Say goodbye to irritated skin! 10 essential oils to use after shaving

There are iffy ingredients everywhere, from skin care to soap, lotions to laundry detergent. We’re here to help you eliminate them from your life. On today’s toxin-free agenda, let’s talk about naturally derived essential oils you can use for aftershave! When you look at the ingredients in traditional aftershave, what …

French Lavender: In Great Distress

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations such as this fascinating fourteen-part blog post series that recounts Gary’s adventures with the worldwide lavender supply. Here’s Part I. This post was originally published in …

5 stages of running out of your favorite essential oil

Running out of your favorite essential oil is legit the worst. What will you use to banish bad odors? What will inspire you to stay hydrated or boost your mood or fix your hair? Whether your favorite oil is Rose or Rosemary, Lemon or Lemongrass, hitting rock bottom—or bottle—is no …

PART 11: FINDING PURE ESSENTIAL OILS

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations such as this fascinating twenty-part blog post series that recounts Gary’s ongoing discoveries about pure essential oils, their properties, and their production. Here’s Part XI. Gary …

Making sense of scents: Do essential oils really work?

You love how your temples tingle when you wash your hair with Lavender Mint Daily shampoo and the minty freshness after brushing your teeth. Remember that cooling sensation? It’s the constituents in Peppermint telling your body it’s cold no matter the temp outside. And when we say constituents, we’re not …

Top 10 must-have oils!

It’s no secret: The scent of an essential oil can create waves of nostalgia or help you tap into emotions, and when some essential oils are taken internally, they can even improve overall health and wellness! With so many essential oils available, how do you choose which ones to add …

PART 10: FINDING PURE ESSENTIAL OILS

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations such as this fascinating twenty-part blog post series that recounts Gary’s ongoing discoveries about pure essential oils, their properties, and their production. Here’s Part X. Omani …

15 reasons Rosemary essential oil should be your new obsession

If you start singing, “parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme” whenever we mention rosemary, you should spend more time with Rosemary essential oil. Steam-distilled from the needle-like leaves of the Rosmarinus officinalis plant, Rosemary oil brings a fresh, woodsy aroma to everything it touches. But this hardworking herb is more than …