Essential Oils

Essential oils can be a great way to treat a variety of 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 + provide some helpful suggestions and recipes!

Top 10 Essential Oils for Cold and Flu

Top 10 Essential Oils for Cold and Flu

Essential oils are growing ever more popular to help combat cold and flu. We've put together this article to explain why they may be good additions to your household, which ones are best, and how to use them! Because of their chemical composition, essential oils are...

Respiratory Bath Soak Recipe

Respiratory Bath Soak Recipe

Respiratory Bath Soak Recipe:
– 1 tbsp carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil, olive oil, grapeseed, etc
– 2-5 drops of DeconChest essential oil
– 1 cup epsom salts
Mix Deconchest essential oil blend with carrier oil of choice. Add to epsom salts and mix well. Pour into bath water and soak for 15-20 minutes.

Essential Oils for Nausea

Essential Oils for Nausea

Using essential oils for nausea - morning sickness , stomach flu, motion sickness, post op surgery, etc. Inhalation of essential oils can be a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to help nausea for all ages. It is not meant to cure the underlying issue, however it...

Bacteria: The Good and Bad

Bacteria: The 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

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

Essential Oil Rollerball Recipes

NOTE: All essential oils and blends should be patch tested first if you have never used them (when using on skin). Patch test a carrier oil + essential oil blend first by putting a few drops of the blended oils onto skin. Wait 10 minutes to see if there is a reaction....

Benefits of Inhaling Essential Oils

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

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

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

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...

Natural Antiseptic Cleaning Spray

Natural Antiseptic Cleaning Spray

Using chemical cleaning products can be dangerous for the environment and your health. Making the switch to plant-based, natural anti-bacterials can help keep your household safer, cleaner and bug-free this year.

Natural Bug Spray Recipes

Natural Bug Spray Recipes

Recipes for natural mosquito repellant sprays, using a blend of essential oils known to keep insects at bay. Find 2 recipes along with a list of insect-repellant essential oils.

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