CATEGORY Essential Oils
What’s Going On with Vanilla Absolute?
Over the past few months, we’ve been receiving a lot of calls from customers wondering why Vanilla Absolute has gotten so expensive and why it’s so frequently out of stock. This post is dedicated to clearing up some of those questions and getting to the bottom of the vanilla situation — and the story behind…
Back to School Aromatherapy
While you’re stocking up on all the usual back-to-school supplies, don’t forget that essential oils can help your children (or yourself if you’re in school!) have a happier and healthier year. A few cautions: remember that not all essential oils are considered safe for children (see our list at the bottom of the page).…
4 Seductive DIY Aromatherapy Valentine’s Day Ideas
Looking for a way to spend Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart that doesn’t involve reservations days in advance, an expensive meal out, or struggling into a slinky dress and heels in the dead of winter? Treat your beloved and yourself to a warm, seductive evening at home with the help of essential oils. Here are…
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…
Internal Use of Essential Oils – Is it Safe?
We get this question or some variation of it so frequently, that we thought we should explain why we don’t recommend the internal use of essential oils.
Uses + Benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil
How to Use Tea Tree Essential Oil Tea Tree essential oil is right up there with lavender and peppermint as must-have components of any aromatherapy kit. Tea tree essential oil is distilled from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia. There are many species and subspecies of this tree, so there are several essential oils that are…
Make Your Own Essential Oils First Aid Kit
Essential oils are natural antiseptics, healing and soothing agents and are perfect for creating your own first aid kit. Our top choices include lavender, tea tree, helichrysum, peppermint, eucalyptus, geranium and thyme essential oils. Some other supplies you might want to include are:
Essential Oils for the New Year
As the winter Holidays wind down and give way to the New Year, it’s time once again to take stock. This is the time of year that I feel encouraged to look at what I need to change about my lifestyle to create contentment in my life. I look at what makes me unhappy and…
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…
Where do Essential Oils Come From?
In my office, I have a spectacular potted geranium. I love to sit and stare at it while I think about what tasks I should be doing next. Sometimes I reach over and rub the leaves between my fingers. The leaves are soft and velvety and my fingers come away with a lovely green-summery scent.…