Category Archives: Aromatherapy


Winter Health Survival Guide

I have a secret weapon when it comes to staying healthy during cold & flu season.  Working at a community radio station with college students, I need one! Colds, flu, bronchitis and strep throat are just some of the icky stuff that’s circulating in my work environment. So – at first sign of sore throat or […]


Manage Stress with Essential Oils

Essential oils can be an effective way to provide support for the nervous system and can help eliminate occasional irritability.

Essential oils can be an effective way to provide support for the nervous system and can help eliminate occasional irritability.

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It’s probably not realistic to eliminate all stress from daily life, so the key is how well can you manage it?  Yoga and other forms of routine exercise can work wonders. Essential oils can also be an effective tool for helping to promote a feeling of peace and calm. The products I use are from Young Living, because they are medical-grade (unadulterated), so the quality is top-notch.

Lavender is a great all around oil and has been known to help with relaxation. Rub two drops of lavender oil in your hands then brush across your pillow can help promote a restful night’s sleep. Dabbing a drop or two of Stress Away on wrists or temples can help ease frayed nerves. Stress Away (featuring the aromas of vanilla and lime) is one of my favorite essential oil blends from Young Living, and it seems to live up to its name.

I recently spoke with my friend and Young Living mentor, Carla Cohen, about her favorite essential oils for relaxation. In the podcast (click link above to listen), she shares a funny story about how she learned by accident the relaxation-power of Stress Away. Carla also shares another of her favorite de-stressing-oils, which you may have in your kitchen: Marjoram.

“It has an uplifting scent,” said Cohen. “Marjoram was known as ‘the herb of happiness’ for the Romans, and the Greeks called it ‘the joy of the mountains.’” But, Cohen went on to explain why you need the pure essential oil in order to enjoy the full uplifting benefit of marjoram, because dried herbs have virtually no manna, or beneficial powers, “It’s a living organism with the essential oil,” said Cohen.

<a href="https://www.youngliving web based project management system.com/en_US/products/rutavala-roll-on?sponsorid=1734225&enrollerid=1734225″ target=”_blank”>Ruta-Va-La is another Young Living blend which you may find helpful in calming nerves, promoting sleep and managing stress. It contains Valerian, which is sometimes referred to as ‘nature’s Valium.’

Cedarwood, with its fresh woodsy aroma, has long been used to promote a feeling of peace during meditation.

Cedarwood, with its fresh woodsy aroma, has long been used to promote a feeling of peace during meditation.

While I can’t promise you that essential oils will work for you in managing stress, promoting a sense of calm or easing anxiety, you may find these oils sometimes known as ‘nature’s medicine’ can be of help to you and your family.

Essential oils have been around since ancient times. They’ve been used to promote health and induce a feeling of peacefulness in meditation (such as Cedarwood, Hyssop, Frankincense & Myrrh). Today, scientists are studying Frankincense for use as a treatment in brain cancer research, and for promoting healthy brain function.

Because Young Living Essential Oils are very pure, it only takes a drop or two to be effective. You can also add one or two drops to a carrier oil (such as coconut, olive, or other oil) for massage. When ordering these products from Young Living, please be sure to use my ID #1734225, so you join our team!

If developing a new income stream is your goal in 2016, consider becoming a Young Living team member. It can be a fun way to make extra money while sharing these healthy, natural products with your friends and family.


Essential Oils for Goal Setting

itunesbuypodcastJust this morning, a story that a good friend posted on Facebook caught my eye. The headline read “Scented Candles and Air Fresheners Cause Dangerous Health Risks.”  It went on to describe how synthetic fragrances in these products can disrupt hormones and make you sick.

Reading this made me feel grateful that I’d discovered Young Living Essential Oils, as these products contain no chemicals or toxins.  Diffusing Young Living oils will make your home smell great, and may even eliminate toxins rather than bring them into your living space.

I am loving my new Aria cold air diffuser. Diffusing the yuletide scent of Christmas Blend (orange, cinnamon, spruce) can make your holidays feel extra special! (Photo Lisa.FM)

I am loving my new Aria cold air diffuser. Diffusing the yuletide scent of Christmas Blend (orange, cinnamon, spruce) can make your holidays feel extra special! (Photo Lisa.FM)

If cutting back on the use of toxic chemicals is on your list of New Year Resolutions, I encourage you to consider Thieves Household Cleaner & home products such as laundry detergent and soap from Young Living.  They are effective and infused with pure essential oils, so you will enjoy the fresh aromas while doing chores using these products.

While you’re at it, consider what you are putting on your body. Many cosmetic products and lotions (even the expensive ones) contain harmful ingredients such as propylene glycol  sodium laurel sulphate. Young Living beauty products do not contain these ingredients and they come with the extra boost of pure essential oils, which have been used since to promote health and beauty since ancient times.

Certain blends of Young Living Essential Oils can also be used to help you stick to your New Year Resolutions. Tune-in to my podcast with my friend and Young Living mentor, Carla Cohen, to learn how you can use these delicious oils to focus on success, set goals and set the intention to make 2016 your best year ever!

Help make your New Year resolutions stick by enhancing your intentions with Young Living Essential Oils!

"Magnify Your Purpose" is a good essential oils blend to apply or diffuse when setting goals.

“Magnify Your Purpose” is a good essential oils blend to apply or diffuse when setting goals.

Some of the oils to enhance goal setting include the Young Living blends of Awaken, Abundance, Acceptance and Magnify Your Purpose essential oils.

Conifer oils such as Idaho Blue Spruce may bring your awareness to the areas of your life in which you need to make changes.  “A lot of the oils that come from the tree bark or trees, the conifers especially, can be very grounding, while at the same time can be used to help move through emotional barriers.” said Cohen.

If developing a new income stream is your goal in 2016, consider becoming a Young Living team member. It can be a fun way to make extra money while sharing these healthy, natural products with your friends and family. Please be sure to use my ID #1734225 when purchasing, so you join our team!

Discover the power of NingXia Red, packed with antioxidants, citrus and NingXia Wolfberries. One shot a day packs a healthy punch. (Photo: Ken Pfeiffer/AromaThrive.com)

Aromas for Intuition

The time around Halloween is considered the time of year that ‘the veil’ that separates this world and the afterlife (or other worlds) is the thinnest. It’s no coincidence that Halloween, Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), and All Saints (or All Souls) Day fall between October 31 and November 2. Pure essential […]


Aromatherapy & Essential Oils: How to apply them to your life

I’ve been enjoying the delicious scents and benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils for the past several years. They’ve helped me in many ways, from getting a better night’s rest, to easing aches and pains caused by everyday life, to supporting a healthy digestive system.

The benefits of aromatherapy can be endless. And, while you may be familiar with the little scented bottles of plant essences, it’s not always easy to find information about how to incorporate essential oils into your daily life. In this podcast, I explain some easy ways to do this: Inhale, Diffuse; Topically Apply; Ingest. Click to listen:

This episode of the show is sponsored by AromeThrive.com, your online source for Young Living Essential Oils + Essential-Oil-Infused Home & Personal Care products.

 

Stress Away + Peace & Calming, two wonderful essential oil blends to aid in relaxation. Available at AromaThrive.com

Stress Away + Peace & Calming, two wonderful essential oil blends to help you relax and unwind. Explore more at AromaThrive.com

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Panaway, Deep Relief and Aroma Siez by Young Living can help to alleviate minor aches and pains associated with daily life. Explore more at AromaThrive.com

Visit AromaThrive.com for more information. Or, explore the world of Young Living Essential Oils directly at Young Living (please use this reseller ID #1734225). If you have questions about these wonderful products, you can Send them here.