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April 17, 2018

If you are new to the essential oils world or ready to learn more and be better prepared to address anything that comes into your life on a daily basis, you need to equip yourself with the Modern Essentials Book.  This book comes in a book form, which I LOVE because I am old fashioned and like to have physical pages to turn as I read.  However, for those of you who like your apps, you can also get this book in app form for $6.99 from Google Play for Androids or the Apple App Store for...

February 1, 2018

Essential oils are aromatic compounds found in plants.  They are extracted from various plant parts such as flowers, stems, leaves, bark, roots, sap, and fruit.  These compounds are the plant's immune system that helps to protect it from disease and predators.  Through scientific research and history, we have discovered that these oils have value for us as well.

Essential oils are powerful.  They have powerful properties that help support the body's immune system, response to pain...

November 1, 2017

Essential Oils are NOT created equally, and there are many different brands and classes of essential oils.

Essential Oil Classes

  • Synthetic - artificial - found in shampoos, body lotions, candles, etc.

  • Food Grade - deemed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe by FDA) - in foods such as Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing, chewing gum, etc.

  • Therapuetic Grade - have therapeutic value and can evoke a physical or emotional response - found in specialty Spas, Natural Healthfood stores, etc.

  • C...

September 15, 2016

If you have even only dabbled in the essential oil world, chances are that you have heard the term "carrier oil."  You may have no idea what that is or what is means.  You may be wondering what the best choice is.  Here is a guide to help you choose the right carrier oil for you:

"Carrier Oil" Defined

A carrier oil is any vegetable-derived oil that is used when applying essential oils topically to help with absorption into the skin and prevent skin irritation.  Essential oils are hi...

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