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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…

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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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Essential Oils for Poison Ivy

Essential Oil Recipes for Poison Ivy Anyone who has ever suffered a poison ivy outbreak can attest to the pain and torment it causes. If you know you’ve come in contact with poison ivy, make sure you launder your clothes promptly and bathe as soon as possible. If you still get an outbreak, even with…

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The Wonders of Shea Nut Butter

This morning, it was 21 degrees outside! Yikes! This is the time of year when the weather plays havoc with my skin and hair. No matter how much lotion I slather on, my skin still feels dried out and irritated. As an experiment, I decided to ditch the lotion and replace it with Shea Nut…

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Aromatherapy Bath Salts

Well, the holiday season is upon us and, along with all of the cheer and fun, it can bring stress and anxiety, too. It may be the pressure to spend money, anxiety over selecting and buying the PERFECT gift (we can help you out with that!), spending time with family, or just feeling generally over-loaded.…

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Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Carrot Seed Essential Oil Carrot Seed, or Daucus carota, is also known as Wild Carrot or Queen Anne’s Lace.  Carrot Seed essential oil should not be confused with infused carrot oil, or carrot tissue oil, which comes from the commonly known edible carrot, and whose orange root is infused in a carrier oil.  Carrot Seed…

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Make your Own Facial Cream with Essential Oils

There are lots of essential oils that are nourishing to the skin, but here’s a favorite recipe, especially for dry, sun-exposed skin, and for those of us trying to avoid or reduce wrinkles.   Mix and match ingredients depending on what you have—here are some ideas: Mix four ounces of unscented (our gentle, organic is our…

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