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7 Ways to Retrain Your Ability to Smell

7 Ways to Retrain Your Ability to Smell

September 7, 2021 Leave your thoughts

7 Ways to Retrain Your Ability to Smell Hyposmia and anosmia are a real thing. More so now than ever. When your respiratory and sinus go through a challenge like an infection, allergies, cold, flu, respiratory distress, etc., it affects your ability to smell. Fun fact – your sense of smell teaches you how to taste. That’s why when your olfaction ability is lessened or decreased, your taste buds change. You may have a harder time tasting foods or, things you once liked, you now don’t like or tastes different. That can be frustrating and annoying, right? What’s really interesting... Read More

Quotes in EatingWell Magazine Fact-Checking

Quotes in EatingWell Magazine Fact-Checking

August 13, 2021 Leave your thoughts

Lavender essential oil, Lavandula angustifolia, is one of the most popular essential oils in aromatherapy. It has been used for centuries for a variety of mind and body health purposes. Due to its therapeutic versatility, lavender is a common ingredient in personal care, bath, and body care products. As a staple in many formulations, it also lends a balancing effect for scent coherence when combined with other essential oils. Lavender benefits Lavender is most associated with its relaxing and calming effects to the mind, emotions, and body. It is used to manage skin issues, mood, frustration, and joint support. In... Read More

6 Essential Oils to Calm a Raging Sinus Headache

6 Essential Oils to Calm a Raging Sinus Headache

August 5, 2021 Leave your thoughts

6 Essential Oils to Calm a Raging Sinus Headache Want to know 6 essential oils to calm a raging sinus headache, especially from those who suffer from allergies? I have found that these five in particular, either smelled individually or combined in a blend and diffused, gave great relief.   Sinus Headache Symptoms When the sinuses become inflamed and/or infected, it can cause severe pressure in your head and neck. sinus cavity & nasal pressure sinus congestion with runny nose pressure behind the eyes swollen or puffy eyes ear canal pressure and pain ear and lymph congestion   Nose-Gut Connection... Read More

Essential Oils for the Respiratory System

Essential Oils for the Respiratory System

July 28, 2021 Leave your thoughts

Essential Oils for the Respiratory System Essential oils and herbs are great supporters to the respiratory system.  Implementing them using specific aromatherapy practices can help balance specific respiratory system imbalances. When you match up the right oils with the particular health condition, you can experience great results. For example, do you need essential oils that are drying or mucolytic? Do they need to be relaxing or stimulating? And, should they be cooling or add some heat and warmth?  Knowing this can guide you in the right direction of choosing your oils wisely to get the nest, effective results.   How... Read More

Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Techniques to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Techniques to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

July 20, 2021 Leave your thoughts

Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Techniques to Overcome Limiting Beliefs Today, I want to share with you the power of Aromatherapy. This is the use and integration of essential oils that will shift, inspire, encourage and motivate your behaviors, responses & reactions. It can help you release & replace negative thoughts, emotions & beliefs with positive, healthy & productive ones.   How does it work? Smelling essential oils activate the brain via the olfactory & limbic systems to assess a situation. It then sends messages to your gut brain (via the vagus nerve) to take action, which helps you respond to... Read More

Essential Oil Dilution Ratio Chart

April 21, 2021 Leave your thoughts

Essential Oil Dilution Ratio Chart  There are 3 vital parts to using essential oils safely in aromatherapy practices.  One, you need to use the right dilution ratio for the person or pet you are blending for. Two, you want to use your aromatherapy blends with the proper frequency. Meaning, do you use it once a day, twice a day, three times a day, etc. Three, using your essential oils with the proper duration. Sometimes a situation calls for a 15 minute session of smelling your essential oils. Other times it may need 20-30 minutes.   Dilution Ratios Dilution ratios are... Read More

11 Ways to Increase Revenue as a Health Coach

11 Ways to Increase Revenue as a Health Coach

April 5, 2021 Leave your thoughts

Finding ways to increase revenue as a health coach can be somewhat challenging. However, it is smart business to always seek opportunities that strengthen and increase revenue streams. You want to be able to continue to grow and sustain without costing you more time and breaking your back. Easier said than done, right? Especially when you are pulled in so many directions while managing your day to day operations. Let’s face it, the health coach field has greatly expanded over the last 5-10 years with the increased interest in natural health. People want to take control over their health choices... Read More

Aromatic Direction Guide: How to Use Essential Oils for Health

Aromatic Direction Guide: How to Use Essential Oils for Health

March 29, 2021 Leave your thoughts

This Aromatic Direction Guide can help you choose essential oils and herbs for particular health challenges. It shows which essential oils are cooling, heating, mucolytic and drying oils. There are hundreds of essential oils and herbs that provide varying degrees of directional support. For example, some are cooling, heating, drying or mucolytic. How do you know which ones to choose to help with a particular health challenge? This can be an overwhelming task. Certainly there are lots of DIY recipes people share in social media, but is that the exact recipe YOU need? Creating a custom blend for yourself, or... Read More

Essential Oil & Botanical Remedies for Acne

Essential Oil & Botanical Remedies for Acne

March 18, 2021 Leave your thoughts

Essential Oil & Botanical Remedies for Acne Oh My Goodness…What is that? A Pimple!   Acne effects million of people across the globe, of all ages. It affects teens going through puberty and hormone changes. Adults with hormonal and elimination issues will experience cystic acne. Athletes who perspire a lot and wear tight clothing such as bicyclist and other contact sports like football and baseball players. When you sweat, it is not the actual sweat that smells. It is the toxins attached to it that smell.  Those toxins carry out the unwanted “gunk” which, if it can’t get out and... Read More

Clever Cleaning Solutions to Improve Your Mood

Clever Cleaning Solutions to Improve Your Mood

March 12, 2021 Leave your thoughts

Clever Cleaning Solutions to Improve Your Mood I know what you are thinking, “How can cleaning improve your mood?” It’s simple…add in aromatherapy. Aromatherapy has been proven time and again to enhance, inspire and shift mood, mindset and motivation, as well as balance emotions and physical health. So, why not incorporate it into your cleaning practices? Not only does it help with mood, it has been scientifically shown to provide therapeutic properties. Lemon essential oil for example has been shown to possess antioxidant and antimicrobial properties (source). Chemical components, like limonene, within an essential oil such as bergamot, lends ant-anxiety... Read More

Guduchi Adaptogen amazing health benefits

Guduchi Adaptogen amazing health benefits

March 5, 2021 Leave your thoughts

Can you say Guduchi?  Guduchi is gaining huge traction in the holistic health industry. Most people have never heard of it. However, it has been around for centuries. It’s most valued in Ayurvedic medicine for its adaptogenic properties to help your body and mind manage stress. When you are having physical, mental and emotional stress, which is inevitable, it can affect your physical mobility, memory, cognitive functions and emotional responses.   Guduchi, Tinospora Cordifolia Fun facts about guduchi – It is bitter, warm and dry HPLC testing shows Tinospora Cordifolia contains 3 times the amount of berberine over other species... Read More

Essential Oils For Common Skin Issues

Essential Oils For Common Skin Issues

February 25, 2021 Leave your thoughts

Essential Oils for Common Skin Issues Essential oils have been used for centuries for skin care. From Egyptians to Greeks, Romans, traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda medicine to a huge multi-billion dollar industry today. There are products for general skin care needs and specialized products that cater to certain skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.   Choosing Essential Oils for Skin Conditions When you are choosing essential oils for certain skin conditions, here are a few characteristics to cross-reference. Do you have any allergies, sensitivities or contraindications (health conditions, medications, etc.) What essential oils do you have on hand Therapeutic... Read More