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Hey Hey Hey! I'm Melissa, a certified aromatherapist with a gift and a mission to help people take charge of their health through the honest wisdom of pure essential oils. Before you pop another toxic pill, let's talk about the many concerns aromatherapy can address without negative side effects. Look around and then contact me today!

Magic, Dreams and Mayhem

Scented Balance, Inc. Aromatherapy Shop, Magic Dreams and Mayhem, moving forward, holistic aromatherapy

Ah, yes. Magic, dreams and mayhem. Sometimes, it all happens at once and boy howdy, we’re having fun!

Scented Balance, Inc. Aromatherapy Shop has moved to new BEE-YOU-TEE-FULL digs in Kernersville, North Carolina! Exciting stuff, especially when I think of where I began.

In my basement. Struggling to get the word out about holistic aromatherapy.

And just like a lucky penny, I keep showing up for you in my awesome aromatherapy shop and at events all around the Piedmont Triad.

Yes. I’ve come a LONG way!

I got most everything in place this past weekend and while it’s still a work in progress, it already feels like home.

Scented Balance is part of the Ramey Dawn Wellness Spa and we’re all moving to this new space. Some physical adjustments are happening as we speak to ensure each practitioner has the right space – including Scented Balance.

It’s all good and I’m so happy with how all of this has unfolded. The new space is beautiful, light, airy and offers so much more as a group of holistic practitioners than we did before in our old space. In the next few weeks, you’ll find additional services:

    • Holistic Nail Technician
    • Doctor of Chiropractic
    • Massage Therapist
    • LED Light Pain Management

Of course, I’m one of the holistic practitioners along with Darrell Brooks, our skin care therapist; Jason Trakas, our acupuncturist and Jessica Jones, our health and life coach. Patti Manuel will be moving into our space and she helps you with the pain management as well as laser-like liposuction.

All under one roof!

Make a day out of pampering yourself with a massage, facial, mani/pedi, manage your weight and enhance your entire quality of life with holistic aromatherapy.

Thursday, November 21st marks the very first event in the new Scented Balance aromatherapy shop – come get your awesome Fairy Hair from a real certified fairy and let’s celebrate the magic, dreams and mayhem together!

I’m grateful for this next step in my aromatherapy (and life) journey and I’m so happy you’ve chosen to come along for the ride. In the coming months, I’ll have more events, new products and surprises along the way including expanded shop hours.

Let’s talk today about how aromatherapy can make a real difference in your life – you can use this contact form, call or email – I can’t wait to talk with you! Come smell us!



Feeling More Forgetful Lately? Medication Might Be The Culprit

Feeling more forgetful lately? Medication might be the culprit. Many of these meds are also linked to dementia, Alzheimer's and even cancer. What pill are you taking today?

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Never Give Up

Never Give Up, stay strong, shine your light brightly

We’ve all heard those words – never give up. And yet, when you know you’ve taken all you can and then some, it’s hard to keep going.

How do you keep going when your last ounce of energy is gone? What’s the next right step when all you can see is darkness? When the storms of life hit you like a punch in the gut, what’s next?

I wish I had pearls of wisdom for you about moving forward and being tougher than your problems – and yet, they seem like such empty words that only make you feel worse about what you’re going through.

It is indeed true that we learn from hardship more so than ease. (Seriously, I’d like to try learning from ease – just once.)

When The Weariness Takes Over

I want to be the person in your life who lifts you up and helps you to see your amazing strength. When life intervenes (as it does) I want you to know this: 


Yes, it feels like we’re (I’m) alone sometimes. 

I’m here to shine a light – however small – in a dark world. I choose kindness, compassion and empathy because I believe it’s in short supply. To be honest, there are some days where I don’t know if anyone out there knows I exist. That’s an exaggeration, but it really feels that way sometimes.

Am I the only one or do you feel that way, too?

Deep down in my soul, I believe I’m here to shine a light brightly and I use aromatherapy as the catalyst. Oh, and a twisted, warped sense of humor. (Many times at my own expense.)

Never Give Up

In my cyber travels, I came across this inspirational story from the 1992 summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Athletes of this caliber train a lifetime for a shot at Olympic glory. Most of us can’t even imagine how hard or lonely it is to train day after day – for just one shot.

And then – the unimaginable happens.

My heart ached watching this video because Derek Redmond worked so hard to reach the Olympic games. He didn’t give up though. He kept going; determined to finish the race come hell or high water. His father ran onto the track to help him finish the race.

