Six Homemade Deodorant Recipes with Essential Oils
Ah, spring: sunnier skies, warmer temperatures, and…the return of sweat. If you’re like Kevin Kline’s character in A Fish Called Wanda, you may love the smell of your own B.O. Or, if you’re lucky, a healthy diet that includes plenty of vegetables and water may allow you to go without deodorant some days. Perspiration (a…
Essential Oils for Cold and Flu Relief
It’s cold and flu season, the season of sneezing, achy joints, fever, coughing, and congestion. Suffering with these symptoms is pretty miserable, but aromatherapy with essential oils can offer wonderful support when you, or a loved one, are sick. Remember, the flu and flu complications can be a serious illness requiring medical attention. Beware of…
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…
10 Uses for Lavender Essential Oil
A lot of people own Lavender oil, but don’t necessarily know how incredibly versatile and useful this oil can be. We’ve collected here ten favorite uses for Lavender essential oil that we hope you’ll put to the test in your own life. Alone or combined with other oils, Lavender is a must-have for every…
Favorite Fall Aromatherapy Blends
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love fall. Here, in the mountains of Asheville NC, the scenery is jaw-droppingly beautiful. And along with the vivid colors and crunching sounds of leaves, it’s the fresh, bracing, spicy smells of wood fires, hot cider, pumpkin pie and forest leaves that conjure up the essence of the season.…
Mindfulness Meditation and Aromatherapy
Interested in starting a meditation practice? Mindfulness meditation is a powerful and simple (though not necessarily easy) habit which can help you enhance your physical and emotional health. Combined with aromatherapy, this ancient practice can help you focus and concentrate, deal with stress and anxiety and even help you cope with challenging health problems.
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.
New to Essential Oils? We love this simple chart which explains some of the aromatherapy basics. Learn easy ways to use Lemon, Chamomile, Lavender, Peppermint and Rosemary Essential Oils:
Top Five Aromatherapy Resources
We get a lot of questions from new aromatherapy enthusiasts, and while our website offers a ton of information, we also have some favorite blogs and resources that we’d like to share with you. There’s a lot of misinformation on the web, unfortunately, and it can be hard to know what and who to believe.…