Using Essential Oils – Topical Use

  So you’ve bought (or are considering a purchase of) some essential oils. The brochure has some diffuser blends in pretty colors, a dilution chart, and some ideas for ways to use it for health. But exactly how do you get it into your body? Lots of ways. We’ve discussed diffusing oils and internal use …

All Natural Advanced Tick Repellent – For Humans

  Last winter was supposed to be a bad one. Where I live, it was really pretty mild. Yay for my husband, who works outdoors and isn’t a fan of snow or cold. And yay for bugs. Insects. Creepy-crawlies. Things that give you that feeling there’s one on you for days after you actually find …

Essential Oil Dilution Rates and Percentages

    So you have your essential oils, and directions. But how many drops go in the bottle? Better yet, why? And what if you want to make more or less than the recipe you have? Understanding proper dilution and having a handy chart will help! I’ve given you the handy chart, because I’m an …

ABC’s of Essential Oils – Common Terms and Definitions

A Absolute – An absolute is not an essential oil, but a different type of plant extract. Absolutes are made by chemical extraction or enfleurage. Many companies offer safe absolutes made via CO2 extraction, but it is good to use caution as some maybe distilled with hexane or other less favorable solvents. There is no …