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5 Odd Symptoms of Sinus Problems

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It’s that time of year! Seasonal allergies are rampant in the spring and you already know the common culprits. You may not have connected the dots on some other ways you feel lousy. Here’s 5 odd symptoms of sinus problems.

Why Do I Have Sinus Problems?

Here’s how Healthfully.com explains sinuses in (almost) plain English:

The sinuses are a large empty cavity directly located behind the eyes and nose. Their purpose is to catch any unwanted airborne particles from entering the lungs. The sinuses are covered with a thin layer of mucus to keep themselves clean and supple. When the sinus cavity becomes irritated or infected, it reacts by over-producing mucus and swelling, cutting off the airways and building up pressure throughout the head. The sinuses are very temporal and can be irritated by change in humidity, allergies or the common cold.

Temporal? That means it’s relating to your temples. Sounds like the definition of cranky and irritable sinuses to me.

Sinus issues can actually be very serious. If you’re feeling different than you normally do when your sinuses are acting up, you probably should see your medical professional.

5 Odd Symptoms of Sinus Problems

  1. Got a toothache? Your sinuses can push down on the roots of your teeth from built-up pressure, causing potential toothaches or even sensitivity to temperature.
  2. Feeling a bit dizzy? According to Bel Marra Health, the dizziness is a result of fluid build-up in the ears that puts pressure on the eardrum and inner ear. “This affects the vestibular labyrinth, which is intended to gauge balance, thus causing dizziness or vertigo. If dizziness is severe it can lead to nausea as well.” Oh, yay.
  3. Stuffy ears? Yep. That’s a thing. WebMD.com explains that your sinuses and ears are connected and can affect the pressure in your ears. That’s why it feels the same way when you’re on a descending airplane.
  4. Odd smell in your nose? Yecch. When that happens, according to HealthTap.com, it’s usually a bacterial infection.
  5. Feeling sluggish? ActiveBeat.com says if you’re feeling worn out even with enough sleep, it may be a sign of a sinus infection. “When your body is battling an infection, the immune system becomes strained, which can lead to exhaustion and lethargy that persist for lengthy periods of time, sometimes months on end.”

How Aromatherapy Can Help With Sinus Problems

Aromatherapy can help you get a head start with sinus problems, especially if it’s seasonal. Sinus trouble means there’s inflammation and once your sinuses are inflamed, there’s trouble ahead.

There’s a number of pure essential oils that work very well for your sinuses, and here’s a few of the rock stars: SinusRight Allergy Sinus Nasal Inhaler, sinus and allergy relief, sinus relief for kids, chronic sinusitis relief, sinus headache relief, SinusRight Allergy and Sinus Nasal Inhaler

    • Douglas Fir helps to discharge the mucous and encourages proper nasal function.
    • Lemon helps maintain a healthy bacterial environment and assists with healthy fluid balance.
    • Elemi assists in fighting germs and helps with fatigue and low energy.
    • Helichrysum is excellent as an anti-inflammatory and promotes nasal health.
    • Grapefruit is an analgesic, antibacterial and is uplifting.
    • Eucalyptus helps to open up your airways and is antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral, too.

I use these oils and others in the SinusRight Personal Nasal Inhaler. It works to open your nasal airways and promotes healthy airways.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to take care of your sinuses – use aromatherapy to your benefit before things get out of hand and you’re miserable.

Blessings,

Melissa

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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. 

 

 

 

Another Day – Another Adventure

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Don’t you love the saying “Another Day – Another Adventure”? It just sounds like so much fun!

Well, I can’t stand it any longer and I just have to tell you about my new adventure!

I’ve been invited to join the Ramey Dawn Wellness Center in Kernersville, North Carolina!

Yasss – now ain’t that some awesome news?

What does that mean for you?

For you, it means Scented Balance is more centrally located in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina. It means that I’m practicing aromatherapy in a wellness center with an awesome group of holistic practitioners.

And…it means I’m taking a huge leap of faith and taking Scented Balance to the next level. This is for reals y’all.

I’ve been putting it out to the universe (or whatever higher power you believe in) about taking Scented Balance to the next level. A central location is important as I want as many people as possible to comfortably feel like I’m within reach when they need me.

Through Scented Balance, you know (I hope) that I have products to help you find your happy, soothe your raw emotions, manage your pain, and take on the world – and win. That’s what I do. I also know my studio wasn’t in the most convenient location for you.

Over the last few months, I’ve looked at different spaces for convenience.

Sheesh!

