January 8, 2018

Do Essential Oil Diffusers Really Work?

So, do essential oil diffusers really work? There are many different types of essential oil diffusers dispersing aroma into the air.  Here is a review of the varieties: Cool Mist Diffusers Cool mist essential oil diffusers, also called ultrasonic diffusers, typically involve adding about 5 ounces of water and a […]
February 4, 2018

Big Cautions with the Internal Use of Essential Oil

Why is the internal use of essential oil dangerous? Essential oils represent only about 1% of the plant, the most chemically active and volatile components, and can have drug like actions. Just as you take drugs in a safe way, the same should also be done with the use of essential […]
April 3, 2018

Essential Oils vs the Same Plant’s Herb

Comparing the Use of the Essential Oil to the Same Plant’s Herb:  Demonstrating that an Essential Oil has Significant Chemical Differences Written By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT, RYT This article originally appeared in the NAHA Journal (Spring, 2018) and  it is republished here according to the NAHA Writer […]
June 2, 2018

Essential Oil Safety – A Quick List of Pointers for at Home Use

I’ve heard these questions many times: “What is essential oil safety?”  Or: “It’s natural so it must be safe, right?”  The aromatherapy industry has grown in leaps and bounds recently.  As a result, home users need to be more knowledgeable about basic essential oil safety before opening and using these […]
June 15, 2018

Attention All Essential Oil Users – Do Not Apply Essential Oils Undiluted!

Why should you stop using essential oils undiluted? I am about to give you some advice that could be better for your family’s health, save you lots of money, and even be more environmentally-friendly!  If you are an essential oil user who applies essential oil undiluted straight onto your skin […]
July 20, 2018

Knowing When Essential Oils and Massage Therapy Do Not Mix

As a licensed massage therapist for 15 years, and a practicing aromatherapist, I have learned many lessons on how essential oils and massage therapy do not always mix.  Massage therapists are often encouraged to use essential oils to add to the total massage experience.  This can included both topical application […]
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 […]
October 11, 2018

What is wrong with drinking a few drops of essential oil in water?

I have heard this a thousand times: “I put a few drops of essential oil in water and drink it all the time, what is the problem?” Please STOP! Let’s take lemon as an example.  It is safer, healthier, and cheaper to squeeze some fresh lemon in your water over […]
May 13, 2019

Reading an Essential Oil Bottle’s Label

You want real plant material with minimal adulterations in the bottle of essential oil you are purchasing. So, what are some things you should look for when reading an essential oil bottle’s label? An essential oil bottle’s label should answer: What are the Latin name(s) as well as the common […]
June 22, 2020

Top 7 Questions Answered for People New to Using Essential Oils

The blissful scent of an essential oil can send your mind traveling to a far-off place. You can imagine being in a French garden, pine forest, or tropical paradise. Forget your worries, live in the moment, and delight in aromas like lavender, pine needle, or ylang ylang. It is no […]