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All About Frankincense

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All About Frankincense

It’s fair to say that Frankincense species can be used in place of each other, for the most part. However, for those who want a more targeted approach I want to be sure that you are armed with the information you need to buy the frankincense that is right for you. Different species of Frankincense Frankincense is typically steam distilled from the resin of a tree, although CO2 distillation is also used.  The tree is pieced and then sap or “tears” are released from the tree. These tears of resin are collected and distilled. Frankincense has traditionally been used as...

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Choosing the Right Carrier Oil

Choosing the Right Carrier Oil

Carrier oils are an important part of essential oil use, but which one is right for you? Carrier oils, as their name implies, "carry" the essential oil onto the skin, which in turn absorbs into the bloodstream to spread the healing powers. Carrier oils not only extend the life of your essential oils by decreasing their rate of evaporation but carrier oils also protect the skin from irritation. Another benefit of carrier oils is that they are often nutrient-rich oils that can help skin maintain elasticity, vitality and also add moisture.There is a range of different carrier oils, each with...

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Melissa's Top Ten Essential Oils

Melissa's Top Ten Essential Oils

I probably have close to 100 different essential oils in my personal collection. No joke. I don't use them all every day, heck, many of them I don't even think about until I have a specific issue I need to address! However, there are some oils that I reach for a lot. The list of oils below is my list of what I think are some of the most common and useful oils in my collection and the ones I use most often. I love these oils so much that I have combined all of them into a starter kit...

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