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Fun Fact Friday – Essential oils can do what?

Fun Fact Friday Did you know that some essential oils can cause psychotropic effects? First let’s define psychotropic. A psychotropic or psychoactive substance is something that alters your mental state. These psychotropic effects are the reason CBD extract has a...

Fun Fact Friday – Making Medical Claims

Fun Fact Friday Did you know that if you sell holistic health products, you cannot claim therapeutic value? This week I saw an FDA letter to a business that had many citations, much of this website used medical terms, such as reduces inflammation, inhibits tumor...

Fun Fact Friday – Should I use coconut oil?

Fun Fact Friday Did you know that coconut oil can actually dry out your skin? Why is coconut oil in so many DIY projects intended to lend a hand to moisture if it is actually drying to your skin? Some reasons people use it is because it is readily available,...

Fun Fact Friday – From Plants to Medicine

Fun Fact Friday! Did you know that many medications, OTC and pharmaceuticals are created from plant isolates? For instance, Vicks vapor rub contains isolated terpentine, camphor and menthol as well as eucalyptus oil.  Icy hot contains menthol, methyl salicylate and...

Fun Fact Friday – It’s all about the dose

Fun Fact Friday Did you know that essential oils have a sweet spot? I had always heard that less is more when it comes to essential oils.  I understood this as “if less works, why use more,” which is true, but there are so many variables that come into play.  I have...

Essential Oil Safety: It’s Important!

Essential Oil Safety is at the heart of our company. While essential oils can be great tools, they are also something to use with wisdom, not haphazardly.  Funny that this WebMD article was brought to our attention this week (because Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy...

Fun Fact Friday – Am I Photosensitizing?

Fun Fact Friday Did you know that some oils are photosensitizing? Yes most of us do know this. Which ones, and why is that? Well first let’s define photosensitization- Photosensitization is a reaction to something that occurs from UV lighting. I was going to define...

Is it True?

Is it true?? I have debated about writing about this for over a year. I wasn’t going to because it really doesn’t pertain to aromatherapy. When I brought it up to others in this industry, they thought it was important that someone does, so maybe it does apply to the...

Fun Fact Friday – Wintergreen Essential Oil Safety

Fun Fact Friday - Wintergreen Did you know that in British aromatherapy neither Birch nor Wintergreen are used?   Most times esters are “user friendly” except in the instance of methyl salicylate which comprises over 90% of wintergreen and birch oils. Wintergreen with...

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