Mayan Health Use of Eucalyptus  

Eucalyptus globulus may be the eucalyptus species used today by the Mayan people of Central America. One final tree needs to be mentioned that still plays a role in Mayan healing today—eucalyptus. Ancient Mayan use of the eucalyptus tree is not documented. However, the medicinal practices of the Mayan people …

How to buy essential oils

When you first discover the amazing benefits of essential oils and want to purchase them, it can feel overwhelming to navigate that world, especially as you try to avoid added ingredients and fillers. You know it’s important to trust the essential oil companies you buy from, so there’s no better …

DIY geode bath bombs

We love the way geodes sparkle when the light hits the crystals inside. These DIY geode bath bombs feature that gorgeous gemstone glitz along with deep, rich colors and your favorite essential oils! If you need a gift for a friend or loved one, or if you’re due for a …

Mayan Capsicum annum

The Mayans used peppers daily in foods and beverages. Photo by Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen, United States Public Domain Researchers from several universities, including UCLA and UC Davis, used ultra-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) MS-MS analysis to show “Prehispanic Use of Chili Peppers in Chiapas, Mexico.” The study found Capsicum residue dating …

Where to apply essential oils on your body

Anytime you apply, rub, or massage essential oils into your skin, your experience starts with sensory receptors. These receptor cells are all over your body, and they do some pretty powerful stuff. Let’s talk about what these human body receptors are and why they’re so amazing! What is a receptor, …

Mayan Health: All-Purpose Chamomile

We turn again to Rosita Arvigo, the traditional healer and ethnobotanist. She is director of the Ix Chel Tropical Research Foundation and founder and co-director of Terra Nova, the world’s first and only biomedical rainforest reserve. Chamomile is still treasured by the Mayan people. While her book does not list …

Answers to your most-asked essential oil questions

Whether you’re an expert essential oiler or just starting out, there’s a lot of information on essential oils that can seem overwhelming. We’re here to answer some of our top essential oil questions, so you can feel confident about using oils in your home!   1. Is it safe to …

50 diffuser blends for 50 states

Have you ever noticed that certain smells remind you of home? From the salty, citrus scents of the California coast to the sweet fragrance of North Carolina’s beaches, we have an essential oil blend for each state in the U.S. Whether you’re at home or far away, enjoy the inviting …

Mayan Health: Multipurpose Rue

Rue (Ruta graveolens) was used by the Mayans to heal a broken heart. The Mayans understood the power of using plants for emotional healing. Rue, however, was used by the Mayans for more than a broken heart. Descendants of the Mayan people today still use rue for anxiety, anemia, promoting …

Essential oils for women

No two women’s lives look the same. But whether their days are filled with ball games or ballet recitals, boardrooms or business-building, most women have one thing in common: We’re incredible. Although it’s rewarding to accomplish so much every day, it can also be exhausting. Take time to stop, relax, …