Diffuser vs. Room Spray: What’s the Difference?

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/22/2016 to Aromatherapy
One of the most enjoyable ways to use and benefit from essential oils is to get them out into your air. And two of the most popular ways to do that are to diffuse them or to use some kind of spray. Both methods are great and have their pros and cons like everything else. And depending on a few different factors, you might find that you prefer one over the other. So what are those factors, and what are the pros and cons of each essential oil dispersing method?

Spice Cake Essential Oil Blend

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/20/2016 to Aromatherapy
Whether it’s aromatherapy or skin nutrition you’re after, essential oils take the cake when it comes to botanical extracts of pure plant power. Alone, they are fantastic. When combined, they are even better and meld together, playing off each oil’s strengths to create a superior botanical blend. With the power of essential oil blends in mind, we’ve created a new blend to add to our ever growing collection of custom essential oil combinations for scent and private label skincare...

The Best Private Label Presents for Your Sweetheart

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 3/13/2016 to Skin Care

oil bathGiving good gifts isn’t something that everyone is good at. For some, it comes naturally. For others, it takes quite a bit of forethought to figure out what the best gift might be for someone. And when it comes to their sweetheart or love interest, the pressure is on even more. In this situation, the last thing anyone needs is agitated nerves to make the pressure even worse. So, whether you excel at picking out the perfect gift or wish you could just hire the job out to someone else, we’ve got a list of some of the best private label skincare gifts to give to your sweetheart.

Holiday Candles at RainShadow Labs

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/1/2015 to Candles
diy holiday candlesIt’s that time of year now where we start paying more attention to the smells wafting through our homes, enjoying the soft glow of warm light in the evening, and thinking about meaningful gifts for all those whom we love. Gift giving can be a bit of a challenge- especially if you’re shopping for people who are picky. In cases like that, opt for a gift that everyone, picky or not, can enjoy: candles.

Soy Wax Candles for Your Private Label

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 7/21/2015 to Oils
candles diyWhether you meditate, like the look or appreciate the smell, candles have become popular additions to the home and spa. They make great gifts, brighten up a room, and can set the mood for a relaxing night at home. What you may not know is that, aside from the different fragrances used, not all candles are created the same. The type of wax used to make the candle has a great impact on the overall quality and safety of the candle, and that’s why we make sure to use the best, non-toxic, clean burning and biodegradable wax available.

Revitalize Your Life and Line With Grapefruit Essential Oil

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/18/2014 to Private Label Skin Care

GrapefruitWhether you’re feeling emotionally down, need an energetic pick-me-up, or are seeking balance in a whirlwind of emotional chaos, bright and fresh grapefruit essential oil brings the proverbial sunshine back into your life and into your private label. The more you use it, the more this familiar fruit will solidify itself as a staple in your at-home creations and private label skin care formulations. A powerful antibacterial and disinfectant, as well as an effective cellulite treatment and aroma therapeutic aid, grapefruit is always there when you need it.

Amber Essential Oil: Ancient Meditation Ally

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/1/2014 to Private Label Skin Care

AmberHumans have been exploring the possibilities of the mind and psyche for thousands of years and one of their favorite methods for doing so has been meditation. Though one can easily practice meditation alone, there are some beautiful essential oils that are well known for aiding in this process. One of the most ancient, unique and mysterious of these is amber essential oil. This deep, sweet and slightly heady tree resin distillate brings the perfect amount of depth to your private label skin care formulas and aromatherapy blends.

How to Use Essential Oils

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 2/24/2014 to Skin Care

Aromatherapy with Essential OilsThe thousands of uses of Essential Oils is nothing less than extraordinary! From zapping the flu virus to erasing wrinkles, Essential Oils take care of almost everything!  When you see the gamut of how Essential Oils can be used, it can feel  overwhelming.  How do you keep all the applications straight?

Fiery Fragrances for Fall: Diffusing Essential Oils

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/22/2013 to Oils
Let’s get into it: it’s sensational what diffusing essential oils in your home can do for your mind and mood.  Saturating scents around your home is a great way to pick yourself up when you’re feeling out of it! Almost any and all essential oils will provide unparalleled benefits when diffused in the air, but we want to focus on those scents that make you feel like you’ve gotten big hug: Fall Scents. The fun thing about diffusing these special Fall Scents is that they not only smell phenomenal, they provide you with health benefits as well!

