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Using Aromatherapy to Bring Joy to Your Home

Aromatherapy has been around for at least 4,000 years, and is known to have been used by the ancient Egyptians for massage, healing, and embalming. But its uses for making our homes enjoyable places to live are just as applicable today as they were during Egyptian times. Scents and Sentiments Although it’s not generally known, […]

Grapefruit Essential Oil

Ananda Apothecary has added Grapefruit essential oil to its line. This is a great uplifting and refreshing oil cold pressed from white grapefruit grown in Florida. Grapefruit essential oil is known for its anti-depressant effects, particularly in situations where one tends to overindulge in food (comfort foods) or chemicals to supress their feelings. Grapefruit oil […]

Fragrance – Is It Natural?

(This is an article about commonly used synthetic fragrance oils – All oils from Ananda Aromatherapy are pure, natural plant essential oils of the highest quality!) 95% of chemicals used in fragrances are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum. It has been estimated that more than 3000 different chemmcials are used in fragrance production. Do these […]

Flowers for the Chakras

A fun and interesting article about flowers, colors, and the chakras: How do you connect chakras, the energy centres of the body in Eastern tradition, and flowers, pretty, ephemeral, bright, cheerful manifestations of nature? By way of color therapy…yoga energy balancing techniques, meditation, and a simple way of making yourself feel better and reenergized even […]

Patchouli Oil – The Counterculture Scent

Patchouli’s History and Uses Ah, Patchouli oil (See Ananda’s Patchouli Oil here) – people seem to love it or hate it. This well know essential oil has a somewhat deserved reputation as the scent of the Hippy generation (according to one source, it’s use began as a mask for the odor of a particularly cherished […]

Amrita Aromatherapy Nebulizer Diffusers

Ananda Apothecary is now carrying Amrita’s Nebulizing Diffusers – Amrita is the leading brand in these diffusers, and at the forefront of diffuser technology. This is liturature courtesy of Amrita: The Ultimate Natural Experience of Essential Oils Immediately create an uplifting, fragrant atmosphere – Diffuse the full spectrum of Nature’s gifts in all their freshness […]

Bach Rescue Remedy Cream

Ananda now offers Bach’s Rescue Remedy formulation in a cream intended for use on damaged or irritated skin. This soothing formula contains the same five flower essences in the original Rescue Remedy: Impatiens, Star of Bethlehem, Cherry Plum, Rock Rose, and Clematis, with the addition of Crab Apple (for its cleansing qualities). Rescue Remedy was […]