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Geranium Essential Oil April 11, 2017 10:30

Geraniums on our window sills, or in window boxes are beautiful and fragrant, but it is the geranium leaves that are steam-distilled to produce this lovely floral, green essential oil. 

Like all flower oils, geranium is an antidepressant and antiseptic essential oil. It is a powerful astringent, and speeds healing. It is used in skin care, for its delightful perfume, astringent and balancing properties. 

Geranium has stimulating effect on lymphatic system and produces a diuretic action, so is valuable in treatment of cellulitis, fluid retention and oedema (swelling) of the ankles. The two properties reinforce each other in helping the body eliminate fluids more efficiently, having a tonic effect on both the liver and kidneys. It has been used to treat jaundice, kidney stones and urinary tract infections.

The oil is used in insect repellents, and room sprays, to keep house free of flying insects, and as a natural fragrant deodorizer. 

 

Source: Egypt


Cabin Blend ~ The latest & greatest! February 20, 2017 12:29

Bring forest fragrance into your home year round! Balsam Fir, Cedarwood & Cedar Leaf essential oils combined (10 ml concentrate). Diffuse a few drops in steaming water, in plug-in or tea light diffuser. 


Aroma-Mist for Respiratory Problems January 5, 2017 07:00

Years ago Pharmasave approached me to reproduce a product they could no longer import from Europe. People with asthma, and other respiratory problems, needed a mist to help clear the airways. Mari's Gold Aroma-Mist was created, and deemed a success by both the store and it's customers. Essential oils of pine, lavender, peppermint and rosemary are combined and infused in alcohol, in a strong ratio dilution, bringing instant relief to clogged sinuses. The mist may be sprayed in the air, onto a handkerchief or pillow, then inhaled deeply. 

This winter the essential oil concentrate in the same Aroma-Mist blend has been created and now available, with the increasing popularity of diffusers. An invigorating scent of high alpine balsam fir is the predominant fragrance, and certainly clears the airways! This unique and powerful respiratory aid is available at Pharmasave Salmon Arm, B.C., or online at www.marisgold.com    


Tomb Raiders - Protection from Infection November 30, 2016 13:22

Tomb Raiders (Traditional Thieves Recipe)

Clove, Eucalyptus, Cinnamon, Lemon, Rosemary

The name for this traditional recipe is attributed to thieves who raided homes of the sick and dying - those afflicted with the Bubonic Plague (also known as the Black Death) in France in the 15th century. These thieves and grave robbers remained healthy and immune to the bacteria which caused the death of 60% of the population of Europe, during the Middle Ages. Needless to say, this is a highly effective and powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral essential oil blend.

Mari's Gold has recently added this popular product to her natural healing line, as MANY people have asked for it. It comes diluted (1:4) in calendula oil ready to apply. Rub on chest to alleviate congestion, on joints to alleviate pain and inflammation, or apply behind ears and on soles of feet to increase immunity and alleviate cold/flu symptoms.

Also available in concentrated form (10 ml dropper) for diffuser to disinfect home, and clear air of germs.and bacteria.  Tomb Raiders Concentrate may be added to water and used to wipe cutting boards, kitchen counter, stove top, light switches, door knobs, shower walls and bathroom fixtures.

NOTE: Just like with any essential oil, never apply undiluted. Do not ingest essential oils unless you are working with a qualified, expert practitioner


Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt) Bath October 3, 2016 09:56

Do you get leg cramps in the middle of the night? Do you jump out of bed, stretch out your calf.. point your toe to your nose to alleviate the pain? Those leg cramps can be associated with magnesium deficiency. A bath soak with Mari's Gold Bath Salts (especially right before bed) can be a quick and simple solution. 

Magnesium sulfate, commonly known as epsom salt, is a mineral. It works by replacing magnesium in the body and increasing water in the intestines.

Low magnesium levels can be caused by alcoholism, severe diarrhea, poor diet, or high calcium levels. Symptoms include fatigue, muscle cramps or spasms.

A bath soak with epsom salts may help to relieve sore muscles, alleviate cramps, draw out splinters, and ease the pain of sprains and bruises.

Great dietary sources of magnesium to increase your daily intake include almonds, spinach, cashews, peanuts, whole grains, brown rice, soy milk, plain yogourt, oatmeal, potatoes (skin on) and avocados. 


Turmeric for Pain and Inflammation (recipe for Golden Milk included) September 6, 2016 09:50

Turmeric ... this humble spice, traditionally used in North America for pickling & preserving, has been used for centuries in India and China for reduction of arthritic pain and inflammation. Bright yellow in colour, turmeric is part of the ginger family.

