Destination: Essential Oils Blog

Beat the winter blahs with essential oils

Winter have you down? Essential oils can help! Here in Iowa, we have had an incredibly mild winter so far. Hopefully that continues, but it still isn’t as great as summer in my opinion. If the season has you down, try Bergamot. Psychologist Paolo Rovesti found in his research many years ago that citrus oils such as orange, bergamot, and lemon improve symptoms of depression. It always works for me! Bergamot is also know to specifically improve symptoms of S.A.D. (seasonal affective disorder). One of my good friends always wants to hide under a blanket all of January. I make...

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All About Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

Roman Chamomile is an effective, gentle essential oil. Safe on babies older than 3 months with proper dilutions, it soothes and calms. Next time you are feeling irritable or angry, try putting in your diffuser or on your aromatherapy jewelry. It is a miracle worker! Roman Chamomile essential oil also has wonderful anti-inflammatory properties, making it a favorite of those with arthritis, aches, and sprains. If you follow chakras, it is said to affect the 5th chakra which is Throat (Communication).

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Digestive Blend Essential Oils- a Testimonial

Do essential oils work for stomach issues? My experience says yes: This month I wanted to write my own testimonial about our Subdue Digestive Blend- my go to for stomachaches and nausea (we don't even keep the pink stuff in the house!). Last week I woke up at 5am, which I NEVER do without 2 alarms, and had that feeling of "uh oh- I am gonna be sick". I wasn't sure what was going to happen but I knew it wasn't good. My stomach was ick, so I grabbed my Subdue and fractionated coconut oil and put all over my...

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How to safely use essential oils during labor and delivery

Essential Oils and Pregnancy A customer reached out to me recently for some information on how to safely use essential oils during labor and delivery. I was so excited by the study I found that I had to share. This study found that peppermint oil was helpful in alleviating nausea and vomiting. Clary sage was used to speed up the labor and "it is interesting to note that of the multi-gravidae in spontaneous labour who received clary sage, 70% did not subsequently require intravenous oxytocin." As a mom who needed oxytocin both times, this would have been great to know!...

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Kid Safe Ages for Essential Oil Usage

When you are parents to small children, their safety is your top concern. While essential oils are natural, they are still chemicals and need to be treated as such. Follow this chart to ensure proper usage of your essential oils around your kids. This applies to all essential oils, regardless of the company providing them.

This chart shows the latest recommendations by Tisserand for safe essential oil usage in infants and children. This is for both topical use at the listed dilutions and diffusion unless marked otherwise.

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