Essential Oils 101

3 MINUTE READ Aromatherapy has gained a lot of attention and popularity in the last 5 years. Being naturally derived from plants, essential oils can be an excellent way to take advantage of the plants medicinal properties. What is the process? The most common processing of essential oil is through the steam distillation method. Essential … Continued

As the page turns…

3 MINUTE READ As the page turns I am feeling nostalgia from my time here at Amara. I have been a part of Amara and took on the role of the Front Desk Manger for close to two years. Many of you don’t yet know, I am not always a sharer :), but I wanted … Continued

New Client Spring Special

Spring Special! All new guests at Amara will receive a free welcome gift! Clients may choose from a hand blended herbal tea or soothing floral salt soak. New guests can also book their first treatment and save $10 on our regular 60 minute rate when booking Monday – Friday between the hours of 9:30-12:45.  If you are … Continued

5 Ways to Practice Self Love

3 MINUTE READ We hear it often, how important it is to love ourselves. Although Self-love means something different to every person, there are ways in which we can practice self-love. Slowly and with practice, you can learn, adapt and integrate expressing self love through acts of self care over time. Below are some of … Continued

Herbal Gift Making: DIY Bath Salt

2 MINUTE READ With Christmas right around the corner, last minute, easy DIY gifts are a must! Bath salts are a simple, easy, inexpensive and beautiful gift to give to anyone during the winter months. Plus they are so fun to make! I will share with you some of my favorite combinations but feel free … Continued

4 herbal allies to aid in this cold and flu season!

3 MINUTE READ   Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) The Elder Flower Plant has been an important herb for the common cold/flu for centuries. Research done by the German Commission E found that Elder has the ability to alleviate symptoms of the common cold and has the ability to shorten the duration of a cold or flu … Continued

Herb Series: Lemon Balm the Peacemaker

2 MINUTE READ Lemon Balm (Melissa officialis) Family: Lamiaceae, Mint family Parts used: leaves   Lemon Balm is one of my closest herbal allies. Gentle and calming, Lemon Balm can come in a time of need and help to ease you into transition. Through my personal experience I have found Lemon Balm to calm nerves, … Continued

Herb Series: Dandelion, the all-powerful garden “weed”

3 MINUTE READ When spring rolls around Dandelion seems to be a hot topic of conversation. Any time someone talks about weeding Dandelions I have to admit, I wince a little. With its popular reputation as an overtaking weed, it’s not often recognized for its powerful medicinal properties. Through my personal experience I find Dandelion … Continued

5 Herbs that can help you to de-stress!

3 MINUTE READ 1. Lemon balm • Historically used as a gentle tranquilizer and antidepressant and a lifter of moods (1). • Calmer of the nerves, the ultimate mood stabilizer. Lemon balm is my herb of choice for any stress related nerves. Through my experiences Lemon Balm has a way of bringing you back down … Continued

Herb Series: Get to know Spearmint

3 MINUTE READ Spearmint Latin Name: Mentha spicata Family: Lamiaceae (Mint Family) The smell of Spearmint “rejoiceth the heart of man” I’ve always been drawn to the mint family, even prior to becoming an herbalist. I often found myself drinking peppermint tea and growing loads of basil every year, even at the age 12. I … Continued

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