Entries by Rebeccah Davis

Uses for Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is most popular for its ability to help individuals dealing with stress and anxiety, thanks in part, to its sweet, calming, and uplifting citrus scent. Aromatherapy massage has been shown to relieve symptoms of anxiety in patients with cancer(3); and bergamot, in particular, has earned a reputation for its ability to elevate […]

Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense was a major part of the ancient middle eastern incense trail with many historic, ceremonial, and religious uses. The long and significant connection of Frankincense with many cultures throughout history can help its users of today feel more akin to the peoples of the past. It can be diffused or applied topically to inspire […]

Benefits of Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit essential oil is a very popular oil because of its bright, uplifting scent as well as for its usefulness in a wide range of applications. Grapefruit makes an excellent disinfectant for cleaning around the house, and because it is good for the skin, it’s also a great option for a body cleanser. Grapefruit is […]

Top 5 Uses for Basil Essential Oil

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a common fast-growing annual herb frequently found in many home gardens. It has a somewhat sweet and peppery flavor and is a common addition to many Italian dishes. Basil sprouts from a thick taproot, has a bushy growth habit with branches growing off the main stem, generally reaching a height of […]

Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) is a bushy perennial herb related to the mint family, growing to a height of about 2-3 feet, native to Southeast Asia at elevations between 3,000 and 6,000 feet with cultivated patchouli plants being capable of growing in a variety of locations. Plant blooms are white with some purple/pink tinge which originate […]

Oregano Essential Oil

Oregano has been used all throughout history as a seasoning and as a popular herbal remedy. Recently, however, it’s starting to become recognized for its potential therapeutic abilities such as its use as a diaphoretic, carminative, antispasmodic, antiseptic, or as a tonic. Oregano has also recently been found to possess properties effective against MRSA and […]