How to Recycle Used Essential Oil Bottles

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!If you are anything like me, you like to make your own concoctions and blends.  I particularly enjoy creating new diffuser combinations and this week I was working on a new citrusy blend to cleanse and purify the air.  It […]

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14 Uses for Peppermint

14 Practical Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is one of my “pinch hitters” when it comes to essential oils.  I’ve used it for all sorts of things, from my digestive system, to tension, to alertness.  I’m sharing some of my favorite uses here on the blog today.  I’m curious about which one you’ll try first! Support Your Good Health Support good […]


6 Practical Uses for Tea Tree Essential Oil

Melaleuca trees have been well-known to the aboriginal people of Australia for many centuries and have long been prized for their helpful and cleansing essential oil.  What is not as commonly know is that there are a great many essential oil-producing varieties of the Melaleuca tree.  Today I’ll just focus on the most well know variety. More commonly […]

6 Practical Uses for Tea Tree Oil

Personal Essential Oil Reference

Free Printable: Personal Essential Oil Reference

I find that different members of my family respond to oils differently.  What helps one may not help another even if they are experiencing the same thing!  I’ll give a good example, one of my kids responds best to Thieves for immune support and the other responds to Lemon.  With so many ways to potentially […]


10 Practical Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is one of the most well-known essential oils, so it is one that gets a lot of notice!  But behind that pretty scent is a power packed tool for your daily life!  Check out these 10 practical ways you can use Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia) every day! 1.  Treat your skin.  Lavender essential […]

10 Practical Uses for Lavender EO

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Welcome to the Essential Family!

Well, first of all, let me welcome you to The Essential Family!  Please take a few short minutes to see my welcome message and see why I started this site and why I love essential oils so much! So welcome to the site, I hope you find what you are looking for!  Don’t see a […]


5 Great Reasons to Diffuse Essential Oils

One of the most popular and beneficial ways to use essential oils is to breathe in their vapors.  The intoxicating scents make that very easy, but believe it or not, you may want to diffuse essential oils for more than just the smell.  I will share some of my favorite reasons to diffuse essential oils, and […]

5 Great Reasons to Diffuse

Are Young Living’s Essential Oils Organic?

In the grand scheme of things there are a lot of very good questions being asked about essential oils and their comparative qualities.  One such question that is frequently asked is: Are Young Living’s essential oils certified organic? It is worth knowing right up front that there are no regulations specifically targeting essential oils in […]

Are Young Living Essential Oils Certified Organic

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Essential Oils’ True Identities Revealed!

You may have noticed, that in some circles essential oils have suddenly gone underground.  They’ve sort of gone dark like Bruce Wayne on an extended vacation.  There’s been some tiptoeing going on around what they can and can’t do.  But I am proud to reveal that in the time they’ve been inside their fortress of […]