If It Can Melt Styrofoam, Why Are You Drinking It?

Some time ago I joined a Facebook group for essential oil users. The first post I read talked about how citrus essential oils (lemon in particular) can actually melt Styrofoam. In another post, someone claimed that it’s perfectly safe to add a couple drops of lemon essential oil into a glass of drinking water because it “maintains optimal health,” or words to that effect. Yet another poster asked if she could get her child to consume Thieves® essential oil by putting it in ice cream. I resisted making a comment because I am only in that group to lurk, in other words, get fodder for stories about unsafe aromatherapy practices.

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Do You Even Essential Oils, Bro?

Today I’m going to introduce aromatherapy and essential oils to the uninitiated man, guy, bro, dude, hombre, etc. I know of a select few men in the world of essential oils, and those are Robert Tisserand, Kurt Schnaubelt, Dr. Rodney Young, and Dr. Rob Pappas.  Rene Maurice Gattefosse and Jean Valnet have long since passed away.

A goal for my business is increasing public awareness of safe aromatherapy practices. Since men tend to take more risks than women (hey, hold my beer and watch this!), I have a vested interest in educating guys about safe practices with essential oils, and providing them information on how they can incorporate aromatherapy into their lifestyles.

One concern guys may have about essential oils is ending up smelling like a bouquet of flowers. I hear ya, bro. In addition to providing safety information, I will recommend essential oils and blends that are more masculine in character.

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15 Things to Get You Started With Essential Oils

If you’re new to the world of aromatherapy, you’re probably overwhelmed by the amount of information available online. Not to mention the misinformation that’s out there. You might be on a limited budget and want to keep things simple.

No worries, in this article I will give you some guidance on purchasing a basic set of essential oils as well as what types of supplies to have on hand.

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A Story About Bob

Sometime in the summer of 2014, I was hosting a dinner party at my house. By the end of the evening, it was just my friends Patrick and Bob and myself remaining.

We were standing around my dining room table just shooting the breeze. Suddenly, Bob started having an asthma attack. I immediately knew what to do. I raced over to my refrigerator and pulled out a bottle of my Plant Therapy eucalyptus globulus essential oil.

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Average Joe – Now You Have No Excuses For Failing to Clean Your Place

Before I discovered aromatherapy, I had a hard time keeping my house clean and smelling fresh. Lingering odors and chemical-based synthetic cleaning products were all I had. Just imagine relying on bleach for cleaning. Bleach is toxic and just smells nasty. And you definitely don’t want to get it on your clothes. Windex and other commercially-sold cleaners are also pretty harsh.

In the fall of 2013, thanks to Facebook, I started learning about creating my own natural cleaning products in the privacy and comfort of my own home. Within a few months, I began collecting a staple of simple and natural ingredients that were inexpensive, yet highly effective for cleaning and freshening kitchens, bathrooms, etc.

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