The Essential Oil Revolution

182: Cinnamon Essential Oil + Cats + Science!

What natural substance can you use to clean your face, sanitize your house, AND increase your mental focus? Cinnamon essential oil! We love so many things about this oil, and its spicy invigorating scent is a total bonus. Join us as we chat with Rachel Andorfer, who originally trained in Biophysics and Bioengineering but came to essential oils through a chance reading of a paper about lavender oil and anxiety. After falling in love with natural medicine, she combined her love of science and essential oils to create The Essential Girl. Through her blog and online courses, she educates people about the science of essential oils on a fundamental level, because she believes you shouldn’t have to be a PhD to understand essential oils. 

Listen in to discover some of Rachel’s favorite ways to use cinnamon essential oil. She also sheds light on the controversial issue of using essential oils around cats, and why they process these substances so differently.  

181: Epigenetics, DNA, and Essential Oils

What does our great-great-great grandparents’ lifestyles have to do with whether or not we’re susceptible to certain diseases? Everything, apparently! Our genes determine everything about us, and our lifestyles influence how our genes are expressed, not only in our bodies, but in the bodies of our descendants! Today we discuss essential oils and genetics with David Krantz, certified Epigenetic Coach who specializes in boosting cognitive function and helping clients harness their creative and personal power. As a lifelong musician, David sees the various systems of the body as parts of a complex symphony. And, as a coach, he excels at fine-tuning those parts to create resonant harmonious health.  

Interested in how your unique genetic signature affects the way your body processes certain foods, tolerates different stress levels, and predisposes you to certain medical conditions? David shares how reading your genetic markers and recommending specific essential oils, foods, and exercise levels can make the all the difference between health and illness. 

180- Right Under Your Nose

Did you know that plants can unlock chemical aspects of the human body, like a lock and key? Human beings have evolved alongside the plant kingdom…it’s no wonder our bodies respond so beautifully to plant medicine. Kerry Hughes, principal for EthnoPharm, is an ethnobotanist, herbalist, and author with a 20-year record of success in natural product development. Hughes is driven by a “tenacious fascination with the potential health-enhancing role plants can play.”  

Tune in to learn how you can deepen your own relationship with plants, and how plants communicate with each other, with insects, and with us.

179-When Acupressure Meets Essential Oils

While the idea of letting another person poke you all over with needles may make some squeamish, acupressure delivers many of the same benefits without turning you into a pin cushion. Merina Ty-Kisera, author and Oriental Medicine practitioner, has been passionate about health and healing for as long as she can remember. Merina’s practice, Merina Wellness, specializes in releasing the root cause of stress, increasing stress tolerance, and helping patients move through the psychosocial/emotional issues underlying their symptoms. Ty-Kisera trained in Aroma AcuPoint Therapy and from that study developed her own version of acupressure with essential oils for her patients.  

Tune in to discover what happens when you combine the healing powers of essential oils with the ancient healing technique of acupressure. Merina shares some of her favorite combinations for everyday wellness. Try it for yourself! 

178— Olympic Gold Medalist Bryan Clay Shares His Love for Essential Oils

Bryan came to the essential oil world the way so many husbands do…after finally trying an oil his wife recommended and being amazed by the results! From a small town on the Island of Oahu to the World Stage, Bryan Clay reached the top of the Olympic Podium against all odds. Diverted off the troubled path of his childhood, he went on to become one of the most decorated Decathletes of all time. Today, Bryan is sharing his story of redemption all over the world as a motivator, advisor, husband, father and ambassador of active, healthy living.   

Bryan’s message is one of balance and being conscious of all the substances we expose our bodies to. Learn how easy it is to make the move from the over-the-counter painkillers to nature’s original healers…plants.  

177—Yoga Nidra and Learning to Rest

Why are women having such a hard time getting the rest they need to function optimally? How would your life be different if you woke up every day feeling perfectly rested? Karen Brody decided to tackle this common issue head-on. Karen is a mother, writer, and founder of DaringtoRest.com, an online community dedicated to helping women (and brave men) take back rest. She is the author of the book, DARING TO REST: Reclaim Your Power with Yoga Nidra Rest Meditation, a 40-day program that “makes yoga nidra relevant and accessible to 21st-century women, who may need this practice more than any previous generation.” 

