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Recipe for a DIY Relaxing Aromatherapy Spray

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We could all use a little relaxation these days, perhaps more than most! Reset and refresh your mood and your mind with this simple and easy-to-make relaxing aromatherapy spray! The acacia gum will not thicken, but it will solubilize the essential oils into the Body Linen Spray so no need to shake before use. Learn […]

Scenting Secrets of an Aromatherapist

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Click here to download our Scenting Guide 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 Shampoo […]

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Aromatherapy: 7 Scents of Summer

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7 Perfect Essential Oils for Sensational Summer Products By Kathy Steinbock, Cert. Aroma. R.A. The Scents of Summer Nothing brings back summer memories for me more than the smells of my childhood summers. Cut grass, citrus fruit trees in bloom, the buzz of summer critters and the bug spray used to outwit them. These are […]

Extracts, Distillates, Hydrosols, and Tinctures – What are they and What’s the Difference?

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Extracts, Distillates, Hydrosols, and Tinctures are effective and fun ingredients to use in your skincare. They can add color, scent, and can even replace water to add extra beneficial attributes to your formulations, but you may be asking yourself “What exactly are extracts, hydrosols, distillates and tinctures and what’s the difference between them?” You’re not […]

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Lavender – The Plant and its Use in Skin Care

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Lavender is one of the most well-known herbs and the ambassador of aromatherapy to many people. An iconic addition to almost all postcards of southern France, it’s well-loved in aromatherapy, skin care, and hair care. We’ll discuss the plant itself, its versatility, and how to use it in cosmetics. The Lavender Plant Although available in […]

Celestial Essential Oil Blend – Heavenly!

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Essential oil blending is an art. Choosing the right top, middle, and bass notes to achieve the aroma you desire can be challenging. Sometimes, you just get it perfect and create a blend that is balanced, smooth and makes you close your eyes to take in the divine aroma fully. This is the experience you’ll have when […]

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Pets and Natural Pet Care Products

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Today we’re talking about our furry and feathered friends, because they deserve great products, too. Did you know 65% of all US households have at least one pet in them?! That’s 80 million households where humans and pets are hanging out enjoying each other and making life better for everyone.  And the 2017-2018 trends show […]

Sirius Skincare for Women

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Let your Natural Beauty Shine Introducing Stellar Skincare with the Sirius Collection for Women. Inspired by the brightest star in the sky, the Sirius Collection was expertly formulated to let your natural beauty shine brightly all year long. Both the day and night moisturizers are infused with Essential’s exclusive Women’s Balance EO Blend with Clary Sage, […]

Essential Oils for Winter + Aromatherapy Guides

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Fall is officially here, and in the Pacific Northwest, we’re  seeing cozy sweaters and autumn tone jackets on the streets. Our umbrellas are almost out and ready for the rain. The air is thick with pine and cedar, and the markets have been full of red apples, squash, gourds, pomegranates, and walnuts. Don’t forget that […]

The Magic and Joy of Jasmine Absolute

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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 […]

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Natural Fragrance Oils – Non-Essential Oil Ways to Scent

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Sensational Scents without Essential Oils We are truly living in a wonderful time for natural and organic products. Consumer demand is driving innovation in creating sustainable and natural ways to attain fragrances that have been out of reach for those wishing to steer clear of harsh, synthetic chemicals. With increased demand, more time, effort, and […]

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Essential Oils — Beyond the Pleasing Aromas

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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, […]