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How to Diffuse Essential Oils for Personal Use
June 16, 2022

How to Diffuse Essential Oils for Personal Use

If you have dabbled with essential oils chances are you have heard about “diffusing” essential oils. Essential oil diffusion refers to any method used to disperse the aromatic molecules into the air. Diffusing essential oils can impart a lovely aroma, quickly improve your mood, and even help create new, positive memories and experiences. In this blog, I focus on a few of my favorite very simple ways to take advantage of the ambiance and the aromatherapeutic benefits of essential oils.
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Essential Oil Basics: A Guide To Dilution Rates
May 15, 2022

Essential Oil Basics: A Guide To Dilution Rates

Applying essential oils topically without dilution is a highly debated subject. Due to their high concentration, the general consensus among certified aromatherapists is that you should not apply undiluted "neat" essential oils to the skin except under the supervision of a professional. This blog explores the factors to consider when diluting essential oils, how to calculate essential oil dilution rates, and how to use an essential oil dilution chart.
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Essential Oil Basics: A Guide To Carrier Oils
May 10, 2022

Essential Oil Basics: A Guide To Carrier Oils

What are carrier oils? Unlike essential oils which are distilled or expressed from the aromatic components of a plant, carrier oils are derived from oily seeds, kernels, or nuts. Carrier oils allow you to dilute concentrated essential oils so that they be safely applied to the skin, but they are not all alike. Each oil contains different fatty acids and nutrients and has its own set of therapeutic properties. So let's explore some carrier oils.
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Photosensitivity and Citrus Essential Oils
January 20, 2022

Photosensitivity and Citrus Essential Oils

The scents from citrus essential oils like grapefruit, orange, lemon, and lime are magnificent when you need to boost your mood or brighten your day. You may have heard the terms “phototoxicity” or “photosensitivity” when reading about citrus essential oils which may scare you away from using these wonderfully uplifting oils. If you do your research and use them properly, you can reap the benefits of these refreshing oils while keeping your skin safe. Since many people are misinformed about photosensitivity and citrus oils, let’s explore some information.
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