“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!
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!
As some of you know from my About Page, I have two fairly young children (ages nine and four at the time of this post), two German Shepherds, and a fairly busy schedule to keep with just my day to day responsibilities. So how did I become an aromatherapist?
This month has been a trying one it seems. But I've found joy in working towards completing small projects that I know you're curious about. I'm bringing back our peek "Behind the Scenes" so you can the scoop on all the juicy details.
Learning to love Ylang – Ylang has been a journey. I’ve always avoided it due to concerns about blood pressure but a recent worry that lead to an “aha” moment. This “aha” moment lead me to use it in a blend that is gentle, soothing, and hinted with clarity and self-love.
Sometimes, it isn’t always roses. Sometimes, it’s stinky…like Valerian (which can be lonely!). Sometimes, it’s just sitting silently. Patiently like Vetiver. Even when we aren’t the patient type. Self care can be as difficult as quitting...
How often have you, a family member or someone you know come down with a cold? Probably often enough to wonder what essential oils might be helpful. Here we’re going to explore antiviral essential oils and how they really help us.
Every year I always share what the top ten essential oils are. This year, I'm doing it a little different. I'm going to give you the top five single essential oils and the top five essential blends. Are you ready?
I'm over the moon excited to share that Be Kind Botanicals Receives 2019 Best of Buckeye Award. In this article is a direct copy of our latest award that I am humbled to receive and honored to share with you! Thank you so much for helping to get me here!
Attending a conference is a pretty big deal for many of us. But for some, I know there is a lot of anxiety around them. In case you aren't sure about their value I am going to share my top four reasons why you dowant to go to the next one.
“Deeply sedative and serenely relaxing, it (Vetiver) has an important role to play in treating the effects of our 21st century disease, stress (Ashley, 2015).” In another blog I wrote recently about stress, I didn’t realize just how important following my own intuition could be.
Stress. I have it. You have it. And NO one wants it. It can quite literally make us sick if we do not know how to avoid or manage it. I am going to share my top five tips to help manage stress with because I know this time of year almost always brings on more stress.
Spearmint essential oil may not be your first choice when it comes to the mint family, but it should be! In this spearmint essential oils spotlight I hope to help you understand a little more about the plant, its distinct differences from peppermint, and how to use it.
Hooray!!!! It seems like more and more individuals are becoming educated regarding essential oils! This is a beautiful and amazing thing considering how many still do not see the value of spending money on institutions that specialize in essential oil education. However, there is a downside to this as well.
You might be asking yourself, “What the heck is Rhododendron?” Or perhaps you are thinking of the tree that grows in the US. If you are thinking either of these things, then the Rhododendron Essential Oil Spotlight is one that may have you thinking you need this oil!
Sweet Orange essential oil… Oh, the heavenly sweet aroma of oranges! This essential oil is sweet, fresh, citrusy and has just the right amount of happy to soothe the nerves after a long day. I personally can't help but smile when working with this essential oil, what about you?
I recently came across a post on Facebook that concerned me. As someone who works with essential oils in a therapeutic way that is clinically trained Registered Aromatherapist, I do tend to see concerning things, but this triggered me.
If you have never experienced a Mandarin Petitgrain (Citrus reticulata blanco var mandarin) essential oil, it’s rather unique. From using it in acneic formulations to emotional and soothing blends, this oil is a favorite of mine. To help you learn more about it today I am sharing a Mandarin Petitgrain Essential Oil Spotlight.