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How to clean your mattress naturally

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If you're not following The Olfactory Shop on Instagram, you're missing out on some awesome Tip Tuesday posts. Including this one which teaches you an easy and super effective way to clean your mattress! After researching natural ways to clear out dust mites and decrease dust allergies, I stumbled on this science, on essential oils and their ability to terminate dust mites. The study found that clove and rosemary specifically are powerful dust mite cleaners. So I tried out a few methods of cleaning the mattress up and this is what I found to work the best while being easy enough...

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Clearing negative energy without smoke

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A lot of people are looking for ways to clear spaces and negative energy without smoke. While smudging sage can be super enjoyable and cleansing for a lot of people, the smoke involved is not always appropriate. Ever tried smudging sage at your office? Maybe not the best idea.  So what can you do if you're looking for an energy cleansing ritual that you can do absolutely anywhere? How about trying a custom blended spray?  I've made this blend for a number of customers who are looking to clear the energy at work, in the baby nursery or anywhere in...

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Inspiration from Japan

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In the name of buying slow, sparking joy and creating your best life, I wanted to start sharing more about my process. How I design products and scent profiles, what my work space looks like, how I make the goodies and what inspires me. It's hard for me to do as I typically share myself with my close friends and family and am more reserved with the rest of the world, but I realise that you want to know the how and why behind what you buy and I am happy to provide that for you.  To get started, I...

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The best containers for essential oils (and why it matters!)

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I was at a friend's house and got to chatting about some face oils she had purchased but only a few months later were smelling very off. As soon as she brought the bottles out, I could tell why. They were packaged in clear glass and she has a big, beautiful window in her washroom.  I thought it might be helpful to share some science behind the packaging for oils so you know how to buy them! You might notice, all of my products are in amber glass. While I do love the look, it's for more than just aesthetics. Oils...

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Can essential oils relieve migraines?

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Where I live, in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, there are a lot of migraine sufferers. With the nearly constant pressure changes and high altitude, it's the perfect environment for a number of ailments.  Migraines and headaches are the most common symptoms I am asked about. And if you've been around my blog at all for a while, you know that I don't like to claim any essential oil as a true cure for any symptom. a) because there usually isn't science or trials done to substantiate the claims and b) even in science, nothing is 100% effective for everyone - so...

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