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Aromatherapy Candles vs. Scented Candles

Many people think candles are either scented or unscented.  However, there are two different types of scented candles – those scented with fragrance oils and those getting their scent from essential oils.

Fragrance oils are not as expensive as essential oils because they are almost always synthetic and may not contain true floral or herbal essence.  Some fragrance oils are a blend of essential and carrier oils, but the concentration of the essential oil varies from brand to brand and scent to scent. Most scented candles use only fragrance oils, not essential oils.

Lavender plantUnlike fragrance scented candles, aromatherapy candles are infused with natural plant essences like flowers, herbs, fruits and other trees and plants.  When lit, aromatherapy candles release a continuous vapor of essential oils into the air, similar to using an aromatherapy oil diffuser. The vapor released by the candle is inhaled into your body and travels throughout your body via your bloodstream.  However, the benefits you receive from the candle are not as potent as the application of the essential oil to your skin or directly inhaled.  Read our blog post, “Aromatherapy – What Is It?”, to learn more about aromatherapy.

Many aromatherapy candles are also less toxic than paraffin candles because they are made from soy, beeswax, vegetable oil or other natural materials. Also, you can burn different aromatherapy candles simultaneously; however the aromas should complement each other.  For example, Jasmine and Lily of the Valley both promote healing, survival and success.  If you would like to relax, you would not burn Lavender and Lemongrass together – Lavender helps relief stress and anxiety while Lemongrass promotes energy.

Burning different fragrance scented candle together usually doesn’t work well due to the synthetic chemicals used to make the fragrances.  Also, some poorly made fragrance candles may smell good but produce very little scent when lit.  The lower the cost of the candle, the lower the quality and amount of fragrance oils used in the candle.  When shopping for a fragrance candle, it is best to purchase name brand candles like Yankee, Woodwick, Bath & Body Works, etc.

ceder-sage-blackberry_candlesSo how do you know the difference?  This is not easy because a candle manufactures may say they are aromatherapy candles yet contain fragrance oils.  This is due to the fact that aromatherapy products are not regulated by the FDA.  The fragrance scented candles have a harsher scent, often trigger allergies or headaches and may cause irritation if the wax gets on the skin.  Also, the name of the scent can be a clue, like sugar cookie, banana bread, birthday cake, etc.  Most aromatherapy candles are not made from paraffin and they contain plant names like lavender, lemongrass, rosemary, etc.  When the aromatherapy candle contains several aromas, these aromas are usually listed, e.g., rose, cinnamon and musk.

If you are looking for the health benefits of essential oils without the high cost, aromatherapy candles are a good alternative.  Seeds of Wellness carries a handmade aromatherapy candle by Sacred Path Candles.  Each candle provides different energy and healing like attracting money, promoting healing, bringing clarity, reducing stress, etc.  Stop into the store or visit our webpage to learn more about these candles.  If you would like to learn more about the fragrance oils and essential oils, please read our blog, “Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil?”.

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Nicotine – Good or Bad?

For years the media, doctors, anti-smoking groups, the FDA, etc. have been telling us that nicotine is bad for us and addictive. But is nicotine the problem?

What does it mean to be addicted to something?  According to the Merriam-Webster definition, addiction is the “compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly: persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.”  However, there is not a scientifically accepted definition for addition.

Smoking CigaretteWhen it comes to nicotine, some people can stop and start the use of it without any problems. On the other hand, some people crave nicotine once they start using it and are unable to stop using it without difficulties. The same can be said for alcohol and many other medications. So is nicotine harmful?

Science has found that the effects of nicotine are similar to caffeine. The evidence that nicotine substantially increases the risk of cancer does not exist. As for cardiovascular disease the risk is minimal. So what is the problem?

The smoke is the enemy of nicotine. The cigarette smoke is that bad part of the cigarette, not the nicotine. This is the reason why the smokeless tobacco alternatives like the Patch, the Nicotine Inhaler, etc. have a lower health risk than cigarettes. Scientific evidence shows that long term users of nicotine without the smoke suffered few medical problems than cigarette users.

Like many chemicals too much nicotine can be fatal. However, users are very rarely exposed to pure nicotine or large dosages of it at one time. Nicotine does have its benefits as well. For some people it helps relief stress, anxiety or panic. Others ability to focus improves resulting in increased productivity.

Learn how you can intact nicotine without the smoke. Go to our web page to learn about electronic cigarettes.

