• The Best Plantlife Insect Repelling Soaps

    The warm rays of summer are upon us and the invitation of the outdoors is beckoning. But we’re not the only ones who enjoy the warmth of summer, bloodthirsty pests are out in force and looking for their next meal! Thankfully, nature has given us the plants and herbs necessary... Continue Reading
  • Survive Your Stress with Lavender and Mandarin Essential Oils

    Stress is one of the most taxing burdens on the human body, having been linked to a plethora of psychosomatic illnesses, anxiety, depression, respiratory problems, and more – definitely not what you need in your daily life! Thanks to our increasingly busy schedules and ever-growing lists of obligations, we're more susceptible than... Continue Reading
  • Sensitive Skin? These Soaps May Be the Solution

    These days, people are being more careful about what they're putting in their bodies, favoring natural, organic foods over processed ones; however, the same standard should apply for what you put on your body, too. Of course, for those individuals with particularly sensitive skin — from skin conditions like rosacea to general redness... Continue Reading
  • Fact or Fiction: The Top 5 Aromatherapy Myths

    Aromatherapy entails the use of essential oils to help alter, treat, or prevent certain mental or physical ailments or conditions. The practice of aromatherapy — the techniques which have been around for thousands of years — promotes the prevention and treatment of disorders or states of mind by leveraging the natural properties of... Continue Reading
  • A DEET-Free Solution for a Bite-Free Spring Break

    DEET (or diethyltoluamide) is one of the most common active ingredients in bug sprays and insect repellents. However, DEET can be a major skin irritant and shouldn't be used anywhere near cuts or abrasions; it can also lead to more severe symptoms like shortness of breath, headaches, and irritated eyes in some users. As... Continue Reading
  • Wake up and Smell the Peppermint Oil

    Peppermint is an invigorating scent that almost everyone is familiar with. But what many don't know is that this cool scent has additional uses as an essential oil that can be used topically, through diffusion, orally, or mixed with other essential oils for a variety of benefits. One of peppermint oil’s... Continue Reading
  • 5 Power Couples in Carrier and Essential Oils

    Carrier oils are an important (though often overlooked) factor when using essential oils. Carrier oils are natural by definition: they come from a diversity of vegetarian sources and usually they only have light odors, making them the ideal substance to dilute your essential oils. Although most carrier oils can be mixed with most essential oils... Continue Reading

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