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Yuzu Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on April 02, 2018

Yuzu (Citrus junos) is a fruit that’s primarily grown in Japan, where it’s very popular. It resembles a small orange, but the rind is not as smooth.

Yuzu’s aroma is unmistakably citrus, and it also has floral notes that help it stand out from the crowd and put a new, complex twist on the familiar citrus fragrance.

These recipes let different aspects of Yuzu's personality shine, from its relaxing side to its more vibrant, optimistic notes. Yuzu is one of those essential oils (like Orange) that manages to be versatile, and is a good friend in both the daytime and evenings. Let's start with one of its favorite daytime blends for getting your energy going . . .

Neroli Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on March 05, 2018

Neroli essential oil (Citrus aurantium var. amara) comes from orange blossoms...and its aroma might make you feel like you're falling asleep in a fragrant grove of blossoming orange trees!

Want to come on a little mental journey with me? I would ask you to close your eyes, but you couldn’t close them and keep reading . . . so just imagine it with me!

Imagine it’s nighttime, and you’re in a beautiful grove of orange trees in blossom. A cool, refreshing breeze is rustling through the leaves, surrounding you with the aromatic perfume of the blossoms. It’s such a tranquil place, and you feel peaceful and serene.

Now find a hammock under one of the trees and sleep like a baby.

In this Essential Oil Spotlight, I'll share some of the ways to connect with Neroli's relaxing presence, including a bedtime room spray for kids and the most peaceful body butter you've ever tried!

Black Pepper Essential Oil

February 12, 2018

Black Pepper essential oil (Piper nigrum) likes to get things done, so you won’t have to wait around to feel its benefits. Even a few drops of Black Pepper in a blend can offer quick effects. […]

Cardamom Essential Oil

January 01, 2018

Cardamom essential oil (Elettaria cardamomum) is versatile. It’s got a spicy side, a sweet side, a warm balsamic side, and a camphoraceous side. […]

Balsam Fir Essential Oil

December 03, 2017

Balsam Fir is a wonderful choice for respiratory support, achy muscles and joints, and getting your energy flowing in a positive way. The aroma of Balsam Fir reminds me of being in a snowy evergreen forest on my way to a holiday party. I’m so cold . . . but so happy to be going to see friends! […]

Black Spruce Essential Oil

November 06, 2017

Think of a conifer tree standing tall. It reaches up into the sky, but stays firmly grounded by also reaching deep into the earth. It’s stable and elevated at once, and the air flows easily around it. […]