How Fast Do Essential Oils Work

November 14th, 2017 .

I get this question asked to me.  “How Fast Do Essential Oils Work” ?

First of all lets take a look at what are essential oils.  They are natural extracts from plants.  Plants have their own protection against the environment which is stored in the oil.  Most oils are steam extracted and steam distilled.  Depending on which plant will determine where they take the oil from.  The bark, leaves, resin, rind or roots.

I became fascinated with essential oils in 2004.  I took a course over one year,  one weekend a month of essential oils training from Jane Buckle’s course  with many nurses, one doctor and several other different practitioners. As I was learning I was also using these essential oils daily.

I’ve seen the benefits of using essential oils daily.  Over the years I’ve encouraged my family to do the same. If you are looking for Natural Solutions for solving health concerns and most importantly preventing them I highly recommend these gifts of the earth.

Oils from plants have been proven to have health benefits as far back as ancient Egypt.  Research began in places like France, Germany and England.  This work continues to this day in many parts of the world.  Several universities, hospitals, research labs and private companies are studying the use of essential oils and their benefits to our health.

Essential oils have chemical constituents.  Pure therapeutic grade essential oils are subdivided into groups.  One group consisting of hydrocarbons, which are made up of terpenes, monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and diterpenes.  The oxygenated compounds are the second group and are made up of esters, aldehydes, ketones, alcohols, phenols, and oxides.

The chemistry behind the essential oils has always been fascinating to me.  The chemistry behind these aromatic plants have such profound affects on the body.  I have books that I use to figure out which oils are best in certain situations,  this way I don’t have to remember all of the chemistry or the uses for each essential oil.   There are also apps I can use and pretty quickly find out what I need to know.  This reassures me that I can help others do the same for themselves and their families.

The first choice I would make would be to go to my pantry on my essential oils shelf and grab what essential oils or essential oils product I know that will work for any number of things like anxiety, emotional health, digestive issues, headaches, sleep problems, viruses, bacterial infections, pain, inflammation, or hormone balance.

I have the confidence now to be able to help myself and to choose which essential oil I need at that time.  The best part is that these therapeutic grade essential oils are pure and they each have many benefits.  The company that I get my oils from goes to a great length to reassure me that the blend has the chemical constituents in it that are particularly supportive for what I am looking for.

I recommend when I share these essential oils to new users that they get educated on using essential oils.  One of the first things I suggest is to always dilute your essential oil before a massage.  1-2 drops to 1-2 tablespoons of fractionated coconut oil.  If you are ingesting, the essential oil has to have a supplements fact on the label in order to ingest. I use 1-2 drops in a veggie cap or on my tongue.  If you are diffusing, it depends on the size of your diffuser.  A large diffuser like the AMIR diffuser you can use up to 8-10 because it runs for 180 minutes.  Smaller ones I suggest 4 drops.  These essential oils are safe for children, but a lesser amount, check before using.

Depending on the essential oil that you are using will determine which compounds it has.  For an example the essential oil of Lavender has these chemical constituents, Alcohol, Esters, Monoterpenes, Sequiterpenes, Phenols, Aldehydes, Oxides, and Ketones.  All at different percentages. Lavender is one essential oil that probably everyone has smelled.  Lavender is helpful when you are anxious, it helps body systems balance, is great for burns.  These systems include the cardiovascular system, nervous system, emotional balance, and our skin.

Lavender is a GRAS essential oil which means that it can be taken internally and is “generally regarded as safe”  Lavender promotes healing, body, soul and spirit.  It also nurtures creativity.

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How to Benefit from using essential oils daily.

*Diffuse essential oils in as many rooms as you can in my opinion. Maybe not all at once, but it’s nice to have them when you are in those rooms.

*Use the correct oils for internal use, those with a supplement facts label on them.

*Massage with essential oils, whether it’s up and down your arm, on the back of your neck, a foot massage or in some cases a full body massage,  do it daily and more than once as a wellness application.  Just like you eat more than once a day, essential oils are  an important part too.  I personally use essential oils throughout my day starting in the morning.  It’s amazing what a pick me up I get when I use them at different times of the day.

Essential oils are my Natural Solution for my health and my families health, along with eating right, exercising, rest and managing stress, reducing toxic load, self care and being pro active with medical care.

If you will be dedicated everyday with these lifestyle suggestions using essential oils and becoming a healthier you, you will see results.  I’ve seen results immediately using essential oils and on tougher problems like inflammation, it could take months.  Each day is important to build upon, you’ve got to start somewhere.

