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Mind's Eye Aromatherapy A mother-daughter duo providing essential oil educational classes, organic foods made with essential oils, and great wellness tips and products.
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If you have any inquiries or are looking for natural solutions to help relieve symptoms, write on our wall! "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"

Although we are fortunate to live in a first world country where medical intervention is easily accessible, Western medicine has focused on treatment rather than prevention. We have seen first hand that making conscious and consistent decis

If you have any inquiries or are looking for natural solutions to help relieve symptoms, write on our wall! "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"

Although we are fortunate to live in a first world country where medical intervention is easily accessible, Western medicine has focused on treatment rather than prevention. We have seen first hand that making conscious and consistent decis

As much as I love summer, I really enjoy  when fall arrives... Bringing out the sweaters for the cooler weather, and the...
09/13/2017

As much as I love summer, I really enjoy when fall arrives... Bringing out the sweaters for the cooler weather, and the changing leaves. I find my palate changes too as the seasons change and lately I have been all about cinnamon bark oil. It's such a warming aroma and reminds of of thanksgiving and apple cider. I have been adding it to hot water or black teas lately, but it is also lovely when diffused. While the aroma itself can get me to consume it, I love the added benefits!

Benefits of cinnamon bark oil include:
1) It's good for your heart! The interior of your arteries is one place where your body produces nitric oxide, unless a build up of plaque forms. Potent cinnamon oil helps foster nitric oxide production, so it acts as a preventative measure against the build up of plaque.

2) Controls blood sugar: Cinnamon helps control insulin release so it can keep blood sugar levels stable, helping with mood swings, chronic fatigue and sugar cravings!

3) Treats sore throats: Cinnamon oil can help prevent mucus buildup and clear nasal passages. Try drinking a combination of hot lemon water, honey and cinnamon oil first thing in the morning to curb cravings, give you a pick-me-up and raise immune function. These ingredients also work together to fight inflammation and reduce pain, making them a perfect sore throat remedy or cure for mouth sores, toothaches or a cold.

4) Helps relieve headaches: Cinnamon not only helps to keep plaque out of your arteries, but it also increases circulation by expanding blood vessels

5) Heals skin: Cinnamon is antimicrobial, so it can help to treat skin conditions such as rashes, acne and infections when mixed with a carrier oil and applied topically.

Visit our Shop Now page to find cinnamon bark oil (more potent than cinnamon leaf oil) along with all the other oils that are certified therapeutic grade and ingestible!

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer and has been able to spend time outdoors! Remember, you are able to take care ...
08/29/2017

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer and has been able to spend time outdoors! Remember, you are able to take care of your body naturally, even in the face of pests and excessive sun. We make and sell all natural bug spray that ACTUALLY works better than synthetic sprays (tried and tested in the woods by us). Lavender oil is also GREAT for burns, either caused from a heat element, or from the sun. Anytime I have a sunburn, I add a few drops of lavender oil to a carrier such as coconut oil, and rub it all over my burns. It keeps my skin hydrated and kills the burn before it even hurts! The tan stays too ;) GO NATURAL

Check out our line up of classes for the month of August, come out to class and take away valuable information to improv...
07/22/2017

Check out our line up of classes for the month of August, come out to class and take away valuable information to improve your health and well being:

Makeover your medicine cabinet & Essential oils for beginners - Toronto - August 12 &13 - Toronto

Manage your mood & stress naturally - August 17 - Kanata

Essential Oils for beginners - August 22 - Kanata

Digestion & Detoxification - August 24 - Kanata

Let me know if you would like to host a class - sharing is caring :)

This week's recipe!
07/12/2017
Mind's Eye Wellness

This week's recipe!

Check out my latest blog post! Cooking with ginger essential oil, and the benefits of doing so :)

I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer as much as I have! After a little time off, our oil of the week is back i...
07/10/2017

I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer as much as I have! After a little time off, our oil of the week is back in action!

OIL OF THE WEEK: Ginger

When people think of using ginger therapeutically, the first thing that comes to mind is soothing the stomach -- real gingerale, ginger root.... etc. BUT in addition to helping with stomach and digestive upset, ginger essential oil has many other benefits thanks to the 115 chemical components that it is composed of, including gingerol (an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent):

1) Ginger essential oil is antiseptic, which means that it helps to kill infections caused by bacteria or viruses. This can include intestinal infections and food poisoning.

