There’s an Essential Oil for Everybody and Every Animal

An essential oil is a liquid that is generally distilled from the leaves, stems, bark, roots or other parts of plants.  Contrary to the word “oil”, essential oils do not feel oily at all.  Most essential oils are clear, but some do have color.  Blue tansy and German chamomile are blue.  Lemongrass and lemon are… Continue reading There’s an Essential Oil for Everybody and Every Animal

Essential Oils as an Aid to Stress Management

When seriously stressed, the body uses a “flight or fight” response to temporarily increase energy production.  This isn’t a problem if you’re being chased by an occasional lion, but it is a problem if it happens routinely.   The hormone cortisol (along with its partner epinephrine) is produced by the adrenals during the “flight or fight”… Continue reading Essential Oils as an Aid to Stress Management