Oils & Spoils

Essential Oils, Handcrafted and Vintage Jewelry, and Other Spoils


The School for Aromatic Studies

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 →

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 →


So, I'm getting certified, which may come as a surprise to those who thought I already was. No, not in that way. Yes, as in certified aromatherapist. And I couldn't be more excited to share the 411¬†with you. Disclosures and... Continue Reading →

Buyer Beware 2: That Smell

Yet another big box retailer has jumped on the essential oils bandwagon, and who can blame them? Essential oils, while around for thousands of years, have¬†become a billion-dollar industry over the past several years, thanks to the rise in disposable... Continue Reading →

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