Gretchen Reuter is the President of Essential Potions, her business dedicated to crafting and selling high-quality essential oils. Gretchen is a believer in the healing properties of essential oils after using them herself; she frequently recommends oils to friends, family, and peers. As a lover of nature, Gretchen finds beauty in the world around her.
Below are a few of the projects Gretchen Reuter has created based on content published on this site as well as on her other site, GretchenReuter.net
The romantic and emotive significance of flowers is fairly commonplace, but the bouquet you gift to a dear friend could hold more symbolism than you think. Learning about the different meanings each flower has historically held based on their type and even color could make your modern floral arrangements and gifted bouquets more interesting, fun, and meaningful!
The North American Native Plant Society (NANPS) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to conserving and restoring North American plant habitats as well as all their native flora. Their aim is to also educate people about the historical and modern day uses of these plants, from medicinal and nourishing to clothing and even shelter. Flora of North America (FNA) is an online/printable resource that keeps a database of all the 272 families of both indigenous and naturalized plants and trees currently in North America, as well as their uses and origins.
Winter brings with it cold, dry air and an increased risk of illness. Rather than down a bottle of cold medicine, you can use essential oils to help treat your symptoms and ensure you stay healthy this season.
There are a vast number of essential oils on the market today, but knowing which oil to choose can be difficult. Here are a few common, well-loved oils for your consideration.