With regular use, your diffuser will start to exhibit signs of essential oil build-up. A regular cleaning practice will ensure that you’re getting the most therapeutic benefits from your essential oils and protect the long-term function of your diffuser.
Method 1: Cleansing Tablets
Simply fill your diffuser with water and add cleansing tablets.… Read more
Spring is synonymous with cleansing, clearing, and freshening. We’ve put together some of our favorite diffuser blends that evoke pastel blossoms and fresh-cut herbs. These blends pack healing magic for lightening your space, clearing your mind, and inspiring the season of renewal.
Try encouraging deeper emotional and psychological shifts by incorporating a seasonally appropriate flower essence such as Renewal, Purify & Manifest, or Transformation: add a few drops to your diffuser blends and your beverages regularly over a period of weeks.… Read more
Argan oil is revered for its luscious and light consistency. Easily absorbed and nutrient-rich, it subtly infuses the skin and hair with deep and natural-feeling hydration. Everyone can benefit from using Argan oil regularly—especially dry, mature, and combination skin types.
These are some of our favorite ways to use Argan.… Read more
Hydrosols are a light and refreshing aromatic water from steam distillation. They’re excellent to freshen any space, cool agitated moods, and for gentle aromatherapy.
Some fun ways to use them: … Read more
By Haley Ausserer
Eucalyptus is one of the most beloved and widely used essential oils. Therapeutically versatile, it can be used for:… Read more
By Lily Kardon
Sensual, earthy, sweet. This recipe maximizes the psycho-spiritual properties of botanicals to elevate you to a realm of whole being love. Blossoming Jasmine coaxes your heart open, mystical Sandalwood grounds and exalts, Sweet Orange evokes easy bliss.
Light a candle. Close your eyes, quiet your mind, and smile from your heart.… Read more
By Lily Kardon
Botanical massage oils entrance while bringing us into the present moment. They can transport us to an otherworldly realm while anchoring us in sensory experience.
Here are three of our favorite blends for quieting the mind, activating the heart, and awakening the pleasure realm.… Read more
By Lily Kardon
In Ayurveda, vata refers to an imbalance of wind and ether-like qualities. Mentally and emotionally, this can refer to indecisive or nervous thoughts that lead to anxiety. Physically, vata-type imbalance presents as dry skin and hair, cold extremities and poor circulation, weight loss, and diminished appetite.… Read more
Facial steams are an excellent self-care ally for promoting deep breath and clearing congestion. Try these DIY recipes to open the breathways and clear mental fog. Use up to once a week, and follow with a facial serum to nourish and lock in moisture. These essential oil blends are excellent in the diffuser as well.… Read more
by Sara Crow, L.Ac.
“What a wonderful time of year; the nights are getting so fresh and cool. I thought I’d share a totally effective, simple and inexpensive herb combo to boost immunity, support respiratory health, and address cold and flu symptoms. If you are prone to frequent colds and flus, drink this throughout the winter and you’ll find it’s less of a problem.… Read more
Why just have a bath when you can have a ritual?
Turn inward and honor the slow rhythm of the season with little rituals of self-care. Candlelit bathtime soaks the body and soothes the mind. Try this DIY salt soak recipe to transform your bath into a luxurious spa.… Read more
Autumn winds have picked up. The last leaves have cascaded to cover the earth in a patchwork of red, yellow, and brown.
As plant world settles into peaceful dormancy we turn to our apothecary to commune with plant allies. Their healing properties and immunological defenses remain potent in essential oils.… Read more
Add a splash of healing color to your bathing routine! This fun recipe, created by Sara Crow, uses pure phytopigments for a little color therapy.
We all know that light enters through our eyes, but did you know that light enters through your skin as well?… Read more
Homemade massage oil blends not only make great gifts, they are the perfect way to customize your aromatherapy experience. Whether you’re dealing with stress, sore muscles, bloating, or something else entirely, these DIY recipes can bring a botanical boost to your massage.
We recommend jojoba as a carrier oil for the massage oil blends here.… Read more
With Frankincense, Ginger, and Ylang Ylang
Aromatherapeutic body scrubs help increase circulation and gently exfoliate while renewing and settling the mind. Creating your own aromatic salt scrub is fun and easy, and it makes a great homemade gift!… Read more
Diffusing essential oils is one of the best way to support wellness in your home or workplace. From the great conifers to humble garden herbs, plants produce molecules to protect the health of their communities. The aromatic compounds that help plants flourish in their native habitats also support our bodies to heal and thrive.… Read more
If your skin is looking less than lively, try this gentle masque recipe. Blue chamomile restores a healthy oil balance and lessens inflammation, and rose otto beautifies and reduces redness. Sara Crow created it as an alternative to harsher exfoliation methods: “I’m not a fan of overdoing exfoliation.… Read more
Does your skin need a little TLC after adventures in the sun and water? Try this simple 3-step facial to rejuvenate and unveil your inner glow.… Read more
Soak up the rejuvenating power of gentle flowers and grounding roots.
1) In 2 cups of therapeutic salt, such as Dead Sea Mineral Salt, add the essential oils of Haitian Vetiver (2 drops), Rhododendron (4 drops), Lavender (4 drops), & Bergamot (2 drops).… Read more