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What are Key Constituents?

 To many, Key Constituents look like some fancy words with a bunch of pretty percentages. Here’s a quick look at why knowing the key constituents of an oil can help you. What are they? Key constituents are chemical compounds that are found in the essential oil. These are a measurable means to part of what gives the essential oils their ... Read More »

How-To Apply Essential Oils Topically

There are three ways to apply essential oils — Diffusing, Topical, and Ingestion. While diffusion is the best method of application, topical is a very close second. Figuring out which oils can be used neat (undiluted) on the skin and which can not depends on the person and their own body chemistry. For example, most people can Read More »

Lavender Oil: A Scientific Look

How do we know what Lavender is used for? Where is the proof? What does Science tell us? There are a lot of independent studies done on many different aspects of lavender and its individual key constituents. We’ve summarized all Read More »

Lavender Oil: A History

When asked which oil is the “must-have” oil in any essential oil kit, we repeatedly receive the same response: Lavender. By far the most common oil in the essential oil industry is lavender and for many great reasons. First of all it is a very Read More »

Why do oil scents vary from company to company?

Here are some common questions asked of many essential oil companies: Why do the scents vary from company to company? Why is it that I can get the same oil from the same company and the scent isn’t exactly the same? Shouldn’t they all smell exactly the same? Sound familiar to thoughts you have had? The answer is Read More »

Essential Oil Distillation Processes

It’s fascinating to look at how essential oils are distilled. The majority are steam distilled but there are some which are distilled or extracted in other ways. Essential oils need to be extracted in specific ways for specific oils.  Here is a list, with a short description of each. Steam Distilled The most common method of extracting an essential oil ... Read More »

Video: Repelling Ants Using Essential Oils

This gives you some great examples on how to use Cinnamon Bark, Citronella, or the Rocky Mountain Oil blend Bug Off to repel the ants in your home.   For more ideas, take a look at our article on dealing with ants in the springtime. What do you like to do to get rid of ants? What did you think ... Read More »

Animals and Their Chakras

Animals have the same chakras as we do and their chakras perform some similar functions.  They are energy centers and important convergence points on the body.  Although there are myriad minor chakras (basically at every joint) we’ll focus here on the seven main ones, as labeled in the chart below: Undoubtedly, many of you will know that colors have been ... Read More »

Thoughts and Intentions: Applying the Power of Thought Along with Your Essential Oils

Intention is defined in Wikipedia as “…an agent’s specific purpose in performing an action or series of actions, the end or goal that is aimed at. Outcomes that are unanticipated or unforeseen are known as unintended consequences. Intentional behavior can also be just thoughtful and deliberate goal-directedness.”  For purposes of this discussion, consider it the power of thought to help make things happen. Intention is ... Read More »

What are these solid flecks in my Thyme oil?

Great Question today from one of our loyal customers who just received a bottle of Thyme Essential Oil in the mail. She went to use the oil and noticed that there were some solid artifacts inside. Upon further investigation she opened the bottle and pulled a few of them out which were solid clear color chunks that appeared as “small ... Read More »