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Exceptional Frankincense Serrata and Carteri: Studies Show Anti-Cancer, Anti-Inflammatory and Memory benefits

Wonder why we’ve put both Serrata and Carteri together?! In union they are a mighty pair, and as a CO2 extract combo we find this blend to be exceptional for best results. We looked at a few studies and can clearly see that in the same solution, both Boswellia species are great options to alleviate […]

Monoterpene-Rich Essential Oils Are Used For Anxiety, Stress & Bipolar Disorders

Monoterpenes-rich essential oils are an excellent alternative for anxiety, stress and bipolar disorder. Not only do they cover all the molecular causes of these conditions, but they have shown to be as effective or better than anxiolytic drugs and do not cause undesirable side effects. We’ve looked at a few studies and here’s what we found. The […]

Skin Benefits of Raspberry Seed Oil

The look of a fresh, ripe raspberry can bring to mind a wealth of ideas. Common thoughts might meander from how delicious it might be, to its vibrant color and the abundance of health benefits it offers. Funny as it may seem, there is actually a proven proportion between a fruit’s appearance and its amount […]

Essential Oils for Seasonal Affective Disorder – Improving Mood Disorders

Most of us, at one time or another, have been affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.). S.A.D is a mood disorder and differs from those suffering from clinical depression by the seasonal component. Onset symptoms that typically occur during the change of seasons at the end of fall or beginning of winter. S.A.D. affects both […]

The Chemistry of CO2 and Steam Distillation Compared

To start let’s briefly tackle the fundamental differences between CO2 extraction, and steam distillation (our post on extraction methods goes into more detail overall). Most essential oils are distilled using steam distillation, this provides a more volatile plant extraction which gives us the term “essential oils.” This extraction method is done by running gaseous steam over […]

Sleep Troubles? Valerian Root May Be the Answer

Can’t fall asleep? Are you tossing and turning all night? Do sleep medications make you groggy the next day? If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. It is estimated that about one third of the adult population has problems initiating or maintaining restful sleep. Many times this leads to the use of over the […]

Essential Oils for Arthritic Pain

One of the most common chronic pain disorders is arthritis. Arthritis is a condition in which one or more joints are inflamed. Symptoms include stiffness, soreness, and in some cases swelling. Arthritis can be categorized into both inflammatory arthritis or non-inflammatory arthritis. Those afflicted with inflammatory arthritis typically suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). RA is […]

The History of Frankincense & Myrrh

Historically, Frankincense and Myrrh have been used cross-culturally around the world for over 5000 years. In fact, at one time, both Frankincense and Myrrh were worth more than gold. Why might one ask? For countless reasons, Frankincense and Myrrh have been especially important in religion, world trade, and medicine. Frankincense and Myrrh are both resins that […]