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DIY: Calendula Healing Ointment

This easy healing ointment requires only 3 ingredients  and you can customize the essential oils to suit your needs. Calendula Infused Oil makes an excellent healing base for your preparation. It is an infused or macerated herbal oil that is widely known for its healing properties for slow healing wounds, bed sores, cuts and burns. It is astringent and has [...]

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HOW DO YOU CHOOSE A CARRIER OIL? Part II: Properties, Uses & Shelf Life

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE A CARRIER OIL?  Part II: Properties, Uses & Shelf Life Essential Oils are extremely concentrated and should always be diluted prior to use on the skin. This is commonly done by diluting them in a carrier oil (base oil). These oils are usually created from cold-pressing vegetable matter, seeds or nuts. Cold-pressing involves temperatures of 60C and [...]

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​DIY: Easy-Peasy Bath Salts

RDA's EASY-PEASY BATH SALT RECIPE INGREDIENTS 1 ½ C Bath Salt 1 Tbsp. Carrier Oil 15-20 drops Essential Oil 2 Tbsp. Dried Lavender Flowers or Rose Buds *Optional METHOD Place a small amount of salt into a bowl (approximately 2 Tbsp.) and add the carrier oil - we used jojoba as it has a very long shelf life – and essential oil. Mix well, once oil [...]

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THE HEALING PROPERTIES OF SHEA BUTTER African healers have used Shea Butter for thousands of years as the ideal treatment for dry or ageing skin. Its high content of non-saponifiables and unique fatty acid profile gives Shea Butter the ability to moisturize and retain the elasticity of the skin. Shea Butter also helps to protect the skin against the damaging effects of the [...]

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                                 What would you do with unlimited access to all the amazing natural products and essential oils at Rae Dunphy Aromatics? Well, we're spilling the beans on our favourite tips and tricks! Here is the first instalment of the 'RDA Staff Secrets' Series. [...]

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Essential Oil Spotlight: Poplar Bud

                                      The Balsam Poplar tree grows throughout the boreal forest and is found in abundance here is Alberta along riverbanks and on abandoned farmland. The resin produced by the Poplar for protection in winter, loaded with an abundance [...]

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Aromatherapy Basics: Diffusing at Home

Diffusing essential oils is a wonderful way to fragrance a room, but more importantly, it is an easy way to experience the excellent health benefits these gifts from nature have to offer! Ylang Ylang, for instance, is not just an alluring and exotic scent, it helps to ease anxiety, depression and dissipates panic and fear. Thyme and Rosemary [...]

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Heart's Embrace – In Honour of Rae

Rae embodied uncompromising love, generosity and grace and is missed by everyone fortunate enough to have crossed paths with her. She inspired all those around her to follow their authentic passions and to do so with love, grace and gratitude. Her understanding of the natural world, plant medicines, essential oils, inspirational books, healing methods and [...]

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DIY: Natural Cleaning Products – Getting Started!

Essential Oils aren’t just added to cleaners for their fragrance - ALL essential oils have antimicrobial properties! Citrus oils like lemon and orange are antibacterial as well as powerful de-greasers.BASIC NATURAL CLEANING TOOL KITThere are many different natural products you can use to make home cleaners, but how do you choose? Here we’ve put together [...]

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