Tag Archives: Essential Oils

What is Aromatherapy?

What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the application of using plant-based oils, including essential oils and some other aroma based compounds to improve psychological or physical well-being.  Aromatherapy is generally classified as either a form of alternative medicine, or a complementary therapy, used in conjunction with massage therapy, or other conventional treatments. Historically, aromatherapy has been […]

Ten Powerful Antioxidant Essential Oils

  Ten Powerful Antioxidant Essential Oils Antioxidant Essential Oils Every day we are exposed to a barrage of harmful environmental toxins; things such as: industrial pollution, cigarette smoke, pesticides, household and commercial chemicals, and even radiation. free radical noun. : an especially reactive atom or group of atoms that has one or more unpaired electrons; especially: one that is […]

Five Essential Oils for Winter Skin Care

Winter Skin Care and Essential Oils Baby!  It’s cold outside!  Every winter when ole Jack Frost arrives, he brings plenty of cold, windy, and dry air with him. Which is bad news for our skin. Especially our faces, as it remains constantly exposed and takes the full brunt of the miserable weather. Winter months still […]

Ten Anti-Aging Essential Oils for Beautiful & Natural Skin

  Anti-Aging Essential Oils for Beautiful & Natural Skin  If we could turn back the hands of time, I’m sure many of us would try to do a better job the second go’ round, especially when it comes to our skin care. I know I’d spend a lot less time by the pool,  use more […]

Five of the Best Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & DIY Bath and Body Recipes

Five of the Best Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & DIY Bath and Body Recipes Carrier oils are natural oils that have been pressed and extracted from plants. Essential oils are very concentrated and therefore, aside from a few select oils, most of them are too strong to be applied full strength directly to your skin. A […]

Essential Oils Reference Chart

  Essential Oils Reference Chart There are countless essential oils and hydrosols that can be used in aromatherapy, DIY bath, body, and facial products, and for healing. Each essential oil has its own unique properties and benefits. Choosing the right oil to achieve the desired effect is important. Here is a quick reference chart to use when […]

What Are Absolutes & How To Use Them

What Are Absolutes  Absolutes are plant-based fragrance oils that have been processed using the solvent extraction method.  Generally, essential oils are extracted using the steam distillation method; however, the heat and steam method can be damaging to the fragrance properties in some organic plant matter. Therefore, they must use the solvent extraction method to separate […]

Masculine Fragrances

Masculine Fragrances There are many ways in which the perfumes can be classified. It is desirable to stick to one method and then add or modify that classification and interpret them most suited. The H & R (Harmann and Reimer) chart on Genealogy of Masculine Fragrances is again taken as the reference point. The three […]

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The Basics of Essential Oil Blends

Essential oils are Nature’s enhancers and energizers—the most powerful tool among aromatherapy professionals. They have been proven in scientific research to relieve a number of ailments and to have antiseptic properties. You can get all the benefits of quality essential oils through careful skin application or inhalation. If you want to intensify your experience with […]

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Eliminate Stretch Marks With Essential Oils

Eliminate Stretch Marks With Essential Oils Many of us have streaks on the skin or know someone that does. These streaks, or rather stretch marks, are usually of different color than that of your skin (most often lighter). The skin develops stretch marks due to a loss of collagen; this is the protein that helps the […]