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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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Natural Bug Repellent with Essential Oils

Posted in Essential Oil, Health, Safety on 07/16/18

Natural Bug Repellent with Essential Oils - A Safer Alternative Nothing takes the fun and enjoyment right out of summertime activities like biting and stinging insects. Whether enjoying backyard activities with the kids, barbecues with friends, hanging out at the lake, or venturing into the wild to go hiking or camping, summer usually means spending a lot of time outdoors. Unfortunately, the outdoors brings with it a plethora of pesky,...

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Cleaning with Essential Oils

Posted in Cleaning, Essential Oil, Health on 06/28/18

Cleaning with Essential Oils is Fun & Easy! Having a freshly cleaned space is so uplifting and rejuvenating. However, if you use commercial cleaning products full of harsh, dangerous chemicals, your space may not be as “clean” as you think. Those toxic chemicals can linger long after the cleaner dries, which means you are subjecting your family (and your pets) to chemicals that can harm their health. Not to mention...

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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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Arnica Oil: Heal, Relieve, & Soothe

Posted in Carriers, Health, Safety on 06/11/18

There is something magical about wildcrafted arnica oil. Infused from the bright yellow, daisy-like blooms of the beautiful arnica herb, arnica oil seems to imbue the majesty, resilience, and soothing tranquility of the surroundings where this wonderful herb flourishes. Arnica, dotting gorgeous subalpine meadows and sunny, forest-covered mountainsides, has been treasured for centuries for its ability to stimulate the body’s healing process, relieve pain, and reduce inflammation. In the world...

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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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20 Essential Oils for Emotional Support All Under $20

20 Essential Oils for Emotional Support All Under $20

Posted in Essential Oil on 12/10/17

  As we are gearing up for the holidays here at Aromatics, we wanted to create a list of affordable essential oils for emotional support, that you can easily give as presents or enjoy in your own personal blends. Essential Oils for Emotional Support After lavender essential oil, which we always reach for right away for emotional support, we decided to create a list of some of our favorite, affordable...

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