EO (Essential Oil) Minutes

EO Minute – Some General EO Facts
by Bobbi Bartsch Curtis

  • Not all plants contain essential oils, for example, lilac
  • Sap heals a plant’s wound
  • Essential oils ward off disease attacking the plant
  • Essential oils attract pollinators to the plant
  • Essential oils repel plant predators
  • Essential oils protect against environmental threats to the plant
  • Essential oils have side BENEFITS and not side-effects for people and animals
  • Essential oils find balance instead of forcing artificial change in the human body
  • The human body recognizes the intelligence that exists when something comes straight from nature
  • The human body realizes when man has been tinkering with something
  • Each batch of the same kind of oil is different depending on
    • Where it came from
    • How much rainfall there was
    • What the soil composition is, etc.
  • All batches should be tested before being bottled and sold
  • Scientists should look for manipulations in all batches before the oils are bottled and sold
  • Not all companies work directly with growers so it’s possible for quality to suffer and to be irregular
  • Due to lack of regulation, some oils are synthetic but do not show that on the label
  • Due to lack of regulation, some oils are cut by carrier oils, but do not show that on the label
  • Due to lack of regulation, some oils are not pure and could contain toxins, but do not show that on the label
  • Due to lack of regulation, some oils have a scent that resembles the essential oil but there is none of the essential oil present in the product and this does not show on the label
  • Many oils are therapeutic grade and can be used aromatically only and topically in some cases usually with a sensitivity test first since purity is questionable
  • Therapeutic grade oils may not have the same effects as Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade oils due to their lack of purity – in many cases the scent of the oil is also not the same due to residual and possibly toxic additives
  • Vanderbuilt Hospital essential oils:  https://us1-word-view.officeapps.live.com/wv/WordViewer/request.pdf?WOPIsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fus1-15-view-wopi%2Ewopi%2Elive%2Enet%3A808%2Foh%2Fwopi%2Ffiles%2F%40%2FwFileId%3FwFileId%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww%252Emc%252Evanderbilt%252Eedu%253A80%252Fdocuments%252Fadulted%252Ffiles%252FWellness%252520Committee%252520Standard%252520Rollout%252520Process%252520WORD%2525202003%252520VERSION%25281%2529%252Edoc&access_token=1&access_token_ttl=0&z=f7b6a9d7b31152bb680a7a1c71b79460871d0d5241855a367d4601d00c2822a5&type=printpdf&usid=c8f65213-9db4-400f-981a-1bd46b825d12&build=16.0.6228.1011&waccluster=US1
  • Mint oils are generally refreshing and invigorating
  • Citrus oils are generally energizing and elevating
  • Spice oils generally create excitement, intrigue, and passion (not lust)
  • Herb and grass oils are generally soothing and clarifying
  • Tree and wood oils are generally grounding and balancing
  • Floral oils are generally calming and comforting
  • Best to a use carrier oil all the time
    • To prolong the effect of the oil
    • To metabolize more slowly for BETTER functioning
  • Normally administered 2-3 drops every 4-5 hours unless otherwise instructed

Please feel free to email me at bobbicurtiseo@outlook.com if you have any questions or comments that you’d like to ask/make and have addressed privately, and if you’d like to purchase CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, not just Therapeutic Grade) oils.

Disclaimer:  This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition.  Please see a qualified healthcare provider for medical treatment.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

To purchase the purest oils available, click here.

© Bobbi Curtis 2015

EO Minute – Thyroid Blend
by Bobbi Bartsch Curtis

A few years ago, during a standard medical exam, nodules were found in thyroid area of my throat.  They were tested and found to be benign.  They were put on my medical records “watch” list.  Over the course of time, I have gone to see medical professionals less and less.  Earlier this year, I noticed that the size of the nodules had changed, and it was beginning to feel as though I had an Adam’s Apple.  I ran a quick search through my oil books and looked online (I always do comparisons and find at least five sources that tend to concur) and then made a blend of oils based on my findings and background in mixing oils.  I started using it three times a day via massage on my throat and on the soles of my feet as recommended.  Over the course of about six weeks, my throat area was back to normal.  I no longer felt the lumps and the feeling that I was being choked when my head was on a pillow while lying on my back went away.  This also comes highly recommended for hypothyroidism.  Here’s the blend I use:

           1 cup coconut oil
            3 drops clove oil
            3 drops myrrh oil
            2 drops frankincense oil
            2 drops lemongrass oil

           Use glass or metal containers and stirring instruments.  Mix by gentle stirring.

I fill two vials with roller tops (well washed and steam disinfected) with the oil mixture to carry with me.  The rest is split among amber bottles (well washed and steam disinfected) so that I have one in each bathroom and one in my nightstand drawer.  Bottles are labeled with contents and date made.  Apply several drops (about 7) three times daily to the throat and to the bottoms of feet.

