The Meanings of Flowers for Valentine’s Day

How nice, in the middle of winter, to get flowers from a loved one on Valentine’s Day. But did you know that for centuries, specific flowers have carried special meanings? Just what is that bouquet trying to say? Roses, the most popular Valentine’s Day flowers, have always symbolized love. Meaning can also vary with color.…


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Plant Your Own Aromatherapy Garden

    When it comes to using aromatherapy in our lives, we all love the benefits of essential oils, but sometimes we forget to just go outside and savor the incredible scents of aromatic plants. With some simple planning you can create your own aromatherapy garden. Everyone wants a garden that offers visual delights, but…


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Make Your Own Beard Oil

        Looking for a Father’s Day gift for your favorite man with facial hair? Thanks to the Great Beard Revival, mustache and beard products are everywhere these days. But beard oils can be expensive, with some costing more than $30 for an ounce! The good news is that you can make your…



Essential Oils for Cold and Flu Relief

It’s cold and flu season, the season of sneezing, achy joints, fever, coughing, and congestion. Suffering with these symptoms is pretty miserable, but aromatherapy with essential oils can offer wonderful support when you, or a loved one, are sick. Remember, the flu and flu complications can be a serious illness requiring medical attention. Beware of…


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10 Favorite Uses for Lavender Oil

  A lot of people own Lavender oil, but don’t necessarily know how incredibly versatile and useful this oil can be. We’ve collected here ten uses for Lavender that we hope you’ll put to the test in your own life.   Alone or combined with other oils, Lavender is a must for every household. Favorite…


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Mindfulness Meditation and Aromatherapy

Interested in starting a meditation practice?  Mindfulness meditation is a powerful and simple (though not necessarily easy) habit which can help you enhance your physical and emotional health. Combined with aromatherapy, this ancient practice can help you focus and concentrate, deal with stress and anxiety and even help you cope with challenging health problems.


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How to Dilute Essential Oils

Using Essential Oils on the Skin When applying essential oils to the skin, the most important thing to remember is that they should be diluted first. And a lot. For most situations, the percentage of essential oil to carrier should be around 2%. For kids and older folks, the percentage goes even lower (we’ll get…