Plant Therapy’s team of Certified Aromatherapists have posted hundreds of blogs over the years, intended to educate and inspire. Millions of page views later, these are Plant Therapy’s top 10 most popular blog posts of 2017. Enjoy!
These oils were chosen by Plant Therapy’s expert as the oils to start out with when using essential oils on younger children.
These safety guidelines are for the general public use. This does not mean that these safety concerns will effect every child under the age of 6.
This amazing safety information has been floating around some pages and has started to concern a lot of parents who have used these oils on their young children. I contacted Robert Tisserand with some of these concerns and just heard back.
We discuss the differences between different species of frankincense. It’s fair to say that frankincense species can be used in place of each other, for the most part. However, for those who want a more targeted approach, we want to be sure that you are armed with the information you need to buy the frankincense that is right for you.
With summer on it’s way, I am starting to plan for all my summer vacations. I have two young boys and we are planning on going to Disney Land this summer!! I will also be quite pregnant and know that car/motion sickness will be an issue with my family while traveling. Because of this, I have gone ahead and listed my top 5 essential oils to use for motion sickness. Stay healthy and enjoy your summer!
The dilution chart. We often get asked, “How in the world do you read this thing?” We realize that this might seem intimidating — but we promise it’s not as bad as it seems! It’s important to remember that anytime you apply essential oils to the skin, you’ll want to use a carrier oil. This chart helps you find the right ratio for your situation.
When building our comparison charts we like to focus on the therapeutic properties of the blends rather than the oils that make up the synergy blend. With this in mind, we have included a list of each individual oil in the blends so you can determine for yourself if it is the right one for you.
What is a synergy blend? It is the “working together” of two or more essential oils that gives a better result than the total of their individual effects. When blended together, completely new compounds are formed. The chemical constituents in a single oil can have an enhancing effect on the other oils in the blend.
When it comes to essential oils the saying “I’d rather be safe than sorry” should be taken seriously. Essential oils are very potent and may cause irritation to some skin types. Here’s how to be SAFE rather than SORRY.
Can essential oils be ingested? Yes? No? Sometimes? Maybe? Yep, that about sums it up. You are probably getting a different answer everywhere you look. You will find people who are adamant for ingesting essential oils and people who are equally as adamant that you should not ingest essential oils. Who is right? Who should you listen to?
I had NEVER had a poison ivy breakout before now, so I was quite surprised when I noticed my arm was bright red and twice the size that it normally is. Then the itch set in…and it itched and itched… I searched the medicine cabinet for relief, remembering my poor little ornamental rose bush, that 2 days earlier was being strangled to death by that evil little vine known as poison ivy.