Helping Cracked Heels With Essential Oils

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/28/2012 to Oils
Dry skin is a problem for many people during the winter as the cold weather and dry conditions take their toll on different parts of the skin, particularly on the heels of the feet. Besides being unsightly, dry, cracked heels can be very painful and can even lead to infection. Using essential oils to care for your feet can help the skin stay supple and healthy all winter long. There are many essential oils that can be applied directly to your feet to sooth and moisturize the skin.

Blue Tansy Essential Oil

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/26/2012 to Oils
Blue Tansy oil essential oil is a beautiful cobalt blue colored essential that is extracted from a weed indigenous to North Africa. It will capture you with its sweet, refreshing and soothing scent.

Pumpkin Seed Oil

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/24/2012 to Oils
Pumpkin seed oil has been recognized throughout history for its restorative properties and great taste. This essential oil is full of nutrients that are good for our bodies, both inside and out. It can be applied topically and absorbed into the skin or eaten to take advantage of its health benefits. With so many uses, pumpkin seed oil is really a must-have for anyone who uses essential oils as part of their personal care and grooming.

Cranberry Seed Oil

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/21/2012 to Oils
Cranberry a favorite holiday flavor, but this little berry is good for more than a Christmas pick-me-up. Cranberry seed essential oil is made by pressing cranberry seeds to extract a concentrated oil that is chock full of beauty benefits. This essential oil is enjoying increasing popularity in the health and beauty industry as its positive properties are brought to light.

Frankincense and Myrrh: Precious Gifts of Nature

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/19/2012 to Oils
The story of the birth of Christ is perhaps one of the most often retold, especially at Christmas time. We all recognize the age-old details of shepherds, wise men, and a lonely stable. The gifts of the Magi presented to the baby Jesus were the most valuable ones available at the time: frankincense, myrrh, and gold. Gold is something everyone is still familiar with today, but frankincense and myrrh are not in general use like they were back then.

Bath Time Essential Oils

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/17/2012 to Oils
A nice warm bath is the perfect way to wrap up a long winter's day. Adding essential oils to your bath can turn your tub into your own personal spa and help you melt away stress, reenergize your body, and relax before bedtime. Different water temperatures combined with different essential oils can help you achieve the desired effect for your warm wintertime bath.

Considerations for Creating a Partnership With a Skincare Manufacturer

Posted by Gravitate Master on 12/14/2012
Outsourcing your skincare manufacturing services requires a thorough examination of your business. Finding answers to the following questions (among others) will help you do it thoughtfully and intelligently. Here are seven questions that are worthy of investigation as you consider creating a strategic partnership with a private label skincare manufacturer.

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. 

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.

Essential Oils for What Ails You

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/10/2012 to Oils

Its officially winter, which means cold and flu season is in full swing. Almost everyone sees their fair share of illness at this time of year. Frequent hand washing, eating a balanced diet, and getting plenty of rest can help you avoid the worst of it, but it's good to have a back up plan in place, just in case you do catch a virus. Making essential oils part of your sick-day care routine can help you feel better, faster.

It's best to begin treating cold and flu symptoms as soon as they crop up. Waiting until you have a full-blown illness can make it harder to make headway against the virus. Most essential oils work by way of aromatherapy to help clear sinuses, settle an upset stomach, or give you some extra energy.

Winter Skin Care

Posted by RainShadow Labs on 12/6/2012 to Skin Care

Our skin faces a unique set of challenges in the winter. Running the heater, wearing heavier fabrics, and a lack of time in the sun can all contribute to winter skin problems. All of these problems can be addressed by using essential oils to care for your skin when the weather turns chilly.

If you find that your skin is dry and flaky in some spots but overly oily in others, you may want to consider using a balancing cream to bring it back into harmony. Creams containing geranium or lavender oil can have a balancing effect on the skin and help smooth out any minor problems.