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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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Linden Blossom CO2 total (Tilia cordata)


Posted in CO2, Essential Oil on 10/7/13

  While traveling in France this past summer I discovered the enchantingly sweet, honey-like aroma of Linden Blossoms. When first encountering this delightfully complex, all-encompassing scent, it is easy to understand why the olfactory properties of these trees have long been prized and coveted by perfumists. Commonly referred to as the "Lime Tree" in Europe, the Linden is not closely related to the citrus fruit of the same name. The tree...

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Palm Kernel Oil

Palm Kernel Oil


Posted in Carriers on 04/25/13

Palm Kernel Oil is a useful and versatile oil that is pressed from the nut of the African Oil Palm, Elaeis guineensis. It is used in a variety of products, from lotions and cosmetics to delicious (and calorie-rich) desserts. While called an "oil", unrefined virgin palm kernel oil is actually the consistency of butter at room temperature, making it an ideal base for body butters, soaps, and salves. In its purest form,...

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Yarrow – Strong, Yet Gentle


Posted in Essential Oil on 08/6/12

  Looking for a rejuvenating vacation, Larry and I headed into the heart of the Bob Marshall Wilderness area on a 5-day horse pack trip. Setting up camp in the Basin, we became immersed in the wilderness and enjoyed being with the plants, trees, rivers, and flowers. Wild Yarrow While we were relishing in our surroundings, I was happy to see an abundant supply of Yarrow (Anchillea millefolium) growing in the meadows of this...

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Blog-Practical Hydrosol Applications - Part 2 - Rose Geranium

Practical Hydrosol Applications - Part 2


Posted in Hydrosol on 07/10/12

  Every day I am blessed by using hydrosols! While hydrosols can differ in their chemical properties from essential oils, they also have fantastic therapeutic value. With a milder aroma, hydrosols are potent, chemical combinations that are effective in assisting with various discomforts or conditions. There are two hydrosols I am particularly excited about right now: Rose Geranium Hydrosol and Lemon Thyme Hydrosol! I am continually using them for any major or minor skin related...

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Blog-Guest Blogger Special- Essential Oil & Hydrosol Treatments for Adult Acne-2

Guest Blogger Special: Essential Oil & Hydrosol Treatments for Adult Acne


Posted in Essential Oil, Health, Hydrosol on 02/29/12

  Our guest blogger, Jessica Elkins, is a licensed Esthetician and has been practicing for 11 years. She opened her own practice 5 years ago (2007) and operates out of a yoga studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Jessica's interest in skin care started when she was handed a book on essential oils while traveling in Arizona. Ever since, she has been an enthusiastic student of botanical skin treatments and their...

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