Category: Aromatherapy 101

If you’re an essential oil lover, then you know that there are tons of different terms used to describe the quality of oils. What you might not know, is that some of these regularly used terms don’t actually carry any significance. A lot of essential oil brands use these terms regularly in an effort to …

Products that claim to be organic but do not carry an official seal may not meet USDA organic standards. If organic is important to you, don’t rely on the claims—always look for a USDA Organic seal. What Does Certified Organic Mean? It indicates that our essential oils have been produced through approved practices that promote …

Do essential oils expire? Essential oils do not expire. They do not grow mold. They also do not grow mildew or even yeast. But that does not mean they will last forever. Why not? Oxidation—a chemical reaction where electrons are lost that can change the constituents of the oil. Oxygen, heat and light all contribute …

Pre-diluted Application GENERAL APPLICATION The skin is generally thinner around the pulse points, which allows for easier absorption – temples, wrists, ankles, side of the neck, inner elbow. PROBLEM SPOTS Pain, inflammation and skin issues, apply directly to the area of concern. HEADACHES Apply to temples and head DIGESTION Apply to the stomach and massage …

Essential oils are extremely concentrated oils that need to be handled with care and used correctly. Carrier oils are fatty vegetable oils used to dilute the essential oil, so it can be applied easily and safely to the skin. While they dilute the essential oil, carrier oils do not eliminate their positive properties.  In fact, …

Mixing essential oils is part art and part science. The chemistry of the oil is important; this determines its volatility, viscosity and its properties. Lighter and smaller molecules produce thinner oils (less viscous) that are more volatile (aromatic) and absorb in the body faster. Heavier and larger molecules produce thicker oils (more viscous) that are …