The rent in some of these spaces is out of reach. And that out-of-reach rent would have placed a whole lot of STRESS on me. And I simply can’t justify it.

Out of the BLUE – I got a contact from the absolutely amazing Pattie of Ramey Dawn Wellness Group – just like that – who knew?

Ramey Dawn Wellness Group is full of holistic practitioners who help you live your best life – and now it includes me. You’ll find an esthetician, skin care specialist, health and life coach, acupuncturist, reflexologist, massage therapist, personal trainer, pain management and weight management specialist AND an aromatherapist – Scented Balance – all under one roof.

Needless to say, I’m thrilled about this next chapter for Scented Balance and for ME personally.

For now, I’ll keep doing the fairs, festivals and other events as I’ve committed to them through the end of 2019. After that, I do appreciate getting out and meeting folks, so I’ll continue attending a few select events just so I can shake your hand (or hug your neck).

I’ll post my hours on my Facebook page in the next couple of weeks and I plan on hosting a Grand Opening this summer, but I wanted you to share in my good news now!

I hope to see you very soon!

Blessings,

Melissa

 

Talking About The Difficult Stuff In Life

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If you were kind enough to read my blog post from last week (thank you!) then you know I talked about some tender and harsh events from my childhood that are very difficult to talk about. I met and talked with Melody Morris a couple of weeks ago which is where I got the idea to dive right in and not shy away from my experiences.

So I asked Melody Morris to write a guest post to explain how she helps women own their muchness and helps them realize their full potential.

I’m honored this week that Melody is here to share her story.

Where Own Your Muchness Began

Melody Morris is the CEO of Total Energy Healing USA, a motivational speaker, modern day mystic and highly intuitive Shaman. She has studied multiple energy healing modalities for more than 2 decades, both from scientific and spiritual aspects.

She empowers women daily to Own Your Muchness by helping them heal from past sexual and relationship trauma and teaches them how to manifest the lives and relationships they desire and deserve.

Melody has also studied manifestation and mindset for many years and loves to share her knowledge and her intuitive messages with her clients.

Melody’s Experience With Own Your Muchness

I know many of you read Melissa’s post from last week and could feel how difficult it was for her to be so honest about her life in such a public way. Thank you for sharing such a painful memory with us. You are brave and will help many women with your story.

I was raised by parents who cared for me in ways that I can’t even fathom.  I look back on me as a child and wonder how they didn’t eat me like some wild animals do!

Despite their best efforts I grew up believing everything that happened to anyone that I cared about was my fault. I took on responsibility for everything, even things that had absolutely nothing to do with me.

I was highly sensitive to people in pain so I always imagined myself going into some kind of medicine; a doctor at first and then as I grew older I thought maybe a physical therapist. My dream was always to be some form of healer.

My negative track record with sex didn’t happen until college when at 20 years old I thought I was bullet proof and walked the wrong path across my college campus and was pinned down and raped by a baseball team member, while 2 of his buddies helped hold me.

I completely clammed up, I never told anyone. If any of my family reads this, it’ll be the first they have ever heard of it. Even then, that was my fault. I thought I deserved it somehow.

My relationship with sex and intimate relationships just continued in a downward spiral from there. I was completely void of emotion when I accepted an engagement ring and then later married a man who turned out to be just another someone who would abuse me, in a long line of abusive someone’s.

One relationship after another I would stay and put up with all kinds of bullshit from all sides, until it became too much for me and then I would run, usually right into another bad relationship.

It had been a long road and by this point I was so very tired. Moving to North Carolina was the change that really began my journey into embracing me and owning my own muchness.

From One Bad Relationship To Another

Shortly after moving here I was introduced to shamanic healing. I already had an established meditation practice, I could astral project and effect my own and others energy, so I was no stranger to the more spiritual, less religious path.

It has been, at times, a challenge for me to explain to people what I do and how I got here to this place of Owning My Muchness.

I was like a dirty pond, with my Muchness at the bottom waiting to be released from layer after layer of shit I had piled on top of it beginning with blaming myself as a child and continuing right up until that point.

When you’re clearing a pond, you skim off everything on the surface and then wait for the next layer of junk to rise, so you can skim it off, leaving room for the next layer to rise, over and over until you clear the water. Believe in Yourself, Self Doubt, Self Confidence, Fear, healing from sexual trauma

My layers of pond scum were covering up some awesomeness that I am still in awe of some days.

We each have our own pond and at the bottom under nasty icky layers of pond scum, our Muchness waits to be uncovered.

