Category Archives: Aromatherapy Recipes

Essential Oils in the Classroom

Essential Oils in the Classroom

Back to school can be both exciting and a little nerve-racking. Taking a holistic approach to combating against germs, anxiety, and respiratory ailments is a great way to start off the school year. To help kids soothe nerves and keep their immune system supported, here are some recipes on how to use aromatherapy and essential… Read More

Lavender Essential Oil Uses

Lavender Essential Oil Uses

Lavender is a classic, gentle, generally safe and recognizable essential oil that is great for relaxing and soothing for sleep. Lavender essential oil uses include stress reduction, skin healer for bugs and skin irritations, and balancing ones’ emotions. Lavender essential oil can also be used to calm angry emotions and help relieve sadness. Lavender Essential… Read More

Lemon Verbena Benefits

Lemon Verbena Benefits

Lemon Verbena essential oil is an uplifting essential oil with a clean, delightful, and fruity-floral aroma with lemon top notes. Our favorite lemon verbena benefits are soothing upset tummies caused by nervousness, cleansing the liver, and being a fine respiratory supporting oil. Our lemon verbena is from Spain and certified organic thru the farmer. The… Read More

Red Mandarin Essential Oil Benefits

Red Mandarin Essential Oil Benefits

Red mandarin essential oil has a sweet, happy, citrusy aroma and brings an uplifting, joyful mood. Mandarin is a happy oil and a good respiratory and immune supporter during cold and flu season. It helps during times of grief and sadness. Mandarin is also incredible at melting away daily stresses and reducing anxiety. Red mandarin… Read More

Essential Oils for Mold and Mildew

Essential Oils for Mold and Mildew

Rainy season in Florida is sure to bring higher humidity than usual. I believe it is the perfect opportunity for a discussion about essential oils for mold and mildew. Anti-fungal properties are commonly found in essential oils and are good for combating mold around the house. Top Essential Oils for Mold and Mildew Lemongrass is… Read More

Marjoram Essential Oil Benefits

Marjoram Essential Oil Benefits

Sweet marjoram essential oil is a calming and soothing oil. Marjoram’s aroma is herbaceous and blossomy with undertones of sweetness completing it as one of the gentlest essential oils. The marjoram leaves and budding flowers from fresh marjoram are steam distilled to make the essential oil. Some of our favorite sweet marjoram essential oil benefits… Read More

What is Aromatherapy?

What is Aromatherapy?

What is Aromatherapy? And how does aromatherapy differ from essential oils?  Aromatherapy is healing with essential oils and other natural ingredients through inhalation, ingestion or skin application. A little History…. The word aromatherapy was coined by a French Chemist in the mid 1920’s. He burned himself while conducting an experiment in the lab and then put… Read More

Cooling Homemade Body Spray

Cooling Homemade Body Spray

Kokokahn’s homemade body spray recipe is the perfect addition to your summer aromatherapy collection. It’s hot outside, and you’ll love the cooling sensation of lavender  and peppermint essential oil. Together, they create a soothing synergy to rescue you from the summer heat. Ok, maybe they can’t actually rescue you, it is, after all, summer. But, you’ll… Read More

Essential Oil Dilution

Essential Oil Dilution

Essential oils are very potent and concentrated.  When we use them topically it is important to dilute them in a carrier such as aloe gel, jojoba oil or coconut oil. The amount of essential oil drops you put into an amount of carrier is called essential oil dilution. Using most essential oils on the skin without… Read More

Lavender Oil Uses

Lavender Oil Uses

Oh for the love of lavender, long adored for its calming, luxurious scent and beauty. What you may not be aware of, however, are the many other lavender oil uses. The therapeutic properties of lavender essential oil has so many positive possibilities, that it’s worthy of taking a moment to discuss just a few. Lavender… Read More

Essential Oils for Cellulite

Essential Oils for Cellulite

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica), lemon and grapefruit are all good essential oils for cellulite. Lemon and grapefruit essential oils are phototoxic and should not be put on the skin before going in the sun or a tanning bed. I recommend using the recipe below every night before bed. Work it in massaging cellulite areas to help… Read More

Copaiba Essential Oil

Copaiba Essential Oil

Copaiba essential oil is steam distilled from the resin of the tree.  It has a warm, sweet, resinous aroma. There are several species of the copaiba tree including Copaifera marterii and Copaifera officinalis.  The tree is indigenous to the tropical regions of South America. The resin is sustainably harvested by tapping the tree, similar to… Read More

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