Using Essential Oils Before & After Surgery

  You need to be very cautious when using essential oils close to the time before and after surgery.  Many essential oils are contraindicated with certain meds, interfere with anesthesia, some can inhibit blood clotting, etc.  Due to these issues, … Continue reading

Using Essential Oils Safely During Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

A frequently asked question we get in our safety group is about using essential oils during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This post will give you the information you need to know so that you can safely use essential oils during these special times. … Continue reading

Anti-Inflammatory Essential Oils

This week’s essential oil class is on anti-inflammatory essential oils. Below you will find class recordings and all of the materials you need to make your own family-friendly anti-inflammatory essential oil blend. Our Google Hangouts Class (embedded from our YouTube channel) Our … Continue reading

Anti-Aging Coffee Facial Mask – lighten dark circles and reduce puffiness

Naturally, the best preventative of dark circles under the eyes is to sleep smarter. Once in a while (Sunday night classes anyone?) I don’t get to bed as early as I wish and the morning reveals my secret – I … Continue reading

Is it Safe to Use Essential Oils With Dogs?

We get asked almost daily in our safety group about using essential oils with pets (usually dogs and cats). Because the usage information for dogs and cats is not the same, I have split the information in two posts: this … Continue reading

Anti-Scar Blend – for regenerating skin cells

This is such a popular recipe. I’ve had people contact me to let me know this blend worked well for them on old scars, and on new scars – for themselves, and for their children. I have to say this … Continue reading

Shelf Life of Essential Oils – and how to make them last longer

People are often surprised to find that essential oils have a shelf life. They may have been told essential oils never expire to justify a high price tag. The truth is, essential oils do have a shelf life – regardless … Continue reading

Anti-Inflammatory Lotion – a recipe for inflammation relief

This blend is helpful for all types of pain stemming from inflammation: sore backs, sore necks, achy muscles, tendinitis, and more. I created this blend for a family member who was suffering from severe inflammation, and it was very useful … Continue reading