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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.

YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN HEAL YOU.

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.

Blessings,

Melissa

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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Savoring Life

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Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. Earl Nightingale

I’m really not very good at savoring life. I tend to hurry because there’s a big ol’ heap on my plate. Now, I wished for this big ol’ heap and I’m really grateful for it, but at the same time, I forget to have fun.

How do you forget to have fun?

Easy. You forget about savoring life.

Practice Savoring Life

I’m working ahead of Labor Day weekend to publish this post so that I can go play on Monday. For my friends across the pond, Monday is the Labor Day holiday in the US and honors the working class – those of us who most likely live paycheck to paycheck with little reward. So it’s time for a little monkey business. :)

And yes, I tend to hurry through life because there’s always something that needs to be done.

But not today. 

What do you do just for fun? What’s your favorite way to relax and savor life? Savoring Life, present moment

I love digging in the dirt. Just being outside on a beautiful day is good for my soul. I dream of the ocean – don’t get to go very often, but I love it there. I love to play golf but I haven’t played in a long while.

Most of the time, it’s because I’ve piled a big ol’ heap on my plate.

Hey wait a minute! I’m a certified aromatherapist – isn’t there a blend for that?

Yep. Sure is.

Savor The Moment Diffuser Blend

  • 2 drops Neroli Petitgrain Co-Distill
  • 2 drops Frankincense
  • 2 drops Sweet Orange (substitute Lemon if you like)
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang

Add these drops to your cold mist diffuser and let it run! This blend is wonderful for lifting your spirits, calming your thoughts and grounding you. And that allows you to be in the present moment and savor life. If you don’t have these oils on hand, I’ll make 5 mL bottle for you for $19.99 plus shipping. Go to Custom Blends in the aromatherapy shop and let me know you want Savor The Moment – I’ll take it from there!

Have A Little Fun In Life

This afternoon, I’m outside with my laptop writing and guess what? A hummingbird flew right by me (3 times!). Interesting, eh?

There’s a message in that and I had to figure out what it is. The good folks at SpiritAnimal.info blew my mind by explaining the symbolism of hummingbirds:

The hummingbird generally symbolizes joy and playfulness, as well as adaptability. Additional symbolic meanings are: Lightness of being, enjoyment of life. Being more present. Independence. Bringing playfulness and joy in your life. Lifting up negativity. Swiftness, ability to respond quickly.

Now, ain’t that just something??

One of the (many) reasons I’ve been busy is adding lots of new products to my aromatherapy shop in Kernersville, North Carolina.

Debuting this coming week is a salt bath bar – you pick the essential oil you want and add a big scoop of bath salts. There’s also temporary tattoos, locally made soy candles and soaps and many other items for you and for gift giving.

I love having wonderful products to make your life worth savoring. So, even though it’s been a busy time, it’s worth it.

In the meantime, I’m purposely taking time to relax and play for a day!

I hope you’ve had some fun over Labor Day weekend and I hope you had time for savoring life.

Tell me how I can serve you better through aromatherapy – how can I help you relax, de-stress and be in the moment? Tell me how I can help you savor life.

Let me hear from you – the contact form is simple and fast or you can always email me. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Blessings,

Melissa

P.S. The Daily Quipple is a sweet and inspiring site – you should visit them!

Lyme Disease – How Aromatherapy Makes A Difference

Lyme Disease, How Aromatherapy Can Make A Difference

Ugh. It’s tick season. And as much as I LOVE summer, ticks terrify me because they can cause Lyme Disease. If you live with this, it probably took a while to be diagnosed. Let’s see how aromatherapy can make a difference if you’re living with Lyme Disease.

The information here is general in nature, so if you’ve just begun your search about Lyme Disease, this is a good place to start – I’ll have links for more resources throughout this post for you.

What is Lyme Disease?

The first case recognized in the United States occurred about 40 years ago in Lyme, Connecticut – hence the name Lyme Disease.

