A Designer Purse for Your Essential Oils – A Giveaway

If you are a true essential oil enthusiast then you have a fairly large supply of the oils. After all, you can use them for so many things. Making your own natural remedies, DIY beauty solutions, and green cleaners can’t be beat. Another consideration is how you can take them with you when you are on the go. I love being able to get at a bottle of peppermint when I need a pick me up at work or a bottle of lavender if I suddenly get hives. I also like to keep some oils on hand to diffuse in my collection of diffuser necklaces. It’s just convenient to be able to carry a

DIY Cellulite & Fascia Blasting Oil

Are you a blaster yet? As in a Fascia Blaster? If you have no idea what I am talking about I recommend you visit the FasciaBlaster® web site, watch the YouTube videos associated with the woman behind this company, and also join the private Facebook group with almost 300,000 members. Oh

This Fizzy Scouring Powder Will Make You Want to Clean

Homemade scouring powder that fizzes on contact with water and is scented with essential oils. Surprise! You’ve got guests coming over in twenty minutes and your kitchen is a royal mess! First things first – hide everything you can in the dishwasher or the oven, then deal with the piles of junk mail on the countertop and finally…Read the whole entry… » ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

DIY Pantry Moth Repellent

A few years back and two homes ago we developed a big problem with pantry moths. I am not totally sure how it all began because I never   had a big problem with them before, perhaps a few here and there. This particular year though I could barely keep anything in the pantry that they did not infest within a couple weeks and they found hiding places in closets, under couches, etc. They destroyed cereal, almond flour, rice, dried fruit, and so many other pantry items. When we

Anti-Aging Basil Face Cream with Essential Oils

Who needs expensive beauty counter anti aging lotions and potions? This anti-aging face cream can be made at home using natural ingredients such as basil and avocado oil. It is soothing and hydrating and it uses non oily avocado oil, though you can use any carrier oil of your choosing. If you have problem skin pick one that has a low comedogenic rating (see this chart for ratings). It also provides the option of the

Essential Oil Groups Guide

Essential oils can be categorized into eight broad groups. It can be really helpful to know these groups and what oils go in each because it can help you choose alternative oils to fit your needs when you don’t have the exact one you want. For example…if you want a strong floral oil for a DIY essential oil perfume and you don’t have the jasmine essential oil you want you can easily choose another from the floral category such as Neroli. Or if you need an earthy essential oil to make a beard oil product for your husband and you don&#

Benefits and Uses of Palmarosa Oil

Palmarosa essential oil is refreshing and rejuvenating. It has a sweet floral fragrance and its performance in cellular support and skin health make it highly valuable in skin care products, soaps, and beauty products. Palmarosa is closely related to lemongrass and citronella but the smell is actually closer to roses. It is often used as a cheaper substitute to rose oil which is quite pricey. The esters in palmarosa, such as geranyl acetate make this oil good for skin problems and scarring. The high concentration of alcohols, especially geranol, give it an uplifting aroma and its documented antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. It is perfect for any skin issues, such

Benefits and Uses of Citronella Oil

Fresh, sweet, citrus-y citronella is one of my absolute favorite essential oils and one that I use quite often in my home. It’s amazing and strong citrus scent stimulates the mind and the body. It lifts your mood, balances emotions, and helps people get rid mental fatigue. It relaxes your muscles and eases aches. It is antiseptic and antifungal so it is wonderful for cleaning and it is a great insect repellent. Ways to use citronella Add a few drops

Back to School Essential Oils

Many of us natural moms use our essential oils for a variety of things in daily life and using them during the back to school madness is just part of that. We have some amazing oily tools at our disposal so why not? They can used for so many issues that arise. The following is quickie list of the best essential oils to use

4 Simple Ways to Clean With Essential Oils

Pin ItEver enter a “freshly cleaned” restroom and felt your nose turn up a bit to the smell of bleach? It’s not an uncommon occurrence. Many harsh chemicals are used in commonly used cleaners, and many of them are harmful to your health and the environment. When you clean with essential oils, you are choosing a less-toxic and more environmentally friendly alternative to brand-name cleaners. You can clean any surface or room in your home simply by mixing essential oils with other green

Do Lavender and Tea Tree Oils Cause Endocrine Disruption?

I thought this issue had been put to rest long ago but alas it seems the hysteria and misinformation lives on. In 2007 a very poorly conducted study “found” that lavender and tea tree oils caused endocrine disruption among young boys. It was said that these two compounds had estrogenic

What to Look For When Purchasing Essential Oils

Essential oils are an indispensible part of any home apothecary or natural wellness plan. If you want to harness the power and essence of plants to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy and in high spirits, then essential oils are more than worth the investment. They can quite literally be the missing link in modern medicine. Plants provide ecological balance on our planet and they have also been linked to the physical, emotional, and spiritual well being of its inhabitants. Modern day scientists and researchers still look to the plant kingdom for their research and their latest discovery. Essential oils are the

Vividay 300ml Aroma Diffuser

Buying diffusers for essential oils is actually a much harder a task than you would think. So many diffusers on the market are junk. They heat up when they are not supposed to, they break after a week, they leak, or they fail to mention in the description that they run off a USB port or batteries rather than a standard power

5 Reasons to Love Fennel Essential Oil

I adore the smell of fennel. The taste is pretty good too but the aroma cannot be beat, especially for aromatic and aromatherapeutic reasons. I love fennel because it goes with a healthy digestive system like peas go with carrots. It is a key ingredient in one of my favorite essential oil blends…Digize, also known as my go-to

Essential Oils Blends Perfect for Fall

I love the smells of fall…the leaves, the crisp air, the baking, the seasonal foods, etc. With all those delicious scents in mind I put together a graphic with some essential oil blends for your diffuser. Fill the air with the smells of snickerdoodle cookies, pumpkin pie, fall leaves, orange pomanders, spiced

What Are Essential Oils?

Pin ItYou’ve heard the term. You may even be rolling your eyes (because I’m 95% sure you know at least one person who is selling them and is annoying as hell — am I right?). I don’t blame you. I don’t like being pushed a product with an ulterior motive either. I mean, all products make someone money, but sometimes the MLM (multi-level marketing) crowd can come on a bit too…… enthusiastic. Yeah, that’s the word we’ll use. So full disclosure here, before I dig myself into a grave. I do use an MLM company. I like their products. I won’t try to sell you on them. I’ll probably throw a link in here somewhere

Natural Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Thank you to Petal & Post for sponsoring this blog post. We all know the feeling of trying to wake up and get moving after a poor night’s sleep. If it’s just one night, I’ll usually snap out of the fog after a shower and a strong cup of coffee. But when it goes on for too long, the negative effects of sleep…Read the whole entry… » ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

Mood Mists – Easy Aromatherapy Sprays

Essential oils have the amazing ability to help uplift and stimulate us when we need an emotional or physical boost. They can also help us to achieve balance and restore calm when life becomes chaotic and worrisome. It is easy to make a mood mist that that can either lift you up or calm you down, depending on what you need this day, week, or season. These mists a

Tips for Gardening with Essentials Oils

Essential oils play a big role in organic gardening. Various types of oils help to repel insects and kill invasive weeds that try to overtake the edible parts of the garden. Keep your home garden growing abundantly without chemicals with these tips for gardening with essential oils. How to Mix and Use When using essentials oil to keep pests out

A Guide to Carrier Oils and Butters

Carrier oils and butters become something of interest when you want to start making your own beauty products, herb infused oils, and when you want to use essential oils for beauty and for wellness. A carrier oil “carries” the beauty product or essential oil to broad area of the body. Imagine if you will, putting a drop or two of lavender oil on your fingers. How far will those drops of lavender go? How much skin can be covered? The answer is not much. This is why a carrier oil or butter comes in handy. Not only does it dilute more potent ingredients, it also allows you reach more skin with your

Green Cleaning With Lavender Oil

Lavender is known as the swiss army knife of essential oils. It can be used for so many different things. This gorgeous regal flower is well known for its abilities to soothe (body and mind), help us find relaxation and calm, support sleep, and provide us with a fantastic flowery aroma. When a child is restless out comes the lavender. When my skin comes into contact with a hot pan in the kitchen, out comes the lavender. I

Rose & Lavender Facial Cleanser & Toner Spray

Are you looking for a facial toner or facial spray that is soothing, hydrating, refreshing, and ever so gentle? Well, this may be the the recipe for you. It is all of the above and oh so good for your skin. The witch hazel and floral water cleanse the skin, the glycerin helps lock in moisture, and the aloe, lavender, and chamomile

Essential Oils for Pets

You have probably heard all about the benefits of using essential oils in your home by now. There are so many benefits for a healthy body, mind, and home. You may not have realized though that some of our four legged friends may also benefit from essential oils. Dogs and horses can both benefit from essential oils. Cats are usually considered to be more sensitive and their liver’s do not break down substances in the same way so there is the potential for toxicity. Greater care needs to be taken with