To learn more about nicotine visit “All about Nicotine (and Addiction)” by TobaccoHarmReduction.org, which was used as a resource for this blog.

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Facts About Shea Butter

Where Does Shea Butter Come From?

The nut comes from the Karite tree found in wilds of West Africa. The cream is extracted from the nuts using different methods.

 

What Are the Different Types of Shea Butter Available?

The Karita nut is extracted and processed using a variety of techniques that determine its nourishing qualities:

“• Unrefined (or Virgin) Shea Butter: At the high end of the shea butter spectrum you have a natural, manual extraction process which leaves more of the wonderful raw ingredients in the Shea Butter. This shea butter can vary in color from yellow to gray to even a slight green, and has a smoky, nutty scent. Color, texture, and scent vary depending on the region in which the Karite tree grows. Unrefined shea is very sensitive to changes in temperature and can be difficult to work with. It is not uncommon for products made with this butter to have a bit of a grainy feel to them. Although the grainy part melts the second it touches your skin, you can see why cosmetic companies shy away.

To qualify as unrefined, shea butter must not have passed through any filtering systems using chemicals or other methods that would remove or reduce the natural nourishing components or change its natural properties in any way. Unrefined shea butter is passed through a cheesecloth filter to remove nut skins. As with all nuts, there is a skin between the nut and the shell which can, and does, get into the shea butter as it is being pressed out of the cooked nuts. You may even see some of the nut skin pieces that escaped the cheesecloth in our shea butter products.

Putting lotion on handsRefined Shea Butter: This shea butter has been passed through one or more filtering systems. It may be deodorized using chemicals, or other processes, to remove the natural nutty aroma. It may be bleached, either chemically or as a result of the filtering system used to make it whiter in color. It may have a preservative added to it to prevent it from going rancid since the natural antioxidants and vitamins that normally do this have been removed. The quality of this shea butter depends on the refining system used and there is no standard in place.

• At the other end of the spectrum, the Ultra-refined Shea Butter is usually extracted using solvents, a cheaper and quicker method of extraction. This shea butter has been filtered and re-filtered. It is deodorized, bleached to pure white, and further processed to produce a softer, smoother textured product that is easier for mass production machines to incorporate it into commercial lotions, which is why it is extensively used by the cosmetic industry. Even smaller companies making shea butter products will use this type of shea butter since is cheaper, easier to work with, produces a finer textured product. Also without its natural nutty aroma, will not interfere when scents are added. Ultra-refined shea butter will often have preservatives added since the antioxidants and vitamins that act as natural preservatives have been removed. This over processed product does not retain any of the healing properties that shea butter is known for, other than basic moisturizing. “ (Quoted from Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve Company)

 

What Are the Benefits of Shea Butter?

Pure Enchantment Shea ButterShea butter has been used in Africa for thousands of years to help heal minor skin problems like burns, dermatitis, stretch marks, dark spots, wrinkles, etc. Because shea butter contains cinnamic acid, it helps protect the skin from UV rays. The high concentration of fatty acid and vitamins A and E makes it an effective moisturizer and restores the skin’s elasticity. When shea butter comes in contact with the skin, it melts and is absorbed into the skin unlike other products that stay on the skin’s surface. Therefore, it does not clog pores and allows the skin to breathe.

Rubbing shea butter into sore muscle and joints helps reduce swelling due to its natural anti-inflammatory properties. Our hair also benefits from shea butter when it is used as a hot oil treatment and leave-in conditioner. Shea butter provides moisture because it absorbs easily into the scalp and hair. This makes it an excellent treatment for dry scalp and damaged hair.

Several of our Pure Enchantment products use high quality shea butter. Go to our Pure Enchantment products page to learn more.

Note: Shea butter is not recommend for people allergic to nuts or latex.

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What Did the Goats Milk Say to the Aloe Vera?

“I’m the better moisturizer,” the goats milk replied.

Is this true?  Goat’s milk and Aloe Vera have been used for centuries in a variety of applications. Evidence of their use has been found as far back as Egypt more than 6,000 years ago. Aloe Vera is a succulent plant that grows in hot, dry regions and stores water in its leaves for survival.  Goats milk comes from mother goats, of course.  However the nutrients in their milk come from what they eat – mainly plants. Let’s compare the skin care benefits of the two.

