Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Frankincense & Health Benefits: By Kali MacArthur

Latin Name: Boswellia thurfera

Common Name: Frankincense

                                                About Frankincense

Frankincense is a plant that  comes from the  milky white that is extracted from the tree barks.Frankincense is a biblical oil that is usually used for religious ceremonies. The aroma profile of Frankincense is light, but it does have a slight fruity note. Frankincense is well known for the king of all essential oils. Frankincense is a popular Christmas smell for the holidays, cosmetics, & its even been found in the remains of- Anglo Saxons & ancient Egyptians. This essential oil is well known for improving your spiritual connection, & helping to overcome stress & despair. Frankincense has been used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis & other inflammatory diseases in traditional medicine for many year.

                                               The Health Benefits of Frankincense

1.It helps fade stretch marks & scars.

2.Frankincense improves your digestive system.

3. It protects from premature loss of teeth & hair.

4.Its beneficial for individuals with a toothache.

5.It lowers your blood pressure levels.

6.Frankincense relieves pain associated with rheumatism & arthritis.

7.This essential oil provides relief from bronchitis & congestion of nasal tract & lungs.

8.Its beneficial for PMS.

9.This oil is great for uterine health.

10.It boosts your immune system.

11.It helps wounds & it heals fast.

12. Frankincense is an antiseptic & it reduces stress in big time.

13.Studies have shown that Frankincense is beneficial for individuals with rheumatoid arthritis.

14. This oil is helpful for people who have insomnia.

                                   Health Effects of Frankincense

Frankincense is a safe oil for most healthy individuals, but this essential oil is not recommended for pregnant women or nursing mothers as it may reduce menstruation, which may be dangerous for an unborn fetus. In rare cases frankincense can cause skin irritation, gastrointestinal distress, blood thinning effects & it might increase your risk of abnormal bleeding. This oil is not safe for individuals with bleeding disorders.


This essential oil is an Christ centered oil that is excellent for grounding yourself & to relieve stress in everyday situation.

Reference: http/www.Mercola.com

References: http/www.OrganicFacts.net

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Ylang- Ylang & Health Benefits: By Kali MacArthur

Latin Name: Cananga Odorata

Common Name: Ylang-Ylang

                                                    About Ylang- Ylang

Ylang - Ylang  is a type of flower that is originated in Madagascar that has a sweet & floral smell that is mild & not so strong in smell. Ylang- Ylang essential oil is one of my favorite oils because, its light & mild. Ylang- Ylang can significantly decrease your blood pressure of skin temperature. In medicine ylang- ylang oil has been used as an antidepressant in cases of depression & nervousness as well as used for reducing the blood pressure in the case of hypertension. Studies have shown that people who use Ylang- Ylang essential oil had judged themselves as more calm & relaxed more in the second use more than the first use. People who used ylang- ylang did have a significant decrease in blood pressure, since blood pressure is determined by the activity of the sympathetic branch of the ANS, a decrease of blood pressure shows a decrease of sympathetic tone that decreases physiological arousal. Individuals who used ylan-ylang rated themselves more calm & more relaxed than people who did not use ylang- ylang. When you inhale ylang- ylang oil in a diffuser it may be characterized by the concept of harmonious rather than a relaxation oil, on the other hand ylang- ylang can represent a relaxing effect & provide some evidence for the usage of ylang- ylang oil in medicines such as causing a reduction of blood pressure or for the relief of depression & stress in humans. Ylang- Ylang was also well valued in perfume.  The Transdermal absorption of Ylang- ylang oil was reduced the level of arousal for the autonomic nervous system & led to deactivation at the behavioral level. The likely relaxing effect of Ylang- ylang oil is to provide some evidence of the usage of Ylang- ylang in causing relief for depression & stress.

                                The Health Benefits of Ylang- Ylang

1. Ylang-Ylang provides relief from stress, anger, expression & anxiety.

2.Ylang- Ylang is an effective remedy for seborrhea.

3. It prevents wounds from infections & speeds up the healing process.

4. It strengthens the nervous system.

5.It helps maintain a healthy skin.

6. Ylang- Ylang helps to lower blood pressure.

                             Ylang- Ylang & Caution

1. Ylang- Ylang can cause nausea & headaches when taken in to many amounts.

2.It may cause sensitivity when taken in excessive amounts of it.

3.It may cause irritation to the skin when its not diluted.


