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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…

Aromatherapy Resources

Top Five Aromatherapy Resources

We get a lot of questions from new aromatherapy enthusiasts, and while our website offers a ton of information, we also have some favorite blogs and resources that we’d like to share with you.  There’s a lot of misinformation on the web, unfortunately, and it can be hard to know what and who to believe.…

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How to Use Neem Oil for Plants

How to Use Neem Oil in Your Garden Neem oil is pretty amazing stuff. In this blog, we’ll limit ourselves to talking about its usefulness in the garden, but it’s also popping up in toothpastes, cosmetics and skincare products. The oil is extracted from the Neem tree (Azadirachta indica) which is native to India and…

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Healing Oils for Your Skin

  Carrier Oils Your Face Will Love Essential Oils are wonderful for the skin, but it’s also vital to choose the right carrier oil. Carrier, or base oils, are simply the vegetable oil in which you dilute your essential oils. They have incredible regenerating and healing benefits in their own right. Today we’re going to…

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Melissa Essential Oil Recipes

Melissa Essential Oil Melissa is one of those essential oils that tend to fly under the radar; it’s sweet and modest and sometimes referred to as Sweet or Common oil. Melissa is distilled from the leaves of the lemon balm plant, and like the herb, has a subtle lemony scent. Because the levels of essential…

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Essential Oils to Stop Smoking

Can Aromatherapy Help You Quit Smoking? It’s time to make those New Year’s Resolutions, and if you’re a smoker, what could be better than starting off 2014 without cigarettes?   Quitting smoking isn’t easy, of course, and many people with good intentions fail because they try to stop cold-turkey, without a solid plan. It can be…