The Essential Oil Revolution

199: Massage + EOs = Magic!

Massage has so many benefits for the body and mind alone…but when combined with essential oil plant power, clients get way more than just relaxed muscles! Sharon Davenport is a Wife, Mom, Founder of PRIME Total Body Systems, LLC & Kindred Touch. She loves helping people experience the joys of massage therapy, self-care and essential oils to promote total wellness and healthy communication among families in their daily lives. Sharon has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 14 years and holds many other trainings and certifications but we are here today with her to focus on the intersection of essential oils and massage. 

 

Cater each massage to the needs of the client, use your intuition, and always ask for permission before applying oils on clients. Prepare to have a full schedule with repeat customers and word-of-mouth referrals! 

198: Safe Sunscreen Alternatives

It can be challenging to navigate the world of skin care products in an era when scientific studies are conducted by the companies who have an interest in the outcome, and when what’s Generally Regarded As Safe can change from year to year. In today’s episode, we discuss sunscreen safety with Dan Matthews, a professor of physics, chemistry, biology and English. He spent six years as head of research in applied polymer chemistry at a chemical engineering firm. He is a bestselling author and is passionate about healthy living, free of toxic anything. Dan has been developing essential oil blends and an organic sunscreen lotion to help eliminate petrochemical toxins being applied on people's bodies, and inadvertently into the environment.  

If you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put in on your body’s largest organ!  

197: Jasmine Oil and Reinventing Yourself

Looking for a tool that can enhance your love life, calm you down, give you clarity of mind, increase intuition, diminish wrinkles, anxiety and apathy? It may be hard to believe…but you can find it all in one delicious-smelling bottle. Today we talk about Jasmine oil and the process of reinventing yourself with Brooke Kornegay. Brooke’s background is in sustainable agriculture education and management. She is passionate about permaculture, essential oils, biodynamic agriculture, compost, getting biology back in the soils that grow our food, and community building. She is currently the Food Council Coordinator for her county, and recently began a podcast called Soul Soil: Where Agriculture and Spirit Intersect. 

 

When you take the time to intentionally design and enjoy your life…it becomes more enjoyable. Articulate what has the most value to you, what you enjoy doing, what your unique talents and interests are…and design your experience around them. This is work you won’t regret doing. 

196: Dr. Womack Talks Metaphysics, Oils, Stress, and Intuition

Sometimes we need help getting unstuck in life. Often, we intuitively know what changes we need to make or what we need to add to our daily routines in order to get back into balance. Today we discuss tools to get in tune with ourselves in order to experience more of what we want in our lives. Dr. Velvete Womack is an author, speaker, teacher, healer, and Metaphysian. She’s been a “Wellness Commentator” for KETRradio  in East Texas, as well as a Motivational Speaker for several Women’s Wellness events. She holds a PhD in Metaphysics and has been recognized as a leader in Metaphysics and Quantum Biofeedback for over 23 years.Her focus is in helping others experience greater freedom of mind, body, and spirit.  

Our bodies are built to heal, and are constantly renewing themselves. Once we identify the harmful patterns that block our natural healing and use the right tools to elevate our frequency, we will experience more healing and wholeness. 

195: What is the Best Essential Oil Company?

When it comes to choosing an essential oil company to call home, there is a lot of information to sift through. There are many different criteria for the word “best”, depending on the values of the individual consumer. Today we do some digging with Bill Liebich. Bill has an analytical mind, suited to the work of sifting and sorting through data to uncover truth and expose deception. He has a gift for simplifying complex ideas related to health and natural remedies. Bill has shared his personal story and journey to health freedom in a way that resonates with people seeking alternatives to Western medicine. 

 

Whatever path you choose, we at the Essential Oil Revolution hope that your “best” criteria includes the highest quality essential oils for the sake of your health and safety. And a warning: once you have tried high quality essential oils, it’s hard to go back to anything else… 

194: Facing Down Addiction with The Natural Guinea Pig

No one consciously embarks on a journey of addiction, saying “I’m going to devote the next year to destroying my life”…yet so many people in this world end up in this dark place. Listen in and hear Matt’s story of how he slowly climbed back up from rock bottom to a place of vibrant health and gratitude. Matt Taylor is a Certified Natural Nutrition Coach, Certified Essential Oil Coach and has been the owner of The Taylored Touch Therapy Massage Studio in Philadelphia since 2007. He’s also a Motivational Speaker & digital creator and has been living with HIV for the past decade. Part of his journey has been overcoming a year long addiction to crystal meth. Matt shares his story through daily videos on social media, focusing on gratitude, vulnerability and Natural Wellness as a way to overcome even the most difficult life experiences.  

