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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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Assessing Environmental Exposures

Assessing Environmental Exposures

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The average person spends 90% of their time indoors. So the quality of the air inside your home is extremely important to your overall health. 
However, most homes have very poor air quality which is alarming considering the amount of time spent indoors. 

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Homemade Espresso Italiano Body Scrub Recipe

Homemade Espresso Italiano Body Scrub Recipe

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I love the aroma of coffee and have been making this homemade body scrub for many years for personal use for my family. It's so simple that I wanted to share the recipe with you too. Enjoy! Be sure to check out our Espresso Italiano Soap Bar as a great companion to this scrub!  Ingredients 1/4 cup sea salt 1/4 cup organic white sugar 1/2 cup organic brown sugar 1/4 cup oatmeal, finely ground 2 tsp apricot oil 2 tsp shea butter 2 tsp espresso, finely ground 5 drops coffee essential oil (optional) Directions Combine sugars, salt, and oatmeal in...

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5 Essential Oils for Beautiful Skin - anti-aging, balancing, anti-inflammatory and more!

5 Essential Oils for Beautiful Skin - anti-aging, balancing, anti-inflammatory and more!

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Combining your essential oils with quality carrier oils provides safety, enhances therapeutic properties, reduces evaporation, increases absorption and saves you money. Always use proper dilution.  Lavender A great starter oil, generally very gentle, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory. Useful for many skin types. Carrot Seed Oil Minimizes wrinkles and helps smooth scars. Frankincense Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, reduces scars and wrinkles. This is an endangered plant so be sure to purchase from sustainable sources. Geranium Astringent & balances the skin’s sebum. Rose Otto Regenerate mature skin. Citrus oils are generally photo-toxic with the exception of sweet orange oil. This is not the same as...

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DIY All Natural Shave Oil Recipe with Essential Oils

DIY All Natural Shave Oil Recipe with Essential Oils

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Making your own shave oil is quick and easy! This recipe has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties which makes it great if your struggle with razor burn or bumps. It's also extremely moisturizing so it leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.  Start with:  2 oz. calendula infused olive oil Option 1 12 drops lavender essential oil 6 drops chamomile essential oil Option 2 10 drops lavender essential oil 5 drops rosemary essential oil 3 drops clove essential oil Combine essential oils and carrier oil in a dropper bottle. Use shave oil to replace standard shaving cream or soap. Place a...

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