Monday, January 19, 2015

Book Review: Advanced Aromatherapy

Book Title: Advanced Aromatherapy: the Science of Essential Oil Therapy
Author: Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D.

Published: Originally published in German in 1995; first US edition published in 1998.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Spice Up Your Spice Rack

I've been wanting to update my spice jars. It has been tumbling around in my head for awhile. Are you like that with projects? I have to think about it, sometimes for months, figuring out how I'm going to do it, come up with several (usually very complex) ideas, completely over think it and then one day *BOOM* I think of the easiest way to do it and get it done! That's not always the case, but definitely was in this instance. I got this spice rack as a wedding present from my friend, Abby. This fall we will have been married ten years (WOW!) and we have lived in four houses since then - and this spice rack has been along for the ride, finding a place in all of my kitchens. The labels have rubbed off on some bottles while others have been relabeled with a Sharpie. I've been thinking about a way to spice it up for awhile, but wasn't sure what route to take.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Second Blogiversary!

Two years! Can you believe it? Who has been here since the beginning? Whether you started with me in January 2013 or are just now following me, I'm so glad you enjoy the blog and keep reading. It's what keeps me going, pushes me when I get mentally stuck and keeps me searching for new and fun things to share. Thank you!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from all of us to all of you!

Enjoy your celebrations with family and friends.
Remember to take some time for yourself, count your blessings and spread kindness wherever you go. 

Hugs & High Fives
from all your friends at A Drop of This,
Lea & Krysta + KB, Kweli & Moshi, too

Monday, December 15, 2014

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Time is running out and winter holidays are almost here! If you're like me, it's always nice to have a handful of gift ideas for those "just in case" instances. Here is a list of a few of my favorites that are quick and easy. You should have most of the ingredients already on hand. This makes each idea perfect to throw together when you're in a pinch! They are also great gifts to give if your budget has run low but your list still has a few people left. You can give these gifts with confidence they will be much appreciated! 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Recipe Round Up Vol 3 {Winter Holiday Edition}

I love the holidays! All the craftiness, people talking about their projects and sharing ideas. Not to mention family togetherness, traditions, and let's not forget about the presents. Although the holidays are a happy occasion, they can also be a stressful time. Take a minute for yourself, pour a cup of tea (or mulled cider) and browse through some of my favorite holiday links. 

Here are a few A Drop of This recipes to check out from last holiday season: 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Book Review: Essential Oil Safety

Book Title: Essential Oil Safety, Second Edition
Author: Robert Tisserand, Rodney Young

Published: 2014
My star rating: 5/5

My thoughts: This book took me almost a month to get through; it took me back to my college days of studying chemistry. This is reminiscent of a textbook in length, as well as quantity and quality of information. Despite that, I was pleasantly surprised by the readability of this text. I didn't read every word, but I did read a vast majority of it. For me, the most important aspect of this book is the ability to pull it off of my shelf and access the safety information within.