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Posts tagged: essential oils

Everyday Lavender Therapy

When I get a tension headache, one of my reliable solutions is to place a little lavender essential oil on my neck and breathe in the smell of lavender. My favorite part of yoga is Savasana (corpse position) where I spend 5 minutes in meditation with a lavender-scented eye pillow....

Introducing Lavender into Kids’ Lives: Back to School tips

September is here and kids are back in school! Hurrah! Time to pack up the swimsuits and bust out the turtlenecks. Temps and leaves will drop, you’ll switch from iced to warm beverages, and soon enough, it'll be time to go trick or treating (as evidenced by all the stores...

Yoga and Aromatherapy: Support Your Body and Clear Your Mind

The ancient practice of yoga has been around for centuries but has only become popularized in the Western world for the past few decades. Most likely, if you’ve tried yoga, you were seeking relaxation or a way to eliminate some stress in your life, whether mental or physical. Even if...

DIY Bug Repellent with Lavender Essential Oil

Repelled by the thought of a Do It Yourself bug spray? (See what I did there?) Does the idea belong in the category of “things you thought you’d never make at home?” Perhaps, but lavender essential oil is the perfect key ingredient in making your own bug spray. The recipe is quite...

How to Clear Your Headspace Using Locally Grown Lavender

We’re true believers in the power of our organic, locally grown lavender. Lavender is one of the most widely used botanicals in aromatherapy, and it’s a fan favorite in the kitchen and body care products. This little purple flower is beautiful in bouquets, but it can also be broken down...

Make Your Own Chemical-Free Lavender Cleaner

Chemical-free cleaning products are surprisingly hard to come by. When we can find them, they usually come with a suspiciously high price tag or a ton of unnecessary ingredients. I consider myself pretty tidy; I clean up after myself, I do the dishes after I’m done eating, I wipe down...

Can Lavender Help My Dog Chill Out?

Pet owners, we know it can be hard to find organic, animal friendly products that live up to our expectations. As an owner of a rambunctious puppy and an aging and anxious dog, I’m always looking for ways to help both of my dogs feel more relaxed and comfortable. As...

Soothing, Economic DIY Lavender Bath Bombs

How lucky are we to have essential oils? I mean really. Tub of warm tap water, poof, now it’s an aromatherapy spa-worthy soak. Stressful home office? Just diffuse a few drops of lavender essential oil and you’re feeling calm and ready to take on the day. There is so much you can...

The History and How of Essential Oils

There’s no way you’ve made it into 2020 and haven’t heard of essential oils – they’re everywhere! Essential oils, the compounds or “essences” extracted from plants, have been around for thousands of years. In ancient times, certain plants were thought to have healing powers and were used for embalming and...

How Lavender Can Help You Catch Some Quality Zs

Lavender, especially when it’s organic and locally grown, can make a world of a difference on your sleep schedule. When’s the last time you had a great night’s rest? You know, the kind where you crash on the bed, fall asleep in minutes, stay asleep, and wake up feeling energized and well-rested....

Make Home a Sanctuary with West Virginia Lavender

Is it just me, or are the walls closing in?! Many of us are now spending more time at home than ever before. Our homes have taken on new roles like classrooms and home offices. What at first felt like a much-needed break from the office and the daily commute,...