Mari's Gold Aromatherapy created a new natural healing product in 2015, Turmeric Arthritis Rub, with turmeric, black pepper, camphor, cedar leaf & ginger in a salve base, easy to apply, providing warmth, comfort and pain reduction to sore joints & muscles.

Health Benefits of Turmeric: anti-inflammatory, aids digestion, anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial, blood purifier, aids memory & brain function

Turmeric is especially beneficial when ingested. Drinking "Golden Milk" is one of the best ways to incorporate turmeric in one's diet. Satisfying, warming and delicious! 

Golden Paste:

1/2 cup turmeric powder, 1 cup water, 1.5 tsp black pepper, 5 tbsp coconut oil

In stainless steel pot, cook water, turmeric, black pepper until it forms a thick paste, stirring & cooking about 7-10 mins. Remove from heat, whisk in coconut oil. Transfer to glass jar with lid, store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Use to make Golden Milk, add to smoothies, salad and pasta dressings, etc. 

Golden Milk:

1 tsp Golden Paste, 2 cups milk, vanilla, cinnamon, honey (optional to taste).

In stainless steel pot, gently heat, but do not boil, 2 cups milk with 1 tsp Golden Paste. Use whisk to stir. Add optional vanilla, honey and/or cinnamon. 


Mari's Gold Summer Concentrate June 23, 2016 14:00

Mari's Gold Summer Concentrate is a must-have, take-everywhere-you-go kind of product! The peppermint, lavender, citronella and lemongrass will keep you feeling fresh and alert during summer heat.. effective for sunburn, headache, nausea and bug bites. A few drops may be added to your favourite body lotion or suntan oil, or add 20 drops concentrate to 30 ml water to economically refill your green mist bottle.  Diffuse a few drops (in water) over tea light candle or in diffuser on porch or patio.. your guests will love it, and the insects won't!

X-Strength Oil.. "Works like a charm!" March 21, 2016 15:08

"When I was a cook at a tree-planting camp I discovered just how effective Mari's Gold Summer Body Oil X-Strength is!! I buy a new one, at the beginning of summer, each year. It works like a charm!" ~ Ushi, Enderby, B.C.

"It's Grandma's 'Cozy Bag' !!" January 28, 2016 12:15

My daughter called me the other day. Kate (my 4 year-old granddaughter) was just over flu and Emily was laying on the couch with what appeared to be another bout of strep. Kate was trying to help her sister feel better. Not being able to say "Wheatberry Bag".. she ran over to Emily with comfort and warmth in her hands, saying "It's Grandma's Cozy Bag" !! Ash & I loved it! Other friends and family agreed! "Cozy" is one of our favourite words.. and quickly describes just what these bags are for.. warm, cozy healing. Hence the formal product name change today. Thanks Kate! I love the new name! And, I love you too!

Keep It Simple! January 4, 2016 11:36

As a new year begins, my personal credo is to "keep it simple". All things are done well, when we are comfortable, not overwhelmed, in a natural rhythm and flow, and generally that means "less is best". Through my practice as an aromatherapist, I have moved to a more natural lifestyle, reduced stress, adopted a natural flow of "ease and grace" and seek organic solutions. Balance is the key.. in diet, exercise, work, health and play.

Happy New Year 2016 !!

Keep it Simple! Enjoy Life! 

Let things fall into a natural order.. seek organic solutions.. and stress less.


Keeping Healthy With Essential Oils in Winter December 7, 2015 14:42

Use of essential oils, throughout the winter, is a great way to purify and freshen indoor air. ALL essential oils are antiseptic! Diffuse essential oils in steaming water on your stove, or over a tea-light candle, or add a few drops to your commercial diffuser. Essential oils offer natural and healthy aroma to your home, office, or work place. Mari's Gold Yule Blend is very popular this time of year.. with pine, frankincense, orange & juniper.. it brings that fresh winter forest smell into any atmosphere. A few drops on tree skirt will make any artificial Christmas tree smell natural... or add a few drops to your Christmas wrap of gift bags. Stay safe and Happy Holidays everyone.. :)

Yoga Mat Mist November 15, 2015 10:04

Yoga Mat Mist is the "latest & greatest" of Mari's Gold Products to hit the shelves! There has been a lot of interest & positive feedback for this product, especially from the local Salmon Arm Yoga Studios. Students, owners, and instructors alike LOVE the uplifting high-note medley of camphor, mints and cedar leaf essential oils, grounded with base notes of cinnamon and ginger. This antiseptic blend is mist-ready in distilled water, to cleanse and freshen your yoga mat.. help transport your mind, body and spirit to a higher realm.  A 10 ml bottle of concentrate is available for economic refill, by adding your own water, refilling 60 ml mist 6 or 7 times.