It comes from the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged deer ticks. What that says to me is not every single blacklegged deer tick is infected.

What are the symptoms of lyme disease?

You may have gotten a tick bite, taken care of it and not thought any more about it. Usually about a month after you’ve been bitten by an infected tick, you’ll begin seeing symptoms such as:

    • A “bullseye” skin rash called a erythema migrans erythema migrans
    • Fatigue
    • Joint pain and swelling
    • Flu-like symptoms
    • Sleeping disturbances beyond the norm

These aren’t all the symptoms and The Centers For Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia has an entire section devoted just for this topic. The symptoms I’ve listed are the most common short-term symptoms.

This is one of those time where you need to see your medical professional. Yes, they’re going to put you on some strong antibiotics. If you’re concerned about this, talk to a naturopathic or integrative physician first – BUT DON’T WAIT – GET CHECKED OUT NOW!

Long term symptoms include:

    • Problems with short term memory
    • Chronic pain
    • Mood changes that aren’t normal
    • Facial paralysis
    • Arthritis

This is serious stuff!

Treatment for Lyme Disease

If you’ve been diagnosed early with Lyme Disease, your doctor will put you on a round of antibiotics which usually helps you recover fairly fast and completely, normally within a month. Whatever antibiotic is prescribed, make sure you take the WHOLE dose. This isn’t the time to be a hero.

On the other hand, if you waited for more than a month, or didn’t realize you got infected, then you’ll still be given antibiotics but you may receive them intravenously.

Here’s the kicker though. Antibiotics destroy both good and bad bacteria leading to problems with your immune system, yeast overgrowth and an eroding of white cell membranes which leads to more fatigue.  Worse yet, the Borrelia burgdorferi infection tends to become resistant to antibiotics over time.

Aromatherapy For Lyme Disease

skeeter off mosquito repellent, avoid tick bitesOne way to prevent tick bites is to use essential oils for repelling mosquitoes and ticks. I’ve carefully researched the ingredients in Skeeter-Off Mosquito Repellent for Adults and Skeeter-Off Mosquito Repellent for Children.

If you know you’re going to be outside, shake well and spray it directly on your skin and also on your clothing. It’s completely non-greasy, so your clothes should be fine. You don’t need to saturate your clothing, a light misting all over you will work. I actually mist my hair, too but please do avoid your eyes!

Although the majority of patients do recover after a round of very strong antibiotics, about 20% experience symptoms afterwards called Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome. According to a Lyme Disease group out of Wisconsin, after the round of antibiotics, the bacteria is persistent:

While the cause for this is debated, one possibility is that persister bacteria are not killed by the current Lyme antibiotics and remain active in the system.

So, you’ve taken your round of antibiotics and you’re still feeling the symptoms. This is where aromatherapy shines! Pure essential oils have the power to help you help your body. Pure essential oils are healthy plant-based tools to assist strengthening and restoring your body.

Body Booster Oil

    • 10 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternafolia)
    • 10 drops Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)
    • 10 drops Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata)
    • 10 drops Frankincense (Boswellia serrata)
    • 10 drops Neroli (Citrus aurantium)
    • 6 drops Peppermint (Mentha x peperita)
    • 4 drops Lemon (Citrus limon)
    • 4 ounces Jojoba Wax

Combine all ingredients into a 4 ounce bottle and shake well. Use all over your neck and body 4 times daily. These particular oils are chosen for their powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and nurturing properties. This blend can bolster your immune system, soothe inflammation, boost your body’s antioxidant supply and reduce pain and irritation.

If you don’t have all of the ingredients, I make this blend for $32.95 plus tax and shipping. You can call, email or fill out this contact form and I’ll take care of you.

It’s also helpful to diffuse Thievery Synergy Blend. This blend is similar to Thieves; I added Lavender and Tea Tree essential oils as they are so beneficial for a compromised immune system.

Other Resources For Lyme Disease Information

Here’s some sound websites from the Centers for Disease Control:

Be well and remember – aromatherapy helps you help your body do what it does best – find balance.

