Leiann's Essential Oil Blog

Various Sources for the Same Essential Oil, Part 1 of 2.

The title of this discussion can be misleading I know. But it is just so on purpose. As we will be discussing two actual meanings of the sources of Essential Oils. The first will be Sourcing from the source, the actual farms, etc. The second will be suppliers that are essentially the middle man or the importer or gathering place, ie; the wholesaler. Part #2 will deal with the oils at the supplier level and even the retail level.

#1-Sourcing from the geographical locations. I seriously doubt the many of you know the world of essential oils is really going through a massive change. One of the primary changes is the actual plants, no matter the geographic location. What I mean here is that it is quickly becoming a point in legitimate aromatherapy, that many oils are moving to the endangered listing. When and as this happens, many of these oils will be hard to get or impossible to get. During the past decade or two or more, oil here and there become "obsolete" if you will, and would no...

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Crickets and Essential Oil Quality.

Many times, well most of the time anytime that essential oils are mentioned the next thing that comes out of people's mouth is a fierce defense of the oil company where they purchase their essential oils from. We will learn of all kinds of methods of proving that their oil is purer than pure its self could ever be.  While some of these ideas sound really, really good, there is one sound on this issue that sounds really good, especially when people are at the initial steps of the Dunning-Kruger effect. In the next paragraph, you will see where the Crickets come in here.

One idea that I never hear from all of the people out there that carps about the quality issue and that they have a corner on the market to that end. One thing that all of you need to keep in mind is that the quality of essential oil is based on one thing, that is the health of the donor plant(s). Toy with that concept for a while. The health of the donor plant is the pinnacle of essential oil quality. A lot of...

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What is the deal with Organic, Farmed, and Wildcrafted Essential Oils?

This is a subject that is rife with assumed ideas and with some misconceptions. When you get out there in the real world many people will think one thing yet when the realities of life are factored in a different picture is presented. So let us look at each one.

Organic; So what comes to mind when it comes to organic and how our food is grown under this label. Of course, since I am supposed to be focusing on how this topic applies to essential oils, we first must understand that what applies to one also applies to the other. In some cases, a particular plant is eaten as a food or even distilled or pressed into an essential oil. But lets us keep it simple. When we consider the Organic label on a product we usually formulate the idea in our mind that it is grown under conditions where that the product never is exposed to any synthetic ..cide.. as in pesticide, Insecticide, or herbicide of any kind. Don't get me wrong here, I am not in favor of any of these things on my food either....

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What is the Deal with Orange Oil Essential Oil?

This is our topic for the essential oil that is almost a magical oil in its own right. When looking at Orange Essential oil, one must first define which Orange essential oil that you might be talking about. A number of different essential oils are obtained from the humble Orange tree. Some oils come from the Orange peel, some from the fruit, some from the flowers or blossoms, some from the leaves, so the Orange tree contributes very heavily into the whole of the Orange Essential Oil production and uses pictures. Each one of these types of Orange-based essential oils has its own names and varieties to their identities. There are many types of Orange oil from various countries. Most of these are really good oils. The key to the quality of many of the Orange oils is the purpose in which they are used. One variety will do a really good job in one area whereas another will work OK, but not great for the same purpose. But overall most Orange Essential Oil will have a wide range of equally...

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Minerals and the need for Supplimentation.

Hi Everyone,

When I do these articles or rather "Discussions", I always try to do a lot of background research. The main reason for this is to verify the information that we are discussing. I take this very seriously and I don't want to mislead any of you or even present any ideas that cannot be found somewhere else or even discussed by reputable people. IE: I have had people blow smoke up where the sun doesn't shine and when you use this information one ends up looking like a fool. Plus the information is not factual, so it doesn't work. So I hope that if any of you might end up using the information I present here, you will find that it works or is at least creditable. With that said, let us move on. I was ready to prepare a very interesting discussion on seawater, pH related water, and minerals, but that will come around later on as I ran across an article in an agricultural magazine that is really, really cool. I will discuss the information presented and how it applies to us as...