 

There IS hope for each of us. If we can commit to one small action, day after day, and reach for that first ladder rung to climb back up to stable ground, we will eventually gain the confidence and momentum to get to a place of wholeness. 

193: Melissa Oil + 10 Oils for a Successful Mindset

Melissa (a.k.a. lemon balm) is a plant that is so sensitive, it is affected by the attitudes of the people around it! Tune in to learn about the benefits of Melissa as well as Gretchen’s tips for transforming your mindset and preparing for success. Gretchen King-Ann was a marketing manager from a multi-national company who quit her busy and stressful job so that she could have a baby. When she was 8 months pregnant, she was introduced to essential oils and this was the start of her healthy living journey. When Gretchen visited her first Young Living farm and met with members around the world in 2014, she realized that Young Living can be her life-time career and passion. She worked extraordinarily hard and the end of the following year, she reached the highest possible rank in her company.  

When pursing success, we must first pursue happiness. Many of us fall into the trap of waiting for success to come in order to find happiness. Tending to our state of mind first will facilitate the success we want to see.  

192: Breath, Yoga, & Oils

Many of us who go to a yoga class do so to de-stress, lower anxiety, center and ground. Combining essential oils with a yoga practice expedites these results. Michelle Doorey is a teacher at heart and has been an educator in many different realms for 25 years. As a Registered Yoga Teacher, and Essential Oil Distributor, Michelle enjoys the everyday opportunities to help children and adults be their own best doctors. She has learned that happiness is a choice and takes some focus, so her first priority these days is a great self care routine, so she can help others also be their best.  

In a world of so much stimulation, inflammation, and stress, it’s good to remember to use our tools so we’re not swept away by the current!  

191: Mind Your Brain

Stress not only feels awful, but studies show that stress increases or exacerbates many kinds of illness and disease. When we have unmanaged stress or trauma, our brain gets locked into “fight or flight” mode, causing inflammation and a host of other undesirable symptoms.  In this episode we explore how specific essential oils can literally assist our brain in returning to a normal state. Elizabeth Erickson, author of Mind Your Brain: Optimizing Your Life and Health Using Essential Oils, combines over a decade of experience in the trenches as a serial entrepreneur with her background in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience to help others understand their brains, businesses, and their individual identities. She tests theories and hard science while weaving ancient creative disciplines and methodologies to create a systematic and sure approach to decrease stress, increase creative output, and connect the dots in your life. 

Check out today’s episode to learn about how your gut affects your mental state, which essential oils are best for supporting a happy, healthy brain, and tools to help regulate emotions. 

190: Sobriety, Faith, and Oils

When you think of your life as a a vinyl record, trauma is the scratch that causes the song to skip and repeat one part over and over. In this episode, Kathleen shares her experience with healing those scratches and allowing the original song to come through. Kathleen Rodin is the author of the book “Reboot- Release Emotions and Remember Wholeness Using Essential Oils”….She shares her journey of growing up poor, with a single Mom in the late 60's and overcoming addiction. She was in treatment for the second time by the time she was 18 years old. Now, 38 years sober, she is a wife and mother and dedicated person of faith. 

To be alive is to experience ups and downs, bliss and trauma. Essential oils can help bring old memories to the surface where they can be processed and released, so that our original song can come through and be shared with the world.  

189: Citrus Oils for Everyday Life

Every essential oil user should have a working knowledge of oils in the citrus family. Today we learn about what makes these oils unique and discuss our favorite ways to cook, clean, and  secretly uplift the moods of everyone in our household with them! Lindsey Dietz, creator of All The Nourishing Things, loves sharing how nourishing and uncomplicated Real Food and holistic living can be. With simple, beautiful recipes and practical tips for incorporating nutrient-dense foods, natural remedies, and essential oils into our busy lives, Lindsey has been helping families eat their veggies and learn about holistic living for almost 10 years! 

Join us as we dive into the topic of citrus oils and discover how useful, versatile, cost-effective, delicious and uplifting they are!  

188: Happy Hormones with Essential Oils

Women in American are experiencing a whole lot of issues with regard to hormone health. The additional stress and toxic environment we are exposed to exacerbate the symptoms of the natural changes women’s bodies undergo and cause some very unwanted side effects. OBGYN Dr. Kyrin Dunston lost a life-changing 100 lbs. and healed herself from chronic disease by addressing the root causes of her overweight and dysfunction.  This personal transformation in turn caused a professional one and she left OBGYN practice in 2011 to pursue helping women heal with this revolutionary type of natural medicine after becoming fellowship trained in Anti-Aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine. 