Similar Skin Care Benefits

Goats milk and Aloe Vera have some of the same skin care benefits:

  • Baby goatContain antioxidants and proteins that help reduce and slow down the aging of the skin
  • Provide treatment for acne, psoriasis, eczema and fungal infections
  • Reduce skin inflammation from acne and rashes
  • Help repair skin damage
  • Soothe itching caused by dry skin and minor sunburns
  • Absorbed deeper and quicker into the skin than other moisturizers
  • Provide a protective coating on the skin’s surface, which protects the skin from UV damage and bacteria*
  • Work well with all skin types including sensitive skin
  • Leaves no oily residue on the skin

* Not recommended as a sunscreen replacement

Different Skin Care Benefits

The differences between goats milk and Aloe Vera can be subtle, but they also affect the healing properties they provide.

Goats Milk

  • Soothes the itching caused by dry skin and sunburns
  • Exfoliates (removing old skin cells) and stimulates the skins cells to regenerate resulting in smoother and softer skin
  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, rough skin and uneven pigmentation
  • Provides quick hydration of the skin
  • Helps the skin retain moisture
  • Helps add elasticity to the skin

Aloe Vera PlantAloe Vera

  • Soothes and reduces the itching from bug bites, skin rashes and sunburns
  • Relieves the pain from burns and sunburns as well as prevents the skin from becoming dry and peeling
  • Helps reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks
  • Increases the blood flow to the skin which promotes healing of minor cuts and wounds*

* The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) states that Aloe Vera should not be use on deep cuts, serious wounds, puncture wounds, surgical incisions and if used may deter their healing.

Was the goats milk correct by saying it moisturizes better than Aloe Vera? Yes, it is true.  While both goats milk and Aloe Vera provide many of the same benefits to the skin. Goats milk provides hydration and moisture retention to the skin that Aloe Vera doesn’t provide.  Goats milk also help the old skins cells slough off easier, which helps new skin cells regenerate quickly. Aloe Vera, on the other hand, provides more healing to the skin by reducing pain, inflammation, itching and increased blood flow.

When purchasing goats milk or Aloe Vera lotion, check the ingredient list to be sure they are listed in the first 3 ingredients.  The higher they are listed in the list, the more goats milk or Aloe Vera is contained in the lotion.  For a lotion containing 98% natural ingredients, check out Seeds of Wellness web page for Pure Enchantment skin care products.

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Difference between Commercial and Handmade Bar Soap

There are many varieties of bar soap, but not all bar soap is the same.  There are major differences between commercial and handmade soaps.  The differences begin with how the soap is made and the additives to the soap before it becomes a solid bar.

 

Making Soap

Soap is made from fats or oils and lye.  Most soap are made with the cold process method: heating the fat or oils, slowly adding lye and water mixture until it thickens, adding fragrance and color and then pouring the liquid into molds.  The soap is removed from the molds once hardened, about 24 hours.  After it has cured for about four weeks, it is safe and ready for use.  During the soap making process, the added lye is neutralized by the chemical reaction that turns the fat and lye into soap.

 

Commercial Bar Soap

Washing your hands with bar soap
Much commercial soap is made using the cold process method.  However, instead of pouring the liquid into molds once it thickens, they add salt to the mixture.  The salt causes the liquid to curdle.  The curdled soap floats to the top and is skimmed off the liquid to put into molds.  The remaining liquid is mainly glycerin which is distilled and sold to pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies to make a profit.

By removing the glycerin from the soap, the bar soap is more like a detergent.  A detergent is a surfactant that helps water and oil to combine instead of separating.  This allows a surface to be cleaned with water even if the surface contains oil.  Skin contains oil which is removed when a detergent is used.  Therefore, commercial bar soap dries out the skin because it remove the skins natural oils that provide the body protection from weather, viruses, bacteria and other disease causing substances.

In order for commercial bar soap to provide more moisturizing than drying to the skin, other ingredients need to be added to the soap like lotion and cream.  Many commercial soap ads say “it won’t dry your skin” because they added moisturizers.  These additives also contain many harsh chemicals and chemical preservatives.

 

What Is Glycerin?

Fats (both vegetable and animal) contain glycerin. It is a thick odorless and colorless sweet tasting and low toxicity liquid that is an ingredient in foods, medication, soap, antifreeze and other products.

Glycerin is known for its main property, humectant, the retaining of water.  When glycerin stays on the surface of the skin, it helps seal the moisture in the skin because the moisture cannot be released into the air.

Glycerin is also hygroscopic, meaning it absorbs moisture from the air.  Therefore, it draws water to the skin from the air which increases the amount of moisture in the skin.