Freshen you space, face.. and personal space with this unique blend.. Mari's Gold Yoga Mat Mist .. today !!

 


Turmeric Has Many Health Benefits October 7, 2015 09:42

Turmeric seems to be all the rage lately... and for good reason. This humble spice, traditionally used in North America for pickling & preserving, has been used for centuries in India and China for reduction of arthritic pain and inflammation. Bright yellow in colour, turmeric is part of the ginger family. Mari's Gold Aromatherapy is pleased to launch a new natural healing product, Turmeric Arthritis Rub, with turmeric, black pepper, camphor, cedar leaf & ginger in a salve base, easy to apply, providing warmth, comfort and pain reduction to sore joints & muscles.

Health Benefits of Turmeric: anti-inflammatory, aids digestion, anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial, blood purifier, aids memory & brain function

Turmeric is especially beneficial when ingested. Drinking "Golden Milk" is one of the best ways to incorporate turmeric in one's diet. Satisfying, warming and delicious! 

Golden Paste:

1/2 cup turmeric powder, 1 cup water, 1.5 tsp black pepper, 5 tbsp coconut oil

In stainless steel pot, cook water, turmeric, black pepper until it forms a thick paste, stirring & cooking about 7-10 mins. Remove from heat, whisk in coconut oil. Transfer to glass jar with lid, store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Use to make Golden Milk, add to smoothies, salad and pasta dressings, etc. 

Golden Milk:

1 tsp Golden Paste, 2 cups milk, vanilla, cinnamon, honey (optional to taste).

In stainless steel pot, gently heat, but do not boil, 2 cups milk with 1 tsp Golden Paste. Use whisk to stir. Add optional vanilla, honey and/or cinnamon. 

 

 

 

 


Natural Healing Salves September 1, 2015 13:42

September has arrived! Time to prepare for colder days and nights, dry skin, and chapped lips. Mari's Gold Aromatherapy is happy to provide you with what you need -- moisturizing, unique creations of Foot Balm, Cold & Muscle Rub, Calendula Salve and Lip Balm. These products are made in small batches, always fresh. Thanks for visiting our website!

Summer Products - Google Map Store Locator July 10, 2015 15:13

Happy Summer 2015 everyone! Mari's Gold Summer Products with peppermint, lavender, citronella, lemongrass available at many retailers.. view our stores page to find the store closest to you.


Home & Garden April 20, 2015 12:57

Tis the season for all things creepy-crawly to invade our space. Winged insects, especially the stinging variety, are particularly annoying. Many essential oils act as a deterrant for such pesky critters. Peppermint,  in particular, is effective to keep insects, like ants, at bay. Drop a few drops along your window sill or screen door base to discourage their entry. The house will smell fresh and clean, the mint fragrance will liven up any mood, and beat the heat or summer fatigue. Try a few drops on a porch fan.. this should give fresh, cooling effect to your outdoor space. Lovely!

Infusing Calendula March 5, 2015 17:17

Fresh infusion of calendula petals in sunflower oil today. It is a Full Moon today and this infusion will sit on my window sill for one month, or one moon cycle. I love to do things with purpose, intent, positivity and joy. Today feels like the perfect day for this creative activity.

Cold & Muscle Products January 3, 2015 08:33

Cold & Muscle Rub was created as a Vap-o-Rub alternative with natural ingredients and calendula salve base, not a petroleum-type base. Essential oils of camphor, peppermint, eucalyptus, cinnamon, cedar & ginger combine to make a nice-smelling, effective decongestant and analgesic balm.  Rub on chest, back, sinuses, and bottom of feet, for penetrating warmth and comfort... to prevent, or rid your body of cold and flu. This is the strongest, most therapeutic product Mari makes.. in small batches and fresh every time! Cold & Muscle Mist and Concentrate are also available for aerial application, or diffusion in steam or tea-light diffuser. From children to the elderly, this product is popular, safe, soothing.. and it works! Please enjoy, and stay healthy.. naturally!

