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Essential Oils, Handcrafted and Vintage Jewelry, and Other Spoils

Happy Two-Year Anniversary to Oils & Spoils

Last week marked two years for Oils & Spoils, the blog. All thanks to readers like you, this labor of love has been a learning experience topped with much joy. The words from Pulling Out The Negativity on August 5,... Continue Reading →

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Can I Get Your Monograph? Certifiable 4

I'm currently studying the monographs of 24 essential oils, as I work through Foundations of Aromatherapy, one of two courses needed for aromatherapy certification through The School for Aromatic Studies. In general, a monograph is a written account of single... Continue Reading →

Magnolia and Vine is Blooming

Magnolia and Vine is blooming. The company had its annual convention, Bloom, last week and let the flap out of the bag. Literally. Magnolia and Vine's new Versa line features interchangeable handbags. Versa is a nice compliment to Magnolia and... Continue Reading →

Herb Your Enthusiasm 3: Preservation

It's been 3 months since I planted my first herb garden, which includes Lemongrass, Basil, Peppermint, Lavender, Rosemary and Oregano. No one is more surprised than me that the herbs are alive, growing and thriving - disproving my notions that... Continue Reading →

More Peppermint, Please

It was the first day of July and not 1,000 degrees outside as it normally is in Middle Tennessee, but rather windy with storms threatening. However, I felt like it was 1,000 degrees. I had set the thermostat as low... Continue Reading →

YLEO’s New Products Are Grand

Nearly 30,000 members attended last week's Young Living Essential Oils International Grand Convention, during which over 50 new products were launched. In addition to several over-the-counter (OTC) products, makeup and baby care lines made their debut. All products contain ingredients... Continue Reading →

Debunking and Testing: Certifiable 3

How many lemons are in a 15 ml bottle of lemon essential oil? Do essential oils expire? How do you test the purity of essential oils? The answers to these questions are just a few of the things I've learned,... Continue Reading →

Herb Your Enthusiasm 2: Determined

I was so proud of myself for finally getting my herb garden started. The next night, a torrential downpour washed my pride away. I was more than a little peeved, wanting to shake my fist at the sky and questioning... Continue Reading →

4 Bottles of Oils on the Wall

  Welcome to the 22nd and last installment of 99 Bottles of Oils on the Wall! This series began a year ago, with each installment featuring information on 5 or less Young Living Essential Oils singles and blends from my... Continue Reading →

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