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Testing New Oils

Some oils can cause sensitization or allergic reactions in some individuals. When using a new oil for the first time, do a skin patch on a small area of skin. Place a small amount of the diluted essential oil on the inside of your elbow and apply a bandage. Wait 24 hours to see if […]

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Evoking The Right Moods With Candles

For your wedding anniversary this time, you planned a lovely evening, complete with a sumptuous dinner by candlelight. Though everything went according to your plan, the candles spoiled the evening. First, the table got all dirty with burnt wax all over it. Second, the soot and smoke marred the romantic atmosphere. The ordinary candles that […]

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Defining the Carrier Oil’s Role

Essential oils are great to use around your home, but before you run out to your local health food store to buy a bunch of these bottles, you need to know a little more about how to use them. When you purchase any essential oil, you will first notice that you are buying a very […]

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Many Uses of Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree, or melaleuca alternifolia is just one of those wonder oils! This, along with lavender are the only essential oils which can be used neat on the skin, however with all things, some people may be sensitive to this. It’s right up there as an anti fungal/bacterial/septic, fights any bugs, and also helps to […]

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Essential Oils and the Herpes Virus

The Herpes virus is a difficult little bug; a so-called ‘incurable’ infection with painful skin lesions. The sores come and go, more frequenly for some individuals than others, and often flollow stressful life conditions where the immune system may be weakened. Allopathic medicine doesn’t yet have a cure for this disease, only pills and creamse […]

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Five Things You Can Do with Tea Tree Oil

Experts say that there are at least five to ten pounds of chemicals found in cleaning products per household. If that estimate is true, it is important to try to find cleaners that will actually clean your home without using chemicals to do so. One option is to use Tea Tree oil while cleaning. Tea […]

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Using Essential Oils With Children

To introduce aromatherapy to babies place 2 drops of essential oil C(try Lavender) on a tissue and keep it nearby when you are feeding him or her. He will come to associate the aroma with love and comfort. Use this scent at night to help him sleep. When you leave the child with a sitter the aroma will comfort and reassure him.

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10 Tips about Perfume and Fragrances

Here are 10 tips for the fragrance lover, to make sure you can make the most out of your perfume. 1. About testing perfumes: Spray the fragrance onto the tester paper and place it 1 foot away from yourself, and then fan it gently. 2. About testing perfumes: Spray the fragrance up into the air […]

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The Healing Power of Tea Tree Oil

Image via Wikipedia Tea tree oil is a wonderful and very helpful and effective product. No other essential oil on the market can quite live up to tea tree oil. Even if you are not an essential oil expert or a fanatic about aromatherapy, you can make good use of tea tree oil. Tea tree […]

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The Art of Essential Oil Massage

Need a relaxing massage? You have probably seen or heard of, (or perhaps even had) a massage, but have you ever had one before using aromatherapy and essential oils? If you have not, then you are in for a real treat. Massages that are based on the principles of aromatherapy not only relax your mind, […]

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Olive Oil – Oil Profile

Olive: Olea Europaea Medicinal Parts: Leaves, bark, fruit. Description: The olive tree is an evergreen native to the Mediterranean area but widely grown in tropical areas and warm climates. Properties and Uses: Leaves: antiseptic, astringent, febrifuge, and tranquilizer. Oil: cholagogue, demulcent, emollient, laxative. A decoction of the leaves or inner bark of the tree is […]

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Modern History of Aroma Therapy

Towards the end of the 19th Century, as a French chemist, Professor Rene Gattefosse, accidentally discovered the healing power of lavender essence, when he plunged his hand into a bowl of lavender oil after receiving a bad burn. The burn healed quickly, without forming a blister or leaving a scar. He then began many years […]

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