Wednesday, November 14, 2001
A change was made during the editing process, and my article "Flowers' Power" (Nov. 10) implied that essential oils used in aromatherapy and the flower essences that I made from wildflowers of the Columbia River Gorge are the same thing. They are very different and I wish to clarify that. I feel it is very important to preserve the wildflowers that grow here.
Essential oils, like Lavender, are grow around the world and are made by steam-distilling or cold-pressing large quantities of plant. Essential oils are fragrant, volatile and very concentrated "oils" used in massage oil, misters, and for aromatherapy.
Flower essences or flower remedies made from wildflowers are what is called vibrational medicine. They are made by placing one blossom (or none in the case of rare wildflowers) in water and infused with sunlight. They are often taken internally as drops on the tongue or in a glass of water. They have no fragrant and they work on the body's subtle energy system to restore balance.
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‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge