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…

Our Wellness Starter Kit for Your Natural Medicine Cabinet

Starting your Natural Medicine Cabinet? Expanding your Essential Oil collection? The Wellness Starter Kit is the perfect choice!

White Fir Essential Oil

Distilled from the needles of the White Fir tree, this oil has a crisp scent. White Fir is a powerful anti-oxidant with a high ORAC score and has been used for deodorants, disinfectants, rubefacients and stimulants. History White fir trees are native to North America, especially in the Rocky Mountains. These trees, also sometimes called Silver…

Pampered Holiday DIY

It's that time of year again! Shorter days and longer nights means more time together indoors. Emotions run high (or low) and tight quarters breeds germ city. Last year we shared a calming play dough and diffuser decor DIY, so this year we thought we'd add a few DIY gift ideas to the list! With…

Top 6 Ways To Use Frankincense Essential Oil

By the number of blog posts we have on Frankincense, you probably realize by now that we LOVE this amazing essential oil. Hailing from the Middle Eastern part of the world, it can be used to reduce the risk of sickness, as well as promote a healthy level of emotional balance. When used daily, Frankincense…

Melaleuca (Tea Tree)

Commonly known as Tea Tree, Melaleuca (melaleuca alternifolia) is a bushy tree with little narrow leaves and white cottony flowers at the end of long branches and twigs. These trees are native to Australia and are now grown throughout the world including Tasmania and Kenya. The oil produced from the Melaleuca tree is colorless to…