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The Anti-MLM Coalition

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The Anti-MLM Coalition

[Red Corvette]: Today we’re speaking with Gilbert P*, who is a qualified aromatherapist from New Zealand, who, along with the rest of his profession, has serious concerns about essential oil MLMs. This is the first part of our interview with him, so stay tuned for more to come. Gilbert, why is the qualified aromatherapy community so concerned about essential oil MLMs like Young Living and dōTERRA? [Gilbert]: Thank you Red, I appreciate the chance to explain to your readers. Essential oils are a complimentary health product. Yes, they are a natural product, but essentially, they are chemicals which are extracted from plants...

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What’s So Bad about Drinking Essential Oils?

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What’s So Bad about Drinking Essential Oils?

We’ve heard many “recommendations” on drinking oils for ailments. You probably have, too. Has someone ever told you to do any of these? Lemon in water for immune support Peppermint in water for good for digestion Grapefruit in water for weight loss Lime in water for detoxification Turmeric and Frankincense taken daily to prevent cancer Flu Bombs in veggie caps with no carrier oil Flu Bombs in shot glass with water YIKES! CEASE AND DESIST IMMEDIATELY!  This is why you should stop drinking essential oils Essential oils are volatile chemical cocktails consisting of various (hundreds) of chemical components from ten...

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Cats and essential oil safety by Robert Tisserand

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Cats and essential oil safety by Robert Tisserand

I've had this question come up over and over again lately about using Essential Oils around cats.  Robert Tisserand explains this very well.  See Article Below. Some quite strong feelings and opinions have been expressed about essential oils and cats, and a frequently asked question is “Is it safe to diffuse essential oils around cats?”. Diffusing essential oils can be toxic to humans if it’s over-done, causing neurological symptoms such as headache or fatigue. In general, making long lists of specific oils that are allegedly “safe” or “toxic” to cats doesn’t make a lot of sense to me – it’s more about overall...

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

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

Many customers have been stopping in my little oil shop, asking about essential oils during chemotherapy.  I wanted to share a little information from Robert Tisserand. "Robert is an esteemed colleague recognized in our aromatherapy industry as the leader and world expert."  Many essential oils have protective & antioxidant effects on our cells, and there is a reasonable chance that they will do the same for cancer cells – protect them from the chemotherapy – which of course would not be a good thing. This opinion is shared by many. It probably sounds odd – you’re thinking that frankincense oil...

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Santalum album oil rejuvenated by Robert Tisserand

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Santalum album oil rejuvenated by Robert Tisserand

Sustainability of Sandalwood is now a major challenge for many essential oil-bearing crops, and the growth of aromatherapy has exacerbated the problem. This especially applies to wild grown plants such as Santalum album. This is a threatened species in Asia due to decades of over-harvesting and smuggling. However, large-scale, sustainable cultivation has recently been established in Australia. One Australian producer now has a standardized essential oil that meets FDA requirements for botanical medicines. This “model” meets both the challenges of sustainability and that of batch variation in medicine. Santalum album essential oil has sedative, calming and anxiolytic properties. The study of psychodermatology suggests...

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