628 Monmouth Road off 
Wyandotte Street
at Sho art spirit performance Studio
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Natural Origins Inc. 

. . . nature's path to beauty

Moving to 628 Monmouth to SHO STUDIOS. June 2 is our opening date. We will be hosting a hula hoop dance class series and aromatherapy workshops there. See you there!

Aromatherapy Books-New & Used

Awaken to Healing Fragrance by Elizabeth Ann Jones

Written for both lay readers and practitioners, Awaken to Healing Fragrance is divided into three parts structured around the past, present, and future of aromatherapy.

The book contains profiles of prominent female historical figures—from Cleopatra to Elizabeth I—known to have used essential oils for mind, body, and spiritual health.

It also explains the value of aromatherapy today: modern methods for using essential oils—from relaxation practices like massage and facials to treating common conditions like PMS, stress, and a sore throat—and describes how and why they work.

Other features include case studies, research on anti-infectious qualities of the oils and a section on psychoneuroimmunology that shows how essential oils can help restore the mind-body-spirit connection and create balance.

Awaken to Healing Fragrance explores the future of essential oil therapy and how it can be integrated into traditional medical systems. Jones discusses energetic medicine, creating aromatic gardens and establishing integrative medicine clinics where doctors trained in Western medicine would collaborate with alternative therapists such as acupuncturists, nutritionists, and aromatherapists to bring a new consciousness and sense of well-being to healthcare.

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Hydrosols: The Next Aromatherapy by Suzanne Catty

The first book devoted exclusively to aromatic hydrosols--gentle, water-based plant extracts that expand the healing, cosmetic, and culinary applications of aromatherapy. This is a comprehensive resource with more than 100 recipes and formulas for using hydrosols as well as sources of supply.

Hydrosols, or hydrolates, are the pure, water-based solutions created when essential oils are steam distilled. Through this process, a potent, yet subtle form of medicine is created, one that is able to be ingested as well as applied directly to the skin, unlike most pure essential oils.

In fact, hydrosols are considered the homeopathic version of aromatherapy, and as such are ideal for use with children, animals, and those with fragile immune systems.

Catty details the specifics of 67 hydrosols, provides formulas to treat more than 50 health concerns, and offers 40 delicious recipes in which hydrosols can be used. Her section on pets will help owners deal with urinary tract and digestive problems as well as grooming and odor issues. She also shows how hydrosols can be used with other forms of vibrational medicine and with feng shui, geomancy, and dowsing.

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The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt
Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D Explores science’s new biological understanding of essential oils for improved immunity and treatment of degenerative diseases• Explains how essential oils convey the complex natural healing powers of plants, offering scientifically proven advantages over synthetic drugs• Offers revolutionary essential oil treatments to ameliorate the side effects of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments as well as for hepatitis, osteoporosis, liver detoxification, and the prevention of UV damage and melanoma• Presents simple recipes and protocols for strengthening the immune system; for treatment of common ailments, such as colds, flu, herpes, and candida; and for pain management Exploring science’s new biological understanding of essential oils and their advantages over synthetic drugs, renowned aromatherapist Kurt Schnaubelt reveals how the effectiveness of essential oil treatments stems from our common biochemical and cellular heritage with plants. He explains how essential oils preserve a plant’s complex natural life-supporting and immune-building qualities, developed through millions of years of interaction with animals and humans. Reviewing recent research in molecular, cellular, and evolutionary biology, he shows how the multilayered activity of plant essences helps maintain the integrity of our genetic code--the reason why pathogens cannot develop resistance toward essential oils as they do with antibiotics and antivirals--making essential oils a more effective and sustainable form of treatment for a variety of health problems. Laying to rest old arguments over essential oils’ alleged toxicity and whether they can be ingested or used undiluted, Schnaubelt presents simple recipes and protocols for treating and preventing common ailments, such as colds, flu, herpes, and candida, as well as for pain management. Offering new essential oil treatment opportunities for hepatitis, osteoporosis, liver detoxification, and the prevention of UV damage and melanoma, he shows how essential oils can also ameliorate the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments as well as how even home use of essential oils for relaxation or skin care can help build one’s immunity and overall well-being.
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The Bach Flower Remedies by Nora Weeks & Victor Bullen
Flower healing is the simple and natural method of healing through personality by means of wild flowers, discovered by the late Dr Edward Bach, MB, BS, MRCS, LRCP, DPH. He was a great physician who combined compassion for all who suffer, with a deep love for Nature, her trees and plants.

