We believe that making early childhood education available to EVERYONE is fundamental to battling deeply entrenched economic and racial inequalities. Come by Saturday to support UPNOW2020 in getting universal preschool on the ballot in Multnomah County this November. If you can't make it please go to the website, print out a signature sheet, sign it and mail it in. Digital signatures are not allowed.
Stop by from noon-5pm. We will provide hand sanitizer. Please wear a mask. Thank you!
1407 SE Belmont St.
We stand in solidarity with protesters and are currently refraining from using social media for product or lifestyle posts. We are providing a list of links to organizations to donate to in support of the black community and protesters putting their lives on the line for social justice.
It's been a long time coming but our OLO incense have arrived from Japan! We've been working with our favorite Japanese incense maker to produce our Port Orford Cedar formula as a traditional stick incense. The result is everything we had hoped for, we hope you like it!
The balsam notes of sun warmed needles drift in the breeze under a canopy of Port Orford Cedar trees. The meditative scent wafts in tandem with a steady trickle of water flowing over pebbles in the nearby creek.
Notes: Port Orford Cedar, Vetiver, Frankincense
Each box of OLO Incense contains 24, 2.25" sticks in a glass vial with a corked top and a small burner.
We are happy to add our specialty line, SIELA! These perfumes have been available in our Portland store for the past year and after an overwhelmingly positive response we have made them available online.
OLO was started in 2009 by Heather Sielaff. Jonathan Sielaff joined the business full time in 2014. The name 'SIELA' is a play on our last name and represents the collaborative spirit behind the line. These perfumes are conceived and formulated by both of us and represent how our interpretations of scent coalesce.
What makes SIELA different from OLO?
Vibes. We wanted to make some perfumes in smaller batches and explore ideas and ingredients that might fit outside of OLO's aesthetic. These perfumes will not be distributed widely and may be a bit more limited edition. SIELA is just a chance for us to play.
They are formulated for oil rollerball and alcohol spray but only the oil rollerball versions are available online for now. Both are available at our shop in Portland.
Please enjoy 10% off purchase of SIELA perfumes now through January 18, 2019.
Discount code: SIELA
Over the last few weeks I've had a rather startling number of conversations with humans that use essential oils on their pets. They usually sell one of two major multi-level marketing essential oil brands and seem very reluctant to entertain the idea that what they are doing could be quite harmful to their pet. I consulted with my cousin, Morgan Matthews, DVM and ACVP candidate to gather information from reputable scientific sources. Below are some helpful facts about essential oils and their effects on animals. Please consult your veterinarian before giving your pet anything!
In humans, the majority of essential oils are safe, depending on dosage and route of administration. However, the same cannot be said for our household pets, especially cats.
 Cats have different metabolic pathways, in addition to lower body weights, than humans and dogs and are often more sensitive to certain compounds.
. The concentration of essential oils manufactured is variable and as a general rule, the more concentrated the oil, the greater the risk.
There are essential oils that are toxic to pets, regardless of the species. They include the following:
Tea tree oil (melaleuca oil)
Any essential oil can pose of risk of toxicity. Just like humans, our pets have different genetic make-ups and may have an adverse reaction to ANY essential oil. If your pet is exposed to an essential oil, regardless of route of administration, monitor your pet for the following signs: drooling/nausea and/or vomiting, depression, muscle tremors, ataxia/wobbliness, increased respiratory rate or difficulty breathing, and low body temperature.
There is not enough evidence to support the benefit of using essential oils in our household pets. Given the lack of proven benefit with the high risk of adverse effects, essential oils are often not recommended to use in pets.
If you plan to use essential oils on your dog, contact your veterinarian for safety guidelines.
General guidelines for essential oil use in household pets
“Essential oil and cats.” Kia Benson, DVM. Pet poison helpline.
“Concentrated tea tree oil toxicosis in dogs and cats: 443 cases.” Khan, S. A, et al. JAVMA Vol 244, p 95-99; Jan 1 2014
“Veterinary toxicology alert: Oils used in 'scent training' can harm dogs.” DVM 360 Magazine; March 17 2014.
This September Oregon Food Bank, together with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will mobilize across all 50 states in an effort to bring an end to hunger. Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of the fact that 42.2 million Americans, including 13 million children, are food insecure, according to the USDA.
OLO Fragrance will be donating 10% of all online and in store sales to Oregon Food Bank for Hunger Action Month the entire month of September 2018.
We went to LA a few weeks ago to escape the rain. It was cloudy the whole time we were there! Experiencing warmer temperatures after months of ice and snow was still well worth the trip. We visited Huntington Botanical Gardens for the first time and it was so beautiful. I could have easily spent the entire day wandering around the grounds. It's definitely worth touring if you get the chance.