How Essential Oils Are Made
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 […]
Essential Oils for Winter + Aromatherapy Guides
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, […]
Scenting Secrets of an Aromatherapist
Using essential oils to scent your skin and body care products is the simplest way to make them your own. It’s also a great way to extend your product offerings by changing the essential oil (EO) blend in a best-selling base. For example, you can start with our Thick Hair & Body Wash and market to men by […]
Essential Oils — Beyond the Pleasing Aromas
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, […]
Essential Oils for Winter Gifts (and Pampering)!
Essential Oils for Winter Gifts In the Pacific Northwest, winter has us all reaching for great hydrating oils, crèmes, lotions, and balms to keep our skin, feet, and hair feeling and looking their best. Many of us are using diffusers to freshen our homes and banish that ‘stale’ feeling when windows and doors shut tight […]
Aromatherapy Standards & “Grades”
Contraversy surrounds the entire topic of essential oil grades. If you have ever wondered why then just do a little research and you will see that you get different information from various sources, much of which is inaccurate or simply there as a marketing tool. I always like to talk to Stephen who does all of our purchasing because he comes in contact with farmers, distributors, and experts in the field of aromatherapy everyday and he has been doing it for over 15 years. I asked him to address the issue of essential oils standards.
There are regulated standards of quality by which natural products are evaluated. The one that comes to mind first is “certified organic”. In the United States the term certified organic refers to a material or product that has been cultivated and processed according to the National Organic Program (NOP) standards as defined by the USDA. Various agencies, such as Oregon Tilth, work directly with growers and manufacturers to assure that NOP standards are being met by all parties using the USDA label. These agencies monitor their client’s activity and address issues when guidelines are being overlooked or ignored.
Recipes using Blueberry 100% Natural Fragrance Oil
We’re Excited about Blueberry 100% Natural Fragrance Oil It isn’t often we bring in an ingredient that everyone loves. LOVES! Our customer service staff, our shipping and receiving team, our compounders, and the entire marketing teams went a little nuts over our Natural Fragrance Oils. If you haven’t heard yet, you can learn about […]
Aromatherapy Scenting Guide
Industry Guidelines These are industry guidelines for scenting bulk bases with Essential or Fragrance Oils. It’s best to start scenting with a portion of your base so you can get an idea of how strong you will want the final product. It’s easier to add more scent than it is to remove it. And as […]
Ask the Aromatherapist: Crafting Signature Scents by Blending Essential Oils
Creating a unique blend to match your brand, your mood or your intended scent profile is both rewarding and fun. It’s also easier than one might think once you’ve had a little practice. I like to remind myself blending oils is a little bit science and a little bit art and a lot of personal […]
Recipe Ideas for Summer Feet and Summer Skin
Goat Milk Bath Soaks – Recipe Ideas for Summer Feet and Summer Skin By Val Sanford, Bath Lover, Digital Marketing I love taking baths. Long, hot steamy baths with a glass of wine, a captivating book and an endless supply of hot water. It’s rare for me these days because like most of us, I have […]