Essential Oils: First Aid at Home

Pack your family’s pharmacy full of natural essential oils that are fit to treat any ailment. You’ve probably heard plenty about essential oils over the last few years. These intensely aromatic, highly concentrated, organic liquid compounds are derived primarily through the steam distillation of various plant parts, such as leaves, flowers, resins, roots, berries, and … Continue reading Essential Oils: First Aid at Home

What Is Scent Science?

Indulgent, Effective, Intimate There’s Much More To Scenting Than Meets The Nose. Research tells us that the sense of smell affects about 75% of our daily emotions, and plays an important role in memory. The sense of smell is different from the other senses, because it is processed first by the limbic system, the same … Continue reading What Is Scent Science?

Safety Guidelines – Tisserand Institute

Essential oils can be safely used to enhance well-being and as part of a healthy lifestyle. They are used by millions of people every day, most of them without incident. However, essential oils are powerful substances and can be harmful if not used with due care and diligence. The essential oil in a bottle is … Continue reading Safety Guidelines – Tisserand Institute

A Natural Antibiotic: Thyme Oil

Superbugs like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus {MRSA} are on the rise and, unfortunately, are becoming resistant to the drugs used to treat them. When faced with a microbial infection, using natural antibacterial agents may not only be more effective but also safe and risk-free. Apart from using spices like garlic, I recommend you try essential oils derived … Continue reading A Natural Antibiotic: Thyme Oil

Growing Lavender

Propagation Lavender can be propagated by seed, layering or stem cuttings.  We recommend using stem cuttings or layering because you can guarantee your new plants will not be a hybrid version caused by cross-pollinating. By Stem Cutting.  To propagate by stem cutting, first prepare a container with well-draining, sandy soil.  Then harvest a 2-3 inch healthy … Continue reading Growing Lavender

How Can Frankincense Oil Aid in Natural Skin Care…

Frankincense is a special sap from the Boswellia tree and it’s had a wide array of cultural applications for over 5000 years. Boswellia trees are hardy trees that yield the valuable resin when the bark is “striped”, or slashed open. It’s a process that’s done by hand to ensure the highest quality resin. Frankincense originated in … Continue reading How Can Frankincense Oil Aid in Natural Skin Care…

Myrrh {Commiphora molmol syn. C. myrrha}

Also, Known As: Bola Gum Myrrh Tree Mu-yao Myrrh Myrrh is indigenous to Ethiopia and Somalia in Africa as well as the Arabian Peninsula and belongs to the small trees of the family Burseraceae. Basically, myrrh is said to be an oleo-gum-resin or a combination of capricious oil, gum and resin (a semi-solid substance contained … Continue reading Myrrh {Commiphora molmol syn. C. myrrha}