Eating Healthy Food Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune

I cannot express to you how many times I’ve heard the sentence “I can’t afford to eat healthy foods.”  This couldn’t be further from the truth — there are so many ways to enjoy healthy foods without spending your entire paycheck.  In fact, the pre-packaged, processed foods that aren’t improving your health are more expensive.  Continue reading

Palmarosa:  Cymbopogon martini

An essential oil profile:  Palmarosa:  Cymbopogon martini Palmarosa is one of my favorite essential oil. This oil has a sweet, floral and rosy aroma. The chemical families in Palmarosa typically include: monoterpenols with some aldehydes and esters. Monoterpenols in general have anti-infectious properties, immune support for the long haul, emotional balance, and skin healing. Geraniol Continue reading

Show me the Research – Lavender Study

The study was conducted to determine the benefit of aromatherapy massage on patients admitted to the surgical ICU examining both quality of sleep and physiological parameters. The ICU environment can feel hostile for patients – the constant noise, lights, and various tubes can be alarming and uncomfortable. The patients have little control over the environment Continue reading

Laurus nobilis – Bay Laurel Profile

Bay Laurel – also known as Laurel Leaf Aroma: spicy and sweet, camphor like (it is the same bay that is dried and used in the kitchen in soups and stews. Note: Top to Middle/Top The predominant chemical families include Monoterpenes (a-pinene and sabinene)  and Oxides (1,8 cineole) Monoterpenol (linalool) and Ester (terpineol acetate) Therapeutic Continue reading

Show me the Research – Lavender effect on pain with IV insertions in preschool children

Summary of article – August 2017 – hot off the press – for more information – Click the link and read the article in it’s entirety. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice Volume 28, August 2017, Pages 85-91 Effect of inhalation aromatherapy with lavender essence on pain associated with intravenous catheter insertion in preschool children: A Continue reading