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 3, 2018

Red Ant Bites

The red ants have taken over gardens and lawns all over the Southern United States and ant bites are all too common.  At a moment’s notice, these aggressive pests can swarm onto your skin and administer multiple fierce bites!  What are some natural ways to treat a red ant bite? […]
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 9, 2018

Herbs and Essential Oils that Repel Insects

In the middle of Summer, the biting bugs are out in full force, such as mosquitos, ticks, and fleas.  We want to repel such pests, not just because of the resulting itch, but also to steer clear of the potential diseases such as Malaria and Lyme Disease that they may […]
July 20, 2018

Skin Patch Test with Essential Oils

What is a skin patch test and why should I consider this when using essential oils? This is a way of testing out essential oils, products, and blends on a small area of skin safely, before applying to a larger or more visible area with bigger consequences.  So… before rubbing […]
July 23, 2018

Using Essential Oils to Balance the 7 Chakras

Plants vibrate waves of Mother Earth’s energy that can help to balance our 7 chakras.  Just as our 7 chakras each have their own designated color and sound, so to can the aroma of a plant and its essential oil be assigned a chakra or set of chakras.  Thus, the […]
July 30, 2018

Essential Oil & Herb Travel Kit

An Essential Oil & Herb Travel Kit is helpful to pack on a trip because it is small and easy to use.  Once you get all the items of your kit together, it can be useful for all kinds of ailments, from bug bites to insomnia.  Plus, the kit is […]
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 […]