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What Are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are used in fragrance, skin and body care, natural DIY home use, and in aroma-support recipesImagine taking the refreshing aroma of a whole peppermint plant and putting it into a tiny bottle, or capturing the heart-warming scent of rose petals into 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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Posted by Christine

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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Posted by Christine

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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Posted by Christine

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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Posted by Christine

A Guide to Citrus Essential Oils

Citrus essential oils are like liquid sunshine in a bottle. They are bright and sweet and sour, and known to bring a smile to your face. Organic citrus oils are energetically uplifting and engaging, and they pack a punch in DIY cleaning products. But which one should you use?

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Posted by Christine

7 Creative Ways To Use Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint just happens to be one of those well-loved but simultaneously affordable scents. Not only is it popular, it’s incredibly versatile. Here are seven fun and simple ways to use this refreshing essential oil, so you can get more bang for your buck (and make everything smell fresh and minty in the process!).

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Posted by Ek Ongkar

5 Must-Have Essential Oils For Aromatherapy

Whether you’re new to essential oils, or you’ve been using them for years, most folks will agree that you don’t need a wide variety to really experience the joy of aromatherapy. At Mountain Rose Herbs, we’re passionate about offering high-quality, organic whenever possible, 100% pure essential oils—all handpicked by our in-house aromatherapist. We’ve highlighted our top five best-selling essential oils (among the 100+ that we carry) along with some of our favorite ways to use them.

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Posted by Sara

What Is Frankincense?

This blog was originally published in 2012. Because it's so popular, we decided to update it for you. Enjoy! 

Many of us here at Mountain Rose Herbs are big fans of frankincense and its fresh and grounding aroma. While most folks are familiar with the essential oil these days, there are actually a few different ways in which you can enjoy the wonderfully unique aroma of frankincense.

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Posted by Sara

Pumpkin Spice Essential Oil Blend

This blog was originally published in 2012. Because it's so popular, we decided to update it for you. Enjoy! 

It's the time of year where pumpkin spice scents and flavors are popping up everywhere. Instead of reaching for a candle or room spray that's chock full of synthetic fragrances, try making your own diffuser blend with certified organic essential oils to bring those familiar pie-inspired smells into your space!

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Posted by Christine