Dr Bach practised for many years as a Harley Street consultant and bacteriologist but gave up his lucrative practice in 1930 to devote his full time to perfecting this system of healing described in full in his booklet The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies.

Nora Weeks and Victor Bullen worked with Dr Bach and it was to them that the responsibility of his work was bequeathed. In 1964, as a tribute to the doctor's work they published this book to share with others the essence of Nature within the Bach Flower Remedies.
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Massage, Aromatherapy & Yoga by Carole McGilvery, Jimi Reed & Mira Mehta
This practical reference series covers everything from health and cooking to popular hobbies and leisure interests. Each book includes step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions.

Carole McGilvery runs a successful marketing and public relations company, specializing in the promotion of natural therapies and charities. Her expertise has been used to launch pioneering products and services, including hospitals, a renowned clinic and several natural therapy units. She is a regular radio broadcaster on philosophy and alternative medicine.

Jim Reed is recognized as one of the worlds most accomplished extreme-wea ther photographers. A veteran full-time storm chaser, he has spent nearly two decades documenting almost every type of phenomena including tornadoes, blizzards, electrical storms, and floods. He has appeared on "Good Morning America, The Today Show," and numerous other TV and radio programs.

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Chemical-Free Yard & Garden
Loaded with practical, in-depth information on safe organic gardening products and techniques, this book combines the knowledge and experience of a team of experts. Includes complete information for organic fertilization and pest control, and easy-to-use alphabetical plant guides offer quick access to hundreds of control recommendations. 80 illustrations. Open this book to almost any chapter, and you'll find fascinating, well-organized know-how on every aspect of gardening organically. Although perhaps a bit daunting for the novice, the book presents the equivalent of a college-level course in ecologically sound garden management. Words of encouragement occur frequently--to balance bad news about pests and diseases, and to guide the hardcore "chemical" gardener out of his or her bad habits. Chapters on specific plants--vegetables, flowers, ornamental trees, shrubs and fruit trees--explain disease problems and list many disease-resistant cultivars for each group. Exact cultural techniques are not provided, but that is beyond the scope of the book. Instead, readers receive sound counsel on soil improvement, fertilizers, weed control, homemade insect sprays and a good deal more. 
For years chemical-free or organic gardening was ridiculed as a radical backwater, but Rodale Press was a never-wavering advocate. Now that environmental, ecological, and health issues have made such gardening fashionable, Rodale continues to lead the way. This compendium, based on earlier editions such as The Organic Way to Plant Protection (1966) and Organic Plant Protection (1976), contains the latest information about biological controls, insect barriers, and the importance of healthy soil. Dealing primarily with pest and disease management, it addresses vegetables, flowers, fruit, trees and shrubs, and lawns, and is complete within its scope. 
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Reflexology: The Definitive Guide by Chris Stormer
This guide shows how common ailments may be treated using reflexology. It deals with physical, mental and spiritual health, covering such topics as, on the one hand, anxiety, depression and obsession, and on the other, living with joy and promoting happiness.
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Reflexology & Complementary Therapies 
Reflexology, shiatsu and other therapies contained in this book do not require the use of any sort of medication. In their own ways they employ the natural healing powers of the body and mind. 
This book is an introduction to the priciples and practices of reflexology, shiatsu and other complementary medicine. Discover how, through utilising the body's natural pain-relieving pressure points, you can alleviate discomfort, illness and stress.
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