Friday, March 27, 2015

Essential Oils & Headaches

Suggested Essential Oils

  • Basil (Sweet)
  • Clary Sage 
  • Coriander 
  • Eucalyptus dives
  • Frankincense 
  • Helichrysum
  • Juniper
  • Lauren Leaf
  • Lavender 
  • Mastic
  • Myrtle
  • Neroli
  • Niaouli ct 1,8 cineole
  • Palo Santo
  • Peppermint 
  • Ravintsara 
  • Sage (Spanish)
  • Saro
  • Spearmint
  • Yarrow

4 Ways to Use Essential Oils for Headaches

1.  Essential Oil Inhaler
Choose 1 or 2 essential oils from the list above that you love.  Add 15 total drops of essential oils to a blank cotton wick, drop the wick inside the tube and click on the bottom to seal.  To use, place the inhaler at the edge of the nostril, gently inhale, close eyes and take a few deep breaths.

2.  Cotton Ball
Choose an essential oil from the list above that you love.  Place a few drops of an essential oil on a cotton ball.  Gently inhale the vapors from the cotton ball.  Place cotton ball into resealable plastic bag to re-use as needed.  

3.  Massage Oil 
Choose 2 or 3 essential oils from the list above that you love.  In a 1-ounce container, blend 15 - 18 total drops of essential oils with 1 ounce of a carrier (for a 2-ounce container, use 30 - 36 total drops of essential oils, etc.).  Shake well before using.  Massage well on location.  Avoid direct eye contact.  Suggested carriers = jojoba, castor oil, sweet almond oil, sesame oil, olive oil.  

4.  Roll-on



Avoid or reduce exposure to:

  • Caffeine 
  • Plug-in’s
  • Colognes
  • Perfumes
  • Dryer sheets 
  • Air fresheners
  • Artificial sweeteners (Splenda, Sweet'n Low)
  • Commercial laundry detergents, e.g., Tide, All, etc.
Incorporate stress relief activities into daily life, e.g., yoga, meditation, gentle stretching, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, aromatherapy.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

DIY Lemon Household Cleaner

What You'll Need
  • 32-oz spray bottle
  • Label
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Permanent marker
  • Water
  • White distilled vinegar
Place 1 - 2 cups of white distilled vinegar into a 32-oz spray bottle. Then add 20 - 25 drops of Lemon essential oil and fill the bottle up with water.  Create a label for the cleaner, listing the ingredients or give it a fun name.  

Shake well before using.  Safe for use on toilets, countertops, sinks, showers, tubs, linoleum floors, etc. Avoid direct eye contact.

Why Use Lemon Essential Oil for Cleaning?  Because it is:
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-septic
  • Anti-viral
  • Degreaser
And did you know?
The main component in Lemon essential oil has been found to stimulate the immune system so while you're disinfecting surfaces you're also helping to support your Immune System.

Where Can I Buy Lemon essential oil? 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Essential Oil Blending Workshops

During these fun and hands-on workshops, I will teach you how to blend essential oils safely for use with infants, children, during pregnancy and for acute situations, infection and pain.

Outline - Essential Oil Blending Workshop
I. What are essential oils 
II. What are carrier oils
III. Essential oil history
IV. How do essential oils work
V. Quality 
VI. Storage 
VII. Safety 
VIII. Essential oil drop-by-drop blending guidelines
IX. Resources

We will also discover which essential oils are beneficial for a variety of health needs:
  • Colds & Flu
  • Pain & Inflammation 
  • Skin Care
  • Emotional Support
Recent Feedback
"Thank you Amy for coming.  I LOVED your class.  Using oils is great, but you’re missing out if you’re not buying the proper oils and mixing them correctly.  Great instruction, very, very knowledgeable.  Thank you for sharing your passion." 

"I love the way Amy engaged everyone during our oils blending workshop; she’s so knowledgeable and patient. The information and materials she provided about essential oils was super and it helped everyone in the class create their own perfect wellness blend."

"I had a wonderful time at your workshop, and it was quite informative! I appreciated all the handouts, and it really peaked more interest for me in aromatherapy. I tried my potion on my son, rubbing his feet, and he loved it, he didn't want me to stop.  Thanks again for a lovely time."

"I thought that it was a great class. Very informative and a great overview of different uses of oils and applications. I would happily take another class from you."

To schedule an Essential Oil Blending Workshop, please email me at or call 585-261-2648.  

