beeswax

September 20, 2018

Benefits of Using Carrier Oils with Essential Oils

Essential oils should always be diluted in carrier oils, alcohol, or vinegar with topical use.  These highly volatile plant extractions have been proven more effective with less harmful side effects when diluted.  Experts agree, using essential oils neat can result in painful skin irritations, or worse!  Professional aromatherapy organizations and […]
September 20, 2018
rubefacient

Ginger Juniper Rubefacient Rub Recipe

A rubefacient helps get the blood flowing, and warms the tissue.  It includes herbs like ginger, juniper, pine, clove, and rosemary. This Ginger Juniper Rubefacient Rub Recipe is especially good for tired and aching legs and feet.  Personally, I have applied this recipe on my calves with friction for about […]
January 23, 2020
earthtokathy

Two Invigorating DIY Massage Lotion Recipes

By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Aromatherapist 1/21/2020 Attention massage therapists…and people who love receiving a great massage. The lotion used during a massage is very important! As a licensed massage therapist for fifteen years, I have learned that what is used topically plays a significant […]
February 11, 2020

Guide to Using Carrier Oils

By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT 2/10/2020 Pictured: Carrier oils, butters, waxes, and salts. Thank you to Mountain Rose Herbs for providing the products to write this post. “What’s the difference between a carrier oil and an essential oil?” This is a very common question I hear these […]
February 22, 2020
earthtokathy

Achy Cocoa-Menthol Muscle Rub Recipe

Pictured: Achy Cocoa Menthol Muscle Rub – Thank you to Mountain Rose Herbs for providing the ingredients to make this recipe! By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, LMT, RA (registered aromatherapist) 2/17/2020 In my massage therapy practice, I have found that applying muscle rubs containing menthol onto target areas has […]