Essential Oil Extraction Methods

This is a partial excerpt of the UEOS Basics course (taken from Module 1, Lesson 3). For more information, visit UEOSbasics.com. Essential oils are highly concentrated components extracted from plant matter (flowers, fruit, leaves, resin, twigs, seeds, roots, etc.) in one … Continue reading

Are essential oils still effective if you don’t have a sense of smell (anosmia)?

Anosmia is the inability to perceive odor or a lack of functioning olfaction – known simply as “the loss of the sense of smell.” One of the questions we get asked from time to time in our Facebook group is, “My … Continue reading

Different Methods of Using Essential oils aka “Schools of Thought”

The topic of differing “schools of thought” comes up from time to time on our safety group. I thought now would be a good time to get a post up about this catch phrase and explain what it means, why … Continue reading

Unlocking the Meaning Behind Marketing Terms Used to Sell Essential Oils

Ahh, labels. Many people don’t even read labels – but for those of us who do, certain names and phrases can leave us scratching our heads. Therapeutic grade…Pure…Organic…Wildcrafted…For external use only… What do they all mean? And how much weight … Continue reading

Best Essential Oil Resources (Lea’s top 4 picks per category!)

I get asked ALLLLL the time about my favorite items!! I’ve narrowed them down to 4 products per category. This should be useful, whether you are browsing for yourself, or looking for a gift. Enjoy! (you may need to view … Continue reading

Coming soon: UEOS Basics (a beginner course!)

Are you new to essential oils and don’t know where to begin? Have you started to dabble with essential oils but lack the confidence it takes to use them successfully? Did you already begin to use essential oils but haven’t been satisfied … Continue reading

Lea Harris interviewed by Born to Be Breastfed

Essential Oils and Breastfeeding: Stop, Look and Listen to be Safe! air date May 16, 2016 The Nursing Mother’s Quick Guide to Essential Oils that Actually Workair date June 6, 2016   Read Lea’s pregnancy and breastfeeding post here. Lea … Continue reading

What is wrong with pre-made thieves blends? what makes thieves blends unsafe + what to use instead

During cold and flu season you hear many essential oil users talk about using thieves blends on their kids. This post is going to inform you why that is not the best idea, and what to use instead. First – … Continue reading

How to Find a Certified Aromatherapist

When using essential oils as part of your health care routine, there are certain issues that can only be addressed under the care of a certified aromatherapist, or other trained professional. People often ask me, “How can I find a … Continue reading