Aromatherapy: 7 Scents of Summer
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 […]
Lavender – The Plant and its Use in Skin Care
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 […]
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 Michelle 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.
Scent a Gallon or a Pail for Holiday Sales!
I work with a lot of companies who are just getting started with their initial line or are trying something new to extend their existing product offering. Scenting one of Essential’s existing bases is often a great first step to quickly and affordably bring a new product to market. One of my clients is bringing out […]
Aromatherapy Scenting Guide
Scenting with Essential Oils Scenting oils and lotions and other skincare products are a great way to introduce aromatherapy into your skincare and body care lines. While each of us have our own preferences, there are industry guidelines for scenting products with Essential or Fragrance Oils. It’s best to start scenting with a portion of […]
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 […]
Aromatherapy: Scents For Men
Aromatherapy for Men by Kathy Steinbock, Cert. Aroma. R.A. Did you know there are a number of great essential oils whose scent are perfectly suited to a man’s temperament and sense of style? We’ve had chemical-based scents for ages. The over-flowing men’s product shelves at the grocery store confirm this; think Old Spice and Axe […]