Oil of the week #5 – Eucalyptus

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Eucalyptus oil. . . where do I begin?  I love it all year round, but this time of year, we never let ourselves run out of it!  My absolute favorite is to put a drop or two on the ledge in my shower in the morning, then it creates a wonderful aromatherapy steam bath.  But we also have it going … Read More

Oil of the week #5 – Lemongrass

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Most people have heard of lemongrass, but I would guess few know how to benefit from it.  My associations with lemongrass prior to researching oils was with regards to Thai food flavorings, and the smell always reminded me of bug repellent, so I didn’t think it was on my “must have” list.  The first time I read about lemongrass essential oil … Read More

Oil of the week #4 – Peppermint Oil

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Peppermint oil is one of my favorites!  I use it in so many different ways.  I had been introduced to Peppermint Oil before I even knew what essential oils were.  A coworker who had undergone chemotherapy had been told to keep a bottle nearby for nausea – just a sniff makes an immediate difference.  It is also great in the … Read More

Oil of the week #3 – Lemon Oil

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I’m a week late on this, but that just means you get two posts this week!  Lemon oil was one of the first oils I was introduced to when I started getting interested in therapeutic use of essential oils.  It smells just as you would expect.  Bright, fresh, and citrusy.  Who doesn’t love that smell?  In a diffuser, that makes … Read More

Oil #2 – Tea Tree Oil

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Tea tree essential oil is also known by its Latin name: Melaleuca Alternifolia.  It has been widely used since long before most of us knew much about essential oils and their benefits.  My first exposure to tea tree oil was in the form of tea tree shampoo.  I was advised to wash my hair with it when there was a … Read More

Oil #1 – Lavender Oil

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Lavender is one of those scents that people recognize, know, and have likely used whether they have experience with essential oils or not.  But I find that pure lavender essential oil smells very different than lavender fragrance.  It has a much more tangy, less floral smell in my opinion.  I am not a fan of lavender fragrance, but I love … Read More

An Oil A Week in 2017

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Do your New Year’s Resolutions involve health and wellness? Mine definitely do – better eating, better sleep, and managing my stress. One of my other resolutions is to share one oil with you each week, to tell you how we use the oil throughout our day, share recipes, maybe even introduce you to some new oils. And I’d like to … Read More

How I Oiled Today – Holiday Travel Edition

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Hope the holiday weekend has been wonderful for all of you!  For my family it was a travel weekend, so I thought I’d share how we use our Essential Oils during our travels.  Over the last 2 years, it’s been part of our routine that I pack our travel bag of oils with us,  but in the last year, that … Read More

How I oiled today – November 1

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Those around me regularly know that I have dozens of oils, and I use many of them every day.  It’s hard to pinpoint my favorites, so I thought I’d just give you a glimpse of what I do with my oils during the day.  Today seemed like a good day to start, since it seemed like there were lots of new and … Read More

Super Summer Oils!

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We’re definitely in the heart of summer now, complete with hot, humid weather, picnics with friends, and of course bugs!  There are a bunch of oils that we use in summer more than during the rest of the year to help keep us happy and comfortable.  Here are some of our favorites: Citrus Oils: all citrus oils are summer favorites – … Read More