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Essential Oil Diffusion Methods to Try

Looking to expand your knowledge of aromatherapy and essential oils? Are you interested in finding out how essential oils can help heal your body and your mind? Then it is time you take a closer look at diffusion. When it comes to essential oils and aromatherapy, diffusions is very important. Diffusion is the way in […]

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Defining Aromatic Ingredients

There are a lot of terms that get thrown around when you look into essential oils and aromatherapy practices. Some, like essential oils, make sense to you. They are exactly as the name suggests oils that are made from pure ingredients like bark, flowers, seeds and other plant material. Some other terms, such as absolutes […]

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Essential Oil Application Methods

There are many different methods of using and applying essential oils. Here are some of the post popular oil application methods: Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! BATH: Add 10-12 drops of a single oil […]

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Single Essential Oil Profiles, Benefits, Indications

Caution for using ANY and ALL essential oils: If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, ALWAYS consult your physician before using essential oils. Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! Below you can find our Single […]

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Basic Candle Making

It is really not that difficult to make your own basic candles! If you are going to be performing any spells or rituals using candles, then to make your own is a good idea, as the candles will pick up your vibrations & will be more pure than ones you buy in a shop, as […]

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Basic Perfume Making

The strength of your aromatic liquid depends upon the ratio of essential oil to water and alcohol. Perfume is the strongest formulation and should comprise 15 to 30 per cent essential oil with the remaining 85 to 70 per cent being between 90 to 95 per cent alcohol and 10 to 5 % water. This […]

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Essential Oil FAQ

What Is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is a gentle but powerful healing art that uses therapeutic grade pure essential oils in a way that can positively effect our physical, emotional and mental health. Certified Aromatherapists will recommend massage (introduction through the skin) and inhalation (introduction through the respiratory system) as the most effective methods of introducing these […]

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Basic Essential Oil Guide

Basic Essential Oil Guide

Aromatherapy has been practiced for around for almost 3500 years and its application in daily lives is as old as our civilization itself. It is the exotic art, and science, of using oils extracted from aromatic plants and herbs to enhance health, emotional well being and beauty. Apart from the physical benefits, essential oils can […]

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The Mind-Smell Connection

Why is smell so strongly linked to memory and emotion? It is not fully understood, but this is no surprise as the complexities of brain activity are still far from being unraveled and understood. The brain holds far more secrets than we have discovered. What is known is that the sense of smell is registered […]

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Oil To Symptom List

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! The following oils may assist in alleviating the complaints featured. This is not a comprehensive list nor is it considered to be a prescription for the named complaint. Angelica […]

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Essential Oils and Children

As in case of adults, aromatherapy works wonderfully in case of children too; a cool aromatic bath in a tub is always eagerly awaited by your children. Many oils can be used to treat many ailments and conditions of your growing children. However, care must be taken in treating children with oils, although there are […]

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The Sense of Smell

Disturbed vibrations occur in the body as a precursor of illness. Vibrational healing restores the body’s healthy vibrations. Essential oils can be used to balance the subtle energy flows in the body. We are surrounded by vibrations at all times. Our ears are tuned to receive sound vibrations, our eyes focus on vibrations of light […]

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Incense Making Tips

1. Be sure all herbs,spices,peels,and flowers are completely dry. 2. All dry ingredients must be ground into a fine powder. 3. Mix all ingredients in a small glass container with a clean stick or your fingers. 4. Let the incense stand over night to dry. 5. Store any unused incense in a tightly capped glass […]

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Advanced Oil Blending

* Massage – 1 to 3 drops essential oil per 5 ml carrier oil * Compress – 2 to 6 drops essential oil per 6 to 8 ounces very hot water (soak cloth, wring out, and apply) * Inhalant – 2 to 6 drops essential oil per 8 to 16 ounces very hot water (inhale […]

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Babies and Essential Oils

A good reminder of the power of essential oils and how they work. To introduce aromatherapy to babies place 2 drops of essential oil (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 […]

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Combining Forces – Essential Oils, Reflexology

By D.S. Braun – Certified Aromatherapist, Certified Reflexologist Introduction In the holistic health care field many healing modalities have become the subject of interest and study for healthcare providers, holistic practitioners and the general populace alike. Many are finding that the combination of two or more therapies brings quicker, more complete relief from physical, emotional, […]

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Affinities of Essential Oils With Crystals

BLACK PEPPER: Bloodstone. Courage, physical energy. CARDAMOM: Carnelian. Sex, overcoming sexual dysfunction. CEDARWOOD: Lepidolite. Spirituality, sleep, protection. EUCALYPTUS: Aquamarine. Health, healing, purification. FRANKINCENSE: Amber. Strength, healing, protection. GERANIUM: Red Tourmaline. Protection. GINGER: Rhodochrosite. Physical energy, love. JASMINE: Moonstone. Love, sleep, psychic awareness. JUNIPER: Red Jasper. Protection. LAVENDER: Fluorite. Healing, health, conscious mind. NEROLI: Chrysoprase. Happiness, […]

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Neat Oils or Undiluted Use?

Because of the rapid growth of aromatherapy practices since the internet has arrived, the use of undiluted essentials oils has increased dramatically – especially amongst holistic therapists and lay people who use oils without any safety training. Uninformed people at trade shows, fairs, and hundreds of entrepreneurial single trader businesses on the internet sell concoctions […]

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Symptom to Oil List

Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the place where we shop – Starwest Botanicals! ABCESSES Lavender, Tea Tree, Thyme, Myrrh, Frankincense, Birch ABDOMINAL CRAMPS Lavender, Clary Sage, Rosemary, Ginger, Basil, Peppermint, Anise, Fennel ACCUMULATION OF TOXINS Birch, Carrot Seed, Juniper ACNE Bergamot, Chamomile, […]

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Profiling Essential Oils

How to conduct your own aroma profile on an essential oil. Like most perfumes, essential oil aromas change over time. This easy system will help you profile your oils and keep the information for reference when formulating your own blends. Time Required:2-14 hours Here’s How: 1. Dip a scent strip in a selected essential oil. […]

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Chakra Oil Blending Guide

20 to 30 drops of Essential Oil to 1/2 oz. (15 ml.) of jojoba oil. (carrier oil) Chakra Colors Essential Oils Stones #7 Crown Violet Angelica  Frankincense  Rosewood Amethyst  Crystal #6 Third Eye Indigo Rosemary  Clary sage  Lavender Lapis  Azurite #5 Throat Blue Roman Chamomile  Sandalwood  Myrrh Turquoise  Blue lace agate #4 Heart Pink/Green Geranium  […]

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Soap-Making Basics

Making beautiful bars of fragrant herbal soap has never been easier. Purchase glycerin- or coconut-oil-based soap blocks at a crafts store, cut them into chunks, and melt them in the microwave. Add herbs, color, and fragrance to the liquid soap and pour into molds. Purchase soap molds, or use kitchen items such as tart tins […]

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