Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus essential oil, a native of Australia, comes from the Eucalyptus Radiata tree, which can grow to the majestic heights of 270 feet. Young trees have oval-shaped bluish-green leaves, while the more mature trees have long, narrow leaves and bear creamy-white flowers with a pale green bark. This clear therapeutic grade essential oil has a strong herbaceous scent with a soft woody undertone. Eucalyptus oil is a welcomed addition to every medicine cabinet for its…

Essential Oils for Pain Management

By Dan Keller, PhD. C.A. Pain, even the very word hurts to hear. And most people find it undesirable and look quickly for a way to eliminate or minimize it. Some pain issues can be addressed at the root cause and stop the problem causing the pain; those being cystitis, bronchitis, and such intermittent types of painful inflammation. What is pain? The word “pain” comes from the Latin “poena” meaning a fine, a penalty. Pain…

Can Essential Oils Help With Diabetes?

A 2009 study that used three drops of cinnamon essential oil three times per day concluded that this oil is a viable blood-sugar-focused therapy, as it possesses anti-hyperglycaemic properties and the potential to reduce postprandial blood glucose levels. Another study in 2014 found that lavender oil not only lessened lab-induced diabetes in animals but also improved body weight and protected the liver and kidneys from degeneration in laboratory animals.[5]  I found it interesting that the liver and kidneys were protected, probably due to lavender’s effect on reducing and helping stress levels stay balanced.

Cinnamon Lower Blood Sugar – Inhibit Mold and more!

Can cinnamon lower blood sugar? A study in the International Journal of Food Microbiology found that adding a few drops of Cinnamon essential oil to carrot broth inhibited the growth of bacteria for 60 days. So powerful was the effect that the researchers called it a viable alternative to traditional food preservatives. Even with bread already tainted with mold, wax paper made with 6 percent Cinnamon oil inhibited mold growth by 96 percent, prolonging freshness…