Ylang- Ylang has a beautiful smell that is light & not so strong when you are not using it too much. Ylang- ylang can make you calm & relaxed when you put it in an essential oil diffuser, it can help you get into a deep sleep for people who suffer from insomnia & ADHD people. Ylang- ylang is a great anger & stress relief oil that can calm you down significantly & reduce your anger. This oil must be used for people who have anger management issues.

Reference: http://www.researchgate.net/publications/6976588



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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Lemon Essential oil & Health Benefits By: Kali MacArthur

Latin Name: Citrus Limon

Common Name: Lemon

                                      About Lemon Essential Oils

Lemon can be stimulating & calming oil & it also smells very fresh, clean & it's one of the most popular essential oils that most people like. Lemon is very common in household cleaners as an air freshener. Lemon has an excellent nutritional  value that's high in anti- oxidants & very high in Vitamin C as well. You can use Lemon in your water, tea, or salad to give it, some flavor. Lemon is also is an excellent for incents in your home.

                                              Lemon & Health Benefits

1.Lemon eliminates dandruff & strengthens hair.

2.Lemon helps in weight loss.

3.Lemon is well known for its excellent stress buster.

4.Lemon is very effective against fever, malaria & typhoid.

5.Lemon cleanses your body, clothing, dishes & metal surfaces.

6.It fights insomnia

7.Lemon treats indigestion, acidity & cramps

8.Lemon is useful in treating asthma.

9.Lemons boosts your immune system.

10. Lemon is popular in perfumes, soaps, cosmetics & beverages.

11.Lemon is very stimulating & cheering for your mental well being.

                                          Health Effects of Lemon

Lemon has a lot of health benefits, but it also has some cautions as well any citrus oil especially lemon is photo toxic, that means if you are putting it on your skin without diluting it, it means you can get burned in the sun in less than 15 minutes. I would put the Lemon essential oil in a dark cabinet with minimum sun exposure.


Lemon is a very popular scent for the majority of people in the general population, because, it makes people feel less stress & its a very cheerful smell that people enjoy. Lemon is a stress free smell that puts people in a good mood when they are under stress & anxiety.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Eucalyptus & Helath Benefits: By Kali MacArthur

Latin Name: Eucalyptus Globulus & Eucalyptus radiate

Common Name: Eucalyptus

                                              About Eucalyptus

Eucalyptuses plant is in the country origin of Australia. Australia is a unique in having highly diverse plants. 85 % of species of insects have been recorded as pests of Eucalyptus plantations around Australia. Plantations are also likely to influence native forests through the large amount of insects biomass production that occurs in outbreak situations, or through the introduction or facilitation of movements for insects that are not native to parts of Australia. Older plantations such as tree flowers may exchange genes with surrounding forest species, given the high degree of hybridization exhibited by many Eucalyptus species. Eucalyptus globulus is native only to a limited area of Australia; its range throughout Australia has been expanded greatly through forestry plantings. Plantations of Eucalyptus globulus & other eucalypt species are environmentally beneficial for they provide shelter & food for native animals. Eucalyptus plantations are used for conservations from many other kinds of land sources. Australia makes many ecological issues associated with forestry unique to Australia. Australia has a very unique forest communities that dominate two plant genera's on a continent- wide scale. Eucalyptus plantations acquire more pests from native forests than do exotic plantation species. Eucalyptus globulus can increase the likelihood of  increasing unwanted pests. There are some benefits that could help the vegetation of the herbivore insects that could help with valuable resources of wildlife.

                                             Eucalyptus & Health Benefits

1.Eucalyptus cures nasal congestion, bronchitis & sinuses.

2.It strengthen your immune system.

3.Has anti- inflammatory & analgesic properties.

4.Eucalyptus stimulates mental activity.

5.Its a great treatment for lice & skin infections.

6.Eucalyptus has anti- bacterial & antiseptic properties.

7.Eucalyptus helps regulate your blood sugar levels.

8. It helps relaxes muscle sores & pains.

9.It fights against dental cavities.

10. It provides relief from symptoms of influenza.

11.Eucalyptus is well known to fight colds & allergies.

12.Eucalyptus is be great for a room freshener as long as the smell does not irritate someone else.

