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Quality of Essential Oils – How to Choose?

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years and may be something you enjoy in your home. However, your aromatherapy may actually be more harmful than helpful! Plants and essential oils have been used in health practices for thousands of years. The word Aromatherapy first appeared in the literature about 1937 by a French chemist, Gattefosse who claimed to effectively …

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Natures Spa – a celebration of natural beauty

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

To celebrate the Spring Solstice, we sponsored a Natures Spa Happy Hour at a downtown quaint restaurant, Pam’s Corner.  Healthy food was featured along with organic skin care products, vision painting and yoga stretching/meditation, and coming together after a long, long winter to share with each other! This was a great time to remind us of this Solstice as a time …

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Frequency of Life

In Aromatherapy, Healing Touch, Natural Healing, Nia by Debra Reis

It is said that everything alive vibrates. This is where we get the language – vibrational frequency. A motion not usually seen with the naked eye but certainly measurable as electromagnetic waves or hertz. Our bodies have different frequencies. Even the earth has a frequency. Research has shown that the body frequency will decrease with illness. Review the work of …

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Lavender & Migraines – New study!

In Aromatherapy, Featured, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

A new study reports the benefits of Lavender essential oil for those who suffer from migraine headaches. Individuals have tried this suggestion for inhalation with success and avoided using medication. Eur Neurol. 2012;67(5):288-91. doi: 10.1159/000335249. Epub 2012 Apr 17. Lavender essential oil in the treatment of migraine headache: a placebo-controlled clinical trial. Sasannejad P, Saeedi M, Shoeibi A, Gorji A, …

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Essential Oil Meeting Updates

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

We had our monthly essential oil meeting this past Thursday with the topic Oils of the Bible – Science & Healing. We always do introductions and any quick tip to be shared. I am always amazed at how others discover the power of Young Living essential oils in their lives. These are a few examples: Diana – her granddaughter has …

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Cancer, Chronic Pain, & Concerns – Common Theme = Inflammation

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

Conditions such as cancer, chronic pain or concerns that are stress related – what do they have in common – most often the root problem is  inflammation.  Inflammation can  lead to pain and acidity causing more inflammation and pain and so on — the cycle continues. So, what are some things that contribute to inflammation? Foods – eating a diet high in …

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Enhance Your Exercise with Essential Oils

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

I have had the privilege to connect with a yoga instructor who would guide the group with yoga while I incorporated essential oils.  I found it to be a rewarding experience.  An overview is provided below: Begin your exercise class with an oil that will refresh – often citrus oils will facilitate awakening and “get ready” to move. Once you …

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Inflammation & the Liver – My Cleansing Story with Essential Oils

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

My personal healing story discusses what was going on in my life and the cleansing that assisted me to a healthy balance.  Essential oils and other products were part of my overall health plan.   Nutrition, exercise and stress management also were key elements in this plan.  This is all included in my new ebook, Inflammation & Your Liver – Cooling it Down with …

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Cooking With Essential Oils

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

We just had a wonderful meeting featuring Ann Lumbrezer who taught us some great recipes to use with our essential oils. Cooking Tips with Essential Oils: 1. Water base recipes such as sorbets or smoothies – only 1 or 2 drops of essential oil  (depending on the oil). 2. Fatty base recipes such as cheese sauce or fondue – use 3-5 drops of …

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Copaiba (Copal) Essential Oil – Cooling the Flame

In Aromatherapy by Debra Reis

Copaiba (Copaifera reticulata/langsdorfii) is a wonderful essential oil for easing inflammation. It has its origin from Brazil and is from the resin of the split stem bark.  Only the Brazilian Copal has the most published research on its anti-inflammatory qualities and is the only essential oil tapped directly from the tree.  Other copals are distilled from hardened resin (Essential Oils …