Aromatherapy Basics

Aromatherapy Basics

Meet Frankincense

Meet the Mystical Frankincense Earthy, deep, and with a delicate sweet undertone, frankincense essential oil is distilled from the resin of the Boswellia sacra tree. For centuries frankincense has been revered for its mystical, meditative aroma known to restore body, mind, and spirit- the oil is held in such high regard that part of its botanical name, sacra, means sacred.

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Meet Bergamot

Meet Uplifting Bergamot Citrus-y with a floral, herbaceous undertone, bergamot essential oil is cold-pressed from the rinds of the Citrus bergamia fruit. Bergamot essential oil has an uplifting effect on the mood and is calming to the spirit, making it a perfect choice for diffusion blends and body care alike (just be sure to use the bergaptene-free bergamot oil for topical application).

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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

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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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

Meet Peppermint

Meet Cooling Peppermint Crisp and cooing, peppermint essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of the Metha piperita plant. It can be used as a mist or body oil to provide relief during the hot summer months, or diffused in the home to increase focus and alertness.

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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! Ingredients 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) Directions 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 Bergamot

MEET UPLIFTING BERGAMOT! Fresh and fruity, bergamot Citrus bergamia essential oil offers a calming and uplifting aroma. Great for times of stress, it's handy paired with lavender essential oil to encourage a stress-free, calming environment.

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Using Essential Oils with Children

There are so many ways that children can benefit from essential oil use; relaxation, focus, emotional well-being, and bath time fun, to name a few. Essential oils are more than just fun and pleasing aromas, however, they are incredibly strong plant extractions, and the key to using them effectively with our little ones is learning how to use them safely.

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Using Essential Oils with Children

Meet Chill Pill

Aura Cacia Chill Pill Essential Oil Blend is a soothing blend of calming and grounding essential oils formulated to support emotional stability and peace of mind. The aroma is layered with floral and herbaceous notes, with undertones of citrus and spice, coming together to remind us to take a step back and find our breath.

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Meet Chill Pill

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