Does Lavender Essential Oil Really Help Heal Burns? Short answer: YesLonger answer: Absolutely, 100%, has never failed me My Worst Burns (Scalds) Twice in my life I’ve had the misfortune of pouring boiling water on one part of my body or another. The first time, I was pouring boiling water from a saucepan into my […]
I’ve been writing about essential oils for several years now. Today I’m going to vary from my usual format; I’m going to tell you a story. A story that involves a sh*t-ton of ants and a few drops of peppermint essential oil. Weeds and Dirt and Ants Oh My I spent this past Saturday outside […]
You’ve might have heard that Lavender essential oil is a guaranteed cure for tension headaches. I wouldn’t go that far, but it is a great oil for to have around for many reasons, including an achey head. Pardon my lack of banter today, but it’s been a crazy week and I really feel the need […]
You’ve might have heard that Peppermint essential oil is a guaranteed cure for tension headaches. I wouldn’t go that far, but it is a great thing to have around when your head starts hurting. Lemme explain. Why Peppermint? Quick aside about where I got the info for this article: Sometime last year, an aromatherapist I […]
It’s been a crazy week weather wise. Last week we had -30 degree wind chills and early this week we reached temps close to +50 degrees. I mean, these are not temps you normally expect to experience so close together in the same locale. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll take the 50 degrees right about […]
Just like the firs and the pines that I discussed in the last two posts, spruce trees are evergreen conifers. For those who aren’t fluent in plant speak, that means their leaves (needles) stay green all year and the trees have cones. But just as we discovered last time that pines and firs differ from […]
Well, it’s still “that time of year” where pine (and pine-like) scents rule. We often use pine as a generic term for any needle bearing, coniferous (cone-bearing) tree. But they’re not the same. Pine, fir, and spruce trees are often used interchangeably as holiday trees (Yes, holiday. Christmas is not the only winter holiday to use evergreen […]
A Little About Pine and The Winter Season These days, pine is heavily associated with the Christmas season. It should, however, more rightly be associated with the winter season. You know, those cold months when you’re sequestered inside with, while trying to avoid, everybody else’s germs. You see, evergreen trees like the pine were brought […]
A Little Background on Bergamot Most people are familiar with bergamot (pronounced BER ga mot) through Earl Grey tea, as that’s what gives Earl Grey its distinctive taste. But what do you actually know about bergamot? Bergamot essential oil comes from a citrus fruit that kinda looks like a green orange with a nub on one […]Continue Reading...
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High Holy Candy Day (aka Halloween) is less than 2 weeks away. In honor of this most auspicious day of the year I thought it’d be fun to give you the lowdown on Cocoa absolute. A Little About Cocoa I don’t want to bore you too much, so I’ll keep this short. Cocoa comes from […]
A Little About Rosemary You’ve probably at least heard of Rosemary. You obviously find it in the kitchen spice rack and herb drawer, but you’ll also find mentions of it in popular music like Scarborough Fair by Simon and Garfunkle (OK, maybe not so popular now, but whatevs, it was popular when I was a […]
Bay laurel has only been on my radar as an essential oil for a couple years, but in that time it has quickly made it’s way to my top 10. It’s my go oil to for the morning portion of continuing education classes and business events, both of which have the nasty habit of starting […]Continue Reading...
When you think of lemon, I’ll bet you think of summer. I know I do. It just smells like summer and that quintessential summer drink, lemonade. But… Lemon is also a great scent for fall. Why? Because it’s a fabulous essential oil for anyone who needs help concentrating or whose memory needs a bit of […]
A Little About Orange When you hear the word orange I’ll bet you think about the oranges you buy in the produce department to eat, juice, and/or zest. So do I. But… there are other types of oranges, and they are also used to make essential oils. I often tell you that you really need […]