Blessings,

Melissa

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Why Are You So Hesitant About Aromatherapy?

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Why are you so hesitant about aromatherapy? Do you think it doesn’t work or it’s not for you? Would you rather use chemicals than try something that comes out of the earth?

Questions, questions, questions. Yes I know. Oh – there’s one more question. Did you know that your modern medicine began from the plant-based wisdom known as aromatherapy?

Yep. It’s true. The Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research has an interesting article about this:

It has been well documented that natural products played critical roles in modern drug development, especially for antibacterial and antitumor agents. Even though popularity of the synthetic products increased due to its production cost, time effectiveness, easy quality control, stringent regulation and quick effects, but their safety and efficacy was always remained questionable, resulting in the dependence on the natural products by more than 80% of the total population in the developing world, because of its time tested safety and efficacy. A huge number of natural product-derived compounds in various stages of clinical development highlighted the existing viability and significance of the use of natural products as sources of new drug candidates.

So, why are you so hesitant about turning to aromatherapy – which is plant-based medicine – when you have a health concern?

It’s a proven fact there there are rarely any negative side effects of using pure essential oils. If you’re sensitive to the plant family, yes, there could be some reaction. But every single commercial that you see on TV hawking toxic drugs ALWAYS have nasty side effects such as stomach tears, diarrhea, dizziness, stroke, heart attack, nausea, internal bleeding, skin rashes, shortness of breath, headaches and possibly even DEATH.

Um…I don’t know about you, but that last side effect is a doozy.

To make matters worse, here’s what Drugs.com says about the nasty side effects of toxic medicine:

Side effects may also lead to non-compliance with prescribed treatment. When side effects of a drug or medication are severe, the dosage may be adjusted or a second medication may be prescribed.

A SECOND medication may be prescribed to offset the first one? How sick and twisted is that? What if you have nasty side effects from the second medication? Are you going to take a THIRD toxic pill?

GAH!!!!!

Why Are You so Hesitant About Aromatherapy?

What are you afraid of? 

Your body KNOWS the difference between synthetic and plant-based. Your liver has to filter everything you put in or on your body.

Y’all, I’m a trained, experienced certified aromatherapist. I went through 76 hours of Anatomy and Physiology to learn how pure essential oils work with your body and the possible reactions you might have.

I get skeptical questions about aromatherapy all the time and yet I’m able to answer those questions. Some folks roll their eyes to hard I swear their eyeballs are coming out their ears. Yes, I get this even in my own family.

And yet you take toxic prescription pills without question. And when you have nasty side effects from those toxic pills, you can’t figure out why you feel like shit warmed over or you’re simply not connecting the dots.

Listen, I’m not here to bash allopathic doctors. They’re doing the best they can to help you while being hogtied by insurance companies and big pharma. And big pharma knows if you’re healthy, they don’t make money.

YOU are their cash cow.

What I am saying is that aromatherapy is REAL. And if you’re willing to take a toxic pill every day that’s actually making you feel worse, than why not use aromatherapy everyday to help you feel better?

We’ve become brainwashed into thinking that a magic pill from the doctor will fix whatever ails us and we go on our merry way.

Nope.

I challenge you to think twice before you swallow yet another toxic pill or use another toxic cream on your skin. I challenge you to try aromatherapy and see what happens. Even if you don’t come to Scented Balance, please give aromatherapy a try.

Your liver will thank you!

Blessings,

Melissa

P.S. Still not sure? Fill out this contact form and let’s talk – TODAY!

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

Do You Know What’s Causing Your Summertime Eczema Flareup?

Well, you got through the winter with your eczema only to have a flareup now! AACK! Do you know what’s causing your summertime eczema flareup? 

There’s actually a number of reasons why your eczema flares up in the summertime all while we’re looking forward to those warm sunny days!

What’s Causing My Eczema to Flare Up?

