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Essential Oils 101 - A Beginner's Guide

Posted in Essential Oil, GC/MS, Safety on 07/30/18

Learning about essential oils and aromatherapy is nothing short of a life-changing journey. Taking the first steps on any journey is always exciting, but sometimes undertaking endeavors like that can be a bit daunting. Fortunately, Aromatics International is here to help! This introductory guide to essential oils is meant to help you get started in exploring and understanding the basics of essential oils. Whether you’ve decided to pursue a certification...

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Making Lavender Oil in the Rocky Mountains of Montana

Posted in Essential Oil, Hydrosol, Safety on 06/14/18

It is an understatement to say we love lavender oil. We search the globe for artisan distillers making lavender oil and hydrosol from Lavendula angustifolia plants. In our travels to and fro, in search of the best essential oils and natural aromatherapy products we can find, we have hundreds of conversations with distillers and producers, and when we meet a kindred spirit we come away feeling energized and blessed. The...

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All About Yuzu Essential Oil

Posted in Essential Oil, Safety on 03/10/18

Spring is just around the corner. If you're like us here at Aromatics International, you can't wait! So what better way to get our collective vernal vibe on than to explore some of our favorite fruits and flowers? We'll start off this spring-evoking series of blogs with a special little fruit that creates a deliciously smelling essential oil that many of you probably have never heard of, but we think you...

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What Is An Essential Oil

Posted in Essential Oil, GC/MS, Health, Safety on 03/4/18

Chances are good that at some point you may have heard about the remarkable things essential oils can do. After all, that's probably why you've come here, right? But, perhaps, you don't really know what an essential oil is, precisely. Don't worry, you are not alone. It is a common question we at Aromatics International hear all the time! Lavender Ready for Harvest & Distillation According to the dictionary, an...

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What is a Hydrosol

What is a Hydrosol?

Posted in Hydrosol, Safety on 01/22/18

What is a Hydrosol? Simply put, hydrosol is the aromatic water that remains after steam-distilling botanical material. During essential oil distillation, pressurized steam passes through the plant product extracting the essential oils contained within the plant material. The steam and oil are condensed, the essential oil is decanted from the top of the oil/water mixture, and the water-based product left is hydrosol. Hydrosol contains trace amounts of essential oils, as...

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6 Ways Peppermint Essential Oil Can Naturally Invigorate and Improve Your Life

6 Ways Peppermint Essential Oil Can Naturally Invigorate and Improve Your Life

Posted in Essential Oil, Safety on 12/12/17

Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) Essential Oil awakens and refreshes the mind, body, and spirit. Our peppermint essential oil is steam distilled from organically grown, crisp, fragrant peppermint leaves that are carefully cultivated in small, sun-kissed fields dotting the Italian countryside. Peppermint Essential Oil We love using peppermint essential oil for: Digestive Support Pain & Inflammation Relief Mental Clarity & Focus Antibacterial Boosting the Immune System Healthy Lung & Airway Support The deliciously...

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Seasonal Warming Oils

2 Effective Warming Essential Oils: Meet the Cinnamons!

Posted in Essential Oil, Safety on 11/10/17

  It's that magical time of the year where change is abundant. From the color of the leaves, to the chill of the air, the familiarities of summer have given way to the unpredictability of winter. Chapped lips and all, the holiday season is descending upon us. As we phase our wardrobes from shorts to sweaters, the boxes of summer clothes migrate to the garage, much like the birds to...

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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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Babies, Mastitis & Thrush

Posted in Childcare, Health, Safety on 05/12/11

  Babies are a precious gift to us and bring such joy. Along with the joy comes a lack of sleep and sometimes issues with breastfeeding. My niece Misty and I worked together to bring about natural healing for her issues with Mastitis and Thrush. Here is her story and hopefully it will be of help with someone you might know. Misty is the mother of two beautiful children. She...

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