Poisonous Herbs

**I am not an expert so please before you use any herb/plant do your own research. Arnica; poisonous in large amounts which can cause serve gastroenteritis, fever, nausea, dizziness, abnormal pulse rate, diarrhea, skin reactions, and internal bleeding of the digestive tract. Azalea; poisonous and causes nausea, vomiting, depression, difficulties breathing, coma, and it is rarely … More Poisonous Herbs

Carrier Oils 101

Carrier oils are so named because they help “carry” the scented oils of aromatherapy, which are sometimes highly concentrated and too strong to use directly on the skin. Thanks to their own properties, carrier oils—also known as natural oils, base oils or fixed oils—also can help deliver health, beauty and a state of well-being. The … More Carrier Oils 101

Essential Oil Safety

We all love to use essential oils and they can be incredibly useful, but some of them can be extremely harmful when in contact with the skin. Here are some essential oils to be wary of.  Dermal Irritants A dermal irritant will produce an immediate effect of irritation on the skin. The reaction will be … More Essential Oil Safety

Vetiver Essential Oil: Uses, Benefits, and Precautions

Vetiver essential oil (Vetiveria zizanioides) is not a widely-known oil, even though its use dates back centuries. It’s said to affect the nervous system, endocrine (hormone) system, skin and emotions. It’s especially found to be very grounding and balancing emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, and I find it to be a great supportive oil when used … More Vetiver Essential Oil: Uses, Benefits, and Precautions