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Demystifying Aromatherapy

By Mara Fleishman, May 5, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Mara Fleishman
Have you ever wished you could enjoy a spa right in your own home? Listen and discover how easy it is to: create the perfect relaxing—or energizing—bath; make your own professional quality massage oils; and add aromatherapy to your lifestyle. You’ll also learn the benefits of pure essential oils, and what differentiates them from other oils on the market. Tim Blakey has been an aromatherapist and herbalist for 30 years. He travels extensively doing education and sourcing oils from around the world for Aura Cacia and Frontier.




Lisa G. says ...
Great coverage! It is so important to take the time to relax yourself, and aromatherapy is a simple luxury we should all enjoy!
05/08/2008 7:30:24 AM CDT
Monica says ...
Great podcast, thanks WholeFoods!
05/08/2008 7:31:28 AM CDT
Holly Spencer says ...
This is wonderful. I am hoping I can take a nice relaxing oil bath this Mother's Day! Best wishes to all moms this weekend.
05/08/2008 7:33:23 AM CDT
Cara Blevins says ...
Great to hear this coverage. I have been a believer and made my own oils for the several years. They are great for the Spirit!
05/08/2008 1:15:28 PM CDT
Joan Wright says ...
Nice topic. I love Lavender oil, wonderful smell and it is also great for burns.
05/09/2008 7:48:32 AM CDT
olivia says ...
I have used Aura Cacia products for about 3 years, it was really neat to hear directly from them. Thanks for making this happen! Olivia
05/09/2008 3:22:46 PM CDT
Beth says ...
Actual leaves of herbs and plants directly in the bath or in your house is a great way to relax your senses.
05/12/2008 5:54:39 AM CDT
Jenn says ...
I agree Beth. We use both fresh herbs, oils and candles to set the mood for a bath that will wash the day away.
05/12/2008 8:57:30 AM CDT
John says ...
Thanks Whole Foods for another great podcast! Looking forward to your store in Brooklyn opening.
05/12/2008 9:48:17 AM CDT
Mark Spitz says ...
My wife turned me onto E-oils, and no longer do I use cologne- I'm an herbal oil man now! Thanks for the great coverage.
05/13/2008 5:45:44 PM CDT
Gena C. says ...
Alright! Great to see you cover this topic. There is so much more to your stores then the wonderful food.
05/14/2008 11:18:45 AM CDT
Nora says ...
This topic seems to obvious to me. All things natural smell swell.
06/11/2008 2:41:45 PM CDT
Marcus says ...
Hi: I use eucliptus as air freshner. I usually put 3 to 4 drops on a spray with about 3 ounce water. I spray in the room, but I don't smell the aroma. Could you tell me what is the best application to use eucliptus? thanks
05/04/2010 6:52:35 PM CDT
Dave says ...
Does anyone use any aromatherapy products in a built in spa that shares water with a pool? I wonder if the ingredients can harm the filter system.
12/31/2012 3:21:41 PM CST
Amber Gillim says ...
I have recently learned about the bennefits of healling with oils. I would like to know which ones are favored over others.
01/29/2013 6:53:51 AM CST
Lindsay says ...
Looking for chocolate oil please
01/02/2015 10:33:27 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@LINDSAY - Our exact product options differ between stores. Check with your local store directly to see what they have in stock.
01/02/2015 11:09:36 AM CST