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The Benefits of Himalayan Salt Sole

November 6th, 2017 .
I’ve switched from using Sea Salt for years to Himalayan Salt the past 6 months. The flavor **is delicious.
The type of salt you use to salt your food is as important as the food you are eating.  I personally was unaware of the vast benefits of using Himalayan Salt.
Here’s what I’ve learned about Himalayan Salt.
“According to the book Water & Salt: The Essence of Life and this post:
“In a nine-week study undertaken in 2003 at the Inter-University of Graz, Austria examined the effects of Himalayan Crystal Salt on physical and psychological functions of the body. It is the only salt ever to have been the subject of comprehensive double-blind scientific research. The results of the study, presented in the book, Water & Salt – The Essence of Life by Dr. Barbara Hendel, M.D. and biophysicist Peter Ferreira, confirmed significant positive changes in respiratory, circulatory, organ, connective tissue and nervous system functions. Patients also reported increases in quality of sleep, energy and concentration levels, brain activity, weight loss, enhanced consciousness, and noticeable hair and nail growth. -Bill Farr
I’ve also seen that those on a Ketogenic Diet and others drink Salt Sole for it’s health benefits daily. We want our Sole to be made from Himalayan Salt.
How to Make and Store Sole
It’s important not to use metal
1 glass jar, with a plastic lid, wooden spoon
1/4 cup Himalayan Salt
1 – 2 cups of filtered water 
*Put Himalayan Salt in the jar
*Add the filtered water, leaving 2 inches at the top
*Cover it, shake it, and let it sit for 24 hours.
*Check the jar after the 24 hours and if you still see the salt left on the bottom, this is what you want. If not add more salt and check again in another 24 hours.
*You may store your Himalayan Sole in your pantry indefinitely. The properties in the Himalayan Salt are natural anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.
*You may add more salt and filtered water as it gets low.
How To Drink Sole
* 1 teaspoon of Salt Sole in a glass of filtered water first thing in the morning.
The list of benefits from drinking Sole each morning are too numerous to list but do include relief from allergy symptoms, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, skin problems, stabilizes irregular heart beats, clears up congestion, many benefits to our cells.
I just made my first batch of Himalayan Sole Salt.  Besides the Sole Salt that I will be trying in the next couple of days, I really like using the Himalayan Salt in my food and my recipes instead of Sea Salt.  Knowing what I know now and the benefits I’m totally committed to using it all the time.

Living Beyond Your Feelings

October 18th, 2017 .

Living beyond my feelings contributes to my wellbeing, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.  They all are key to a happy and healthy life.

Have you ever had several things to do, and they are all things you enjoy doing but can’t seem to get excited to do them?  Do your emotions play a roll in this?  Do your feelings contribute to it?  Does your personality have something to do with it? My guess would be yes to all three.

This is just one thought regarding how we manage to stay on task, accomplish our goals or stay focused for a certain amount of time to work on one project. To stay connected, and moving forward with peace and joy.

EMOTIONS are driven by many factors, it could be hormonal changes, stress, grief, illness, sadness, injury, loss, many more I’m sure I could come up with, but to name a few.

FEELINGS are those things I believe are driven by our thinking processes. If we think the right thoughts, encouraging, life breathing thoughts, healthy thoughts, I am convinced we can manage our feelings.  We may need help doing this.  Books are a great resource for us.

Personality   Our personality is who we are.  We can love ourselves right where we are.  We can have hope and faith in our future.  We may have areas of our personalities that we would like to change.  Many of our personality traits can be influenced by hormonal changes. Chemicals in the brain, DNA, and they’ve even seen how personality types may have different size parts of the brain.

In my opinion if we decide we want change that is a first step. A desire to change can ignite that excitement that we need to  accomplish it.  Maybe not over night, maybe one step at a time but through a desire to want change and having the correct natural healthy behaviors to feed this decision I believe we can do whatever we desire to do.

Natural ways to accomplish better health, mentally and emotionally I’ve seen personally.  Because I am a woman.  As women we have many hormonal changes all through life.  Puberty, PMS, menstruating, perhaps having one or more miscarriages, I had one, infertility, pregnancy, and after delivering that wonderful new life, many women experience postpartum depression, or postpartum anxiety.  As we age we experience peri-menopause, this could go on for years before menopause. Then there is post-menopause.  With each of these could come a myriad of symptoms.

I have seen emotional aromatherapy work day after day.  The science behind how and why these aromatic compounds work is fascinating.  I am not a chemistry major so I won’t go into detail here.  But the science is available and it is thrilling that through a natural source we can get relief, rejuvenated, refocused, reformed, and renew our lives to feel better and be better acclimated to a new and better life.

