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 »

Understanding Carrier Oils

Everywhere you look, responsible essential oil companies and aromatherapists tell you to always use a carrier oil with your essential oils when applying topically. Why? Essential oils are very powerful. They are highly concentrated essences distilled from specific herbs, fruits, resins, trees, and plants. As such, they can be really Read More »

Therapeutic Grade vs Food Grade

This is a common question asked because there are some essential oil companies who are touting their oils as “food grade” and they insist that if the essential oils offered by another company are not listed as “food grade” then 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 Dilution Rates for Children

Essential oils are pretty powerful. That’s their nature. There are certain oils that should not be used on children and we have an easy chart to follow that will help you decide what to use. Because they are so powerful, it is necessary to dilute them when using them on children under the age of 12. Here is the dilution rate recommended ... Read More »

Essential Oil and Aromatherapy Books

Here is the list of books I like to reference, ones I want to share with you to give you ideas of what to get for your own library. I have them listed in categories and I will add to these lists as I find more books. Some of these books are out of print, sadly enough. However, you can ... Read More »

Substitutions and Measurements

Here are a few guidelines to help you. Oil Substitutions Sometimes you find a recipe you really want to try but you don’t have one or two of the oils it calls for. We understand that so here are a few ideas for substitutions that might help you. They aren’t always exact but they are close enough to make it ... Read More »

Glossary of Terms

Adulterate: To mix synthetic oils and/or alcohol with 100% pure essentialoils, which dilutes the essential oil and destroys its therapeutic properties. Aromatherapy: Generic term that refers to any of the various traditions that make use of essential oils in combination with other alternative medical practices and spiritual beliefs. (Note: be careful when buying oils labeled as “Aromatherapy Oils” because they ... 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 »