When you think of essential oils, several will spring to mind first … Tea Tree, Lavender, Frankincense … but probably not Coriander.
And why not? I have no idea. But I’m going to make Coriander my public relations client-du-jour and tell you why it is so wonderful.
Coriander has a connection to the Bible, although it’s a bit obscure. Did you know that, according to scriptures in Exodus and Numbers, manna resembled coriander seed? Do you know what coriander seed looks like? Me neither (that really cleared things up). I don’t profess to know exactly how God created manna. But I will ask for the recipe when I get to the other side (because I’m sure I will be an excellent cook in Heaven).
Manna … that reminds me of an obscure song. I warned you on a previous blog that is that I think in songs and lyrics. If “ … manna burgers, manna soufflé, filet of manna, banana bread …” sound familiar, then you...
You know how you see a word and suddenly it reminds you of something? Earth. That’s the word that did it for me. I used to know a guy from Earth. Earth, Texas.
And no, until he told me, I didn’t know there was an Earth in Texas either.
But digress (you may have noticed I do that).
I’m sure you’ll agree with me that there is something comforting about Earth. First, it’s where we live! And there’s always something comforting about home. Plus, it smells so … earthy. I like the smell of dirt – you know, the kind in your yard, nurturing those blades of grass (and maybe a weed or 40).
There’s also something comforting about Earth Scent. When I smell it, the grounding aroma of patchouli makes me think of the 70s, when “the children and the flowers (were) my sisters and my brothers.”* To me, it’s a comforting scent, and comforting seems to fit this blend.
Earth Scent was formulated to help reduce overall stress levels...
Caution adult material will be discussed.
The other day a discussion came up about ED, ie; Erectile Dysfunction. This is a simple issue when it comes right down to it. But in order to fully get a handle on it, one must consider the bigger picture. So here goes.
ED will be sourced from two approaches. One is from an organic angle. That means there is some physical action, event, etc., that is at the base cause of it. That can come in the form of a tumor, pinched nerve or even a nutritional deficiency. This aspect is something that we are only going to touch on lightly and in spots throughout this discussion. The other is psycho-genetic, or in simple terms, psychological. The bigger part of this discussion is going to be centered around the latter rather than the former.
One might see this a male only discussion, but it is also a female discussion as well. Why is this? Males have a tool called a Penis. Females have a corresponding tool called a...
When you think of Lavender essential oil, you probably think of fields of purple. These fields are generally from photographs you have seen. These photographs are generally ones taken in Provence, a region in southeast France along the Mediterranean Sea.
If you’re like me, you work on your fake French accent and say “proVONCE, FRONCE.” Then, if you’re like me, you think of a song. Because that’s what I do. And you already know I’m probably going to come up with one, if you’ve read my blog posts.
So, enjoy Maurice Chevalier singing “Thank Heaven for Little Girls” from the 1958 movie Gigi as you enjoy learning about Lavender … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTM40o3WgZo.
I found some interesting details about Lavender, Mailette in the winter, 2000 issue of aroma, The International Magazine for Essential Oils (and yes, they use a lowercase “a” for “aroma”). In the article Cousins and Clones:
Many times it is very easy for people to get confused about the term that is usually used in the same sentence as essential oils and that is Volatile Oils.This is somewhat misleading. Sorry but none of around here came up with these terms, we just have to live with them. This question came up in relationship to someone saying that you have to be careful about using essential oils that might end up on clothing that might end up ending up in a dryer.
Volatile means that they evaporate easy when it is discussed in essential oil circles or in any thing aromatherapy. Combustible means that the substance can explode easy. EO"S just evaporate. I have heard some people say that if you Yadda Yadda with the oils they will explode. I have tried and tried to get them to explode or combust. I have failed at that task. In theory I can see if you buy a bottle of oil for say a buck or two from some discount joint, that is nothing more than just a synthetic or made from a...
What positive emotions do you experience when you use essential oils?
