Do you ever get sore after too much exercise or yard work? Do you ever get
sore from intense Rolfing, physical therapy or other bodywork? This proprietary
oil blend when applied topically, may help relax, calm, and relieve tight, sore,
tired, and aching muscles resulting from overuse, fatigue, and stress.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum) can be relaxing to smooth muscles (the
involuntary muscles including the heart and digestive system). It may soothe
insect bites such as, bees, wasps, and spiders, and may also help with
snakebites. Basil has been found to alleviate mental fatigue, muscle spasms and
rhinitis, and help when there is a loss of smell due to nasal congestion.
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) is one of the oils most used for the
circulatory and lymphatic systems. It may help with edema, cellulite, varicose
veins, and water retention. It is anti-infectious, antibacterial, antimicrobial,
mucolytic, antiseptic, refreshing, and relaxing. It may help improve the
cardiovascular system and circulation as well as help relieve other lymphatic
and capillary problems.
Marjoram (Origanum majorana) is used for calming the respiratory system
and soothing sore and aching muscles. Marjoram helps regenerate smooth muscle
tissue, and assists in relieving spasms, sprains, bruises, migraine headaches
and calming the nerves. It is antimicrobial, anti-infectious, antibacterial,
antiseptic and may work as a diuretic.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is known as the universal oil because
of its wide range of usage. It is beneficial for skin conditions such as, burns,
rashes and psoriasis. It is antispasmodic, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory,
anti-infectious and anticoagulant. It prevents scarring, stretch marks and
relieves headaches and PMS symptoms.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) contains a large amount of menthol, which
accounts for most of its therapeutic action. It is extremely invigorating. It is
one of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs for soothing digestion. Jean
Valnet, M.D. studied the beneficial effects of peppermint on the liver and
Other scientists have researched its effect on impaired taste and smell as well
as improved concentration and mental accuracy. Alan Hirsch, M.D., studied
peppermint’s ability to directly affect the brain’s satiety center, triggering a
sensation of fullness after meals, which may help in weight loss by curbing the
appetite (Hirsch, 1997). Daniel Penöél, M.D., reports that it may help to reduce
fevers, Candida, nausea, vomiting and strengthen the respiratory system. Adding
peppermint to drinking water helps cool body temperature during hot weather.
Body System Supported
Apply on location for muscles, neck, feet, and to relax during stress headaches.
Add to water or dilute with V-6 Mixing Oil or Massage Oil Base for a full body
massage. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician prior to
use. May be irritating to those with sensitive skin. Avoid eye contact. In case
of accidental contact, put a few drops of any pure vegetable oil in the eye and
call your doctor if necessary. Never use water.
Soreness after bodywork
I am getting physical therapy sessions twice a week to recovery from whiplash
received in an auto accident. I use Aroma Siez after every session directly on
the muscles that were worked to prevent soreness and keep them relaxed. I also
soak that night in an Epsom Salt bath using Idaho Balsam Fir, Lemongrass and
Aroma Siez mixed with Young Living's Bath Gel. I have eliminated two days worth
of sore muscles and only experience minor discomfort after the most intense
--Russell Louie, Golden CO
Cramps in legs
I woke up and began to stretch in bed. Then I got shooting pains in both legs.
The pain was so intense I got to my oil box and applied Aroma Siez. This took
the pain down in less then one minute. I then went to take 4 Super Cal. When I
felt better I made it to the kitchen and had 2 heaping spoonfuls of Sulferzyme
powder in hot water with cherry juice. I had these cramps before and stopped
taking the Super Cal because I was taking more Sulferzyme.....Well, I now know I
need both, to give me leg strength and keep me out of pain. I always keep a
bottle of Aroma Siez in my purse for emergencies. Thank goodness for Young
--Elaine Jay Finster, Golden CO
The information in this article is from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, which
can be ordered here:
Essential Science Publishing
1216 South 1580 West
Orem, Utah 84058
This month we feature some of our favorite holistic health-oriented websites
for people and their animals:
This is our favorite website for holistic care of cats. Also, there is an
associated list where you can post questions about your cat and get responses
from owners with years of experience in raising their cats holistically.
Occasionally the list has guest authors, such as holistic cat veterinarians, who
answer questions from members. This is a very active list with digests coming
out at least once a day. You can find the archives for the list here:
This is the website by a cat breeder who raises her cats naturally on raw
food and uses homeopathy to treat any health issues. She recently self-published
an excellent book on natural cat care that we feature below in our Book of the
This is the website for the LittleBigCat company which offers behavior
consulting by a holistic cat veterinarian and a cat behaviorist. There are
numerous informative articles available on this site and you can order their
specially blended flower essences from Spirit Essence.
