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.

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...

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...

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 rapid growth...

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 of the terms...

Essential Oils – Frequently Asked Questions

For most oils, refrigeration is not necessary but can't hurt. Blue oils should be refrigerated to slow the oxidation process. Chamazulene is what causes the blue color and, when it oxidizes, it will cause the oil to become green. When this happens, it doesn't mean the...

Essential Oils – Contraindications

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) May irritate sensitive skin. Avoid during pregnancy. Benzoin (Styrax benzoin) May cause skin sensitivity. Do not use on children under 4 years old. Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) Phototoxic – avoid exposure to direct sunlight for 12 hours after...

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