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The Secret Joy of a Lavender Harvest

The Secret Joy of a Lavender Harvest


Posted in Essential Oil, Hydrosol on 11/1/17

  Exhilarating and fulfilling are some of the emotions I had while experiencing my first lavender harvest and distillation. With each plant already in full bloom, we hit the field with special serrated lavender sickles and gloves. After learning from the professionals how to properly cut the lavender, we began the work of harvesting the many varieties, each with their own unique therapeutic qualities and aroma. The experience was especially...

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German Chamomile A Hikers Best Friend - 1024x1024

German Chamomile - A Hiker’s Best Friend


Posted in Essential Oil, Health on 10/8/17

  Who doesn't love an exhilarating hike exploring the great outdoors! After this memory making day, you may feel the need for some sore muscle relief. Using essential oils is a natural way of being kind to your body after muscle exertion. Best Friends! German chamomile essential oil is one of the most powerful, yet gentle oils for injuries relating to muscles, tendons, and ligaments due to its excellent anti-inflammatory and...

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5 Essential Oil Fall Favorites for Men

5 Essential Oil Fall Favorites for Men


Posted in Essential Oil on 10/4/17

  Anyone who has the essential oil bug (like we do!) just KNOWS there are oils for every person that he or she will just love and enjoy using! Every nose is different and we have found that more often than not (and there are MANY exceptions) many men are drawn to those deeper, rich, woodsy, resinous, balsamic aromatic notes. We consulted the noses of the men in our lives...

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Our 4 Favorite Back-to-School Essential Oil Recipes and Tips

Our 4 Favorite Back-to-School Essential Oil Recipes and Tips


Posted in Childcare, Essential Oil, Health, Hydrosol on 08/25/17

Back-to-school season means setting an alarm and getting a good night's rest! A new sleep pattern can take up to six weeks to acclimate to, and after staying up late all summer long, it may be difficult to get back into the routine. Good rest is so important, and studies show that one more hour of sleep nightly can greatly improve concentration and performance while in school.   Back-to-School Recipes...

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DIY Healthy Bug Spray Using Essential Oils

DIY Healthy Bug Spray Using Essential Oils


Posted in Essential Oil, Health on 08/8/17

  Buzz buzz ... smack! Once again it's that time of year. Those pesky little mosquitoes seem to be attacking in the warmth of twilight, and you're left with one product to solve the issue: the pungent-smelling and chemically potent bug spray you've been using for decades. We understand your frustration, and that is why we're so glad to be able to offer you a DIY recipe for a bug spray...

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5 Uses of Cedarwood Essential Oil

5 Uses of Cedarwood Essential Oil


Posted in Essential Oil on 08/7/17

  Our Cedarwood Atlas Oil (Cedrus atlantica), grown in the forests of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains is a gentle giant. It has a lovely scent, very much reminiscent of a cedarwood chest, filling the air with floral and citrus top notes. This essential oil offers support on many different levels, and has many applications in both natural perfumery and for therapeutic uses. 5 Uses of Cedarwood Essential Oil We've put together for...

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Emotional Support During Summer Fun

Emotional Support During Summer Fun


Posted in Essential Oil, Health on 07/27/17

  There is something so wonderful about summer. Yes, there is the uncomfortable heat, biting insects, and allergies for some people. Yet in spite of these things, most of us find ourselves drawn outdoors. Summer is a season of abundance, lush green trees, flowering plants, and the variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Such a wonderful time of year. As I write this article, I am sitting on my front...

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Top 5 Essential Oil Safety Tips

Top 5 Essential Oil Safety Tips


Posted in Essential Oil, GC/MS, Health, Safety on 06/23/17

Safety First One of the most important things about working with essential oils is feeling confident that they are safe to use! With such access to a plethora of recipes and information right at our fingertips, we developed 5 key tips to keep in mind when working with essential oils that will help give peace of mind when you are making essential oil blends for yourself, family, and friends! Tip...

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Holistic Living and Essential Oils- What We Look For in a Quality Essential Oil

Holistic Living and Essential Oils: What We Look For in a Quality Essential Oil


Posted in Essential Oil, GC/MS, Safety on 04/4/17

  Spring is in the air! And, along with sunshine, fresh budding flowers, young burgeoning blades of green grass, and the heartwarming laughter of children racing around the neighborhood, pollen, and potential irritants are also floating around in our surroundings. Often when customers call or email, seasonality is the initiating conversation starter about essential oils and the fantastic benefit they are able to bring to holistic living! Essential oils are...

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Grouping Essential Oils

Grouping Essential Oils


Posted in Essential Oil on 11/7/16

  In an effort to make our collection of essential oils accessible to a wider audience, the team here at Aromatics International has organized our oils into 8 categories: Balance, Breathe, Relieve, Purify, Digest, Ease, Complexion, and Circulate. While so many given oils from our collection can be good for a variety of applications, sometimes it can be reassuring to have a starting point. Meeting a new essential oil is very...

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