“Emotions are at the interface between mind and body, going back and forth between the two and influencing both.”
"All thoughts and all bodily functions involve peptides (chemicals). Each peptide (chemical) mediates a particular emotional state. All our perceptions and thoughts are colored by emotions. There is no such thing as objective, rational thought. A chemical network of peptides integrates our mental, emotional and biological activities. So where are the emotions? It used to be thought that mind and consciousness were located in the brain but the answer is really quite shocking. The emotions are happening everywhere simultaneously and we really need to learn to think of ourselves in a totally new way. Emotions are in the digestive system, in the immune system, in the endocrine system etc.”
– Dr. Candace Pert, Molecules of Emotion
We smell essential oils , bathe in them, rub them on...
I want to start my post off by sharing something personal. If I haven't shared this yet I am sharing it now. I have strong Native American blood in me, and I have a way of fine tuning into the vibrational energies of plants, as well as what God our creator (or the Great Spirit as Native Americans call him) has to offer me.
My feelings on Cedarwood essential oil are that if you are going to use it, use it gratefully. It took a whole tree to get such a small amount of pure essential oils into your palm! Indians used the whole tree, seeds and all. There was no waste.
Because it was believed that the tree itself carried protective properties from their native ancestors, Native Americans carried a piece of cedarwood around their neck for added support.
Whether my ancestors knew it or not, those necklaces kept the pesky bugs away!
Cedarwood was also burned and used as a purifier to cleanse homes and sacred places from negative vibrational energies.
Today in this chaotic world, where our...
Sweet Soothe EO Blend
In one of the groups I sort of got into a conversation about the Sweet Soothe Essential Oil Blend. I thought it would be nice to introduce you to some of the back ground of this oil blend. In my perspective, it always helps to have some of the back ground of a given thing, so that a person can work with it better.
Sweet Soothe has its origins in a blend that was widely used as an anti parasitic formula. Somewhere back in time someone came up with the idea of using Coriander, Fennel and Dill to do a number on parasites. Generally this was to combat the typical stomach worms. Then it was discovered that it helped with upset stomachs and helped with digestion. Some companies actually use a form of these 3 oils as a basis of their digestion related oil blends. For the most part, any one of these oils as a single does a good job for digestion related, up set stomach type issues. So if you only have one of these oils, don't feel bad about trying these if...
I wanted to do a follow-up of sorts related to the internal/external application of the oils. This is a big deal to a lot of people. I want to be short and to the point, so I will share an actual personal experience. Even though we are all adults, sometimes certain types of discussions can be uncomfortable and this will be one of those types. So if you can handle it, read on, if you can't then move on I guess. I will present this in simple speak.
Quite a few years ago I was messing around with the base of the Sweet Soothe EO blend. That is a 3 way, equal mix, of Coriander, Fennel and Dill. Many people over the years have used this base for a number of purposes. One is for upset stomachs, one is for a basic parasite cleanse and for help for diabetics. I had used it a few times for an upset stomach after I ate one of those cheap hotdogs on an empty stomach. Yeah, lots of fun. Yuck. Anyway, that was done, heaven for bid, orally. It helped, made all the difference in...
Good Night is a new oil that will be coming out right shortly. The purpose of this blend is to assist with sleep issues. So Good Night, to help you have a good night's sleep.
Over the years I have worked with a number of different formulations to help with the whole sleep deal. Some have been pretty good; others,were just mediocre. A while back Dave Briskie asked me if I could work on an essential oil blend for sleep, as a number of people that he had talked with had requested this type of blend. Since he requested this blend, I asked him to do the honors in naming it, which he did, so thank you Dave.
I looked at what I had already been done and went to work. When the dust settled, we ended up with this particular blend. You will not find this blend or a blend like it anywhere else, at least for now. Down the road you will be able to find it; but for now, this is an exclusive type of oil. The base oil in this blend is our Earth Scent EO blend that we already have. Then...