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June 4, 2008

What Exactly Is an Essential Oil?

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Marilee teaching how to use essential oils for natural health in New York City at the Laura Norman School of Reflexology.

From Marilee "I am passionate about using these "gifts from nature" to help our health and well-being!"

You will be getting snippets of good educational info all month long here at Green Tea with Marilee on the therapeutic use of essential oils.

Although I have been teaching this subject for umpteen years - you know me - I love bringing in the experts! So I am interviewing a wonderful guest expert at the end of the month on this show who you will learn much from - AND you will be able to join me live on this interview! Stay tuned for that info.

Meanwhile, listen here to my very quick "4 minute show" to learn what an essential oil really is and where they come from. . .

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June 2, 2008

Essential Oils ~ A Natural Health Approach

Essential Oils from the plant kingdom are the life force of nature.

These natural substances were man's first medicine.

In the natural health world we are revisiting many ancient ways of healing, and the therapeutic use of essential oils is one of them.

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We're going to have a great month on this topic!

You will learn what an essential oil is, where they come from, how they are made, what they are good for, and how to choose one that is right for you.

And I'm bringing on a very special guest expert for this month's interview ~ I'm going to keep youin suspense right now and hope that you stop back here real soon to find out who it is and how YOU can be part of the live interview.

Listen to the show this coming Wednesday to learn the actual definition of what an essential oil is.

June 6, 2008

Essential Oils - Natural Remedy for Nail Fungus

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A great natural health tip for nail fungus is to use therapeutic organic essential oils (not the aromatherapy version of perfume grade oils).

Watch this 41 second video on what to use and how.

Want to learn more about therapeutic grade essential oils?

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June 10, 2008

Beat the Heat with Essential Oils

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We can use essential oils for just about anything.

Plants are here to help us deal with the environment, and essential oils (I like to think of them as the 'liquid intelligence of nature') can help us cool down when we are hot!

An excellent oil for cooling is peppermint.

Just diffusing peppermint in the summertime can uplift and cool the environment.

Another great way to use peppermint is to put a drop of a therapeutic grade peppermint oil in your glass of water.

June 13, 2008

Lavender and Aloe - What a Great Combination

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The discovery of "Aromatherapy" came through a chemist who burned his arm in his laboratory and then mistakenly put his burned arm in a vat of lavender, thinking it was water. His healing was phenomenal and got his attention. As a result Gattefoose discovered the healing powers of aromatherapy.

Aloe is known to heal burns as well. The combination of aloe and lavender is a powerful healing remedy.

This is a great remedy for sunburn.

Watch this video of how to spray this combination on your body!

Click here to sign up for a free mini e-course on how to use essential oils

June 11, 2008

How to Use Essential Oils

Man's first medicine was essential oils.

People often think of essential oils to create an aroma in the environment that may relax them.

Using essential oils is so much more than that.

We can use essential oils for every day common ailments like headaches, belly aches, sinus problems, and much more.

We can also use essential oils for healing on a deeper level. Just look at some of the studies on lavender for wound healing for example.

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June 12, 2008

Lemon Water to Alkaline Your Body

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It is healthy for our blood to be in a slightly "alkaline" state.

This has much to do with what we put in our body.

Much of the standard american diet creates a more "acidic" state (coffee, meat, sugar, white flour).

When we are "acidic", especially for a prolonged time period, we may be setting ourselves up for a decline in our health.

Here is a very simple and powerful tip on how to help keep the body "alkaline"!

June 16, 2008

Use Essential Oils for Shingles and Shingles Pain

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I happen to have my own testimony of using essential oils for shingles.

When my mother was undergoing surgery I was so stressed out. I didn't know how stressed out I was - my body had to tell me.

I thought at first my problem was a spider bite but then I found out it was shinges.

I had nerve discomfort and all the things that go with shingles.

The first thing I did was consult the texts The Essential Desk Reference and The Alternative Medicine book - both mentioned a few oils to use but the ravensara got my attention and vote. I started taking it internally in a capsule ( 7 drops in one capsule and I took one capsule in the morning and one at night).

Within 24 hours my pain and discomfort went away.

