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How to Source High Quality Herbs, Essential Oils, & Herbal Products + Where I Buy Mine

I am often asked where I like to buy herbs, essential oils, and other herbal products. I tend to be a little vague when answering this question and give people several options to choose from because I try lean toward a brand-neutral presence. That said, this is a question I receive so often that I …

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Why I Stopped Using Aromatherapy Inhalers ( + What I Use Instead)

A couple of years ago, our little family started to transition away from single-use plastic products. I had been advised to stop drinking water from plastic bottles to help facilitate healing in a certain area of my body and had recently seen a documentary that was all about plastics and their effect on the environment. …

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Ask the Panel: How Do You Choose An Essential Oil Brand to Purchase From?

We’re beginning a Question of the Month blog series today. Every few weeks, I’ll be featuring a reader-submitted question here on the blog along with several answers to the question from a panel of professionals in the herbal / aromatherapy industries. If you have a question you’d like to submit for this series, please stick …

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The Differences Between Lavender Essential Oils

Did you know we made a film all about lavender with the lavender farmers of southern Oregon? Click here to watch it and to learn directly from the farmers! They’ll teach you how to grow, care for and distill lavender and the film is free to watch. This article has been excerpted from The Lavender …

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Top 11 Herbs and Essential Oils for the Skin

Walking down the skincare aisle at the drugstore is sort of amusing to me. Shelves and shelves of products with pretty packaging, clinical claims, and long lists of synthetic, chemical-laden ingredients…they don’t appeal to me at all anymore, but they do cause me to ponder the reasons our culture tends to so easily buy into …

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