Basil

When I first started using essential oils, I heard a story about a woman who had only a bottle of Basil oil and used it for everything for an entire year before she moved on to other oils. At the time, I wondered if that could really be true. This post covers only some of… Continue reading Basil

Hydrogen Peroxide

A friend recently asked me if I recommend using hydrogen peroxide. This post is the answer. Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound with the formula H₂O₂ (i.e., water with an extra oxygen atom). In its pure form, it is a very pale blue, clear liquid, slightly more viscous than water. Many consider it a non-negotiable… Continue reading Hydrogen Peroxide

Rosemary

Spring is in the air in western Pennsylvania! One of the very happy surprises I have experienced this spring is to see my rosemary bush alive and well after the winter season. Although a rosemary bush always thrives during the regular growing season in the spot where I plant it, it usually dies in the… Continue reading Rosemary

Lemon

I have never met anyone of any age who dislikes the aroma of lemon. Period. It is fresh, bright, uplifting, clean, and as rich as a very sunny day. When we say that we smell the aroma of a lemon, we are in fact smelling the aroma of lemon essential oil. Citrus trees produce essential… Continue reading Lemon

Lavender

Lavender angustifolia is doTERRA’s top selling oil in terms of sheer number of bottles. It is probably also the DIY plant “solution” that is best known and most used among the general public. Why is that? Lavender is the most complex of all known essential oils, with more than 100 chemical constituents and an extremely… Continue reading Lavender

Reducing Toxins – Level 4 of the Wellness Triangle

When we think of the word toxic, we think of polluted air and water and perhaps of arsenic or other clearly poisonous substances. Most of the time, we don’t really think that toxins are entering our bodies and even less about getting rid of any that might be there. But that’s what today’s post is… Continue reading Reducing Toxins – Level 4 of the Wellness Triangle