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.…
Ease Pain with Plai Essential Oil
Plai Essential Oil for Pain 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.
Using Aromatherapy to Relieve Stress
Can Aromatherapy Help with Stress? Juggling work, family and everything in-between can be stressful, and we can certainly all use a little help sometimes. Aromatherapy can be a great tool in coping with the stressors of your day because of the relaxing properties found in many essential oils. When we smell something soothing our…
Essential Oils for Bug Bites
How to Repel Bugs with Aromatherapy I’m going to share some simple remedies that will alleviate the itching and swelling of bites and stings. I’m also including some natural insect repellent recipes that will keep the bugs away while keeping you safe from the toxins and harmful chemicals in most commercial insect repellents.
Essential Oils for Concentration and Memory
Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of request for oils and blends that will improve concentration and focus. Maybe you’re in school and trying to learn new material or maybe you’re just overwhelmed with life and can’t remember where you put your car keys.
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.