173: If Plants Could Talk

173: If Plants Could Talk

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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!) 

In this Episode You’ll Discover:

  • How herbalism and aromatherapy complement one another (7:00)

  • Difference between essential oils and other herbal preparations (9:30)

  • Rose cream ingredients (12:30)

  • Medicinal Actions and Chemistry course (13:55)

  • Why there are more scientific studies about pharmaceuticals than essential oils (16:25)

  • An amazing example of plant intelligence! (20:55)

  • Heather’s favorite ways to use essential oils (24:00)

Resources mentioned in this week’s episode include:

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Recipes Mentioned in this Episode: 

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Honey Hair Wash 

From: Kim Zetterberg 

Instagram handle: @kim_zetterberg


In a 4oz bottle, add enough local honey to cover the bottom. Melt down about half of a cocoa butter wafer and add the melted cocoa butter to the bottle. Add the following: 

  • a pinch of salt  

  • 1 teaspoon of aloe Vera juice  

  • 1 drop cedarwood essential oil 

  • 1 drop lavender essential oil 

  • 1 drop rosemary essential oil 

  • 1 drop peppermint essential oil 

  • 1 drop orange essential oil 

Fill the remainder of the 4oz bottle with water and shake before use

The Essential Oil Revolution Podcast features many Young Living Essential Oil Independent Distributors but is a completely separate entity from the company. Any information on the show in no way reflects the words or advice of Young Living Essential Oils. The information given on the show is meant for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, cure, or treat anyone.

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