Vetiver: THE Oil for Mental Health Support

Part of the Poaceae (formerly Gramineae) botanical family, Vetiver is a clumping type of grass with roots that grow straight down into the ground. Often used for erosion control, the grass grows well on hillsides and along water ways such as rivers and ocean inlets. The tubular roots and rootlets have been known to grow…

What Is Myrrh And How Can I Use It?

Commiphora Myrrha, generally found in Africa and the Middle East, is not only known for it’s small oval leaves, white flowers, and thorny branches, but for the resin it produces when oozing sap meets the air and hardens. Commonly known simply as “Myrrh”, this reddish-brown resin has been used for millennia in spiritual customs, meditation,…

Digest Blend Can Assist in Supporting, Restoring and Maintaining a Balanced Digestive System

One of the number one causes of ailments today stems from an imbalance of gut flora and other digestive issues. When the digestive system is balanced, many other symptoms and ailments decrease or disappear altogether. Spark Naturals has created a Digestive Blend using a proprietary combination of the best essential oils for the many aspects…

Red, White, and Barbecue

If you're like us, July 4th is a day spent with family and friends enjoying the taste of Freedom. A few weeks ago, we shared a great stainless steal barbecue cleaner to prep for summer BBQs, so today we are sharing some of our favorite marinades to toss onto that fabulously clean grill. And while you…

Marjoram Essential Oil

Marjoram Essential Oil (origanum marjorana) Description: Marjoram is a plant that is native to the Mediterranean region; it is an amber colored liquid with a woody spicy and camphorus aroma. It has been used extensively in culinary applications and works great for muscular and rheumatic pains such as sprains, bruises or stiff joints. Properties: Analgesic,…

Happy Birthday, Spark Naturals!

Can you believe it?! What started out as a small, unknown start-up has rapidly grown and succeeded in bringing quality essential oils and products to thousands of people at an affordable price for the past 5 years. Spark Naturals is comprised of a fabulous team of individuals dedicated to exceptional customer support and relations. We…

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil

sOne of my most favorite oils is Roman Chamomile. Lavender often is the first oil you think of when looking for a calming oil, but Roman Chamomile is where it's at. The Spark Naturals Roman Chamomile has a sweet scent which is used to relax the body and calm the mind. It has skin regeneration properties…

What’s Photosensitivity?

Photosensitive: having a chemical, electrical, or other response to light. You might be wondering "what does photosensitive have to do with essential oils?". Certain medications (including antibiotics) can increase the skin's reaction to UV rays. In the same vein, some essential oils also contain chemical components that may cause what is known as "photosensitivization" when applied…