INHALE: Ahhhh ... roses (those ARE roses, right?)

INHALE: Ahhhh ... roses (those ARE roses, right?)

A lot of folks will end up with bouquets of roses in their homes this week~~so many, in fact, that it might make the flower seem, well, common. But don't let that fool you. Essential oils distilled from Rosa species are the most expensive around. Those in the know claim it takes 60 roses to create just one drop of rose otto essential oil Knowing that, now's a great time for a quick lesson in spotting essential oil impostors ...

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INHALE: The desert island essential oils

INHALE: The desert island essential oils

I have this affinity for Things That Do Other Things. Scarves that become ponchos or hoods simply by buttoning, yoga mat bags that expand to carry blocks and other gear with a quick unzip, step stools that turn into chairs (I'm a master collector of those~~just ask my husband). It's kind of an obsession, actually. So I was thrilled to discover that a couple of essential oils really can cover many of our health and body care needs ...

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INHALE: Scents of the season

INHALE: Scents of the season

OK, so maybe I lied. I hinted in this very blog just a few short weeks ago that autumn was my favorite fragrant time of the year. But I was being so good at staying in the present moment that I forgot all about the wonderful scents of the holiday season!

Truly, the approaching holiday gets me giddy with the prospect of being able to regale you with information on two of my very favorite essential oils: frankincense and myrrh ...

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