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  • The Benefits of Essential Oils

    For thousands of years, people have used essential oils to enhance health and well-being in a variety of ways, from dietary and cosmetic purposes to more spiritual or religious applications. For modern users, pure essential oils can provide tons of valuable health benefits, with different oils recommended for different symptoms and conditions.


     

    1. Bergamot

    Citrus-fresh bergamot oil offers a powerfully sweet aroma and has a number of medicinal uses, thanks to its properties as a deodorant, antibiotic, antiseptic, sedative, antidepressant, disinfectant, and digestive aid.

     


    1. Rose Geranium

    This oil features a beautiful fragrance that combines rose and citrus, and provides a balancing effect on both the body and the mind. It can be used to treat acne, reduce inflammation, calm anxiety, and relieve fatigue.

     


    1. Rose Absolute

    Women who suffer from painful menstrual periods can feel relief with the use of rose absolute oil, a calming, uplifting oil with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It is also great for soothing tired or cramped muscles.

     


    1. Patchouli

    Patchouli has a strong, woodsy scent, and makes a great insect repellent- but also has a number of properties that make it a useful essential oil for treating a number of conditions. This oil can be used as an antidepressant, diuretic, astringent, antiseptic, sedative, and even an aphrodisiac.

     


    1. Oregano

    This powerful antimicrobial is great to help stimulate the immune system and help the body fight off infections. Oregano oil can treat fungal and parasitic infections, as well as helps to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with colds and sinus infections.

     


    1. Neroli

    Neroli is a great treatment for cuts and wounds, and can help kill the bacteria that can lead to typhoid, cholera, and food poisoning, thanks to this oil’s many health-promoting properties. It can act as a disinfectant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antidepressant, and even a sedative.

     


    1. Marjoram

    This spicy-scented oil has proven useful in treating sleep, mood, stress, hyperactivity, and anxiety issues. Marjoram is a natural analgesic, antiseptic, antibacterial, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, and vasodilator, and is therapeutic solution to heartburn, nausea, irritable bowel syndrome, and muscle tensions.

     


    1. Juniper berry

    Juniper berry oil can help improve blood circulation, helping the body with the detoxification process, and can offer relief from a number of skin and hair problems. This oil has anti-rheumatic, carminative, antiseptic, depurative, and astringent properties, and can even help alleviate emotional and mental issues like anxiety and mental fatigue.

     


    1. Jasmine

    The seductive quality of jasmine oil makes it an ideal aphrodisiac, but it can also help rejuvenate skin, treat spasms, promote relaxation, relieve menstrual problems and labour pains, and even works as an antiseptic that can be used to prevent infections.

     


    1. Grapefruit

    This essential oil is a popular detoxification agent, thanks to the way it stimulates the lymphatic system. It can help cleanse the body of toxins, remove excess fluids, and even burn fat. Grapefruit oil is great for treating acne and preventing oily skin or hair. It can be used as an air freshener, deodorizer, and even as an appetite suppressant.

     


    1. Frankincense

    One of the most popular essential oils, frankincense promotes healthy cell regeneration and keeps existing tissues and cells strong and healthy. It can be used to strengthen gums and hair roots, control hemorrhaging, and speed the healing of acne, insect bites, and cuts and scrapes. The oil’s sedative properties help generate a sensation of peace and relaxation.

     


    1. Clary sage

    This oil is frequently used for problems related to eye health, but clary sage oil does have a number of other uses. It can help stimulate hair growth and regulate oil production in the hair and skin, reduce blood pressure, relieve headaches and muscle stiffness, and ease the discomfort of menstruation.

     


    1. Roman chamomile

    This herb was first used by ancient Egyptians to cure fevers, and the cooling effect of chamomile makes it perfect for soothing burns and sunburns – as well as helping relieve the pain of headaches and migraines, treating tonsillitis and dental abscesses, and alleviating allergy symptoms.

     


    1. Sandalwood

    Sandalwood offers a ton of fantastic health benefits, due to its ability to act as an antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, deodorant, expectorant, emollient, and even a memory booster. It is especially used for skin-care treatments on rashes, scar tissue, acne, and psoriasis.

     


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    Each of these oils can be used in a variety of ways. Common practices include topical application using a carrier oil like coconut oil, dietary consumption, or aromatic diffusion. If you hope to use these oils to treat serious conditions and symptoms, talk to your health care professional first to make sure there are no interactions with other medications.