Please feel free to email me at bobbicurtiseo@outlook.com if you have any questions or comments that you’d like to ask/make and have addressed privately, and if you’d like to purchase CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, not just Therapeutic Grade) oils.

Disclaimer:  This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition.  Please see a qualified healthcare provider for medical treatment.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

To purchase the purest oils available, click here.

© Bobbi Curtis 2015


EO Minute – Nail Treatment
by Bobbi Bartsch Curtis

My nails have been weak and brittle since I can remember.  I’ve worn artificial nails since high school, which was long before it became either popular or commonplace.  In my experience with a lot of older relatives, fingernails get worse and worse looking as we age, and mine have been no different.  I learned a long time ago to do my own artificial nails.  It never cost me much but time and then I just got tired of doing them.  I was getting used to them being unattractive and kind of crappy looking.  Then one day, it occurred to me that it was possible that they didn’t have to look so bad.  I checked my normal references and found what I wanted.  For two weeks I applied the oil I made at least twice a day, sometimes three times — about a drop on each nail.  They were improving.  They were growing nicely and started looking healthier.  I started to use the oil only once a day and a month later, they were still looking good.  I don’t want them long, but they are stronger and could be.  Having nails that look nice without being covered with tips and acrylic is amazing for me after nearly 50 years.  Here’s the recipe:

1 oz. fractionated coconut oil
3 drops melaleuca oil
3 drops rosemary oil
3 drops lavender oil
3 drops lemon oil

Put in an amber or dark blue glass bottle with a dropper plug top and shake gently to mix.  Apply a drop to each nail and massage into each nail and the surrounding tissue twice daily until nails show signs of improvement.  If you paint your nails, be sure to buff off oil that remains and use a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol on it to clean off your nails.  Paint them as you usually would.  Wait until the next day and continue to apply a small drop of oil on the tissue around each nail daily, massaging into the skin.

Nail treatment improved nails

New and Improved Nails

Please feel free to email me at bobbicurtiseo@outlook.com if you have any questions or comments that you’d like to ask/make and have addressed privately, and if you’d like to purchase CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, not just Therapeutic Grade) oils.

Disclaimer:  This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition.  Please see a qualified healthcare provider for medical treatment.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Results may vary.

To purchase the purest oils available, click here.

© Bobbi Curtis 2015


 

EO Minute – Sore Throat/Laryngitis
By Bobbi Bartsch Curtis

As we move into the season when we are abused by freezing air outside, dried out hot air on the inside, and bombardments of germs from others, I’m going to start a series of oils for the cold and flu season.  Take all the normal precautions of staying as warm as possible when leaving the house and using a good natural bacterial combatant such as wild orange or lemon oil on your hands regularly.  Get your rest.  If you feel a sore throat coming on, though, it’s time to take further action.  What has worked well for my family is this:

Fractionated coconut oil
5 drops chamomile oil
2 drops oregano oil
2 drops lemon oil
1 drop melaleuca oil
1 drop lavender oil
1 drop thyme oil

Put essential oils in a 30 ml. roller top bottle (well washed and steam disinfected), fill with the coconut oil, put the roller top on and the lid, and gently shake to mix.  Apply to neck, rolling up and down, from beneath one ear to beneath the other ear every 2 – 3 hours (more often if needed, not more often than every 1/2 hour).

Please feel free to email me at bobbicurtiseo@outlook.com if you have any questions, comments, or if you’d like to purchase CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, not just Therapeutic Grade) oils.

Disclaimer:  This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition.  Please see a qualified healthcare provider for medical treatment.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Results may vary.

To purchase the purest oils available, click here.

© Bobbi Curtis 2015



EO Minute – Kidney Stones
by Bobbi Bartsch Curtis

Kidney stones are painful.  If you’ve never had to deal with them, ask anyone who has.  Many describe it as “the worst pain I’ve ever had,” including women who have birthed a few kids.  The simplistic version of how they are caused is this:  Urine contains salts.  The salts go through the kidneys to be eliminated from the body.  If the concentration of salts is too high either because of too much of these different salts or because of a lack of liquid (water) flushing the system, the salts form crystals = kidney stones.  Some are small and pass out into the ureters and into the bladder to be normally eliminated without us being aware.  However, when the size of the crystals becomes too large for this to happen, the stone can block the flow of urine out of the kidney.  This is where the pain and problems come into play.  (For more in-depth information please see:  http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/kidney-stones/print.html).

Although you should always seek medical assistance, here’s a recommendation for a natural solution in the treatment of kidney stones:

  • 1 cup of fractionated coconut oil
  • 8 drops lemon oil
  • 8 drops eucalyptus oil
  • 2 drops wintergreen oil
  • Use glass or metal containers and stirring instruments.  Mix by gentle stirring.

