Vegetable or carrier oils, which are pressed from the plant seed, are used to dilute an essential oil for topical application. In addition to slowing the evaporation of the EO for better absorption, these oils also help treat skin conditions themselves. There are many carrier oils that vary in viscosity, scent and quality. It’s important … Continue reading Carrier Oil Profiles
If you’ve ever suffered from neck or back pain, then you know how quickly it can stop you in your footsteps. Normal activities that you take for granted, like getting in and out of a car, take careful execution. Sports or any form of exercise are out of question. That’s what I found this past … Continue reading Natural & Alternative Therapy
The extended summer heat we had this year in Northeast Ohio has finally broken to the brisk fall season. Hours of sunlight are shorter, tree leaves are beginning to change color and pumpkins are popping up on doorsteps in anticipation of Halloween. The change brings with it a craving for hot cinnamon tea, cozy sweaters … Continue reading Purification
In northeast Ohio, the summer season brings relief from cold, grey winters that almost always leave in a tantrum with one last snowfall in late March or April. Sunny, blue skies of summer beckon our family outdoors for trail runs, hikes in the park, holiday picnics, gardening and swimming. We are eager to soak up … Continue reading Summer Skin Care
While essential oils are natural products derived from plants, there are affects you should be aware of before using. Every oil, like every plant, has a different chemical composition and set of attributes that effect how they should, or should not, be used. Below are a few cautions; it is important to research each oil … Continue reading Essential Oil Cautions
As the industry grows, so do the number of essential oil manufacturers and channels for buying. I am often asked, “How do I know which is better? What’s the difference?” Remember, however you are using these products, whether directly applying to your skin or inhaling, they will be absorbed into your body. So knowing the … Continue reading What’s the Difference?
The human body has amazing powers to protect and heal itself. For example, controlling a consistent temperature and regulating glucose levels are just two ways our body maintains a homeostatic balance. When we are in good health, we are resilient, capable of fighting viruses and environmental stresses. But when we are out of balance or … Continue reading Natural Remedies