The Heart of Mayan Medicine: Plants

Anthropologists wrote this 500-page book on Mayan herbal remedies. Anthropologists Brent and Eloise Berlin with Mayan colleagues cataloged the Mayan medical uses of plants. Their 500-page book on treatments for just gastrointestinal ailments alone was published by Princeton University in 2015. The authors said Mayan knowledge of health and plants …

Roll with me: 5 DIY roll-ons

We love that there are so many ways to use essential oils. You can add a few drops straight from the bottle for your favorite diffuser recipes, add an infused bath bomb to your nightly soak, or sip a refreshing drink with your favorite Vitality oil blend mixed in! For …

36 ways to use a bottle of essential oil

There are so many creative ways to use all the drops of essential oil in each amber glass oil bottle. In this post, we want to show you how to use essential oils in ways that benefit your daily routine and hopefully help you discover something new. Check out the …

An Exotic Flower Shown as a Mayan Headdress

Flowers from the pseudobombax tree are pictured as part of a Mayan headdress. Photos by K.C. Nixon/Justin and Barbara Kerr. The unique flower of the pseudobombax tree (Pseudobombax ellipticum) was the inspiration for a headdress worn by Mayan nobles as depicted in Mayan art. The unique flower of the pseudobombax tree …

7 essential oil tips for weight management

Managing your weight can be a challenge; we know there are long-term health benefits to eating well and moving our bodies—no matter what the scale may say—but it can be discouraging if you’re working hard and not seeing results. Infuse your weight-management plan with these essential oil tips to boost …

How to get mermaid hair with essential oils

All types of hair need tender love and care—and what better time to start than during summer? Give your hair the treatment it deserves with our DIY mermaid hair serum and spray! It’s packed with herbaceous, sweet scents that’ll keep it shiny and silky even in the dry heat! DIY …

Grab your gear: 7 camping essentials for your summer adventure

Nothing says summer fun like days playing in the sun and nights sleeping under cool, starry skies. Whether you’re packing your bags for beachside camping or hiking into the hinterlands, you won’t want to leave home without a camping kit ready to handle anything your summer adventure throws at you. …

Citronella: 4 reasons why it’s summer’s sidekick

Fireflies, lemonade, and wild adventures into the great unknown—summer is finally here! From baseball games and woodland campouts to backyard family barbecues and theme park vacations, do you have any Citronella essential oil in your summer step? Known for its bright, lemony scent and frequent appearance in insect repellent, patio …

The Sacred Ceiba Tree as Art

A Mayan artist used the thorn-studded ceiba tree trunk as inspiration for this ceramic pot. Photos by Justin and Barbara Kerr/Charles Zidar The ceiba tree (Ceiba pentandra) was believed by the Mayan to stand at earth’s center. They thought it was the sacred world tree or the axis of the earth and …

Todo Sobre Thieves

Cuenta la leyenda que, en el siglo XV, las autoridades francesas ofrecieron clemencia a un grupo de ladrones a cambio de su mezcla aromática secreta. Se creía que su formulación de poderosos botánicos los protegía mientras saqueaban comunidades. Siglos más tarde, sabemos que su mezcla secreta de clavo de olor, …

8 cosas que no sabías sobre Helichrysum

Nos encanta Helichrysum; se usa en algunas de nuestras mezclas favoritas tales como Deep Relief, pero también es fabuloso por sí solo. Un poco terroso, un poco herbáceo, su aroma estimulante puede hacer que la mala energía en el ambiente se vaya; y eso es el comienzo de las muchas …

Purificación: El arma fundamental contra los malos olores

Ya sea una oficina sofocante, los olores prolongados de la cena de anoche o un bolso del gimnasio que se te olvidó en el automóvil por algunos días bajo el sol, el afrontar estos olores no es una idea agradable. Si esos olores enmohecidos y rancios no se van por …

13 Consejos de Aceites Esenciales Perfectos para Padres

Entre tener a los niños listos para el día, hacer comidas saludables, correr a actividades extracurriculares, y mantener la casa limpia, es una maravilla que los padres tengan tiempo para ellos mismos. Si estás buscando algunas maneras de aprovechar más cada momento, échale un vistazo a esta guía de aceites …

Todo Sobre el Incienso

La rica historia de Incienso se teje firmemente con la humanidad y sigue siendo parte importante de la vida de muchas personas. ¡Utiliza nuestra infografía para ver cómo la puedes incorporar en la tuya! Spanish Frankincense Infographic

Receta de Sopa Tailandesa casera

Algunas veces la sopa puede ser algo adicional para la cena durante los meses de invierno, pero suele ser algo anticuado. ¿Quieres salir de la rutina de tomar sopa de pollo con fideos? Prueba esta Sopa Tailandesa casera, cargada con frescos sabores tailandeses que la hacen tanto liviana como sustanciosa, …

Belleza de adentro hacia afuera

Belleza solo podría ser la superficie de piel, pero el cuidado de piel comienza con algunas de las funciones básicas de tu cuerpo. Es por eso que el cuidado de la piel es algo más que la simple aplicación de cremas y sérums. Mantener la piel en su mejor estado …

Mayan Art Depicts Natural Plants

Plants from the Rainforest Decorated Mayan Ceramics. Photo by G. Carr/Justin and Barbara Kerr The Mayan people were certainly great botanists and artists. They used the images of the beauty of Mother Nature to decorate their ceramics. The natural historian Charles Zidar and botanist Wayne Elisens searched thousands of images of …

12 essential oil tips for a relaxed pregnancy

Pregnancy has its perks—including people showering you with praise, like “You’re glowing!” and “That baby bump is beautiful!” But sometimes carrying a bun in the oven can be exhausting. Ditch the stress, find ways to relax, and bring on the excitement, because in nine months or less, your little one will …