Everything You Need To Know About Making Your Own Personal Body Oil

Everything You Need To Know About Making Your Own Personal Body Oil
A body oil serves the same purpose as a lotion, but some prefer it for moisturizing as it’s a simpler and more customizable option than a pre-made lotion. You can choose all your ingredients based on your skin type and preferences!
Posted by Laura on 8/26/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

The Blending Bar at The Apothecary in Inglewood

The Blending Bar at The Apothecary in Inglewood
You may have heard — we sell essential oils in bulk! This means that you can save on refilling your essential oil bottles if you visit us at our store front in Inglewood. This also means that we sell essential oils by the drop, as well.
Posted by Lindsay on 8/15/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Our Top 5 Summer Fragrance Tips

Our Top 5 Summer Fragrance Tips
Now that it’s officially summer, we wanted to touch on a few important points to keep in mind regarding fragrance, as the temperature heats up. Here’s how to get the most (but not too much!) out of your favourite scents this summer — and which ones to avoid completely.
Posted by Lindsay on 6/25/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Layering Fragrance: How and Why

Layering Fragrance: How and Why
Fragrance layering is a fun and creative practice which allows you to layer products to create a scent that is still subtle but unique to you.
Posted by Lindsay on 6/17/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Ritual Bath

Ritual Bath
The bath can be a place of solace, sanctuary and contemplation. In a life that all too often leaves us constantly on the go, it's important to remember to take time to pause; self-care is important in maintaining a holistic health. Thus, a bath offers more than just a cleansing routine -- it gives us a perfect opportunity to take time for the self and create an environment that is yours alone.
Posted by Laura on 6/6/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Yarrow: Calming and Healing

Yarrow: Calming and Healing
Yarrow, a common plant we see in gardens and in the wild, has a long history in its herbal and medicinal uses. Today, yarrow essential oil offers an additional option for obtaining its benefits.
Posted by Katherine on 4/23/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Roman Chamomile: Release Stress and Tension

Roman Chamomile: Release Stress and Tension
In aromatherapy applications, Roman Chamomile provides for us by nourishing and assisting ailments of our body and minds. Included here are two master blends that use Roman Chamomile: one for the body, and one for the mind.
Posted by Katherine on 4/8/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Black Pepper: Uplifting and Grounding

Black Pepper: Uplifting and Grounding
Spicy & musky; warming & restorative, Black Pepper essential oil is wonderful for mental, emotional and physical purposes. Find out more about this uplifting and grounding oil and utilize the included Master Blend for tough mornings.
Posted by Katherine on 3/18/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Need a Supportive Push? Try This Simple But Gorgeous Essential Oil Blend.

Need a Supportive Push? Try This Simple But Gorgeous Essential Oil Blend.
In these long, seemingly endless, cold winter days; ginger is warmth for both your spirit and body, all while providing a needed boost to the immune system.
Posted by Katie on 2/27/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Essential Oils to Make The Most of The Super Blood Wolf Moon

Essential Oils to Make The Most of The Super Blood Wolf Moon
Try these single notes in Epsom salts for a full moon bath, in a diffuser as you reflect on your goals and what you would like to release from your life, or during meditation tonight. Or, use in lotion or dropped onto aromatherapy jewelry (or sniff straight from the bottle) and enjoy the scent as you watch the eclipse!
Posted by Lindsay on 1/20/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Five Tests You Can Perform on Your Essential Oils Right Now to Check Their Purity

Five Tests You Can Perform on Your Essential Oils Right Now to Check Their Purity
Oils labeled as pure essential oils may be diluted with cheaper carrier oils, emulsifiers or solvent without you even knowing! This can make them less than ideal for topical use (even diluted as directed) or diffusing, so it’s important to know for sure that what you have is really a pure essential oil.
Posted by Katie on 1/7/2019 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Handmade Gifts: How to Make a Room or Body Spray

Handmade Gifts: How to Make a Room or Body Spray
Our last handmade gift recipe of the season is room spray/body spray. Either is a great application for essential oils, giving the benefits of diffusing the oils in the air with the added benefit of being completely portable. These make a great stocking stuffer or a full gift on their own.
Posted by Randi-Lee on 12/14/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Handmade Gifts: How to Make an Aromatic Roll On

