Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang essential oil is derived from the star-shaped flowers of the tropical Ylang Ylang tree and is used extensively in making perfumes and in aromatherapy. Similar to Jasmine, Ylang Ylang is considered an aphrodisiac and has been used for centuries in religious and wedding ceremonies. The essential oil of ylang-ylang is extracted by steam […]

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Helichrysum Essential Oil Benefits & Uses

Helichrysum italicum is a small perennial herb with narrow, silver leaves and flowers that form a cluster of golden yellow, ball-shaped blossoms. The name Helichrysum is derived from the Greek helios meaning “sun” and chrysos meaning “gold,” referring to the color of the flowers. Helichrysum has been used for its medicinal properties for thousands of […]

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Lavender Body Butter

I have an obsession with making body butter. There’s something about putting together the simplest of ingredients and then whipping it up into this luxurious, natural, and nourishing lotion. This Lavender Body Butter does just that; it’s simple to make, only four ingredients and uses lavender essential oil.  I’ve listened to many of you in […]

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Lavender Essential Oil Benefits and Uses

Lavender has been used and cherished for centuries for its unmistakable aroma and myriad of therapeutic benefits. In ancient times, the Egyptians and Romans used Lavender for mummification, bathing, relaxation, cooking, and as a perfume; its ability to calm and soothe the mind and body continue to be Lavender’s most notable qualities. Lavender essential oil […]

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Cardamom Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Cardamom is a flowering plant in the ginger family. There are two main varieties—Amomum and Elettaria. Dōterra (which is the brand I use) produces Cardamom oil from the Elettaria variety, which is commonly called “green” cardamom, or “true” cardamom. Native to Southeast Asia, Cardamom is added to traditional Indian sweets and teas for its cool, […]

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