About Nature Identical Oils

Nature Identical essential oils are blends of essential oils, various extracted aromatic compounds, and constituents of essential oils or synthetic chemicals. They may be a rectified blend of components that mimic the chemical structure of the original oil. They are to pure essential oils what nutritional supplements are to whole foods, somewhat comparable to getting your nutritional needs met through supplements rather than food.

The synthetic constituents used mimic the chemical spectrometry of natural consitutents from the plant. They smell like their natural equivalents but contain on average noticeably fewer complete constituents found in the oil they copy, and may have unknown chemical additives. Synthetic oils do not have a direct counterpart in nature in terms of ingredients but are chemically copied and mixed. Often they are called ‘scented oils’ or ‘scent oils’ and are typically less expensive.

Nature Identical essential oils are generally used in industry for fragrance purposes as they are less expensive and tend to be more fragrant than essential oils in their pure form. Using nature identical oils can solve a common problem for product formulators who don’t want to use completely synthetic fragrances. They can help product formulators achieve that intense fragrance but in a way that is somewhat safer, much cheaper, and can technically be considered somewhat natural.

However, they are not considered appropriate for food use (they are used to flavor teas and other foods in some Middle Eastern Countries) or any kind of clinical aromatherapy. Conventional wisdom says that if your goal is to create something of therapeutic value then you should never use anything but pure essential oils. Having certification on the oils you purchase for aromatherapy will include a lot-specific GCMS (Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry) analysis from reputable purveyors, especially important if buying through a retailer or multi-level marketing representative (who usually cannot provide this important technical information that so necessary for clinical applications).

Why is this important? Because disreputable bulk sellers are usually from countries that do not meet the same health and safety standards as in Europe or North America, and have been known to adulterate lots of ‘pure’ essential oils with synthetic constituents. These fraudulent lots are sold only after initial test samples of pure high-quality oils representing those lots have been provided and passed mass spectrometer testing by the purchaser, and have been approved for purchase. Then the incoming shipment of oils may be of much inferior quality not at all matching the original approved samples.

Aromatherapists have unwittingly used such products on their patients, so be sure to make your purchases through reputable sources only.


Sun Damage Prevention & Repair Spritz

I store this in the fridge, but keep some it in a small spray bottle in my purse…very nice to use in summer traffic jams!

7 oz. Rosewater or Orange Blossom Water
2 T. Glycerine
1 t. Ascorbic acid powder
12 drops Lavender Essential Oil (optional)

Pour into a sterile glass jar, shake well, and keep in the fridge. Fill a small sterile spray bottle for daily use, replenishing the spritz bottle as necessary.

1992 research at University of Maryland showed that topical application of a 10% solution of ascorbic acid (a common synthetic form of vitamin C) prevented sun damage to skin. If applied once or more daily, no sunscreen was found to be necessary.

This did not act as a sunblock. It was found that the vitamin C was absorbed into the skin’s cells and prevented ultraviolet damage to the DNA. This solution can also be applied after burning to reverse damage already sustained, as there was some indication that it could reverse past sun damage.

Because it is not washed off, you will still tan and continue to make vitamin D. Having no apparent side effects, unlike retinal, you may continue to expose your skin to moderate sun.

First Aid For Sunburn

Once, when he was 15, my platinum-haired son went canoeing and took off his shirt when he got too hot. Thankfully he was wearing a baseball cap, but he came back quite red. The next morning he was purple, with streaks down to where his pants had covered him, and he was quite sick.

I did what the doctor had prescribed when it had happened to me, keeping him in a dark room to sleep and hydrating him as much as possible when the blisters came up. But one of the things that helped to sooth our whole family whenever they had sunburn was a lavender tapioca gel I made. This he slathered on when he was up and around again.

Bring to the boil:
1-1/2 c. Water.

In a jar, shake 1/2 c. water with:
2 T. Instant Tapioca (arrowroot or cornstarch will do in a pinch).
Pour this into the boiling water and whisk until thick, then take off the heat.

When almost cool, whisk in:
75 drops Lavender essential oil.

Pour into a clean jar and keep it in the fridge. Discard it after a few days, and make up new batches whenever needed. Use this as a soothing natural gel for sunburn.