Check out today’s interview with Karen and learn about how these highly effective tools, yoga nidra and essential oils, can help you reboot and recharge so that you can show up at your absolute best! 

176—Conquer Anything! Mindset, Meditation, and Essential Oil

How can we harness the power of our minds in order to help us through life’s challenges? Is meditation the answer? How can essential oils play a role in that journey? Join us as we discuss the role of meditation in shifting mindset with Brenton Dunnington.  Brenton enjoys helping people achieve their goals through guided meditation & visualization.  He leads The 21-Day YL Mindset Meditation Challenge: Young Living Specific Guided Visualizations, Affirmations, & Meditations to help overcome negative self-talk, limiting beliefs, and common fears in your business. Don’t worry if you’re not a Young Living business builder…everyone can benefit from these exercises! 

Tune in to learn about how the combined power of essential oils, meditation, and visualization can reduce stress and inflammation, break through our self-worth and abundance blocks, and even reverse the aging process! You won’t want to miss this one! 

175: Homeopathy Educator Joette Calabrese Shares All

We all have some sort of desire or intention that we would like to see become reality. Ritual is a tool that can help us take that intention and ground it into our subconscious to actually manifest it in our lives. Amy Leigh Mercree, Holistic Health Expert and best selling author of 10 books; A Little Bit of Mindfulness, A Little Bit of Meditation, and Essential Oils Handbook, dives into the topic of ritual and intentionally transforming the unwanted into the wanted. Amy’s latest book, The Mood Book: Crystals, Oils, and Rituals to Elevate Your Spirit, breaks down five different moods and offers holistic rituals, quizzes, and advice to optimize your life based on your mood.  

Why settle for OK when you have the tools to cultivate AMAZING? Tune in for tips on living the way you want to live, and the tools to help make it happen. 

174: Boosting Your Mood w/ Amy Leigh Mercree

We all have some sort of desire or intention that we would like to see become reality. Ritual is a tool that can help us take that intention and ground it into our subconscious to actually manifest it in our lives. Amy Leigh Mercree, Holistic Health Expert and best selling author of 10 books; A Little Bit of Mindfulness, A Little Bit of Meditation, and Essential Oils Handbook, dives into the topic of ritual and intentionally transforming the unwanted into the wanted. Amy’s latest book, The Mood Book: Crystals, Oils, and Rituals to Elevate Your Spirit, breaks down five different moods and offers holistic rituals, quizzes, and advice to optimize your life based on your mood.  

Why settle for OK when you have the tools to cultivate AMAZING? Tune in for tips on living the way you want to live, and the tools to help make it happen. 

173: If Plants Could Talk

Did you know that different plant preparations can impart different aspects of a plant’s medicine? Join us as we speak with Heather Irvine, the Herbal Academy’s Herbal Mentor and Ambassador. For over ten years, Heather worked as an herbal product maker running a successful herb business in Vermont, selling products made from plants she grew or gathered herself. Now, she is focusing on herbal education for students, consumers, and healthcare practitioners helping them understand and talk about how herbs work.  

Plants are more intelligent than you know! Tune in to learn about how to use these natural tools (and why you’ve likely heard WAY more about pills than plants!) 

172: Dr. Eric Z - The Essential Oils Diet

If you want to get healthy and regain a balanced metabolism, choose quality over quantity! In this episode, we dive into the main factors preventing Americans from experiencing the natural health and balance that is the human birthright. Join us as we speak with Dr. Eric Zelinski, author, aromatherapist, public health researcher, chiropractor, and natural living educator, about the role of nutrient-dense, bioactive foods and essential oils in creating and maintaining a vibrant, healthy lifestyle.  

“Just Say No!” to the status quo! Listen in to learn how to reclaim your natural health and vitality. No need to exclude entire food groups or follow fad diets. Simply choose high quality whole foods and essential oils, and watch your body reset to health.  

