Market Report August 2018 {Essential Oils, Carrier Oils, Raw Materials}

The following report contains updates on the current trends in production and availability of the most in-demand Essential Oils, Carrier Oils, and Raw Materials sourced from around the globe. Patchouli Oil In Indonesia, the Patchouli supply has decreased, and the next yield is expected to be lower. It is currently an ideal time to make … Continue reading Market Report August 2018 {Essential Oils, Carrier Oils, Raw Materials}

Market Report July 2018 {Essential Oils, Carrier Oils, Raw Materials}

The following report contains updates on the current trends in production and availability of the most in-demand Essential Oils, Carrier Oils, and Raw Materials sourced from around the globe.   Mint (Mentha Arvensis & Menthol Oils) In India, the main growing region for Mint is expected to experience a normal Monsoon season; however, there has … Continue reading Market Report July 2018 {Essential Oils, Carrier Oils, Raw Materials}

A Safe Bug Spray That Really Works: Natural Mosquito Repellent

Summer is prime time for enjoying the outdoors. But more often than not, there’s a dark cloud hanging over that backyard barbecue: bugs – and especially mosquitoes. These blood-seeking fun busters expertly follow their senses right to your skin. But if you can repel them with one quick application of bug spray, then what’s the … Continue reading A Safe Bug Spray That Really Works: Natural Mosquito Repellent

Long Hot Summer Days, Cool Down With Peppermint Rose Water Mist

Lately, the thermometer seems to be creeping up and up. Iced tea is being gulped down like water and summer tunes are in constant rotation. With things heating up, we often find ourselves looking for ways to refresh inside and out. Ideally, we’d like to spend most of our time lounging by the pool with … Continue reading Long Hot Summer Days, Cool Down With Peppermint Rose Water Mist

The Heat: Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke/Sunstroke

The symptoms of heat exhaustion or heatstroke can start slowly and appear innocent, but this is a potentially dangerous situation, especially among the young and elderly. A person might feel dizzy, faint, nauseous, or drowsy. They might be confused or disoriented, have a headache, fever, rapid heartbeat, or hyperventilation. A temperature over 104 degrees F … Continue reading The Heat: Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke/Sunstroke

The Sun; Overexposure to Sun, Sea, and Wind

Despite repeated warnings that skin cancer is caused at least in part by exposure to the sun, people still flock to the beach, where they lie prostrate, soaking in as much sunshine as they can. Hopefully, they are wearing a high factor sunscreen. But lying on the beach more than half naked with nothing much … Continue reading The Sun; Overexposure to Sun, Sea, and Wind

DISCOVER WAYS TO RELAX WITH LAVENDER OIL

A RE-CAP OF LAVENDER OIL Lavender Essential Oil is an eminent and versatile oil that can be used on almost any part of the body for almost any ailment. It can be used in numerous body care products ranging from skin and hair care to emotional care through aromatherapy. Though the positive effects of Lavender … Continue reading DISCOVER WAYS TO RELAX WITH LAVENDER OIL

Lovely Lavender for the Nervous System

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia and other species) There are many species of lavender, and any aromatic species can be used. I grow Lavandula angustifolia in my garden for harvesting and usually grow a few different varieties to experiment with. Lavender is not a herb that grows wild in the northeastern United States. Lovely lavender calms the … Continue reading Lovely Lavender for the Nervous System

What Is Lavender?

A whiff of lavender oil can trigger various sensations, and its sweet fragrance brings to mind rows and rows of beautiful blue-violet flowers under the summer sky. But if you look beyond lavender oil's aroma, you'll find that there's more to it than meets the eye – or your sense of smell. WHAT IS LAVENDER? … Continue reading What Is Lavender?

DIY Moisturizing Skin Serum

Growing up, I was fed the beauty myth that oily skin is bad. The cosmetics industry pushes the use of harsh, drying soaps and products that strip natural oils to help you get rid of shine. However, those natural oils actually help moisturize your skin. Washing them away can result in overly dry skin, rather than soft … Continue reading DIY Moisturizing Skin Serum