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Ahh-Choo … How To Tackle Allergy Season Before It Tackles You

Over 60 Million people in the U.S. suffer from allergies and inflammation. An allergy defined, is the body’s immune system over-reacting to normally harmless substances known as allergens. Allergies can also develop from exposure to toxins in every day products. When it comes to combating allergies and relieving symptoms, using Spark Naturals essential oils may…

Health Benefits of Cardamom Essential Oil

What is Cardamom? Cardamom is a spice made from the seed pods of various plants in the ginger family. Cardamom pods are spindle-shaped and have a triangular cross-section. The pods contain a number of seeds, but the entire cardamom pod can be used whole or ground. The seeds are small and black, while the pods…

Top 10 diffuser blend

It's the weekend! Why not get the day started off right. The following blends are meant to be used in a cold-air diffuser. The type of diffusers I use require a small amount of water to which the oils are added. I generally use 6-8 drops of oil per “batch.” If you don’t have one…

CBD oil – Methods of Usage and Application

We have received many emails with the question of "How to best use" CBD oil. We have designed and shared this post with you in the hope that this may be educational and helpful to all of you CBD users. Know that there are many other ways to use CBD oil, but from our research…

Treating Alopecia Areata

RESEARCH: Do you or someone you know have alopecia areata? Great news!  A study in Aberdeen concluded that treatment of a scalp massage with essential oils was safe and effective. Eighty-six patients were randomized into 2 groups. The active group massaged essential oils (thyme, rosemary, lavender, and cedarwood) in a mixture of carrier oils (jojoba…

The Science behind CBD

THE WHAT, THE HOW, AND THE WHY WHAT'S CBD OIL? Cannabidiol (CBD) is the extract from the flowers and buds of the marijuana or hemp plants. CBD does not produce intoxication; the intoxication, or the marijuana "high", is caused by the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Our Spark Natural CBD oil contains less than 0.3% THC, which is the…

Ginger Essential Oil

Spark Naturals Ginger oil from China is warm, sweet and powerful with citrus-like notes comparable to orange and lemon. History Ginger (zingiber officinale) is native to China and throughout Asia and has been considered highly medicinal for many, many generations. In the Middle Ages, ginger was brought to Europe by traveling tradesman and is now…

Black Spruce

Part of the Pinaceae plant family, Black Spruce (picea mariana) is a slow-growing evergreen conifer tree with blue-green needles. It can grow upwards of 60 feet, and has small purplish seed cones. The twigs and needles are steam distilled for their therapeutic essential oil. The oil  is a clear to pale yellow liquid with a…