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Does The Premise For Homeopathy Also Apply To Essential Oils?

Curiosity gets me every time. I remember from my studies in Homeopathy the law of minimums applies. Yep, less is more.

In homeopathy, there are measurements like 30C, 30M, 30X. The numbers may also change like 300C, 3X, etc.  To make a homeopathic remedy, you start with a mother tincture. The letter in the remedy refers to how much water is used. So, X would be 10 drops, C would be 100 drops, M is 1000 drops, etc. The numbers refers to how many times the combination is agitated, or sucussed as it is called in homeopathy. Put this all together, take 1 drop of mother tincture, add to 100 drops of water, sucuss to make 1C. Take 1 drop of this combination and add it to 100 drops of water then sucuss to make a 2C dilution. One you have repeated this process 30 times, you will have a 30C dilution.

The kicker is the higher the numbers, the stronger the remedy. For example, 3X is a lot weaker than 30C. In our allopathic way of thinking, this makes no sense at all.  but this has been proven in homeopathic research, less is more.

In my own dissertation and personal research, I found the same to be true for Flower Essence Therapy, an energy medicine. In my clinical trial, I provided a single or combination remedy flower essence. The protocol was the recommended 3-4 drops sublingually up to 4 times per day. While effective when the subject was compliant and open to accepting the change, I have since then discovered that an essence seemingly works faster and more profoundly when added to water. This has involved adding 3-4 drops to 8oz, 16oz, even 20oz of water. Then the subject sips on the water throughout the day. Less is more.

In flower essence therapy, it is an energy therapy. In my mind, this concept makes sense. In homeopathy, it starts with a mother tincture. Is tincturing also a process of passing the energetic properties vs. natural chemicals of the plant? This also makes sense to me when taking into consideration the tincturing process and that flower essence therapy came about from Dr. Edward Bach who was a student of Hahnemann, the Father of Homeopathy.

So, here is my question. Is this also true for essential oils? Is less actually more? And when thinking of an herb like Arnica Montana, which is toxic for ingesting as an herb yet is safe for ingestion as a homeopathic remedy. Does this, when in the right carrier mediums, ring true with essential oils and ingestion?

When I joined Simply Aroma, I learned ingestion was embraced, but with caution. There are some consultants that will jump in with both feet and others that completely condemn the practice. Me? Well, it has brought out the researcher in me.

I did some online research, found a product that involved ingestion, but not in a therapeutic manner. I standardized and adapted the formula. This turned 4 drops of essential oil into over 150 possible doses; whereas, it is now practice to use 1-3 drops for 1 dose.

I am testing this for a same purpose, using 2 oils in conjunction. Ingesting 3 objects of each oil, twice per day. This breaks 4 drops into over 26 days. Taste and portability, along with ease of use is improved. Today is my fifth day. The first 2 days did not produce any noticeable results; however, the last 3 days have netted what I feel are great results. It is my intention to carry this trial for 14 days.

Stay tuned for more details.


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Outside Of My Box

Have you ever been told to step outside of your box? Take a chance? Just go for it and see what happens?

For some of us, at least I know this for me for sure, this is so much easier said than done. What makes it even harder for me is that the area I chose outside of my box is often not taken as seriously as it should be or is reduced to a great simpleness which it should not be. On top of it all, it becomes an area of controversy for it’s lack of respect in both of those manners and it increases my fear in coming out of my little box.

I chose holistic health, or actually it chose me. I simply took an online course in holistic nutrition and I was led from there. Into herbalism, remedy making, homeopathy, naturopathy, energy medicine, stress management and the mind/body connection. And finally my own stress management and essential oil study.

I spend my days studying each aspect, how they work, why they work, how to synergize therapies, and testing the ideas for response. I strive to make the best product I can by mixing in small batches, labeling to the best of my ability, and trying to do everything to the letter using all the information I can find.

I don’t use social media for my reason for ingredients. I use intuition, research, and trial. Every herb, oil, or therapy I have has a purpose. And using this practice, I make products unique in content. Even if I take a non custom essential oil blend, what I add it to makes it different and makes it mine.

I hope one day people see past the people that crank out copy cat recipes; compromise ingredients based on lack of knowledge; or create based on popularity of an ingredient versus education, reason, and intuition.  I hope one day I can come out of my box and am seen for intelligence, integrity, ethics, and quality. I hope one day I can be respected for holding back to do things right and with the highest intentions versus big and now. I hope one day I can step out of my box and see the sunshine down on me and know that I have made it and stayed true to my beliefs.

 


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Feeling Alone

Do you ever feel like even though there is nothing wrong with you, you just don’t belong?

I do not consider myself depressed, I get ’emotional times,’ I am human, but as a whole…not depressed.

But everywhere I am drawn to, I do not belong. Take blogging…I am not a mother to small children or a homeschooling mom. I do not attend all the Mommy groups, but I have the interests that keep bringing me back to these groups.

I want to get out there, but I am not suffering from any ailment, and I use my knowledge and experience with alternative health to take care of anything I need. But there are not groups for strong, smart, take action for your own decision and don’t have health issues type groups.

