Essential Oils and the Designated GRAS Status

Essential Oils and the Designated GRAS Status

Let’s talk about essential oils that have been deemed “Generally Recognized As Safe” or GRAS. What does this mean for the end user? Are there still precautionary measures that need to be taken? Can you just put in a few drops of lemon essential oil in your cake, lime essential oil in your guacamole, or peppermint essential oil in your water? The expert panel of FEMA (Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association), is the decider for the safety and food flavoring…

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The Golden Rule-A Reflection of the Aromatherapy Industry

The Golden Rule-A Reflection of the Aromatherapy Industry

In case you are not familiar with the golden rule, it states, “Do unto others as you would have them do to you”, or another version is “Treat others as you would like to be treated.” This rule is imperative in life; it is one that I have taught my boys since they were able to understand what I was saying (I still preach it today, because, well…kids). I feel that my industry, the one that I have dedicated much of…

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What is an Adverse Reaction to an Essential Oil?

What is an Adverse Reaction to an Essential Oil?

Would you know what to do if you or your child had an adverse reaction to an essential oil or oil blend? Do you know what an adverse reaction looks like? I will be covering a few of those here in hopes to make you more aware of what that might look like, and what to do if it happens. First and foremost, this article is not written to scare or instill fear, but to make you more knowledgeable. I…

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