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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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essential oils can be uplifting, providing a gentle mental stimulus. It also soothes when a crushed leaf is rubbed on an insect bite. Another favorite of the season is lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, with its aromatic essential oil believed to be useful as a mild analgesic. When used externally, it can relieve aches, itches, and rashes and can be used to treat burns. It's a great general use herb with a clear, sweet scent that can soothe and de-stress the mind, body, and spirit. One of the highest antioxidant levels of all herbs is found in thyme, Thymus vulgaris, which is considered effective against respiratory and digestive infections. A combination of lavender and thyme oils is often used in massage to relax tense muscles and leave one feeling great. P H O T O S B Y B E T H F U R M A N ( T O P & B O T T O M R I G H T ) , R U T H F U R M A N ( B O T T O M L E F T ) top and bottom right: Sage, bottom left: Rosemary 22 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 7 the green scene "high in vitamins and rich in minerals"

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