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Pain - Using Aromatherapy and Magnesium to help

Pain, it's such a life altering issue for so many folks. I see it day in and day out in my massage practice. Chronic pain totally alters the way people do life and can add to depression and other conditions. We have all worked out too hard, rolled an ankle, or slept funny and woke up with pain in our neck and it sucks but could you imagine that day in and day out?! Today I want to share with you a few ideas and tips to help with pain, reducing it, planning for it and how to get in...


Essential Oils and Sun Exposure (phototoxicity)

When using essential oils there are some safety issues to keep in mind, one of which is using certain oils in the sun. These oils can increase your risk of sun burn and can be a serious side effect of using these oils. The burn can be mild or quite severe depending on exposure. There are ways to reduce this risk when using these oils so as to not have more burns and damage to the skin. What is phototoxicity? Phototoxicity is an increase in skin risk from the sun, certain medications can cause this as well. Signs of phototoxicity...


Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary Essential Oil (Rosemarinus officinalis) is a very useful oil to have on hand. It's therapeutic uses include muscular aches and pain, arthritis, headaches, stomach upset, abdominal spasm, respiratory conditions, sinus and congestion, fluid retention, detoxifying, memory enhancement, acne, dandruff and hair loss.
Rosemary oil is steam distilled from the leaves, twigs and flowers of the plant. Typically found in France, Spain, Morocco, and Tunisia..
 

Using Essential Oils for Depression, Anxiety and Feeling Blue

Hey guys this post is a little heavy and weighing big time on my heart but I feel I must share it and hopefully bring a little light to someone who may need it. I believe aromatherapy can be a very powerful tool in supporting folks going through depression and anxiety. Experiencing depression and anxiety is no joke, it's not to be taken lightly and when necessary medical interventions may need to be made. There is no weakness in that, no shame so please get assistance if you need it. We all have the blues every now and then but...


Cleaning with oils, say WHAT?

Years ago we kicked the toxic chemical cleaners to the curb. I grew up in a house where clean meant BLEACH and when I moved into my own place years ago I just couldn't stand to use it. The smell, the drying of my skin it just wasn't for me.

So I started using vinegar and let's face it vinegar works great but the smell not so much. Later when we had kids they would come in and say "oh Mom you cleaned the bathroom and it smells so gross!" 🤔 so I started adding essential oils to my...