10 essential oil diffuser blends inspired by U.S. National Forests

Grab your sunscreen, insect repellent, and hiking shoes—we’re ready to hit the trails! If you don’t have a U.S. National Forest in your backyard and can’t soak in the dappled light on the forest floor in a moment’s notice, reach for your essential oils. With the right combinations, your diffuser …

4 questions about Manuka essential oil you need answered ASAP

Native to New Zealand and steam distilled from the manuka—or Leptospermum scoparium—tree, Manuka essential oil is a skin care pro. In fact, it’s right up there with Tea Tree oil when it comes to skin-loving superstars. But there’s more to those drops of Manuka than mad skin-cleansing skills. Bothersome blemishes? …

Lime essential oil: 12 tricks for a tropical staycation!

It’s time to open your Lime essential oil—a mini tropical vacation in a bottle! We extract bright, zesty Lime oil by cold-pressing the rinds of fresh limes (Citrus aurantifolia). We think this oil is the best way to add zip to your day, and there are so many Lime oil …

7 answers to the most common essential oil questions

Whether you’re a die-hard essential oil fan or just getting started, you probably have questions about essential oils you’re searching for answers to, like “Are essential oils safe for kids?” and “What’s a Vitality oil anyway?” and maybe even “What the heck are essential oils?” Well, you came to the …

8 Aussie-approved uses for Kunzea essential oil

G’day! We’re taking a trip to the land down under with one of our favorite Australians: Kunzea essential oil. Sheilas and blokes alike will defo fall in love with this fresh favorite. What is Kunzea oil used for? From soothing your skin to keeping outdoor spaces clear, we reckon Kunzea’s …

All About Jasmine

Jasmine oil has the magical ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Its sweet, floral aroma can transform daily rituals—like bath and bedtime—into luxurious and relaxing refuges from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Find out more about how Jasmine oil can enhance your life with this infographic. …

Growing the Best Lavender Essential Oil: What Does It Take?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations, such as this fascinating blog post series, originally published in 2011, that recounts Gary’s lavender-growing journey. This is Part II in the Lavender Supply series. Lavender …

Back to basics with the ABCs of essential oils!

Want to know a secret to remembering some essential oil favorites? Recite your ABCs! Fall in love with essential oils from A to Z and find out why they made our list! You many know that P is for Peppermint and L is for Lavender, but can you guess which …

PART 14: FINDING PURE ESSENTIAL OILS: GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations, such as this fascinating blog post series, originally published in 2010, that recounts Gary’s ongoing discoveries about pure essential oils, their properties, and their production. Part …

Floral favorites: 30 ways to use floral essential oils

So many florals, so little time! When it comes to floral essential oils, there are more options than petals on a rose. With a garden—or cupboard—full of blooms, how do you know which floral oils to try? To make the task a tad easier, we pruned the list of our …

Beat the Bedtime Blahs: 7 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

How you end the day makes all the difference. Your evening routine can either set you up for a cheerful and fulfilling day or one full of frustration and exhaustion. Here are seven steps you can take to create a successful bedtime routine that will give you more restful nights …

So long, stink: DIY shoe odor eliminators

Whether you favor slingbacks or sandals, wingtips or walking shoes, we’re pretty sure there’s one piece of footwear you don’t like sitting in your closet: the dreaded smelly shoe. Who wants their closet smelling like stinky feet? Not you. So how do you deodorize your shoes without relying on whatever’s …

PART 13: Eight Ways to Find Pure, Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils

EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Gary Young’s passing, we have been taking stock of the tremendous contributions he made to the world by revisiting his presentations, such as this fascinating blog post series, originally published in 2010, that recounts Gary’s ongoing discoveries about pure essential oils, their properties, and their production. Here’s …

Copaiba vs. life challenges: 7 reasons this oil is essential!

Have you fallen for the sweet, woodsy aroma of Copaiba essential oil? We love diffusing its warm scent, so now we’re seeing how it competes against the challenges life throws at us! Faced with seven real-life scenarios, we think Copaiba will come out on top. Even bad days can’t compete …

Treat sore muscles to a DIY cocoa-mint massage bar!

Create a DIY massage bar that’s almost good enough to eat! The combo of cocoa powder, Peppermint essential oil, and Cinnamon Bark essential oil, along with luscious coconut and almond oils, is the treat your skin deserves. You’ll have to avoid the temptation to take a bite out of this …

A Guide to Geranium essential oil

From its pretty floral scent to its moisturizing benefits, Geranium essential oil is a staple in any EO arsenal. Get to know this floral essential oil! This infographic has all the fun facts and usage tips you need to do just that.   Interested in learning more about YL essential …