Essential oil how made

How Essential Oils Are Made

Written by: | November 29, 2017 | one response

Essential Oils are concentrated, aromatic volatile compounds that can sometimes seem magical to those of us who love and use them. The term “essential oil” is actually short for quintessential oil from the Aristotelian idea that matter is composed of four elements, namely, fire, air, earth, and water. The fifth element, or quintessence, was then considered […]

Oakmoss Absolute for Men’s Skincare

Written by: | October 2, 2017 | Leave a Comment

 Oakmoss Absolute Rich and earthy, Oakmoss Absolute is an excellent choice when creating that perfect signature scent for your Men’s Skincare Line. Lichen (Evernia prunasti) has a uniquely masculine and sensual aroma. The deep undertones of bark and moss are both uplifting and grounding. Oakmoss provides an intense earthy, smokey richness reminiscent of fall leaves […]

Essential Oils for Winter + Aromatherapy Guides

Written by: | September 25, 2017 | 3 responses

Fall is officially here, and in the Pacific Northwest, we’re already seeing pumpkin spice lattes in hand, cozy sweaters and autumn tone jackets on the streets. Our umbrellas are almost out and ready for the upcoming rain. The air is thick with pine and cedar, and the markets are full of red apples, squash, gourds, […]

USDA Cert. Organic Lime EO

Written by: | September 18, 2017 | Leave a Comment

I’ll talk a little about my love for Lime EO.  The tart yet sweet tanginess. The bright, energizing, and cheerful aroma. The heady top note of citrus. Wow!  Lime reminds me of summer and evokes images of walking through citrus groves and languidly lounging under a tree reading a book. Two of my favorite things […]

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Scotch Pine Essential Oil

Scotch Pine Essential Oil

Written by: | December 12, 2016 | Leave a Comment

The triangular, full shape of the young Scotch pine makes for a picture perfect Christmas tree, but did you know this beautiful tree also produces essential oil? Scotch pine essential oil smells sweet and piney, just like a fresh cut Christmas tree, and not anything like the commercial “pine” household cleansers you’re used to. What’s more, […]

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Hiba Essential Oil

Written by: | December 5, 2016 | one response

The Japanese consider the Hiba or Asnaro to be a  sacred tree with precious wood, in fact, they have a saying about using Hiba wood in the construction of sacred Shinto shrines and homes: “A house made of Hiba will have no termites for years.” It’s the distinct combination of terpenes and other components that give […]

Holiday Spice Essential Oil Blend

Written by: | November 2, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Autumn is that beautiful time of the year when leaves start to fall and signal that the holidays are just around the corner! We’re all starting to crave cozy evenings by the fireplace, snowy days spent baking (or making skin and body care products) and sipping hot apple cider (or mulled wine). It’s a special time […]

The Magic and Joy of Jasmine Absolute

Written by: | August 18, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Often called the King of Flowers, the heady scent of jasmine in the cool night air is unlike anything else in the world. Along with rose, the Queen of Flowers, and orange blossom, jasmine absolute is considered one of the very finest of scents and has enticed and delighted people from different cultures and regions […]

Creating Spa Rituals

Written by: | August 4, 2016 | 2 responses

Boost your Business with Customer-Centered Spa Journeys As a business, one of the most important activities you do is deciding what products and services to offer. Furthermore, as a business with lots of competition, it is harder– and nowadays even more important, to stand out. Listing massage, facials, or body treatment options by duration and type […]

Essential Oils — Beyond the Pleasing Aromas

Written by: | May 2, 2016 | 13 responses

Essential Oils — More than Just A Pleasing Aroma Essential Oils are fabulous. We all love them for their amazing power to uplift, calm, delight, and fascinate our spirits. We blend them together to get a unique scent profile for ourselves, and even for our pets! I love using our Pet EO Blend of Cypress, […]