Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy has a 2 part series called: Top 10 Worst Injuries from Essential Oils of 2014 This is an ongoing study they are working on. I think these are important to read as sooo many people are misinformed about essential oil safety, or worse, they are given poor advice without doing their own research. … Continue reading Essential Oil Safety Information (AIA Injury Reports)
HI Friends! It has been brought to my attention that Mountain Rose Herbs & Starwest Botanicals are no longer allowed to ship essential oils to Canada! This is due to the possibility of them being flammable. Needless to say, this is quite upsetting to me - as I am from Canada. SO - my mission the last … Continue reading Canadian Suppliers for Essential OIls
I'm sure most of you have heard of Oil Pulling. I had been doing the coconut oil method for quite some time with pretty fantastic results BUT I still had some issues with sore gums, inflammation and sensitivity. Not nearly as bad as before I started oil pulling but I needed some extra relief.. It … Continue reading Oil Pulling – Highly Effective Herbal Infused Method.
What does phototoxic mean? Phototoxic basically means certain oils become toxic in direct sunlight. When a phototoxic essential oil is left on the skin, and you are exposed to the sun, the harmful effects are increased. (severe sunburn, blisters, swelling & even skin colour change) Best said by David Fisher from candleandsoap.about.com: Phototoxicity, sometimes referred … Continue reading Phototoxic Essential Oil Safety
Choosing the right Carrier Oil for your Handmade Remedies. This is a list of CARRIER OILS - for a list of Essential Oils & Their properties see HERE SKIN TYPE Normal Apricot Kernel Sweet Almond Jojoba Sunflower Dry / Damaged / Mature Argan Avocado Sweet Almond Baobab Borage Seed Calendula Camelina Coconut Jojoba Kukui Nut … Continue reading The Ultimate Roundup of Carrier Oils & Their Uses.
Healing of nearly anything - cuts, bites, rashes, skin irritations, itchiness, the list goes on and on. Coconut oil is by far my most favorite ingredient in many things! The list is endless as to what it can be used for. I decided to compile a list of MY TOP 50 + FAVORITE ways to use … Continue reading Top 50+ Uses for Coconut Oil.
Making your own infused oils isn't as difficult as you may think! I use so many different oils for so many different all natural remedies, I love to make (most) of my own. A FEW THINGS YOU MAY NEED: (depending on desired preparation) Your desired herbs / flowers *Organic is best* (I like to use dried … Continue reading Infusing Your Own Oils ~ Herbal Oil Infusion.