Fill two vials with roller tops (well washed and steam disinfected) with the oil mixture to carry with you.  You can apply this as needed to the front and back of your body at the bottom three to four inches of the rib cage, where the kidneys are located — the location of the pain in your abdominal area.  The rest is split among 30 ml. amber bottles (well washed and steam disinfected) for use at home.  Label all bottles with contents and date made.  Apply several drops (about 4) three times daily using a warm compress to the kidney area both front and back, both left and right sides.  This will not just help to treat the cause but also help reduce the pain.  Be sure you are ingesting enough water each day.  Recommendations that define the word “enough” vary.  Please consult your medical practitioner.

Please email me at bobbicurtiseo@outlook.com for information on CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, not just Therapeutic Grade) oils. 

Disclaimer:  This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition.  Please see a qualified healthcare provider for medical treatment.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

To purchase the purest oils avaiable, click here.

© Bobbi Curtis 2015


EO Minute – Coughs
by Bobbi Bartsch Curtis

Continuing the series of oils for the cold and flu season:  Take all the normal precautions of staying as warm as possible when leaving the house and using a good natural bacterial combatant such as wild orange or lemon oil on your hands regularly.  Get your rest.  If you start coughing, however, these have worked well for my family:

For a dry cough:

Fractionated coconut oil
4 drops eucalyptus oil
3 drops thyme oil
1 drop ginger oil

Put essential oils in a 30 ml. roller top bottle (well washed and steam disinfected), fill with the coconut oil, put on the roller top  and the lid, and gently shake to mix.  Apply to neck, rolling up and down, from beneath one ear to beneath the other ear every 2 – 3 hours (more often if needed, not more often than every 1/2 hour).

For a cough with mucus:

Fractionated coconut oil
4 drops eucalyptus oil
3 drops thyme oil
2 drops melaleuca oil

Put essential oils in a 30 ml. roller top bottle (well washed and steam disinfected), fill with the coconut oil, put on the roller top  and the lid, and gently shake to mix.  Apply to neck, rolling up and down, from beneath one ear to beneath the other ear every 2 – 3 hours (more often if needed, not more often than every 1/2 hour).

Please email me at bobbicurtiseo@outlook.com for information on CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, not just Therapeutic Grade) oils.

Disclaimer:  This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition.  Please see a qualified healthcare provider for medical treatment.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Results may vary.

To purchase the purest oils available, click here.

© Bobbi Curtis 2015



EO Minute – Everything Skin
by Bobbi Bartsch Curtis

Several close friends, relatives and I have been diagnosed with various types of skin issues.  Over time, as we’ve found less and less effectiveness in medical treatments and/or unwanted side effects, we’ve sought out other ways to manage these problems.  I’ve developed a mixture that has been found especially helpful in relieving itching, assisting in healing affected skin, and being effective in reducing or even staving off attacks due to many types of skin issues when used during early detection or on a regular basis for those who have tried it.  Always seek medical assistance and inform your medical practitioner of any procedures you would like to add to your treatment plan.

This is a salve base that can be used for many different essential oil blends:

  • 1/2 cup beeswax, shaved
  • 1/2 cup sweet almond oil

Always using only glass and/or metal containers, melt the beeswax in a double boiler, stirring often preferably using a wooden or bamboo utensil, and taking it off the heat as soon as it is melted.  Pour the melted wax into a measuring cup or other glass or metal container with a handle and pouring lip, add the carrier oil, mix well, and let stand for two to three minutes to cool.

Carefully add to the salve base:

  • 8 drops melaleuca oil
  • 8 drops lemon oil
  • 5 drops lavender oil
  • 4 drops Roman chamomile oil
  • 3 drops myrrh oil
  • 3 drops patchouli oil
  • 3 drops geranium oil
  • 3 drops rosemary oil
  • 3 drops grapefruit oil
  • 2 drops bergamot oil
  • Use glass or metal containers and stirring instruments.  Mix by gentle stirring.

Fill a glass jar (well washed and steam disinfected) with the mixture.  You can apply this as needed to the affected area and the bottoms of the feet.  Label jar with contents and date made.  Please consult your medical practitioner.

As you can see, I’ve thrown a lot into this mixture so that it has the potential to work on more than one type of problem.  At my house, this is called Grandma’s Magical Goo.  Due to the properties of the oils included, we use it for burns, cuts, minor abrasions, diaper rash (a few years back), bug bites, bruises, pimples, skin allergy attacks (such as latex allergy), you name it.  If there’s skin involved,Grandma’s Magical Goo is the first line of attack and relief.  My grandkids are currently 11, 9, and 7, one boy and two girls.  They are active AND crazy.  I have a jar of this stuff in both bathrooms, the kitchen, my office, and my purse.  There are a couple of jars of it at my daughter’s house and with the daughter who has no children.  She’s married.  The husband gets boo-boos.  It also feels really good on chapped lips and helps prevent chapping if you can get little people to use it more regularly.

