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Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) Organic Essential Oil

By Ann C Wooledge
on July 05, 2013

Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) Organic Essential Oil 

A bright, clean, refreshing essence from the fresh organic rind of lime. We use only organic citrus oils because pesticides and herbicides are concentrated in the rind. Almost all cold-pressed citrus oils (with the exception of Sweet Orange) carry phototoxic concerns. This means that these oils should not be used topically, first of all undiluted, and secondly not immediately prior to going out into the sunlight or any ultra violet rays - including sunbeds. 

We love to use it in a citrus blend and add it to any of our household cleansers. I make a nice all purpose degreaser using an equal blend of lime, pink grapefruit, lemon and orange (you can also purchase our already blended Citrus Fresh oil). My recipe uses regular liquid glycerin soap (about 1 Tbsp), 2 cups of water, and really as much of the essential oil blend you want to add since this is for cleaning. Citrus oils cut grease and gummy stuff better than anything else and you are at the same time breathing in these wonderful health-giving scents and your house will smell amazing - clean and fresh. We usually add about 20 drops depending on the type of cleaning project.

Another thing to consider with citrus oils - they oxidize and this can alter fairly quickly the important chemistry of the particular essential oil. Which is why we buy only fresh citrus oils from our supplier. We keep all of our citrus oils refrigerated and suggest you do the same. All essential oils should be stored tightly closed, leave the top off only long enough to drop the oils into whatever you are diluting it with, and keep in dark glass containers. We ask that you not remove the safety dropper cap supplied and keep them out of reach of children. It's alway a good idea to write the date on the bottle that you have received and opened the essential oil in order to keep track of the age of the oil.


Holiday Christmas Spice Soap

By Ann C Wooledge
on December 19, 2012

This is one awesome bar of soap that will last a LONG time - if taken care of. Please keep on a soap dish that allows for adequate drainage. Use often and be sure to share!

Handcrafted Pecan Pie Latte Soap

By Ann C Wooledge
on October 25, 2012

This is the PERFECT soap to have in the kitchen by your sink. The coffee grounds are well-known for reducing odor from kitchen chores such as mincing garlic or onions. It will also add extra grease-cutting capability for those grease monkeys in your house or other activities that require extra cleaning - and great for gardeners! Keep it on a soap dish that allows for drainage and it will last a long time.

Organic Fresh Lemon Zest Soap

By Ann C Wooledge
on October 18, 2012

Organic Fresh Lemon Zest Soap - Handcrafted

Our generous sized bars will last a long time and give you much luxury. They will last longer, however, if you place them in a drainage dish that allows for them to dry out between use.

Aromatherapy Classic Ultrasonic Diffuser

By Ann C Wooledge
on October 05, 2012

Hubmar Ultrasonic aromatherapy diffuser

Actually, you can cause damage to your machine if not used according to the manufacturer's instructions. We will send you these instructions when you purchase a diffuser, but here is a link to the manufacturer's website that gives you additional information and here is the link to the instruction manual.

Organic Pink Grapefruit and Tangerine Shea Butter Soap

By Ann C Wooledge
on October 05, 2012

Artisan crafted - handmade in small batches. These soaps are naturally very hard with lots of suds, and can last for a very long time if allowed to drain in a soap dish that doesn't collect water. Use often and you will see a difference in the health of your skin.

Handcrafted Ocean Mist Soap

By Ann C Wooledge
on September 27, 2012

Handcrafted, cold-process, old-fashioned way of making REAL SOAP. We suggest you use our soaps often, share them with friends and family, give them as gifts and always keep them in soap dishes that allow for drainage. They will keep for a long long time.

Handcrafted Fresh Georgia Peach Soap

By Ann C Wooledge
on September 20, 2012

 Use this luxurious shea butter soap often, share nicely and keep in a soap dish that has drainage holes to insure a longer lasting bar. The luxuriously hydrating properties of this bar will keep your skin nicely moisturized, never dry and never flaky.

Organic Balsam Fir Soap

By Ann C Wooledge
on September 20, 2012

Real balsam fir essential oil in an organic soap

This is such a nice blend of essential oils, but everyone is different and we know that there are those of us with tender, delicate and sensitive skin and there are those who could use pine tar without problems (well, maybe not). I love this soap and use it liberally. With the high percentage of certified organic oils and shea butter, this soap will have a greater degree of moisturizing, protecting and hydrating properties. But please use a soap dish container that has drainage holes - this will assure that this already very hard, long-lasting bar of soap will last much longer.

Organic Arnica Infused Herbal Oil

By Ann C Wooledge
on September 20, 2012

Certified organic Arnica montana flowers infused in certified organic hi-oleic sunflower oil

Take a moment to read our article here on the benefits and properties of this very useful and effective oil - and the safety and cautions that apply. Below you will find more information.

SAFETY CAUTION INFORMATION: Using topical arnica for a long time frame may lead to skin irritation, including eczema, peeling, blisters and burning sensations, according to the UMMC and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). These effects are uncommon. Although arnica is a common topical herbal treatment, people should not apply this herb to open wounds because absorption into the bloodstream can be toxic.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/113469-arnica-montana-side-effects/#ixzz23fC1DqhR

 Anticoagulant Effects

Arnica montana contains coumarin chemicals that have blood-thinning properties, as explained by the MSKCC. Although anticoagulant effects have not been reported in people using this herb, anyone taking medications or herbs with blood-thinning effects should be cautious about using arnica. These include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen, anticoagulants such as warfarin and heparin, and anti-platelet medications such as clopidogrel. The herb ginkgo biloba also has blood-thinning properties.

 Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/113469-arnica-montana-side-effects/#ixzz23fCgJ1Sq


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