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Drops of Kindness: An Exploration of Essential Oils & Other Aromatics

Join us as we explore and share in our passion for essential oils.

How can I use essential oils sustainably?

How can I use essential oils sustainably?

April 21, 2021 2 min read

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.
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What is the best essential oil diffuser on the market?

What is the best essential oil diffuser on the market?

April 13, 2021 2 min read

When you want to feel relaxed, comforted, or just need a little uplifting, using a diffuser can 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 I know you'll get a lot out of.

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What essential oils are good for chakras?

What essential oils are good for chakras?

April 07, 2021 2 min read

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.
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Top ten essential oils for spring

Top ten essential oils for Spring

March 20, 2021 2 min read

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?
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Which essential oils are best for Spring cleaning?

Which essential oils are best for Spring cleaning?

March 17, 2021 2 min read

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?
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Where do you apply essential oils for anxiety?

Where do you apply essential oils for anxiety?

March 10, 2021 1 min read

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?
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Do essential oils really work for anxiety?

Do essential oils really work for anxiety?

March 03, 2021 2 min read

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? 

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Which essential oils smell best?

Which essential oils smell best?

February 28, 2021 2 min read

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.
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What are 5 must have essential oils?

What are 5 must have essential oils?

February 17, 2021 2 min read

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.

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Spring Equinox Blend has officially been released!

Spring Equinox Blend has officially been released!

February 16, 2021 1 min read

It's finally back! Our client favorite Spring Equinox Blend has officially been released! Why the excitement though?
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What is the best essential oil for sleep?

What is the best essential oil for sleep?

February 12, 2021 2 min read

As an aromatherapist, I’m often asked a lot of questions. This question is one that I see frequently: “What is the best essential oil for sleep?” Find out what I have to say in this article.
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Top Five Favorite DIY Recipes to Use Essential Oils In

Top Five Favorite DIY Recipes to Use Essential Oils in

February 09, 2021 2 min read

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.

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What essential oils do you use for what?

What essential oils do you use for what?

February 02, 2021 3 min read

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.

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Choosing essential oils for Imbolc

Choosing essential oils for Imbolc

January 28, 2021 2 min read

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.
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starting an aromatherapy business

Starting an Aromatherapy Business

January 25, 2021 5 min read

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.

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How you can reuse all those essential oil bottles

How you can reuse all those essential oil bottles

January 20, 2021 3 min read

Do you ever wonder how you can reuse all those essential oil bottles? I’ve got a few tips to help you get the most out of your essential oils and to reuse those bottles!
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Citrus oil sale

Citrus Sale!

January 14, 2021 1 min read

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January Giveaway Details

January Giveaway Details

January 04, 2021 1 min read

Do you need the January Giveaway details? Get them here!
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Joy Limited Edition Blend

A Very Limited Edition Blend for January

January 02, 2021 1 min read

The long cold months of Winter can be hard for many. That's why this month I'm introducing a very Limited Edition Blend called Joy. Learn more inside this blog!
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Using Essential Oils and Other Aromatics with Your Dog

Using Essential Oils and Other Aromatics with Your Dog

January 02, 2021 1 min read

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.
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top five list of hydrosols for 2020

The Top Five List of Hydrosols for 2020

December 30, 2020 2 min read

Have you ever wondered what the best or most loved hydrosols are? These are the Top Five List of Hydrosols for 2020 from Be Kind Botanicals. They are some of my favorites, too!
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The Top Five List of Essential Oil Blends of 2020

The Top Five List of Essential Oil Blends of 2020

December 26, 2020 2 min read

Have you ever wondered what the best or most loved blends are? These are the Top Five List of Essential Oil Blends of 2020. They are some of my favorites, too!
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Top Five List of Essential Oil Singles for 2020

Top Five List of Essential Oil Singles for 2020

December 16, 2020 2 min read

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.
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Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Essential Oil Users

Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Essential Oil Users

December 08, 2020 1 min read

Christmas is less than three weeks away. There are some important holiday shipping deadlines for essential oil users you should consider this year.
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Rose hydrosol featured in a shop small gift guid for moms

Shop small gift guide for Moms

November 16, 2020 1 min read

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What do you need to know about diisooctyl phthalate and essential oils?

What do you need to know about diisooctyl phthalate and essential oils?

November 12, 2020 2 min read

“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?
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Unboxing the Be Kind to Yourself Box

Unboxing of the Be Kind to Yourself Box

November 02, 2020 1 min read

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!

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The Perfect Essential Oil Holiday Gift Giving Guide

The Perfect Essential Oil Holiday Gift Giving Guide

November 01, 2020 3 min read

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.
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Why does peppermint smell different from each company?

Why does peppermint smell different from each company?

