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Aromas for the Holiday Season

In Aromatherapy, Holidays, Videos by Debra Reis

This was an article that was highlighted in our hospital wellness newsletter. by Debra Reis, December 8, 2014 Many of us remember our parents or grandparents using certain foods at the holidays, such as oranges with clove sticks.  Or, perhaps we remember the smells of cinnamon apples or peppermint sticks at holiday gatherings.  Do you ever wonder why certain aromas …

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Inflammation – You have Options for Healing

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

If you have a condition such as muscle/joint aches, skin concerns, allergies, or something more serious – consider that inflammation may be the problem and your liver may need support! There are two types of inflammation. Acute Inflammation – this is a normal immune system response to injury or infection to promote healing. Chronic inflammation – this occurs when the body is under constant stressors …

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Quality of Essential Oils – How to Choose?

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years and may be something you enjoy in your home. However, your aromatherapy may actually be more harmful than helpful! Plants and essential oils have been used in health practices for thousands of years. The word Aromatherapy first appeared in the literature about 1937 by a French chemist, Gattefosse who claimed to effectively …

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Natures Spa – a celebration of natural beauty

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

To celebrate the Spring Solstice, we sponsored a Natures Spa Happy Hour at a downtown quaint restaurant, Pam’s Corner.  Healthy food was featured along with organic skin care products, vision painting and yoga stretching/meditation, and coming together after a long, long winter to share with each other! This was a great time to remind us of this Solstice as a time …

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Frequency of Life

In Aromatherapy, Healing Touch, Natural Healing, Nia by Debra Reis

It is said that everything alive vibrates. This is where we get the language – vibrational frequency. A motion not usually seen with the naked eye but certainly measurable as electromagnetic waves or hertz. Our bodies have different frequencies. Even the earth has a frequency. Research has shown that the body frequency will decrease with illness. Review the work of …

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Lavender & Migraines – New study!

In Aromatherapy, Featured, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

A new study reports the benefits of Lavender essential oil for those who suffer from migraine headaches. Individuals have tried this suggestion for inhalation with success and avoided using medication. Eur Neurol. 2012;67(5):288-91. doi: 10.1159/000335249. Epub 2012 Apr 17. Lavender essential oil in the treatment of migraine headache: a placebo-controlled clinical trial. Sasannejad P, Saeedi M, Shoeibi A, Gorji A, …

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Enhance Your Exercise with Essential Oils

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

I have had the privilege to connect with a yoga instructor who would guide the group with yoga while I incorporated essential oils.  I found it to be a rewarding experience.  An overview is provided below: Begin your exercise class with an oil that will refresh – often citrus oils will facilitate awakening and “get ready” to move. Once you …

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Inflammation & the Liver – My Cleansing Story with Essential Oils

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

My personal healing story discusses what was going on in my life and the cleansing that assisted me to a healthy balance.  Essential oils and other products were part of my overall health plan.   Nutrition, exercise and stress management also were key elements in this plan.  This is all included in my new ebook, Inflammation & Your Liver – Cooling it Down with …

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Cooking With Essential Oils

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

We just had a wonderful meeting featuring Ann Lumbrezer who taught us some great recipes to use with our essential oils. Cooking Tips with Essential Oils: 1. Water base recipes such as sorbets or smoothies – only 1 or 2 drops of essential oil  (depending on the oil). 2. Fatty base recipes such as cheese sauce or fondue – use 3-5 drops of …

Essential Oils of the Bible – Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times

In Aromatherapy by Debra Reis

The Bible is filled with stories and references about essential oils, spices and plants.  The ancient people did not have knowledge of microorganisms nor germ theory BUT they did know how to use plants and oils from their environment. Many of these stories are familiar but they have a richer meaning when we know the value of essential oils.                                           Remember …