Let’s see, I was an immigrant…from England, no support groups there, plus I was so young…I am more American now. I have lost both parents, but I live in a different state so no one around me saw their or my pain…so it does not exist. Sometimes I think I have put that on a back burner, since there is no where to get that family supportive feeling I look for, why bother. I do know it is not something I need to ‘talk’ about. I have handled that aspect, it is loss of the family support feeling I need.

On an ‘up’ note, I was a single mom and handled by own business even then, and it earned me an amazing husband I will celebrate my 10th anniversary with in just a couple of weeks. HE is so supportive of me and everything I do. Without him, I know I would not be the strong person I am, because he allows me the space I need to be strong.

And my newest endeavor, to self-advance my knowledge in aromatherapy, drew me to a hybrid type sales group. I do not have the ‘group’ base to have a forum to share. I am trying to share within the groups. But a posting here or there does not provide adequate information, nor can I obtain an adequate case intake to provide a quality response. I feel like I am just spinning my wheels. Just looking again for a connection that is not there.

So this has actually turned into a brain storming session for me. There it is again, self-help. Time to stop whining and waiting for opportunity to come to me. I need to discover what all makes me different…better than others. It’s time to take my can do attitude and put it to real work. And I have to do it for me. I have to wrap my head around the fact that the extended family connection I want isn’t going to happen, embrace what I have, and charge forward.

So some deep breathing, Ignite essential oil for positive energy, and now to find with flower essence will give me strength and confidence…time to get busy.

#takecontrolofyourlife


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Spring-ing In To Action

It is hard to make changes from the winter funk to a happy and energetic Spring without making changes to your environment. There are so many things you can do. Clean out your pantry and fridge. Wipe down cabinets and baseboards. Clean the blinds. Today, I sprayed the tile backsplash in my kitchen with peppermint essential oil in distilled water and wiped it down. It was enough to bring a little shine to my tile, but every time I walk in the kitchen I get that yummy, refreshing smell of peppermint that picks me up. Now I am thinking of what all I can spray down with my peppermint spray. I am thinking the bathrooms are next.

Additionally, I have joined a challenge group. They can be found all over the web and many are free to join. For me, this group is free, but it incorporates the Sinopec Oils from Simply Aroma. http://www.simplyaroma.com/holisticdeb Look for Sinopec under packages. The challenge starts tomorrow, so today I am getting my oils and calendar ready to go. I will be accountable to the group and to me accountability for choices is huge.

Finally, do something. Just get off your couch and do SOMETHING! Go for a walk or a bike ride. Deep scrub a room at a time. Organize your closet. Do crunches and squats during commercial breaks. Just do something to get the blood pumping. I am going to put Ignite essential oil in my diffuser and see if it really gives me a boost. If it does, my diffuser necklace is next.

Use of and testing the oils is putting my winter research into action. Just one more way I’m Spring-ing in to Action.


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The Way To Get Started Is…

So it is the middle of March and I am getting up with the dog and laying down on the couch. I have all the things necessary to get moving and exercise, and I am laying on the couch. One morning I did some squats, some crunches, and there was something else but I can’t remember what it was. Another day I was really motivated, but I didn’t have my workout clothes. So maybe I was motivated because I didn’t have my workout clothes. Either way…I’m lazy 😢

I really have to get off my butt and move. So this evening I got out a set of workout clothes complete with socks and put them on the dresser, ready for grabbing when the dog gets up.

What better way to get started than to get started? I can always find excuses, but it takes real power to take my excuses out of the equation. So now we will see what happens next. I have committed to a Sinopec Detox group challenge that starts on March 28th, so then I have no choice…I made a commitment.

Wanna get a Sinopec Detox set and join the challenge? http://www.simplyaroma.com/holisticdeb     Select the category ‘packages’ then ‘Sinopec Detox’ There are two options in which to choose, and FREE SHIP straight to you.


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Self Improvement In-Progress

So, I believe in adding life improvement steps one at a time. Practice it, master it, and then add to it. 
Water is my first step. It’s not that I don’t like water,  I love water. No tap water, but I like to drink bottled water. I don’t need it flavored,  actually the drops and powders are way too sweet for me.
My problem is remembering to drink water.  I plan to do it. While in the middle of something I think to myself that as soon as I get done with what I am doing I will get up and get my water,  but then it is the end of the day and I don’t want to drink a bunch of water then spend my night up and down to the bathroom.
So today I start my venture for memory, remembering to drink my water.
Part of the hurdle conquering is having it there to grab vs. an empty cup. The trick, I’m going to make it a part of my morning routine.
My essential oils, OMG I love my Slenderize,  along with the glimpses of Spring weather are controlling my appetite. Snacking is down as is portion size. Nothing I planned, I really think it is my oil. And a pleasant surprise as none have ever really worked before.
Today is Tuesday,  I failed water yesterday. But today is new day, to start all over again.  Today I will put away my lunch and fill my cup with some cool, clear, thirst quenching water.