Aromatherapy

Lavender vs. Lavandin vs. Spike Lavender Essential Oil: What’s the difference?

Revered for their fragrance, lavender plants have been used to make potpourri for centuries. Perfumers use the plant’s essential oils to make colognes and other personal care products. The evergreen shrub also has a long-standing role in ...

Best Carrier Oils for Essential Oils-Keeping it Simple

Essential oils and carrier oils are terms specific to aromatherapy. They are two very different things. Essential oils are volatile liquids extracted from plant parts such as flowers, leaves, roots, and bark. They are often thin and watery yet very ...

Essential Oils for a Sore Throat

As common as they are, sore throats still have the ability to completely ruin my day. A few years ago, after I had decided to take a more holistic approach to my health and well-being, I began to experiment with the healing properties of essential ...

Essential Oils for Weight Loss

Dieting was never easy, but I always managed to maintain my weight well enough. Then I hit my mid-40’s. I gained a few pounds. I tried to eat a little healthier, and I gained a few more. I tried to count my calories and added a few more pounds. I ...

Lavender hydrosol: What is it and how to use it

What is it? Lavender hydrosol is one of two products resulting from the steam distillation of lavender. It is also sometimes referred to as lavender flower water. It contains a small percentage of essential oils, as well as the water soluble ...

Where to buy essential oils: 9 companies you can trust

Essential oils have experienced a re-surgence in popularity in recent years. Whenever something is trending, people see dollar signs and jump on the bandwagon. As a result, there are so many people selling essential oils, each claiming theirs is ...