But the story doesn’t end there.

Nearly thirty years later, Derek Redmond is an in-demand motivational speaker and brand ambassador around the world. Had he laid on the track and given up, he would be a mere footnote in history.

He didn’t give up.

He kept going even when everything was against him.

He had help getting to the finish line – but he crossed it and his life changed forever.

A Blend To Help You Keep Going

I love this particular blend of essential oils to help me through those times when I feel like I just can’t take any more.

Motivational Blend

  • 6 drops Neroli Petitgrain Co-Distill
  • 5 drops Frankincense
  • 4 drops Sweet Orange 
  • 4 drops Rosemary
  • 4 drops Palo Santo
  • 2 ounces Unscented Lotion OR Jojoba Wax
  • 2 ounce Glass Bottle with Treatment Pump

Blend all the oils together and add the lotion OR the jojoba wax – either one works very well. Shake well and use three or four times daily. If you want this blend, it’s $24.95 plus tax and shipping. Just send an email to me or a Facebook Instant Message and I’ll take it from there.

It’s okay to struggle. And it’s even okay-er to ask for help (more okay?)! Please know that I hold space for each of you and shine my light to brighten your darkness.

There’s a lot of sadness and dark energy floating around – please take a moment to share this post on your favorite social media platform. That’s what I want for today – for you to share this post. We need as much light as possible.

Thank you.




The Power Of One Lone Voice

The Power Of One Lone Voice, Make A Difference, Speak Your Truth

“I don’t feel like I’ve done anything extraordinary but take my little light and shine it in darkness.” ~ Leymah Gbowee

Do you ever feel like you’re swimming upstream about a particular belief? That you’re alone in your passion? Some days, I feel that way. And yet, I believe in

the power of one LONE VOICE

You see, I’m MAD and I choose to channel that anger into something positive for the world.

I’m mad because we’re being bamboozled by drug companies into thinking they have magic pills that make us all better in an instant. I’m really mad that the doctors I trusted didn’t pay attention to me when I was sick. 

Since they didn’t pay attention, they didn’t know what was wrong with me. Actually they did know, but they ignored me and my health concerns. 

I spent years – YEARS – and went through several different doctors searching for answers only to be told “it’s all in your head – you’re fine!”  

But I wasn’t.

When I took matters into my own hands and began researching and paying attention to my body, I found answers. On my own. 

The Power Of One LONE VOICE

Our healthcare (it’s actually sickcare) system is completely broken down and held hostage by the medical mafia. The drug companies and insurance companies have a stranglehold on Americans and our government. They know if we’re healthy then they aren’t making money.

I believe in the power of one lone voice. Instead of blindly believing the dangerous lies being foisted upon us, I choose to let my tiny candle light up the dark. We do have healthcare choices and I choose to use my lone voice to educate anyone willing to listen about the benefits of holistic options.

Yes, that includes aromatherapy. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of rotten information out there that gives my profession a bad name. There are people who swear that a simple essential oil will fix, cure and heal (oh, and join the company so everyone can make money!).

It won’t.

It doesn’t.

But neither do the toxic pills.

When you take those toxic pills, you have to heal twice. Once from the dis-ease and once from the toxic pills themselves. With holistic options, you have a much better chance of healing without doing more damage.


As an aromatherapist, I have amazing tools that helps your body do what it does best: find balance. Whether it’s chronic pain, eczema, menopause, digestive issues or any number of other issues, there’s a natural solution that makes a difference in your health.

I choose to use my lone voice to offer honest information that gives you choices and options. There are very few negative side effects to using pure essential oils to balance your body, mind and spirit. Key To Your Health, Alternative healthcare, aromatherapy, the power of one lone voice

I’m not a doctor, that’s for sure. And I’m truly not bashing medical professionals! They’re doing the best they can in a completely broken system. (My primary care physician is +

an integrative practitioner who listens to me with an open mind to all options – including aromatherapy.)

But I’m wise enough to know that there are alternative methods of healthcare from amazing holistic practitioners that help you help your body. Simply assuming a pill you see advertised on TV will fix everything and let you go on your merry way is dangerous and irresponsible.

Shine Your Light Brightly

I am only one but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.

So tell me – what is your passion in life? What is your belief? It doesn’t matter what it is – the power of one lone voice is all that matters.

I want you to know from the deepest part of my heart about the tools I have that help you live your healthiest life and why they’re so good for you. Maybe I am a lone voice, but I have a passion and I won’t stop sharing my knowledge with you ever.

