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…

Juniper Berry

Juniper Berry is used to help stimulate and strengthen the nerves, and evokes a calming, grounding effect due to its fresh and clean woodsy aroma. This crisp essential oil acts as a natural cleansing and detoxifying essential oil while also aiding in support of the kidneys and the urinary tract. It is used for treating…

Finding Your Zen

A masterful grounding blend of Spruce, Rosewood, Blue (German) Chamomile and Frankincense, Spark Naturals Zen Grounding Blend is designed to promote clarity, calmness and an overall feeling of good and peace. Zen is un-cut (meaning that Spark Naturals does not use a carrier oil or dilute the product in any way), to keep it's potency…

The Soothing Effects of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint

Sore throats. Itchy noses. Hives. If you have allergies, you know these symptoms well. Thankfully, the bounties of the Earth are here to help! While everyone reacts differently to essential oils, many have found relief with an equal parts blend of Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint. Alone, each component is helpful in their own right, and…

Valerian Root

Valerian is a perennial pink or white flower native to parts of Europe and Asia. Its benefits have been known for centuries. Some even call Valerian the “heal all” plant and the essential oil extracted from its roots has dozens of benefits and uses. History Some of the first recorded use of Valerian for medicinal…

Why FRACTIONATED Coconut Oil?

In recent years coconut has increased in popularity in the health world. It is often used in gluten-free flour, dairy-free creamy items (ie: ice cream, whipped cream, puddings, etc.), and in beauty care products. When the long-chain fatty acids known as 6long-chain triglycerides are removed, the "fraction" of coconut oil remaining has mainly medium-chain triglycerides, making…