                                          Eucalyptus & Health Effects

Using too much Eucalyptus at one time can be toxic, all you need is a little bit of Eucalyptus to relieve pain in the muscles & soreness. Eucalyptus is not recommended in homeopathy uses, because it has somewhat of a strong medicinal smell that some people might be allergic to that kind of plant. For people who are allergic to eucalyptus it might cause airborne contact such as dermatitis, which can be very dangerous to these sensitive people. My advice before using Eucalyptus essential oil to help with pain or sores is to talk to your doctor for advice or get an allergy test before you take this essential oil. 1 piece of advice is to always dilute any essential oil with a healing oil such as sweet almond oil or jojoba oil before putting any essential oil on your skin.

References: http//www.organicfacts.org

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Oranges & Health Benefits By:Kali MacArthur

                           About Oranges
Latin Name: Citrus Sinensis

Common Name: Sweet Orange, Orange

Orange is one of the most popular fruits in the world, because its known for its tasty, juicy fruit that belongs in the rutaceae plant family. Orange is one of the most important & widely  grown fruit crops in the world. Orange trees are widely cultivated in tropical & subtropical climates for its tasty juice & medicinal value. Orange trees are mostly cultivated & rarely found in the forests. Oranges were first cultivated in Southern China  & Northeastern India. Spaniards introduced the sweet orange into South America & Mexico in the Mid 16th century. In 1646, orange was well known in Europe. Oranges were introduced in Florida by a Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon in 1753 & were indtroduced to Hawaii in 1792. Americans did not include oranges as part of their regular diets around the 19th century. Not that Oranges are not just popular, but they are also abundant in anti- oxidants & vitamin- C. Oranges also lowers your cholesterol levels.

                               The Health Benefits of Orange Essential Oil

1.Provides relief from inflammation.

2.Relaxes muscular & nervous system.

3.Inhibits microbial growth & disinfects pf wounds

4.It boosts your immune system

5.It Alleviates anxiety, anger & depression

6.It cures acne & dermatitis

7.Promotes urination

8.It eliminates toxins

9.Treats constipation

10. Rich in anti- oxidant property

11.Rich in Vitamin C

12. It protects against cardiovascular disease

13. Oranges detoxifies the enzymes.

14.It reduces your risk of kidney stones

15.Oranges fight diabeties

                                          Oranges Health Effects

Some individuals might be allergic to oranges. The signs that you might be allergic to Oranges is yellowing of the skin of limbs & sleepiness. If you are putting an orange essential oil on your skin when the sun is out, it is photo- toxic meaning you can burn when you are putting the oil without being diluted when you are in the sun. When Oranges taste bitter you might feel nauseated & can have a feeling for the lost of appetite.


Oranges has wonderful reputation of its medicinal & nutritional values all over the world. Orange is used in a wide variety of usage in the world besides food & medicinal uses, its used in soaps, lotions, soft drinks & air freshener's in the home.

Reference www.organicfacts.net & www.irjponline.com

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Clary Sage & Health Benefits By Kali MacArthur

                               About Clary Sage
Clary sage is an herb that has a floral, musky scent aroma that come from leaves, steams & flowers. It is used in clinical aromatherapy which is the fastest growing field in Complementary & Alternative Medicine. The treatments of essential oils can have more effectiveness than traditional treatment. Clary Sage benefits the most from insomnia because the scent is relaxing & calming. Many people of Adults in the United States do not get enough sleep do to work & many other psychological stressors in their lives. If you want to stop your insomnia you can get Clary Sage essential oil & get the diffuser in your home to help you sleep better. I my recommendation is to also go to bed earlier to get more sleep.

                               The Health Benefits of Clary Sage

1.Clary sage curbs bacterial growth & infection in, urinary tract colon & intestines.

2.Clary sage strengthens the gums of your teeth.

3.Clary sage tones skin muscles & hair

4.Clary sage regulates your bowel movements.

5.Clary sage helps reduce depression

6.It reduces stress & anxiety

7.Clary sage provides relief from menstrual problems.

8.It helps regulate your menstrual cycles.

9.It helps maintain overall good health of the uterus & stomach

10.Clary sage boost libido

11.It helps reduce blood pressure

12.Useful for treating spasams & reducing convulsions

13.Clary sage is rich in antiseptic & anti- inflammatory properties.


Clary Sage can have intoxicating effects if you are under the influence of alchohol or drugs. Too much exposure of Clary Sage can cause major headaches for individuals who are sensitive to a particular smell. For Pregnant women Clary sage is not recommended. I do not recommend exposing to small children to that oil is because it can effect their cognitive decline in the long term.


