ON April 19,2022

Getting Ticked Off: An Essential Oil Blend to Repel Ticks

Ticks are arachnids from the order Ixodida, divided into three families, the Ixodidae (hard ticks), the Argasidae (soft ticks), and Nuttalliellidae, which contains only one species living in southern Africa (Wikipedia, 2022). These parasitic relatives of mites are vectors for numerous human diseases, the most widely recognized being Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever…

Read More

DIY
  ON February 08,2022

Herbal Aphrodisiac Candle: The Perfect DIY Project For a Romantic Evening

You know the saying “love is in the air,” and the feel of a palpable swirling energy, the kind that makes you feel exhilarated? February shines a spotlight on love and as the month bursts with store-bought flowers, chocolate, and heart-shaped trinkets, let it also be a time to reconnect. A reminder to yourself or…

Read More

  ON December 07,2021

Essential Oil Perfume: A DIY Gift Idea

The holidays are a wonderful time to give something that the receiver wouldn’t normally indulge themselves in. Something pretty, or something sentimental, or something handmade. An essential oil perfume recipe checks all those boxes! Crafting a unique scent is a fun way to show care to the receiver, and to pull in special memories through…

Read More

  ON October 08,2021

Essential Oils and Pets: How to Use Them Safely

If you use botanicals for your own health and wellness, you have probably wondered about essential oils and pets. How might you use herbs or essential oils with your pets and animal companions? Veterinary visits are expensive, so keeping our animal companions healthy is also often a financial priority. Yes, you can use essential oils…

Read More

Safe Essential Oils For Pregnancy | Herbal Academy | What makes an essential oil safe during pregnancy? In this article we will explore important aspects of safe essential oils for pregnancy.
  ON April 27,2021

Safe Essential Oils For Pregnancy

What makes an essential oil safe to use during pregnancy? Essential oils are potent extractions of the most volatile components found in plant matter. Thus, each botanical species should be carefully considered before use. Furthermore, essential oils should be more heavily diluted during this time—one important aspect of safe essential oils for pregnancy.   Plants containing…

Read More

  ON October 30,2020

Citrus and Spice: DIY All-Purpose Cleaner

Crisp cool air and tree colors turning to auburn and golden hues welcome the arrival of autumn and winter months. Tis the season to enjoy the comforts of home, like a crackling fireplace, a cozy couch, or a clean kitchen that’s ready for cooking up hearty recipes. And speaking of recipes, have you ever tried…

Read More

  ON October 23,2020

Floral Mist: DIY Room Spray

A few spritzes of our DIY Room Spray will transport your mind and spirit to bright and colorful gardens bursting with flowers and light. This floral mist is a sneak peek into our Natural Perfumery Course, and it combines the fragrant aroma of jasmine and rose with the citrusy cheerfulness of bergamot. The end result…

Read More

An Aromatherapy Guide for Infants to Elders | Herbal Academy | Aromatherapist Erika Galentin shares how to use essential oils safely and effectively through all stages of life in her new aromatherapy guide book!
  ON September 09,2019

An Aromatherapy Guide for Infants to Elders

Aromatherapy is a topic that is easily romanticized and often lends itself to fluffy writing and dreamy concepts, such as “a drop of this for that” thinking, or even more concerning, using too much, applying inappropriately, or treating essential oils as a panacea. Aromatherapy is a complex subject that requires quite a bit of know-how,…

Read More

The Ultimate Essential Oils Guide | Herbal Academy | We have designed this Ultimate Essential Oils Guide to help you navigate through some of the very important topics and issues in aromatherapy that we've written about on the Herbal Academy blog. Our goal is to continually update this post with new articles and information so it can be a valuable resource for you.
  ON March 29,2018

The Ultimate Essential Oils Guide

Here at the Herbal Academy, essential oils are an important and beloved component of our herbal toolkits. You’ll find essential oils peppered amongst the tinctures, infused oils, salves, and jars of dried herbs that line our shelves, and we turn to them often to support our health and wellbeing. Just like any remedy, essential oils…

Read More