Whatever your Passion or Profession…Essential Oils Can Work With You!

Whatever your Passion or Profession…Essential Oils Can Work With You!

The basic nature of essential oils is to be in harmony and to bring harmony.  They are also wonderful additions to a surprising number and variety of professions or practices.  I think you will be surprised at the interesting and powerful ways our Essences are enhancing all sorts of business endeavors!  But first, a few announcements: Level 1 Certification Class in Medicinal Aromatherapy I will retire from teaching...

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The Identity Crisis in Aromatherapy

The Identity Crisis in Aromatherapy

I have been getting a number of calls and emails regarding recent statements concerning aromatherapy in social and other media.  They vary in content from "myths about essential oils" to "research on essential oils" to blanket generalizations about essential oils.  I will discuss what I am calling the Identity Crisis in Aromatherapy later in this newsletter, but first, I would like to share an important announcement...

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Making a “GO” of It:  Essences to Support Moving Forward & Announcements

Making a “GO” of It: Essences to Support Moving Forward & Announcements

I recently had a consultation with a client that was replete with insights and information that I think all of us can benefit from...getting "off the dime" and moving forward toward goals and dreams we have been thinking about for a long time.  Whether that requires that we "get past something" or "move toward something" (what stops us from moving forward is often a bit of both!), the essences are there to help us take that first step...

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Ready, Set, GROW! Expanding Your Horizons with Essential Oils  Plus, Important Announcements

Ready, Set, GROW! Expanding Your Horizons with Essential Oils Plus, Important Announcements

 What a fitting title for this Essential Thought…Ready, Set, GROW!  Pure Plant & Tree essences have the inherent ability to not only help us to grow…but for some, they literally serve as a springboard to exciting new levels of thought, experience and accomplishment.  In this Essential Thought, we will discover essences that are particularly adept at getting us to take that first step, or helping us to see the bigger picture…or helping...

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Our Body, The Doctor:  EOs that Help the Body Heal Itself

Our Body, The Doctor: EOs that Help the Body Heal Itself

Welcome to another Essential Thought!  Before we delve into the role of essential oils in helping Dr. Body do what it does best...heal itself...let me mention a couple of quick announcements: Upcoming SantaFe Level 1 Certification Class in Medicinal Aromatherapy:  Still time to register for the Wisdom of the Earth (WOTE) Level 1 Certification Class I will be teaching at Shining Sun Aromatherapy, May 9-10.  The Early Bird discount ($25 off...

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Blue Spruce, Nutmeg & More…Making New Year’s Resolutions “Stick”

Blue Spruce, Nutmeg & More…Making New Year’s Resolutions “Stick”

It is a bright, shiny new year…definitely one of our culture’s most enduring symbols of a “clean slate”. It is a great time to rededicate ourselves to self-improvement, more commitment to others (partner, family, friends, community), and goals such as having more happiness or contentment in our lives.  Some, however, have given up on this “exercise” of creating New Year’s Resolutions, as they never seem to be able to make them...

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EOs:  Bringers of Light – Essential Thought from Shining Sun Aromatherapy

EOs: Bringers of Light – Essential Thought from Shining Sun Aromatherapy

Pure Essential Oils - "Bringers of Light" In her certification paper, one of our students described our Mexican Lime essential oil as "the light bringer".    She went on to say that Lime, for her, had been a "light through the clouds", and had lifted the cloud of depression.  I thought about her observation over the next few days, in the context of something we impress upon students in our Level 1 Certification Class in Medicinal...

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EO Quality:  Is it Real? Or is it Memorex?

EO Quality: Is it Real? Or is it Memorex?

Maybe you remember the old Memorex advertisements (in the days when people still "taped" things)...where the  singer's high vibratory tone shatters the crystal glass.  The question was...was it his singing that did it, or a tape of his singing?  The message was that a recording on Memorex-brand tape was equal to the live performance, at least as far as vibratory resonance was concerned. Scientists and engineers (and marketers) often want...

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Addiction Recovery:  You’re Not In It Alone!   Plus, Announcements

Addiction Recovery: You’re Not In It Alone! Plus, Announcements

While pondering the question of which essential oils would support someone recovering from a drug addiction,  I realized that almost anyone, including me, sometimes engages in behaviors that are "against my better judgment".  It is when these choices begin to dominate your life, and cause problems in your relationship, your job or your health that you have become addicted.  Wouldn't it be great to recognize these...

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SSA:  What if you applied a couple of oils….and your pain vanished?

SSA: What if you applied a couple of oils….and your pain vanished?

That is exactly what happened to me last night!  My left shoulder, and the muscle from my neck to my shoulder joint, had ached all day.  Did I take a few minutes to put some oils on?  Nooooooo!  Too busy!  But, just before bed, I checked out the tray of oils on my bedside table and found Albanian Lavender and Sweet Birch. I was looking for Cornmint, but couldn't find it.  I put about 5-7 drops of each on the shoulder area, and got into...

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