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Why Certified Organic?

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 ecological balance, conserve biodiversity, and contain no synthetic fertilizers, harmful pesticides or genetically modified organisms.

What’s Involved in the Organic Certification Process?

Our products and suppliers are inspected annually to ensure compliance with USDA Organic regulations. Our testing goes above and beyond our yearly recertification. Before every single oil is bottled or blended, we diligently test for quality and purity. If an oil or ingredient doesn’t meet our standards, we reject it and continue searching for the highest quality possible.

We’re proud to offer our USDA Certified Organic essential oils under National Organic Program (NOP) Operation ID # 5350000149.

Why Buy Certified Organic?

It’s better for you. Organically grown products often have more beneficial nutrients and antioxidants than their non-organic counterparts and less detectable pesticide residue.

It’s better for all of us. Organic farms are better for the environment. They use sustainable practices to reduce pollution and soil erosion, conserve water and use less energy.

Want to Learn More About Certified Organic Practices?

We’ve collected some more helpful links about the USDA Certified Organic Program here.

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Where to Apply Roll-ons

Pre-diluted Application

The skin is generally thinner around the pulse points, which allows for easier absorption – temples, wrists, ankles, side of the neck, inner elbow.

Pain, inflammation and skin issues, apply directly to the area of concern.

Apply to temples and head

Apply to the stomach and massage

Apply to pulse points on or near the face such as the neck and temples as well as to the chest and underneath your nose.

To repel outdoor annoyances, apply to pulse points and exposed areas.

Can sometimes be best targeted by inhalation. Apply to pulse points near or around your face as well as under your nose.

Apply to pulse points for maximum absorption.

Shop Red Silk Essentials USDA Certified Organic Pre-diluted Roll-ons

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Protect Yourself

As many of you know we are big fans of Protector™ oil. If you have read some of our previous posts, (Arm Yourself and An Ancient Protective Blend), you can see why.

A great way to use Protector is on your hands. When you are on the go, it isn’t always convenient to wash—try this all-natural hand sanitizer made with Protector oil for that extra level of protection.

DIY Protector Hand Sanitizer:

Whisk until thoroughly combined, then pour into container of choice.

Note: This recipe has been updated to include alcohol for maximum effectiveness. A 60% alcohol content is the minimum amount needed to kill most germs, according to the CDC.

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Arm Yourself Against Cold & Flu Season

According to the CDC, “While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses can be detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February.” Not only is it ‘that time of year,’ but many of us drastically change our routines (eating and sleeping habits) during the holidays, which can challenge our immune system and put us more at risk of contracting the flu.

Research from Weber State University in Utah showed that the Protector™ Blend has an impressive 99.96% success rate at killing airborne bacteria. Diffuse 5-6 drops (or refer to your user manual) to clean the air in your home and boost your immunity. Frankincense also boosts immunity. Another way to combat the spread of the flu is to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Add 12-24 drops to 4oz each of water and vodka (or vinegar) for a simple, green disinfecting spray to use around the house.

Should you happen to come down with a cold or the flu despite your best efforts, PeppermintEucalyptus, Tea Tree and our Breathe Calm Blend™ clear congestion and promote relaxed breathing. Apply pre-diluted roll-ons to the chest.

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Peppermint Pain Relief

What is more synonymous with the holiday season than the smell and taste of peppermint? Candy canes, peppermint bark, peppermint hot chocolate, and the list could go on. But did you know that peppermint essential oil has a host of benefits including soothing digestion issues, relieving headaches, and improving mental focus? Numerous studies have shown that peppermint essential oil improves circulation and relaxes tense muscles thus making it an excellent pain reliever.

For headache relief: apply the oil to the forehead and temples. If the scent is overpowering for you, dilute in a few drops of carrier oil before applying.

One of the best features of peppermint oil is its’ anti-inflammatory properties. This, when coupled with its natural pain relieving properties, make it perfect for the topical treatment of painful inflammation. Add 10 drops to 1 oz. of carrier oil (such as sweet almond oil) for a pain relieving massage oil.

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Natural Headache Relief

lavender_n_peppermintPeppermint Oil has a long-lasting cooling effect on the skin as well as the ability to inhibit muscle contractions and stimulate blood flow in the forehead when applied topically.

Lavender essential oil induces relaxation and relieves tension and stress — working as a sedative, antidepressant, anti-anxiety, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant and calming agent.

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Simple Lemongrass Bug Repellent

It’s June and the bugs have arrived with the warm weather. Try using this tried and true plant-based ingredient to protect you and your family.

Conventional bug repellants like DEET are insecticides based on chemicals used in warfare, and have been linked to nervous system disorders as well as seizures. (EPA). When you use essential oils, what you’re using is the life force of the plant, which is very powerful.

Our skin is the largest organ of our body and absorbs much of what we apply, so using less toxic ingredients seems like a good choice.