This way of living is not a one time deal.  Just as we eat during the day, we need to apply our aromatherapy to ourselves, and diffuse them in our environments.  I believe ingesting these beautiful plant based essential oil compounds are essential to my wellbeing.  Those that are certified to be pure and of a therapeutic grade and have a Supplement Facts on them, these are the only ones I  recommended for ingestion.  These types of essential oils can also further our goal for living healthier and more balanced.  We can move beyond those feelings and can get on to what we really have a passion for.

I keep all of my essential oils handy throughout my day. I put a couple of drops of the Balance Blend on my feet when I arise.  The ingestible ones I use as I would my food supplements.  For instance in the morning, I ingest lemon in 8 oz of water, I also try to do this 3 more times during the day.  I take 2-3 drops of Frankincense on my tongue, later in the morning I ingest 2 drops of Copaiba.  I like the Slim and Sassy Blend as a metabolism booster and to take away sugar cravings.

Depending on how I feel, I use my emotional aromatherapy, I pick which essential oil I want.  If I need a bit more peace, joy and confidence in myself  I use the Jasmine Touch. If I’m having feelings of boredom or disinterest I use the Passion Touch blend.

  • Because Jasmine has such an uplifting scent, using Jasmine Touch on our pulse points is the perfect way to uplift mood. Emotionally, Jasmine promotes feelings of joy, peace, and self-confidence. Applying Jasmine in the morning will help provide a positive outlook on the day and leave you feeling uplifted and confident.
  • When feelings of boredom and disinterest take over, Passion Touch blend will help to rekindle feelings of excitement, passion and joy.

I diffuse essential oils for an immune boost, air freshener or a pick me up or all three in different rooms.  If you are looking for more of a blend for better focus, I suggest the Focus Blend it helps to enhance the senses and sustain focus, this blend is perfect for staying on task when you are trying to study, or concentrate on a project.   I use essential oils in my shower routine.  I have a diffuser by my bed and I diffuse the Grounding Blend, 4-5 drops and it runs for 8 hours. My favorite is the Grounding Blend, this blend of essential oils promotes tranquility while bringing harmony to the mind and body, and balance to the emotions.  I use Lemon or the Protective Blend essential oils in the kitchen for cleaning fruits, veggies and any containers that come in from the store before I open them, and I use some in cooking.  These precious gifts of the earth have added so much to my life for the past 13 years that I wouldn’t want to go a day without them, and I don’t.

I believe it is imperative to strive to have a healthy mind and body.  Even though we go through many emotional imbalances through life we can bring that back in balance with aromatherapy.

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Finding Emotional Balance with Essential Oils

October 7th, 2017 .


I’m feeling energized and excited about the emotional aromatherapy that is available through doTERRA.  They already had the emotional aromatherapy kit available but the newest addition just came out at the Sept 2017 convention in Salt Lake City.  These touch stainless steel roller balls go on so smooth and they give just the right amount of essential oil to the area you are rubbing.

I’m in love with the new doTERRA Jasmine Touch, Neroli Touch, and Rose Touch products.  They add to my emotional aromatherapy health regime.  Health is body, soul and spirit and these help get my mood elevated, the effects  I’ve seen help lift my mood, my self confidence and help me manage any anxiety in a positive way to get rid of it.

Today started out great, I love mornings.  I got a lot done on my Instagram posting, educating myself and working my business.  But it all started with the Jasmine Touch essential oil by doTERRA.

  • Because Jasmine has such an uplifting scent, using Jasmine Touch on our pulse points is the perfect way to uplift mood. Emotionally, Jasmine promotes feelings of joy, peace, and self-confidence. Applying Jasmine in the morning will help provide a positive outlook on the day and leave you feeling uplifted and confident.

These are the feelings I had, joy, peace, and self confidence.  I had a few opportunities to get frustrated and angry but I didn’t.  I kept my peace through some strange events, like having my website and my blog out of order, as if there wasn’t such a website or blog.  It’s ok now, it all worked out.  I’m happy too because I challenged myself today to use the Jasmine Touch throughout the day to see if it really did do what it says it can do.  For me it did that and more.

I recommend doTERRA’s Jasmine Touch. This is an example of Natural Health Solutions with essential oils.

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Cleansing Short and Simple

June 16th, 2016 .

I have a friend from years ago who did a cleanse at the beginning of each new season.  I’ve done cleanses over the years and can verify that they are helpful.  They liked doing these cleanses for similar reasons to my own.  More energy, healthier skin, and to rid our bodies of toxins.

One of the reasons that I find cleansing to be important is to clear out toxins from our liver, kidneys, colon, lungs and skin.  In order for me to do that in my life I’ve chosen to use a product called Zendocrine.  You can take one capsule with morning and evening meals.

