Bergamot Essential Oil: For Pain and Stress Relief

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is a plant that produces citrus fruit that is defined as either a hybrid between a sour orange and lemon, or a mutation of lemon.  Bergamot essential oil is cold-extracted from the peel of the fruit; many experts support the idea that cold extraction helps to preserve more active compounds in essential oils that may […]

Helichrysum Essential Oil For Skin, Joints, and More

Helichrysum italicum is a plant that produces golden yellow flowers, which produce Helichrysum essential oil.  The essential oil from Helichrysum italicum has been used in herbal health practices since ancient times in Greece.  It is best known for its skin care benefits.  However, it boasts many different full-body benefits due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant,  antimicrobial, antifungal, and […]

Lavender Essential Oil: Uses and Benefits

Who here hasn’t smelled lavender essential oil at some point in their lives? *Insert cricket sounds here* There is a reason lavender is one of the most popular essential oils on the market. The versatile properties of lavender essential oil makes it a favorite among essential oil amateurs and enthusiasts alike, and a must-have oil […]

Understanding Carrier Oils

Before we delve into the topic of carrier oils, let’s revisit the definition of an essential oil – these are naturally occurring aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants, whch contain the natural smell and characteristics of the plant.  Essential oils are volatile, meaning they rapidly evaporate […]

Essential Oils for Autism Spectrum Disorders

The past decade has shown an increase in the popularity of autism specitrum disorder (ASD) symptom management using holistic techniques.  Through research and experimentation, I developed an essential oil blend that helps our family manage the daily challenges of autism. To understand how essential oils can help with autism, we need to first understand the […]

Thyme Essential Oil: Uses and Benefits

Did you know that thyme is one of the ten essential oils that I have chosen for the Ten Essential Oils for Your Home Care kit? It's an essential oil staple for so many different clinical applications.  For example, many men and women struggle with low progesterone levels, which have been linked with infertility, PCOS [...]

Geranium Essential Oil: Benefits and Uses

Geranium has significant antidepressant, antiseptic, and wound healing properties.  It is often used as a cost-effective substitute for rose oil.  Note: the recommended maximum concentration for safe and effective dermal application is 17.5%.  Do not take internally without first consulting a health care practitioner.