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Christine

As Products Manager, Christine Rice has been working with the botanical goodies at Mountain Rose Herbs for over 14 years. With a Certificate in Aromatherapy from The American College of Healthcare Sciences, she works closely with the essential oils and hydrosols that we offer. She connects with the aromatherapy industry through our National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy business membership and contributes on working committees with The American Herbal Products Association. In addition to her love for aromatics and blending essential oils, Christine can be found gardening and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She enjoys canning and preserving food, knitting when she has time, and keeps busy with her energetic daughter.

Recent Posts

Essential Oil Conversions & Dilutions Guide (with Calculators!)

Working with essential oils can be exciting, inspiring, and confusing, all at the same time. There's a good bit of non-intuitive math involved. We purchase in ounces or portions of, blend in percentages and parts, and measure in ounces, drops, or teaspoons. How do you keep track of it all, or know how much oil to use?

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Essential Oil Storage: Tips for Extending Oil Life

Let's face it, essential oils are not cheap! They require a lot of plant material to produce a small amount of oil, so it's important to get the most out of your little bottles of aromatic goodness.

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Refreshing Ways to Use Organic Sage Hydrosol

I absolutely love our organic sage hydrosol! This delightful aromatic is water-steam distilled from fresh culinary sage. It is uplifting, energetic, and grounding — all at the same time! It smells a lot like fresh sage leaves and is primarily made up of 1,8-cineole and camphor.

Considered a balancing astringent, organic sage hydrosol makes an excellent base for deodorant sprays and facial toners. It can be used as a single ingredient spray or blended with citrus notes, other culinary spice notes, or herby green notes.

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How to Create Your Own Essential Oil Blends

 

Creating new essential oil combinations and re-creating old favorites is a rewarding and relaxing experience. It doesn't need to take a lot of time (although it sometimes can, and there's no rush), and the rewards of creating your own scent combinations are endless. There are no right or wrong oils to blend togetherjust follow your nose!

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What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are used in natural fragranceskin and body care, natural DIY home upkeep, and aroma-support recipesImagine taking the refreshing scent of a whole peppermint plant and putting it into a tiny bottle, or capturing the heart-warming fragrance of rose petals in a single drop. Essential oils are produced from all sorts of aromatic plants, and we've learned how to extract these oils through the art of distillation

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5 Ways to Green Clean with Lemon Essential Oil

There are so many reasons to adore organic lemon essential oil. Its slightly sugary, yet sour citrus aroma is easy to recognize. It is uplifting and energizing. Best of all, it is an easy, cost-effective way to clean around the house, office, garage, and more. Read More
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5 Types of Essential Oil Diffusers

When I first discovered aromatherapy, I was pleasantly overwhelmed with the variety of essential oils and different ways that they can be enjoyed. While I was excited to start using them to make my own massage oils and other body care goodies, I was even more thrilled about diffusing them around the house and office.

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Just Breathe Diffuser Blend Featuring Spanish Marjoram

Organic Spanish marjoram is a bright and camphoraceous essential oil that is distilled from the blooming aerial portions of Thymus mastichina. With a 1,8-cineole content around 50%, this oil can be used in similar ways to other camphorish oils like eucalyptus and rosemary. In addition to 1,8-Cineole, Spanish marjoram also contains camphor, α- and β-pinene, camphene, and borneol.

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Best Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy

In aromatherapy, we are constantly talking about diluting essential oils in a carrier. But what is a carrier, and which should you choose? Here we’re going to cover the organic carrier oils that are most commonly used for topical recipes and massage.

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Crafted From Roses: Essential Oils, Absolutes, and Hydrosols

As a sensual scent, rose is associated with love and the heart. It promotes closeness and emotional balance, and its sweet, floral notes can be found in an array of scented products. From luscious lotions and skin care, to sweet perfumes and warming diffuser blends, this versatile ingredient makes a regular appearance. Use this helpful guide to sort out the subtle differences between the natural rose essential oils and hydrosols we offer, so you can find the perfect rose for you and your budget.

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