Essential Oils – Less is More (Well most of the time)!

In Aromatherapy by Debra Reis

Less is More!  This is a common statement I use in my essential oil classes and sharing with others. It is always preferred to begin with 1-2 drops of an essential oil  with a carrier oil and increase the drops and/or frequency based upon your response.   It is easier to add then to subtract essential oils!  Make sure you have proper …

Frankincense – ancient wisdom, modern healing

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

BBC News – Frankincense: Could it be a cure for cancer? news.bbc.co.uk The gift given by the wise men to the baby Jesus probably came across the deserts from Oman. The BBC’s Jeremy Howells visits the country This is a great article which describes the history and harvesting of Frankincense, specifically Boswellia sacra (Sacred Frankincense).  The article mentions Dr Suhail, …

Frankincense Essential Oil Helps Pet

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

Recently, I have been concerned with our 11 year old dog, Spirit.  Her eyes have become slightly cloudy and we wonder if she hears as clearly.  Well, about a week ago she got lost overnight!  My husband found her about 2miles away the next morning.  She was traumatized and became very “clingy” to us.  We would have to go outside …

Spiritual Connection & Essential Oils – One Thought

In Aromatherapy by Debra Reis

I read a great passage today and it reminded me of the oneness of our connection to all (Melody Beckman Eastman,The Word In Season, Daily Devotions). The writer identifies that God’s relationship to this creation is not as a spectator. God sends forth God’s Spirit (or breath) to give us life. The life we have is the breath of God …

Ticks – Eck! Essential Oils can Help!

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

The spring season brings certain outdoor hazards such as ticks. Some warn that ticks and other critter hazards may be on the increase this season due to the early warm weather and a warm winter. I recently woke up one morning and thought I had an infected eyelash. My husband looked closer and pulled off a tick! Eck, Eww – …

Antioxidants in Illness or Wellness – Essential Oils can Help

In Aromatherapy by Debra Reis

Antioxidants can be beneficial in wellness and with certain illnesses. According to Eaton (2007), diseases that cause tissue trauma can compromise the body’s blood chemistry and require supplementation with antioxidants, amino acids, and trace elements. Oxidative stresses lead to DNA damage which has a correlation with the aging process as well as implications in the progress of some malignancies. Antioxidants …

Sacred Frankincense Shows Promise in Cancer Care

In Aromatherapy by Debra Reis

Sacred Frankincense (Boswellia sacra) essential oil is showing great promise in cancer care. This essential oil comes from the Boswellia sacra tree found in Oman. We are familiar with Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) essential oil and its full body fragrance familiar in religious ceremonies today and historically. This Frankincense has been tested in several cancer trials and shown to be very …

Tea Tree Essential Oil – Good for Cancer Care?

In Aromatherapy by Debra Reis

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) Essential Oil – we know it has great qualities for fungal infections and also skin care. Did you know that Tea Tree essential oil also has a valuable role in cancer care? Yes, research has shown Tea Tree essential oil to be effective for prevention and treatment of oral fungal infections in immunocompromised individuals. This is …

Lavender Essential Oil & Cancer Care – Gentle yet Powerful

In Aromatherapy by Debra Reis

Lavender essential oil is known for its relaxing and balancing qualities. However, lavender can have a powerful role in cancer care. Constituents from lavender have demonstrated anti-tumor effects in pancreatic and breast cancer cells (Prowell et al, 1996) and liver tumors (Mills et al, 1995). Some Hospice and Oncology Centers use lavender for pain management and insomnia. One study even …

Limonene, found in Grapefruit Oil, shows Cancer Busting Activity

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

The testing of citrus oils such as Grapefruit for carcinogenic activity has been carried out for over a decade. One constituent thought to be a contributor to this activity is Limonene. A substance that clinical studies have shown inhibits tumor growth. Limonene is a major constituent in Grapefruit essential oil. This constituent has been studied at over 50 universities and …