These six essential oils are some of our favorites to help protect against the winter woes, sniffle bugs that are always on the attack and help cut through the aches and pains of fighting the cold weather.Read More
The name of this essential oil may sound a bit funny but when it comes to fighting the wee beasties of Sniffle Season, Cajuput is all business. Cajuput, Melaleuca leucadendron L. Var, cajuputi, is a botanical cousin to Tea Tree, Melaleuca alternifolia. These cousins share many of the same beastie fighting qualities but smell quite different. Cajuput doesn’t possess the highly antiseptic scent of tea tree. Its scent is much fresher with only a hint of its cousin’s antiseptic smell. Imagine eucalyptus meets tea tree.
This uplifting essential oil has traditionally been usedRead More
When you smell Palmarosa Essential Oil it has a beautiful, fresh, herbal-rose scent. My mind immediately escapes to walking through the fields in summer with the scent of wild roses drifting on warm breezes. During these winter months that mental experience alone is reason enough to keep Palmarosa Essential Oil on hand. Couple that mental escape with its antimicrobial properties and you have a winter winner!Read More
Lemongrass is one of the essential oils I always keep a generous supply of on hand. Studies show that Lemongrass (Cymbopogon schoenanthus) Essential Oil is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial, inhibiting the growth of molds, yeasts, Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria.
list of properties.Read More
Sniffle Season is in full swing!
Most folks familiar with essential oils know how wonderful Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Lavender essential oils are for treating and even stopping many of the micro bugs that are rampant this time of the year. As wonderful as these three essential oils are, why only turn to them when the wee beasties are on the attack?Read More
Are you experiencing the post-holiday letdown? Do you struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? If so, you’re not along.Read More
Now that life is returning to post holiday normal, have any of these thoughts or similar dawdled through your head?
How can the holidays be over already?
Argggg, it’s dark when I leave for work and is getting dark as I drive home
Oh great, now that the kids are back in school they’ll be bring home the
Why did I make that stupid New Year’s resolution that this is the year I’m
finally going to live healthier, be more active and make more mindful choices for my family
Stupid winter, I hate winter … … …
Happy first day of Winter!
Happy shortest day of the year!
Happy more daylight every day for the next 6 months!!!
No, these aren’t the ravings of some crazed northerner hopped up on too much Christmas music and hot cocoa with marshmallows. This is how I choose to embrace winter and life, always looking for the positive and a new adventure.Read More
We are looking forward to sharing a whole lot of this-and-that about the amazing world of beneficial botanicals with everyone! We should be up and blogging with all of you VERY soon.