CATEGORY Essential Oils
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.…
Rosemary Essential Oil, Part One
Rosemary has such a fascinating and rich history, that we’re making this a two-part post. We begin with the historical uses of Rosemary (the herb), and continue next week by delving into the properties and uses of Rosemary essential oil. Enjoy! a Rosmarinus officinalis favors the sun, rocky hills, and sandy soil of the south…
Headache Relief using Essential Oils
Headaches can be so overwhelming and debilitating. I’ve experienced bad ones for years, and have tried many remedies, but unless I catch a headache before it really begins, I seem doomed to suffer until the next day. The last time, though, I tried something that actually helped cut my headache short, and left me feeling…
Essential Oils for Summer
Summer has (almost) officially arrived, and here are some favorite essential oils to have on hand for the bites and bothers that sometimes come with it.
Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils – Fact or Fiction?
We get quite a few questions about essential oil quality, with most of them falling into one of the following categories: Are your oils therapeutic grade? Isn’t the term “therapeutic grade” or “aromatherapy grade” just marketing hype? I’ve heard that only “XYZ” Company has certified therapeutic essential oils. Is that true? We thought it might…