Aromatics International Blog

Practical Hydrosol Applications – Part 1

Karen Williams on February 21, 2012

Hydrosols are the first part of the distillate waters from the steam distillation of plants as stated by Ann Harman. Also known as hydrolates or floral waters, hydrosols have a wide variety of applications. Read on to discover some of the remarkable ways that I have used hydrosols this winter!

Aromatics International Joy in January Winners!

Karen Williams on January 19, 2012

“Joy” in January has been a 3 day event hosted by The Natural Perfumers Guild, an association of perfumers, suppliers and associates dedicated to the use of 100% natural aromatics.

Soak Away Seasonal Affective Disorder (Joy in January)

Karen Williams on January 19, 2012

While light therapy is the most common treatment for SAD, a holistic approach incorporating essential oils is recommended for best results. Along with increased exposure to light, regular exercise, and good nutrition, an aromatic bath before bedtime can greatly enhance sleep and provide a psychologically rejuvenating experience.

Energize! Seasonal Affective Disorder (Joy in January series)

Karen Williams on January 17, 2012

We have learned that essential oils can make a transformative difference in improving quality of life during the cold winter months. The appropriate use of essential oils can relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) that often causes varying degrees of depression, a general loss of energy, and insomnia or restlessness at night.