols are created first hand. When a plant is distilled, the water soluble essential oil molecules are actually contained in the water that is produced. That is the hydrosol. For this reason, hydrosols have tremendous therapeutic benefits beyond just a great facial toner– although this really is one fantastic way that many hydrosols can be used.
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Using Essential Oils to Support the Lymphatic System

More and more people are understanding the importance of our lymphatic system in regards to our well-being. The lymphatic system complements the circulatory system and is a crucial player in our ability to ward off disease and heal from injury. Unlike the circulatory system, the lymphatic system does not have a pump to circulate or move the lymphatic fluid. Try these habits to support the lymphatic system, as well as blending with the appropriate essential oils.
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Behind the Scenes at Stillpoint Aromatics

For those of you who know us, you know that we consider essential oils, the plants and trees from which they come, and our relationship with them to be sacred. We, too, have great respect for the farmer/distiller, the growing season, and the distillation process. We are often asked what goes on in our pouring room where not many are invited. Here is sneak peek at our process of how your oils are poured for you.
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Essential Oil Distiller Profile: Meet Kailash Dixit

We are honored to introduce our dear friend and Nepalese distiller, Kailash Dixit. Kailash owns Aarya Aroma, a private farm and distillery in Nepal. He will be one of the very first distillers that we visit when we journey to that part of the globe. Kailash holds a very special place in our heart because he was a huge factor in the birth of Stillpoint Aromatics (although I do not think he even knows it).
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5 Easy Aromatherapy Travel Blends

While traveling is a wonderful experience and an opportunity to grow, it also comes along with some negatives. You may experience jet lag, your immune system can take a hit, and you may come into contact with less than clean lodgings. We like to rely on essential oils to help combat some of these common problems. These are our favorite easy aromatherapy blends to bring along with us. Blend these in 1oz bottles so you can bring them with you wherever you go.
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4 Misunderstood Essential Oils With Powerful Benefits

There are quite a few misunderstood essential oils that many aromatherapists shy away from. By some in the industry they are considered a big No No. We find this to very unfortunate as some of these oils have very powerful benefits. We always tell our students that there are oils that are equivalent in use and safety to vitamin C, and then there are those that are equivalent in use and safety to powerful prescription drugs (not in the addictive sense, but in powerfulness and safety risk).
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Blending for Potential: Essential Oils and Your Second Chakra

Often in aromatherapy, we as aromatherapists are so focused on the physical maladies that plague us. We ask what oils are good for this, what component do I need for this, what scientific research exists for this? We take all of this into account when we are consulting for our clients and our students, but to ignore the energetic body is a big mistake. When both physical and energetic body are taken into account, powerful healing and results happen (when we speak of the energetic body we are referring to the emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies as well as our overall vibration).
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7 Study Tips for Adult Learners

Going back to school may seem intimidating, but it can actually be a rewarding and enriching experience. Learning keeps our brains healthy and active, it can improve self esteem and increase creativity. Most of all, learning something new keeps life interesting. But if you haven’t been to school or taken workshops in awhile, you may need a refresher course on how to effectively study. Here are seven tips to get the most out of your learning experience. Study a little each day. Learning is like stretching for your brain; it’s most effective when you do it every day. Try different
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5 Easy Hikes in Sedona

There are some places in the world so beautiful that a simple outdoor walk can elevate your spirit and soothe your mind. We’re lucky to live in one of those places! Sedona is rich with breathtaking natural vistas, native history and spiritual energy. If you’re visiting the area, we can’t think of a better way to truly experience the magic of Sedona than by enjoying a hike outdoors. Here are five hikes we recommend for beginners.
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Essential Oils That Combat Sun Damage

With warmer weather, we normally gravitate to spending more time outdoors. Beaches, parks and trails are the places our body and spirit long to be, so it is natural that our skin will be exposed to the sun. Even though Florida is known as the “Sunshine State,” Arizona actually has, on average, more sunny days. We are constantly aware of the tremendous sun exposure we receive here, even during the winter months. For that reason, combined with our high elevation, we are always mindful of taking proper care for our skin.
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