This is what I do. I teach others how to skim off the pond scum and clear the water so your individual and awesomely unique YOU can show up and shine.

In everything we experience, there is a lesson to learn about ourselves. For example, a limiting belief that we can change will bring us closer and closer to being exactly who we are at our core, where our true power comes from.

All of the masks we wear, the self-worth issues, the blame issues, the addictions, etc., none of those things are us. These are techniques we use to make us feel more palatable to ourselves or to others.

We each have our own pond. It’s up to you whether you are ready to clean it up or not. If you are, I’m here to help.

I’ve done it myself so I have some insight that just might help you through your scum-skimming exercises.

Own Your Muchness. It’s there at the bottom of the pond waiting for you to let it shine!

How To Connect With Melody

If it’s time for you to Own Your Muchness and you’re ready to begin healing, here are the best ways to connect with Melody:

Facebook www.facebook.com/totalenergyhealingusa

Facebook group www.facebook.com/groups/601374293612017

I’m so grateful that Melody and I have met and so appreciate our conversations. What this all boils down to is that I’m not the only one these experiences have happened to. If I can shed some light on such a tender subject and help another woman heal, then, as an aromatherapist, I believe I’m serving you in the best way possible. 

Emotional healing can happen. Aromatherapy helps this process. Please let me know how I can help. Please contact Melody at her links listed above, or fill out this contact form and let’s get started on the healing journey today.

Blessings,

Melissa

Using Essential Oils for Immunity

Stave Off the Cold and Flu

It’s that time of the year where the germs are flying around EVERYWHERE! Using essential oils for immunity will absolutely give you a leg up on all those sneezing and wheezing folks out there spreading their joy.

Why do we get sick more in the winter vs. the summer? There’s several reasons.

  1. Shorter days mean less production of Vitamin D and Melatonin 
  2. We’re breathing mostly recycled air and getting very little fresh air
  3. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) during the winter lowers your resistance
  4. The air tends to be much drier – germs like dry air
  5. More stress – wait – what?

Yes, we’re more stressed in the wintertime. The Straight Dope explains it like this:

Psychological (as opposed to physical) stress may also play a role. A study published last year in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that the more psychological stress people were under, the more likely they were to get colds.

All of the above combine to create the perfect storm and voila – we get more colds and flu in the winter. Essential Oils for Immunity, vitamin D and melatonin

If you haven’t gotten enough sleep on a regular basis, forget to wash your hands more often and don’t go outside very much, you’re just asking for a cold or the flu

Harvard University pretty much says the same thing but with lots more college words:

1) During the winter, people spend more time indoors with the windows sealed, so they are more likely to breathe the same air as someone who has the flu and thus contract the virus (3).

2) Days are shorter during the winter, and lack of sunlight leads to  low levels of vitamin D and melatonin, both of which require sunlight for their generation. This compromises our immune systems, which in turn decreases ability to fight the virus (3).

3) The influenza virus may survive better in colder, drier climates, and therefore be able to infect more people (3).

How Do Essential Oils Help?

Essential oils are ideal for boosting your immune system and help you stay healthier in the long run. Here’s some of the best essential oils for immunity:

  • Clove Bud (Eugenia caryophyllata) helps to minimize unwanted bacterial, viral, or fungal activity.
  • Cinnamon Leaf (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) is powerful for immune support and can help reduce the presence of unwanted fungal or viral activity.
  • Lemon (Citrus limon) helps boost your immune system and your liver loves it!
  • Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) supports healthy lung function and boosts your immune system.
  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ct camphor) promotes healthy respiratory functions and helps when fighting a cold or flu.
  • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) promotes balance and is antibacterial, antifungal and stimulates the immune system.
  • Tea Tea (Melaleuca alternifolia) is antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, supports a healthy respiratory system and helps with cough and congestion.

There’s a whole bunch more, but honestly, with these essential oils, your immune system will absolutely love you (and hey, we’re getting close to Valetine’s Day – why not show some self-love?)!

You’ll find all of these amazing essential oils in an immune-boosting blend I created called Thievery Synergy Blend.

Diffuse a few drops in a cold mist diffuser, breathe it directly out of the bottle or dilute it with your favorite carrier oil or lotion and apply to your chest and neck at least 3 times a day.

Want the Scented Balance Thievery Synergy Blend? You can get it by filling out the contact form and I’ll ship it to you lickety-split! Aromatherapy can help you get and stay healthy through the seasons – I can show you how!

Thank you for stopping by – I’m grateful for you!

Blessings,

Melissa

Information on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult your medial professional for any and all health concerns.

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