 

Handmade Bar Soap

Pure Enchantment handmade soapPeople who make soap can buy unscented glycerin bars or soap bars that they melt down and add their own fragrance and color to the liquid and then put into molds.  However, the amount of glycerin in the soap depends on how much is contained in the initial bar soap being melted down.  If the soap is made from scratch, most are made using the cold process method.

When the soap bars are made from scratch, the glycerin remains in the soap, and the artisan can choose to add natural or artificial fats, oils, fragrances and colors to the final product.  While the handmade soap may not last as long as the commercial soap, it doesn’t contain as many chemical preservatives or other harsh chemicals.

As a consumer, you need to look at the ingredient list of any soap you purchase, even the handmade soap.  The ingredient list of a natural handmade soap shouldn’t contain chemical names like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) or artificial colors like blue number 1.

 

To learn more about natural soap and other natural skincare products, please go to Seeds of Wellness’ Pure Enchantment products webpage.

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What Makes Whole-Leaf Tea Better?

Whole-leaf or loose leaf tea refers to the size of the tea leaves. The main difference between whole-leaf tea and the typical tea bag is the size of the leaf. The less broken tea leaves available in the tea results in more essential oils being retained in the leaves, the basis of the tea’s flavor and aroma. Typical tea bags consist of tiny broken pieces of tea leaves called fannings or dusts. When the leaves are broken up, the essential oil can evaporate quicker resulting in a tasteless tea.

Tea cupWhen you use a whole-leaf tea, the leaves need space to swell, expand, and unfurl to release the essential oils, minerals and vitamins contained within them. Therefore, good water circulation around and through the leaves is important. Do to the size of the typical tea bag, there is not enough room for the leaves to expand which does not allow the water to circulate around the leaves. This results in a less flavorful cup of tea.

Typical grocery store tea bags contain a blend of different types of teas. This is done to help keep the cost of the tea low. The quantity of each type of tea can vary based on the cost of each tea. While the amount of each tea added to the blend may vary, the flavor profile changes very little due to the number of teas blended together. Also, the good leaves are packaged and sold as whole-leaf tea, the left over tea is put into the tea bags.

two leaves and a bud whole leaf teaWhole-leaf tea usually consists of one type of tea from a specific region. This results in changes in flavor from year to year and season to season. Therefore, the time of year the tea is harvested will yield a particular flavor profile. Because the leaves contain more essential oils, some whole-leaf teas can be re-steeped to yield multiple cups of flavorful tea.

Two leaves and a bud tea company has found a way to put whole-leaf tea into a bag that allows the leaves to unfurl and release their full flavor. The pyramid shaped bag also allows the water to circulate through the tea leaves resulting in a rich and flavorful cup of tea.

Stop into Seeds of Wellness and check out the many flavors of two leaves and a bud we have available. Purchase several of one flavor or mix and match the tea bags. We offer black, green, white, red and herbal teas.

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What Is Handwriting Analysis?

With all the CSI dramas on TV, many of us have seen forensic analysis done on a hand written note found at the scene, signature on a document or ransom note given to someone. In these cases, the handwriting is compared to a known sample by a specific person. However, this is not the only form of handwriting analysis.

Handwriting analysis, also known as Graphology, began in the 1870s by a group of French clerics. Over the years multiple scientific research projects have studied the correlation between our brain and our handwriting. The science of handwriting is still being researched and expanded today. Besides being used in forensics, handwriting analysis is also used in counseling, business, jury screening, substance abuse tests to name a few.

What can our handwriting tell us about ourselves?

Handwriting reveals many things about a personWhen you hand write your signature, a note or any other type of communication, your personality is expressed through your handwriting. Over 5,000 different personality traits can be found in our handwriting. Of course, your personal handwriting would not contain all of these traits. Some of the personality traits found include fears, social abilities, emotional state, self-confidence and leadership skills.

The personality traits reflected in your handwriting apply to the time at which you wrote the sample. Like us, our handwriting changes depending on our environment, emotional state and how we are feeling physically while writing the note. However, handwriting analysis is not a form of fortune telling, can not predict the future, does not solve problems or tell the age or sex of the writer.

 

How can handwriting express our personality?

