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The Science of Essential Oils

I hope you all have been having a wonderful summer. As we head back into another surge in Covid infections and the attendant fear and insecurity that brings, I thought I'd share some traditional remedies with you in the realm of essential oils that might help calm the nerves, promote healing and enhance feelings of well-being.

Now, I know essential oils are not for everyone. While many are skeptical of their efficacy, there is indeed a wealth of scientific data to back up their uses and benefits.

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For example, lavender has been heavily researched. The Lavandula genus of flowering herb has been proven to calm the nervous system in multiple animal and human trials. Sure, we all grow up with the lore that lavender is calming -- but there is absolutely the science to back that up.

Other well-researched essential oils are peppermint, clove, cedarwood, lemongrass, clary sage, rosemary, eucalyptus, tea tree and more. They do everything from cure dandruff to boosting the immune system. This isn't's fact.

As part of this journey of learning more about essential oils, I've developed a small line of essential oils targeted uniquely to men. Now, these oils are enjoyable for women as well -- I've simply chosen to focus our first batches to men, since this is not something that men typically embrace.

As with supplements, I consider it part of my work to help open people's minds to the possibilities. Indeed, for those men who spend a hefty sum of money on fancy colognes, essential oils can often be a better choice. Studies have shown that scents like vanilla and talcum powder (yes, think baby powder), can be far more powerful aphrodisiacs than many standard colognes out on the market.

If you're so inclined, head on over to the website I've created for these "abromatherapy" oils at I'm happy to have partnered with the Master Herbalists at Desert Sage Herbs in Chandler, AZ ( to create these unique and powerfully enlivening blends. Their ingredients also have been selected to boost beard growth should the fellas like to use them as a beard oil (as I do).

As you plan your nesting and well-being rituals for this fall and winter, I hope you'll consider adding some new essential oils into your environment and daily living. It can help calm the nerves, naturally boost your immune system, fight bacterial infections and purify your home environment against toxins. Plus, it just plain feels good, doesn't it?

As always, shoot me any questions or comments and I'd be happy to explore the topic further with you.

With love,


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