Entries by Taylor Gilbert

Honey and Wild Orange Bran Muffins

When eating at Mimi’s Cafe whether for breakfast, lunch,or dinner, I love to order one of their honey bran muffins to eat there and also one to take home to share.  I always say it’s not for me and I will share but…I have zero self control and I usually eat that one as well.  […]

DIY Essential Oil Toilet Bombs

How do you start a post about a toilet bowl cleaner that doesn’t start with a potty joke? I’m not sure, but these DIY toilet bowl cleaners are the best! Put them in water and they explode! (well really they just fizz). They are an all natural way to deodorize and disinfect your toilet bowl. […]

Caroma Therapy

Don’t get me wrong, I really like the smell of those little tree car fresheners. New Car Scent, Traditional Pine, and Pina Colada are all huge improvements to the gym bag smell that often inhabits my car. The problem, was I started noticing that when I cut those delicious smelling trees open, I am consumed […]

Wild Orange Essential Oil Salad Dressing

I LOVE a good salad.  Spinach is my favorite but with a yummy dressing I will pretty much eat a salad made out of the weeds in your garden.  I have to admit I don’t love the strong tasting lettuces but I have been know to graze on them as long as the dressing is […]

5 Essential Oils to Relieve Sore Muscles

Essential oils have healing properties similar to common prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs. They contain high amounts of antioxidants which help remove inflammatory wastes from your body. Benefits of using essential oils to relieve sore muscles include reducing and eliminating spasms, anti-inflammatory properties and relieves pain. The pain relief properties of essential oils are able to […]

Wake Up and Stay Alert Using Essential Oils

Whether it’s a long work day, you’ve been up all night with the little ones or it’s your regular routine to burn the candle at both ends, finding natural relief for an energy zap can be challenging. The power of essential oils for helping us rejuvenate and maintain alertness is a largely untapped, yet safe, […]

5 Uses For Cinnamon Oil

Almost everyone associates cinnamon with a pleasant fragrance and a unique taste. While most people link the spice in powdered and stick form to festive holiday dishes and scents, cinnamon oil has dozens of beneficial uses. What is Cinnamon Oil? It’s an essential oil. These oils are concentrated substances extracted from plant roots, seeds, blossoms […]

Studying with Essential Oils

Mentally preparing for a big test or spending long nights studying can be stressful and fatiguing at times. However, there are some effective ways to provide relief for studying fatigue — research shows that mental clarity and memory improve when associated with a certain smell. A recent study presented at the 2013 Neuroscience conference hosted […]

Get Rid of Cold Sores Using Essential Oils

Mouth ulcers, mouth sores, fever blisters, a lip sore and mouth herpes- if you have had or suffer from chronic cold sores, you know they can be pesky, itchy and irritating at times. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex 1 virus. If cold sores are popping up more than usual or you have had them for […]

Fractionated Coconut Oil: The King of Carriers

On one of my first days working for a large essential oil company I learned a valuable lesson about “hot” oils, and why carrier oils are important. When I started at this company I had no clue when it came to essential oils. I was smelling a little 5ml bottle of cinnamon and a co […]