Does Grapefruit Essential Oil & Medication Interactions

Certain types of medication are metabolized by the CYP3A4 enzyme. Grapefruit juice inhibits this enzyme, making the liver produce less of it, and interacts with certain medications. So grapefruit juice can make medication less effective, and doctors warn against consuming it while on certain medications. So what if you use grapefruit essential oil? Will it do the same thing?     First, No Grapefruit juice contains a constituent called dihydroxybergamottin,

Essential Oil Dilution

Essential Oil Dilution + Carrier Oils One of the questions I get asked a lot is whether or not diluting essential oils is mandatory. It can be tough to decipher the skin care information on the internet, so here’s a quick guide. First, No Contrary to the Internet, it’s not mandatory to dilute essential oils. I have used essential oils neat (straight on my skin without carrier oil) since day

Green Cleaning: Making The Switch

Green Cleaning: Making The Switch To A Cleaner House Cleaning our home with natural ingredients is no more difficult than cleaning our home with harsh chemicals. It’s easy to switch to green cleaning and it’s safer for our environment, our children, our pets, and our health. We don’t need bright blue cleaners or ones that melt our skin off! With all the science about harsh chemicals, what it does to

Essential Oil Fractional Distillation & Rectification

Fractional Distillation & Rectification Understanding how essential oils are distilled helps understand quality and why it’s important. Fractional distillation & rectification are common industry practices that you should be wary of and here’s why. What Is Fractional Distillation? Fractional distillation is the process of removing molecules from essential oils. This is done to make the essential oil have a more appealing smell. Fractional distillation is the process of pulling molecules

Spring Diffuser Blends

Spring Diffuser Blends Spring is the time of renewal and new beginnings. After a long winter inside, there’s nothing better than cleaning the house from top to bottom and opening all the windows. I like to air the place out, fill the air with clean fresh air, and purify afterwards with essential oils. Here are my favourite spring essential oil diffuser blends.     The Dangers of Fragrance Indoor air