August 10, 2016
A hugely underrated member of the five senses, your sense of smell has a powerful effect on your brain’s many functions.
A combined study at the University of Cincinnati and Catholic University of America showed that smelling Peppermint essential oil enhanced alertness, focus, and concentration and according to a British study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience,inhaling Lavender essential oil before doing math problems helped subjects complete the problems faster and more accurately than the control group.
August 01, 2016
We don’t know whether or not the Thieves story is true, but the essential oils are antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-infectious. Truly, a protective blend!
The traditionally accepted recipe contains a blend of 5 essential oils: Clove bud, lemon, cinnamon bark, rosemary and eucalyptus. Research from Weber State University in Utah showed that the blend has an impressive 99.96% success rate at killing airborne bacteria.
July 11, 2016
Essential oils work quite well in the laundry, not just for their aromas, but for cleaning benefits as well. Just add 8-15 drops of your favorite essential oils per cap of unscented liquid detergent or 3-5 drops to the rinse cycle.
Citrus essential oils do very well with laundry because of their ability to help fight grease, stains and odor. Try our Citrus Glow™ Blend for your workout clothes (then hang to dry for maximum benefit). To disinfectant pet laundry, and kitchen towels, add the power of ourProtector™ Blend.
June 05, 2016
Peppermint Oil has a long-lasting cooling effect on the skin as well as the ability to inhibit muscle contractions and stimulate blood flow in the forehead when applied topically.
Lavender essential oil induces relaxation and relieves tension and stress—working as a sedative, antidepressant, anti-anxiety, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant and calming agent.
June 05, 2016
Setting aside alone time to de-stress and unwind can be challenging. But allowing our bodies (and minds!) time to rest and rid themselves of toxins is essential to staying healthy.
One of the easiest and most relaxing ways is through a detox bath. Using essential oils, which provide antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory benefits, along with some common household items can help flush impurities from the body.
June 05, 2016
It’s June and the bugs have arrived with the warm weather. Try using this tried and true plant-based ingredient to protect you and your family.
Lemongrass works to repel a variety of pests. The scent of lemongrass essential oil is one of our favorites, but thankfully it’s not a favorite scent of most bugs.