Elemental Aromas, LLC

Elemental Aromas, LLC

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Triclosan Banned From Hand Soaps

wash hands

I am happy to report that triclosan in antibacterial hand wash soaps was recently banned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Those of us in the natural health industry never used these soaps suspecting that their claims were dubious. Many also avoided triclosan fearing that the chemical was potentially harmful. After all these years,… (read more)

An Intriguing Essential Oil from Australia


Today’s essential oil takes us to southeastern Australia. It is a newer oil in Aromatherapy circles as it has been steam-distilled from the flowering branches for less than two decades. Early settlers first noticed this shrub because they saw animals sleeping under it. It was discovered that the animals did so to rid themselves of… (read more)

Fight Illness with these Similar Sounding Oils

ravensara and ravintsara for colds

As we work our way into fall, we start to think about cold and flu season. For Aromatherapists this means looking at essential oils that enhance the immune system alongside dealing with symptoms of colds and flu. There are two essential oils that come to mind but are surrounded by confusion. They are Ravensara (Ravensara… (read more)

A Beautiful Blue Oil

German Chamomile essential oil

When researching essential oils you may see “Chamomile” mentioned. But, did you know that there are two different Chamomile essential oils? They have similar uses, but also some very distinct differences. One of the oils, Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), has been discussed previously in this blog. German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is the other essential oil,… (read more)

What Oil do you want to experience?


With the rising popularity of Aromatherapy, there seems to be an availability of a larger number of essential oils. Sure, everyone is familiar with Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), but have you heard of Opopanax (Commiphora guidottii)? And when you go to dilute an essential oil there is an array of base oils… (read more)

The 7 Essential Oils I Can’t Live Without

Essential oil plants

Whenever I enter a discussion on essential oils, someone will usually ask what my favorite oil is. (That’s easy – it’s Rose). With that answered, the conversation then leads to other essential oils and which ones I use most regularly. Therefore, I felt it was time to share the seven essential oils I can’t live… (read more)