Natrual Health in the News
Essentials Oils for Flu
April 4, 2018
Research has found that the following essential oils have significant anti-influenza virus properties:
Bergamot oil is effective against flu viruses as a vapor after just 10 minutes of exposure.
Eucalyptus oil shows anti-viral activity as a vapor.
Red thyme oil is effective against flu viruses as a liquid phase.
Cinnamon leaf oil also shows antiviral activity as a liquid.
Tea tree oil is effective against the flu virus within 5 to 10 minutes of exposure, as found in another study.
Researchers have found that a commercial blend of essential oils significantly reduced the influenza virus’ ability to spread.
doTERRA Joins Coronavirus Fight
February 26, 2020
doTERRA today announced ￥2,100,000 ($300,000) in financial and product donations to areas in China most impacted by the deadly coronavirus. In coordination with Chinese officials, doTERRA was honored to provide the assistance that local leaders believed would be most beneficial and timely. doTERRA made a cash donation to the Shanghai Charity Foundation through the Hubei Charity Foundation to purchase protective gear for front-line medical staff. doTERRA also sent product donations to Shanghai Zhabei Central Hospital and Shanghai Children's Medical Center, and protective eye gear to the Shanghai Ruijin Hospital.
The Belly Button Method
September 25, 2019
Recently, essential oil users have adopted a technique used by cannabis users called the Pechoti method and administered essential oils through the belly button. This method is commonly used among cannabis users to absorb CBD and THC into systemic circulation. The claim is there is a gland called the Pechoti gland behind the belly button that houses more than 72,000 veins and millions of nerves. When substances are applied in or on the belly button, this gland distributes the substances into systemic circulation. However, the existence of the Pechoti gland is not accepted in science and there isn’t any actual evidence to suggest this gland is present.
Health Benefits of Copaiba - Mother Earth Living Magazine
The vast jungle of the Amazon rainforest ensconces some of the greatest biodiversity on the planet with its 1,300 species of birds; 3,000 species of freshwater fish; and an astonishing 40,000 species of plants. It’s no wonder that some of the most potent botanical remedies originate from this incredibly rich ecosystem. Among these species grows the copaiba (pronounced co-pie-EE-ba) tree (Copaifera spp.), towering up to 100 feet tall into the rainforest canopy. Resin extracted from the copaiba tree has only recently caught the attention of Western scientists, but it’s quickly becoming one of the greatest medicinal discoveries of the plant world.
Aromatherapy Making In Roads at UVM - WCAX3
March 27, 2019
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Living Natural with Amy Kramer
The Rookie Life Podcast with Krystal Proffitt - Episode 35
Interview with Amy Kramer on what it means to live natural without being weird and how she has transformed her home and life to support a more natural lifestyle.
Lavender's Soothing Scent Could Be More Than Folk Medicine
- NY Times
October 23, 2018
Lavender bath bombs; lavender candles; deodorizing lavender sachets for your shoes, car or underwear drawer; lavender diffusers; lavender essential oils; even lavender chill pills for humans and dogs. And from Pinterest: 370 recipes for lavender desserts.
Take a deep breath. Release.
People like lavender. We’ve been using this violet-capped herb since at least medieval times. It smells nice. But Google “lavender” and results hint at perhaps the real fuel for our obsession: “tranquillity,” “calm,” “relaxation,” “soothing,” and “serenity.” Lavender has purported healing powers for reducing stress and anxiety. But are these effects more than just folk medicine?
Essential Oils for Seasonal Allergies
- My Jersey Central
October 16, 2018
There I was with a cabinet full of all the over the counter (OTC) allergy medications you could imagine, and pretty much addicted to Sudafed. Then, I just could not stand taking those chemicals anymore. They made me feel so crummy.
Here's Why So Many People Are Turning to Essential Oils
- CBN News
September 15, 2018
Millions of Americans are turning to essential oils in an effort to minimize the number of chemicals in their lives. People use these plant extracts as a replacement for many synthetic medications, for home health care and to clean their homes naturally.
Dr. Eric Zielinski, a leader in the field and author of the best-selling, The Healing Power of Essential Oils, told CBN News he became interested in the topic after reading about them in Holy Scripture.
"The Bible says, 'The leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations.'" he said, "I can think of no other substance on the planet that epitomizes that like essential oils."
How Oils Are Helping Hospitals
- Fox 17 News
October 4, 2012
News report about Vanderbilt Hospital's Emergency Department's use of doTERRA essential oils as a pilot program to improve productivity, mood and quality.
Meet the New Floral Oil That Will Radically Change Your Skin
- Vogue Magazine
July 6, 2016
It’s easy to be a skeptic in the beauty world, where every ingredient is prefaced by the word It and every berry called a “super.” But once in a while, something comes along that holds people’s attention for a little longer—where the blend of efficacy and sheer visual impact sets it a cut above the rest. Case in point: the startlingly aquamarine floral oil called blue tansy. Distilled from a North African flower (its nickname is Moroccan chamomile), the raw material has become a favorite among small-batch skin-care makers—and not just because it looks like it splashed out of a David Hockney pool painting.