The Uses for Pine Essential Oil

The Uses for Pine Essential Oil

As the leaves fall away from our deciduous trees, it’s the evergreen trees that hold our attention. But they are quite different, and the essential oils from the different varieties of evergreen are also quite different. Cedar, Cypress, Pine, Juniper and Fir are the...
Pumpkin Pie Spices

Pumpkin Pie Spices

As I was making the Apple-Pumpkin Sugar Scrubs, I purchased a little bottle of pumpkin pie spices in the spice counter of the local grocery store. I was very surprised to discover that the bottle was not required to list the actual spices that were in the bottle. It...
Focus on Jasmine Essential Oil

Focus on Jasmine Essential Oil

We all know jasmine as that seductive fragrance from the evening blooming flower used in Hawaiian leis and in expensive perfume. Although there are about 200 species of jasmine, only 2 of them are used frequently to make essential oils or create fragrances...
Helichrysum Essential Oil Benefits

Helichrysum Essential Oil Benefits

Helichrysum italicum Helichrysum is often referred to as “strawflowers.” Where I spend summers in northern Wisconsin, I see Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis nubigena) growing along the roadside. They make lovely winter nosegays, because, when dried, they...