Thank you.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Organica Jane's Mexican Hot Chocolate

  • 2 cups of organic almond or other milk
  • 4 Tablespoons of organic cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground organic cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground red cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla 
  • 1 Tablespoon of local, raw honey
Place all of the ingredients in to a sauce pan, constantly whisk till smooth and heated through.  Serves 2.

photo source:  vizzzual at

Sunday, January 11, 2015

DIY Scour Power

Popular scouring powders contain ingredients known to cause cancer, respiratory distress, lymphoma, lung cancer, lung tumors, allergies and skin irritations.

We can create our own scouring powder at home with affordable and simple yet very effective ingredients.

What you will need

  • Essential Oils
  • Baking soda (alum-free preferred)
  • Glass sugar shaker (available at local dollar stores)
How to:
Fill the glass sugar shaker with baking soda, then add 25 total drops of Essential Oils. 

I recently used 20 drops of Lemon and 5 drops of Eucalyptus globulus, which are antiseptic and anti-infectious. This combination smells fresh and light, too!

Suggested Essential Oils:

  • Pine
  • Lime
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Thieves*
  • Tea Tree
  • Peppermint
  • Citrus Fresh*
  • Christmas Spirit*
  • Eucalyptus globulus or radiata
Suggested Use:
Shake well before using. Simply sprinkle on surface (linoleum floors, sink, tub, shower, toilet) and clean using a scrub sponge, then rinse with warm water. For deodorizing carpets, simply sprinkle on carpet, wait 1 hour, then vacuum.

Safety & Storage:
Avoid direct eye contact. Store in cool, dark cupboard out of reach of children and pets.

Make 1 for a friend.

Learn more at Prevent Cancer Coalition

* = Young Living Essential Oils blend

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Out with the Old, In with the New

Sadly, the very popular cleaning products that we've come to know, trust and sometimes love contain synthetic chemicals that have been linked to:

Cancer, Parkinson's, ADHD, Allergies, Asthma, Contact Dermatitis, Migraines, Depression, Reduced Fertility, Birth Defects, Headaches, Respiratory disorders, Dizziness, Lymphoma, Leukemia, Tumors, Pollution, etc.

These synthetic chemicals are toxic to children, pets, our water supply, our ecosystem.

In starting a new year, we could place these unhealthy, unnecessary products in a box and store away from the home. Please recycle them at your local recycling center on Hazardous Waste day.

Out with the Old:
* All
* Tide
* Ajax
* Tilex
* Lysol
* Glade
* Bleach
* Comet
* Windex
* Febreze

* Perfume
* Dryer sheets
* Simple green
* Clorox wipes
* Fragrant candles
In with the New!

* Ecos laundry detergent
* Dr. Bronner's Castile soap
* White Distilled Vinegar
* Thieves household concentrate
* Seventh Generation dish soap
* Baking soda (alum-free preferred)

* Arm & Hammer Super Washing soda
* Essential Oils (Pine, Lemon, Tea Tree, Purification eo blend, Citrus Fresh eo blend, Christmas Spirit eo blend)

To learn more about cleaning without synthetic chemicals, please visit the Home Green Home page of my website.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

EDUCATE Before We Vaccinate

We, as human beings, deserve to be informed before making any decision, which involves our body.

Before we decide to inject the flu shot or any other vaccine into our body, let's take the time to review the manufacturer’s package insert.  They can be found on this website:

In many cases, vaccinations are contraindicated (which means they should not be administered) because of compromised immune function, allergies to eggs and latex, aspirin, cancer, pregnancy, eczema, asthma, allergies.  Read through the inserts to understand this information.

In addition, vaccinations contain synthetic and toxic ingredients, e.g., formaldehyde, polysorbate 80, thimerosal, gentamicin, etc., which have no connection to supporting the Immune System.

Other Considerations:
  • We, as human beings, do not have the ability to create antibodies till 2 - 3 years of age
  • There are Medical practitioners that exist who do honor the human body and who do respect and support human beings and the personal choices they make for themselves.  
  • We have an Immune System, capable of healing the body from virus and bacterial infections.  
Natural Immune Support
  • Rest
  • Yoga
  • Garlic
  • Echinacea
  • Probiotics
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Elderberry
  • Meditation
  • Herbal teas
  • Chiropractic 
  • Acupuncture 
  • Essential Oils
  • Organic fruits, vegetables and berries