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Great products for aromatherapy projects

One of my many hobbies is aromatherapy. I was studying fragrances and scents before it became the cool thing to do. Now days, there are so many different companies out there that are offering essential oils and blends to consumers. Unless you are fortunate enough to live in a place where there are brick and mortar stores selling these products, you probably will have to go online to find what you need.

For the best prices on the best quality products, I go to Amazon

I use a few different brands depending on what I need.

For pure essential oils, I use Edens Gardens and Aura Cacia.

They both have therapeutic grade pure essential oils. This means that I can feel safe using in recipes where I will potentially ingest the oil. I do not eat the oils, but if I am putting a blend on my skin, I want to ensure that the essential oil will not cause an adverse reaction. Some of my favorites are Ylang Ylang 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil, Aura Cacia Pure Essential Oil Lavender — 2 fl oz, and Aura Cacia Essential Oils Peppermint.

For essential oil blends and carrier oils, I like the Now brand. I have tried and tested others, but Now seems to have best selection and the highest blend concentration ratio of essential oil to carrier oils. A good example of that is Eucalyptus Lemon blend. I love the NOW Foods Lemon Eucalyptus Oil, 1 ounce. Ounce for ounce, I think that Now’s Now Foods Grape Seed Oil, 16 Ounce and NOW Foods Jojoba Oil, 16 ounce are the best quality at reasonable prices.


When it comes to aromatherapy, your blends are only as good as your ingredients. Using low quality ingredients reduce or negate efficacy. In other cases, they could cause negative or allergic reactions. For me, Now, Edens Gardens and Aura Cacia are the best brands of what is on the market currently.

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Beautiful Blogger Award

Thanks Rohan for nominating me for my first blog award. I knew 2013 was going to be a good year 🙂

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The Beautiful Blogger award has  been given to me by inspirational superstar Rohan who has found 7 things that have helped him find happiness (but I digress…more on that later). I like reading his posts because he has a interesting perspective on life. Plus, his photography is phenomanal!

So the rules state that I must give 7 facts about myself that are not listed on my “About Me” page, and then pass the award onto 7 other bloggers, so here goes:

  1. I love Johnny Cash songs.
  2. I am working on my first romance novel. I am not writing everyday but when I think of a scene, I type it out. At this pace, I might be finished in another 3-5 years. But I’m in no hurry.
  3. I like aromatherapy and other holistic remedies. I create and sell scented bath scrubs and salts using different essential oils.
  4. My hubby and I are like a real life version of Green Acres (Green Acres was about Oliver Wendell Douglas (Eddie Albert), an erudite New York City attorney, acting on his dream to be a farmer, and Lisa Douglas (Eva Gabor), his glamorous Hungarian wife, dragged unwillingly from the city life she adored to a ramshackle farm- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Acres.) Hence the chickens in #5 🙂
  5. My hubby and I have chickens that lay eggs most days. I named them lazy chicks because they get lazy sometimes. and don’t lay eggs as often as I would like them to. I have to threaten to make chicken soup in order for them to act right.
  6. To make a living and pay the bills, I work as an international trade compliance specialist.
  7. I am an ambassador for the local Chamber of Commerce in my town. It has helped me to have a greater appreciation for small businesses. Chain stores and franchises are good, but I try to support small business whenever possible.

Nominate 7 Bloggers & Tell them you nominated them!! So here are my nominees:

  1. Quirkywritingcorner – This blog is aptly named because the posts are quirky and random. I think that is part of her charm. She is a published fiction author that provides her point of view on life experiences. Check her out, become friends, and maybe you might have a guest appearance in her next book.
  2. bldodson – I love reading all of  Bruce’s stories but especially the tales of two kitties named Buckmister and Amber. Check out his blog to see what I am talking about.
  3. allergictomylifebattle – I have food allergies but not to this extent. I think that everyone should read this blog to understand what is is like for a person whose food choices are limited because it is a life and death matter (not exaggerating).
  4. thejigglybits – In the short time since I have found her blog, I feel like I have found a kindred spirit who consistently tells it like it is in a humorous way.
  5. budgetcookingblog – I don’t cook a lot, but I like seeing the pictures on this blog to give me ideas when I get the urge to whip something up in the kitchen. If you like to cook, you will get ideas. If you don’t like to cook, these posts will probably make you hungry and want to try to cook.
  6. bbanublog – Her creative writing skills take you as the reader on a journey. I feel as if, there should be mediation music playing in the background while I read her blog.
  7. thebrandbuilder – He provides very useful information how to create your brand and market it effectively.  His in depth analysis has helped me to look at the way I am doing things in order to make sure I am conveying the message that I want my readers to capture. Read it and be informed.