About Purchasing Essential Oils

IMO Best retail essential oils:

AromaForce … http://www.avogel.ca/en/brands/aromaforce.php

Aura Cacia … HTTPS://www.auracacia.com/

Eden’s Garden … https://www.edensgarden.com/

IMO Best aromatherapy courses:

Aromahead (U.S.) … HTTPS://www.aromahead.com/

Institute of Aromatherapy (Canada) … http://www.classicaromatherapy.com/

About Wholesalers

If you are purchasing your essential oils wholesale, ask for a ‘GCMS’ (proof of gas chromagraphy and mass spectrometry testing). A good wholesaler will have their oils tested and offer the graphs, with legible results, to their customers. Why?

Wholesalers buy their oils where they can, and what they can afford. If a company is short on an oil in high demand, they may have to go to a foreign supplier that buys up whatever lots they can, and wait. Some of these agents are upright and ethical, and some are not. Some will send your distributor a sample of good quality oil, then fill the drum with substandard oil. Bringing in oils from Asia is time-consuming and costly, and lawsuits difficult; and some companies will take advantage of North American companies that way.

So cut to the chase and ask for the GCMS right away, and then check those constituents. The things that have been found in essential oils range from canine feces, tobacco, insects, to naturally-derived and synthetic aroma chemicals. Naturally-derived constituents are added to blends like Lavender 40/42 to bring those constituent levels up for marketing purposes, when the original idea was to sell the best quality of Lavender Oil having those constituent levels naturally.

And You also want it right in the paperwork that the wholesaler is a member of the right ethical organizations, an ISO company, and has the certifications in writing for the oils you are purchasing.

Regarding certain retail distributors especially the ‘multi-level marketing companies’, Google their names, ‘FDA warning’ and Dr. Pappas’ as search terms, and you will learn what you need to about them.

And please remember that in North America, it is illegal to prescribe the internal use of an essential oil unless you are 1) licensed to prescribe, and 2) have certification in clinical aromatherapy. If someone is telling you to take these oils internally because their boss told them that, DON’T!!! You can find out how many ER visits and deaths have been made because of the ingestion of essential oils.

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Nelsie’s Eye Oil

Carrot Seed for scarring and fine wrinkles, and Frankincense to strengthen the skin complement an oil’s nourishing properties.

1 oz./30 ml cold-pressed vegetable oil*
3 drops Carrot Seed essential oil (Daucus carota)
3 drops Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)

Measure the base oil into a sterile dropper bottle, add the essential oils, and shake gently. Apply a drop or two around your eyes, avoiding the eye membranes, before bedtime.

*This may be any food-grade cold-pressed oil that you find pleasing to your skin, as follows:

  • For oily skin, use Coconut Oil.
  • For normal skin, Almond, Grapeseed and Jojoba are excellent.
  • For normal to dry skin, try Marula.
  • Andiroba, Argan,  or Avocado are nourishing if your skin is very dry.
  • Oat Oil is best for eczemic and psoriatic complexions.

Never use Canola or Soy oils, or any highly-refined cooking oils on your skin! Canola and Soy are genetically modified products, and the processing of oils that have been highly refined make them a threat to your immune system once the broken fats enter your blood stream.

 

Natural Dental Care

You go to the dentist, they clean your teeth, then send you home with a new tube of toothpaste. Six months later you are back in their chair, and here is at least part of the reason why.

The next time you find yourself holding a tube of toothpaste, read the ingredients. One will likely be sodium lauryl sulfate. If so, throw it into your cleaning basket for scrubbing grout in your bathroom or for ring-around-the-collar in your laundry. That is an industrial-strength detergent originally developed for cleaning munitions factory floors during the war, so they wouldn’t have to miss a shift over mopping the grease up. They could just spray down the floor during lunch break and run 24-hour shifts.

jimmy smiling  Nice teeth, Jimmy!

As a trans-dermal carrier for emergency situations, it’s a life-saver that passed out of the liver in four days. But if you are brushing your teeth with it, washing your hair with it, using body wash made with it, and washing your dishes without gloves, it is always in your liver. And the properties that make it trans-dermal shear cell walls away from each other, so your gums are not so firm and healthy as they could be.

If your gums are in really bad shape and you have deep pockets, toss the commercial toothpaste and do what the Aussies do; brush your teeth with Tea Tree Oil (but don’t swallow). Myrrh Essential Oil is also especially good for gums, so rub a drop of Myrrh Essential Oil diluted with 3 drops of an extra-virgin cooking oil onto your gums before you go to bed. Your gums should improve within a few weeks. But be advised that if you use the Tea Tree for too long, though, your teeth will start to discolour.

I used this regimen after my gums were surgically stripped, simply because it desensitized the now-exposed roots. But switching from commercial toothpaste, the gums grew back and have been healthy ever since. And my teeth are white.

So go to the health store and get a toothpaste without the sodium lauryl sulfate…or make your own tooth-care products.

Gentle Toothpaste

1 T. Bentonite Clay (for internal use)
1 T. Baking Soda
1 t. Glycerine (for internal use)
1 drop Peppermint or Clove Essential Oil

Mix together well, and apply to a clean toothbrush. If you have problems with your gums, use a drop of Tea Tree Oil and a drop of Myrrh Essential Oil instead. Not so tasty, but your gums will love you for it. When they improve, then use the Peppermint or Clove.

Tooth Whitener

1 T. Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
1 T. Salt
1/4 t. Citric Acid
Hydrogen Peroxide, for internal use (in a spray bottle )

Put the dry ingredients into a small sterile jar. Dampen your brush with the Hydrogen peroxide and dip your brush into the powder and spritz it again if too dry. Brush your teeth with this until you have the degree of glaring brilliance you desire, then go back to using your more gentle toothpaste.

Happy Teeth

Toothache Oil

2 T. Almond Oil
2 Aspirin, ground very fine with a mortar and pestle
3 drops Clove Oil (from a pharmacy is best)

Mix and keep in a sterile dropper bottle. Put one drop on cavity or abscess as needed until the unhappy patient can get to the dentist.

Mouthwash
6 oz. Distilled Water
2 oz. Vodka
3 drops Peppermint or Clove Essential Oil
3 drops Thyme Essential Oil (during cold & flu season)

Keep this in a sterile food-grade plastic bottle, and use as needed.

HerbsPlusBeadWorks Tooth Restorer

2 c. water
1 t. TSP (Trisodium Phosphate)
1 T. Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)

Shake it all up and swish a little in your mouth. I squirt this into the tank of my Waterpik and have been doing so for many months, It stopped my aging teeth from hurting and tightened them right up.
If the idea of using TSP concerns you, remember that you need some phosphate for strong bones and teeth. You will be amazed how quickly this works.

Thank you, thank you, Tony! Click on the link in this title to watch herbalist Tony’s instructional videos on YouTube. Especially if you want to learn how to make your own colloidal silver…

Natural Health & Beauty For Seniors

I am now teaching a series at Flower City Seniors Centre in Brampton, and truly enjoying it. I have so much information to share, and not enough time to get it out, but my students are great and very patient. Any are welcome to ask for recipes and instructions. I have posted some for making creams in my blog, so if there are any questions, please feel free to ask – I am happy to clarify and revise as needed.