*pregnant women or nursing women and people with known medical conditions should consult your physician prior to taking supplements.

Zendocrine® Detoxification Complex 

The body’s filtering and waste management system is tasked with managing the body’s exposure to toxic influencers. dōTERRA Zendocrine® Detoxification Complex is a proprietary blend of whole-food extracts in a patented enzyme delivery system that supports healthy cleansing and filtering functions of the liver, kidneys, colon, lungs, and skin. *Pregnant women or nursing women and people with known medical conditions should consult your physician prior to taking supplements.


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Uses for Fractionated Coconut Oil

July 15th, 2015 .

I use essential oils every day and I like to use a carrier oil with some of them.  The past few years I’ve only used fractionated coconut oil and I love it.  It doesn’t go rancid, the smell is not really a smell, it just smells clean and a little goes a long way.  It isn’t greasy and it is clear in color and light not heavy like a lot of other oils.

Fractionated coconut oil is a fraction of the whole oil, in which the different medium-chain fatty acids are separated for specific uses. Lauric acid, a 12-carbon chain fatty acid, is often removed because of its high value for industrial and medical purposes.[19] The fractionation of coconut oil may be used to make caprylic/capric triglyceride oil.[20] Medium-chain triglycerides such as caprylic/capric triglyceride oil are most frequently used for medical applications, special diets, and cosmetics, sometimes also being used as a carrier oil for fragrances.

1- Long shelf life

2. substance to human sub-cutaneous fat and more compatible with skin than vegetable oils.

Advantages of Fractionated Coconut Oil

With no double bonds, there is no oxidation.  Thus, fractionated coconut oil is a carrier that never goes rancid.  It basically has an indefinite shelf life and is in a perfectly clear liquid form. Other advantages of fractionated coconut oil are:

·  It is odorless and colorless.  It won’t stain and easily washes out of clothing and sheets.

·  It absorbs into the skin while reducing essential oil evaporation.

·  It is excellent on skin; a natural and very safe moisturizer, softener and safe, non-irritant lubricator.

·  It leaves skins smooth with no greasy feeling.

·  Low production costs make it cost effective.

·  It can be mixed with other, more expensive, carriers to increase shelf life.  It can also be used it to create different cream textures.

·  It does not aggravate skin problems or clog pores.

·  It is fully digestible and considered an excellent and healthy cooking oil.

·  It is truly one of the best multi-purpose carrier oil products on the market.


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A.M. Smoothie with Omega-3 fatty acids

June 19th, 2013 .



My Breakfast Smoothie consists of 6 small clumps of frozen organic broccoli , 2 large leaves of organic kale,  protein powder, 4 frozen strawberries, 2 tbs of Flax Seed Meal, 1 cup of Silk’s Almond Milk, Non GMO (first time I’ve tried this brand), I like it, ice, 2 oz mangosteen, 1/2 cup green tea.

I like making different smoothies all the time, this is one that I like the most.

The nutritional benefits from the  broccoli & kale, and the Omega-3 fatty acids from 2 tbs of Flax Seed Meal which equals = 2400 mg of Omega 3’s is awesome.   It was one of the best smoothies I have ever made and it was quick!

“One of the consequences of general unawareness of the body’s healing system is that too many people lack confidence in their own innate abilities to deal with common heath problems. Instead of relying on the wisdom of their bodies, they seek the attention of health-care professionals and vastly overuse medical services.” Dr Andrew Weil

The Importance of Omega 3’s has been studied and here is some of the research that is extremely helpful in educating ourselves on how to maintain a healthy body.

“Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioral function. In fact, infants who do not get enough omega-3 fatty acids from their mothers during pregnancy are at risk for developing vision and nerve problems. Symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation.”

Source: Omega-3 fatty acids
University of Maryland Medical Center
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Now that we have jogged our memories on just how important Omega-3 fatty acids are in our daily diets and why they are so vital for optimal health we can start using them daily in smoothies.  The rest of the article from The University of Maryland is excellent.

“Flax Seed is High in Phytochemicals: Flax seed is high in phytochemicals, including many antioxidants. It is perhaps our best source of lignans, which convert in our intestines to substances that tend to balance female hormones. There is evidence that lignans may promote fertility, reduce peri-menopausal symptoms, and possibly help prevent breast cancer. In addition, lignans may help prevent Type 2 diabetes.”




SummerCooking#EssentialOils#Chicken Chili Recipe

June 17th, 2013 .

Cooking with essential oils is rather easy, it is a way  to add  a bit of spice to your own recipes.  There are a few tips to using essential oils in your cooking.

