Beyond Candy Canes: 21 Uses for Peppermint Oil

Soothing, cool, and refreshing, peppermint oil smells great and offers many health benefits. Peppermint can ease congestion, support oral health, repel pests, soothe headaches, and even relieve stress. Peppermint oil is a must in your essential oil collection — especially if you like to create chemical-free, do-it-yourself home and healthcare products. Found in candy canes and peppermint candies at Christmas, or year-round

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Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii) has a deep, resinous, balsamic scent. It’s familiar and comforting, yet rare enough in daily life that smelling it makes the moment stand out. Frankincense’s ability to remind me that every moment is special is one reason I love it. Below, I’ll share some Aromatherapy recipes with Frankincense essential oil, and talk about the therapeutic effects it

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What Are Carrier Oils? Benefits and Uses

WHAT ARE CARRIER OILS? Carrier Oils have been used since the time of ancient Greece and Rome when aromatic oils were used in massages, baths, cosmetics, and medicinal applications. In the 1950s, Marguerite Maury, the first person to use individually prescribed combinations of essential oils for the individual’s desired therapeutic benefits, began diluting essential oils in a vegetable Carrier Oil

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Sweet Basil Essential Oil

Basil Essential Oil is derived from the leaves of the Ocimum basilicum botanical, better known as the Basil herb. This plant receives its name from the Latin word basilius as well as the Greek word basilikón phutón, which mean “royal plant,” hence Basil is also known as the Queen of Herbs or l’herbe royale, meaning “royal herb” in French. It may also be referred to as

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Wintergreen, A Sweet and Warming Oil

Wintergreen Essential Oil, sometimes called Gaultheria Oil, is derived from the leaves of the Wintergreen herb, also known as Teaberry, Partridge Berry, and Checkerberry. The plant receives it name from its natural predisposition to continue to photosynthesize even during the winter months, thus keeping the plant’s green color year-round. Plants in this category of vegetation are now referred to as

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Discover the Health Benefits of the ‘Christmas Tree’

The Pine tree is easily recognized as the “Christmas Tree,” but it is also commonly cultivated for its wood, which is rich in resin and is thus ideal for use as fuel, as well as for making a pitch, tar, and turpentine, substances that are traditionally used in construction and painting. In folk tales, the height of the Pine tree

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Create Inner Peace with Rose Geranium Oil

Rose Geranium belongs to the Geranium family and to the Pelargonium genus in particular. While the Geraniums in the Geraniaceae family are known as the “True Geraniums,” the Pelargonium group of plants is commonly referred to as the “Scented Geraniums,” which have fragrances that can be categorized as follows: Category Can smell like… Rosy Rose Citrusy Orange, Lemon, Lime Fruity Strawberry, Apricot,

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Cedarwood Essential Oil, Uses, Benefits, Skin Care, Hair Care, Aromatherapy

HISTORY OF CEDARWOOD OIL USAGE Cedarwood Essential Oil is steam distilled from the wood of the Cedar tree, of which there are several species, such as Cedrus atlantica, Cedrus deodara, Juniperus Mexicana, and Juniperus virginiana, which are more commonly recognized as Atlas, Himalayan, Texan, and Virginian Cedarwood, respectively. Throughout history, Cedarwood Essential Oil has been used by various cultures, such as Native American and Tibetan

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