It’s About Those Cataracts

I was told two years ago that I have baby cataracts not worth operating on as yet, so I had tried a very expensive over-the-counter product , and found it really helped. But a couple of months ago I started finding the cataracts progressively annoying, as if Vaseline were in my one eye.

So I did some research and wound up making myself some eye drops with a dilution of colloidal silver and NAC. Again, I am amazed by the results.

Anyone facing loss of visual acuity might want to do some research on this, and decide for yourself in which direction you might want to go. Especially since the medical profession no longer aims to ‘cure, heal, and do none harm’, but instead to monitor and control symptoms. So though Diabetes It is considered to be reversible in the early stages with drastic changes in nutrition, but most people are told it is incurable; thus the disease progresses along with an advancing pharmacological protocol that keeps the industry’s profits going while the disease ravages your body. Having had this disease impact me personally, I am not happy with the less than altruistic focus of today’s medical profession except in cases of trauma and certain illnesses.

And I am one of those people that will not have a vaccine if there is mercury, aluminum, or human body tissues in its manufacture. I have seen what they do first hand, I have researched the problem, and I know practicing physicians who will not allow their children to have them. I believe I am in excellent company.

Just remember, always keep things sterile whenever you opt for home remedies. And of course, do your own research!

Detoxification Baths

I enjoy taking these, so thought I would share some recipes with you. Just add one of the following to the tub, and ensure the salts are dissolved before stepping in! Don’t forget a final rinse with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to every quart of clear rinse water, and follow up with a good body lotion.

Bath 1 – Quick & Easy:
1 c. apple cider or kambucha vinegar
1 c. Epsom salts

Bath 2 – Oxygenating:
2 c. hydrogen peroxide (3%)
1 T. ginger, powdered.

Bath 3 – With Detoxifying Body Mask:
1/2 c. Bentonite clay mixed with water for a body mask
1/2 c. Epsom salts

While standing in the tub full of the mineralized water, smooth the clay mask over your body. Sit on the edge of the tub for 20 minutes, then slip into the tub and wash it off.

Quick Fixes – Some Natural Remedies

Arthritis: 1 t. Turmeric, 1 t. unflavoured gelatin, 2 . honey, and 1-2 c. Warm milk before bed. Add a pinch of cinnamon or ginger for a better flavour.

Brain Health: Eat eggs for their choline, 2 T. Of Coconut Oil daily for their triglycerides, and drink clean water (reverse osmosis or distilled). That is all your brain is made of, and without causes the brain to be malnourished.

Bruises: Bite a Vitamin E capsule or two, and apply the contents to the bruise, then swallow the capsule.

Blood Sugar: Work a teaspoon of cinnamon into your diet daily or mix with honey into hot water before bed.

Colds: 1 big pinches of Ajwain + 2 tablets of Siberian Ginsing + 1 Zinc 3 x daily, and all the chewable Vitamin C you want. Drink herbal teas: Hibiscus for Vitamin C, Licorice Root tea for cough, Marshmallow Root for sore chest, and Bromelein supplements to break down mucous.

Dairy products will only nourish you if the butterfat is well over 3%. The proteins must have available calcium to be processed, and the fat carries the calcium and helps to get it into the bloodstream. Without the fat, the proteins, which demand calcium, strip it from the bones and teeth. A fetus is brutal in its demand for calcium. So drink less milk if you are concerned about fat and animal proteins, but when you do, use light cream at 5% BF (butterfat). Low-fat dairy products do more harm than good, and have added stabilizers and gums added to them.

Depression: 20 IU Vitamin D3 per lb., with
2.5 mg Magnesium Citrate per lb. Of body weight, daily. Use Magnesium Oil.

Distilled Water will help with many health problems and flush out kidney and liver channels by breaking down insoluble mineral deposits. You do not need to add minerals to the water, as soluble minerals are absorbed by plants, thus you get them from the foods you eat, not water.

Earache: Mash a clove of garlic in 2 t. Olive oil. Wait 10 minutes before straining into a drop bottle. Put a few drops into affected ear and wad with some cotton. Do this 2 x daily until ear is well.

