Do Essential Oils Expire?

When you have a large stockpile of essential oils, sometimes you don’t use them as fast as you expected. This inevitably leads to finding a dusty lavender, peppermint, or frankincense and the question of whether the oils can still be used. The answer to this question seems obvious—essential oils are not immune to the laws […]

Audio Interview with Scott A. Johnson

Below is a downloadable interview (6 parts) between bestselling author Scott A. Johnson and Jessie Hawkins of the Franklin Institute. Part 1: Using Essential Oils Safely with Children Part 2: Using Essential Oils Safely with Children Part 3: Using Essential Oils Safely with Children Part 4: Using Essential Oils Safely with Children Part 5: Using […]

Recharge and Rejuvenate with Forest Bathing

There’s something about being in nature that makes you feel better. Inhaling fresh clean air and the deep aroma of the forest, the recognizable melody of animals and plants of the forest, and the stunning beauty all around unite to ease stress and worry and help you think more clearly. Bathed in the proverbial forest, […]

Three Natural Solutions to Halt a Cytokine Storm

The emergence of the novel SARS-coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the subsequent pandemic it has caused reignited discussions about a common complication of respiratory illnesses known as a cytokine storm. This phenomenon became more widely known outside of medical and research circles after the 2005 avian H5N1 influenza virus outbreak. Illnesses like COVID-19 and influenza can […]

Antiviral Essential Oils to Stay Healthy all Season

With growing concern over COVID-19 (Wuhan coronavirus 2019), many people are wondering which essential oils are antiviral and might help them stay healthy all season. Infectious illnesses, caused by a variety of pathogens, are more common during certain times of the year. While we don’t have research showing the direct activity of essential oils against […]