Oh my goodness y'all, I can't tell you how concerned I've been lately about the surge of companies that are selling "pure" essential oil, which is anything but. This week I've been following Dr. Robert Pappas of Essential Oil University, and his exposes of the fraudulent oil found at several major retailers. As a person … Continue reading Essential Oil Quality Matters
For the longest time, I thought essential oils were something people used to make their homes smell nice, and that is all. Then, at the end of last summer my two-year-old daughter fell ill with pneumonia. We had just brought home our eighth child from the hospital. I was heartbroken and distraught. I was doing … Continue reading How I Became Interested in Essential Oils
Essential oils are strong stuff! For almost all dermal applications (applications on the skin) diluting the oil with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil, jojoba oil, or almond oil is the safest bet. Essential oils are lipofilic, which means they LOVE oil. They are easily absorbed into the skin, and over time is you … Continue reading Essential Oils that May be Applied Undiluted
Essential oils in drinking water. This is a topic that draws a lot of controversy. When I started using essential oils, most voices I heard said that adding essential oils to drinking water was an unsafe practice. But then again, many other people seemed to love adding oils to their water. I even watched a … Continue reading Essential Oils in Drinking Water. Is it Safe?
Is your lavender the real deal? According to the Lavender Growers Association, 100 times more “lavender oil” is exported from France than is actually grown there. 100 times more lavender? That's a lot! Just where did this extra lavender come from? Most likely, a lot of the oils marketed as "lavender" today are actually lavendin, … Continue reading Is Your Lavender the Real Deal?