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Cleaning House with Essential Oils: Floors

While it matters how clean the rest of the room is, if your floors are dirty, it makes the entire room look bad. But if they are clean, it makes even a cluttered room look good. When it comes to cleaning carpets, there are a lot of very harsh chemicals sold in the store, as well as a variety of ... Read More »

Cleaning House with Essential Oils: The Basics

Realtors, and those educated in essential oils, know the atmosphere of a home is determined by aroma. Certain scents, like freshly baked bread and cinnamon buns, will sell a house quicker than the smell of commercial cleaners and bleach, even though the second is a “clean” smell. In ages past, people put aromatic rushes and other sweet smelling herbs under the ... Read More »

Cleaning House with Essential Oils: Kitchens

The kitchen of any home is a common gathering place for family members. Holiday dinners, birthdays, other parties, people usually congregate in the kitchen. So you definitely want to keep it hospitable, clean, and smelling nice. And who doesn’t want to get rid of the smell of cooked bacon and burnt toast crumbs? As part of our series of cleaning ... Read More »

Cleaning House with Essential Oils: Bathrooms

Bathrooms. Sigh. They seem to always be dirty! Especially if you have children. But you don’t have to buy all of the harsh chemicals to clean your bathroom. Here are some suggestions of ways to clean your bathroom using much more environmentally friendly methods. Methods that are safer for the people in your home. Methods you can also trust your ... Read More »

Sage Oil, Some Uses

Sage oil (Salvia fruticosa miller) was historically used to cleanse areas and purify air. Not too surprising as it has a sharp, sweetly pungent scent to it that makes you feel a little bit more healthy just by smelling it. Aromatic influences:  Relieving depression, mental fatigue and strain. Refreshing, revitalizing, and enlivening. Strengthening. Combines well with: Lavender, Rosemary, Rosewood, Hyssop, Lemon, Orange, ... Read More »

Using Essential Oils to Help Treat Depression

There are basically two types of depression: feeling down and clinical depression. When you feel down, there is usually a way to “snap out of it.” It might take a little while, sometimes a few days, but it ispossible to get yourself over it and move on. Clinical is caused by a real chemical imbalance in the brain. With clinical ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »