Essential Oils and Seasonal Affective Disorder

by Robert Tisserand Feeling unusually sad is not uncommon in the winter months. Classic (winter based) seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder, affecting people with otherwise normal mental health. Symptoms include difficulty waking up in the morning, nausea, tendency to oversleep and overeat, cravings for carbohydrates, lack of energy, difficulty concentrating or completing […]

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Robert Tisserand interviewed on ingestion, dilution and other safety issues

In December 2014 I was interviewed by Labron Allen, a functional medicine nutritionist based in Texas, for his Health Alert radio show. This is a full transcript of the podcast, which you can find here or here. Many thanks to Anne Bankowski for the transcription. Labron Allen I’m your host Labron Allen: This is Health Alert. […]

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Frankincense essential oil and cancer: Why EOs and chemotherapy don’t always mix

Hi, My friend just started taking chemo for colon liver cancer and she was taking therapeutic Sacra Frankincense from Young Living before she started. I read somewhere that you should not take the essential oil with 5FU if you are taking it for skin cancer because it will drive it in the skin deeper and […]

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Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Summertime means lots of fruit, but sometimes eating plain fruit can get boring. Try this quinoa fruit salad to change it up and add a little protein to your meal! Serve this as a side or as breakfast. You can eat it as is, or add a little yogurt—either way it tastes great!Quinoa Fruit SaladServings: […]

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10 Diffuser Blends for the Road

Whether you are off on a road trip or just wanting something to diffuse as you commute to work, these diffusing tips and diffuser blends are great for wherever you are headed! Car Diffusing Tips: Cars are such small spaces, so make sure to use only a couple drops and turn the diffuser off every now […]

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Homemade Sunscreen

Protect your skin naturally while out in the summer sun with this all-natural homemade sunscreen. It is easy to make and looks and feels just like store-bought sunscreen! Your family won’t know the difference, but you will feel better knowing what you are putting on your children’s skin! A few things to know about this sunscreen: […]

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Refreshing Citrus Cooler

This refreshing drink is perfect for a hot summer day when you need something to help cool you down. Take this to your next summer party—it will be a hit!Refreshing Citrus CoolerServings: 8–12Time: 20 minutesDifficulty: EasyPrint Ingredients & Supplies: Juice of 6 lemons Juice of 6 limes Juice of 6 oranges 2 quarts (~2 liters) […]

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Share the Power of Cooking with Essential Oils (with Provence Salt Recipe)

Cooking with essential oils can add a ton of flavor to a simple dish and take it from ordinary to extraordinary! Roman and Corinna Barrus have taught many cooking classes over the years and have now made it simple for you to use their knowledge to hold your own essential oil cooking classes. We’ve invited […]

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