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!

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.

Essential Oils for Work and School

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

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 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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