How to Make Perfume With Essential Oils

Many of us are looking for ways to remove toxic chemicals and synthetics from our environment. We teach about making “Green” cleaning products that allow us to clean our homes naturally, and also about our internal environment. Most of us use essential oils to keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy and, of course, know that most essential oils have amazing aromas. Have you ever thought about creating a natural perfume? At times, there seems to be a separation between using essential oils therapeutically and just aromatically. How about obtaining both of these factors with a wonderful, natural perfume?
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How to Put Together an Essential Oil First Aid Kit

Most people, frustrated with pharmaceuticals, are seeking alternatives like an essential oil first aid kit. Complementary treatments have been used for thousands of years. Acupuncture, herbs and chiropractic medicine are of some avenues from which people are seeking assistance in common issues. Another place where people look for help is in essential oils and aromatherapy. Most of us know that the ancient people used plants as traditional medicine, and in our modern world we have many choices. Essential oils can help support us physically, emotionally and spiritually to keep us balanced in our busy, stress-filled world. Because of this, a common question we get is “what essential oils should I have in my First Aid Kit?” Keep in mind, some essential oils do have safety concerns, which we will try to highlight.
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How to Use Hydrosols: A Guide for Beginners

At Stillpoint, we feel quite passionate about hydrosols as well as essential oils. Our students who take our classes where we fire up our copper alembic really understand how essential oils and hydrosols are created first hand. When a plant is distilled, the water soluble essential oil molecules are actually contained in the water that is produced. That is the hydrosol. For this reason, hydrosols have tremendous therapeutic benefits beyond just a great facial toner– although this really is one fantastic way that many hydrosols can be used.
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Using Essential Oils to Support the Lymphatic System

More and more people are understanding the importance of our lymphatic system in regards to our well-being. The lymphatic system complements the circulatory system and is a crucial player in our ability to ward off disease and heal from injury. Unlike the circulatory system, the lymphatic system does not have a pump to circulate or move the lymphatic fluid. Try these habits to support the lymphatic system, as well as blending with the appropriate essential oils.
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Behind the Scenes at Stillpoint Aromatics

For those of you who know us, you know that we consider essential oils, the plants and trees from which they come, and our relationship with them to be sacred. We, too, have great respect for the farmer/distiller, the growing season, and the distillation process. We are often asked what goes on in our pouring room where not many are invited. Here is sneak peek at our process of how your oils are poured for you.
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Essential Oil Distiller Profile: Meet Kailash Dixit

We are honored to introduce our dear friend and Nepalese distiller, Kailash Dixit. Kailash owns Aarya Aroma, a private farm and distillery in Nepal. He will be one of the very first distillers that we visit when we journey to that part of the globe. Kailash holds a very special place in our heart because he was a huge factor in the birth of Stillpoint Aromatics (although I do not think he even knows it).
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5 Easy Aromatherapy Travel Blends

While traveling is a wonderful experience and an opportunity to grow, it also comes along with some negatives. You may experience jet lag, your immune system can take a hit, and you may come into contact with less than clean lodgings. We like to rely on essential oils to help combat some of these common problems. These are our favorite easy aromatherapy blends to bring along with us. Blend these in 1oz bottles so you can bring them with you wherever you go.
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4 Misunderstood Essential Oils With Powerful Benefits

There are quite a few misunderstood essential oils that many aromatherapists shy away from. By some in the industry they are considered a big No No. We find this to very unfortunate as some of these oils have very powerful benefits. We always tell our students that there are oils that are equivalent in use and safety to vitamin C, and then there are those that are equivalent in use and safety to powerful prescription drugs (not in the addictive sense, but in powerfulness and safety risk).
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Blending for Potential: Essential Oils and Your Second Chakra

Often in aromatherapy, we as aromatherapists are so focused on the physical maladies that plague us. We ask what oils are good for this, what component do I need for this, what scientific research exists for this? We take all of this into account when we are consulting for our clients and our students, but to ignore the energetic body is a big mistake. When both physical and energetic body are taken into account, powerful healing and results happen (when we speak of the energetic body we are referring to the emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies as well as our overall vibration).
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