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 …

Using Essential Oils: Diffusing Methods

The most common way to use essential oils is by diffusing them. Sure, OK, but what does that really mean? Diffusing is simply allowing the components that are in the oil to get into the air. Technically, you could leave the bottle open on your desk and be “diffusing”, but don’t do that. You risk …