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Six Ways to Use Spearmint Essential Oil

spearmint essential oil

When you hear the word spearmint, you probably think about gum, toothpaste, and candy — and it’s likely been a part of your life in some way for years. Known scientifically as Mentha spicata, it is one of the most popular oils in the mint family. Most people assume that spearmint essential oil is extracted from the leaves, but it actually comes from the flowering part of the plant as well. Spearmint shares many of the same properties and benefits as peppermint, but it also has its own special functions and uses. Continue reading

Your Complete Guide to Adding Essential Oils to Your Next Massage

Spa scalp massage essential oilStress is a major factor of life, and although the stress most Americans feel is mental or emotional, it can manifest in physical tension and discomfort. Stress can be debilitating, and sometimes the best thing we can do to alleviate it is to treat ourselves to something special.

It doesn’t always have to be something grand like a vacation; just some alone time with a good book or a glass of wine can be all you need. A date night or a piece of dessert is a great way to decompress after a stressful week. But when stress causes your whole body to ache, you might need something more powerful — like an aromatherapy massage. Continue reading

Cleaning with Essential Oils: Six Oils to Enhance Your Routine

Essential oils can do so much more than just create a pleasant aroma around the home. Many have antimicrobial properties, making them a great alternative for cleaning your house. From the kitchen to the bathroom to the laundry, essential oils can be great additions to your homemade cleaning products. Continue reading

How to Clean an Essential Oils Diffuser

How to Clean a Plant Therapy Rose Gold DiffuserAn essential oil diffuser is one of the simplest ways to utilize the benefits of essential oils. Diffusers break down the oils into small particles that can travel in the air so that the aroma is dispersed throughout a room. A diffuser with high-quality essential oils can change the energy and feel of an entire room. Pretty powerful stuff! Continue reading

A Guide to Using Manuka Oil in Your Skincare Routine

manuka essential oil You may have heard of Manuka honey because of all its healing properties, but have you heard of Manuka essential oil? It’s an aromatic essential oil with a fresh, spicy aroma and a ton of amazing benefits for your skin. Manuka is a potent oil that has the ability to help fight seasonal illnesses. Made from steaming the leaves of the Manuka tree, this precious oil has been used as a skin tonic by the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand, who use it to improve their well-being and to treat health complaints. Continue reading

7 Lifestyle Benefits of Using Lavender Essential Oil

.Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular oils used in the world because of its numerous benefits for the body and mind. Many cultures throughout history have incorporated Lavender into their lifestyles, including the ancient Egyptians who used it as a perfume and part of religious ceremonies and the mummification process. Reports claim the faint smell of 3000-year-old lavender even wafted out of King Tutt’s tomb when archeologists opened it in 1923! Continue reading

Thyme Essential Oil: The Definitive Guide

thyme oil glass bottleThyme is a popular herb known botanically as Thymus vulgaris that is widely used to flavor food. Thyme Essential Oil is extracted from the fresh flowers and leaves of the plant through steam distillation and holds beneficial health properties and has many uses that go beyond the dinner table.

Thyme has a long history reaching back to the ancient Egyptians, who used it to prepare their dead for the afterlife. Greeks and Romans utilized its fragrance to freshen the air in their homes.

Middle age folks even used thyme under their pillows at night to promote good dreams. Today, we can use it in a host of ways around the house to promote a healthy lifestyle. Continue reading

6 Essential Oils for Summer Skin

watermelon slice hello summer

As summertime gets into full swing, we are reminded why we love this time of year so much. It’s the time for playing outside in the sun, traveling and relaxing by the water. Unfortunately, it can also be the time for cuts and scrapes, dry skin, sunburns, and bug bites — yikes!

Before you head off for your vacation full of camping or chilling at the beach, consider incorporating some essential oils into your summer skincare routine. While packing your sunscreen, bring along a few of these essential oils to help keep your skin healthy and protected all summer long. Continue reading

4 Surprising Benefits of Lime Essential Oil

lime essential oil bottlesIt’s hard to mistake the invigorating and pleasant citrus scent of Lime Essential Oil. The aroma brings to mind refreshing summer cocktails and delicious fresh food.

But limes are more than just a garnish for your favorite drinks. They have been used therapeutically for centuries by many cultures and could offer benefits that can improve your daily life. Whether it’s used aromatically, topically or internally, the lime fruit has endless applications for self-care, cleaning, cooking and much more. Continue reading

Our 4 Favorite Ways to Use Ylang Ylang

ylang ylang flower essential oilThere’s no mistaking the overwhelmingly sweet and floral fragrance of Ylang Ylang essential oil, and its tropical aroma is even considered by some to be intoxicating. Ylang Ylang essential oil is a favorite among people who enjoy nice-smelling botanicals, but it’s more than just a room freshener.  

Studies show it offers many emotional and physical benefits that can improve our lives. Ylang ylang uses span from helping hormonal systems, to improving the condition of skin and hair, to improving the mind-body connection. Continue reading

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