Monday, February 24, 2014

Carrier Oils

If you've followed this blog or any other blog that talks about aromatherapy and essential oils, you've heard the term "carrier oil." Sometimes the term can be a bit confusing. So, I thought it was high time we eliminate the confusion and get down with some carrier oil information. Are you ready? Let's go  -->

Monday, February 17, 2014

Beating Winter Blues with Essential Oils

At least once during the year, I tend to suffer from what is known as the "winter blues". I grew up in western Oregon, where SAD (seasonal affective disorder: learn more HERE)  is fairly common. This winter, in Northern California, it has been sunny and spring-like more than it has been dreary and dismal. As a result, I have not experienced "the blues". I know that many friends are experiencing very wintery weather and may need a boost to beat their winter blues.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Smells like Love: A Book Review of "Scents & Scentuality"

As we enter the week of Valentine's Day, it is quite common to start pondering that age old am I going to make this Valentine's Day special? This year, I am prepared with the knowledge I just learned by reading Valerie Ann Worwood's book, Scents & Scentuality: Aromatherapy & Essential Oils for Romance, Love and Sex. This book is packed with information on using essential oils to enhance your sex life. Sounds risque, right?! But it isn't! The book covers several topics and includes one such as making yourself feel more confident, and helping with reproductive problems and in both men and women. You will even find detailed drawings and directions on how to massage each other to strengthen your connection to each other. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

{Scented} Love Notes

In preparation for Valentine's Day, I have been making a few cards to send out to people. This brings back the memory of the box of cards my mom would buy from the pharmacy and bring them home to fill out. I would spend time writing the name of every kid in my class on those cards. After we spent time decorating our Valentine's box in class we were able to fill them up with cute little notes and treats. Do they still do that?