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Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

It's here, we are deep in the thick of the holiday season and you need a quick and beautiful holiday gift for a friend or loved on and have no idea what to make! I know I have been there and it is hard to come up with ideas that you know someone is sure to love. I enjoy giving gifts, love language maybe ;) and choosing or making one that I know someone will cherish makes me giddy. I have a couple quick recipes you can make up for those on your gift list.

Bath Salts

Bath Salts are...


Therapeutic Uses for Essential Oils

Therapeutic Uses for Essential Oils

You hear an essential oil is good for back pain but how do you know, better yet how do the aromatherapists and oil enthusiasts know? That is a great question! Essential oils have different components based on their chemical make up, yep all oils and basically everything else on the planet has a chemical make up, some we just may want to avoid based on their ability to be toxic but that's another post all together. These chemical components have been studied and based on that and of course years and years of use we have ideas of what people...


Making Solid Perfume with Essential Oils

Making Solid Perfume with Essential Oils

So I've ventured into the world of solid perfumes! I found a recipe from my friend Andrea at Aromahead and it inspired me to give them a whirl. Now this recipe is modified a bit and worked wonderfully well for me, it was quick and easy and smells AMAZING! It uses few ingredients and the aroma seems to last through the day well. You could use just about any oil combo you like so the possibilities are endless but here is the blend I made yesterday.

Ingredients:

2 oz Beeswax

1 oz Jojoba

17 drops Sandalwood

15 drops Yuzu

7...


Kombo Butter Rich & Nourishing Pain Buster

Kombo Butter Rich & Nourishing Pain Buster

Kombo Butter comes from the seeds of a tree called Pycnanthus angolensis in West Africa. It is a little known butter that has wonderful healing properties due to its high Myristoleic acid content and is used to treat pain in the muscles, joints, arthritis and gout. 

I like to make a pain and inflammation butter with Kombo adding essential oils that would assist with joint and muscle pain. I apply this after a busy day in my massage office or after an injury, even a little ache and pain that comes up from what seems like nothing at all :) I recently...


Is Aromatherapy an Art or a Science?

Is Aromatherapy an Art or a Science?

Lately this debate is every where, should you use oils should you not, should you ever use them undiluted or should you ingest them? These questions plague the internet, blogs and my Facebook feed daily ;). One group says YES and one says NO, who's right? It is a tough question because in all honesty we are all, even the leaders and most educated in the aroma field, are evolving and growing in the craft just as any science based field. Just like medicine, mental health, the fitness industry and the nutrition field, always evolving. We learn more and more...