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Essential oils can have an impact on our physical and emotional well-being.  Here’s a brief summary of some essential oils to try when you are feeling… Anger (to soothe) – Chamomile, ylang ylang Anger (unexpressed) – Rosemary Anxiety – Bergamot, citrus oils, melissa Apathy – Patchouli Depression – Clary sage, bergamot, jasmine Insomnia – Marjoram, […]

The body absorbs oils the fastest through inhalation (breathing) and secondly through application to the feet or ears.  Layering oils can increase the rate of absorption by applying one oil, rubbing it into the skin then applying another oil; however, some oils need to be diluted. If you are using the layering technique, you can […]

To create your personal astrological blend, choose oils from the signs that dominate your chart.  Then mix a few drops of each oil into a base of jojoba oil and enjoy. Aries   (Fire element)   black pepper, basil, ginger, coriander, mugwort Taurus   (Earth element)   ylang ylang, rose, honeysuckle, thyme, mints Gemini   (Air element)    caraway, carrot, fennel, […]

Facial oils soothe and nourish the delicate skin of the face.  They also help seal the skin by helping it retain moisture and provide a measure of protection from surface contaminants.  To apply facial oils, gently massage the face with the palms of the hands. A nice blend to use for aging skin: 1 teaspoon […]

You can use essential oils to enhance your mood in any environment.  Here are some examples. For the office – a blend of lavender and grapefruit oil creates a tranquil atmosphere and stimulates the senses. To pick up a down mood – make a blend of geranium, lavender and bergamot.  Place in a room diffuser […]

Essential oils can be helpful in maintaining a healthy environment.  Here are some tips to try (Note:  these tips are not intended as medical treatments, always consult your medical professional for any health issue.) Citronella oil on the melted wax of a candle or hot charcoal briquette can dispel mosquitoes and other picnic pests. For […]

Essential oils can be applied directly to the body using one to six drops of oil.  More is not necessarily better.  However, some oils may need to be diluted with a carrier oil (an example of oils that should be diluted are cinnamon, lemongrass, oregano and thyme.)  Additionally, caution should be used with oils such […]