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

5 Essential Oil Guides for Aromatherapy Explorers

When it comes to natural wellness and green living, there’s no escaping the buzz about essential oils and all their many uses—but where to start? These powerful plant essences demand respect, so we’ve put together some of our favorite resources to kick-start your aromatherapy adventures. For expert tips on how to put your pure essential oils to work safely and economically, read on!

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Understanding Fragrance Notes

Scents surround us everyday, everywhere, but we often find ourselves lacking the language to adequately describe them. Those who craft fragrances for aromatherapy or simple enjoyment often borrow from the lexicon of music to characterize different scents, and familiarizing yourself with the concept of these "fragrance notes" can help you create harmony and balance in your own essential oil blends

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4 Palo Santo Essential Oil Blend Recipes for Clarity

Palo santo is an amazing essential oil, but blending with it can be a bit tricky. It has a tenacious scent that is resinous, sweet, and woody all at the same time, with hints of citrus notes that weave in and out of the complex aroma. Palo santo oil is almost a blend in of itself, which makes it a beautiful addition to personal perfumes, energy or space work, and body care products.

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Essential Oil Conversion Chart, Calculator & Pro Tips

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 milliliters, but then often measure and blend in parts, teaspoons, or drops. Such discrepancies can quickly become VERY confusing, not to mention stressful—essential oils are precious and potent, after all, so correct measurements are important to achieving safe, consistent results.

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Essential Oil Dilution Chart, Calculator & Ratio Guide


Pure essential oils can be effective and efficient additions to your aromatherapy, home, and body care creations. However, these powerful plant extracts come with a great responsibility to exercise restraint. A single drop of essential oil contains an incredible concentration of herbal properties, so all this plant potential must be dispersed to levels that are safe for our bodies to process.

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DIY Four Thieves® Essential Oil Blend for Wellness

Many aromatherapists and natural wellness folks are familiar with a certain notorious essential oil blend of ne're-do-wells past, a mysterious potion based on a recipe that originated in the 15th century. According to legend, the concoction was created by a group of four thieves and grave robbers to protect themselves from contracting the plague while robbing the bodies of the ill and deceased. When apprehended, the thieves admitted to using the formula and disclosed the recipe in order to receive a less severe punishment for their crimes.

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Essential Oil Storage Tips for Maximizing EO Shelf 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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What Are Essential Oils?

 

 

Imagine 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. This is the power of pure essential oils, but what makes these plant potions so magical? 

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5 Ways to Use Lemon Essential Oil for Cleaning

 

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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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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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

5 Essential Oil Guides for Aromatherapy Explorers

Explore essential oils the smart way with our top five guides for using plant essences responsibly in natural DIY home and body care.
WRITTEN BY Christine

January 30, 2020

Understanding Fragrance Notes

Learn about the basic building blocks of fragrance blends and how to combine them for balanced aromatherapy combinations with essential oils and more!
WRITTEN BY Christine

January 22, 2020

4 Palo Santo Essential Oil Blend Recipes for Clarity

Looking for a resinous, sweet, woody scent for your perfume, energy work, or body care recipes? Learn more about blending with amazing palo santo essential oil!
WRITTEN BY Christine

April 2, 2019

Essential Oil Conversion Chart, Calculator & Pro Tips

Consult our printable essential oil conversion chart, or use our conversion calculator to easily scale your recipes for consistent, safe results!
WRITTEN BY Christine

March 1, 2019

Essential Oil Dilution Chart, Calculator & Ratio Guide

Learn about recommended essential oil-to-carrier ratios, and use our dilution chart and calculator to keep your DIY creations safe, yet effective.
WRITTEN BY Christine

March 1, 2019

DIY Four Thieves® Essential Oil Blend for Wellness

Learn how to make a four thieves essential oil blend to support well-being in your EO diffuser, green cleaning products, and topical preparations!
WRITTEN BY Christine

November 23, 2018

Essential Oil Storage Tips for Maximizing EO Shelf Life

Learn about the factors which affect essential oil freshness and how to store them in order to maximize your oil life (sometimes for a year or longer!).
WRITTEN BY Christine

August 23, 2018

Refreshing Ways to Use Organic Sage Hydrosol

For a focused pick-me-up, add some uplifting, energetic, grounding sage hydrosol to a DIY spritzable air freshener. Learn how this balancing astringent can make a wonderful addition to deodorant sprays, facial toners, room sprays, and diffuser blends.
WRITTEN BY Christine

July 18, 2018

What Are Essential Oils?

Welcome to the wonderful world of essentials oils! Learn the basics of these highly concentrated plant essences and why they're prized for fragrance, skin and body care, aromatherapy, and more.
WRITTEN BY Christine

May 25, 2018

5 Ways to Use Lemon Essential Oil for Cleaning

Cleaning your space is simple with organic lemon essential oil. Find easy recipes and tips on adding this cost-effective oil to your DIY green cleaning recipes.
WRITTEN BY Christine

April 5, 2018

Just Breathe Diffuser Blend Featuring Spanish Marjoram

Learn how to use and blend with bright and camphoraceous certified organic Spanish marjoram essential oil.
WRITTEN BY Christine

February 28, 2018