Handmade Gifts: How to Make an Aromatic Roll On
Whether your loved one simply loves beautiful scents and wants to carry them along, or has a specific health concern that could be aided by essential oils, a roll on is a wonderful, safe and convenient way to give them the gift of essential oils.
Posted by Randi-Lee on 12/12/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

5 Essential Oil Blends for the Festive Season

5 Essential Oil Blends for the Festive Season
The holidays are a busy time -- it can take a lot out of you! Take a few minutes to yourself and pop one of these blends in the diffuser. You'll feel relaxed, recharged, and imbued with Christmas spirit!
Posted by Lindsay on 12/7/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Handmade Gifts: How to Make a Massage Oil

Handmade Gifts: How to Make a Massage Oil
Give the gift of a decadent massage oil with essential oils chosen for your loved one's specific needs.
Posted by Lindsay on 12/6/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Essential Oils to Support You Through This Full Moon

Essential Oils to Support You Through This Full Moon
We're not astrologers, but we've heard the November 2018 full moon might find us with anger bubbling up and battling impulsiveness. We also hear that it's a great time to face our shadows and dig deep in order to release negativity and pain from the past, making space for renewal and moving forward in healing and positivity. And that all sounds like a whole lot of emotional processing that essential oils could help with!
Posted by Lindsay on 11/22/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Our Top Ten Essential Oils for Focus and Concentration

Our Top Ten Essential Oils for Focus and Concentration

Whether you have a big project due and it's tough to stick with it; you're looking to beat the afternoon slump or you need a little help kick-starting your brain in the morning, essential oils can be an amazing aid for the brain. 

Here are our top ten favourite essential oils that we like to employ when we need to really dig in to a mental task and get the work done efficiently... without the mind wandering!

Posted by Lindsay on 10/24/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Get to Know a New Oil Each Month

Get to Know a New Oil Each Month
Remember the joy of receiving a special package in the mail? Maybe a letter from a friend, or an unexpected gift? Perhaps even the Christmas Wish Book! Find out how we're aiming to bring back that simple joy with our Oil of the Month Club!
Posted by Lindsay on 10/17/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Sustainable Essential Oils

Sustainable Essential Oils
Given that we now focus so heavily on zero waste products, we get a lot of questions about how to decrease waste when working with essential oils. You also ask us how much of an impact essential oil production has on the earth and how we can be mindful of that.
Posted by Katherine on 10/11/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

These Essential Oils May Help You Banish Nightmares

These Essential Oils May Help You Banish Nightmares
Generally nightmares are caused by acute stress and anxiety. I have chosen oils that really calm the central nervous system, ground you and help you to reach a place of calm. This will ensure that when you lay your head on the pillow, you’re not in a stressful, anxious state with your mind firing all over the place, especially in the negative realm.
Posted by Katie on 9/18/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Frequently Asked: Can I Ingest Essential Oils?

Frequently Asked: Can I Ingest Essential Oils?
It's a question we hear often: are your essential oils safe to ingest?
Posted by Katherine on 9/6/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

My Very Favourite Oils for Labour and Post-Partum

My Very Favourite Oils for Labour and Post-Partum
Customers often ask us which essential oils are safe and effective during labour and post-partum. And we are happy to fill them in! Here are Katherine's top choices.
Posted by Katherine on 8/20/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Hydrosols: The Unsung Hero of the Aromatherapy World

Hydrosols: The Unsung Hero of the Aromatherapy World
Hydrosols contain all the water-soluble components of the plant, as well as the essential oil in trace amounts. This means that hydrosols are super gentle, making them ideal for the more delicate parts of our body.
Posted by Katie on 8/16/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

Are Essential Oils Hurting My Cat?

Are Essential Oils Hurting My Cat?
We love essential oils. We love cats. But you may have heard that the two don’t necessarily mix very well.
Posted by Lindsay on 8/9/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist

How Do Essential Oils Work?

How Do Essential Oils Work?
We all love essential oils, but have you ever wondered how all those listed benefits actually happen? Let’s talk about how essential oils even work on (or in) the body anyway.
Posted by Katie on 8/1/2018 to Ask Your Aromatherapist