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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 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?


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.


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!



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. 

Balance Your Emotions With Aromatherapy

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Like nearly everyone, I’ve had my emotional ups and downs at different points in my life. Sometimes, life-altering events blindside you and next thing you know, you’re a mess. Okay – at least I am. When that happens, you can easily support and balance your emotions with aromatherapy.

Pure essential oils are ideal for balancing your body, mind and spirit. Since they’ve been used for thousands of years, through observation (and testing) we know that certain oils help with certain emotions. 

How Do Essential Oils Help With Emotions?

Essential oils have naturally occurring chemical constituents that work in synergy with one another. Once inhaled, the aroma of a pure essential oil goes to work through your limbic system. 

I could give you the 60-minute explanation of your limbic system but I won’t. :)

I’ll just tell you that it’s the innermost part of your brain and home to your emotions. Your sense of smell is the only one that’s connected directly to the limbic system. 

What that means is when you inhale a pure essential oil from the bottle, it immediately gets into your system and starts working its “magic”. This doesn’t work with a fragrance oil, by the way as many of them are synthetic chemicals which your body doesn’t recognize. offers a really good explanation of the limbic system:

The limbic system is the home of emotions, motivation, the regulation of memories, the interface between emotional states and memories of physical stimuli, physiological autonomic regulators, hormones, “fight or flight” responses, sexual arousal, circadian rhythms, and some decision systems. It is what gets “duped” when people get addicted to hard drugs. 

Why is this important? Because scents can affect your mood as well as trigger memories.

If you’ve ever smelled a rose and immediately thought of your grandmother, your limbic system was involved. That scent triggered a memory and its’ associated emotion. Your sense of smell sent a message to your limbic system and almost instantly, your emotions and body were affected.

That’s why aromatherapy works so well for your emotions.

Aromatherapy and Emotions

Here’s a list of a few oils and how they help your emotions:  Essential Oils and Emotions, anxiety and panic attacks, balance your emotions, limbic system,

  • Bergamot is excellent for anger, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, fear, insecurity and stress.
  • Lavender is universally known for its ability to calm and balance.
  • Sweet Orange is ideal for lifting your spirits.
  • Palo Santo works well for depression, fear, grief and loneliness.
  • Frankincense helps with grief and fear.
  • Feeling irritable? Try Lavender and Neroli.
  • Peppermint and Rosemary work well for fatigue.

You can inhale, diffuse or mix the essential oils with a carrier oil and apply to your skin.

I currently create blends with over 130 pure essential oils and can easily create a blend for just about any emotion – including happiness and peace!

Two very popular blends that I craft are Anxiety Ease Aromatherapy Roller Ball and Peaceful Ease Aromatherapy Roller Ball.

What’s the difference? Anxiety Ease helps you with anxiety and panic attacks. Peaceful Ease works well with anxiety and depression. I’ve also made my own blends for anger, grief, fear and even for letting go of a situation.

Aromatherapy should not be used as a miracle cure for severe emotions but it assists greatly when life gets out of sorts. Proper and daily use of pure essential oils can support and enhance your emotional outlook.

What emotions are you dealing with? Let me show you how aromatherapy can help you and your emotions. Fill out this contact form and let’s talk today.



P.S. Who do you know that could use an emotional boost? Please share my name with them – I’d love to help!

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. 

Best Essential Oils For Nausea

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Finally, someone in the allopathic medical community understands the benefits of essential oils for nausea. Of course, it’s three cheers for all of you nurses who know the power of aromatherapy! You’re awesome and you know as well as I do, nurses keep the doctors from killing you. (I say that only half jokingly.)

Natural Remedies for Nausea

My aunt has been a registered nurse for over 40 years and she sent me a very interesting article about using aromatherapy for nausea. I say this because I was surprised that the allopathic medical community is open to natural remedies for nausea. Sorry to be so blunt, but amirite?

Health Leaders Media posted an article about a trial with essential oils when a patient comes to the emergency room with abdominal pain and nausea.

The emergency room nursing staff at a Council Bluffs, Iowa hospital conducted a test on patients complaining of these issues:

“But in spring 2018, the nursing staff tried something new to help patients with nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain find more immediate relief from their issues – essential oils.

And they experienced success, particularly in seeing a 26-minute drop in the time it took for patients to receive an intervention for these complaints.

In the past, “It was taking about 43 minutes from arrival for the patients to get something for the nausea,” Morse says. “After we started using [the essential oil blend], we noted our median time was about 17 minutes.”

Did you read that? A 26-MINUTE DROP?? 

It gets better:

Besides the significant drop in time to intervention once the essential oils became available, a retrospective chart review found there was documented improvement of symptoms in about 50% of patients who used the treatment. Fifty-two patients received the intervention over the one-month project.

Now, I realize this isn’t a full-blown clinical trial with millions of participants. But seriously, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that essential oils are ideal for nausea and abdominal pain. 

Best Essential Oils for Nausea

Here’s the essential oils the nurses used in this intervention:

  • Lavender (Lanvendula angustifolia)
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • Peppermint (Mentha x peperita)
  • Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

If you have these oils on hand, put one drop of each on a cottonball or tissue and breathe in deeply through your nose while keeping your lips closed. Peppermint, when inhaled directly from the bottle, will help with nausea on its own.

