essential oil

April 12, 2018

Spicy Bay Men’s Cologne Recipe

This men’s cologne smells invigoratingly spicy, fresh, and tropical.  The essential oils used create an uplifting blend of citrus, spice, and earthiness. Spicy Bay Men’s Cologne Ingredients 5 drops of bergamot 5 drops of bay 5 drops of nutmeg 5 drops myrrh 1 ounce jojoba oil Spicy Bay Men’s Cologne […]
May 29, 2018

Can Essential Oils Improve Indoor Air Quality?

Many people are running indoor essential oil diffusers, claiming it cleans their home’s air.  Does this really work?  Can essential oils improve indoor air quality? By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT There are many airborne contaminants floating around our indoor air that cause illness.  Viruses, fungi, bacteria, […]
June 3, 2018

What is Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils and other aromatics for health and wellness, primarily via inhalation, but essential oils can also be used topically diluted, typically to a 1-5% dilution ration.  Expert aromatherapy organizations including NAHA and AIA  do not advise the internal use of essential oils without an […]
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 […]
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 29, 2018

Solar Plexus Chakra Essential Oil Spray Recipe

Pictured: The Solar Plexus Chakra As the days get shorter, and the sun’s bright Summer rays lesson, this Solar Plexus Chakra Essential Oil Spray can provide a bright splash of warm aromatic pleasure to heat up a cool day.  “What is the solar plexus?” you ask.  First off, there are […]
October 16, 2018

Essential Oils and Menstrual Pain – Recipes and Research

Essential oils and menstrual pain could be a relieving combination!  Gentle floral essential oils like lavender, rose, and neroli have shown effectiveness with both topical massage and inhalation.  This blog gives a quick overview of four human studies, and easy at home recipes to try based off each study. Topical […]