If you are in your 30s-40s are are experiencing unexplained weight gain, trouble sleeping, and anxiety, don’t do anything else until you listen to this episode. 

187: The Trenches of Trauma

Servicemen and servicewomen live in constant fear for their lives while in a combat situation. Combine that with the physical stresses and lack of basic resources of living in a combat zone, and it’s easy to see how it would be difficult to reintegrate into civilian society upon the return home. Jason Sapp is a former Army sergeant and Iraq war combat veteran. As a certified professional Life Coach, Jason guides people to alternative resources for wellness with a focus on those who struggle with physical, emotional and spiritual trauma, faltering relationships, domestic abuse, anxiousness and stress.  

 

“War changes the core of human beings. But that doesn't mean a veteran needs to dwell in darkness for the rest of their life. Facing, then moving past war-related experiences, is vital to achieving happiness and fulfillment. Finding their core value while recreating their identity keeps a veteran moving toward the magnificent life they deserve” -Jason Sapp 

 

186: Biohacking for Better Health

What if you had access to your body’s “cheat codes” and knew exactly what little changes and tweaks made the biggest difference in the way you felt and looked? In today’s episode, we chat with Allyssa LaScala, biohacking expert. Biohacking is the practice of making small lifestyle changes that enhance your body’s natural genetic potential. Allyssa LaScala is founder of Biohacking Bombshell and the 7 Day Reset. She is a virtual personal trainer and nutrition specialist whose personal health challenges lead her to the world of biohacking. From Lyme Disease to Adrenal Fatigue, and even Breast Implant Illness, Allyssa took her pain, turned it into purpose, and has now made biohacking a major pillar in the health and weight loss programs for her clients. Her mission is to help others navigate through all the fads, gimmicks, and hype of the wellness industry, and teach them how they can biohack their way to the results they deserve. 

Tune in to learn how biohacking (a.k.a. Nutrigenomics or Epigenetics) can optimize your body’s unique genetic code and make it work for you to experience the health you were meant to have.   

185: The C Word - Part II

Today’s episode covers the emotionally charged topic of cancer. Cancer affects 1 in 2.25 people in the Katie Leadbetter and Alyssa Garcia were both young when they were diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately they both emerged on the other side of illness, passionate about sharing what has worked for them in their journeys down the path of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Katie and Alyssa are the creators of CancerSurvivorsCourse.com. Together they support cancer patients of all types through holistic nutrition and lifestyle changes. They provide online courses, one-on-one consultations, and a soon-to-be cancer support box subscription program. Katie and Alyssa are both holistic Nutrition Consultants and Certified 21-Day Sugar Detox Coaches. 

Making the decision to implement lifestyle changes—changes in exercise, diet, and mental outlook—are a key factor in sustaining a state of remission. While conventional cancer treatments remove the physical cancer from the body, changing the environment in which cancer first appeared can help maintain our health for years to come. 

184: The C Word - Part 1

Did you know that hour of burning a candle is equivalent to the damage done by smoking a cigarette? Today we touch on the subjects of chemical awareness, as well as healthy and effective ways to use essential oils with children. Jackie Kartak is a mother of two and a passionate wellness advocate. She is a certified natural health professional, a doctor of naturopathy, and she’s the author of the children’s book, That Kids Book About Essential Oils. 

What is clean living worth to you? So many people make the choice to go cheap with their personal care products, with the mindset of “if it was that bad for me, it wouldn’t be for sale”. Jackie Kartak is here to remind us that the most common ingredients in our products are proven to be hazardous to humans (with the vast majority banned in other countries). It’s time to wake up to the patterns of illness in our culture, to the ingredients we and our children ingest and absorb, and to make intelligent choices about our health. 

183: Be a Chemical Awareness Advocate for your Kids

Did you know that hour of burning a candle is equivalent to the damage done by smoking a cigarette? Today we touch on the subjects of chemical awareness, as well as healthy and effective ways to use essential oils with children. Jackie Kartak is a mother of two and a passionate wellness advocate. She is a certified natural health professional, a doctor of naturopathy, and she’s the author of the children’s book, That Kids Book About Essential Oils. 

What is clean living worth to you? So many people make the choice to go cheap with their personal care products, with the mindset of “if it was that bad for me, it wouldn’t be for sale”. Jackie Kartak is here to remind us that the most common ingredients in our products are proven to be hazardous to humans (with the vast majority banned in other countries). It’s time to wake up to the patterns of illness in our culture, to the ingredients we and our children ingest and absorb, and to make intelligent choices about our health. 

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.

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