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Sleep Deprivation – How to Get A Better Night’s Sleep

I Used to Be Dependent on Muscle Relaxers to Fall Asleep One of the symptoms that I experience due to multiple sclerosis is muscle spasticity.  Particularly, in my hip and groin.  The pain is excruciating – so much so, that it would keep me up at night.  The answer from my doctor was to take […]

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 […]

Essential Oils for Autism Spectrum Disorders

My Son Has Autism Spectrum Disorder My son was diagnosed with high-functioning ASD (formerly known as Asperger’s Syndrome) when he was 5 years old.  The first few years just before his diagnosis were challenging.  Difficulties in communicating.  High anxiety and meltdowns.  Hyperfocusing.  The list goes on.  It added a layer of stress in our already […]

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 […]

Helichrysum Essential Oil For Skin, Joints, and More

Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) essential oil has been used in herbal health practices since ancient times in Greece.  It is best known for its skin care benefits.  However, helichrysum essential oil boasts many different health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant,  antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial properties.  Other uses include: Muscle and joint pain Inflammation in blood vessels […]

Are Essential Oils Safe to Use Near Pets? – The Blog Post

Do you have dogs and/or cats?  Do you practice aromatherapy?  Are you concerned if your essential oils are affecting your furry friends’ health?  Many of my clients have asked, ‘Are essential oils safe for pets?’ Recent posts on social media outlets suggest that using essential oils near your pets can harm them – or even […]

Are Essential Oils Safe to Use Near Pets? – The Video

Are essential oils safe to use near your pets? I previously wrote a blog post about the safety implications of using essential oils near pets.  Some of the information regarding this subject that is floating around on social media sites is misleading.  While we must exercise caution, essential oil use near domestic animals can be [...]

Smelling Rosemary Can Improve Memory

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) has had a reputation for its beneficial effects on memory since the beginning of written records. The ancient Egyptians used the herb in wedding and funeral rituals.  Banke’s herbal, written in 1525, states, “smell of it oft, and it shall keep thee youngly”. Perhaps the most famous literary reference is in Hamlet, […]

Bergamot Essential Oil – For Pain and Stress Relief

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is a plant that produces citrus fruit that is defined as 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 believe that cold extraction helps to preserve more active compounds in essential oils that would otherwise be destroyed […]

Ten Most Versatile Essential Oils You Can Own

Are you interested in learning about using essential oils for everyday ailments?  Did you purchase an essential oil kit with a bunch of essential oils, and you are not sure how or when to use them?   Do you pratice aromatherapy, and wish to learn more about the most versatile essential oils? You have come to [...]