Fats should only be consumed when as close to nature as possible. Genetically modified oils such as corn, soy, and canola are worse for your health than lard. Use cold-pressed virgin oils and low heat when cooking. Clear deodorized cooking oils are also bad as the molecules have been fractured by heat and chemicals, so they enter the bloodstream as free radicals, and exhaust the immune system. Cook with butter, coconut oil, and yellow extra-virgin olive oil as often as possible. Save the fried chicken for a rare treat.

Flu Buster
1 lemon or lime, juiced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 t. Ginger, minced
2 t. Raw honey
1/8 – 1/4 t. Cayenne
2 c. Water

Make this up 2 or 3 times a day at the onset of a cold or Flu, until well.Fatigue: Natural B12 (methylcobalamine) sublingual at 3,000 mcg daily

Memory Fog & Loss: 1 T. Coconut Oil with 10 mg; Lithium Orotate daily against Alzheimer’s.

Insomnia: 3 capsules of flax seed oil (or 3 T. Ground daily), with warm milk and honey at bedtime.

Magnesium Oil: 2 T. Epson Salts In 3 T. Boiling water; stir until dissolved. Pour into glass bottle. Massage 1/2 t. On tummy at bedtime to help calm kicking legs, anxiety, etc.

Tremors: Try using Magnesium Oil, Vitamin D3 therapy as above, and a good teaspoon of liquid lecithin daily, which will coat the myalin sheath around the spinal nerves.

Wounds: Make a cup of comfrey tea, strain, and dip a clean washcloth or handkerchief in the tea. Wring it out and apply to clean wound or bruises. If you need an ointment, raw honey is excellent.

Fung-Away Foot Soak

Fung-Away Foot Soak

This makes a nice hot soak for chilly nights in the winter time, or as a cooling soak in tepid water for sandal weather, especially when using Peppermint!

1 liter Water
1/4 c. Baking Soda/Apple Cider Vinegar
2 t. Salt
12 drops Tea Tree/Peppermint Essential Oil

Mix the above ingredients in a basin just large enough for your feet, and allow them to soak for 20 minutes. Afterwards would be a good time to attend to cuticles and dry skin, and apply some cream to moisturize those heels.

Did you know…? You can apply a few drops of Tea Tree Oil directly to your clean nails after a shower or bath to continue working on fungal infections. Using a toothpaste with it will also help diminish candida in your mouth and throat, as will eliminating as much starch and sugar from your diet as possible.

Interesting Notes on Asberger’s Syndrome

We all know someone who is seemingly cold and distant, but seem to think everything is fine; I certainly have this in my family.

From a very busy girl sometimes blogging at
Shucky’s Kitchen
Nelsie’s Cupboard, and
Parkdale Knifty Knitters!

From Medicine.net, some of the symptoms that may be present are:

  • Lack of social awareness;
  • Lack of interest in socializing/making friends;
  • Difficulty making and sustaining friendships;
  • Inability to infer the thoughts, feelings, or emotions of others;
  • Either gazing too intently or avoiding eye contact;
  • Lack of changing facial expression, or use of exaggerated facial expressions;
  • Lack of use or comprehension of gestures;
  • Inability to perceive nonverbal cues or communications;
  • Failure to respect interpersonal boundaries;
  • Unusually sensitive to noises, touch, odors, tastes, or visual stimuli;
  • Inflexibility and over-adherence to or dependence on routines; and
  • Stereotypical and repetitive motor patterns such as hand flapping or arm waving.
  • Language may be interpreted literally, and difficulties can arise with interpreting language in a specific context.
  • There are difficulties with understanding the subtle use of language, such as irony or sarcasm.

For a great look at men who may have Asberger traits, read this fascinating article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-2557765/Is-man-wired-differently.html

About Anorexia Nervosa…

I just wanted to pass on some historical information that may or may not be helpful.

Until 1932, if a girl started ‘pining’ the physician would prescribe Tincture of Cannabis, available at the pharmacy. A few drops in water and she would start eating.

To make a tincture, one measures a dry herb by volume, and covers it with the same volume of grain alcohol (like alcool, or vodka) in a covered jar. It is kept in a dark place and shaken daily. After 10 days it is filtered through an unbleached coffee filter into a sterile bottle. The typical dosage is then 3 drops in a glass of water, but may go up one drop at a time to 10 until the munchies occur.

Also, cannabis was one of the healing herbs in the Bible, so it is man’s law, not God’s, that prohibits its use.