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Red Mandarin Oil, Some Uses

Red Mandarin oil (Citrus nobilis) is one of the lesser known citrus oils. It is made from the smaller oranges, like those Cuties oranges you can buy in the store. The mandarin orange and tangerines are considered the same botanical species. It has a warm, slightly floral, citrus scent to it and is a favorite of children. It has a deeper tone and ... Read More »

Ylang Ylang Oil, Some Uses

Ylang Ylang oil (Cananga odorata genuina) is one of the hardest to pronounce because it isn’t a normal Western word. [ee-lahng-ee-lahng]  The name means “flower of flowers”. It is also known as the “poor man’s Jasmine” because it has a lovely floral scent somewhat similar to Jasmine but much more affordable. Ylang Ylang is often used as a stress reliever, as well ... Read More »

Treating Carpal Tunnel with Essential Oils

Carpal tunnel syndrome is annoying and painful and usually not quite bad enough to need really aggressive treatment but bad enough to just really bug you. CTS is pressure on the median nerve — the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. It can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in ... Read More »

Dana Frost, Capim Santo Alchemy

Let me introduce you to Dana Frost. Dana is a Master Life Coach and Aromatherapy Alchemist. Dana’s coaching alchemy transforms emotional baggage and trapped thinking into freedom, heals the heart and unveils the possibilities in any situation. She helps clients mine their mind, body, soul, emotion and energy wisdom to lead lives from their core strengths, values and intuition. Dana is ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: The Basics

Essential oils are a great way to keep your skin at its best in regards to health. While they say that beauty is only skin deep, it should be obvious to all of us that what we do for our insides is the basis for the health of our outside. You should choose an aromatherapy skin care routine designed for your specific needs. ... Read More »

Mosquito, Tick, and Fly Repellents

While we all love the return of spring and the return of warmer weather, sadly enough, it also brings the return of mosquitoes and other really annoying biting insects. Mainstream culture uses bug repellents with DEET in them. DEET was developed by the US army, following its experience of jungle warfare during WW II. It was originally tested as a ... Read More »

4 Recipes For Using Essential Oils For Lice

A few decades ago, if your child came home from school with the dreaded head lice note, the only way you had to treat it was to shave your child’s head and scrub it with kerosene.  Fortunately, we have much better ways of treating it now! While head lice can be difficult to eradicate, using essential oils is becoming very ... Read More »

Basics of Using Essential Oils with Chakras

We have been asked how to use essential oils with Chakras so here is a very basic overview of what Chakra therapy is and how to use essential oils with the therapy.  I invite any of you who are already trained in Chakra therapy to please share your experiences and knowledge! What Are Chakras The human body contains hundreds of ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Benefits of Essential Oils

The best aromatherapy benefits of using pure essential oils are that you are giving your immune system a boost in combating the diseases and pollutions we have to face in this dirty world we live in. Prevention is always better than a cure. Pure essential oils are absorbed into the body a couple of ways: When massaged into the skin, essential oils are absorbed into ... Read More »

Treating Itchy Skin on Dogs

Recently we were asked what to do for a dog with itching skin. First thing to determine with the dog is why his or her skin is itching. If it is due to fleas or ticks, then Bug Off from Rocky Mountain Oils would be a good idea.  This oil is helpful in getting rid of mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, etc. You can apply ... Read More »