Prolonging your Essential Oils

🚫 Light
🚫 Heat
🚫 Oxygen

These are the three things your oils hate.

So keep them in a cool, dark place. If you can, put them inside your ref but make sure to put the bottles in sealed containers like the microwaveable ones, so that their aroma, if ever it leaks, would not mix with other contents of your ref.

Oxygen – always keep your bottle closed. If you have big bottles that are halfway full, best to transfer them to small ones so that there is little space inside the bottle for oxygen molecules to occupy.

Happy oiling!

Tension Headache Blend

There are times when you feel that your head is going to burst because of the tension that you may be feeling from your scalp down to your nape. When this happens, whip up the following blend in an inhaler or a roller bottle blends/massage oil.

For inhalers, you can breathe in deeply as needed. For roller bottle blends/massage oils, massage on temples, scalp, and nape.

Frankincense and Lavender are good analgesics while Rosemary ct 1,8 cineole and Ravintsara are good for opening up passages and clearing your head.


Are Essentials Oils Chemical-Free?

Linalool. Linalyl acetate. D-limonene. These are the chemical compounds found in most oils like Lavender, Clary Sage, Lemon, etcetera.

In its strictest sense, saying that we are chemical-free when using oils is inaccurate because oils are actually made up of chemical compounds belonging to different chemical families: monoterpenes, sesquiterpines, phenols, aldehydes, ketones. These chemical families have different characteristics and safety considerations.

I made this inaccurate statement all the time, too but what I really meant was synthetics πŸ™‚


Eugenol, for example found in Clove, is a phenol. It is highly skin irritating and according to IFRA, maximum dermal application is 0.5% which means 1d in a 10ml carrier.

When using oils such as clove and nutmeg, tuck them in other skin nourishing oils such as lavender, tea tree, frankincense.
Of course, the probability of skin sensitization is just a probability. Some would argue that they use these oils neat all the time.

It really depends on where you are coming from and your risk appetite.

My risk appetite is low (my husband’s heart was eaten by a bacteria and that is below 1% probability that it could happen but it did) so I always err at the side of caution. πŸ’œπŸ’šI only teach what I feel and know is safe and it’s up to you to apply it to your blending practice πŸ™‚