HFE Magazine

October 22, 2018

New Garden of Life Essential Oils are Organic and Pure

Filed under: Health Food Emporium,Recipes — Tags: — Gail @ 12:13 pm


In order for Garden of Life to offer a line of essential oils, we needed to go the extra mile to ensure that we provided oils that are both Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified. These third-party certifications aren’t easy to achieve, but well worth the effort to ensure that our essential oils are clean and without added carrier oils or synthetic ingredients.

Responsible Sourcing

Building a solid supply chain starts with sourcing the highest quality raw materials from native organic farmers that understand the dynamics of seeds, soil and conditions. For over 168 years, our sourcing partner’s primary goals have been to provide pure botanicals while:

  • PRESERVING OUR RESOURCES—water, energy, raw materials
  • REDUCING OUR WASTE—industrial waste, packaging and

    other consumables

  • PROMOTING AND ENHANCING LOCAL LIFE

100% Pure Extraction Methods

The key to capturing the aromatic essence and therapeutic benefits of essential oils lies in our pristine extraction process. Our unique organic extraction processes provide the assurance that our oils are of the highest quality, purity and efficacy. All of our oils (except for the citrus botanicals) are carefully made using a unique steam distillation while our citrus oils are created using the
rind in our cold-pressed expression method. There are absolutely no chemical solvents in our 100% Organic and Pure Essential Oils. To guarantee the highest level of quality, we ensure each batch of our oils is subjected to rigorous testing to ensure standards are met for authenticity, purity, potency and efficacy.

Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia

Attributes: Calming, balancing, soothing, gently clarifying, relaxing Use: Add a few drops to coconut oil and apply to skin or to your favorite soap, shampoo or bath salt. Add 5-to-7 drops to diffuser or combine with water in a spray bottle for room, closets, linens, etc.

Frankincense
Boswellia carterii
Attributes: Calming, uplifting, soothing
Use: Add a few drops to moisturizer or to a diffuser for a soothing effect.

Geranium
Pelargonium graveolens
Attributes: Calming , aromatic, floral, meditative
Use: Add a few drops to your favorite moisturizer or add 8-to-10 drops to a diffuser. May combine with Organic Lavender Oil for an additional calming effect.

Lemon
Citrus limonum
Attributes: Joyful, aromatic, calming, refreshing
Use: Add a few drops to your favorite soap, shampoo, bath product or home cleaning solution. Add 10 drops to a diffuser for a refreshing boost. May combine with Organic Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Sweet Orange or Tea Tree Oils.

Sweet Orange
Citrus aurantium dulcis
Attributes: Joyful, calming, balancing, uplifting
Use: Add a few drops to your favorite soap, shampoo, bath product or home cleaning solution. Add 10 drops to a diffuser for a joyful effect. May combine with Organic Rosemary Oil for winter celebrations.

Lemongrass
Cymbopogon flexuosus
Attributes: Cleansing, sedative, calming, relaxing
Use: Add a few drops to your favorite bath product or home cleaning solution. Add 10 drops to a diffuser for a purifying effect. May combine with water in a spray bottle for room, closets, linens, etc.

Tea Tree
Melaleuca alternifolia
Attributes: Cleansing, refreshing, purifying
Use: Add a few drops to organic witch hazel or creams and apply to skin or to shampoo for scalp treatments, or to white vinegar when cleaning. Add 5-to-7 drops to diffuser, or dilute into a spray for linens, closets and rooms with tough odors.

Peppermint
Mentha piperita
Attributes: Energizing, refreshing, uplifting, invigorating Use: Add to coconut oil before applying directly to skin. May add 1 drop to your favorite soap, shampoo or bath salt. Add 10 drops to diffuser for an energizing boost. May combine with Organic Rosemary and Lavender Oils.

Rosemary
Rosmarinus officinalis
Attributes: Energizing, stimulating, refreshing, clarifying
Use: Add a few drops to coconut oil and apply to skin or to your favorite soap, shampoo or bath salt. Add 5-to-7 drops to a diffuser for a stimulating effect. May combine with Organic Lemon Oil.

Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus globulus
Attributes: Focused, stimulating, invigorating, refreshing
Use: Add a few drops to your favorite face cream or coconut oil and apply to chest or sore muscles. May be used in a steam bath. Add 10 drops to a diffuser—may be combined with Organic Lemon Oil for a refreshing boost.

4 Fall Essential Oil Recipes
to Clear the Mind, Breathe Easier & Feel Prepared for Seasonal Changes

FromAmy Galper, B.A., M.A., Certified Aromatherapist, Co-Founder of the New York Institute of Aromatherapy

Fall brings change. The weather shifts, school starts and we turn the clocks back an hour. And with this transition, we can sometimes feel out of sync. A great way to get back into balance is to incorporate essential oils into your daily regimen and practice. And if you’ve never thought about using and experiencing them, fall is the perfect time to start.

