We’ve all seen them. Those wonderful sounding recipes to make our skin look and feel it’s best. And when it comes to our face, we tend to take the most care in putting things on it. So, when I was recently tagged in a Facebook group to answer this question, I had a lot to say. “What’s a good preservative to use for making DIY face mask recipes?”
With today being Earth Day, I think it’s important for us to all take a step back from the bottle. That’s right. Before you use another drop, let’s consider this: How can I use essential oils sustainably? After all, it takes an incredibly large amount of plant material to obtain the oil that’s in your favorite bottle of essential oil.
When you want to feel relaxed, comforted, or just need a little uplifting, using adiffusercan be an amazing way to do that! But what is the best essential oil diffuser on the market? With all the diffuser choices on the market, I'm helping you choose a diffuser that Iknowyou'll get a lot out of.
With the launch of our Chakra Collection, it's time to finally answer the question "What essential oils are good for chakras?" Here you can learn about the seven different chakras, what their purpose is and what essential oils work to help in balancing them.
I get asked a lot about what oils I use most frequently. Truthfully, I tend to be very intentional with what oils I use, why, and how often. I bet you are, too! However these tend to be my top ten essential oils for Spring-are yours listed here?
With Spring arriving soon, many of us are looking to do a little Spring cleaning. Which essential oils are best for Spring cleaning? What tips do you need to get you started? And what recipes are safe to use?
There are several ways to use essential oils. Most frequently, they're diffused and in some cases they’re applied to the skin. In some rare cases, they’re used as a form of aromatic medicine internally. So, where do you apply essential oils for anxiety?
With all the lifestyle changes many of us have had to make this last year, anxiety has become a real concern for a lot of us. Essential oils can be a wonderful complementary, but do essential oils really work for anxiety?
Sometimes we just want something that smells good to make us feel good. Often the question is asked “Which essential oils smell best?” for that very reason. When you’re new to aromatherapy, there’s a lot to learn about essential oils and understanding how smell plays a role is important.
If you ask me what are 5 must have essential oils, you might find that they are different from that of my next door neighbor. However, this is a very common question and one that all of us have asked at one time or another.
With Valentines coming soon, there is almost always a massive hunt for DIY recipes that are useful and safe. In this blog, you’ll find safe and practical recipes that you can use any time of year.. In fact, these are my top five favorite DIY recipes to use essential oils in as an aromatherapist.
As an aromatherapist I often get asked “What essential oils do you use for what?” While there is a list of general anecdotal evidence we can pull from, there is more to it than that. To keep things simple though, in this article I’ll give you the most common concerns and the essential oils I might use for those.
Imbolc has long been celebrated as a time for new beginnings, births and bring with it the first signs of Spring. This makes it the perfect time for cleaning and decluttering and purifying your space. To that end, let’s look at choosing essential oils for Imbolc.
Starting, owning, and managing any business is a large task. Starting an aromatherapy business can be even more so because of all the different paths you can choose. Teaching, working as a practitioner, selling a product, and so many more on top of deciding what kind of entity to operate are just a few things to consider.
Recently, I was contacted by a dog owner with a very serious concern. One that I want to share because using essential oils and other aromatics with your dog can be helpful in some cases but others not so much. See what might be used in this specific case.
Last year I started a Top Five list that had everything in it but this year, I really wanted to make it more fun and separate everything out for you. Let’s start with the Top Five List of Essential Oil Singles for 2020.
“Diisooctyl phthalate contamination was found in this oil. Because of this we can't pass this oil.” What is Diisooctyl phthalate? And what does this even mean when you see it on a lab report? What do you need to know about diisooctyl phthalate and essential oils?
If you’re feeling like you need a little something to help you get through right now, this box is it! Find out about some of the goodies in our most recent intentional self care aromatics box during the unboxing of the Be Kind to Yourself Box!
Gift giving can be difficult with so many choices online. So, I’ve created the perfect Essential Oil Holiday Gift Giving Guide for 2020! It includes products that are made with essential oils from small businesses owned by women, too. This list will make you feel good knowing you’ve supported a small woman owned business and are gifting something amazing to someone you love.
What alternatives to cinnamon and clove oils can you use to make Fall blends? This is a great question if you're allergic to these oils. Here's a few tips to find alternative spicy oil and also create a blend unique to YOU!
Do you need some help coming up with diffuser blends for the holidays? If so, I created this just for you! A video with all about DIY Holiday Essential Oil Diffuser Blends & Tips! I even talk about essential oil safety tips!
Can Nutmeg essential oil be used safely? This is a question I get asked a lot this time of year due to our love of all things Fall. To answer this, I made a quick video that explains the chemistry, the dosing for diffusing and topical dilution rates. It all starts with the chemistry...
If you've ever bought a hydrosol from the same plant from one company and then bought another from the same plant from a different company, you might have experienced this. So why do hydrosols from the same plant but from different companies smell different?
Do you know fact from myth when it comes to hydrosols? Seriously. I see a LOT of information flying around lately about them. A lot of it is not necessarily true. So today I took some time to engage and share with you hydrosol facts versus myths.
I was recently interviewed by Melissa Holman of Lemon Balm Coaching & Aromatic Remedies. We talked about a lot things including how BKB came about, sustainability, and more. It was a great interview to get to know your aromatherapist!
This week's Q&A is a great one from Della! She writes: "I’m aware that this is a complex subject. However, is there a general guideline to shelf life for the various types of oils?" Find out the answer in this week's Q&A Wednesday!
Do you know the difference between a cold pressedbergamotessential oil and a steam distilled essential oil? If you don't, you should! With so many places to buy essential oils from, we forget to take the time to ask important questions about them. Learn all you need to know about bergamot essential oil...
Lip balms are a great way to moisturize and protect your lips. Sometimes the mint flavors get old though. If you want something that smells amazing and will act as a great protective barrier for your lips, you need to try this recipe!