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Spearmint Oil, Some Uses

Spearmint is the pastel that covers a Victorian wall, and Peppermint is its powerful child adorning the Industrial Revolution. Spearmint oil (Mentha spicata) has a lighter, brighter scent to it than Peppermint. It is gentler, but they can be interchanged. Because of the sweet minty flavor, it is most commonly used as a culinary herb. It makes you think of crisp, cool ... Read More »

Cleaning House With Essential Oils: Garage and Basement

The garage and the basement are the places in our home that we store the most things we really don’t want to deal with. We store old tools, old paint, old toys, old clothes, etc. Problem is, we also run into issues like mold and mildew, oil spills on the floor of the garage, and sometimes there are even mouse ... Read More »

Using Essential Oils to Treat Snoring

This is a tricky issue because you first need to find out why the individual is snoring. Always get them checked for sleep apnea first. Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous issue and you must rule that out before you start any alternative treatment. According to the Mayo clinic: There are a variety of factors that can lead to snoring, ... Read More »

Cleaning House With Essential Oils: The Laundry

Laundry is something we all have to deal with every week. Many of the commercial laundry detergents are full of harsh chemicals and strong scents. However, when you work on using natural soaps and essential oils, you have less soap build-up in your clothing, and less chemicals going down into the sewer system and eventually into the environment. In our ... Read More »

Cleaning House With Essential Oils: The Office

As we move onwards and upwards through our series of articles on Cleaning House With Essential Oils, we now move on to the office. Because of the nature of electronics, dust is attracted to monitors and keyboards. Also, most people will eat at their desks so food gets into the keyboard and all over the desk. We have in here ... 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 »

Ravintsara Oil, Some Uses

In China, statues of Buddha are carved from the wood of the Cinnamonum camphora (Ravintsara) tree to inspire devotion.  In Madagascar, Ravintsara oil is referred to as “the oil that heals.”  It is universal oil like Lavender. It has a mild, herby, slightly medicinal scent to it Aromatic influences: Aids with realizing one’s potential, increasing desire for changes, nervous fatigue and relieves ... Read More »

Cleaning House with Essential Oils: Wood Furniture

Wood furniture has such a beautiful, steady look to it. When it’s taken care of, it has character. It changes throughout the years. Part of what gives it such great character is how it is lived in. Where the wear marks are, the smoothness from where your kids have run their fingers tracing the wood lines. As part of our ... Read More »

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 »