Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli (Pogestemon cablin) is a plant more commonly known as “mint” and comes from the Labiatae family. It is said to have originated in Indonesia, Philippines, Madagascar, India, Malaysia, and China. Patchouli is usually lighter in color and has slightly thicker viscosity than water. Patchouli can grow to be nearly 3 feet tall and is…

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Incredible Benefits of Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black Pepper Piper Nigrum is a common essential oil that has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine and by the ancient Greeks. It originates from Madagascar, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China, and comes from the unripe fruit/berry, which grows from a small white flower on the woody vine. It’s smell is sharp,…

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Ravintsara Essential Oil

Ravintsara Cinnamomum Camphora Ravintsara is a pale yellow or colourless essential oil, that originates from Madagascar. It is extracted from the dark green and waxy leaves of the large Cinnamomum Camphora tree in the Lauraceae family. Its name actually means "good leaf" in Madagascar. Ravintsara has a fresh smell that is similar to Eucalyptus or Camphor. Over…

HELICHRYSUM ESSENTIAL OIL

Helichrysum is known as the "everlasting" or "immortal" oil, and is generally found in the Mediterranean, India, and the Balkans. The oil comes from the stems and leaves of the plant and has been used for medicinal purposes, but is highly revered for its regenerative and protective benefits in skin care.  Helichrysum is traditionally favored…

Petitgrain Essential Oil

Petitgrain essential oil is produced from the same botanical species (Citrus Aurantium) as Neroli and Bitter Orange, but Petitgrain has its own characteristically unique aroma of bitter-sweet, somewhat harsh, woody, floral smell. Petitgrain is distilled from the leaves and twigs Petitgrain is sometimes known as the poor man’s Neroli because it is much less expensive…

Bentonite Clay Uses

What It is Bentonite clay consists of aged volcanic ash also known as “Montmorillonite.” It is an odorless grey/cream color with an almost soft, very fine consistency. Unlike some other clays, it doesn’t stain and is easy to work with in beauty and natural remedy recipes. Healing clays like bentonite have a high concentration of…

The Truths About CBD Oil and Cancer

Although CBD does not cure cancer, studies show that CBD may assist and reduce symptoms related to cancer and side effects of cancer treatment, such as nausea, vomiting and pain. (See link blew for the research study) RESEASRCH CBD studies on cancer are limited but several studies done on animals have shown that CBD may have…

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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…