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!

What to look for when buying essential oils

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...

Essential Oils – Frequently Asked Questions

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

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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