Do we really need to be worried about “cleaning” our receptors?

by Shannon Becker, PhD with thanks to Christine Carson, PhD, and Kandace Knudson, PhD for their input In order for the cells that make up an organism such as you to work in harmony, they must be able to communicate and collect information about their environment. The idea that our cell receptors—cellular signal receivers—may be

May 22nd, 2017|

No One Can Hear You When You’re Mean

by Cristina Howell with thanks to Kandace Knudson, PhD for her input My name is Cristina but I am also called Crissi, Cris, Mom, Cricket, and quite possibly other names I am content to remain uninformed of. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, doula, wellness and childbirth educator, Young Living member and natural medicine enthusiast. Doulas

June 20th, 2015|

Information vs. Education: Reliability in the Aromatherapy Industry

by Leslie Moldenauer with thanks to Kandace Knudson, PhD for her input Essential oils are powerful, concentrated substances, and knowing how to use them is of the utmost importance. Essential oils should not be feared but they should be respected and used properly to ensure the safety of the individuals using them. Where do you look to find

June 19th, 2015|

Essential Oils and the “Detox” Theory

by Kristina Bauer Globally, aromatherapy is becoming increasingly popular. As the number of essential oil users continues to grow, and as recommendations for undiluted use increase, so exposure increases. As Robert Tisserand notes, “The number of incidents of an adverse reaction to an essential oil depends on: • Its inherent toxicity • The number of

June 18th, 2015|