Steam inhalation with essential oils can support your immune and respiratory systems and is a wonderful self care technique when you have caught a "bug". You can use a single essential oil or make a blend using a few essential oils in a small bottle and add a drop to a bowl of steaming water. … Continue reading Steam Inhalation to Support Recovery
If you share essential oils, avoid common mistakes and build trust! I started learning about essential oils through a well-known essential oil company and started sharing with others pretty quickly after I learned about some of their many benefits and enrolled as a member. Since then, I have earned a Certification in Aromatherapy and thinking… Continue reading Sharing Essential Oils Responsibly
What do aromatherapists do when they catch a cold? I mean, aside than writing about it when I should be resting! To be honest, I don't even know how I caught this cold ( I don't like to even admit it!!). I use essential oils on a regular basis that support my immune system, and… Continue reading When Aromatherapists catch a cold
I've made a special aromatherapy blend that was inspired by my participation in the Strolls for Well Being program at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. It reminds me of how uplifted, focused, relaxed and inspired I feel when I am there. The aroma is like the fresh air with notes of the canopy of… Continue reading Forest Therapy – take it with you
On Sunday, December 3, I will be vending at the Blue Octopus at their Holiday Maker's Market. You can check out their event on facebook here. I'll be selling aromatherapy products I make myself such as lip balm, possibly some nasal inhalers ("sniff sticks") for specific uses such as getting a good night's rest, some… Continue reading December 3 – Vending event!
Today I'm listening to the rain, the thunder, and the chorus of birds, and the dry earth is exhaling and soaking in a long-awaited rain. The resulting petrichor is amazing - fresh, woody, and earthy. The sun was out briefly but the days of 80 degree weather seems to be over for the year. Petrichor (/ˈpɛtrɪkɔər/)… Continue reading On the Horizon
To celebrate the uniqueness of today’s total solar eclipse, I decided to create an essential oil blend to capture some of what the experience was like for me. I woke up feeling refreshed, despite having moments of sleeplessness last night. Our cat Tyrian had been acting unusual and I spent part of the wee hours… Continue reading Eclipsed oil: spice and mystery
I've created a customizable travel kit for the adventurous at heart! These can be ordered, and items added or removed to suit you. Travel with Ease (Topical Roll-on Blend) Whether your adventure involves a lot of sitting in a plane, train, or automobile, or a lot of walking, massaging this blend into sore, tense muscles… Continue reading Adventurer’s Aromatherapy Kit
I love when essential oil companies provide quality testing reports with the essential oils they sell. But what about the ones that don’t? Anyone can claim their essential oil to be 100% pure and natural, but that doesn’t mean they are! Dr. Pappas of Essential Oil University has exposed some companies for producing and marketing… Continue reading Exciting Things Happening in the Essential Oil Industry!
I've been getting a small collection of hydrosols together to enhance my aromatherapy repertoire and love what I am already experiencing! Hydrosols, also called hydrolats, are the aromatic water from distilling flowers, roots, stems, leaves, needles etc. You get two products when you distill plant material: Essential oil and hydrosol. Hydrosols are essentially the water-soluble… Continue reading Hydrosols!