Essential Oil


The essential oil of Ylang-Ylang is extracted by steam distillation of fresh flowers of the ylang-ylang tree, which is found in the rain forests of Asian and South Pacific Islands. It’s widely used in cosmetics and aromatherapy treatments as a middle/base note due to its delicate floral sweetness and known throughout the East as an […]

Essential Oils: Ylang Ylang


Winter in the midwest is a time where close contact with people drastically increases- it’s so cold outside that no one wants to leave the heat!  Winter is also cough and cold season, so this month’s Essential Oil highlight is the Four Thieves blend. Four Thieves Blend is an amazing essential oil blend with a […]

Essential Oils: Four Thieves Blend


Traditional Use: The humble peppermint plant (Peppermint piperita) has quite a list of attributes, and is an essential oil we’ll highlight this month. The herb peppermint is a perennial originally from the Mediterranean region. The P. Piperita species is a natural mix or hybrid of watermint and spearmint. The essential oil is distilled from the […]

Essential Oils: Peppermint



Traditional Use: Lavender oil is known for its skin healing properties and its use as a sedative. The herb has been used for strewing, and the flowers are used as an aromatic. Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatic, carminative, cholagogue, deodorant, diuretic, emmenagogue, insecticide, nervine, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, vulnerary. Benefits: Bruises, burns, dandruff, […]

Essential Oils: Lavender