Entries by Rebeccah Davis

Ways to use Frankincense Essential Oil

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 […]

How to Use Copaiba Essential Oil

Copaiba (Copaifera langsdorffii) essential oil has a lovely, sweet, woodsy scent that is comforting and promotes a calm mindset. It has been found to be very helpful in the treatment of acne(3) and is a popular choice for regular skin care as well as to fight breakouts while it supports the skin’s healing process.  One […]

Litsea (May Chang) Essential Oil

Litsea (Litsea cubeba) sometimes called May Chang, is a citrusy, sweet, and somewhat fruity smelling essential oil many find uplifting and refreshing, as well as calming and emotionally restorative. The scent could be compared to that of Lemongrass, although it’s a bit more tangy and fruity. Litsea essential oil is often used for skin health […]

Why are Popular Essential Oils so Popular?

Oils that are popular at Davina Wellness, like Peppermint, Lavender, and Tea Tree oil are powerhouses when it comes to usage and price. Additionally, these popular essential oils (and many other lesser known oils) can be used for a huge variety of purposes, from housekeeping to beauty, to mental and physical wellbeing. Popular essential oils […]

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 […]