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What is a Hydrosol?

What is a Hydrosol? A by-product or co-product obtained from the distillation of essential oils or other plant material.  Also called Hydrolats and Floral Water, however only water obtained via distillation should be referred to as a hydrosol or hydrolat.   If an essential oil has been distilled then a hydrosol potentially exists.  However, only a […]

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Essential Oils for Repelling Snakes

Essential oils have long been used as natural pest control for flying and crawling bugs, but what about more scary bigger creepy crawly reptilians such as snakes?  Here in Canada we only have a few venomous snakes such as the Massasauga Rattlesnake (Georgian Bay region of Ontario), Prairie Rattlesnake (Saskatchewan, Alberta), Western Rattlesnake & Desert […]

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What to Do with Old or Expired Essential Oils?

As a quick reference… What you shouldn’t do: Do NOT throw them away! Do NOT use them in clinical/therapeutic uses, especially on the skin   What you can do: Add to laundry soap or cleaning supplies Works as a great degreaser for extra cleaning power Outdoor bug/pest repellency Weed control/gardening For more details and how […]

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7 Essentials

7 Essential Oils for Love and Romance

Essential oils and the plants from which they are obtained have throughout history shown to be multifaceted for use with many conditions emotional and physical. But what about their use for erogenous endeavours?  Following is my top seven essentials to create love potions plus a few honorable mentions. Bergamot – This is an obvious one […]

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7 Essentials of Mental Clarity

With the challenges of COVID, self-isolating, quarantine and staying inside, time has flown by and we’re all stuck in a mental fog. Life is starting to fall into our new normal: kids are going back to school, and people are heading back to work. Reality snaps you to FOCUS whether it’s school, a job or […]

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7 Great Tips to Bring the Great Outdoors In with Essential Oils

The time of the year in our part of the world where we sadly close the windows, pack away the shorts and turn to indoor activities has arrived.  Yes it’s Fall or Autumn.  As we begin to hunker down for the harsh winter that Canada delivers every year, it can be a shock to our […]

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Children & Essential Oils

The Seven Essentials: BABY CARE

Babies – they’re sweet, innocent with soft, supple skin and sensitive noses that are… vulnerable.  The first years are critical to develop healthy epidermis that provides warmth, protection and strong immunity.  We shield them from the sun, extreme cold, heat plus numerous pollutants, chemicals and toxins to ensure this happens gradually. Everyone aspires to have […]

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More Proof to NOT Ingest Essential Oils – Especially With Children!

I received a message from a former student advising me that she was on the phone with someone with a crying baby. She asked why the baby was crying, and they indicated that they were trying to put pure frankincense drops in the baby’s mouth and did not like the taste, hence the upset. I […]

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Pure Lemon Oil Applied to Apples for Children at School? Please Stop!

A  concerned customer sent me an email indicating that a few people at the school which her grandson attends, are taking it upon themselves to put pure lemon essential (essence) oil on sliced apples which they are serving to the children in the cafeteria.  This is a school fostering kindergarten to grade 7. The lemon […]

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Nascent Myth Busters

Ingesting Essential Oils: Nascent Myth Busters

Hi all, it’s Sebastian here again. I’ve been itching to bust some myths about ingesting essential oils. We get asked almost daily about this when we have the storefront open. Whether it be cooking with essential oils, taking a couple drops internally, or adding it to your water, people seem to really want to ingest […]

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No, Hand Sanitizer Won’t Set Your Car on Fire: Nascent Myth Busters

This image has been circulating social media for the past few weeks with warnings about hand sanitizer and cars, and has now made its way to radio and tv. The information being shared is incorrect, and we want to set the record straight. Myth: The image being circulated is from a car fire involving hand […]

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Nascent Myth Busters: Hand Sanitizer

Hi all, it’s Sebastian here! I was researching different hand sanitizer recipes to show Sandy and I found a common theme of terrible ideas. Some of these myths are coming from major news organizations! From trusted brands and companies! From pinterest bloggers- the most sacred institution! I’m here to bust these myths before they go […]

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Sandy's Retales

Sandy’s Inaugural Retales Blog

  So, it’s been just over a year since we opened our store, that’s “brick and mortar” to all you young’uns.  It’s been an interesting journey and one I’m now happy to have taken.  You see, it wasn’t my intention to do “retail”.  Any one who really knows me well, kind of giggled at the […]

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Dear Expert Essential Oil Distributor

Dear Expert Essential Oil Distributor  Thank you for visiting my store today.  It was very enlightening. So much so, that I want to share it with everyone.  You announced that you were an expert authority on essential oils and a distributor for a company for, oh, about two years. That you had only used their […]

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