Making Frankincense and Myrrh Resin Incense

August 22, 2016

Walking through the spice markets in Dubai, I saw baskets and bins full to overflowing with exotic, chunky resins—including Frankincense and Myrrh resins. I love Frankincense and Myrrh essential oils and resins. When I visit places like the outdoor markets in Dubai, the raw resins are a perfect part of the atmosphere—it’s a bustling marketplace, […]

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Two Aromatherapy Bath Salt Recipes

August 15, 2016

An Aromatherapy bath can be a relaxing luxury. It can also be a deeply therapeutic experience. I like to create different “kinds” of baths by using different Aromatherapy bath salts. When I need something to help me relax, I make a blend with comforting essential oils. I blend at a low dilution, usually around 1%. 

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Hemp and Roots Grounding Massage Oil

August 8, 2016

What does it mean to be “grounded?” You’ll probably get different answers if you ask different people! And yet most of us do have a sense of what being grounded means. We just find different language to describe it. Here are my words for what “being grounded” means: Being very present in our bodies and […]

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Recipe: Essential Oil Hand Cleanser for Kids

August 1, 2016

A lot of children are heading back to school at this time of year. It’s the perfect season to make an essential oil hand cleanser for kids! This essential oil hand cleanser uses skin-nourishing ingredients, including aloe vera gel, so it’s gentler than alcohol-based hand sanitizers you can find in stores. 

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Belly Spasm Oil for a Tight, Upset Stomach

July 25, 2016

Make a Belly Spasm Oil to use when your stomach hurts! Our bellies are great communicators. They tell us when we need to eat, or when we’ve eaten too much—or eaten something that our digestive systems can’t handle. They can help us make decisions (when you get a hunch or a “gut feeling”), and we […]

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Aliksir: A Canadian Essential Oils Distiller

July 18, 2016

Canada is home to a wide variety of conifer trees, and so many beautiful essential oils! My friends at Aliksir in Canada distill conifer essential oils and hydrosols—Black Spruce, Balsam Fir, Balsam Poplar, Juniper, White Cedar, Hemlock, and so many more. They also distill the oils of other plants, such as Melissa and Goldenrod. The […]

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