Aromatherapy Basics

Aromatherapy Basics

Holiday DIY Recipes

3 Holiday Essential Oil Recipes The holidays are the perfect time to try your hand at DIY recipes using essential oils. Handmade gifts are wonderfully personal, so much fun to make, and give you the benefit of aromatherapy while you’re blending! Try out these holiday recipes today! Peppermint Bark Whipped Body Butter Experience the sweet & minty combo of sweet peppermint and vanilla all day long with this peppermint bark whipped body butter! ¼ cup Aura Cacia Organic Coconut Oil ¼ cup Aura Cacia Organic Fair Trade Certified Cocoa Butter ¼ cup Aura Cacia Organic Unrefined Shea Butter ¼ cup Aura Cacia Jojoba Oil 10 drops Aura Cacia Sweet Peppermint Essential Oil 4 drops Aura Cacia Vanilla in Jojoba Oil 4-ounce Aura Cacia Amber Wide Mouth Jar Optional: 1 tsp cornstarch (makes the butter feel more silky and less greasy) Combine all the ingredients except for the essential oils in a double boiler or glass bowl over a pot of water Heat the water over medium-low heat, stirring the ingredients as they melt until they are fully integrated Once the ingredients are well mixed, remove them from the heat and let cool for a few minutes.

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Holiday DIY Recipes

Meet Vetiver

MEET VETIVER! With a strong, earthy aroma, vetiver Vetiveria zizanioides essential oil is well known for its calming and grounding effects. Like patchouli, vetiver is an oil that gets better with time, both its aroma and benefits.

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Meet Vetiver

Meet Patchouli

Meet Patchouli! Quickly recognized for it's herbal, musky aroma, patchouli Pogostemon cablin has been used for centuries. Patchouli became a popular aroma in the 1960's and 70's, often used for incense.

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Meet Patchouli

Meet Tea Tree

Meet tea tree! There aren't too many people who haven't heard of either tea tree, or its botanical name, melaleuca. It's well known for its ability to purify and cleanse, making it a number one choice for home cleaning.

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Meet Tea Tree

Meet May Chang

Meet the "mountain pepper", may chang! A new favorite essential oil that has grown in visibility is Aura Cacia May Chang essential oil. Known as the 'Mountain Pepper', may chang is not a familiar botanical, despite the increasing popularity of the oil.

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Meet May Chang

Meet Blue Tansy

Meet The Blue Beauty, Blue Tansy! Bright blue and soothing, blue tansy Tanacetum annuum is a gentle and calm essential oil with a sweet aroma. It is reminiscent of the smell of spring and summer evenings with a sweet and light presence in any airspace.

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Meet Blue Tansy

Meet Sweet Orange

Meet cheerful sweet orange! Bright, cheerful and perpetually pleasing sweet orange essential oil is popular for many oil users. Ideal for home care, personal care and for an emotional boost, sweet orange has a use for everyone! Just like revealing the delight of the fruit after peeling, the essential oil brings sweet joy into any day.

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Meet Sweet Orange

Meet Rosemary

Meet the ‘oil of remembrance’ - Rosemary An adored essential oil of college students and parents alike, rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) essential oil has three major types; cineole, camphor and verbenone. Each sort has a slightly different aroma as well as their own unique usages.

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Meet Rosemary

Why Choose Aura Cacia Organic Essential Oils

Aura Cacia essential oils fit perfectly into a lifestyle of health and wellness. USDA-certified organic essential oils provide a certain assurance of purity.

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Why Choose Aura Cacia Organic Essential Oils

Understanding the Basics of Dilution

What exactly is dilution and how do you know when you’re doing it correctly? When I began my journey with essential oils, I loved them for their aromas and I wanted to interact with them as much as possible. However, I didn’t know much about them so I often overused them in ways that could have been harmful.

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Understanding the Basics of Dilution

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