Using essential oils to promote breast growth – since they contain estrogen, are estrogenic, and cause male breasts to grow (so why not?)

Every so often the news circulates (and re-circulates) the myth that essential oils make male breasts develop. We get asked about this often in our facebook group, and even more often after recent “new evidence” was in the news. This article … Continue reading

Sensitization to Essential Oils – what it is, how it happens, what to do, and how to prevent

Sensitization to essential oils is becoming more common due to the widespread use of essential oils. Users are often not being told to dilute before applying to the skin, and this is causing adverse reactions such as redness, irritation, and in … Continue reading

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

Using Essential Oils Safely with Children

I saw yet another video today showing a family with young children using essential oils. Mom passes them around for everyone to inhale… Mom and Dad unscrew the caps, shake the oil on their hands, and rub them on their … 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