Lemon Essential Oil


images (2) (4)Lemon Essential Oil has a myriad of uses:

When used on your skin it is a very effective natural astringent.  It can also be used to help diminish brown/age spots on your skin.

Want to curb your appetite?  Take a big sniff of Lemon Essential Oil.

Citrus smells help to lift your mood and to stimulate your brain.  It also helps with confusion and restlessness.

Lemon Essential Oil makes a great natural mouth wash.

Lemon Essential Oils is amazing for taking sticky residue off anything!  I had some old carpet tape on my laminate flooring and Lemon Oil worked better than anything else I tried.

Add Lemon Oil to your wash cycle for additional cleaning strength.  Also add it to your hand wash dishes and your dishwasher cycle.

Hello Baby! Aromatherapy for Your Wee One.

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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 birth, a baby’s their sense of smell is the most well developed of all their senses. A baby needs to be able to smell the important people who are there to offer them food, love and comfort. Babies are often only comforted when being held by their mothers. This is in part due to the wee ones’ well developed sense of smell.

Introducing smells when playing with your baby will stimulate their interest and engage the baby more deeply by adding an olfactory level to play.

Guidelines for using Aromatherapy with Babies:

  • Babies less than three months old should only use essential oils under the guidance of a qualified aromatherapist. To introduce aromatherapy to babies try placing 2 drops of essential oil on a cloth and keeping it nearby when the baby is being fed. This will cause an association to form between the smell and the comfort they feel at feeding time.  Our sense of smell can at times seems less important than our other senses. However, to a baby, how something smells is more important than sense of taste in choosing foods.
  • Do not apply essential oils directly on a baby’s skin; always dilute the oils with a carrier oil.Only very mild oils should be used on young children (Primarily Lavender and Chamomile)
  • Massage is a great way of communicating with your baby. Use about 5 drops of Essential Oil to one ounce of carrier oil.


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 of lavender essential oil

5 drops peppermint essential oil

Pour into a bottle (preferably dark coloured glass) mix well and massage  2 to 3 teaspoons on chest and back to relieve congestion and reduce the achy feeling that comes with colds and flu.

Mix for Focus and Balance

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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 placed in a salt bowl.

Make Your Own Aromatherapy Salts

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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 type of Salt, coarse, medium or fine.


September Aromatic Recipes

Welcome to beautiful, cool, ambitious September!

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Here are some recipes to help you through the “ back-to-school” and “gearing up at work” month. We recommend using 100% pure essential oils in each of the recipes! (more…)

Deter Head Lice and Other Critters with 100% Essential Oil

Sadly, back to school might have your children bringing home some hitchhikers in their scalp.

The following blend of 100% essential oils will rid them of these little critters.

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15 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil

20 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

10 drops Thyme Essential Oil

Mix with 3 ounces of grapeseed oil or a light olive oil and massage into your little one’s scalp.

Another critter-ridder: you can also make a spray from 2.5 ounces of distilled water and one half ounce of witch hazel (available at any drug store)

Massage Oil Recipes Using 100% Essential Oils

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The following recipes are combinations of 100% essential oils and are used to release soreness, aches and pains.

Combine with 1 tablespoon grape seed or any of your other favourite carrier oils.


5 drops eucalyptus essential oil + 5 drops pine essential oil

Stress Busting:

5 drops eucalyptus essential oil + 5 drops lavender essential oil

Massage the oil into your upper chest, neck and shoulders.

Breathe deeply.

Easy Aromatherapy Recipes to Energize or Relax

Working Women Everywhere!

Try one the following 100% essential oil mixes on a very warm facecloth and inhale deeply four times to energize or to relax!


Your Sense of Smell

Sniff, sniff, sniff. 

That is first thing that people do when they see a bottle of Orchard Valley Essential Oils or a bar of our soap. If you come to Kelowna’s Farmers Market, you will see a half a dozen or more people huddled around our booth, sniffing away to their heart’s delight.

Smell is the sense that is your most highly personal. The same scent will evoke very different reactions for you than for a friend. You can smell to relax, smell to uplift, smell to warm up, smell to cool down, smell to cure headaches, smell yourself right to another place and time.

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