 

171: Archetypes and Essential Oils

We are vibrational creatures! As such, we have the ability to choose tools to influence our vibration in a direction of our choosing. Candice Covington, author of Essential Oils in Spiritual Practice: Working with the Chakras, Divine Archetypes, and the Five Great Elements, discusses what it means to work with plants on a vibrational level. She also sheds light on the topic of archetypes, present in human culture since the dawn of time, and the purpose behind their stories and mythology. A certified aromatherapist, healing arts master, and energy worker, Candice is now the primary aromatherapist at the Chopra Center. She is the founder of Divine Archetypes, an essential oil company that specializes in the esoteric, and is currently working on You Are What You Eat: A Vibrational Cookbook for Inner Traditions

Tune in for a fascinating look at the underlying influences of plants and archetypes and how you can use both to assist in reaching your most heartfelt goals! 

170: Guts, Candida, and Poop, Oh my!

Sometimes symptoms such as headache, lethargy, or unexplained weight gain are treated with a pharmaceutical band-aid, when they are actually signs of a digestive imbalance. In today’s interview, Laurie Seely shares her story as a sufferer of irritable bowel syndrome and Candida overgrowth, and the path she took to digestive freedom. Laurie is a professional opera singer who became a Functional Medicine Health Coach after making her journey back to health. A self-proclaimed “health detective”, she now leads others back to digestive health with workshops ,group programs, essential oils, and one-on-one coaching. This is one episode that shouldn’t be missed! If you poop (and especially if you don’t), you will benefit from listening to this interview!

169: The Alchemy of Essential Oils

When someone who has been holding on to trauma suddenly releases it from their body ,everything in their life gets lighter. Nia Dickens sheds some light on the alchemical processes involved in making essential oils and vibrational medicines, and the profound results we can realize when we treat the whole person, not just the physical body. Nia specializes in pain relief and trauma recovery treatments to aid in the release of chronic/ acute conditions. Her path of practice in massage and body work therapy and herbal alchemy includes over 25 years of experience. Nia uses her knowledge and experience in massage coupled with her own intuitive guidance to address the client’s body-soul-spirit, or the “wholeself.”

Check out this week’s episode with Nia and discover what’s actually in those little bottles of essential oil—if properly and consciously distilled, the color and aroma represent far more than just a nice smell!

168: Former NFL player Stevie Baggs Jr. is here to wake you up!

“Ditch hate, spread love. Hate is the #1 disease in the world. Have you been tested?” How we move and represent ourselves in the world is of the utmost importance .Meet Stevie “Shakespeare” Baggs, Jr., the former NFL and CFL player, actor, author, speaker ,brand ambassador and president/co-founder of the CETA Foundation, a nonprofit that provides wellness and life skill programs and education for young people. Stevie has a refreshing life philosophy and is working hard to spread the message of love, health and wellness, in his backyard and beyond.

167: Tapping into your Subconscious with Oils and Hypnotherapy

The conscious mind controls ONLY 5-12% of our behavior... will power alone may not be enough to get you to your goals. Learn how to work with your subconscious for making real, positive changes that last! Our guest today, Carolyn Jenkins, first became interested in complementary and alternative healthcare modalities over ten years ago. She wended her way from Certified Health Coach to aroma therapist to Certified Hypnotist in a search for natural alternatives to traditional Western medicine. Aroma therapy and hypnotherapy are natural allies because they both operate at the level of the subconscious.

166: Beauty Inside and Out w/ Beauty Queen Mama Z

Is beauty only skin deep? Find the answer to that and more with group fitness and martial arts instructor, health coach, lactation consultant, and natural health guru Sabrina Zelinski. The mastermind behind the allergy-friendly food recipes and do-it-yourself remedies featured on her husband-and-wife duo website and books, Sabrina helps fellow moms find natural ways to care for their families.

164: Natural Hair Care Tips You Can't Live Without

Tashena Gonzales knows busy! She works full-time in the highly demanding automotive industry plus volunteers 20+ hours a week at her church. She has a huge passion for wellness and toxin-free living and loves helping busy professionals integrate wellness into their lives using simple hacks and tips. For today’s episode, we explore the topic of hair care, and the many natural ways you can create beautiful, healthy, and toxin-free hair!

163: Helichrysum Essential Oil

Helichrysum oil has long been revered for its beautiful golden-colored flower which seems to never whither. The plans is often referred to as “Imortelle,” and its many therapeutic uses makes it an essential for any wellness cabinet. Today on the podcast we take a closer look into this amazing oil and how to use it in your everyday lives with oily educator Nikki Bryan

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