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Dilution Rates and the Concentrated Nature of Essential Oils
Ever notice how dilution rates are often cited in aromatherapy formulas and recipes yet it is often vague on how the rates were derived? This has always gotten to me so I decided to look into it.
Blending Essential Oils: Synergy, Additivity and Antagonism
Have you wondered if an essential oil (EO) can “cancel out” another essential oil when blending 2 or more EOs? […]
Gloriously Aromatic Herbal Teas
Let’s get right to it. We know we need to stay hydrated, and THE best way is through drinking water […]
How to Smell an Essential Oil
Aromatherapy. Essential Oil Therapy. What do those mean? How do you start to learn about essential oils? This video takes […]
Plant Talk with Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Oh Ylang ylang! Often times called “flower of flowers” and “poor man’s Jasmine” it is one of the few aromatic […]
Finding Alchemical Gold
Alchemy is often referenced when discussing the Arts of Distillation, Herbalism and Aromatherapy. All of these practices involve practical transformation such as tincture making and distillation. They also embody the axiom that energy is neither created nor destroyed, where energy may be transmuted on practical (physical), conceptual and spiritual levels. This energy ebbs and flows…
Plant Talk with Laurel Essential Oil
Can you remember your first encounter with a specific plant and its essential oil? Laurel is one I still feel in my bones. To this day the same sensation arises each time I am with essential oil of Laurus nobilis. It helps me release the ideas of “should” and “could.” It gives me a gap,…
Angelica Root Essential Oil
Have you met Angelica root and its gorgeously stabilizing and protective essential oil? There is much to share with you about this Angelic connector of “Light and Dark”. Continue reading for plant highlights, key therapeutics and personality of Angelica Root essential oil and aromatherapy blending ideas.
Goldenrod Essential Oil
Goldenrod, often considered a roadside weed, offers many healing properties. It is a familiar face in North America’s late-summer landscape and one of the continent’s humble yet potent aromatic plants. If Goldenrod is an aromatic plant, does that mean it creates essential oil? Absolutely! Continue reading for plant highlights, key therapeutics and personality of Goldenrod…
Make Your Own Lotion Bars
Easy to Make Skin Softening Body Bars Lotion bars, Body bars, and what I like to call Butter Bars, are […]