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Handling Emotional Hurricanes

By Ellen Brenner, Certified Aromatherapist


Here on the Gulf Coast, we’re heading for the high point of hurricane season. Weather watchers consider the period just before and after the beginning of September as the most likely for active storms.

Just when it’s most important to be vigilant, it’s so easy to get lulled into  a false sense of security if the days slide by with just the usual short afternoon squalls. Yet, it’s the cumulative effects of the constant summer sun that contribute most to conditions that result in a serious strike from the sea.

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August Oil of the Month: Tropical Passion

As summertime slips toward its close, we’re excited to bring you Tropical Passion Synergy for the August Oil of the Month!

As the days grow shorter and the weather gets cooler, Tropical Passion Synergy can help keep your spirits lifted and your senses energized.

One sniff of this delightfully bold and fruity aroma can help boost a sunnier state of mind. If you find joy in the sweetness of baking, this scent is reminiscent of delicious fruited marzipan or almond pastry.

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July Essential Oil of the Month: Sea Fennel

Sea Fennel Essential OilIn keeping with the spirit of summer, our July offering for Oil of the Month comes to you from the sunny coastline of Greece! Meet Sea Fennel Crithmum maritimum (also known as Rock Samphire or Rock Fennel).

The Sea Fennel plant has a history of medicinal use, as far back as Greek mythology. Today, it is finding new favor for its remarkable restorative benefits!

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Sea Soul Cleanse

By Ellen Brenner, Certified Aromatherapist


Oh sweet summer, how I love thee. This is the season of seasons that supports our sense of restoration. Warmer weather, vacation down time, longer days, and abundant sunlight help nourish our selves and slow our roll.

One of the many opportunities to really put our sensibilities to rights is to experience immersion in nature under the nurturing summer sun. For some, a walk in woods puts one back on the path of what is right in the world. Others appreciate the cooler, crisp air of the mountains. For city and suburban folks, reconnecting with the earth can be simply going barefoot in the grass.

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June Oil of the Month: Moldavian Dragonhead

This month, we are so excited for you to experience a Moldavian Dragonhead!

Not only does this rare and precious essential oil boast a fun and fanciful name, it also brings a host of benefits and a beautifully soft, spicy lemony scent.

A sniff of Moldavian Dragonhead brings to mind that beautifully balanced sweet-tart scent of those vintage, natural lemon drops that come in the little round tins.

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Summer Solstice: Sunshine For Your Soul

By Ellen Brenner, Certified Aromatherapist

Need a little more sunshine for your soul?

We have a perfect opportunity to prepare ourselves as we welcome Summer Solstice on June 21st.  If we see these milestones as signs to tune in, we can tune up our spirit by absorbing the intention of the commemoration.

Marking the longest day of the year, Summer Solstice shines with an abundance of natural, radiant light. And, indeed, sunshine serves as necessary source of nourishment and a sustaining force for our overall wellbeing.

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May Oil of the Month: Honeybell Synergy

honeybell essential oil synergy

Just in time for summer, we created an exclusive, luscious sweet synergy: Honeybell. This synergy blends some common and less common essential oils into an exquisite feast for the senses, and a truly unique experience.

 Honeybell brings you a fresh and fruity aroma, and a juicy, sparkling citrus bouquet with a bit of woody and herbaceous tones rounding it out. This synergy comes out of the bottle with a delicious burst of berry.

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When Life Gives You Elevens: Self Care with Essential Oils

By Ellen Brenner, Certified Aromatherapist

Almost exactly two years ago, this happened:

I got in the car, turned it on and this was the odometer exactly. I could have missed it, or I could have been driving. But, that wasn’t the case. I believe the image was there to get my attention.

Up until this point, I had been seeking answers about certain life situations, but I had been spinning a bit.

The opportunity of witnessing the odometer turn to a perfect 100,000 hit me like a ton of bricks. My immediate thought was “what am I supposed to know from this?” You see, I don’t believe in coincidences. I do believe in messages. More on that in a moment.

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April Essential Oil of the Month: Magnolia Flower

Meet Magnolia Flower!

While “Magnolia” may bring to mind that Grande Dame of stately floral trees that grace the South, this essential oil actually comes from another type of Magnolia, which is cultivated in China and Southeast Asia for its ornamental and aromatic beauty.[1]

April Essential Oil of the Month: Magnolia Flower

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Millie On My Mind

By Ellen Brenner, Certified Aromatherapist

Meet Miss Millie!

In honor of National Pet Day, observed annually on April 11, I wanted to introduce you to my new companion, The Magnificent Miss Millie!

We commemorate National Pet Day by celebrating our love for our furry friends. Just as importantly, this day was created to bring awareness to potential pets in need through rescue or adoption, or by bringing assistance to a loved one with a pet who may be suffering from illness or financial setbacks. [1]

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