CATEGORY Essential Oil Profiles
How to Use Spike Lavender Oil
There are so many different types of lavender! Maybe you’re a little bit stressed out by all the choices. But wait — isn’t lavender supposed to make you feel less anxious? Yes, it is! So let’s take a step back and focus on just one type of lavender that is often overlooked: Spike Lavender. What is…
Rosemary Essential Oil Uses
5 Ways to Use Rosemary Essential Oil Rosemary Essential Oil is one of our favorites because it’s so useful in so many ways. Most people know rosemary as a prevalent herb in Mediterranean cuisine. The scent of rosemary essential oil brings the flavor of the herb straight to mind: sharp but earthy at the same…
Essential Oil of Coriander
Coriander Essential Oil A while back, I wrote a piece about substitutes for Rosewood essential oil and stumbled across the wonders of Coriander oil. I thought that coriander was pretty unassuming, but it actually has an amazing history. Coriander originated in Egypt and the Middle East, and Coriander seed was found in King Tutankhamen’s tomb.
Helichrysum Oil: Uses, Benefits & Shop
The Wonders of Helichrysum Essential Oil When I first started working at Dreaming Earth Botanicals, seven years ago, I had never heard of Helichrysum oil (botanical name: helichrysum italicum). It took me a long while just to figure out how to pronounce its name, much less learn how to use helichrysum essential oil. What an…
The Gifts of Frankincense and Myrrh Essential Oil
This is the time of year when we sell a lot of Frankincense and Myrrh essential oil. Everyone knows the story of the wise men coming from the East to visit the baby Jesus and bring him precious gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh (if you want the whole story read Matthew 2:1-12). Many folks are…
Substitutes for Rosewood Essential Oil
The first essential oil I ever bought was Rosewood oil. I remember having a little extra money and wanting to treat myself to something nice. I was attracted to the rows of essential oils in tiny bottles with pretty labels. I really had no idea what essential oils were at the time – I just…
Ease Pain with Plai Essential Oil
Plai Essential Oil Plai (Zingiber assumer is a comparatively new oil on the western massage and aromatherapy scene, but it’s long been used in its native Thailand and Indonesia. It’s definitely one of my go-to oils for all kinds of pain relief.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil Properties and Uses Lavender Essential Oil is the most popular and widely used essential oil and for good reason: not only is it remarkably gentle and effective, but it has an almost universally beloved aroma–floral, soft, and herbaceous. This is one of the essential oils that everyone should have on hand.
Chamomile Essential Oil
Chamomile Essential Oil Properties and Uses Chamomile Essential Oil is highly prized for its relaxing and soothing effects on both mind and body. Chamomile is one of the gentlest essential oils, and one of the few essential oils recommended for use with children.
Rosemary Essential Oil, Part Two
Rosemary is one of our favorite essential oils. It’s versatile, inexpensive, powerful and, of course, has a lovely, fresh-woody aroma. Rosemary oil is commonly used for muscular and joint pain, respiratory problems, and in skincare and hair-care blends. Emotionally, Rosemary essential oil has a stimulating effect, and and has the reputation of assisting with memory…