I get that question a lot from various customers at shows. Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) is actually classified as a perennial, bushy herb that is from the mint family. It has erect stems, grows approximately 2 – 3 feet high and produces small pale white-pink flowers.
This oil is produced from the petals of rose flowers and it takes about 8,000 roses or 42 lbs. of rose petals to make 5 ml or approx. 1 tsp. of essential oil. Rose petals are harvested by hand after the morning dew has dried yet before the hot midday sun is up. The petals then have to be processed either by distillation or extraction to remove the essential oils from the petals.
National Carrot Cake Day deserves to be celebrated. You are probably not going to have fabulous skin by eating a diet filled with junk food, fats and sugars. What you put in your mouth really does show up on your skin. So how do we celebrate National Carrot Cake Day without suffering incredible guilt pangs at not eating right? Read on!
Peppermint Essential Oil Benefits. I don’t know about you, but I see benefits listed for essential oils and I wonder a bit what makes that essential oil work for that ailment. To further both my understanding and hopefully provide assistance to you when reaching for a natural alternative for your health I am going to try and translate Julia’s information into a slightly more practical and beneficial form.
Lavender essential oil is probably regarded by many as the single most important essential oil nature brings us. I know lavender is our best selling scent among our products. If you are interested in delving into the world of aromatherapy and want to try an essential oil lavender is a good place to begin.
We all experience pain points in our lives and essential oils can help with some of those. I am a firm believer in the benefits of essential oils because they have helped me. In this post I am going to cover 5 different areas where essential oils are often helpful.
Some people may think that all-natural soap may not be as effective a weapon against disease but in fact, actually, the reverse is true. If you choose soap made with the right essential oils you can be adding an extra layer of protection in your efforts to stay free of the Coronavirus.
Pet owners have been looking at ways to use essential oils with their animals. The problem is that while some essential oils may help their animals, others can be deadly. Here are a few tips for using essential oils safely on pets.
When looking at ingredients on a natural product that uses essential oils you may see lavandin listed either with lavender or without. It is an essential oil that is similar to lavender with many of the same qualities. Lavandin (Lavandula x intermedia) is actually a hybrid created from true lavender (lavendula augustifolia) and spike lavender (Lavendula latifolia). The true lavender grows higher in the mountains while the spike lavender or aspic as it is sometimes known grows down lower. Where they tended to meet they would cross pollinate and lavandin came into being.
Learn the difference between sweet almond oil and bitter almond oil. Hint: They are not the same thing at all!