Diffusing Essential Oils December 9, 2014 07:35

Diffuse essential oils in steaming water on your stove, or over a tea-light candle, to purify indoor winter air. Essential oils are antiseptic & most are antibacterial as well, so adding some to the air you breathe is a great idea! Essential oils offer natural aromas too.. nothing synthetic or perfumy. Personally I like adding a few drops of Cold & Muscle Rub Concentrate to boiling water each morning. The camphor, menthol & ginger sure smells great & keeps us all healthy!

Home Spa Kit November 2, 2014 06:32

Why not create, and enjoy, your own spa experience... right at home? Mari's Gold Home Spa Kits provide you with the necessary ingredients... bath salts, essential oil concentrate and massage & bath oil. Relax your mind and moisturize your skin as you immerse yourself in a warm aroma-bath, followed by soothing massage. Popular & thoughtful gift idea as well. All for $20. Choose from Comfort, Joy or Tranquility.

MOVE! Changes Name to SUMMER PRODUCTS July 18, 2014 14:53

In June 2014 Health Canada requested a name change to popular product called Mari's Gold MOVE! (as it sounds too much like "OFF!" they said).. to something "less suggestive".. and so Mari's Gold SUMMER Body Oil, Mist and Concentrate was born.

 

No reference to pest control is allowed on products, without being registered as a pesticide by Health Canada. Once the name was changed, labels were revised to indicate alternate uses to Mari's Gold SUMMER PRODUCTS.

 

These are the same great products that has been available since 2000. They are all natural, re-vitalizing during summer heat, with essential oils of peppermint, lavender, citronella & lemongrass. Massage the oil into skin to moisturize while sun-tanning. Oil and mist are soothing for headaches, sunburn, skin irritations and after-bite. Refill mist with economical concentrate or freshen air on porch or picnic table by diffusing concentrate in steaming water... over tealight candle.. or in fondue pot.

 

 


Foot Care April 2, 2014 06:01

Spring is a busy time! Everyone is out there.. running, biking, walking.. and our feet can take a real beating. Some occupations require standing for long periods of time.. and some sports, like running and dancing, place a lot of strain on the feet. Blisters can become infected, but 1 drop of lavender oil on an open blister, will stop it from becoming infected.  

Massage the feet to keep them supple and free from injury. Mari's Gold Foot Balm has been formulated with soothing calendula and hypericum oils, shea butter, vit E.. and antiseptic and refreshing essential oils of peppermint, spearmint and wintergreen.

A soothing soak in warm water with bath salts, epsom salts, baking soda with a few drops of essential oils, or few drops of Mari's Gold Foot Oil, will leave feet feeling clean, soft, and pampered. Well-cared for feet will support our physical activity and help withstand the pressure placed on the 26 bones in each foot.

For deep heel cracks, apply Mari's Gold Nature's Nursemaids following a foot soak, massage Mari's Gold Foot Balm or Foot Oil into feet,  then cover with bandaid and clean socks. The calendula-infused glycerin has proven to repair.. soothe & comfort deep cracks in skin.

Just be sure to take care of your feet and they will take care of you!

 

 


Sore Throat Remedies February 22, 2014 06:44

A sore throat is an aggravating thing. It can indicate the onset of cold or flu. It can indicate a blocked throat chakra.. or precede something serious like laryngitis or strep throat. Steam inhalation of essential oils in boiling water (make a tent with a towel over your head) will bring relief to sore throat, sinus & chest congestion. Tea tree & lemon are effective, antiseptic and antibiotic essential oils.. available in 10 ml bottle. Mari's Gold Sore Throat Gargle has been designed for this purpose. Add a few drops to water and gargle for instant relief. Repeat several times a day, especially before bed. Natural remedies are the best way to doctor yourself or family at home.. thereby avoiding prescribed medication, if possible.

Freshen indoor air with essential oils... December 19, 2013 11:19

Mari's Gold Yule Blend is a delightful blend of pine, orange, frankincense, cedarwood, juniperberry & clove essential oils. Simply spray the mist, or add a few drops of concentrate to water to freshen indoor air. It is quick and easy to add a few drops.. or any essential oils to simmering water over kitchen or wood stove... resulting in a lovely, purifying fragrance in a matter of minutes. Keep flu and cold bugs at bay.. naturally.. with use of antiseptic and anti-biotic essential oils. Mari's Gold Yule Blend allows you to bring crisp, clean outdoor fragrance indoors..  all winter long.

 

Available in Yule Blend Concentrate(10 ml) or Yule Blend Air Freshener (60 ml green spritzer)

Add 10 - 15 drops Yule Blend Concentrate to water & heat in diffuser for hours of enjoyment

Add a few drops to candles or potpourri; add 40 drops concentrate to water to refill spritzer