    Article by Jon Reyes, a guest writer from Steam Shower Store. Jon is a specialist writer and has extensive knowledge in everything related to steam showers, saunas and hydrotherapy benefits.

  • Kids Gift Guide: For Little Ones

    We always want the best for our little ones. Whether they're our kids, nieces, nephews or grand-kids. Their sensitive skin needs nurturing and protection regardless of if they're still in diapers, running around, climbing on everything in sight or skinning their knees on a playground. This Kids Gift Guide is fantastic for all ages and sensitivities. Read More

  • Gift Guide: Unique Gifts for Her

    It's that time of year again! The time when we're left wondering what to get for our wonderful mothers, amazing sisters, fantastic significant others and all those incredible women in our lives. Gifts to truly show how much we care for them and appreciate them. So we've put together this gift guide just for Her! These collections are all about pampering, self care and taking some much deserved me time. The perfect gifts for her to unwind and relax with after a busy holiday season. Read More

  • It's Our 11th Birthday!

    It's our BIRTHDAY! We wanted to take today not only to celebrate with 50% OFF the classic products that have made us who we are (our handmade bar soap and classic hand & body lotions), but also take a moment to remember how we started, our roots and what we stand for.


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  • 2016 Gift Guide: Great Gifts for Him

    The second edition of our gift guide features Great Gifts for Him. For all those wonderful guys in our lives! Men that deserve a great irritation free close shave, strong healthy skin and a little bit of daily luxury in their lives. Give him the perfect handcrafted gift. Give him the gift of natural self care. Read More

  • Essential Recipe: Comfort

    Our Essential Recipes Series is a weekly post featuring easy to create blends of essential oils. Great for both beginners and seasoned essential oil enthusiasts to use in day-to-day life.


    This week we thought we could all use a little more comfort in our lives! With the weather taking a turn toward winter and the thought of curling up with a pumpkin spice latte in front of a cozy fire dancing in our heads, this blend is at the top of our list. The perfect cuddle up with an over sized blanket and great book blend. This comfort recipe is a great way to fill your space with uplifting feel good aromatherapy. Read More

  • 2016 Gift Guide: Perfect Gifts for the Perfect Host

    We're kicking off our gift guide with some great ideas for hosts! Those wonderful people in our lives who love to entertain. Those who have every inch of their instagram worthy home ready to welcome friends, family, acquaintances and co-workers alike at a moments notice. With every last detail planned and thoughtfully executed what do you get the host who has, and has thought of everything?

    No worries, we're here to help! You can't go wrong with thoughtful handcrafted natural home and self care products. With festive Mists, Essential Oil Blends, Hand & Body Lotions and Hand Soaps it's hard not to be an amazing Holiday Season guest! Read More

  • Essential Recipes Series: Detoxify

    Our Essential Recipes Series is a weekly post featuring easy to create blends of essential oils. Great for both beginners and seasoned essential oil enthusiasts to use in day-to-day life.


    This week our blend focuses on a fantastic way to detoxify. A perfect kick off to the week! This restorative blend focuses on hitting the reset button and starting fresh. Regardless of if you fill your home with this vibrant scent, use it for some me time in a bath or add it to daily-use and self-care products this bright, fresh, detoxifying pairing is a great recipe for new beginnings. Read More

  • Essential Recipes Series: Relax + Unwind

    Our Essential Recipes Series is a weekly post featuring easy to create blends of essential oils for beginners and seasoned essential oil enthusiasts to use in day-to-day life.


    This week our blend focuses on tranquility and relaxation. Perfect for unwinding at the end of a busy stressful day or long hard week. Whether you have a diffuser to switch on when you step through the door, time for a de-stressing bath or are creating a scent blend to add to daily-use products this recipe is a fantastic way to relax. Read More

  • Essential Recipes Series: Energy Boost

    Our Essential Recipes Series is a weekly post featuring easy to create blends of essential oils for beginners and seasoned essential oil enthusiasts to use in day-to-day life.


    We're making our very first Essential Recipe a super easy energizing blend! Perfect for transitioning from Summer to Fall, as days start getting shorter and energy levels could use a bit of a helping hand. Read More

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