Well, you probably know all the usual suspects but according to healthcentral.com maybe you didn’t know about these:

    • Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI) and Methylisothiazolinone (MI) commonly found in skin care and baby products. They’re preservatives to keep the OTC products safe for at least 3 – 5 years. Extra points if you can pronounce them.
    • Propylene Glycol Recently named the 2018 Allergen of the Year by the American Contact Dermatitis Society, Propylene glycol is found in many skin-care products, cosmetics, medications, food, and, ironically, certain topical eczema treatments! So if your skin is not responding to the eczema cream you got at the drug store, this may be the culprit.
    • Fragrance (the toxic synthetic kind) The National Eczema Association (NEA) reports that 8% to 15% of eczema patients have a fragrance allergy. And with fragrance accounting for up to 40 percent of allergic reactions from cosmetics, the NEA no longer considers products with scent for its Seal of Acceptance Program. Finding cleansers and moisturizers without scent is difficult at best. Even those labeled “unscented” or “fragrance-free” sometimes still contain a “masking” fragrance. (Are you convinced to use organic products yet?)
    • Sweat  The warm temperatures make you sweat. And sweat – especially in the crook of your elbow, behind your knees and at your waistband – can cause an eczema flareup. When the humidity is high (oh hi North Carolina) and you sweat, there’s really no way for it to evaporate. All the chemicals in and on your body just sit on your skin and cause irritation.
    • Chlorine Swimming in pools can irritate your skin. If you like to swim, as soon as you get out of the pool, make sure to rinse off with fresh water as quickly as possible.
    • Travel Really? Boy, that takes all the fun out of travel! But the climatic change when traveling can trigger a flareup. The air on planes is notorious for more reasons than one, but flying and different time zones impact your stress level which may trigger a flareup. Add in acclimating to a different area, your skin may get irritated.
    • Synthetic Fabrics Who knows what synthetic fabrics are made of? Yes, I know we all wear stretchy, breathable fabrics in the summer, but natural fabric such cotton has less of a chance of irritating your skin.

We won’t even go into stress because I’m sure your dermatologist has talked endlessly about that until your eyes glaze over. The quickest way to help yourself control stress is to take big deep belly breaths. And of course, aromatherapy is excellent for easing your stress.

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There’s a few things you can do to ease an eczema flareup. And yes – aromatherapy is excellent for eczema (and psoriasis, too)!

    • Stay away from any synthetic chemical. All that stuff at the drug store that’s supposed to help your eczema (and psoriasis, too) actually is full of chemicals that causes more inflammation. If you think this is an advertisement for PsoMaxx Salve for Psoriasis and Eczema, you’re absolutely right.
    • Go to the ocean. Seriously. (And when you go, take me with you!) The salt water along with sunshine is very good for skin flareups. But, as with chlorinated pools, don’t let the salt sit on your skin. Rinse off with fresh water as fast as you can.
    • Be prepared especially when travelling and do your best to stay calm – Anxiety Ease Aromatherapy Rollerball is perfect for this.
    • Move your body. This is where yoga will really help you. It’s gentle enough so that you won’t sweat but moves your body to feel better.
    • Stay hydrated with fresh water. Soda, coffee and alcohol don’t count!
    • Hydrate your skin. I have Nakedly Natural Body Lotion specifically for those who live with eczema and psoriasis. Your skin with thank you for doing this!

Aromatherapy For Eczema (and Psoriasis, too!)

Each time I see a commercial on television about the amazing benefits of synthetic drugs for eczema and psoriasis, I cringe. This stuff is damaging your liver and do you really want all those nasty side effects?

Honestly?

What’s stopping you from going natural? You do know that nothing will heal you except YOU – right? I simply have a tool that allows you to live more gracefully with eczema and other skin conditions.

Until you know what your triggers are and avoid them, you’ll go through a vicious cycle. Why do that when you have options that make a difference?

Want more information? Fill out this contact form and let’s talk today.

Blessings,

Melissa

P.S. You know someone with a skin condition – how about sharing this post with them?

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.