Essential Oils

Arborvitae Thuja plicata (Courtesy of Wikipedia) Arborvitae (Thuja plicata) Essential Oil - Known as the “tree of life”, Arborvitae is majestic in size and abundant in unique benefits. Arborvitae essential oil is concentrated in tropolones, such as hinokitiol, which are a group of chemical compounds that protect… More
Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Essential Oil Basil (Ocimum basilicum) Essential Oil - Valued for its calming properties, Basil is commonly used as a cooling agent for the skin. Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma known to reduce anxious feelings. Basil provides great benefits to both… More
Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils - Are you wondering what all the hype is about these hippie oils? Do you have questions but don’t know who to ask? Are you wanting to take control of your own health but don’t know… More
Cardamom Essential Oil (Ellettaria cardamomoum) Cardamom (Ellettaria cardamomoum) Essential Oil - A close relative to Ginger, Cardamom is known as an expensive cooking spice and for being beneficial to the digestive system in a variety of ways. Cardamom is commonly used internally to help soothe occasional… More
Guest Author Isobel DIY Kitchen Cleaner Recipes - The kitchen is the most important room in every household, and as such it must be taken good care of. The kitchen is the place where the entire family gathers every day and spends most… More
DIY Wallflower Scented Plugin Refills - Many weeks ago I came across a pin on Pinterest for DIY Wallflower Scented Plugin Refills. DIY Wallflower Scented Plugin Refills Using Essential Oil (Photo Credit: Pinterest) As with other nifty pins that I find I pinned… More
Make Your Own Pine Floor Cleaner DIY: Pine Floor Cleaner Recipe - Here is a simple easy recipe to make your own natural, non-toxic pine floor cleaner with just a few basic ingredients and essential oils.
Alternative to Dryer Sheets, Wool Dryer Balls Essential Oil Wool Dryer Balls | Dryer Sheet Substitute - Adding a drop of your favorite essential oil to wool dryer balls is a safe and natural alternative to using dryer sheets made with chemicals.
Lavender Oatmeal Facial Scrub - Over the last 6 months or so I have been experiencing some changes to how products I have used for years work on my face like (soap, facial scrub, and make-up). I’m sure it is… More
Melaleuca Essential Oil (Tea Tree Oil) Melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia) or “Tea Tree” Essential Oil - Melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil, also known by its more common name “tea tree” has been esteemed by cultures around the world for ages. Melaleuca is comprised of over 92 different compounds.  Melaleuca is renowned… More
Myrrh-Oils-of-the-Bible Oils of the Bible - Essential oils are known to be some of the oldest and most powerful substances on earth. The Bible contains over 200 references to oils, incense, ointments, and other aromatics. They were used for the healing… More
Siberian Fir Essential Oil (Abies sibirica) Siberian Fir Essential Oil (Abies sibirica) - The Siberian fir tree is a tall, light in color, conifer tree native to Russia and Canada. It has a refreshing, woody scent that is known for its calming and relaxing properties. Siberian Fir has… More
Treating and Preventing Chigger Bites - I grew up in the country crawling around in weeds and such as a kid. We were always warned we were going to get chigger bites, but never did I in my entire 38 years until… More
Treat Chigger Bites With Clove Essential Oil Treating Chigger Bites with Clove Essential Oil - Summer is drawing to a close soon and many of you are probably dreaming of fall and cooler weather, but those that are still working outside in the woods and brush in this dog days… More
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Spotlight Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Spotlight - Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Spotlight: Some may think that floral essential oils are only useful for their nice smell. However, Ylang Ylang essential oil has so many uses and benefits that you probably haven’t thought of! You can learn about the many benefits of Ylang Ylang oil with this Essential Oil Spotlight blog post.