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Which Essential Oil Brand is the Best?

The most common question that clients ask me is ‘Which essential oil brand is the best?’ Before I give you my opinion, let me stress this point: I do not represent any specific essential oil brand.  Nor do I work for any essential oil company, or sell essential oil kits. Having said this, I do not […]

5 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try Today

One of the most powerful wellness tools used to counter stress and symptoms of stress-related ailments is mindfulness.  If you have heard about mindfulness, you may be wondering how to practice it.  Find out how to perform mindfulness exercises and how they might benefit you. What is Mindfulness? When some of us think about mindfulness, it […]

Do You Have the Right Balance

Don’t get me wrong.  I believe in (some) doctors.  I believe in (most) modern medicine.  Hell, I have PhD in Chemistry.  I believe in sound research practices and (good) science.  But, I also believe in balance. I believe in the power of positive thinking.  I believe in (many) aromatherapeutic practices and spiritual discipline. I believe […]

Featured Non-Profit Organization: North Fork Country Kids

The North Fork Country Kids is not just another animal rescue organization. It is an organization run by someone I have known for a very, very long time. When I met Virginia Scudder, founder of the North Fork Country Kids, and chief woman-in-charge-of-rescuing-everything, she was Virginia Purita – the curly-haired redhead who sat in front […]

Combating Stress with Essential Oils

Are you suffering from unwanted stress? I mean, I’m not.  I am only a wife and a mom to two kids and a caregiver and I have my own health issues and I have two businesses and lots of responsibilities thankyouverymuch. Everyone experiences stress in their lives. We can’t always control what challenges we face, […]

Receiving an Autism Diagnosis

My son and I took a trip last week to the University of Virginia Department of Developmental Pediatrics, where an amazing team of doctors confirmed something that we have pretty much suspected for the past five-and-a-half years: my six-year-old son has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Specifically, he has Level One Autism – which means while […]

Featured Non-Profit Organization: Yeshua’s House of Refuge

Intimate partner violence/domestic violence is a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors that may include inflicting physical injury, psychological abuse, sexual assault, progressive social isolation, stalking, deprivation, intimidation and threats. Statistics say that abused women return to the home of the abuser seven times. Many will remain with them until death – natural or otherwise. […]

Bergamot Essential Oil: For Pain and Stress Relief

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is a plant that produces citrus fruit that is defined as either a hybrid between a sour orange and lemon, or a mutation of lemon.  Bergamot essential oil is cold-extracted from the peel of the fruit; many experts support the idea that cold extraction helps to preserve more active compounds in essential oils that may […]

Research Highlight: Sniffing Rosemary Can Improve Memory

Scientists in the United Kingdom demonstrated that the aroma of rosemary essential oil could enhance cognition in healthy adults and children in two separate studies. In 2013, psychologists at Northumbria University (located in Newcastle, England) conducted a study of the effects of rosemary essential oil on memory.  The results, which were presented at the Annual […]

Essential Oils for Autism Spectrum Disorders

The past decade has shown an increase in the popularity of autism specitrum disorder (ASD) symptom management using holistic techniques.  Through research and experimentation, I developed an essential oil blend that helps our family manage the daily challenges of autism. To understand how essential oils can help with autism, we need to first understand the […]