Melissa Essential Oil

Posted by Julia Sanders on 8/19/2013 to Skin Care

Melissa Essential Oil, also known as Lemon Balm, is an oil derived from a plant native to center-southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. Melissa plant extracts have been used for their medicinal properties for ages. Melissa Essential Oil is particularly famous for its soothing qualities, memory boosting properties, and anti-depressant powers. It is used to treat anxiety, depression, hypertension, insomnia, migraines, menstrual cramping, PMS, indigestion, nausea, asthma, bronchitis, coughing, insect repellent, eczema, and also for adding flavor and fragrance. No wonder it was decreed the “Common Oil” and “Sweet Oil,” eh?

DIY: Natural Insect Repellent

Posted by Julia Sanders on 7/8/2013 to Skin Care
I think we can all agree that outdoor fun is the best part of Summer. But whether or not you are chilling on your porch, in the woods, or by a lake there always seems to be pesky insects waiting to attack! And as annoying as those buzz-killing creatures can be, covering yourself from head to toe in chemicals to ward them off can be just as vexing. Here are some natural, do it yourself solutions so you can enjoy the outdoors without worrying about bugs!

Chakra Clearing with Meditation and Essential Oils

Posted by Julia Sanders on 6/5/2013 to Health
meditation“Chakra” is an ancient Sanskrit word that means wheel, circle, or vortex. It is also an ancient term used to denote yantras and different nerve plexus in the body. In Hindu and Buddhist metaphysical tradition and other ancient and New Age belief systems, the term “chakras” combines these meanings to refer to the spinning, circular energy centers that correspond to vital points in the physical body. These chakras receive, express, and distribute prāṇa, or life force energy, influencing and reflecting a person’s mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Healthy chakras are referred to as “clear” and “balanced” while unhealthy chakras are “blocked” and “out of balance.”

Helichrysum Essential Oil

Posted by Rain Shadow Labs on 2/16/2013 to Oils

Helichrysum or immortelle essential oil is a very precious and expensive oil with truly remarkable benefits. The scientific name for this plant is Helichrysum italicum and it is found in the Mediterranean. The plant grows mainly in sandy, rocky soil. The oil and plant are also known as everlasting and immortelle.

Thyme Essential Oil

Posted by Rain Shadow Labs on 2/11/2013 to Health

Thyme essential oils have been used since the time of the Romans. This particular essential oil comes in two different forms: red thyme oil and white thyme oil. The anti-microbial properties of the naturally occurring phenols of the thyme oils make them excellent candidates for topical application in personal care products.

Aromatherapy for the Holidays

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/12/2012 to Aromatherapy

The holidays are a sensory extravaganza with all the beautiful things to see, taste, and smell. Using natural essential oils is a great way to bring the scents of the holidays into your home. Using essential oils in place of their synthetic counterparts brings added benefits that go beyond their delicious scents. In addition to smelling great, many essential oils have antibacterial/antiviral properties that can help stop the spread of colds and flus.

Spicy scents like cinnamon and cloves are a favorite at Christmas time. Other popular spicy scents are peppermint, ginger, nutmeg and pine. These can be easily diffused throughout your home. There are many options available for diffusing essential oils, including using them in potpourri or sachets. Wickless candles or oil burners are inexpensive and are a great way to use essential oils for aromatherapy. You can also find easy instructions online to make your own.

Natural Air Fresheners

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 11/16/2012 to Oils
It's so nice to have a home that smells fresh and there are many products available to help you accomplish that. Unfortunately, many of the most popular products contain chemicals that can be harmful to your health and/or the environment. Using essential oils in place of these chemicals can eliminate their harmful effects and still leave your home smelling fresh and beautiful.

Another benefit of using essential oils to freshen your home is that they have additional benefits beyond smelling good. Below are some of the side benefits of the oils most commonly used as air fresheners.

