ate risk), mucous membrane irritant (low risk). May contain safrole. Maximum dermal use level 1.0% based on safrole content. Maximum dermal use level 0.6% based on 87% eugenol content. Avoid use with children under the age of six years of age.

Ginger Fresh Root (Zingiber officinale)

Scent: Warm, spicy, sweet. Action: Aphrodisiac, warming, stimulates digestion, energy tonic. Cautions: Although Tisserand does not list any cautions I recommend exercising care and respect when using ginger essential oil as it is a known skin irritant. For skin applications use in a weak dilution of less than 1%.

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrh)

Scent: Warm, radiant, spicy. Action: Restorative, promotes spiritual and emotional well-being. Cautions: May be fetotoxic, due to B-el- emene and furanodiene content. Please avoid myrrh essential oil (all routes) during pregnancy and lactation.

Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)

Scent: Fresh, sweet, citrus-y. Action: Promotes happiness, eases ten- sion.

Cautions: Skin sensitization if oxidized, recommend refrigeration. May cause photo-sensitivity. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight or sunlamp after skin application for 12 hours.

Patchouli (Pogostemon cabin)

Scent: Earthy, sweet, exotic, sensual, warm, radiant. Action: Aphrodisiac, promotes sexual at- tractiveness. Cautions: Drug interactions, may inhibit blood clotting. Low risk allergen does not require dermal use restriction.

Black Spruce (Piscea mariana)

Scent: Fresh, balsamic, woody. Action: Inspires passion for life. Cautions: Skin sensitization if oxidized, recommend refrigeration.

Tangerine (Citrus reticulata) Scent: Sweet, fresh, fruity.

Gina Davis, FNP-C Gina Davis is a Board-Certified

Blending some of your favorite es- sential oils is a great way to create a warm and inviting home for you and your guests. Below are a few of my favorite’s I have created over the years! Don’t be afraid to play and see what you can create. Think about some of your best holiday memories and the scents that create that feeling of love, happiness and warmth for you and your family and let essential oils do the rest!

Gingerbread Blend 3 drops Ginger

3 drops Cinnamon Leaf 2 drops Cardamom 1 drop Clove Bud

Winter Spiced Chai Blend 3 drops Cardamom

Autumn Spice Blend 4 drops Orange, Sweet 3 drops Ginger

3 drop Cinnamon Leaf

Cozy Home Blend 3 drops Cinnamon 2 drops White Fir 2 drops Clove Bud

Amber M. LaBorde is a Clinical Aroma- therapist & Co-Owner at Botanically Rooted, a supplier of essential oils and other related aromatherapy products and an educator in the field of aromatherapy. Visit or tele- phone 336.294.7727 for more informa- tion. See ad on page 17.

Action: Uplifting, promotes fresh, peaceful state of mind. Cautions: Skin sensitization if oxidized, recommend refrigeration. May cause photo-sensitivity. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight or sunlamp after skin application for 12 hours after use.

Ylang-ylang III (Cananga odorata)

Scent: Sweet (less intense than other frac- tions), floral, balsamic, exotic, sensual, earthy. Action: Stimulates feelings of enjoyment and self-confidence. Cautions: Skin sensitization (moderate risk). Avoid use with disease or damaged skin, and children under two years of age. Maximum dermal use level 0.8%.

2 drops Cinnamon Leaf 2 drops Clove Bud 1 drop Ginger

Orange Spice Blend 2 drops Cardamom 4 drops Orange, Sweet

Apple Pie

2 drops Clove Bud 2 drops Cinnamon Leaf 2 drops Ginger 1 drop Nutmeg

Thankful Heart Blend 2 drops Ginger 2 drops Coriander 1 drop of Clove Bud 2 drops Cinnamon Leaf Gina Davis, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been a nurse since 2003 and has specialized in diabetes management for the past10 years. She is commit- ted to helping others achieve their health potential physically, emo- tionally, and spiritually using a ho- listic approach.She is excited to help those looking to enhance their over- all health for thyroid, bioidentical hormones, autoimmune diseases, and many other issues. Let her help you to achieve Health as it Ought to Be.

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