Everyone talks about the health benefits of meditation, particularly for people who are anxious, depressed, or grappling with seemingly unsolvable problems. Hey, I even met my ex-husband in a meditation group - yet another benefit! But if you have serious monkey-mind - where your mind goes a million miles a minute and won't shut up long enough to let you meditate the way you want to - essential oils can help. Why Should I Meditate? If you're like me, you already have more tha
Some people are intimidated by the idea of using essential oils at home because they are, after all, pretty potent plant-based medicine - don't you need a degree or something? No! If you take basic precautions in using them, they can be life-changing! We’ve already discussed the basics of how to get started using essential oils for better health, in a previous post. Essential oils make a great alternative to harsh chemical additives, whether you’re using peppermint EO in a sp
You can’t turn around these days without hearing about essential oils. We all know they have been used for centuries if not millennia, for everything from perfumes to natural household cleaners to health remedies. But is that just because the ancients lacked better alternatives, or does EO really work? And if it does have real benefits, how should you use it?
Who should try essential oils
Anyone who is looking for non-toxic alternatives to things we use in everyday living
Have you ever wondered what goes into the process of making essential oils - as opposed to fragrance oils, which are lab-made? With some cooking oils like olive oil, it can be fairly easy to imagine just squeezing the fruit hard enough and obtaining large quantities of oil...but a rose petal or a lavender bud is hardly very oily, is it? So just how do plants, flowers and stems or bark yield the incredibly potent and fragrant oils we love to use in our products? We went to New