The amount to use, start with one drop, add more to taste.  The only exception to this rule is oregano, put a toothpick in the essential oil and stir that into your sauce or other recipe. Oregano is a very hot and potent oil and needs to be used to taste.

The ideal time to add essential oils in your cooking is at the end or when the food has been cooking for a while.  If you use it at the beginning of your cooking you may need to add more because some of the oil will evaporate during cooking.

I add Therapeutic Grade “Essential Oils to my summer dishes. They will enhance everything, from upgrading your culinary creations, to creating an inviting aromatic atmosphere.”

The Aromatic Influence of Basil is that it helps maintain an open mind and increases clarity of thought.

Basil is valued for its restorative and calming properties, basil can sooth sore muscles and joints, to ease breathing, and as a cooling agent for the skin.

Chicken Chili Ingredients:

  • 3 chopped yellow onions (1 1/2- 2 recommended)
  • ¼ cup olive oil, plus extra for chicken
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded, and large-diced
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, cored, seeded, and large-diced
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. dried red pepper flakes or to taste
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 2 tsp. salt, plus more for chicken
  • 2 28-ounce cans whole peeled plum tomatoes in puree, undrained
  • 5 drops Basil Essential Oil
  • 4 split chicken breasts, bone in, skin on
  • Freshly ground pepper


Cook the onions in the olive oil over medium-low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add the bell peppers, chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, and salt. Cook for 1 minute. Crush the tomatoes by hand or in batches in a food processor (don’t pulse for too long if using a processor-doing it in by hand is recommended). Add tomatoes and basil oil. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rub chicken breasts with olive oil and place on baking sheet. Season generously with salt and pepper. Roast chicken for 30 to 35 minutes until cooked. After letting it cool for a few minutes, remove bone and skin and shred or cut into chunks. Add chicken to the chili and simmer for another 20 minutes. Enjoy!



Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma known to enhance memory function while reducing stress and tension. Basil provides restorative benefits to both the mind and body due to its high linalool content, making it an ideal application for sore muscles and joints and to reduce tension when applied to the temples and back of the neck. Basil is commonly used in cooking to add a fresh, herbal flavor to meats, pastas, and entrée dishes, but it is also cooling to the skin and can be used to soothe minor irritations. When diffused, Basil helps promote clear breathing and healthy respiratory function while sharpening focus and lessening stress. USES • Diffuse to sharpen focus while studying or reading. • Apply to minor skin irritations. For sensitive skin, dilute with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil. • Apply to fatigued or sore muscles and joints. • Diffuse or apply topically to promote clear breathing.

Essential Oils and Weight Lose

May 30th, 2013 .

Who doesn’t want to be at a healthy weight?   No kidding most people do want to lose a few pounds.

I watched my husband Dr. Geiger use Essential Oils and saw his metabolism change before my eyes.

I decided to get going myself and see if it would change my metabolism like it has changed his. This blend was designed to help us manage our weight by curbing our appetites. So far so good, it’s working.  I will keep you posted on how much more weight I lose.

Having a few glasses of ice cold water with Grapefruit Peel, Lemon Peel, Peppermint Plant, Ginger Root, and Cinnamon Bark essential oils. blended 5 times a day is a refreshing and healthy way to get hydrated as well as changing ourselves from the inside out.  To use essential oils internally I only use Therapeutic Grade essential oils.

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***Well since I posted this original post I can say that I’ve lost 7 pounds and kept it off using these oils and watching my carb intake with moderate exercise.









Grapefruit Peel, Lemon Peel, Peppermint Plant, Ginger Root, and Cinnamon Bark essential oils.

Staying Balanced

May 29th, 2013 .



“Balance” is my goal.

How so many people are doing this is by using Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.

“Everyone experiences moments of disconnectedness or anxiety. The warm, woody aroma of Balance, dōTERRA®’s grounding blend, creates a sense of calm and well-being. dōTERRA® perfectly blends spruce, rosewood, frankincense, and blue tansy with fractionated coconut oil to offer an enticing fragrance which promotes tranquility and a sense of balance. This blend is for aromatic or topical use.”

You can use this blend as a perfume, a nice body massage blend and diffuse it in your home or office.  This “Balance” blend is for Women and Men.

“The Lotus diffuser uses a highly efficient real time atomization technology to effectively diffuse essential oils into the environment. The essential oils are atomized into minute ion particles and active oxygen anions, which are more easily absorbed by the human body than oils diffused by conventional diffusers. dōTERRA® is pleased to be the exclusive distributor of the Lotus diffuser to you and your family.”

I use this blend throughout my day to stay relaxed.  This blend is also nice before bed for a great night’s sleep.