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What are the Characteristics of an Essential Oil?

What are the Characteristics of an Essential Oil?

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It seems like essential oils are everywhere these days and their popularity is growing like wildfire. Eight years ago when I started making soaps I didn't know anyone using essential oils in their daily life. In my experience, they were mostly the things of hippies, spa, and the occasional soaper. Today I think most of us can think of at least one person who uses essential oils or even sells them. As the home use of essential oils increases and people are becoming more interested in natural health in lieu of conventional intervention, we see more information popping up on how to do that.

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The Personal Side of Aromatherapy

The Personal Side of Aromatherapy

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When it comes to aromatherapy the efficacy claims are across the board. Some may have amazing results while others find the same oil falls short of expectations or may even have the opposite effect. So why does this happen?  

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Aromatherapy: How Scent Impacts our Emotions

Aromatherapy: How Scent Impacts our Emotions

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Aroma is defined as scent or odor so it seems aromatherapy should be defined as therapy or treatment with scent. Modern aromatherapy also includes the topical use of essential oils diluted in a carrier oil. It may also include ingestion of oils which is sometimes referred to as aromatic medicine. This type of aromatherapy requires additional training or consultation with a trained professional. The use of traditional aromatherapy or treatment using aroma the use of topical applications can be utilized at home by just about anyone.  The effects of scent memory aren't limited to essential oils in any way. An aroma...

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How to buy high-quality essential oils.

How to buy high-quality essential oils.

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One of the questions I get most often is how do I know which essential oil brand to buy?  That's usually followed up by something like, "Is one brand really any better than another?".  And finally, "What essential oils do you use?". There's not a one size fits all answer to these questions.  Many people are surprised to find out I use multiple brands. My goal is always to educate you on what to look for so you can go out and make those choices for yourself.  In this video from our Rise UP member Q & A session, I answer all...

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Spring Diffuser Blend

Spring Diffuser Blend

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For the past few weeks as I've been anxiously awaiting spring I've had this energizing blend in my diffuser. This combo is bright, uplifting, and really refreshing. I love diffusing this in the afternoon for a quick pick me up.

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