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Our Nose Knows Things…Smelling Our Way to Well-Being…(3)

Pure Essential Oils, Natural oils and Parfums  In the first of this Trilogy of the Nose Knows Things, we looked at the benefits of inhaling pure essential oils. In the second we spoke of the various ways in which we can diffuse oils in order to release their healing scent. In this, the third blog, … Continue reading Our Nose Knows Things…Smelling Our Way to Well-Being…(3)

Our Nose Knows Things…Smelling Our Way to Well-Being…(2)

There are various methods of inhaling essential oils. This will be discussed in today’s blog. Diffusion is the process of dispersing essential oils so that their aroma fills a room or an area with the natural fragrance. From the simple to the elaborate, many different methods exist for diffusing essential oils into a room. Diffusing … Continue reading Our Nose Knows Things…Smelling Our Way to Well-Being…(2)

Our list of 100% pure essential oils for your easy reference

Our list of 100% pure essential oils is extensive. Here is a list for your easy reference. Basil: Mental fatigue, nervous insomnia, stimulant Benzoin: Coughs and colds, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, mentally soothing Bergamot: Antiseptic, clears acne, boils, eczema, nervous indigestion, relaxant, good for lost appetite Camphor: Decongestant, antiseptic, disinfectant, stimulant Cedarwood (Atlas): Antiseptic, gentle … Continue reading Our list of 100% pure essential oils for your easy reference

Rosacea…how can I help myself naturally?

The underlying cause of rosacea has not been determined, but several factors are known to aggravate rosacea, including alcohol, hot liquids, spicy foods, exposure to sunlight, make-up, B-vitamin deficiencies, and gastrointestinal disorders. A good start would be to cleanse the system (liver, kidneys, bowel and bladder). We have an excellent wonder herb detox tea which … Continue reading Rosacea…how can I help myself naturally?

Tired of the old options for fragrancing your home with essential oils?…Here’s another idea…

Choose your ingredients: I have chosen cinnamon powder, clove buds, star anise, and salt as the base ingredient. Add them all to your chosen bowl, If it is the right size, otherwise add them to a mixing bowl to be divided up into smaller containers later. Mix them all together. If you have used a … Continue reading Tired of the old options for fragrancing your home with essential oils?…Here’s another idea…

Christmas time with essential oils…

No matter where in the world we live, there are certain scents which remind us of Christmas. Some of us in the South are blessed to live close to countryside where fir and pine trees grow, giving off their wonderful fresh scent. Or we have been privileged to have a real live pine tree in … Continue reading Christmas time with essential oils…

Thieves Oil…What a name for such a helpful, versatile synergistic oil…

A Story: Thieves Oil comes from research about four thieves during the 15th-century plague who used cloves, rosemary, and other aromatics to protect themselves while robbing plague victims. The Four Thieves Vinegar. Perfumers by day, robbers by night. Four men made a concoction of herbs and essential oils in a base of vinegar and would … Continue reading Thieves Oil…What a name for such a helpful, versatile synergistic oil…