Oil of the week #13 – Cinnamon Oil

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I am so many weeks behind on my “weekly” posts – expect a barrage of posts in the next few days to get me caught up! First of the week, Cinnamon oil.  Cinnamon itself has burst onto the scene recently as it has been touted for its cardiovascular benefits.  Cinnamon oil is a highly concentrated liquid version of that!  The … Read More

Oil of the week #12 – Clove Oil

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Clove oil smells just like cloves – some love that smell, and some hate it.  But clove oil is an incredible analgesic  – it numbs when applied to the skin (DILUTE IT FIRST!) which is why it’s great for sore muscles, aches, and even teething (test it on your own gums first to see how strong it is and dilute … Read More

Oil of the week #11 – Myrtle Oil

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I’m willing to bet most of you know nothing about myrtle oil.  I didn’t either until very recently.  It is not a very common oil, but it has some HUGE benefits!  Myrtle oil has astringent and antiseptic properties, making it great for caring for wounds.  It is also powerful for eliminating odors.  The most common use of myrtle oil is … Read More

Oil of the week #10 – Grapefruit Oil

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Like all of the citrus oils, Grapefruit oil is wonderful for uplifting mood and energy.  It has a bright, fresh, tart smell that is wonderful when diffused.  And like all citrus oils, it is a fairly easy oil to produce in large quantities, as the oil is pressed out of the fruit peel, so it is available for a very … Read More

Oil of the week #9 – Lime Oil

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Lime Essential Oil smells exactly like you’d expect.  Like freshly squeezed limes.  It is a refreshing, energizing oil.  I love diffusing lime in combination with a less citrusy oil, like peppermint or frankincense.  But really, I like diffusing lime no matter what.  Lime is also one of the oils I choose to use for cooking.  **There are very strong opinions … Read More

Oil of the week #8- Frankincense Oil

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Many people have heard of frankincense, and immediately picture a manger and a little baby in swaddling clothes.  Before I began to learn about essential oils, that was the extent of my knowledge about frankincense.  Little did I know that it would someday be my very favorite of all essential oils! A little context. . . when we post about … Read More

Oil of the week #7 – Cedarwood Oil

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Playing catch-up today, so there are several posts coming your way!! Cedarwood quickly became a family favorite in my house.  I can’t honestly remember what made me order it initially, but now it’s one that we use all the time!  Like many of the tree oils, cedarwood is great for grounding and focus.  It is a very relaxing oil.  It … Read More

Oil of the week #6 – 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