Monthly aromatherapy articles, recipes, tips and savings
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Monthly aromatherapy articles, recipes, tips and savings
These articles suggest essential oil blends and aromatherapy recipes, to help you enhance your life with aromatherapy.
The bracing and fresh scent of eucalyptus seems so uniquely appropriate for the seemingly never-ending, dim days of winter — a season that wears us down with cold weather outdoors and bad air quality indoors. read more.
Life has a way of throwing our health, diet, emotional and even spiritual balances out of whack, so each new year we reset our intentions to achieve — and hopefully maintain — balance throughout the coming year. read more.
You can enhance the holidays with aromatherapy gifts in many ways. Whether it's scenting the atmosphere with a holiday diffusion, helping a friend discover the power of essential oils or providing an aromatic interlude from the holiday hustle and bustle, aromatherapy makes your holidays more festive. read more.
Certain essential oils feature aromas that pull our thoughts back to the mindfulness effort. A simple whiff of their calming, centering and balancing aromas remind us that it's not about the perfect gift, the perfect decoration or the perfect party, but simply being perfectly mindful of ourselves and others. read more.
Become your own two-ingredient, two-step natural body care formulator and eliminate all of the superfluous ingredients that you don't need to pay for, apply to your skin or rinse into the environment. read more.
If you are a practical DIY-type who’d like to create some multi-functional, discrete essential oil diffusers that you can tuck or hang up anywhere, try putting together a few of these homemade pumice stone diffusers. read more.
Tea tree is one of the most-used essential oils, but did you know that there's more than one kind of tea tree? What's more, some tea trees sold are blends, tough to distinguish from the genuine oils distilled from the selected species. Aura Cacia Tea Tree, Lemon Tea Tree and Lavender Tea Tree are each distilled from single botanicals. read more.
Imagine the warm, tingly feeling of bright summer sunshine on your bare skin. What is happening to your skin? Why is it getting warm? Will it burn? Will it tan? To answer these questions and learn how to best care for your skin when you spend time in the sun, you have to first understand the nature of sunlight. read more.
How do Aura Cacia essential oils make it from the field the plants grow in, into the bottle that you hold in your hand? And how are we certain that all of our oils are just as nature made them? It’s a complicated, but well-established and fail-safe journey that every drop of every one of our oils makes. read more.
The rising popularity of rosehip seed oil is due to its many uses as one of the best beauty serums for facial care. Aura Cacia's purchasing team recently visited the source of our rosehip oil in the Patagonia region of Chile during harvest season — a trip that highlighted six reasons why Aura Cacia rosehip oil is worth all the hype: read more.
Spring cleaning creates a healthy home, but for overall good health the process should also be applied to our interior mental spaces as well as our physical dwellings. read more.
Cold, dry weather can wreak havoc on skin, leaving it dull, dry, chapped and itchy (yikes). In fact, it's right about halfway through winter that your skin can reach its peak dryness. So now's the perfect time to rejuvenate your skin with a head-to-toe regimen that includes chemical-free, nourishing emollients and, of course, essential oils. read more.
Autumn is the quintessential season of transition and looking ahead. As summer winds down, it's the ideal time to take stock and stock up on home items. It’s also a good time to check your stash of essential oils and craft the ideal line-up of essences for the seasons to come. read more.
Did you know that prior to ChapStick®’s launch in the 1800s, earwax was commonly used as lip balm? Thankfully, nowadays there's a more civilized approach to lip care! Not only can you find many natural, organic, and petroleum-free lip balms, but you can easily obtain the ingredients needed to make a simple natural lip balm yourself. read more.
Have the fires of love fizzled for you and your partner? If so, you're not alone. Living today is filled with distractions and obligations that can block passion and loving empathy: work, stress, family responsibilities, physical health, mental well-being, aging and boredom are just some of them. read more.
There's nothing like the clean, refreshing scent of citrus to awaken the senses. Quality is always important, but when it comes to citrus, it's especially important that the oils you use are high quality, organic and cold-pressed. This article gives you a clear explanation why it's important, explains the difference between steam distillation and cold pressed, and includes the aromatherapy effects of citrus oils. read article
An essential oil blend is created for aesthetic and/or therapeutic benefits. But how do you go about creating a blend? What aromas make a good "marriage." This article offers basics on oil blending, and includes ideas for creating simple essential oil blends. read article
Winter season essential oils cleanse and freshen air in homes shut tight against cold weather. A list of recommended oils is included in this article, as well as lovely recipes for creating your own special blends to enhance your home with familiar seasonal scents. read article
Chemotypes are several different kinds of one essential oil. They aren't manufactured in a laboratory, rather some plants produce variations in the chemical makeup of their essential oils. This article discusses some of the plants that yield chemotypes, how their aromas differ from standard oils, and gives detailed examples about lavandin and basil chemotypes. read article
Aromatherapy is a natural, gentle way to help nourish the body, mind and spirit. This article lists essential oils that can help you achieve a state of relaxation, and includes recipes for a refreshing spritzer, luxurious foot bath and a cooling foot cream. read article
Aromatherapy is used for more than just relaxation. Learn how to make an energizing shower gel, a memory-enhancing blend, and an inspiring blend to enhance your creativity. read article
There are two ways to create balancing aromatherapy blends: by using balanced essential oils or by combining oils that have opposing effects but complementary aromas. Learn which oils are excellent balancing oils, two methods for creating balancing blends, recipes, and more in this interesting article. read article
Oils derived from the below-ground root and rhizome structures of plants support the mind, body and spirit as much as they support the plants themselves. This article discusses three important essential oils that are derived from the roots and rhizomes of Angelica, Vetiver and Ginger. read article
Cut off from the light we thrive on most of the year, we humans often grow restless and depressed during the darkness of winter. Essential oil of the ripe berry of the juniper tree has a gentle therapeutic effect that is both invigorating and uplifting. You'll learn all about the juniper berry, its oil, and a recipe for a wintertime aromatherapy blend in this helpful article. read article
Traveling can be a challenging time, especially if you suffer from motion sickness or worry about transportation, accommodations or constant changes in routine. Let essential oils help you reduce your tension, settle your stomach and enhance your enjoyment of the trip read article
Since ancient times, we have used scent to entice and excite. Eighteenth century's King George III banned perfume as a form of sorcery, after taking note of how women of ill repute used it to seduce men. And modern perfume manufacturers - with scientific evidence backing them up - develop perfume blends with just such a purpose in mind. read article