A Handwriting Analyst or Graphologist looks for over 300 different features in your handwriting including the following: Number of handwriting features to analyze

  • How you slant your letters
  • Size of your overall writing and of your loops
  • Legibility of your handwriting
  • How hard you press as you write
  • Alignment of your sentence to the page
  • Spacing of your letters and words

The following are examples of handwriting feature and corresponding personality traits:

  • Slant letters to the right (//) – like to socialize
  • Slant letters to the left (\\) – like to work alone or behind the scenes
  • No slant (||) – logical and practical person that guards your emotions
  • Heavy pressure – strong emotions
  • Light pressure – not very emotional or withdrawn

The features alone are not important. It is the combination of the features and how they interact with each other that provides the Graphologist information about your personality. To get a better understand of handwriting analysis read what the handwriting says about some famous people like Elvis Presley, Mother Theresa and John Gacy by clicking here.

Are you interested in what your handwriting says about you? You don’t need to come into the store. You can receive a phone call about your handwriting analysis.  Contact us at 440-933-7733 about what you need to complete to receive your handwriting analysis over the phone.

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E-liquid Guidelines and Safety

With the increased popularity of electronic cigarettes, the sale of e-liquid or e-juice has also increased.  Many electronic cigarette brands sell pre-filled e-liquid cartridges for customer safety and ease of use.  However, many people purchase e-liquid separately for more control over what they are inhaling and to decrease the cost of using electronic cigarettes.

 

What Is E-liquid?

E-liquid is a nicotine based liquid that carries nicotine to the user of an electronic cigarette when the liquid is heated. This liquid is contained in pre-filled cartridges or purchased in bottles.  All e-liquid contains the following components:

  • Mixing ingredients in a test tubeNicotine: natural addictive chemical released from tobacco leaves. The nicotine is distilled from the leaves to produce the highest purity levels.
  • Flavoring: when nicotine is removed from the tobacco leaves, there is no longer any flavor to the nicotine, so flavor needs to be added to the nicotine liquid. E-liquid comes in a wide variety of flavors usually made with the same flavorings used in foods and candies.
  • Diluents: these additives dilute the nicotine and flavor mixture to reach the strength desired. The diluents also produce the vapor that transports the nicotine and flavor to the electronic cigarette user. The most common diluents are water, propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG).  Both food-grade PG and VG are common food and pharmaceutical additives. E-liquids may contain only PG, only VG or a combination of the two.

E-liquid brands vary in flavor, consistency, throat hit (sensation felt at the back of the throat) and nicotine concentration.

 

Dangers of Liquid Nicotine

Most e-liquid contains liquid nicotine.  Below is a list of dangers cause by nicotine, especially in liquid form*:

  • Classified as a poison
  • Absorbed into the body when swallowed, inhaled or comes into contact with the skin
  • Addictive chemical
  • Effects the nervous system and the heart
  • Combustible when exposed to heat or flames
  • Increases heart rate and blood pressure
  • Irritation and redness of the eyes when exposed to vapor
  • Causes vomiting, abdominal pain, rapid breathing, headache, confusion during early stage of nicotine poisoning (Call 911 if these symptoms occur before symptoms become more severe
  • Irritation and redness to the skin)
  • Cause death after severe exposure

* Read more about nicotine dangers and emergency response safety.

 

E-liquid Handling Guidelines

When using e-liquid, handle with care and keep in mind these guidelines:Brown glass bottles with droppers

  • Keep cartridges and e-liquid bottles away from children and animals at all times**
  • Lock up bottles and cartridges when not in use if children come into or live in your home**
  • Do not let anyone under the age of 18 handle e-liquid
  • Do not drink, ingest, eat, swallow, taste, inject or soak you skin in e-liquid
  • Wear non porous gloves if possible when handling e-liquid
  • Never allow the e-liquid to touch your skin because the nicotine will be absorbed by your skin
  • Wash skin immediately with soap and water for several minutes when e-liquid comes in contact with your skin and contract poison control
  • Keep e-liquid away from direct sunlight, heat and fire because many of its ingredients are highly flammable
  • Store e-liquid in a cool, dry and dark place to retain flavor and prevent spoilage of the ingredients
  • Clean up spills wearing non porous gloves and dispose of contaminated materials properly
  • Treat e-liquid contaminated items as toxic waste and contact your local authority for proper disposal of items

Note: We do not guarantee your safety even if you follow these guidelines.

**A small amount of e-liquid can cause severe harm, health issues or death to children and animals.  Seek medical assistance immediately if ingested by a child or animal.

There are many places online to purchase e-liquid made overseas and in the USA.  Some bottles come in child resistant packaging with warnings on the label.  Please be sure follow the guidelines above when handling e-liquid and do not leave it inside your car during hot weather.

