Traveling with Essential Oils by Nicolette Mier

Traveling with Essential Oils
The summer months are a great time to travel, discover new places, and have adventures with those you love. But sometimes while traveling, immediate first aid care is not readily available; aScreen Shot 2014-08-12 at 11.42.35 AMnd an untreated wound, even a minor one, can become a situation. According to Dr. Margaret Chan of the Word Heath Organization (WHO), because bacteria is becoming resistant to antibiotics “things as common as strep throat or a child’s scratched knee could once again kill.” Luckily essential oils help fill our need of first aid whenever we need them, including during travel. Continue reading

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Toxic People – Reporter Finds Flame Retardants In his Blood

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We have been asked many time to teach on living healthy in this toxic world.  Finding examples of how toxic we can be is not hard to find.  Recently when researching for an upcoming seminar I ran into this alarming article by a reporter with the National Geographic who decided to test his blood for toxins.  You’ll be amazed at what he found, I know I was.

Here is the article..
A Swedish chemist is on the phone, talking about flame retardants, chemicals added for safety to just about any product that can burn. Found in mattresses, carpets, the plastic casing of televisions, electronic circuit boards, and automobiles, flame retardants save hundreds of lives a year in the United States alone. These, however, are where they should not be: inside my body.

Åke Bergman of Stockholm University tells me he has received the results of a chemical analysis of my…

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Radioactive? The new normal?

We have been exposed to radiation!  Does that make us radioactive?  Does this cause harm to our bodies?  Is this normal?  Should we be exposed to radiation not naturally Fukashima Radiationoccurring in our environment?  Do you want to be exposed to radiation without serious reason?  If you reading this and said yes to those answers, either you have been exposed to way too much radiation and lost a few neurons or the questions were misunderstood.  Either way, read on and lets talk about radiation exposure the norms and what you may want to consider… Continue reading

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Synthetic Essential Oil’s Effective?


We sometimes will see people we care about trying to save a few dollars by buying essential oils that are synthetic.  Unfortunately most of them are marketed as “pure” when they have the warning label you see to your left. It does not take a scientist to realize that without the food supplement label and with multiple warnings, this product may not be good for you even topically.  Especially when we remember that our skin is the largest organ of our body.  However below is a great article from, showing how synthetic essential oils  compare with natural ones.  You may be surprised. Continue reading

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Flaming Hands and Ginger!

There are times when the following conditions can run out of control like flame.  Find out what many people are turning to help.  Arthritis, digestive disorders, respiratory infections/congestion, muscular aches/pains and nausea. Some of us have experienced some or even all of these issues.  I just found some research that shows how Ginger Essential Oil may help with all those issues!  Image

Triple “A” Activities of Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger essential oil is steam distilled from the root of the plant, which originated in South Asia and now grows in subtropical climates throughout the world. In traditional folk use, ginger has been valued for easing stomach complaints. In the book Chemistry of Spices, the editors write that “β-sesquiphellandrene and ar-curcumene are regarded as partly responsible for the characteristic ginger flavor” of the spice.1
A 2013 study2 from the Amala Cancer Research Centre in Kerala, India, analyzed the chemical composition of ginger (Zingiber officinale) essential oil.

The main constituents as detected by GC-MS analysis were α-zingberene (31 percent), ar-curcumene (15.4 percent), and α-sesquiphellandrene (14.02 percent).
The first “A” that ginger essential oil achieved was for its antioxidant power. The researchers stated that it “scavenged superoxide, DPPH (an organic chemical compound composed of free radical molecules3), hydroxyl radicals and inhibited tissue lipid peroxidation in vitro.”4
Not only was ginger oil a great free radical scavenger, but oral administration for one month “significantly increased the antioxidants superoxide dismutase, glutathione and glutathione reductase enzymes level in [the] blood of mice.”5 The ginger oil also increased the antioxidant enzymes of glutathione-S-transferase, glutathione peroxidase, and superoxide dismutase in mice liver.Image
The second “A” stands for the power of ginger essential oil as an anti-inflammatory agent. Chronic inflammation was induced by carrageenan, dextran and formalin. The study states that ginger oil “produced significant reduction in acute inflammation.”6
The third “A” is for ginger essential oil’s antinociceptive action. Nociception is the medical term for the sensation of pain. While one cringes to think that pain was induced in laboratory mice with acetic acid, it is a relief to know that administration of ginger essential oil was antinociceptive. The study stated that the ginger oil “exhibited significant reduction in acetic acid induced writhing movements.”7
The researchers’ conclusion was positive. “The present report revealed that ginger oil possesses antioxidant activity as well as significant anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive property.”8

Wanting to know how to use essential oils?  Where to get them?  What source do we use and why?

Editors V. A. Parthasarathy, Bhageerathy Chempakam, T. John Zachariah, Chemistry of Spices, Cabi, 2008:80.
Jeena K, Liju VB, Kuttan R, Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive activities of essential oil from ginger. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2013 Jan-Mar;57(1):51-62.

Jenna, op cited.

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MRSA and What They Don’t Want you To Know!

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“We are facing a huge crisis worldwide not having an antibiotics pipeline.” She added, “It is bad now, and the infectious disease docs are frantic. But what is worse is the thought of where we will be five to 10 years from now.” – Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, told the New York Times June 2, 2013

According to, “No one had to promise Mother Nature $200,000 to create antibiotics. Polish researchers at the Medical University of Lodz report in a new 2013 study that basil and rosemary essential oils have promise as effective antibacterial agents.” Continue reading

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Brushing Your Teeth with Laundry Detergent?

brushingteethWould you brush your teeth with Laundry Detergent? How about Engine Coolant? Or even better, Shampoo?
Well I know you would not willingly or knowingly do so, at least if you cared about your health. Trouble is most people do this on a daily basis, two-three times a day, 365 times a year and do not even understand what they are ingesting! After you read on and see what is in the most popular toothpaste on the market your jaw will be wide open….and not because your ready to brush your teeth! Continue reading

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