Free Essential Oil Events – Orlando FL Area

Greetings, I host many free events to help folks learn more about the benefits of using essential oils in daily health and wellness routines. We often have DIY projects, Make-N-Takes, Recipes, and other fun activities.  Our events are mostly in the Orlando, FL and surrounding areas. If you cannot attend an event in-person; no worries…

Making Room for Essential Oils

Making Room for Essential Oils What an exciting time to be involved with essential oils and modern medicine! The culture of medicine is changing. Traditionally, this has been a paternalistic culture, where a patient goes to the doctor and is told what to do. This model is episodic and reactive. It has been called “the…

Topical Use of Essential Oils

Topical application is one of the ways you can experience the benefits of doTERRA essential oils. This form of application is unique because it allows for localized effects in the area of the application in addition to providing whole body support.

Research Shows That Concentration Matters

Researchers in Spain recently published (May 2015) their findings that at very high concentrations carvacrol and thymol can cause oxidative damage in intestinal cells, but at low levels are highly effective antioxidants.

Topical Use of Essential Oils

Topical Use of Essential Oils Topical application is one of the ways you can experience the benefits of doTERRA essential oils. This form of application is unique because it allows for localized effects in the area of the application in addition to providing whole body support. Additionally, you can use essential oils topically when you…

Vinegar and Weight Loss

There may not be a magic pill to help you lose weight, but researchers found that drinking 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of vinegar a day can aid in weight loss. A study conducted over a 12-week period showed that obese individuals (with BMIs between 25-30 kg/m2) who consumed 15 ml of vinegar a day started to see beneficial results by week four.

Chemistry of Helichrysum Essential Oil

Chemistry of Helichrysum Essential Oil If I had to recommend a single essential oil to prove the instant efficacy of plants, there is no doubt that I would recommend Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum ssp) for its exceptional skin-health benefits. This aromatic plant of the Asteraceae family is found in its wild state in the dry, rocky,…

DIY Nourishing Soap Satchels

These nourishing soap satchels are great to keep in your kitchen, bathroom, or guest bath. These satchels can be used like loofahs and will help clean, nourish, and exfoliate your skin.

Prenatal Cravings

Prenatal Cravings Prenatal cravings are renowned for their frequency and intensity and for their association with high-calorie foods. However, indulging in prenatal cravings of unhealthy foods may result in excessive gestational weight gain (GWG). Excessive GWG can be accompanied by various health complications for both the mother and baby, including gestational diabetes, hypertension, and delivery…

Evolution of spiders to take advantage of essential oils

Evolution of spiders to take advantage of essential oils It is well known that some plants have evolved secondary metabolites, including essential oils, to help them deal with environmental threats. A new hypothesis has emerged that certain animals have also evolved to take advantage of the environmental threat defenses of specific plants. Evolution is a…

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors of Essential Oil Quality

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors of Essential Oil Quality Brian M. Lawrence, PhD To understand how growing conditions and plant material affect the quality of essential oils, one must first understand what is meant by the term quality. Quality is a measure of the non-controllable and controllable factors surrounding the growth, harvesting, and processing of plants…