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Make Your Own Deodorizing Body Powder with Essential Oils

Body powder is a great way to eliminate body odors. Many people prefer to use a body powder in place of deodorant. But since we would rather not use commercial scents, it’s nice to be able to make our own deodorizing powders with essential oils so we can choose our scents and choose the natural route. Deodorizing body powders help ... Read More »

Bay Rum Oil, Some Uses

Also known as West Indian Bay, Bay Rum (Pimenta racemosa) is considered the man’s oil. The essential oil is usually distilled from the leaves with water. Its scent is spicy with a sweet undertone and it makes you think of Old Spice® products. Aromatic influences: Inspires courage and generates energy. Invigorates the spirit and helps you take action. Bracing, pungent, and powerful. Combines well with: ... Read More »

Roman Chamomile Oil, Some Uses

Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) was regularly used by ancient Egyptians and the Moors, as well as being one of the Saxons’ nine sacred herbs (maythen). It was called the “plant’s physician” because it also promoted the health of nearby plants. Roman Chamomile is distilled from the daisy-like flowers of the plant, harvested just as they bloom. While it is usually slightly yellow, sometimes ... Read More »

Spruce Oil, Some Uses

Spruce oil (Tsuga canadensis) comes from trees native to Canada and has a long history of use for respiratory issues. Native American Indians also used to smear the resin on their bodies as an insect repellant. The oil is distilled from the needles. The scent has sparkly top notes and makes you think of Christmas trees and rainy forests. Aromatic influences: ... Read More »

Bay Leaf Oil, Some Uses

Bay Leaf oil (Laurus nobilis), AKA “Laurel Leaf” oil, comes from the Laurel tree which was also used to fashion the laurel wreath of ancient Greece, a symbol of highest status. It is also a popular culinary herb. Bay leaf oil has a pungent, young, fresh aroma. Definite spicy undertones but it grows sweeter as it evaporates. Aromatic influences: Promotes the fire of creativity and ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: All-Over Body Care

In previous articles on Aromatherapy Skin Care, I covered treatments for the face. We all focus on that the most because our faces get the most exposure the weather, environmental pollutants, central heating, and other harmful elements. Not to mention the fact that our face is the first thing others see of us. But since we know the skin is ... Read More »

Petitgrain Bigarade Oil, Some Uses

This is a great oil.  It comes from the same tree as Neroli. Petitgrain Bigarade (Citrus aurantium var amara) is extracted from the leaves, Neroli from the blossom. Very productive tree! Originally this oil came from the unripened fruit of the tree, hence the name “Petit Grain” which means “Little Fruit.” It has a mild, slightly citrus scent that makes you feel ... Read More »

Pine Needles Oil and Black Pine Oil, Some Uses

Once you get a whiff of pine oil, what’s the first thing you think of?  Time to clean. We all associate any pine oil with cleaning. However, there is so much more that you can do with the pine oils. This article is about Black Pine oil (Pinus nigra) and Pine Needles oil (Pinus sylvestris). Black Pine has a stronger ... Read More »

Melissa Oil, Some Uses

Melissa oil (Melissa officinalis) has a slightly lemon, herby, grassy scent to it. It is also known as “Lemon Balm.” The eleventh century Arab physician Avicenna said,  “It maketh the heart merry and joyful and strengtheneth the vital spirits.” Aromatic influences: Uplifting, dispels fear, shock, grief, and anger, brings acceptance, understanding, and helps deal with the past. Calming, cooling, nurturing. Combines well with: ... Read More »

Neroli Oil, Some Uses

Named after the princess of Nerola in Italy, who wore it as a perfume, Neroli oil (Citrus aurantium) comes from the flower of the bitter orange tree. The same tree that produces Petitgrain Bigrade oil. Neroli oil has a light, floral scent that has a slight tone of citrus. It’s quite lovely. Aromatic influences: Gentle, nurturing, comforting. Helps lessen deep-seated insecurities. ... Read More »