 

Seeds of Wellness carries DuraSmoke e-juice, Hold Fast e-liquid and Seeds of Wellness e-juice, high quality American made e-liquids.  The plastic bottles are child resistant and Batch Code Tracking for safety. Go to our web page to learn more about Seeds of Wellness e-juice, Hold Fast E-liquids and DuraSmoke e-juice.

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Essential Oil or Fragrance Oil?

People ask for essential oils, but most of the time they actually are looking for fragrance oils. Both oils come in a variety of scents, but how the oil is made and how it is used is different.

Lavender plantsWhen flowers, herbs, roots, etc. are distilled with no carrier oil added, the resulting products are called genuine essential oils. Because these oils are pure distillations, they can be very expensive due to the large amount of plants needed to produce a small amount of oil. This is especially true for some essential oils that can be added to food or beverages. Also, natural does not mean they are 100% safe. The affects on the body can be both good and bad, so it is important to learn about the herbs and oils you are using. While these oils can be expense, a little oil goes a long way since they are very concentrated. Therefore, the oils need to be diluted before using them either in water or a neutral oil like olive, almond or grapeseed oil.

Fragrance oils, on the other hand, are not as expensive as essential oils because they are almost always synthetic and may not contain true floral or herbal essence. Some fragrance oils are a blend of essential and carrier oils, but the concentration of the essential oil varies from brand to brand and scent to scent. While some fragrance oils can be used on the skin, hair and some craft items, their sole purpose is to produce an aroma.

Unlike essential oils, fragrance oils have a consistent aroma and are not affected by climate, season or location of the raw materials. However, the ingredients included in fragrance oils do not have to be disclosed to the public. Therefore, if you are sensitive to fragrances and/or certain chemicals, you are more likely to have a negative reaction to fragrance oils than essential oils. Due to being copies and mimics of natural scents, fragrance oils have no health benefits and do not dissolve well in water.

If you are looking for oils just for their aroma, fragrance oils are the best choice. The aroma lasts longer, and it is less expensive. If you are looking for oils for aromatherapy, therapeutic reasons or you are chemical sensitive, essential oils are your choice.

Seeds of Wellness carries essential oils. Choose from a selection of oils, single and special blends, to care for your family’s everyday health needs.

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Homeopathic Medication – What is it?

More than 200 years old, homeopathy is based on the idea that specific natural substances are able to stimulate the body’s healing mechanisms, resulting in self healing. Although homeopathy is the second most used form of medicine worldwide, allopathic or traditional medicine is most common in the U.S.

 

Homeopathy

What is homeopathyThe foundation of homeopathy is “like treats like and less is more.” To prevent causing or increasing symptoms, the ingredients are highly diluted to remind the body to heal itself. Vaccination and allergy shots are a form of homeopathy. As long as the right homeopathic remedy is taken, healing will occur. It can take time to find the natural ingredients that match all the symptoms and promote healing within the body.

 

Safety

Homeopathy is safe and normally based on natural ingredients. It works in harmony with the body and is not addictive. Once relief is felt, the treatment is stopped because homeopathy addresses the cause, not the symptoms. Homeopathic medications are safe for ages 2 and up.

It is recommended that children under 2 years old and women who are pregnant or nursing consult a health care professional before starting a homeopathic medication.

 

FDA-Regulated

Homeopathic medicines are prepared and marketed in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Compliance Policy Guide No. 7132.15. Manufacturers of homeopathic medicines are registered with the FDA and licensed by state regulatory agencies.

Homeopathic products are required legally to tell you the benefits and indications of such products, unlike supplements which cannot. The FDA does require that homeopathic remedies meet certain legal standards for strength, purity, and packaging. Only products for self-limiting conditions (minor health problems like a cold or headache that go away on their own) can be sold without a prescription. Most natural products and vitamins are not FDA-Regulated.

Sprayology productsHomeopathic medication treats the whole person unlike traditional medication. Many natural ingredients treat a variety of symptoms. However, no one knows exactly how homeopathy works. Some homeopathic medications work quickly, while others require regular use before healing is noticed.

 

Seeds of Wellness carries homeopathic medications made by Sprayology to their store. These sprays are FDA-regulated, doctor formulated and work faster and more completely than pills. Since you spray them under your tongue, they are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. Stop in or call to learn more about homeopathic oral sprays by Sprayology.

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