How To Make A Hydrosol + 10 Recipes To Try

Hydrosols, also referred to as “flower waters,” are made by distilling fresh leaves, fruits, flowers, and other plant materials. They’re the “baby” that’s derived from distilling aromatic materials like herbs for their essential oils, but much less concentrated than essential oil with an aroma that’s more subtle and soft, and sometimes a bit of a greener note which comes from the water-soluble healing compounds in… [read more]

10 Reasons Vetiver Essential Oil Belongs In Your Oil Collection

Vetiver essential oil, also known as khus oil, is native to India and has been used in traditional medicine in South Asia, Southeast Asia and West Africa for thousands of years.  It has an exotic, smoky, sweet fragrance, somewhat similar to patchouli but with a twist of lemon, along with a tranquil, grounding energy – in fact, in India and Sri Lanka it’s referred to… [read more]

10 Bold & Beautiful Essential Oil Necklaces So You Can Carry Your Favorite Scent Anywhere

Marrying form and function, essential oil diffuser necklaces are wonderful for providing on-the-spot therapeutic relief in a gorgeously designed amulet. Donning a piece of diffuser jewelry has several advantages: Aromatherapy – Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to naturally soothe the body, mind, and soul. Derived from the roots, flowers, bark, fruits, seeds, and leaves of plants, botanical oils consist of concentrated… [read more]

13 Essential Oils For Coughs, Cold, Congestion & Sore Throat

Instead of needlessly suffering or taking a medicine that comes with a long list of potential side effects, why not use essential oils? There are many essential oils that can help ease a cough, cold, congestion, a sore throat, and sometimes all of the above. The oils are simply a concentrated liquid that contains a particular plant’s chemical properties. Whether massaged into the skin or… [read more]

How To Make Your Own Gel Air Fresheners With Essential Oils

We’d probably all like to have a nicely scented home, but is it really worth sacrificing our good health, and the health of our planet? Most people probably don’t think twice about using air fresheners, plugging them in and enjoying a “Summer Breeze”, without the understanding that it could be damaging their health, not to mention the health of one’s family, including unborn children and… [read more]

Homemade Essential Oil Stick For Instant Headache Relief

The most common type of a headache that afflicts most people are tension headaches. A tension-type headache affects over one-third of men and over one-half of women in the world. The most common way to relieve headache pain is to use over the counter painkillers. Although oral painkillers have their uses, taking to many of them leads to unpleasant side effects. Chronic use of acetaminophen (such as Tylenol)… [read more]

10 Best Essential Oils For Focus, Concentration & Mental Clarity

Essential oils contain powerful plant compounds that offer an incredible array of benefits both physically and mentally. Have you ever found yourself in a meeting or listening to a speech when you suddenly realize you have no idea what was just said because you’ve drifted off, thinking about your plans for the weekend, how you’re going to solve a particular problem or worrying about the… [read more]

8 Essential Oils To Instantly Relieve Bug Bites

Bug bites are an all too common occurrence, especially in the spring and summer seasons. Most bites are harmless, but they can cause unpleasant side effects such as itching, redness, swelling, and mild pain. Before you reach for an over-the-counter treatment for your bug bites, why not consider a more natural approach in the form of essential oils? These potent oils are distilled from plants… [read more]

3 Ways To Use Essential Oils In The Shower & 22 Best Oils To Try

For a routine that requires almost no thought, your daily shower is likely one of the highlights of your day (or night). However, racing through your washing on autopilot is a wasted opportunity if you aren’t taking time to experiment with how to use essential oils in the shower. While you likely know that an aromatic bath can detoxify your body and leave you relaxed,… [read more]

How To Use Essential Oils Safely When You’re Pregnant

When you become pregnant, there is a whole laundry list of dos and don’ts to get acquainted with. Do take prenatal vitamins, schedule regular visits with your obstetrician, drink lots of water and eat plenty of protein. Don’t eat processed foods like hot dogs, avoid high-mercury fish like tuna, no raw eggs or offal, and limit your caffeine intake. No to amusement park rides and… [read more]