What Makes the Smoky Mountains Smoky Blue?

The trees, which are mainly conifers, emit hydrocarbons (terpenes) in form of essential oils and these oils when released are suspended in the atmosphere by water vapor. When light pass through this moisture, the shorter light rays are bent (refracted) towards the end of the spectrum giving rise to a bluish tint to the vapor and the resulting magnificent haze with a blue smoky tinge that shrouds the mountains.

Carrier Oil Shelf Life

Is it time to go through your old carrier oils and see if any need throwing out? Some don’t last forever – in fact, most carrier oil has a shelf life. Here is a quick guide to shelf life. A carrier oils’ shelf life, which is the length of time before a particular oil begins…

Essential Oils – Soap Recipes For Natural Clean

Soap making is much easier than most people think. The best reason for using homemade soap is because of the natural ingredients used. Natural soap with healing essential oils is much gentler than most commercial products. There are lots of soap making books out there. I avoided making soap for years because I had the…