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!
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...