August 30, 2022

Best Oils for Cooking and the Healthiest

For good health, you need to eat some fat every day, but which fats are best for us? Oils are the most efficient energy nutrients you can consume. They help build healthy cell membranes and are essential to the function of your nervous system. Oils help your digestive tract absorb vitamins A, D, E and K. They also assist in regulating hormones, keeping skin soft and supple and cushioning organs. Oils and fats add pleasant taste and texture to food. Different oils are popular in different parts of the world and, depending on whether you are sautéing or making a […]
August 15, 2022

Top 10 Antiviral and Antibacterial Essential Oils

In a world where more bacteria are becoming antibiotic resistant and the population struggles with new, emerging viruses, individuals and researchers are looking to naturally occurring antimicrobial plants and extracts for insights into new ways to fight these dangerous bugs. While there are many situations where conventional antibiotics and medicine are necessary, there are also some ways to include essential oils as a complement or natural alternative. Research is still emerging on the effectiveness of essential oils for fighting bacteria, fungi, and viruses, so we’re highlighting our top 10 antiviral and antibacterial essential oils right here for you. As with […]
November 2, 2020

Try These Top 5 Oils for More Energy

As the seasons change and the days get shorter again, it’s critical to assess ways to increase energy and vitality so you can stay alert and focused. Instead of reaching for an extra cup of coffee or other types of stimulants, try a whiff of one of these energizing essential oils (or create a blend!) to wake you up and keep you going through the rest of your day. On top of getting enough high quality sleep each night, moving your body with some physical activity daily, and eating a balanced diet to provide you with the baseline energy you […]
August 12, 2020

Want to Relax? Try These Top 5 Calming Oils

Having tools to support your feeling of calm and relaxation right now is more important than ever.
June 16, 2020

The Beauty of Essential Oils: Here’s Our Guide to the Top 50

Interested in how essentials oils could enhance your life? Whether you’re a seasoned essential oil user or a novice, these health-promoting aromas have gained a lot of recognition as people turn to them to treat a variety of ailments, mental health and sleep concerns, and to replace fragrances and conventional home and body care products. Essential oils are produced by steam distillation or cold pressing to capture the aromatic (“volatile”) compounds in plants that give them their characteristic scent. They can be used for aromatherapy by inhaling the scents with a diffuser or by applying directly to the skin. Because […]
October 15, 2019

Keep Your Skin Healthy Using Natural Oils

It’s getting colder in many parts of North America now and many people may start to be bothered by “winter
May 28, 2019

The Essential Guide to Oils and Aromatherapy

Looking for books on essential oils and aromatherapy? Completely updated, the best book on the topic available anywhere has just gotten better. The new edition of The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy contains more than 800 easy-to-follow recipes for essential oil treatments from author Valerie Ann Worwood, a consultant and international expert on the clinical uses of essential oils. Explore the multitude of benefits of essential oils and aromatherapy. In her clear and positive voice, Worwood provides tools to address a variety of health issues, including specific advice for children, women, men, and seniors. This aromatherapy book also […]
February 5, 2019

Meet the Rising Stars in Beauty Oils

From aging skin to dry skin, there’s an oil for that. You’ve heard of the time-tested beauty oils that never go out-of-style, but there are some up-and-comers that should also be on your radar. They may not be as common as coconut or jojoba (yet), but keep an eye out for these nutrient-dense new kids on the block. TSUBAKI OIL BEST FOR: aging skin, dry hair A treasured beauty ingredient among samurai and geishas, Japanese tsubaki (Camellia japonica) oil could be one of your most powerful weapons to fend off aging. Thought to diminish redness and improve skin texture, research has proven […]
December 4, 2018

3 Classic Oils To Keep in Your Beauty Bag

Some things never go out of style—and such is the case with these time-tested ingredients that remain natural beauty go-tos.  Check out which one is best for aging skin, hair, cuticles, breakouts, and dandruff. JOJOBA OIL BEST FOR: fine lines, sensitive skin, dry cuticles Derived from the jojoba plant native to Arizona, California and Mexico, jojoba is nearly identical to skin’s natural sebum oil, making it ideal for moisturizing and reducing the appearance of fine lines in sensitive areas (crow’s-feet, anyone?). It also hydrates dry hair and restores damaged cuticles. Bonus: Because its molecular profile is extremely stable, jojoba is […]