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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 …

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 …

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 – …

The Imaginal Body – Nothing Imaginary about It!

In Natural Healing by Debra Reis

I have the privelege of doing a preconference workshop with Elaine Valois at the American Holistic Nurses Association convention in Utah. I have done study with Elaine and learning her technique of the Imaginal Body for healing and for greater awareness of who we are and what we are truly capable of doing and being! The concept of “imaginal cells” …

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 …

Power of Peppermint

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

Many of you know that Peppermint is one of my favorite essential oils – I do not leave home without it!! Peppermint is so versatile. I inhale it to stay alert or to relieve a headache. I have placed a drop and rubbed on my belly for a stomach ache. My friend places a drop on the back of her …

Ocotea Essential Oil in new Slique Tea!

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

Ocotea essential oil (Ocotea quixos) has been traditionally used by the Amazon native people for health and wellness. Recently, it has been studied for its effect to balance blood sugar. It has been added to the new Slique Tea, an oolong tea which is known for its immune enhancing properties. In addition, Ocotea may have benefits for weight loss and …

Natural Skin Care for the Sun

In Natural Healing by Debra Reis

Dianne Roach, RN gave a great presentation on using natural products for skin sun protection. Her main message – if you cannot eat it then do not put it on the skin. The skin is the largest organ and absorbs anywhere from 30-50% into the bloodstream. Sunburn relief – consider using 1 oz organic aloe vera gel with purified water …