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What is the deal with Lemongrass Essential Oils?

Lemongrass seems to be floating to the surface in a number of areas when it comes to human health. In the past, it has been largely ignored. But in today's world, based on a number of concerns and searches for solutions, it is being studied more and more. That studying has produced remarkable results. Today I will start with the newest one and then list a few other ones that have been mentioned in the past.

The latest discovery has been the use of Lemongrass to cut down on methane production. It doesn't really matter if you use the Lemongrass in its original form, like grass/herb, or if you use it as an essential oil, the results are about the same. We as humans have an extremely difficult time with the grass/herb form as it contains too much cellulose and we can't really digest it. Since we are talking about how it relates to Methane production, we are naturally talking about the digestive route. So we use the essential oil form. This allows us to benefit from the use of the...

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Pet Care in Extreme Heat Levels.

At the present time in most of the USA, we are experiencing record high temperatures. Sometimes we as the people responsible for our pet's welfare will overlook their needs, even if it is for a short period of time. We need to be careful to not overlook their basic needs. As many of you know, the most common companion animals don't sweat as we do to help remove the heat from their bodies. They will pant. When they pant for long periods of time, the thurst that sets in is unbearable. So we need to make sure they have available water at all times and have access to it as they feel the need to drink or rather lap up the water. Sometimes, based on a range of factors, they experience a similar thing that we experience and that is no matter how much water we drink, the thurst is still there. So I would like to suggest a few things that you might consider doing. Here goes;
Consider putting a little bit of PDM in their water. This would be maybe at the rate of a drop in one ounce of water....

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August Gardening Tips.

Today we are going to discuss our compost pile and your yard equipment purchasing.

One of the easiest built composters is done with old used car tires. Not just any car tire will do. Well, sort of, but the easiest to work with are a certain type. Here is what you are going to need, 5 used tires That should be easy enough, right? Note, I said five, but you will only use 4 at first. So what you are going to do is go down to your tire dealer and ask them if they have some old used tires that you can get. They might want to charge you a little bit. If they do they are just trying to maximize profits. The people's car that they came off from has already paid a disposal fee. So if you take the tire, then they won't be disposing of the tire, so they can keep the fee already collected. Anyway, if they are smart, they will give you the old tires, it is good for business. Maybe you will come back when you need tires. Once you have the ties, bring them home and lay the first tire on its side....

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What does Diabeties, Weight Loss and Your Navel Have in Common?

Today's discussion is centered around a topic that has been discussed of late. Here is the question. Does rubbing essential oil on the navel work?
I will answer this with concrete proof. But to support my position, I will discuss some heavy and important stuff. So here goes.
 
Does rubbing essential oil around or on the navel work? Yes, it does, without question. Because of how I have brought about an answer on this is proven by the way I am testing a new essential oil blend.  The new essential oil blend is centered around support for type 2 Diabetics. This blend appears to be working very effectively for weight loss as well. My motivation for this is blend is dealing with the disease that is growing, yet no being directly addressed. It appears that all of the mainstream medical is centered around managing the symptoms. The natural side appears to be trying to work with it from a digestive aspect. However, the overall knowledge appears to be very limited at best. There...
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July Gardening Tip- Serving the Garden.

By this time in the growing season, most of you have gotten the seeds in the ground and are so excited as you watch the plants grow. With some people, especially the beginners, the excitement is beginning to wane. Why do you ask? Well, the leaves are starting to show a yellow color and not the vibrant green that they had just a few days ago. When this happens the old stand by of, "You have an Iron Deficiency" is heard. Many times this is not a true observation. In this segment, we will look at the yellowing and address it in its true light and that is this, STRESS. The plant is stressed and the first tale tail sign of stress is the yellowing of the leaves. So we will look at the symptoms of stress in plants and some solutions. I am not sure which stress is the most vital to address and which one is of very little significance as anyone will cause the same result as the other, that being a poor performance from the plant and in some situations, stress will cause the plant to die.

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