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It’s Spring! And the Ants Come Marching One By One….

We have been enjoying the beautiful spring weather and all the flowers. The hard part, however, is that while there are bulbs waking up and the grass and trees are all waking up, so are other things. Like ants. Now, I know the ants are necessary and I know we need them to help aerate and mix up the soil ... Read More »

Video: Repelling Ants Using Essential Oils

This gives you some great examples on how to use Cinnamon Bark, Citronella, or the Rocky Mountain Oil blend Bug Off to repel the ants in your home.   For more ideas, take a look at our article on dealing with ants in the springtime. What do you like to do to get rid of ants? What did you think ... Read More »

Lemongrass Oil, Some Uses

Lemongrass oil (Cymbopogon citratus) comes from a fast growing grass. It looks like the same plant that Citronella comes from, which is not surprising since they come from the same genus. Lemongrass grows to be about 3 feet tall and the stalk is used to produce the oil. It has a deep, intense, sweet, lemony scent without the tart overtones of ... 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 »

Cedarwood Oil, Some Uses

Cedarwood oil (Cedrus deodora) was used by all ancient civilizations in medicine, perfume, and cosmetics. The scent makes you think of clothes stored in gorgeously carved cedar chests. Aromatic influences: Reduces fear and helps you discover inner strength and courage. Fortifying, warming and protecting. Spirituality and self-control. Combines well with: Rosewood, Bergamot, Cypress, Cassia, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Neroli, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Rosemary, ... Read More »