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?
Essential oils are amazing, y'all. I'm not talking about adulterated oils that you'll commonly find in health food stores or on Amazon. I'm talking about the real deal. When I learned about the ways essential oil work in plants, I was shocked. It almost was like they are actually smart. But this "intelligence" definitely speaks … Continue reading The Amazing Things Essential Oils can do within a Plant
Have you ever wondered why essential oils might vary from batch to batch? While it makes sense why oils might vary from company to company, why would they vary within the same brand? The answer can be found in a term called secondary metabolites. These are organic compounds made within plants which play a huge … Continue reading Why Essential Oils Might Vary from Batch to Batch
Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. Genesis 2:7 (NASB) I don't know about you, but I rarely compare myself to a plant. I mean, there isn't much to compare, right? I might have scoffed when … Continue reading From the Ground We Came…
I used to be such a skeptic. It's true. I honestly believed that the only purpose of essential oils was to diffuse a pleasant smell and nothing more. Then, I decided that as a mom of eight, I needed to look for better ways to support our family's immune system. Getting sick with ten people … Continue reading From Skeptic to Believer