I followed this regime for 21 days.

I'll fill you in more later on this amazing natural remedy that I used.

Meanwhile, here are some topical application ideas for shingles. . . .

Blend together:
--10 drops sandalwood--5 drops blue cypress--4 drops peppermint--2 drops ravensara

Dilute 50:50 with massage oil and apply 6 - 10 drops on the
affected area, back of neck, and down the spine 1 - 3 times
daily. (from Essential Desk Reference)

Aromatherapy expert, and author of "Medical Aromatherapy" Dr.
Kurt Schnaubelt, says "Our greatest success in the treatment of
shingles is by applying a blend of 50% ravensara and 50%
calophyllum inophyllum (like St. John's Wort
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Drastic improvements and complete remissions occur within seven
A case study was done of six hospice patients with shingles.
It was found that three essential oils combined together and
placed in distilled water and used as a spritz improved the
symptoms of the shingles.

The three oils used were:

This study was run by aromatherapist Noel Gilligan. Mr Gilligan
reported that after 48 hours:
--there was a significant reduction in the pain from the shingles--scabbing and healing of the pustules took place and in one
instance there was a disappearance of the pustules

Learn more about this study: http://snipurl.com/shingles

June 18, 2008

Essential Oils - Answering Your Questions about Nail Fungus

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Thank you Catherine for your question about how essential oils compare with 'Pen-Lac' for nail fungus. Listen to this 5 minute answer to your question!

My favorite oils for nail fungus are Oregano, Purification, Melaleuca!

You can get these oils here. . . .

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June 23, 2008

Can Essential Oils Help Grief and Guilt?

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Trish wrote in with a question about a suicide that took place in her family.

Her cousin left behind children who are not only grieving but feel very guilty and depressed because they "never tried to help their father".

So the question was - "are there any essential oils to help with this?"

I am aware of a collection of essential oils that are supportive of balancing emotions. This collection is called

"The Feelings Kit" from Young Living.

Here are the oil blends that it contains:

Inner Child
Present Time

These are all complementary essential oil blends formulated and selected for this kit by D. Gary Young to support emotional well-being.

Learn more about this kit and how to use them.

If it were me, I would use all of these oils on a daily basis.

This is how:

-Valor on my feet
-Harmony on my stomach
-Forgiveness on my heart
-Inner Child on my wrist
-Present Time on the back of my neck

Purchase this kit here.

June 25, 2008

"Essential Oils and Energy Work" with Linda Smith

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Marilee and Linda Smith

Listen in on this amazing interview! I interviewed Linda Smith who is founder of the Institute of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy, a program that offers many classes on spritual hands-on healing and a certification program in Aromatherapy.

Linda is an amazing woman who has so much talent. She is one of the best teachers in spritual healing that I have come across. I have known Linda for many years and it has been a pleasure being her good friend. We've taken many journeys together and I think we'll be taking many more.

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I enjoyed giving it !

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June 27, 2008

Clean the Air in Your Car - Quick, Easy, Chemical-Free, Smell Good Tip!

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The air system in our cars can build up mold
and yucky stuff that when we turn it on
(particularly for the first time of the season,
whether air conditioning in the warm weather or
heat in the cold weather) we can get a blast of
that stuff blowing in our face and directly into
our respiratory tract.

Using essential oils (not the perfume-y stuff!
but the good therapeutic kind) can kill the mold
and overgrowth of any harmful organisms that
we don't feel like breathing.

June 30, 2008

Prostate Cancer and Essential Oils to Support Healing

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There are many natural therapies to help support healing. . .these can often be in conjunction with conventional treatment. One way to support the healing of prostate cancer is with the use of therapeutic grade essential oils.

Listen to this short audio on an essential oil protocol for prostate cancer.

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June 23, 2008

Bone Building Solutions - Prevent and Treat Osteoporosis - Carolyn DeMarco MD

Carolyn DeMarco MD and Marilee Tolen RN - Summer 2008
The Bone Building Solution

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"The Secrets to Youthful Posture and Fluid Movement for a Lifetime"

What you need to know to prevent or treat osteoporosis with great results!
You may know about Carolyn from her other work. . . .

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