Essential Oils Information

Essential oils can be a great way to treat certain conditions, naturally. Each oil has properties that can benefit us in some way, whether it’s relieving headaches, reducing anxiety, fighting colds, preventing infection, keeping bugs away, etc. Before using essential oils, it is important to educate yourself about proper use, storage, and quality concerns. We have compiled some resources here to help educate our site’s visitors.

Bacteria: The Balancing Act Between Good and Bad

Like it or not, we all have bacteria, both inside and outside of our bodies. Some of it is good and some of it is bad. Good bacteria is crucial for optimal health, whereas bad bacteria is harmful. In our efforts to eradicate the bad bacteria, we often also kill the...

Cleaning, Naturally

When I first discovered the harmful chemicals in everyday cleaning products and body care, there were no such things as “green” cleaners. There were few if any recipes. Today, a quick search on the internet will yield hundreds if not thousands of recipes for green or...

Essential Oil Rollerball Recipes

Better Than Japanese Mint Oil! 10mL fractionated coconut oil Glass rollerball container 5-7 drops high menthol or regular menthol peppermint essential oil (mentha Piperata) 2-3 drops frankincense essential oil (boswellia frereana) Shake well! Acne Scar Buster 10mL...

Benefits of Inhaling Essential Oils

Until the recent surge in popularity of essential oil diffusers, essential oils had mostly been relegated to use in baths and massage oil. Many people purchase diffusers because they are simply looking for a pleasant, more natural scent than the many chemical...

Unsafe Essential Oil Practices

Many people are using essential oils as an alternative health solution these days. Unfortunately, not everyone is doing it right OR safely. While these are natural substances, there are still important safety considerations to be aware of before using essential oils....

Natural Tooth and Mouth Spray

Dental problems are a seemingly inevitable fact of life, especially as we age. Over the years, I have managed to ward off the occasional tooth irritation and avoid costly dental procedures by using this simple spray.

Essential Oils for Stress, Anxiety, and Fear

We all struggle from stress and anxiety from time to time. Over the years, we have spoken to quite a few people who have anxiety when it comes to visits to the dentist, doctor's office, surgery, hospital, job interviews, tests and exams, etc. There are a number of...

Essential Oils for Work and School

There are some great scientific studies out there reporting excellent results using essential oils for all kinds of issues. In fact, more and more people are starting to use diffusers and ionizers in their day-to-day routines. This winter, we heard from a lot of...

Using Undiluted Oils

The following excerpts are from Aromatherapy Undiluted- Safety and Ethics Copyright © Tony Burfield and Sylla Sheppard-Hanger (2005) [modified from a previous article “A Brief Safety Guidance on Essential Oils” written for IFA, Sept 2004.] Because of the...

What to look for when buying essential oils

What is the difference between a “therapeutic essential oil and a regular essential oil? There are no agencies governing the use of the words “therapeutic essential oils” or “aromatherapy grade”. Anybody can use these terms to describe any oil. Do be wary...

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