You can also add a drop of each to a teaspoon of olive or coconut oil and rub directly on your belly. 

This blend is good for nausea relief from chemotherapy, post-operative recovery, food poisoning and motion sickness, too. If you’re experiencing morning sickness, you can use the lavender, ginger and spearmint to help you through the nausea. In all instances, if you’re pregnant, please omit the peppermint.

I make this blend on an as-needed basis, so if you want to stock up before you need it, now is the time to do it. A 5 mL bottle is $19.95. When ordering online, simply add the Custom Blend option to your cart and let me know you want Queaze-EZ in the notes. You can always fill out the contact form or send an email, too. It’s that simple!

Aromatherapy for Nausea

Do you see why I keep saying that aromatherapy should be part of your healthcare routine? I’m not saying that aromatherapy keeps you perfectly healthy forever and ever amen – not a chance! But using essential oils on a daily basis and especially when a minor health concern crops up simply makes sense.

How much money do you think you’d save if you could take care of minor concerns before they became full blown medical emergencies? And don’t you think that natural remedies are much better for you than all the toxic chemicals found on the drug store shelf?

Nausea and The Flu

Y’all, the flu season has begun – it runs from October to March here in North Carolina. Wouldn’t it make sense to keep a small bottle of this stuff on hand just in case? When you’re feeling puny, natural remedies for nausea are always the most effective.

Aromatherapy just makes so much sense in our complicated world and I’m grateful to the nurses out there who understand its’ value and power. Want more information? Simply fill out the short 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.


Change Is In The Air!

Change, aromatherapist in Winston-Salem, holistic life coach in Winston-Salem, sinus problemsChange is in the air and that’s a good thing! I’m excited about the direction my business is taking and I’m here to share the good news with you.

As of January 1, 2017, Pixie Garden and Gifts will officially become Scented Balance, Inc. I am proud to announce these changes as Scented Balance reflects the combination of handcrafted artisan products with my aromatherapy and holistic life coaching practice.

Why the change? Well…it’s a lo-o-o-o-o-ng story and I won’t bore you with all the details (who has time for that anyway?) but I’ll give you the nutshell version.

I began my journey with Pixie Garden and Gifts hoping to open a charming gift, garden and gourmet boutique by the ocean. I worked pretty darn hard to make it happen – over several years as a matter of fact – but doors simply did not open for me.

You know, you can bang on a locked door only so long before you get the message that it isn’t meant to be.

So, instead of banging on that locked door, I chose to bloom right where I was planted and in 2015, Pixie Garden and Gifts became a mobile boutique at farmers markets, fairs and festivals.

I knew I could do good things to help people find the whimsy and magic in everyday life, so I included handcrafted personal care products along with the gift and garden lines.

I have met so many wonderful people over the last few years. So many sweet souls have come to my booth; we’ve talked, we’ve cried, we’ve laughed, we’ve looked at solutions for your issues and hugged one another’s neck.

I have no words to describe the joy and fulfillment I have when you tell me how one of my handcrafted products has made a difference in your skin – and your life.

That part will NOT change! I love working with you, helping you take back your life from eczema and psoriasis and helping you find solutions to address your aches, pains, anxiety, depression and anything else you need.

So what changed?

Aromatherapy opened my eyes to the amazing benefits of essential oils. Each essential oil has its’ own therapeutic benefits to help you take charge of your overall well being in body, mind and spirit. I began my aromatherapy training in April, 2016 and finished in September, 2016. It was a long, hard summer trying to run a business and learn so much chemistry, but I did it!

It was serendipity that I was researching essential oils to blend into new scents and discovered a way to learn how they can help you feel better, touch your emotions and speak to your soul. Essential oils are powerful tools when used correctly and I knew I wanted to learn how to use them to help everyone who crossed my path. Time for change, change is in the air

Balance in body, mind and spirit is very important to me. Too much of a good thing isn’t good for balance in any part of life and being an aromatherapist has taught me so much about this subject.

Using a particular blend of essential oils geared toward your unique concerns can help you achieve better balance in every aspect of your life.

Through my training, I now offer pure, therapeutic products to serve those who live with eczema and psoriasis, chronic pain, migraines, digestive and respiratory issues, sinus problems, anxiety and depression as well as experiencing menopause concerns.

It feeds my soul knowing that I can help someone who lives with sinus problems or has endures a migraine. It makes my heart so happy when you tell me you come to a market because I’m there and you want more of a product that is helping your anxiety or chronic pain because of the products I painstakingly craft.*

More than anything, I want you to know how grateful I am to each and every one of you for your time, your kindness, your business and your willingness to look at your healthcare concerns from a different angle. You’re helping me make my dreams come true.

I want to help you and I can better serve you as a certified aromatherapist and holistic life coach at Scented Balance.

I would love to talk with you about your needs and concerns. You can email me directly at balance (a) scentedbalance (dot) com or fill out the contact form.

As always, I am very grateful you chose to stop by.



PS – *the above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Please see a qualified medical professional for any and all health issues.