Leiann's Essential Oil Blog

The Management of People and Business Success.

Since everyone is cooped up in their house, or something like that, I thought it might be a good time to review a presentation that I did on a FB live about business building. I feel like it is very fitting in light of the situation that many people are faced with.

So how do you go about building a business? I have seen so many of these psychopaths get up and say, "If you don't do it like me and become me, you are a loser". Then when you find out how they "built" their business, you find out that their way is not for you or well, it isn't reality. So in our discussion, we will deal with reality. What I am going to help you to understand is how to build a business that is sustainable for both the short term and long term. I call it, well, the water principle, I guess. We will learn how to make water flow uphill. So maybe The water flowing uphill principle?

When you are faced with going out into the big world, you will meet all kinds of people, this is great, but as you go you will...

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Essential oil use on a dog, clinical level. Man Up EO blend.

I have had the responsibility of taking care of my mother's little dog since she got moved into an assisted living place. She was not allowed to take her dog, so I took her in. She is a Maltese Shitzo cross. Nice little dog, She is a house dog but does like to go outside and take a tour of the neighborhood on occasion. Sort of "get out of the house" for a short time. lol. Even dogs like to get away for a bit.

Anyway, right before she was to take a trip to the groomer, she got a foxtail caught between her eye and nose. We didn't notice it because of the hair, and the groomer said that she had found the foxtail and got it out. After a month or so, I noticed that she was acting a bit strange, then I noticed that in the place where the foxtail had been there was a sore that had scabbed over, I watched it for a few days and it was growing. So I asked Leiann to take her to the Vet. I honestly thought she had cancer. He said that she had a serious infection in several teeth and nasal...

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March Gardening Tips.

March Gardening Tips.

As we approach the end of March, we need to start taking this gardening thing seriously. Gardening is about to shift into hyperspeed. But it doesn't need to be "hyper" but a shift into gear is in order. So we will hit on a few of the main points and try to keep this short.

First off, the seed selection is upon most of us. Most have put off this until the last minute. So get up and go down to the seed store and get what you need. As you make your selection, give this idea a thought. Think about doing 2 plantings. Do one planting early. Then, later on, do another planting. In order to do this, you will need to select a shorter growing season. Some plants do better in cooler weather. So if you get on top of things, you can grow some plants that mature early, such as Broccoli, Radishes, Peas, Cauliflower, Brussell Sprouts. Anyway, you get the idea, as there are many.

Next. Consider this idea. At the time of the writing of this tip, we are somewhere in the middle of...

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Corona Virus Related.

I would like to take a moment to discuss with everyone an important part of this aromatherapy thing as it applies to the Corona Virus issue.
It is important to remember to NOT make claims of curing or healing with regards to essential oils or aromatherapy modalities. In order to make these types of claims, whatever item being referenced has to have gone through extensive test trials over a long period of time under precise protocols and controls.
Since this virus is somewhat new, it has not had enough time to have tests done on it and in relationship to ANY type of cure or data to carry the claim of healing. For example, I have seen claims that Vitamin C will "cure" it. Then I see people claim that a claim of Vitamin C being able to cure it is false. One is just as false as the other as no study has been done to support or deny those claims. For one thing, not enough time has elapsed to make a study of this new specific type of pathogen.
Based on previously known...
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Zinc in the Spotlight of Health.

Today's discussion is centered around Zinc. I wanted to deviate a bit from the scheduled subject and touch on this for several reasons. For example, the other day I attended an annual farm machinery auction that takes place in this area. What I observed was somewhat disturbing. I know that in the past I looked pretty rough, health-wise, and perhaps I was in rough shape. But over the past few years, I have taken measures to change the direction that I was headed. I am sure my particular health challenges contributed to the observations of others, but I did have some issues outside of those, but, now I feel like they are getting under control so as I do feel great and a number of people have told me that I am looking like I might actually live. I must have looked pretty rough. So I will use my story a little bit to discuss what I have learned from my self and from others during the past 5 or so years.

So what was so disturbing to me at the auction? Aside from some obvious trends...

