Essential Oils

Supporting Health Naturally

Uncategorized

Quality is Key with Essential Oils

Google+Share

Essential oil quality impact benefits of essential oilsQuality is key when it comes to essential oils. It directly impacts how effective the essential oil will be and the benefit you will experience. High quality, 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils are also the safest essential oils to use.

If you are serious about your health, don’t compromise when it comes to quality. There are several factors you should be aware of before using any essential oil. Where did the plants grow that are used to make the essential oil? How were they cultivated (organic farming vs. treatment with pesticides and herbicides)? Are they harvested properly and at the right time? Which distillation method / extraction methods were used? Are the essential oils being tested? The essential oils I use come from plants that are grown in their indigenous environment (and without use of any pesticides or harmful chemicals), harvested properly and at the right time, and are either steam distilled or compression extracted. EVERY BATCH of essential oil is tested with Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, FTIR, Refractive Index, Optical Rotation, Specific Gravity, Organoleptic testing, Stability testing, Heavy metal testing, TPC/Microbial testing, Pesticide analysis, Chiral GC, Istope Carbon 14, Biochemical Pairing (ARC Plots), Taxonomy, VOC (volatile carbon analysis), Thin Layer Chromatography, and LC/LCMS. This rigorous testing ensures that every essential oil bottle is 100% pure, medicinal grade and that every drop from every bottle has the same potency and consistency.

All these steps ensure essential oils are consistent in their potency and safe for us to use. Just contact me and I’ll be happy to email you more information about the essential oils I use. You can purchase through me and also receive custom blends made just for you! This way you can ensure that the blend is appropriate for your age, any chronic conditions that have to be considered, other medication you might be taking, appropriate dosage and delivery method.

Working with an aromatherapist will ensure that your experience with essential oils will be positive and rewarding.

Energize Your Mornings

Google+Share

Essential oils can be a wonderful companion for your morning routines. Diffuse this blend in your bathroom while getting ready and you’ll start having a whole new outlook on your day!

Gum Health and Essential Oils

Google+Share

Can Essential Oils Improve Gum Health?

When my cousin and her husband came to visit in February 2014, he mentioned to me that he has problems with his gums. After having heard Dr. Steuer, DDS  and Dr. Harding, DDS speak about how they use therapeutic grade essential oils in their patient case studies, we had already started using various essential oil products in our family to promote healthier gums.

Based on our experiences and the research Dr. Steuer and Dr. Harding had done, my cousin started using an essential oil blend called the protective blend which consists of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils. He would put one drop in a shot glass of warm water and swish for a minute. Sometimes he would even rub a drop directly on areas of concern. In addition he switched to a great toothpaste which contains that same essential oil blend and started taking a supplement which supports cellular health, contains all necessary vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, and essential oils.  He now enjoys much healthier gums which made him and his dentist very happy.

I’ll be happy to send you more information about the products we use to promote gum health. Contact me.

Keep Your Kids Healthy in School

Google+Share


Do you have kids in pre-school, kindergarten, school or even college? Then you know the struggle as a parent to keep your kids healthy. As my daughter has a rare illness which gets three times worse when she gets sick with a cold, keeping her healthy is one of my main concerns. She used to be on antibiotics 5 to 6 times a year. Not any more. I’ve found a way to boost her immune system and support her body.

Applying one drop of the Protective Blend under the soles of her feet in the morning has worked amazingly. If she ever feels she might become sick, she takes the Protective Blend gelcaps, up to three times a day. When it is a younger child, you could just apply a drop of Protective Blend several times a day to support the immune defense.

To have witnessed a change in her overall health using this oil blend has been amazing. One 15ml bottle lasts us for many months. Just imagine, you only use one drop each time and the bottle contains 250 drops.

As a parent, it makes me feel good to know that I’m supporting my child’s health with something natural and that she feels better all year round.

Give it a try!

If you live in the Sarasota or Bradenton, FL area, don’t hesitate to contact me and I’ll be glad to meet, share my experiences, and give you free samples. You can reach me at 941.504.1968 or use the contact form.


 

Better Sleep with Essential Oils

Google+Share

Taking myself as an example, I sometimes had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Getting a better night’s sleep means waking up refreshed and energetic.

When we don’t have enough sleep, it affects everything in our life. We aren’t as productive as we could be, we aren’t as energetic as we could be, we aren’t as happy as we could be, and our body doesn’t feel as healthy as it could be.

There are several essential oils that have calming and relaxing properties. My personal favorites are Lavender, Vetiver, Cypress, and Soothing Blend. As a website developer, I know my problems with falling asleep sometimes are caused by working on the computer until late at night as well as stress and personal worries. Since I’ve developed a routine using Lavender or Calming blend, Vetiver and Cypress, I’ve been able to fall asleep much faster, stay asleep, and wake up feeling much more rested. I rub a drop of Lavender on the back of my neck and down my traps, apply one drop on my wrists (so I can smell the oil while falling asleep), and one drop of Vetiver or Cypress under the soles of my feet. Other simple solutions are putting 2-3 drops across the pillow or in the palms of your hands and/ or using 1-3 drops of Clary Sage under the tongue. Taking a soaking bath or foot massage with some of the essential oils mentioned is also very relaxing and promotes better sleep. Another great solution is using a diffuser in the bedroom with a couple of the drops of the essential oil that works best for you.

