Floral favorites: 30 ways to use floral essential oils

So many florals, so little time! When it comes to floral essential oils, there are more options than petals on a rose. With a garden—or cupboard—full of blooms, how do you know which floral oils to try? To make the task a tad easier, we pruned the list of our …

PART 14: FINDING PURE ESSENTIAL OILS: GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations, such as this fascinating blog post series, originally published in 2010, that recounts Gary’s ongoing discoveries about pure essential oils, their properties, and their production. Part …

Growing the Best Lavender Essential Oil: What Does It Take?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations, such as this fascinating blog post series, originally published in 2011, that recounts Gary’s lavender-growing journey. This is Part II in the Lavender Supply series. Lavender …

All About Jasmine

Jasmine oil has the magical ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Its sweet, floral aroma can transform daily rituals—like bath and bedtime—into luxurious and relaxing refuges from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Find out more about how Jasmine oil can enhance your life with this infographic. …

8 Aussie-approved uses for Kunzea essential oil

G’day! We’re taking a trip to the land down under with one of our favorite Australians: Kunzea essential oil. Sheilas and blokes alike will defo fall in love with this fresh favorite. What is Kunzea oil used for? From soothing your skin to keeping outdoor spaces clear, we reckon Kunzea’s …

PART 1: FINDING PURE ESSENTIAL OILS

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations such as this fascinating twenty-part blog post series that recounts Gary’s ongoing discoveries about pure essential oils, their properties, and their production. Here’s Part I. Gary …

PART 2: FINDING PURE ESSENTIAL OILS

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations such as this fascinating twenty-part blog post series that recounts Gary’s ongoing discoveries about pure essential oils, their properties, and their production. Here’s Part II. Gary …

Storing essential oils: The dos and don’ts

Essential oils are an investment in your health and well-being. Learning the dos and don’ts of storing them is just one important way to protect your wellness investment and maximize their benefits.     Dos and don’ts: How do you store essential oils? Do keep the bottle lids on tight. …

Hello, handsome! 15 essential oils for beards (plus 3 tips)

You’re proud of your facial hair—and why shouldn’t you be? You grew it yourself! Whether you’re going for something neat and sleek or you’re rocking a look that really puts the “bear” in beard, taking care of your facial hair is key. And if your new grooming regimen also leaves …

Romance in the air: 5 blends you have to try

  We’ve all heard it before: The heart wants what it wants.Sometimes, however, the heart needs a little convincing. Whether you’re planning your 1st date or 500th, correct lighting, soft music, and someone special are the recipe for romance. Add a romantic diffuser blend to the mix and watch love …