Monthly Archives: September 2015

Ointments for Cuts when Gardening

Hello Everyone,
I am out the door to Sri Lanka to see this beautiful island of spices however I first wanted to share this Ointment for Cuts when Gardening because this is the time of year we are clearing out the summer garden and putting in the garden for winter. Each year I make a patch of salve which you can get the recipe for on page 23 and 24 of my book, Common Scents, A Practical Guide to Aromatherapy or you can purchase a ready made ointment like Golden Salve by Natures Sunshine.
Heres the recipe:
1 T. Homemade Salve or ready made (Golden Salve)
1 T. Aloe Vera Gel
3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
6 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

In a bowl,mix the Salve and Aloe Vera Gel until they are blended well together. Add the essential oils and mix thoroughly. You will have a very cool, refreshing salve to the touch. Wash cuts thoroughly and place Ointment on cuts. Repeat as needed.
Contraindications: Do not use in pregnancy.

Here is the video

Don’t forget your Essentials, Use your Common Scents.

Can’t wait to share with you about Sri Lanka.

Au Revoir,


Daily Essentials: Antiseptic Spray

Hello Everyone,

I am back from Indiana. It was an awesome experience. The Essentials for Ailments Workshop had an excellent turn out; people standing by to come into the workshop. I am so grateful for the wonderful students that I was so privileged to have in my workshop. I learned so much from them. I really enjoyed giving my Presentation on How to infuse essential oils into the IN.FORM program;  How to use essential oils for Detox; How to integrate essential oils with Chinese Herbs. The audience was so reciprocating.

My new booklet ” Essential Detox” was a hit in Indiana. If you weren’t in Indiana you can purchase on this blog my new booklet to go with your new Detox products or Detox program.  I know when I start my next DETOX program group in a few weeks this booklet will be a must read.

Well, I just start to get back into the swing of things in France and I am taking off again to Sri Lanka the island of spices at the end of this week. However before I take off to see this lovely island I want to share this Antiseptic Spray with you. This is the time of year everyone is back at work full time, children are back in school so we are exposed to more bacterias and viruses.  For this Fresh and Uplifting Antiseptic Spray, I chose Lemon Essential Oil because it has a fresh, sharp scent ,Peppermint Essential Oil for its fresh, minty scent along with Frankincense which is warm, balsamic ,sweet incense like scent. All these essential oils are antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic which makes an excellent Antiseptic Spray that you can use in your office, classroom ( as long as it is ok’ed by the school and there are not certain students (autistic) who would be irritated by these scents) and your home.

Here is the recipe:

20 drops Lemon Essential Oil

16 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

10 drops Frankincense EssentialOil

2oz of water

2oz Amber bottle with sprayer

Place essential oils and water in bottle. Roll between your hands and shake to mix the essential oils into the water. Please remember to shake the bottle before usage because water and essential oils do not mix. Spray in all four corners of the room.

Here is the video:


Can’t wait to share with my adventure to Sri Lanka.  Please feel free to leave a comment.

Don’t Forget your Essentials, Use your Common Scents!

I know I won’t when I go to Sri Lanka.

Au Revoir,



Stop Aphids in your Garden

Hello Everyone,

The summer garden  just about finished however we can still have problems with aphids and ants. You also can use this formulation at the beginning of your winter garden before it freezes and insects are still a problem. With this formulation you will notice it not only will get rid of your aphid population but your ant population too, because ants eat the substance that the aphid give off.

Well, I’m off to Indiana tomorrow to do a Workshop called Essentials for Ailments, a Book signing for my new booklet called ‘ Essentials for Detox.” A must read when using essential oils during detoxing and cleansing. You will be able to purchase it on my website on Wednesday September 9th. The cost is 8.00. Can’t wait for you to read it.

Then I am presenting all three different topics- How to infuse essential oils in The IN.FORM program, How to use Essential oils for Detox and How to Integrate essential oils with Chinese Herbs.

Here is a video on How to rid your garden of Aphids.

Hope to see you in Indiana.
Au Revoir,


New Detox Booklet Available!

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