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

This is Where You Start Your Health Journey

Simple ways to lose weight and keep it off, finally.  You’ve likely heard this promise a million times before, often relating to specific exercise programs and strict food plan – and I bet you’ve even tried many of them.  The problem is if they work at all, the results are short lived before the pounds Continue reading

Simple, Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Busy People

Do you skip breakfast in the mornings? When you feel overwhelmed by your schedule, and you’re constantly racing from one appointment to the next, it’s an incredibly popular decision to skip breakfast entirely.  Mornings truly can be a race that we feel like we’re constantly losing, so I understand the reasoning behind feeling like there’s Continue reading