This is the website for Kate Solisti-Mattelon and Patrice Mattelon, who offer
animal communication, nutritional counseling and energy work. You can also order
their books and raw diet videos on this website.
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. This is a good website to
go to if you are looking for a holistic vet in your area.
The Whole Dog Journal is an advertising-free monthly newsletter with the
latest information on holistic care and positive training for dogs. If you only
have time to read one publication on dog care, this is the one to get.
National Awareness Campaign for Upper Cervical Care. This explains a
chiropractic technique that focuses on the upper neck. We have found this
technique to provide benefits we have not achieved with other chiropractic
Information on Nambudripads Allergy Elimination Technique to remove allergies and
sensitivities from the body. This site also includes a directory of certified practitioners.
Flower Essence Services. Provides an alternate source for Bach Flower
Remedies that is less expensive than the Bach brand. Also includes an extensive
line of flower essences from flowers grown in California.
The Flower Essences Society (FES) is an international membership organization
of health practitioners, researchers, students, and others interested in
deepening knowledge of flower essence therapy.
Add Years To Your Pet's Life With Natural Pet Care
Saturday, October 4, 10:00-2:00
Panera Bread, Grant & 13th Avenue, Denver, CO
This workshop will show pet owners how they can play an active role in extending
the life expectancy of their pets through optimum nutrition and complementary
wellness therapies. We will present many natural options for
pet owners including the raw foods diet concept, natural shampoos, aromatherapy,
Reiki, Bach Flower remedies, and canine massage. Participants are invited to
bring their pet food package labels for a free analysis and to receive
recommendations for necessary diet modifications.
The cost is $22 per person with advance registration through Saturday, September
27 and the price includes lunch (the price is $27 after September 27). A portion
of ticket sales will be donated to the Table Mountain Animal Center in Golden.
Add Years to Your Pet’s Life will cover topics on how to:
Design an optimum nutrition program for your pets
Avoid the dangers of today’s pet fast-food diets
Properly read pet food package labels
Boost your pet’s immune system
Wash coats and treat wounds with natural shampoos and ointments
Improve your pet’s health with massage, Reiki and flower remedies
To register, contact Optimum Choices at (303) 271-1649 or Russell@OptimumChoices.com.
Beyond Aromatherapy — The Wonderful World of Essential Oils
Saturday, September 20, 3:00-6:00 PM $20 through Sept. 13 ($25 after)
Saturday, November 22, 12:00-3:00 PM $20 through Nov. 15 ($25 after)
Journey Books & Gifts, Lakewood, CO
Essential oils have been around since the beginning of recorded history. Ancient
Egyptians used essential oils for medicinal purposes and to cleanse the
emotional body. Come join us as we rediscover the therapeutic value of essential
oils. The class will include hands on use of oils for physical conditions,
emotional release and clearing mental blocks for a fully integrated mind, body
Call Journey Books at 303-239-0382 to register.
Living the Ancient Tao in a Modern World
Sun, Sept 28, 12:00 PM–5:00 PM $65 by Sept 21 ($75 after) OR Saturday, December 6, 12:00-5:00 PM $65 by Nov. 26 ($75 after)
Journey Books & Gifts, Lakewood, CO
Could you be good at playing tennis without ever using a backhand stroke? Would
you like to have double the amount of options in figuring out a problem at work?
Would you like to go through life without ever being disappointed? Answers to
these questions can be found in this ancient Eastern philosophy of life.
Students will be introduced to the Tao with a comparison between today’s modern
Western ways of life. Readings will be done from the Tao Te Ching. Emphasis will
be on how to make this ancient Taoist knowledge practical in every day life
including the corporate world. Come discover the Universal Truths inherent in
all religions and spiritual practices. Come learn the basis for most
metaphysical principles and see how the new age thought is not so “new.”
This is the best book yet on how and why to feed your cat a healthy, homemade
raw diet. Unlike other books, the author does not include grains and vegetables
(which cats don't need) in the recipes. Also, she recognizes cats' unique
biology and nutritional needs, as pure carnivores, and does not treat
them like little dogs as some authors have.
There is extensive scientific information on the nutritional needs of cats,
backing up her dietary recommendations. Several pages describe the experiences
of cat owners who switched their cats to raw food and cleared up severe,
intractable medical problems, such as irritable bowel disease. Additionally,
there is a section explaining how homeopathy works and how to use it to benefit
your cat's health.
This book should be read by every veterinarian and cat owner. I wish a major
publisher would pick it up so that it can become widely available to the public,
as it is currently self-published.
Nothing on this website has been evaluated by the FDA. This information
is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please
see a qualified healthcare practitioner for any disease or illness.