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German Chamomile Hydrosol: A Closer Look


Posted in Health, Hydrosol, Safety on 09/7/18

German Chamomile Hydrosol: A Closer Look German Chamomile Hydrosol is one of our favorite products to reach for when one needs to calm and soothe irritation and inflammation. Profoundly comforting to body, mind, and spirit, the gentle but strong effect of the German Chamomile plant makes it one of the top choices for children and people with highly sensitive skin.  German chamomile is an herbaceous annual plant that grows in...

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Essential Oils and Kids: What You Need to Know


Posted in Childcare, Essential Oil, GC/MS, Health, Safety on 09/4/18

Essential Oils and Kids: What You Need to Know Using essential oils is a fun and empowering way to naturally and holistically heal, soothe, and energize yourself and your family. Essential oils are so helpful for remedying a multitude of ailments and, thankfully, it doesn’t just apply to adults. Children can really benefit from the power of essential oils, too! There are a few things to keep in mind in...

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Essential Oils for Back to School


Posted in Childcare, Essential Oil, Health, Safety on 08/28/18

Essential Oils for Back to School Essential oils are so helpful for school-aged children, as well as students of any age! From helping children avoid or overcome illnesses which often run rampant during the school year, to helping them overcome anxiety and stress at the start of the new school year, essential oils can truly come in handy to make back to school not only easier but a lot more...

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Lavender Oil: A Closer Look


Posted in Essential Oil, Safety on 08/9/18

Get to Know Lavender Oil Lavender Oil There is no doubt why lavender oil is one of the most cherished essential oils. Besides being divinely aromatic and incredibly soothing and gentle, it is so versatile and has a nearly endless list of uses and benefits. No matter your aromatherapy experience level, lavender oil should definitely be a staple in your essential oil collection!Lavender is truly timeless. This gorgeous shrub, with...

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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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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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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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