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Are you storing your oils properly?

There are four things to take into consideration when storing your essential oils: 1 - Essential oils are volatile by nature and therefore will quickly evaporate when exposed to the air. For this reason, your oils should always be kept capped. 2 - Essential oils are extremely sensitive to light - oils should be kept in dark coloured glass bottles (amber, green or blue). Do not store in clear glass bottles or jars. 3 - Essential oils are sensitive to heat. Essential oils should be kept at room temperature or colder. If you are not using your oils for an extended period of time, keep them in the fridge. Some oils will become solid if they are below room temperature,...

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Aromatherapy Blending: Chilblains

As the weather is getting colder and I find myself reaching for my pair of gloves whenever I leave the house, I am reminded of chilblains….. $#%#^& chilblains. But what are chilblains?….. the official term for when your skin gets inflamed and itchy (usually on your hands and feet) due to poor circulation, related to exposure to cold. BRR.   A warming blend can be made with the above. These oils are quite “strong” in that they can sometimes cause skin sensitization in some, so use the “spice” oils sparingly. Use only a 1% blend of the above - remembering to use a top, middle and base, if you can. How do you find roughly 1%? Divide the carrier bottle by 4...

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