How can I help you today? Send an email to me, call me or fill out this quick contact form – today.



P.S. – Thank you for reading about my passion and listening to my story. Please help me share my passion by sharing this post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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Signs from the Universe – Don’t Give Up

Signs From The Universe Don't Give Up, believe in yourself, strange energy, feel scattered, EMF, electromagnetic field,


Do you feel like there’s some really strange energy floating around? Have you felt “off” lately? It’s been a strange few weeks for me, so if you’re feeling anything like this, you’re not alone! Just when I feel like I’ve had enough, I get signs from the universe – don’t give up.

What’s Going On?

I wish I knew.

There’s been times in the last few weeks where I walk into a business or store and the energy coming at me is overwhelming.

I’m one of those people who can sense “vibrations”. About 80% of the time, I can be in a room full of people I don’t know and I can tell you who’s pissed off, who’s depressed, who’s happy, who’s fighting a panic attack – any number of things.

Sheesh…that’s a lot of information.

So when I feel like something’s off kilter, it really affects me. And something has affected me to the point of overwhelm. Okay, so I’m a grownup and not supposed to feel like this anymore! 

But I have over the last few weeks – have you?

Strange Energy In The Air

I’m ’bout as curious as they come and this can’t just be me feeling this, right? So, I typed in “strange energy in the air” and came up with an interesting article.

Maybe I’m not losing my mind, maybe it’s electromagnetic energy in the air. You know, we’re all joined at the hip with our electronics. Whether it’s our cell phones, computers, tablets or televisions, we use them 24/7.

I heard on the radio today that 78% of adults would give up sex before giving up wifi. That’s a sad commentary on our species – don’t you think?

Ah, but I digress. 

A website called Active Post explains how electromagnetic fields (EMF) interact with our bodies. This is my first encounter with this site, so I don’t know much about them except their tagline says “Alternative News. Independent Views.” Hmmm… Electromagnetic Fields, emf, strange energy, feel scattered, signs from the universe don't give up

Anyway, one paragraph stuck out to me about EMF (EMF is very real) and how it affects us:

Most people don’t realize that their cellphones are miniature microwave heaters. Whether carried in the pocket, in the bra, or in your hand near your face and head, you are irradiating yourself with signals that penetrate your body and brain, and the frequency is in the same microwave range as the kitchen appliance that heats your soup. 

Well hell. We’re all frying ourselves to death, and this is also about the time of the year when sun spots spike which causes an uproar in the atmosphere.

Hmmm…I’m not quite sure what the strange energy is that I’m experiencing, but EMF may have something to do with it.

Signs From The Universe – Don’t Give Up

I hope you don’t mind a little TMI. I’ve had my share of struggles throughout the years and I know you have, too. Who knows? Maybe it’s as simple as strange energy.

Life has thrown some unexpected curveballs lately and if you’ve received a few of them yourself, then allow me to share some signs from the universe that I’ve received.

I’ve noticed a lot of signs lately that are just now beginning to make sense. I received three emails this morning with interesting subject lines:

    1. Believe In Yourself Without Self Doubt
    2. You Are Of High Value
    3. 21 Words To Make Us Feel Safe And Seen

I used one of my Conscious Ink Temporary Tattoos over the weekend and guess which one it was? You guessed it. Don’t give up.

How’s that for a message from the universe, eh?

If you’re sensing some strange energy out there and it’s making you feel scattered and nuts, never fear. I have a wonderful grounding blend for you that I created for myself when I feel scattered, restless and overwhelmed.

Grounding And Calming Blend

    • 6 drops German Chamomile
    • 6 drops Lavender
    • 5 drops Sweet Orange
    • 3 drops Patchouli
    • 4 drops Neroli Petitgrain Co-Distill
    • 4 drops Palo Santo
    • 2 ounces Unscented Body Lotion
    • 2 ounce Blue Bottle w/Treatment Pump

Mix all ingredients together and shake well before each use. Generously apply to throat, back of neck, chest and arms whenever needed. If you don’t have all of these oils, I make this for $21.95 plus shipping (and tax).

All you have to do is send an email to me ( balance ( at ) scentedbalance dot com) and I’ll take it from there.  If it’s easier, simply fill out the contact form and it’ll come right to my email box. Either way, let’s talk today – okay?

Thank you for letting me speak from the heart today – we all have our moments and as always, it’ll work itself out. In the meantime…



P.S. Yes, that’s my arm with the actual temporary tattoo applied. Want one? Let’s talk!