2) Ginger oil reduces respiratory issues, including asthma, bronchitis, or coughs. It helps to pull the mucus from your throat and lungs as it signals for your body to increase its secretions from the respiratory tract. Studies have also shown that it helps with asthmatic symptoms as it is anti-inflammatory, so it reduces swelling in the lungs and opens the airways.

3) This oil is very anti-inflammatory, not only for the lungs but for all parts of the body... And considering inflammation is at the root of many illnesses and diseases, this is important! A component of ginger essential oil is Zingibain, which is totally anti-inflammatory, but also provides pain relief and helps with muscle aches, helping with arthritis and migraines (and for women, reduces menstrual cramping!).

-- A 2013 study published in the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology concluded that ginger essential oil possesses antioxidant activity as well as significant anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive property. After being treated with ginger essential oil for one month, enzyme levels increased in the blood of mice. The dose also scavenged free radicals and produced significant reduction in acute inflammation.

4) As if these benefits aren't already enough, ginger essential oil is great for your heart! It helps to reduce cholesterol levels and can increase lipid metabolism to help with clotting. It helps to reduce the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

5) Ginger essential oil is an antioxidant, so it can help to protect the liver from fat build up. In fact, studies with mice have shown its hepatoprotective properties with alcoholic fatty liver disease. It also helps with overall oxidative stress when taken regularly, a key component of many cancers and dementia.

Ginger is also a natural aphrodisiac so if none of these other benefits spoke to you, maybe this will help to encourage a little ginger essential oil into your diet 😉. Recipe with ginger essential oil to follow!

Please feel free to send us a message if you have any questions about the oils we have talked about so far, or if you have a specific ailment that you are looking to treat naturally 😀

We are all ready to go at the Carleton Place farmers market
06/03/2017

We are all ready to go at the Carleton Place farmers market

05/30/2017

Speaking of bug repellents, come find us at the Carleton Place farmer's market this Saturday morning where we will be selling all natural and homemade bug sprays, cooling sprays for hot summer afternoons, orange marmalade, chocolate peppermint cookies and coconut citrus popsicles!!

Plus we will be available to offer advice on using the oils outside of cooking.

See you there :)

OIL OF THE WEEK: Thyme!Thyme is a member of the mint family and is native to Southern Europe from the western Mediterran...
05/30/2017

OIL OF THE WEEK: Thyme!

Thyme is a member of the mint family and is native to Southern Europe from the western Mediterranean to southern Italy. Although thyme is a favourite herb and oil to cook with, thyme essential oil also has many other benefits!

Top uses of thyme oil:

1) Kills bacteria and infections: due to thyme components like caryophyllene and camphene, the oil is antiseptic and kills infections on the skin and within the body, such as intestinal infections, oral infections, and wounds on the skin.
-- A 2011 study conducted at the Medical University of Lodz in Poland tested thyme oil’s response to 120 strains of bacteria isolated from patients with infections of oral cavity, respiratory and genitourinary tracts. The results of experiments showed that the oil from the thyme plant exhibited extremely strong activity against all of the clinical strains. Thyme oil even demonstrated a good efficacy against antibiotic-resistant strains.

2) Promotes teeth health: thyme oil is known to treat oral problems like tooth decay, gingivitis, plaque and bad breath. With its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, thyme oil is a natural way to kill germs in the mouth so you can avoid oral infections, so it works as a gum disease natural remedy and cures bad breath. Thymol, an active component in thyme oil, is used as a dental varnish that protects the teeth from decay.

3) Acts as a natural bug repellent: thyme oil keeps away pests and parasites that feed on the body. Pests like mosquitoes, fleas, lice and bed bugs can wreak havoc on your skin, hair, clothes and furniture, so keep them away with this all-natural essential oil. A few drops of thyme oil also repels moths and beetles, so your closet and kitchen are safe. If you didn’t get to the thyme oil quick enough, it also treats insect bites and stings.