Please email me at bobbicurtiseo@outlook.com for information on CPTG (Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade, not just Therapeutic Grade) oils.

Disclaimer:  This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition.  Please see a qualified healthcare provider for medical treatment.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

To purchase the purest oils available, click here.

© Bobbi Curtis 2015


Anxiety Reduction — EO Minute
by Bobbi Bartsch Curtis

Our lifestyles these day seem to scream, “ANXIETY!”  We are pushed and prodded to do more in less time and with fewer resources.  Departments that used to be made up of 12 people have been stripped down to two or three with expectations of greater and greater output – generally beyond the capabilities of any mere mortals.  Possibly, if we never slept again, had several clones, and had access to a few billion dollars, we could meet some expectations from our jobs and families.  It’s hard to say.  The expectations become more and more outrageous.  When working under the stresses to which we have become subject, we find ourselves worn thin, not on our games, unable to rest well enough to even remotely return to normalcy, scattered, and crotchety — and these are the least of all the negatives even before one begins to consider what all this is doing to our bodies on a non-visible level.

There are many ways to handle anxiety that comes with these types of bad stress (yes, there is such a thing as good stress):  relaxation therapies, drugs, yoga, breathing exercises, smoking, meditation,  Tai Chi, massage, alcoholic beverages, and more.  Some of us are so stressed that we require combinations of therapies to step down a few rungs on the nervous tension ladder.  Oils can be a great resource when anxiety is a large nasty.  My favorite blend is:

5 drops lavender oil
3 drops ylang ylang oil
2 drops bergamot oil

added to 1/4 cup of grapeseed oil and stored in sterilized amber or cobalt blue bottles, dated and labeled.  The mixture should be applied (2 or 3 drops) to the bottoms of the feet at bedtime and can be massaged into the temples (one drop) several times a day as needed.

An excellent deep relaxation oil is:

6 parts lavender oil
2 parts marjoram oil
1 part mandarin oil

in a diffuser – for use especially for meditation and/or at bedtime.

Also:

several drops of cardamom oil in a diffuser a few times a day can help one feel less burdened and weighed down.

Disclaimer:  This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition.  Please see a qualified healthcare provider for medical treatment.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Results may vary.

To purchase the purest oils available, click here.

© Bobbi Curtis 2016


Anti-Fungal EO’s – EO Minute
by Bobbi Bartsch Curtis

Fungal infections of the toe and fingernails and others like athlete’s foot, jock itch, and dandruff are not just uncomfortable but can also be embarrassing.  Many over-the-counter treatments and prescriptions, as has been mentioned in other articles here, may have limited effectiveness and can also have unwelcome side-effects including, but not limited to, blisters, rashes, irritation, inflammation, numbness and, in some cases, include liver damage.  Here, instead, are some natural alternatives that can be applied topically after being cut with a carrier oil – coconut oil is preferred due to it’s antibiotic and anti-fungal effects, intensifying the effects of the essential oil  – one drop of the recommended oil to 5 drops of carrier oil:
  1. Oregano Oil (one of the most potent anti-fungal oils)
  2. Cassia Oil (also antibacterial and antiviral)
  3. Corriander Oil (also an excellent anti-inflammatory)
  4. Lavender Oil (also helps calm irritation and itch)
  5. Cinnamon Oil (aids the healing process and antiseptic)
  6. Patchouli Oil (anti-inflammatory and antiseptic)
  7. Clove Oil (also disinfects)
  8. Rosemay Oil (includes antioxidant properties to speed healing)
  9. Thyme Oil (also an antiseptic)
  10. Lemon Oil (both antibacterial and antiseptic)
  11. Malaleuca Oil (also effective for microbial infections)
  12. Clary Sage Oil (helps calm irritation and has astringent qualities)
The mixture should be applied at least four times daily, directly to the affected area for skin and nail issues until the condition is completely healed.  For dandruff, add 3 drops of the oil mixture to two tablespoons of leave-in conditioner.  Spray this on the hair and comb through once in the morning and once in the evening until the condition clears.
For particularly resistant fungus infections, add together any three of these recommended oils, including at least one that reduces irritation such as lavender or clary sage, one drop each, cut with 15 drops of coconut oil.
If you have any questions, please email me at bobbicurtiseo@outlook.com.

Disclaimer:  This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition.  Please see a qualified health care provider for medical treatment.  These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Results may vary.

To purchase the purest oils available, click here.

© Bobbi Curtis 2017

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