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Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) Organic Essential Oil

By Ann C Wooledge
on July 05, 2013

Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) Organic Essential Oil

This essential oil truly is one of my favorites. There is nothing quite so refreshing, happy and uplifting as the scent of a fresh cut lime - which is what this essential oil smells like. It is cold-pressed from the rind so of course it smells just like that. The rind is where pesticides collect, so we are very picky about offering only organically grown citrus essential oils. There are many uses for this oil and lots of research that verifies the properties we've mentioned above. We don't advocate constant and frequent use of the internal intake of citrus oils, but in moderation and properly emulsified with something like honey, they do taste good and have some benefit. All citrus oils are, however, solvents - which is why you see the lemon and orange cleaners in the grocery store aisles. I love to blend orange, lemon, lime and pink grapefruit essential oils and use them in all of my cleaning products. See our blog about pink grapefruit here, much of which also applies to lime because it is also high in d-limonene.  

See the information about safety and cautions as this oil does have phototoxic properties. We also carry steam distilled lime essential oil which is NOT phototoxic and has more of the essence of a lime lollipop. It has unique but somewhat different properties than the cold-pressed. We use the cold-pressed in our Fresh Lime Soap and our Bergamot & Lime bath and body products. We are careful with the concentration of our essential oils in these products and have done our homework to make them safe. With a wash-off product, there is little to no concern, but with the cream, we do suggest you not put it on and then go out into the direct sunlight or a sunbed for at least 12 to 24 hours.

Organic Herbal Shampoo & Shower Gel - 8 oz

By Ann C Wooledge
on January 15, 2013

Herbal Shampoo & Shower Gel with over 70% organic ingredients and organic aloe vera.

One of our newest products after years of experimenting and testing. We LOVE this sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, petrochemical-free, very nice sudsing shampoo. Made with over 70% certified organic ingredients, it does definitely add highlights and health to every head that it comes into contact with. Pictures coming soon, but wanted to get it at least with a link in order to announce its arrival. This dual purpose shampoo and shower gel contains all of those herbal ingredients that we use in all of our products - organic calendula, chamomile, aloe vera and many others. Take a look at the conditioner also - FULL of awesome ingredients for those of us who really want a natural and organic product without the ubiquitous pesticides and hormones found in even certified organic products - go figure.

Organic Fresh Lemon Zest Soap

By Ann C Wooledge
on October 18, 2012

Handcrafted REAL organic soap

Handcrafted using fresh organic lemon zest and fresh organic cold-pressed lemon (Citrus limonum) essential oil. Lemon essential oil has well-researched immune-enhancing properties and the organic fresh lemon zest adds gentle exfoliating properties. Made the old-fashioned way that uses only natural and organic ingredients that naturally retains glycerin. Don't be fooled by those triple-milled, high dollar soaps that are a mix of synthetic ingredients. Take time to read your labels - your skin will thank you. We use ONLY certified organic shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil - all very skin healthy, nurturing, hydrating. We use only organic botanicals rather than chemical dyes, which also add beneficial antioxidant properties to each and every bar.

Organic Herbal Oat Hair Conditioner - 4 oz

By Ann C Wooledge
on July 09, 2012

Really our NEWEST products, also after years of experimenting and testing. With over 90% organic content and a ph (perfect for healthy shining hair) of 3.5 to 4. It is as all of our products, paraben-free, phthalate-free, petrochemical-free and doesn't leave my hair loaded down and heavy but yet not fly-away. Believe me when I say I'm very picky about my shampoo and conditioner and especially as a combination. It is the perfect compliment to our herbal shampoo and also makes a perfect synergy if using them together.  Pictures coming soon, but wanted to get it at least with a link in order to announce its arrival. It contains all of those herbal ingredients that we use in all of our products - organic calendula, chamomile, aloe vera and many others. Take a look at our new herbal shampoo also - FULL of awesome ingredients for those of us who really want a natural and organic product without the ubiquitous pesticides and hormones found in even certified organic products - go figure.

Organic Herbal Shampoo & Shower Gel - 4 oz

By Ann C Wooledge
on July 08, 2012

Herbal Shampoo & Shower Gel with over 70% organic ingredients and organic aloe vera.

One of our newest products after years of experimenting and testing. We LOVE this sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, petrochemical-free, very nice sudsing shampoo. Made with over 70% certified organic ingredients, it does definitely add highlights and health to every head that it comes into contact with. Pictures coming soon, but wanted to get it at least with a link in order to announce its arrival. This dual purpose shampoo and shower gel contains all of those herbal ingredients that we use in all of our products - organic calendula, chamomile, aloe vera and many others. Take a look at the conditioner also - FULL of awesome ingredients for those of us who really want a natural and organic product without the ubiquitous pesticides and hormones found in even certified organic products - go figure.


    Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia) Essential Oil

    By Ann C Wooledge
    on February 01, 2012

    Truly this oil has been a wonderful surprise for me this past year. I simply discounted it for many many years because of its reputation as a strong skin irritant. It wasn't until I started digging more into the chemical makeup of oils and their individual properties did I realize how very beneficial this particular oil is. It has a much sweeter fragrance than cinnamon leaf or bark and has a high level of the chemical constituent mentioned above. Cinnamon Bark also has a high level of this constituent, but it is both more expensive and doesn't smell as good. The oil itself is somewhat dark and viscous. The common uses are about the same as the cinnamon spice, which has been gaining much popularity the past few years and for very good reasons. The reason I love this oil is that it has the sweet taste and smell that we are all familiar with - such as cinnamon chewing gum. Traditionally, this dried herb was used as a spice and the essential oil as a flavoring agent.  In traditional medicine it has been used for digestive complaints. Used much the same way as Cinnamon. We've added it to our cold & flu blends and cinnamon orange spice blends. Makes a very good room cleaner and antiseptic - see our air freshener. Perfect for day care, schools, locker rooms, hospitals, keyboards - all those places bacteria accumulate and stay so easily.


    Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Federal Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

    Christmas Spice Scented Air Freshener

    By Ann C Wooledge
    on December 05, 2011

    Special Christmas Spice Scented Air Freshener 

    Very nice blend of cinnamon, orange, apple and pine, all of which bring back memories of Christmas from the past. We've added the powerful antibacterial oil of Cinnamon Bark - just a touch, but just enough. Match with our Christmas Spice soap. A bit different than last year's Christmas Spice and very much better. For a good picture of this soap, take a look at our Facebook page where we've highlighted all of our Christmas 2011 soaps.


    Oregano essential oil (Origanum vulgare)

    By Ann C Wooledge
    on October 23, 2011

    Pure undiluted essential oil of Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

    Check back soon as we complete additional information on this oil and others as we also continue to do research on essential oils. Check our Essential Oil Database currently under construction.

    GC/MS Lot #617290 and Lot #611201

     

    OREGANO VULGARE (Origanum vulgare
    Country of Origin – Turkey.           
    Steam distilled from wild-crafted flowers and leaves

    BATCH #617290 & #611201

    CONSTITUENT

    AREA %

     

     

    carvacrol

    79%

    p-cymene

    10%

    γ -Terpinene

    2%

     β -caryophyllene

    1.4%

     α -phellandrene

    0.5%

     α-thujene

    0.5%

     α-pinene

    0.4%

    terpinolene

    0.4%

    limonene

    0.3%

    myrcene

    0.3%

    camphene

    0.3%

    thymol

    0.25%

    1-octen-3-ol

    0.2%

     α -terpinene

    0.2%

    1,8-cineole

    0.1%

     α-terpineol

    0.1%

    terpinen-4-ol

    0.1%

    borneol

    0.1%

    linalool

    0.04%

    Womens' Aromatherapy Gift Set

    By Ann C Wooledge
    on May 06, 2011

     Unique organic home spa opportunity!

    Organic, affordable, very good for your skin and your attitude! All of these products contain our professionally customized blend of pure essential oils - full of relaxing, calming and healthy properties. Choose between our high altitude Lavender, our Mellow Me , Enchanted Evening or Citrus Vanilla Spice aromatherapy blends. These essential oil scented options, plus many more, also come in powder, body mists and soaps. Mix and match to make a unique gift basket.

    Herbal Insect Deterrent Spray - DEET-Free

    By Ann C Wooledge
    on April 26, 2010

    REPELS flies, fleas, mosquitoes, chiggers and spiders! Proven effective on mosquitoes even in Africa and Northern Minnesota. NATURAL & ORGANIC INGREDIENTS. Also works to keep bugs off your dog! NOT FOR USE ON CATS.

    Skin-soothing organic aloe vera and witch hazel base that doesn't leave a sticky, uncomfortable residue as other insect repellents do. The natural essential oils have been researched and proven to be effective by organic farmers and aromatherapy professionals who prefer a natural choice that is DEET-free. This blend has been used all over the world and has been proven effective. It was used by the Bell South workers after Katrina as they restored telephone service to the area months following the hurricane.

    Please note the following concerning EPA registration numbers as our product contains exempt ingredients:

    Registered or Exempt Pesticides: Under FIFRA, any product making a pesticidal claim must be registered with EPA, in order to review products for reasons of human health and environmental safety. An exception to this rule exists for products based on certain active ingredients (the “25b list,” named for that section of FIFRA), which are considered minimum risk products. These products will not have an EPA registration number, and usually have a statement to the effect that “the manufacturer represents that this product qualifies for exemption from FIFRA.” For exempt pesticides, all inert ingredients must be on EPA List 4A, and must be disclosed on the label. Many exempt products, but not all, meet the requirements of the USDA National Organic Program.

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