4) Increases circulation: thyme oil is a stimulant, so it activates circulation; blocked circulation leads to conditions like arthritis and stroke. This powerful oil is also able to relax the arteries and veins — reducing stress on the heart and blood pressure. That makes thyme oil a natural remedy for high blood pressure.

5) Balance hormones: thyme essential oil has progesterone balancing effects; it benefits the body by improving progesterone production. Both men and a lot of women are low in progesterone, and low progesterone levels have been linked with infertility, PCOS and depression, as well as other imbalanced hormones within the body.

6) Treats fibroids: fibroids are growths of connective tissue that occur in the uterus. Many women experience no symptoms from fibroids, but they can cause heavy periods. The causes of fibroids include high levels of estrogen and low levels of progesterone due to obesity, hypothyroidism, perimenopause or low-fiber diets.
-- Because thyme oil increases progesterone levels in the body, it serves as a natural fibroid treatment. Rub two drops of thyme oil on the abdomen twice daily to treat fibroids and relieve symptoms of PMS and me********on.

Cooking with Lemongrass: I love the robust and vibrant taste of lemongrass essential oil.  Lemongrass is a staple in Tha...
05/25/2017

Cooking with Lemongrass:

I love the robust and vibrant taste of lemongrass essential oil. Lemongrass is a staple in Thai cooking and it is always handy in my kitchen. It is my favourite go to in when preparing soups and stews, and it has become my favourite essential oil when making my bubba’s chicken soup “From the old country”. I have married a Slovak traditional meal with a Thai flavor – what a blend!
Lemongrass is anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory. When taken internally it is very detoxifying through its ability to flush out toxins and helps with congestion and lymphatic drainage. “The citral and limonene content in lemongrass oil can kill or stifle the growth of bacteria and fungi. This will help you avoid getting infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, or other types of fungus. Studies in rats have proved that lemongrass essential oil is an effective antifungal and antibacterial agent” cited from Dr.Axe. Given the high amounts of fungus and dysbiosis found in many peoples digestive tract, lemongrass essential oil has great benefits when included in meal preparation.
I made this yummy soup, I used this doTerra recipe and it was delicious. I modified it by using my organic chicken bone broth.

https://doterra.com/US/en/blog/recipes-coconut-lemon-grass-red-lentil-soup

We have a class coming up in Carleton Place, message me if would like to attend.
05/23/2017

We have a class coming up in Carleton Place, message me if would like to attend.

Oil of the week: LEMONGRASSThis essential oil has a light and lemony aroma with earthy undertones. It is native to warm ...
05/16/2017

Oil of the week: LEMONGRASS

This essential oil has a light and lemony aroma with earthy undertones. It is native to warm and tropical regions including India and Southeast Asia, where it is used as a medicinal herb or to add flavour to teas and cuisine.

Lemongrass essential oil really is a power house, and is a source of essential vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, folate and vitamin C. It also provides essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, zinc and iron!!

Top benefits of lemongrass essential oil (Dr. Axe):

1. Antioxidant: studies have shown that lemongrass has the ability to fight off free radicals. In fact, one of the main components of lemongrass, citral, has been known to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

2. Anti-inflammatory: lemongrass contains the compound limonene which is known to reduce inflammation. Considering inflammation is a key characteristic in many health conditions, this is important!

3. Fights the flu or cold: lemongrass oil can fight bacteria and can help to treat sicknesses such as the common cold, especially when used with a vaporizer. If your body temperature is higher than normal, lemongrass oil can have a cooling effect.

4. Muscle relaxer: lemongrass oil benefits also include pain and ache relief. The oil helps to improve blood circulation, and can therefore relieve muscle spasms, back aches, sprains, and cramps.

Hair health: lemongrass oil can strengthen your hair follicles, so if you are struggling with hair loss or an itchy and irritated scalp, massage a few drops of lemongrass oil into your scalp for two minutes and then rinse. The soothing and bacteria-killing properties will leave your hair shiny, fresh, and odour free.

** Remember: when ingesting essential oils through cooking or in water, Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade is the only way to go. All other oils CANNOT be ingested.

With Peppermint oil as our oil of the week, I had to post this video.  Spread the word about how to remove ticks - doTer...
05/12/2017
Ticks do not like "Peppermint" - Watch tick trying to flee.