October 29, 2020 1 min read

This week I was asked about peppermint. Specifically, why does peppermint smell different from each company? There's a lot to know, so I broke it down in this week's Q&A Wednesday.
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The top 5 most used essential oil books

The top 5 most used essential oil books

October 14, 2020 1 min read

I was asked recently about what essential oil books I use or refer to the most. You get to know the top 5 most used essential oil books I use the most. Enjoy!

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What alternatives to cinnamon and clove oils can you use to make Fall blends?

What alternatives to cinnamon and clove oils can you use to make Fall blends?

October 09, 2020 1 min read

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!
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How to make a Holiday Roller Ball Blend

How to make a Holiday Roller Ball Blend

October 01, 2020 1 min read

A few have asked how to make a Holiday Roller Ball blend, so here I share some tips and tools you'll need to do just that.
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DIY Holiday essential oil diffuser blends & tips

DIY Holiday Essential Oil Diffuser Blends & Tips

September 26, 2020 1 min read

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!
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What do you do when you're missing an essential oil for a DIY blend?

What do you do when you're missing an essential oil for a DIY blend?

September 25, 2020 1 min read

All of us have been here... finding a great DIY essential oil blend only to find that you're missing one oil. So, what do you do when you're missing an essential oil for a DIY blend?
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Are essential oils still effective for someone who can't smell

Q&A Wednesday: Is inhalation still effective therapy for someone with an impaired sense of smell?

September 23, 2020 1 min read

For this week's Q&A Wednesday we have a couple phenomenal questions! First up is "Is inhalation still effective therapy for someone with an impaired sense of smell?"
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Can Nutmeg essential oil be used safely?

Can Nutmeg essential oil be used safely?

September 22, 2020 1 min read

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...

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Is Rosemary ct cineole essential oil safe for kids?

Is Rosemary ct cineole essential oil safe for kids?

September 18, 2020 3 min read

If you've ever wondered "is Rosemary ct cineole essential oil safe for kids," you aren't alone. In fact, I just got this question so I thought I'd answer it here.

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Why do hydrosols from the same plant but from different companies smell different?

Why do hydrosols from the same plant but from different companies smell different?

September 17, 2020 2 min read

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? 
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Q&A Wednesday - Is a hydrosol a byproduct?

Q&A Wednesday - Is a hydrosol a byproduct?

September 16, 2020 1 min read

I do love great questions and this is one I see a LOT. So this week's Q&A Wednesday - is a hydrosol a byproduct? Give our latest video a listen to find out what a hydrosol is and is NOT.
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Hydrosol Facts versus Myths

Hydrosol Facts versus Myths

September 15, 2020 2 min read

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.
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Q&A Wednesday: What do you do with expired essential oils?

Q&A Wednesday: What do you do with expired essential oils?

September 11, 2020 1 min read

This week I had an amazing question about what to do with expired essential oils. Join me as I dive into this topic with information you wouldn’t expect!
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Get to know your aromatherapist!

Get to know your aromatherapist!

August 28, 2020 1 min read

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!
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Q&A Wednesday - Measuring, stirring and storing your EO products

Q&A Wednesday - Measuring, stirring and storing your EO products

August 26, 2020 1 min read

Find out the answer to this week's Q&A Wednesday - What do you use for measuring, stirring and storing your EO products.

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Q&A Wednesday: is there a general guideline to shelf life for essential oils?

Q&A Wednesday: is there a general guideline to shelf life for essential oils?

August 20, 2020 1 min read

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!

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Q&A Wednesday - What do I blend with Clary Sage to support hormonal balance?

Q&A Wednesday - What do I blend with Clary Sage to support hormonal balance?

August 13, 2020 1 min read

Join me for this week's Q&A Wednesday to find out what to blend with Clary Sage to support hormonal balance!

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What's the most popular request I get?

What's the most popular request I get?

August 11, 2020 1 min read

What's the most popular request I get? To know if something is back in stock! So....I'm telling you in this short and sweet blog!
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Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot Essential Oil

June 30, 2020 4 min read

Do you know the difference between a cold pressed bergamot essential 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...

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DIY Chocolate-Citrus Lip Balm Recipe

DIY Chocolate-Citrus Lip Balm Recipe

June 26, 2020 2 min read

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!
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DIY Body & Massage Oil for Father's Day

DIY Body & Massage Oil for Father's Day

June 03, 2020 2 min read

Beard balms are a fantastic way to support Dad’s with beards, but what about an amazing DIY Body & Massage Oil for Father's Day to give him a real treat? Get the details here!
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DIY Beard Balm Recipe for Father's Day

DIY Beard Balm Recipe for Father's Day

May 27, 2020 2 min read

What better way to shower Dad with your love than with a great DIY Beard Balm Recipe for Father's Day! This recipe is one of my favorites that I plan on making and sending to my Dad, too. The best part is that this recipe smells AMAZING!

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