PART 14: FINDING PURE ESSENTIAL OILS: GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations, such as this fascinating blog post series, originally published in 2010, that recounts Gary’s ongoing discoveries about pure essential oils, their properties, and their production. Part …

Floral favorites: 30 ways to use floral essential oils

So many florals, so little time! When it comes to floral essential oils, there are more options than petals on a rose. With a garden—or cupboard—full of blooms, how do you know which floral oils to try? To make the task a tad easier, we pruned the list of our …

Beat the Bedtime Blahs: 7 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

How you end the day makes all the difference. Your evening routine can either set you up for a cheerful and fulfilling day or one full of frustration and exhaustion. Here are seven steps you can take to create a successful bedtime routine that will give you more restful nights …

So long, stink: DIY shoe odor eliminators

Whether you favor slingbacks or sandals, wingtips or walking shoes, we’re pretty sure there’s one piece of footwear you don’t like sitting in your closet: the dreaded smelly shoe. Who wants their closet smelling like stinky feet? Not you. So how do you deodorize your shoes without relying on whatever’s …

PART 13: Eight Ways to Find Pure, Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations, such as this fascinating blog post series, originally published in 2010, that recounts Gary’s ongoing discoveries about pure essential oils, their properties, and their production. Here’s …

Copaiba vs. life challenges: 7 reasons this oil is essential!

Have you fallen for the sweet, woodsy aroma of Copaiba essential oil? We love diffusing its warm scent, so now we’re seeing how it competes against the challenges life throws at us! Faced with seven real-life scenarios, we think Copaiba will come out on top. Even bad days can’t compete …

Treat sore muscles to a DIY cocoa-mint massage bar!

Create a DIY massage bar that’s almost good enough to eat! The combo of cocoa powder, Peppermint essential oil, and Cinnamon Bark essential oil, along with luscious coconut and almond oils, is the treat your skin deserves. You’ll have to avoid the temptation to take a bite out of this …

A Guide to Geranium essential oil

From its pretty floral scent to its moisturizing benefits, Geranium essential oil is a staple in any EO arsenal. Get to know this floral essential oil! This infographic has all the fun facts and usage tips you need to do just that.   Interested in learning more about YL essential …

PART 12: FINDING PURE ESSENTIAL OILS, FRANKINCENSE

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations, such as this fascinating twenty-part blog post series, originally published in 2010, that recounts Gary’s ongoing quest to find pure essential oils. Here’s Part XII, about …