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Dumbest Claim in Aromatherapy.

Dumbest Claim in Aromatherapy.

As I look back on the past 40 years of being involved in or with Aromatherapy in one form or another, I have just about heard it all. Much like the one Farmer's Insurance commercial that we see once in a while in media. You know the one where the guy says something to the effect of, "We have seen a thing or two". So it is with me in aromatherapy.

Fast forward to the present era of time. I was an observer on the sidelines here in Utah as what have become two of the biggest essential oil marketing companies around. They say they are the biggest. I say, so.. it isn't always best to be out there in the front, too much crap and nonsense to deal with. There is more to life than the accolades and ego of being the alpha dog of the pack. Well for some us anyway. So where am I going with this discussion? OK, fair enough, let's get to the bottom line. There are a lot of myths out there in aromatherapy and in particular with the essential oils. Drum roll.... the...

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Perspective on Dumbest Claim in Aromatherapy.

This is a guest post by Amanda Clegg from the UK.

 

Kent , reading your recent article about the dangers of ingesting essential oils made me think about some of my experiences with the companies he refers to, one of which is now big in the UK.

Three or four years ago I was invited to join a Facebook Aromatherapy group. Fairly new to social media at the time, I thought ‘oh, what fun: how nice’, and proceeded to join in discussions and give opinions in my capacity as a UK-qualified practicing aromatherapist. All went well until the lady who ran it started posting alarming ‘tips’, culminating in my very negative response to a suggestion from her that placing black pepper oil under your tongue would negate cravings for nicotine. I was thrown out of the group!

Around the same time, several of my fellow Neal’s Yard Remedies Organics colleagues were also having similar issues, and some lively discussions resulted in our private group. (NYRO is the...

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Coronavirus.

Coronavirus;
 
I would like to take a moment to discuss this whole idea of this virus and share some various perspectives. Here goes.
 
The current generation of people living has had a life of very little resistance to being given a life that generations of the past could only dream of if they could even comprehend a life without the resistance of the everyday, common challenges that they had to work with every day of their life. Their easiest day was much more difficult than our very worst day. In many parts of the world, everyday life is very difficult. Fortunately, anyone that is reading this does not experience the life of struggles that many people in various countries deal with daily. Many people in our world are living a life that has no cognitive comprehension of reality in this world.
 
The reality of this world is that we are subject to the law of nature. Some people out there claim a belief in a supreme being. There are as many different versions of this...
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Disruptive Innovation

Disruptive Innovation.
 
In a FB post conversation about the Dunning-Kruger Effect, I made mention of this business theory, Disruptive Innovation. This is a fantastic concept. It essentially explains why if a business does not innovate, it will go down.  It walks hand in glove with the Dunning-Krugger Effect. Well, many of these business theories go hand in glove as they do work together. The discussion also mentioned this guy that is credited with inventing the concept and term of Disruptive Innovation.
 
One of the interesting concepts of how this theory plays out is in this whole essential oil business. The secret of the main big MLM that successfully made the application of this theory is Young Living. Then a number of years later, actually about the right number of years along comes the upstart, DoTerra. They then successfully applied this theory. But since then, no one has pulled it off. Likely the best explanation is that all of these break-offs from these 2...
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Hisidine Amino Acid

Histidine Amino Acid.
 
Today's discussion centers around the Histidine Amino Acid. I am moving this in a slightly upscaling of these discussions to cover Amino Acid. We are looking at these because of their importance. We say the minerals are at the center of all of this stuff, and yes they are as they are the base elements of the next step which is Amino Acids. The minerals don't do much more than just set there unless we have a blend of sorts of them along with other factors, to give them energy and give life to them. An Amino Acid is the next step in giving life to the minerals. They are the building blocks of proteins, which we are essentially a collection of proteins. So with that, we will move on. Keep in mind that later down the road we will look at the other factors. But for now, step by step and the next step is Amino Acids I hope you enjoy this one, it will include some interesting perspectives, of which will give you the wow effect, at least in your mind.
 
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