With Peppermint oil as our oil of the week, I had to post this video. Spread the word about how to remove ticks - doTerra Peppermint oil!

** Edit: this video shows the power of doTerra's peppermint oil, however there is a chance that it could cause the tick to expel its bacteria into the host. This is not a remedy of the entire problem. If you have been bit by a tick, follow up with your doctor!

Peppermint oil used to get tick off.

Double chocolate peppermint gluten free cookies. Using my CPTG peppermint essential oil is so yummy and versatile in man...
05/12/2017

Double chocolate peppermint gluten free cookies. Using my CPTG peppermint essential oil is so yummy and versatile in many recipes. I can’t imagine not using my oils to cook with. I made a large batch of these cookies (4 dozen) and I used 4 drops in total. A little goes a long way when you are using pure essential oils. I also use a drop in hot chocolate to make for a minty warm drink. I use chocolate nut milk with raw cocoa powder and again a drop of peppermint - it helps to clear your sinuses too - what a bonus!

What's the difference between peppermint essential oil and peppermint extract? Peppermint oil is pure peppermint, whereas peppermint extract is a peppermint flavoured solution that has lots of stuff in it you don’t need. So why would you not use pure peppermint oil?

Also don’t forget that peppermint settles tummy troubles. Ingredients: Raw unsweetened cocoa powder, gluten free flour, baking soda, salt, maple syrup, eggs or in my case I used flaxseed as egg replacement, vanilla, coconut oil and vegan chocolate chips. Yummy!!!!!!!

OIL OF THE WEEK: Peppermint!Sorry for the long post but peppermint deserves it. Peppermint is one of the most multifacet...
05/09/2017

OIL OF THE WEEK: Peppermint!

Sorry for the long post but peppermint deserves it. Peppermint is one of the most multifaceted oils, and it's a great place to start if you are looking to explore the benefits of oils.

Just to highlight a few of the benefits, I have pulled from a list compiled by Dr. Axe, as a doctor says it best! For more benefits you can google Dr. Axe peppermint oil benefits:

1. Muscle Pain Relief –Peppermint essential oil is a very effective natural painkiller and muscle relaxant. It is especially helpful in soothing an aching back, sore muscles, and melting away a tension headache.

2. Sinus Care –Inhaling diffused peppermint oil can oftentimes immediately unclog your sinuses and offer relief to scratchy throats. Peppermint acts as an expectorant and may provide relief for colds, cough, sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis.

3. Natural Energizer –For a non-toxic alternative to dangerous energy drinks, take a few whiffs of peppermint. It will perk you up on long road trips, in school or any other time you need to “burn the midnight oil.”
** can also be rubbed on the back of neck to help cool you
down fro hot flashes or just from the heat of the summer

4. Anti-Itch –Whether you’re battling a rash or poison ivy, applying some peppermint oil mixed with lavender oil is certain to cool and soothe any itch.

5. Headache Cure -Peppermint oil has the ability to improve circulation, heal the gut and relax tense muscles. All of these conditions can cause tension headaches or migraines making peppermint oil an excellent natural treatment. A study from researchers at the Neurological Clinic at the University of Kiel, Germany, found that a combination of oils, including peppermint oil had “significant analgesic effect with a reduction in sensitivity to headaches.” The oils were applied to the forehead and temples for pain relief.

6. Reduce Nausea –A medical study found that peppermint oil uses reduced nausea that is induced by chemotherapy better than standard medical treatments. Simply adding a drop of peppermint oil to water, or rubbing 1-2 drops behind your ears, or even diffusing it can help to reduce nausea.
** also helps with bloating and gas by calming muscle
spasms of the intestines and colon

7. Freshen Breath and Reduce Cavities -Tried and true for well over 1,000 years peppermint has been used to naturally freshen breath. According to studies, peppermint oil performed better than the mouthwash chemicals chlorhexidine at reducing cavities. You can make homemade toothpaste, mouth wash, or add a drop under your tongue followed with glass of water, this freshens bad breath too.
** you can also get peppermint beadlets, which I have and
are great alternatives to sugary gum. They pop in your
mouth and instantly freshen breath!

Check back on Thursday to see one of the many ways you can cook delicious foods with peppermint :)

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