Catnip (Nepeta cataria) (flowers, leaves) Binomial: Nepeta cataria L. Botanical Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae), Genus: Nepeta Native Origin: Europe, Asia, Middle East Cultivated: North America (in particular- the USA and Canada) Common Name/s: Catnip, catmint, cat wort, field balm. Botanical Synonyms: Nepeta cataria Plant Part Used: aerial parts (flowers, leaves, stems). Both the leaves and … [Read more...] about Catnip
Chamomile (German) Profile Image: Matricaria chamomilla (German Chamomile in bloom). Copyright 2019: Kelly Holland Azzaro (from our botanical garden) Binomial: Matricaria chamomilla L. Botanical Family: Asteraceae (Compositae) Native Origin: Europe Cultivated: Eygpt, France Common Name/s: Blue Chamomile, Hungarian Chamomile, Mayweed Botanical Synonyms: Matricaria … [Read more...] about Chamomile
I'm writing this post (a bit long, so get a cup of tea) to express my thoughts on the importance of education. Whether for professional use or self-care, education is key to learning how to use aromatherapy and other botanicals safely with both humans and our animal friends. While I chose (and was inspired by my fellow aromatherapy community) to start a Facebook group (Animal Aromatherapy-Safe … [Read more...] about Education is Key-but is social media the place to learn?
Hello Horse and Hooved Animal Lovers. Here's a new graphic with educational information for bug relief tips and for keeping cool during summer heat (can be used with adult humans too;) Enjoy! … [Read more...] about Heat & Bug Relief Tips
Its that time of year again (and for some year-round) when fleas, gnats, mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting insects hit the scene. These two blends have worked successfully for me, my family and animals for many years. Please note that any natural-based blend is not going to be 100% effective as a deterrent. The use of a flea comb with daily inspection of your animal friends skin (including … [Read more...] about Bug Relief Tips
My favorite holiday is here. NOT!!! This has got to be the worst 'celebration' of the year for myself, animals and I'm sure many fellow animal lovers and those that suffer from PTSD. I made a new graphic to share in hopes that it may help others (both people and their animal friends). Wish you all a very calm and safe 4th of July. This information may also be useful for those that are sensitive to … [Read more...] about Fear of Fireworks Relief Tips