Clary Sage is a great balancing oil for teens & adults is because it is a relaxing oil that will keep you stress free & will help you want to go to bed early & wakeup early with no problem. Clary Sage also can reduce night sweats as well, but I'm not gareunteed it will for some people, but it can help some people who have night sweats.

References http:www.organic facts.net
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Wintergreen & Health Benefits: By Kali MacArthur

Botanical Name: Gaultheria yunnanens

Common Name: Wintergreen or Teaberry

                     About Wintergreen Plants & Essential oils

Wintergreen is so common in products we use everyday such as mouthwash & toothpaste  & chewing gum. This scent is minty & cooling to the touch, it does get rid of stinky breath of everyday uses. When people buy soap from me usually my customers say that it reminds me of my childhood or it just has a nice refreshing smell for incense for their bathroom.

                          The History of Wintergreen

This plant used to be popular for Native American in the 1800s to discover the use of natural medicine to relieve aches & pains for individuals to get healed back then. Wintergreen essential oil is still on the market in co- ops, wholefood stores, & to get this oil at a less expensive price you can get at wholesale places online.

                           The Health Benefits of Wintergreen

1.Wintergreen stimulates circulation of blood flow through your body.

2.Wintergreen eliminates pain & provides relaxation into your body.

3.It fights rheumatoid arthritis

4.It does remove excess water of fat & salt in the body.

5.It relieves the pain of bee stings & any kind of animal bite.

6.Wintergreen reduces the spasms in the respiratory system,

7. Decreases in heart disease.

8. It can increase the frequency of urinating quite more often by using wintergreen essential oil.

9.Wintergreen does regulate your menstrual cycle & its beneficial for women with PCOS.

10.Wintergreen prevents the formation of kidney stones & cancer.

11. Wintergreen regulates your hormonal imbalances.

12. It can reduce your risk of ovarian cancer & uterine discharges.

                                     Wintergreens Safety Use

Wintergreen has an effect when you are using to much of this oil. Wintergreen is definitely not recommended for individuals with Epilepsy or someone who is pregnant. Wintergreen is not for people who have a lot of hyper- activity, because I think  it can disrupt their frontal lobe part of their brain for concentration. Its not okay for athletes to put too much of this oil is because it can potentially be a silent killer for athletes who put excessive amounts of this oil on themselves.


Wintergreen has so much more health benefits than people realize it does. It reduces a lot of tension of soreness, it also can make people feel more stimulated to wake up in the morning & it is great for doing light & gentle exercises such as yoga & Tai- Chi. It can benefit kids to stay focus in the classroom & keep them alert & focus while they are paying attention to the teacher in class. I think in my personal opinion I think this oil can really benefit kids & teens in the classroom to stay on task with their homework & assignments before test day comes.

References: http:/www.organicfacts.com/ wintergreen & health benefits

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tangerine & Health Benefits: By Kali MacArthur

Botanical Nme: Citrus Riticulata

Common Name: Tangerine

Tangerine is a popular summertime smell that makes people feel fun & cheery. Tangerine can make you cheer up when you are feeling down & need a boost in energy.

The name Tangerine comes from the name of Tangiers from the capital of Morocco, where the first shipment of tangerines was allegedly sent to the mainland of Europe in the mid 1840s. "Tanger" means pertaining to Tangiers. Tangerine is a type of orange, but in this blog I'm going to be focusing on tangerine more in this blog.  

                                    The Health Benefits of Tangerine

1. It helps fight colds & flus

2.It helps stimulate cell generation in the body.

3.It helps maintain moisture balance in the skin.

4. Relieves spasms.

5.Soothes inflammation in organ systems

6. Tangerine helps maintain a healthy stomach

7.Tangerine boosts metabolism & immune system

8.Tangerine eases constipation

9.Tangerine reduces flatulence

10.Tangerine prevents your hair from breaking off.


                                          The Safety of Tangerine

Tangerine is not beneficial for people who have sensitive skin, because they can break out with rashes more easily when its not diluted with a carrier oil. Tangerine is also phototoxic when you have been exposed to the sun too long. If you are pregnant or are suffering with a medical condition I would suggest you go to your doctor before you use this essential oil for your natural healing modalities.


Tangerine is such a sweet pleasant smell for uplifting the energy & spirit of your well being, but I would also be very careful for the time & place to put tangerine on your skin. With any essential oil you must dilute all of them to prevent skin irritation & burns, from your skin.

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