Aromatherapy for Anxiety

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/22/2012 to Oils
anxietyAnxiety is a state of constant stress. It is a condition of hyper-arousal of the midbrain, the area that is responsible for survival and is the location of the fight-or-flight response. This part of the brain responds to the thoughts the individual has that make the person feel alarmed, threatened, or worried. It is a fear-based condition and is largely the result of negative thinking.

Aromatherapy for Sadness

Posted by Gravitate Master on 8/16/2012 to Oils
Sadness is a common plight of the human condition. When something goes wrong, it inevitably triggers emotion. The loss of a job, the death of a loved one, when a dream is lost, or a hope is crumbled, sadness is something we all have to go through.

Whether it is simple sadness over a smaller trouble, or the heart wrenching grief we experience with a death or divorce, sadness can be soothed to some degree with the use of aromatherapy. The brain has a direct link from the olfactory receptors in the nose to a center of the brain responsible for survival and strong emotions. Therefore, using scent for therapy is a highly effective means of turning negativity around. Consider using aromatherapy to help cope in hard times and the sadness may pass sooner and with fewer ill effects that suffering through it unaided.

Aromatherapy vs. Over the Counter Treatments

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 8/14/2012 to Oils
aromatherapyWe've all taken Tylenol for headaches and Advil for sore muscles, but we've also heard about how hard these medications can be on the liver, kidneys, and stomach lining. And what about flu and cough remedies? Are all of these chemicals good for the body? Many people choose not to use them due to the potential side effects and suffer through the symptoms instead.

Ease a Cough with Essential Oils

Posted by Gravitate Master on 7/11/2012 to Oils
sick_womanEssential oils have been used for centuries as medical remedies. They can be useful for many ailments, including coughs. To treat a cough a person allows the essential oil vapors to enter their airways and help combat the symptoms or sources of the cough.

What is Aromatherapy?

Posted by kevin1234 on 9/29/2011 to Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine. It uses volatile plant materials known as essential oils, and other aromatic compounds to help alter someones mood, thinking or health. While evidence for the efficacy of aromatherapy in treating medical conditions is not well established, there is some evidence supporting the therapeutic potential. The term aromatherapy was first used in 1937 in a French book on the subject.

The use of essential oils for healing purposes has been around for a very long time. Aromatherapy uses essential oils to treat or prevent disease. It is also used for anxiety reduction, short term memory improvement, relaxation, enhancing energy, preventing hair loss, and reducing eczema-induced itching.

Aromatherapy can affect the brain and limbic system through the olfactory system. Another affect is caused by the direct pharmacological effects of the essential oils. Aromatherapy doesnt heal, but allows the body to find a natural way to cure itself while helping improve immune responses.

Some popular uses of aromatherapy include using lemon oil as an anti-depressant. Lemon oil can help enhance ones mood and aid relaxation. Peppermint oil can deter ants when you apply a few drops on their trail. Lavender and tea tree oil are often used as antiseptics, and can be found in lotions or soaps.

Lavender oil is used to help heal wounds and burns. Essential oils have also been found effective when used in dental mouthwash. Essential oils are very concentrated and can irritate the skin, so they are usually used in a carrier oil before topical application.

Men Can Enjoy Aromatherapy Too!

Posted by kevin on 6/18/2011 to Aromatherapy

Quality Over Quantity Is The Best Motto When Using Essential Oil

Posted by Gravitate Master on 10/27/2010 to Aromatherapy
Essential oils are not only used for aromatherapy purposes. They have a lot of uses, both for their direct appliance, as well as for their fragrance and medicinal purposes. They can also be used in natural medicines, bath and beauty products, and candles.

Aromatherapy Practices that Men Use in Their Day-To-Day Lives

Posted by Gravitate Master on 10/26/2010 to Aromatherapy
Massage Massages are also a form of aromatherapy. Massage oil can be rubbed on your body to ease muscle tension and relax the mind. Essential oils that are natural aphrodisiacs can be massaged on the body to naturally boost intimacy as well.

The Great Ways Aromatherapy Can Improve Your Life

Posted by Gravitate Master on 10/26/2010 to Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy has consistently proven the power that a scent can have on a persons mind and body. Aromatic essential oils can be very beneficial to bringing about peaceful feelings and thoughts. This is a wonderful way to balance out chaotic schedules and stressful situations.