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Helichrysum Oil, Some Uses

Helichrysum oil is expensive so why do we love it so much? Because it is THE best oil for healing, which makes it worth every penny spent on it. Distilled from the daisy like flower of the evergreen plant, this oil has a strong, aromatic sweet scent with  medicinal undertones. Breathe it in deep. Let it smooth out the lines in ... Read More »

Peppermint Oil, Some Uses

All of the mints are closely related. Which is why there are so many varieties of mint, as they combine easily. In fact, Peppermint is now classified as a hybrid. It is the child of Spearmint breeding with Watermint and benefits greatly from the combining of both. Peppermint oil (Mentha piperita) has a sharp, crisp, energetic, minty herbal scent to it ... 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 »

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 »

Cleaning Your Car with Essential Oils

When I was researching for our series on Cleaning House With Essential Oils, I discovered a whole section on how to clean your car with essential oils. Even your car can be taken care of naturally, just like your home. These recipes can be used in any vehicle, car truck, camper, or RV. So here we go. Supplies to have ... Read More »

Tagetes Oil, Some Uses

Tagetes (Tagetes erecta) is an interesting oil. The scent is very strong and gets stronger when mixed with others. It comes from the African Marigold and the oil has many great benefits. It’s good for cuts, burns, bronchial issues, fungal infections, and even as a base for perfume. Aromatic influences: Clears thinking, relieves tension, aids emotional control, interesting almost intoxicating scent. Combines ... Read More »

Myrrh Oil, Some Uses

Like Frankincense, Myrrh oil (Commiphora myrrha) is extracted from resin that oozes from very tough bark. It has a sharp, strong, woody scent. Ancient Greek soldiers used to carry Myrrh oil into battle for psychic protection, as well as first aid. Now we all tend to link it with Frankincense and stables and newborn babies. Aromatic influences: Spiritual awareness, uplifting, releases stuck ... Read More »

Essential Oils for the December Holiday Season

The annual, December holiday season goes by many names depending on what you celebrate and what you believe in — Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Mōdraniht, Soyal, Bodhi Day, Kwanzaa, to name a few. And other names are festivus for the rest of us, the crazy season, the season of giving, the season of heavenly scents, the season to be jolly, the season of food, the season of joy, the ... 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 »