Chemistry & Essential Oils

Chemistry is the science behind Essential Oils. Each essential oil has a latin name and has significant chemical differences from each other. For example, Spike Lavender (latin name Lavandula Latifolia) is DIFFERENT from Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). They both contain Linalol, which is anti-infectious and an immune stimulant, BUT Spike Lavender also contains Camphor (which should be avoided during pregnancy) and 1,8 Cineole (which should not be used with kids under 10 years old). Be sure to research your essential oil! You can find the Latin name of the essential oil on your bottle. I make sure I use Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) in my homemade lotion. Read more at http://aromahead.com/ and http://www.aromaticsinternational.com/products/camphoraceous/spike-lavender.

Healthy Honeybee

Buzz Buzz Buzz. I’ve always felt like a little bee buzzing around searching, learning, and striving to have a healthier home, healthier kids, healthier meals, healthier habits, and a gracious thankful attitude about everything. My name is Andrea and I am truly a “Healthy Honeybee”. I am a happy busy mom of three and I adore my family. I love to cook, clean, and always try to find more time to sit on the floor and “play” with the kids which really means jump on mommy time. Hubby’s job keeps us moving and starting over every 2-3 years which keeps my inner travel bug alive and my active planner mind always churning. On my webpage and blog, I hope you will buzz along with me learning and striving for having a healthier home and a healthier life. I will share tips, stories, and lots of research about my favorite food recipes, homemade personal care and cleaning products, exercise, essential oils, and more. I hope that you learn, laugh, and find easy solutions to make your life healthier.