Entries by Rebeccah Davis

Essential Oils for Hair Care

What Do I Need to Know About Essential Oil Hair Care? First of all… Let’s talk about why people use essential oils for hair care. One of the main reasons is that most hair products contain so many potentially harmful chemicals like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate/Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS), Triclosan, Polysorbates, or Polyethylene Glycol, all of […]

Essential Oil Adulteration Part 4

Understanding what types of essential oil adulteration there are and how they are discovered through testing, is an important subject for consumers. Armed with this information, you can carefully select your purchases from companies that offer testing that is thorough and reliable. If you haven’t read the previous 3 parts, we recommend you do so. […]

Essential Oil Adulteration Part 3

Part 1 covers non-volatile adulteration and Part 2 covers adulteration with a similar (cheaper) essential oil. Both are worth a read, and we recommend you take a look if you haven’t already. In this part, we’ll be covering synthetic adulteration. Type 3 is a synthetic chemical addition where petrol chemicals, such as fragrance components (which […]

How to Clean with Essential Oils

Creating your own cleaning supplies using essential oils can be a fun, healthy, and an environmentally friendly alternative to the using the typical harsh and chemical-laden cleansers in your household. Davina Wellness has a wide variety of oils that are excellent for cleaning your home, and to make the process easier, we’ve put together a […]

Benefits of Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black pepper essential oil smells warm and spicy – similar to spice it comes from, but milder. This familiar seasoning is found in cupboards worldwide, and the oil can be used sparingly in cooking to give the same rich flavor. Black pepper essential oil is reported to have antibacterial(3-6), anti-inflammatory(7,8), antidiarrhoeal, gastroprotective, antioxidative(11) and analgesic(2), […]

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 […]