• Aromatherapy,  Uncategorized

    Why use a carrier oil?

    If you’ve ever Googled or searched on Pinterest (follow me by clicking that link) for an essential oil recipe or tip, you’re sure to have come across things that say “always dilute with a carrier oil,” “don’t use essential oils without a carrier oil,” “did you make sure you had a carrier oil?” But…what is a carrier oil?! Carrier oils are just that, oils. They come from seeds or nuts and are full of essential fatty acids, fat-soluble vitamins, and minerals. They help to dilute the essential oil. Oils are highly concentrated fluid that is distilled out of flowers, shrubs, leaves, roots, seeds, and trees. Let me say that again…highly…

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    Featured Oil: Frankincense

    Frankincense, what a versatile and beneficial oil! We are on our second Featured Oil in this series! If you haven’t read the first one, you can do that by clicking Featured Oil: Lavender! And, if you’re curious about what this whole thing is, click here! Frankincense is one of my favorite oils! It has a very earthy aroma, which I just love. It has a ton of therapeutic properties, and makes a great common oil to keep on hand! Frankincense is from the Burseracaea family. It has also been called Touchwood family. This family has 540 species of flowering plants! It is extracted from the resins in the bark of…

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    What is considered an adverse reaction to an essential oil?

    What is an essential oil adverse reaction? When I was first introduced to essential oils through one of the reps for an MLM essential oil company I had read some posts in a Facebook group about adverse reactions to essential oils. A few different people kept mentioning these things that were happening to them after starting to use essential oils, and the reps kept telling them that those were a coincidence or “completely normal reaction from the body trying something new.” That is an essential adverse reaction. That one kills me inside. If your body is reacting to something new you’ve added it’s because it is actually reacting, not just…