Tips for Using Essential Oils Around Kids

A hot topic that’s constantly flooding social media and the internet is the use of essential oils with children. There is so much information as well as misinformation circulating that can make it quite confusing. There are hardly absolutes in life and the same applies to the safe and effective use of essential oils.
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Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Gift Guide

The holiday season is upon us. For many, part of celebrating includes picking out thoughtful gifts for family and friends. Not everyone has an understanding of essential oils or how to use them. We’ve put together this gift guide to help you shop for loved ones who are beginners to essential oils or don’t share your in-depth knowledge of Aromatherapy and application. It’s by no means exhaustive, but we hope it’ll give you a jump start on your holiday shopping. Aromatherapy Necklace We love this simple lava stone necklace in a lotus flower. (Etsy, $18) Aromatherapy Stuffed Animal Perfect for
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What to Do in Sedona During Winter

When deciding on places to travel to during the winter months, Sedona, Arizona is probably not the first to come to mind. As residents of Sedona, we’ve seen how beautiful it can be during the colder months, and we think you should absolutely add it to your vacation plans this coming year.
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Gentle Essential Oils for Arthritis Relief

As massage therapists, one common complaint that many of our clients have is pain. Most massage therapists use essential oils in their practice to help such clients with pain relief. Sometimes, this pain is just everyday aches and pains associated with muscular overuse or an injury, but there are a lot of people that state they have arthritis.
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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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