Arthritis and Essential Oils

By Linda Blanton (ACP Level 1 Graduate) Arthritis is a very painful health issue and is very common.  According to the Mayo Clinic, it is the Number one cause of disability in the United States and nearly 40 million Americans have some form of arthritis. (Mayo Clinic on Arthritis, Second Edition) Arthritis means “inflammation of…

Essential Oils for Inflammation

Essential Oils for Inflammation Inflammation is caused from various conditions: bacteria, poor diet, chemicals, hormonal imbalance, or physical injury. When blood vessels leading to the heart are damaged and clogged, a protein is released into the bloodstream called C-reactive protein. The level of this protein indicates the degree of inflammation in the linings of the arteries.…

Essential Oils Quick Reference Chart – Quick Reference Guide

This essential oils quick reference chart was emailed to me by a YL representative.  This information is for educational purposes only and it is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Please consult with the appropriate health professional for any condition you are treating. Use this only as a quick reference guide. Basil: Anti-inflammatory,…

Essential Oils for Chronic Pain

Essential Oils for Chronic Pain Did you know that Peppermint essential oil is one of the best oils to use for blocking pain?  A recent study by Gobel et al., in 1994 showed that peppermint blocks calcium channels and substance P. important factors in the transmission of pain signals, according to the Essential Oils Desk…