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    What is Peru Balsam? (+ 3 DIY Recipes!)

    by Karen Williams on March 23, 2020

    How to Use Peru Balsam in Aromatherapy

    Peru Balsam is similar to a resin.

    It’s a thick, sticky plant substance, like sap or gum.

    And it has a gorgeous aroma! It’s full of components similar to what’s found in clove, cinnamon, and vanilla. The scent is light and delicious!

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    How to Use Myrrh Essential Oil: 3 Therapeutic Ways!

    by Andrea Butje on January 13, 2020

    I’d like to introduce you to a friend of mine.

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    Orange & Clove Resin Incense

    December 25, 2017

    Happy Holidays! I hope you have something beautiful planned to celebrate this season. Spend time with friends or family, or simply take some time for yourself to appreciate the beauty of life and reconnect with what is true for you. Aromatherapy is the perfect companion for times like this. It helps us stay connected with the moment and with ourselves—with the peaceful, uplifted parts of ourselves that we can sometimes forget amidst busy schedules. This recipe is for a loose incense that takes less than a minute to make, and fills your home with a resinous aroma with hints of citrus and spice. It looks beautiful displayed in a bowl, making it a perfect holiday decoration that also has a practical use. (Beautiful and practical—a great combination!) It also makes a wonderful gift. […]

    How Diffusing Resin Essential Oils Can Support Us

    October 31, 2016

    Essential oils distilled from resins have some very special qualities. Resins are produced by certain trees, such as Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) and Opopanax (Commiphora guidotti). Wounding the tree stimulates the production of resin to protect and seal the wound We can think of this as the tree drawing on deep inner resources to heal itself. It’s such a beautiful metaphor for the way resin essential oils can affect us!  […]

    Resins

    May 17, 2012

    The essential oils that are distilled from resins are extraordinary. I love them all, and use my favorite resins daily. Some of my favorite resins are Myrrh, Frankincense, Opopanax, and Copal. I love burning them, displaying them in small dishes, and using the essential oils derived from them. […]

    3 Ways to Resin Heaven

    December 06, 2011

    Making your own resin blends is easy--and they make great gifts! To make resin blends, simply mix the resins together in a bowl, sprinkle on your powders or dried herbs, add a few drops of essential oil, and mix. Let this sit for a day or two and you're ready to burn the resins. […]

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