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The Best Uses and Benefits of Cistus Essential Oil

If you told me that you have never seen or heard of cistus essential oil, I would not be surprised.  This essential oil is extracted from the cistus plant through steam distillation.  Historically, its scent has be used for centering and meditation. Cistus is a type of flowering plant that is common on ted dry [...]

By |2017-11-05T17:46:02-04:00November 5th, 2017|

Some Great Uses of Lilac Essential Oil (Lilac Fragrance Oil)

Most of us can recognize the smell of a lilac when we get a whiff, but are you aware of all the benefits of lilac essential oil?  In reality, it’s just a fragrance oil because it can’t be extracted through steam distillation.  Either way, it still smells great and has some real benefits when used [...]

By |2017-11-05T13:22:42-04:00November 5th, 2017|

How Using Essential Oils for Fibromyalgia Can Be Effective

Before we talk about some of the essential oils for fibromyalgia, let’s go over some of the cause and effects of this painful condition. Fibromyalgia, also known as fibrositis or myofascial pain syndrome, is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain in muscles, bones, and areas of tenderness. Light pressure causes pain to the trigger [...]

By |2017-11-05T12:04:28-04:00November 5th, 2017|

Using Essential Oils To Reduce Swelling Really Works

Before we get into how to use essential oils to reduce swelling, lets review swelling so that we are on the same page.  Swelling is typically caused by inflammation or fluid buildup.  This is when something happens to your body and you start to experience enlargement of organs, muscle, the skin surface and other parts [...]

By |2018-10-26T11:30:59-04:00October 29th, 2017|

The Best Essential Oils For Add (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD

As an essential oil "expert", I get asked a lot of questions on this site.  Some of the most common questions I get are about the best essential oils for add or adhd.  Since it is obviously a topic that people are interested in, I decided that I would write a post focused entirely on [...]

By |2017-10-28T07:49:54-04:00October 3rd, 2017|

Uses and Benefits of Tonka Bean Essential Oil

Tonka bean essential oil is an extract from the tonka bean and provides many health benefits, including preventing blood clots, being a natural insecticide, and being an excellent expectorant. If you are looking to start using essential oils, this one needs to be in your starter set! The tonka bean comes from a wild tree [...]

By |2018-05-18T15:22:09-04:00September 4th, 2017|

Great Benefits And Uses of Sweet Grass Essential Oil

Sweet grass essential oil is an extract from various grass species, namely zubrowka, holy grass, Seneca grass, bison grass and vanilla grass.  It gets its name from the sweet scent that it produces if you cut it before the first frost of the year.  Unfortunately, it is not possible to distill essential oil from grass [...]

By |2018-06-15T12:08:23-04:00September 3rd, 2017|

Top Benefits and Uses of Green Tea Essential Oil

Green tea essential oil is an extract of the green tea plant and is used to moisturize skin, reduce cellulite, and so much more.  It is not to be confused with green tea absolute oil, because that is extracted from camellia sinensis plants, commonly known as “the tea plant”. Green tea is a very common [...]

By |2018-05-18T14:55:44-04:00August 28th, 2017|

The Great Benefits And Uses of Iris Essential Oil

Iris essential oil is an extract from the Iris plants that is widely used for its natural antibacterial and pain killing abilities.  On top of its medicinal qualities, it is one of the most beautiful plants on the planet! Iris is a genus consisting of 260 -300 species of beautiful flowering plants. They are perennial [...]

By |2017-11-26T22:29:30-04:00August 28th, 2017|

The Many Benefits And Uses of Menthol Essential Oil

Menthol essential oil is created from Menthol, an extract from peppermint, corn mint, or other mints. It can also be created synthetically, but any oil created from the synthetic version would not be a true essential oil.  It is best known for giving you that cooling feeling you get from mints and muscle relaxing gels. [...]

By |2018-06-21T12:29:12-04:00August 28th, 2017|