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Magic, Dreams and Mayhem

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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!

Blessings,

Melissa

The Power Of One Lone Voice

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“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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5 Ways Drinking Lemon Water Improves Your Health and Life

5 ways drinking lemon water improves your life and health

Do you feel good? Are you healthy? If not, or you want a simple way to help yourself get healthier and feel better, here’s 5 ways drinking lemon water improves your health and life. 

For Reals!

What’s Up With Lemons?

Why are lemons (and all citrus fruits, really) so good for you? That little yellow bombshell is loaded with stuff your body loves:

    • vitamin C
    • B-complex vitamins
    • calcium
    • iron
    • magnesium
    • potassium
    • fiber

Lemons have more potassium than grapes or apples. Vitamin C, potassium and magnesium are all critically important for approximately 300 bodily functions. And fresh lemon juice taste pretty good, so that’s a plus!

It’s easier for your body to absorb and process the vitamins and minerals it needs from food and beverages than it is from pills. Pills don’t always break down in your intestines, so you may not be getting any nutrients from them at all.

5 Ways Drinking Lemon Water Improves Your Health and Life

Here’s just a few of the benefits of drinking lemon water:

1. Your Liver Will LOVE You!

When I studied anatomy and physiology for aromatherapy school, I found out a whole lot of things I didn’t know and the one that stuck with me the most is how good lemon is at protecting your liver.

YO – you can’t drink yourself silly just because you’re imbibing lemon, okay? 

EVERY MORNING, squeeze half of a fresh lemon into either warm or room temperature water (about 6 to 8 ounces) and drink it down. Woo hoo – you just made friends with your liver!

2. Flushes Out Toxins in your system

This goes along with reason number 1 above, and makes you feel better because you’re getting rid of all the toxins that would otherwise be stored in your liver and other organs. Most of us have not connected the dots when we feel tired and draggy, but this is one culprit.

According to BodyEcology.com the toxins lodge in your cells, soft tissues, and muscles, and overwhelm your entire immune system and that’s why you feel sluggish.

See what’s going on?

3. Reduces Inflammation

This is huge y’all! Inflammation is the culprit behind so much disease and left unchecked, it causes real damage. You may not be aware of it right now, but it wreaks havoc on your system. Go back to reason number 1 and drink that lemon water every day!

4. Boosts Your Immune System

The d-Limonene in lemons is known to activate white blood cells which is what makes up your immune system. (Have you had your lemon water yet today?)

It’s full of vitamin C which is like having jumper cables for your immune system. That’s why you take more vitamin C when you feel a cold coming on

5. It Reduces Anxiety and Depression

Lemon is the most universally loved scent and it’s excellent for those who live with anxiety and depression as it has a calming effect on your nervous system.

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I couldn’t resist – here’s even more reasons to drink lemon water every day!

    • Helps fight hunger cravings (hello weight loss!)
    • Assists with fighting viral infections
    • May help manage blood sugar levels
    • Excellent for avoiding kidney stones

HERE’S THE BIG CAVEAT TO ALL THIS WONDERFUL NEWS: Lemon is acidic until it hits your intestines, so it will take rust off a bumper (and the enamel right off your teeth). That means you must DILUTE THE FRESH LEMON IN WATER. Got it?

Have your drank your lemon water yet?

Listen, nobody gets out alive in this life and I’m not saying that drinking lemon water makes you perfectly healthy and you’ll live forever. What it does help you with is keeping your system cleaner and happier and that means m-a-a-a-y-b-e you’ll stay healthier longer.

IT’S HALF OF A LEMON AND SOME WATER – YOU CAN DO THIS!

Let me know if you have any questions about drinking lemon water – or how aromatherapy can make a huge difference in your life. You can call, email or simply fill out this quick and easy contact form and let’s talk today!

Blessings,

Melissa

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

P.S. Who do you know that could use the SinusRight Personal Nasal Inhaler? Help a friend and share this post!

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