essential oils

Ingredient Feature: Clary Sage

Benefits of Clary Sage

Learn more about the benefits of clary sage as an essential oil. Clary sage. It sounds like the name of some quirky yet plucky bohemian hippie heroine in a popular young adult novel, right? It should be, if it’s not already. But clary sage is actually an attractive flowering herb that originated in the Mediterranean…

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Ingredient Feature: The History of Frankincense

Frankincense

Frankincense may seem like an odd gift choice for a brand new baby, but according to the New Testament, that’s what one of the wise men chose to bring when welcoming newborn Jesus. What was the purpose or meaning behind this gift of the magi? What uses does frankincense have in our modern world? Learn…

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Happy Holidays: Gifts for Self-Care

Self-Care Gift Guide

Check out our list of helpful holiday gifts for self-care this season. A lack of time and an abundance of stress are feelings that everyone is familiar with, and these uncomfortable states of being are amplified during the holiday season. When you’re constantly busy, worried or, even worse, in borderline fight-or-flight mode, it’s hard to…

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Treat Yourself: Easy Self-Care Solutions

Suggestions for Self Care

Life is busy. Whether you’re a Fortune 500 CEO, a yoga teacher, or a stay-at-home parent, adulthood often feels like a logistical obstacle course with constant demands for your attention popping up along your intended path. Although the phrase “self-care” may seem like a trendy buzzword or a tongue-in-cheek reference to indulgence, it’s actually a…

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Freshen Up: 5 Essential Oils for Cleaning

Essential Oils for Cleaning

There’s a unique sense of joy that comes from sitting down in your freshly cleaned home after the tedious tasks associated with tidying up. Between the scents of cleanliness and the sense of accomplishment, a clean house just feels good, even if you don’t actually enjoy the process of doing it. Enhance that experience by…

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Get Well: Essential Oils to Relieve Cold Symptoms

Essential oils to relieve cold symptoms

Essential oils are an effective method to help relieve cold symptoms. Using essential oils to relieve cold symptoms has been practiced throughout history as part of plant medicine. Cold and flu season is creeping back around, and there’s nothing quite like a runny nose, stuffy head, and body aches to make you desperate for relief…

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Essential Oil Vapes: Is Vaping Essential Oils Safe?

Is vaping essential oils safe?

Although they look similar, there are significant differences between vapes and personal essential oil diffusers.  “Hippie Juul” or “Healthy Juul” – as the makers of an essential oil vape-like product, we hear that a lot. And we get it; we actually think it’s pretty clever and have replied jokingly to those comments on our social…

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How Aromatherapy Helps Anxiety and Depression

Essential oils can help ease anxiety or depression.

Essential oils help relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression while elevating your mood. Aromatherapy has been used throughout the ages, for everything from religious rituals to fighting the bubonic plague. It’s purported to have many therapeutic properties, including the ability to reduce stress and elevate your mood – making it an ideal tool to have…

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As Old as Thyme: The History of Essential Oils

There's a lot to learn about the history of essential oils

Essential oils have been used throughout history to promote wellness. Plants have been known for their healing properties since the prehistoric era, and have been widely used in everything from magic to medicine. The purported benefits of herbal medicine have withstood the test of time, and many of the same ingredients employed throughout history are…

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Get Sexy: Essential Oils for Sensuality

Essential oils have been used in romance since ancient times.

Add a little aromatherapy to your romantic endeavors to spice up your love life. Essential oils and sensuality have been connected since ancient times. From plant-based aphrodisiacs to perfumed ointments, aromatherapy has been used around the world and throughout the ages to engage the senses, heighten awareness, ease tension, and contribute to an atmosphere of…

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