Author Archives: Cynthia

5 Surprising Uses for Soap

Here at Orchard Valley Soap and Essential Oils, we think a lot about the uses for our products. In our experimentation, we have found 5 creative uses for our soap! Gardening: Scrape your fingernails across a bar of soap before … Continue reading

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Top 10 Uses for Tea Tree Oil

In 1930, Mr. EM Humphrey found that Tea Tree leaves contained an essential oil which showed antiseptic and bacterial properties 13 times stronger than carbolic acid: the accepted standard of the time. Dr. Humphrey identified Tea Tree oil’s disinfectant action … Continue reading

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Hello Baby! Aromatherapy for Your Wee One.

Long before the big “birth day”, a baby’s olfactory nerves are formed and receptors in their brain they are able to interpret different smells! At approximately 13 weeks of a pregnancy, babies can actually smell a number of things. At … Continue reading

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Thieves Oil Recipe

This is a very, very old recipe used to ward off sickness and plague. The story behind the oil recipe is: Four men in the early 1400’s were caught in the act of robbing the homes and graves of plague … Continue reading

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Holiday Smells for A Healthier Home

Clean the air, scent your home and keep the micro-bugs away! Use these warm indoor oils in a vaporizer, add them to boiling water to clean the air or make a spray by combining oil, witch hazel and distilled water! … Continue reading

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The Best Massage Oil for Cold and Flu Season!

Reduce aches and congestion by using this wonderful massage oil! Cold and Flu Season Super Massage Oil:  4 ounces of your favourite carrier oil (almond oil or grape seed are very nice) 20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil 20 drops … Continue reading

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Super Fresh Mouthwash!

Mix up a batch of super fresh mouthwash in a jar! 1 cup of water 2 Teaspoons Aloe Vera juice 6 drops peppermint essential oil two drops aniseed essential oil Mix and store in a covered container. Shake before using and … Continue reading

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Fall, Spring or Anytime Cleaning Recipes!

All purpose cleaner for anywhere disinfection! Boil 3 cups of water Add 2 teaspoons of borax and ½ cup white vinegar. Mix and allow to cool. Pour into a spray bottle. Add ½ teaspoon (or 30 drops) of your favorite clean … Continue reading

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Mix for Focus and Balance

An essential oil mix to help improve your memory, your emotional balance and your ability to focus: 2 drops Orange 1 drop Rosemary 1 drop Peppermint This excellent blend that can be used in a room spray, a diffuser or mixed and … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Aromatherapy Salts

Salt bowls are a really easy way to receive the benefits of Aromatherapy throughout your home. Salts will retain scents for a considerable time and can also be refreshed whenever you wish! An easy aromatherapy recipe: 2 ounces (60 ml) of any … Continue reading

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