I’m more productive, I feel better, and I’m a happier person after a good night’s rest and I thank these essential oils for it!

Essential Oils & Hydration

Google+Share

support hydration with essential oils

Essential Oils Can Help Support Proper Hydration

It’s summer and it’s hot in Florida but not only in Florida! We want to be outdoors, running, biking, going to the beach, kids going to their summer camps, and proper hydration becomes key to staying healthy and fit.

Dehydration can have serious effects, even be fatal. So staying properly hydrated is key. Who doesn’t know the feeling of having a hard time to drink an entire glass of water? One of my kids when he was in his teens simply couldn’t drink an entire glass of water, it made him feel ill. Essential oils can be a savior, making water taste simply delicious.

When adding essential oils to water, make sure you are using only 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils (CPTG) that are labeled for internal use.

Some of our most favorite essential oils to add to water are Lemon, Wild Orange, Lime, Grapefruit, Lavender, and Peppermint. One of my friends who owns a Cafe and has a water dispenser for her guests, adds lemon, lavender, and peppermint essential oils to the water and it’s the most refreshing and delicious water you can imagine.

Essential oils are very potent so be careful when experimenting with the number of drops. Start just with one drop. It might be already sufficient for a 16 oz glass of water. You can also add CPTG essential oils to smoothies and frozen popsicles to add flavor, therapeutic value, and actually increase your antioxidant intake.

Enjoy your summer, stay hydrated, stay healthy!


Less Pesticides on Fruits and Vegetables

Google+Share

A 2012 report from the American Academy of Pediatricians that’s quoted by EWG suggested that pesticide exposure is linked to “pediatric cancers, decreased cognitive function, and behavioral problems.”

Everybody is aware that eating organic is more healthy but not many families can afford to eat organic  all the time. The website takepart.com published a great article about a cheap way to avoid chemicals in our foods – click here to read.

how to reduce pesticides on fruits and vegetablesHere is My Recipe for Washing Fruits & Vegetables

Make your own citrus produce wash – quick & easy and a great way to get more of the harmful toxins, pesticides, and bacteria off your produce.

Here is what I use:
– glass spray bottle (never put essential oils into plastic)
– glass bowl
– funnel
– 10 ounces of purified water
– juice of one lemon
– 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
– 1 tbsp baking soda
– 10 drops grapefruit essential oil
– 10 drops lemon essential oil
– 10 drops wild orange essential oil

Mix lemon juice, baking soda, and essential oils in a bowl, add cup of vinegar, mix well until baking soda is dissolved, add purified water, mix well, pour into glass bottle. Your produce wash is ready!

Spray your fruits and vegetables with produce wash, let sit for 30 seconds, then rinse well with water. Use produce brush if possible for certain fruits and vegetables.

Enjoy your fruits & veggies!

 

 

 


Making Your Reed Diffuser

Google+Share
Creating your own reed diffuser is a fun and decorative way to diffuse essential oils! This easy diffuser is great to have at home, in the office, at school, or anywhere you would like the aroma and benefits of essential oils. Customize this diffuser to fit your style and personality by using your favorite container and essential oils.

What You Need:

  • 1/4 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 15 drops of your favorite essential oils
  • reed diffuser sticks

Note: You can purchase reed diffuser sticks at most craft and candle stores.

 

Directions:

Put Fractionated Coconut Oil and essential oils into glass container. Add Reed Diffuser sticks and you’re done! It may take up to a day for the essential oil blend to make it’s way up the diffuser for you to smell.

Tip: Flip each reed every 2-3 days for a stronger aroma.

All Natural Shaving Cream with Essential Oils

Google+Share

Find out how to make your own shaving cream with natural lubricants and essential oils. This wonderful recipe will let you create a shaving cream that improves razor glide and will leave your skin smooth, healthy, and moisturized.

Here is what you will need:

1/3 cup shea butter

1/3 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil

5 drops Sandalwood essential oil

5 drops Peppermint essential oil

5 drops Melaleuca essential oil

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients in double boiler except for essential oils.

2. Once melted, remove from heat, and let sit for 3 minutes.

3. Add essential oils and stir until combined.
Note: Use a popsicle stick for easy cleanup.

4. Let shaving cream rest until hard. You can put it in the refrigerator to speed up the cooling process.

5. Using a hand or stand mixer, whip shaving cream until light and fluffy (around 3-5 minutes).

6. Put into container of choice. You’re done!

 

For information on the Essential Oils used in the recipe and to order, please click below:

Sandalwood Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil

Melaleuca Essential Oil

 

 

AROMATHERAPIST

As an Aromatherapist, Scarlet offers guidance and education, identifying the best single essential oils, essential oil blends, and custom designed essential oil products, supporting YOUR physical health, emotional wellbeing, and ability to effectively reduce stress. Learn how to best integrate essential oils and essential oil based products into your daily routines to experience sustained benefits.

Aromatherapist Essential Oils Education & Wellness Consultation
Search Essential Oils
Aromatherapy Consultation
Essential Oils newsletter

My Story
Aromatherapy Certification