Science Behind Essential Oils
A Brief Guide to our Favorite Carrier oils
Whether you are a beginner with essential oils or you are on your way to becoming an experienced aromatherapist, you should be familiar with carrier oils, the benefits offered from them, and the reasons for using them alongside essential oils. The primary reason carrier oils are used is as a safe way to dilute essential oils and ‘carry’ them to your skin, allowing you to use essential oils topically in a safe way that allows you to experience their benefits. Many carrier oils are unscented or have a very light scent which means that they won’t interfere with the aromatherapy benefits from the essential oil itself. However, many of these carrier oils can also contribute in their own ways by providing additional benefits. Carrier oils don’t get the same amount of attention and focus as essential oils, so it can be hard to know which carrier oil to use for which purpose. We have compiled a list of a few of our favorite carrier oils and what they may be used for in an effort to help you understand them better.
15 Gifts for the Incredible Mothers in your Life
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and is the perfect opportunity to express your love and gratitude for someone who has sacrificed so much for those around them. If you’ve ever asked your mom what she wants for a birthday or holiday, you’ve probably been met with something along the lines of “oh, I just want everyone to get along” or “just a card would be nice”. Of course we all want to gift something beyond that, so we’re here to provide you with our top 15 picks of gifts for mothers that will guarantee the wonderful women in your life are pleased with the thought you put into it.
Blends for Mindfulness
Here at Jade Bloom we are putting a lot of emphasis on the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness is a form of meditation and a kind of presence that involves being in touch with your senses and experiencing them without judgment or interpretation. Mindfulness can be a very difficult skill to perfect, and we want to do whatever possible to help you practice mindfulness in order to strengthen your mind and body, get through difficult times in your life, and overcome or cope with anxiety and depression. Several of Jade Bloom’s essential oil blends are specifically formulated to assist in the different aspects of mindfulness. We have compiled a list of our favorite blends so you can determine which is the right choice for you to assist with your mindfulness journey.
Book Recommendations for Mindfulness and Aromatherapy
A new year potentially means a new list of resolutions and perhaps a subsequently fresh mindset. If you’ve made a resolution that involves reading more throughout this year, it can be hard to know where to start and what to read. Why not use this resolution as an opportunity to discover new ways to find presence and mindfulness, connect with your higher self, and be educated on aromatherapy and how it can be implemented in your everyday life? We have compiled a list of books that we recommend if this is the sort of growth you’re hoping to achieve in 2023.
Our Top 10 Gifts for Women and Men
The Christmas season is upon us which means gift-giving stress is right around the corner. It can be difficult during this time of year to find gifts for your loved ones that are both exciting and useful. If you are in need of ideas, we have compiled what we consider to be our top 10 gifts for women and our top 10 gifts for men that are sure to knock the socks off of anyone who receives them.
Using Aromatherapy to Assist with PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can manifest in those who have experienced a traumatic event, often involving a threat or act of physical violence or danger. For those that suffer from PTSD, some form of therapy or the use of pharmaceuticals are often the first things considered. However, aromatherapy may be a highly beneficial option to consider in conjunction with other forms of healing in order to alleviate PTSD symptoms, especially due to the fact that scent is the sense most strongly associated with memory.
Top Uses For Aloe Vera You Didn’t Know About
Many know the succulent plant aloe vera for its ability to heal burns and soothe dry skin, but did you realize that aloe can help with so much more? You will want to keep aloe close at hand after you discover these ten amazing uses for aloe vera.
Our Top Six Picks for Natural Dental Hygiene
Our Top Six Picks for Natural Dental Hygiene
Did you know that having good oral health affects more than just your mouth? It can cause issues with your cardiovascular system as well as your neurological/cognitive functions. As the entry point into our body, it is crucial that we maintain healthy teeth and gums. Natural dental care is great because you don’t have to worry about potentially harmful chemicals. Here are our top picks for natural dental hygiene…
What Are the Best Products for Natural Skincare?
If you’ve recently looked for skincare products, you have probably noticed the rise in the popularity of natural products. While deciding if natural skincare products are the best for you, consider that when you use natural products, there are many benefits that go beyond just rejuvenating your skin. If you are new to natural skincare or if you have been using them for a while, here are some of the best products for natural skincare to look for when you go shopping.
What's the REAL difference between "Natural" and "Organic"?
Buzzwords used with Natural Products
It can be overwhelming when trying to find skincare products that are actually good for our bodies. Labels such as “natural” or “organic” can be misinterpreted or confusing. To help you select the best skincare products, we have come up with a guide to help you understand what the fundamental difference is between “natural” and “organic”.
What Does Organic Really Mean?