7 Essential Oil Myths - Part 2 June 26 2015, 0 Comments
7 Essential Oil Myths - Part 1 June 18 2015, 0 Comments
There are many myths about essential oil use floating around. As part of our series on using essential oils safely I thought I would share some of those myths and some alternative ways to use your oils.
Myth # 1- You can't be allergic to essential oils because they are natural.Continue Reading
Dilution and Carrier Oils: Using Essential Oils Safely June 03 2015, 0 Comments
This week we will dig in to dilution a bit and the different carrier oils you can use to dilute your oils. Many times fractionated coconut oil is recommended across the board. This is not an oil I personally choose to use. I like to look at each oil for it’s properties and then choose my carrier oil based on the benefits it provides in relationship to what I am trying to achieve with my essential oils.Continue Reading
Safety First. Or Maybe Not. 4 Things You Must Know. May 21 2015, 0 Comments
If you're already using essential oils or looking to start incorporating them into your life, you should know and be familiar with these terms. Irritant, Sensitization, Toxic and Phototoxic.Continue Reading
Ditch Toxic Bug Spray with these Essential Oils May 12 2015, 0 Comments
Ingredients: Are they really that important? March 22 2015, 0 Comments
Every product we make at Puro Co. is handcrafted with each ingredient being selected for a specific purpose. It could be grape seed oil for its astringent properties, calendula for its anti-inflammatory properties or coconut oil's ability to produce a harder bar of soap with a fluffy and stable lather. Each ingredient that we use is researched and carefully selected to make a superior product for our customers.Continue Reading
Lemon Balm: A sweet tea with amazing benefits February 25 2015, 0 Comments
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is a sweet scented member of the mint family. This herb is an easy to grow perennial that does well in zones 4-9. Lemon balm is native to the eastern Mediterranean and western Asia regions. The name Melissa is derived from a greek word meaning bee leaf, due to honey bees fondness to this plant. It is said in ancient Greece sprigs of lemon balm were placed into beehives to attract wandering honeybee swarms and around the outsides of hives to prevent bees from swarming.
Plantain: A common weed with extensive uses February 19 2015, 0 Comments
Plantain (Plantago major) is a common backyard weed that grows pretty much everywhere. It's right up there with dandelions. Most of you probably see it every time you are outside in the warmer months and may not even realize what it is. Although perceived as a pesky weed its actually a very handy little herb to recognize as its uses are numerous and may be helpful for various issues encountered while out in nature.Continue Reading
Calendula: Why I grow, use and can't live without it. February 10 2015, 0 Comments
If you've followed us or used any of our products, you can probably tell that I love Calendula. It is one of my favorite herbs that I use the most in my day to day life and in the products I make for Puro Co. I thought that it's important to share as much information about this amazing herb as I can. Below you'll find some reasons why it's an essential herb for everyone trying to lead a natural lifestyle.
What are the Characteristics of an Essential Oil? January 30 2015, 0 Comments
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.Continue Reading