We thought we’d share a few recipes that can help you feel healthier, happier, calmer and clearer. We have an easy hand cleaner gel to prepare for back-to-school and cold and flu season, keeping us protected and fortified; a fun chest salve to help ease congestion from fall allergies; a soothing bedtime massage oil to help ease out the kinks from time adjustment changes; and lastly, a beautifully aromatic roll-on to help keep our mind clear when the shorter fall days become too demanding.

Essential oils have this remarkable ability to affect the body and the mind simultaneously. Their therapeutic constituents make contact with our bloodstream via topical application or by using a nebulizing diffuser. To affect physiological change, their aromatic molecules (how they smell) connect with our olfactory nerves cells hidden in the back of our sinuses. This triggers a neurological signal that affects hormone production, which in
turn manifests in our behavior, habits and emotions. It’s this uniquely holistic double and simultaneous delivery that can make the experience of using essential oils so powerful.

Garden of Life’s 100% Pure & Organic Essential Oils

100% Pure and Organic Essential Oils are highly potent and concentrated aromatic substances that are extracted through two organic processes: steam distillation and cold expression. Steam distillation uses steam to release the aromatic molecules from plant parts that include wood, leaves, flowers, seeds, and resins, while cold expression uses high-pressured squeezing to release the aromatic oils from citrus fruit peels. Both process require great quantities of plant material and yield highly aromatic extracts that reveal what we recognize as the “essence” of the plant.

These beautifully smelling oils have been incorporated into plant-based healing practices and methodologies for thousands of years, and the experience of using them has been shared, written about and codified in many early religious and medical texts.

Keep the Peace Roll-on for Fall Transitions

BLENDING TOOLS:
1 small glass or stainless steel measuring cup with spout
1 10ml glass roller bottle
1 teaspoon measuring spoon

PREPARATION:
1. Pour 2 Tablespoons of carrier oil into measuring cup with spout.
2. Add all essential oils.
3. Using stirrer, or spoon, mix until carrier oil and essential oils are well blended.
4.Pour into 1-oz bottle, cap and label.

14 drops of Lavender essential oil
8 drops of Frankincense essential oil
6 drops of Geranium essential oil
2 teaspoons of any carrier oil of your choice—Olive oil, Sunflower, Jojoba, Almond, etc.

Fall Time Clear Breathing Salve

BLENDING TOOLS:
1 two-ounce glass jar, or aluminum salve tin
1 small sauce pot
1 heatproof glass measuring cup with spout
1 small glass or metal stirrer (or small metal spoon or fork to stir with)
1 kitchen scale

PREPARATION:
1. Measure out 1⁄4 ounce of beeswax pastilles/granules on kitchen scale.
2. Fill up small sauce pot 1⁄3 with tap water and bring to a gentle boil, then turn down to lowest setting.
3. Pour beeswax into heatproof glass measuring cup with spout, and
place the measuring cup in warming water bath, slowly and gently melting the beeswax.
4. Once all of the beeswax has melted, slowly pour in the 1⁄4 cup of sunflower oil and gently stir, making sure the
beeswax re-melts and both ingredients are well incorporated.
5. Remove the glass measuring cup from the hot water bath and wipe down the outside of the glass pitcher so it is very dry on the outside of the cup.
6. Add in all essential oils and gently stir. 7. Carefully pour into salve jars or tins.
8. Cap immediately and let cool on kitchen counter. It can take up to 8 hours to set.

1⁄4 ounce of beeswax granules and/or pellets
1⁄4 cup of sunflower oil
15 drops of Rosemary essential oil
5 drops of Peppermint essential oil
5 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil

Sleep Deeper Massage Oil

BLENDING TOOLS: 1 one-ounce glass bottle
1 small glass or stainless steel measuring cup with spout
1 small glass or metal stirrer
(or small metal spoon or fork to stir with)
1 Tablespoon measuring spoon

PREPARATION:
1. Pour 2 teaspoons of carrier oil into measuring cup with spout.
2. Add all essential oils.
3. Using stirrer, or spoon, mix until carrier oil and essential oils until well blended.
4. Pour into roller bottle, cap and label.

14 drops of Lavender essential oil
8 drops of Frankincense essential oil
6 drops of
Geranium essential oil

2 Tablespoons of any carrier oil of your choice—Olive oil, Sunflower, Jojoba, Almond, etc.

Opinions expressed on this blog are those of the writer and have not been reviewed by the FDA, CDC or other 'medical authorities'. Therefore, any products discussed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, but rather are dietary supplements intended solely for nutritional use.

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