How I’m Surviving Pregnancy with 5 Essential Oils

How I'm Surviving Pregnancy with 5 Essential Oils

Once upon a time, there was a woman for whom pregnancy was a magical time. Glowing and smiling, she enjoyed every minute of her growing belly, slept well, and never had a stretch mark.

Bahahahahahaha. :ahem: Sorry.

I don’t know those people, so we’ll talk about the rest of us.

Insomnia, heartburn, acne, mood swings, nausea, round ligament pain, cottage cheese butt, night sweats, and cravings for foods that shouldn’t come anywhere near our precious babies are just a few of the never-ending symptoms that plague women who grow tiny humans.

Natural Remedies and Pregnancy

I’m 36 years old and now in my third trimester. It’s like night and day from carrying my daughter six years ago.

This time, I reversed gestational diabetes in two weeks, am controlling a nervous system condition called vasovagal syncope that caused me to pass out and have seizures with my last pregnancy, and have moderated allergic reactions, inflammation, water retention, aches and pains, and insomnia.


Promising Research on Allergies and Essential Oils

 Promising Research on Allergies and Essential Oils

I’m not a fan of the internal use of essential oils outside the direction of a skilled practitioner.  This has pushed me to do research and find new ways to get the same results more effectively and with better safety guidelines.

I can’t help but cringe every time I see a common essential oil ‘allergy protocol’ over and over getting praise and flying around on infographics and posts across social media.

The claim is that Lavender + Lemon + Peppermint essential oils are to be added to a capsule and swallowed as needed for symptom relief.

Don’t use Facebook or Pinterest for healing advice, peeps.

After seeing the simple instructions to just pour a few drops into a capsule and swallow to make all of your allergy cares disappear, I looked into the actions of the oils and studies that tested them in combination with my understanding of how nutrients respond in the body.

And then, some of my nutrition nerds and I posed as guinea pigs. No clinical trials, no double-blind anything, just anecdotal evidence to help get through allergy season. 

The results have been pretty amazing. I’ll share the protocol that we have used for our experiment at the end of the post. 


My Latest Interview on The Paleocare Podcast

Katy from Paleocare and I sat down for an interview to talk about who should eat breakfast and who should skip it, what led me into a real foods lifestyle and becoming a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, how I’m incorporating pregnancy into my lifestyle, and the approach and tools that […]

Essential Oil Use Is Getting a Makeover


How I use Lavender Essential OIl - Young Living Lavender Field

What if you could learn about and use essential oils without getting sucked into the Internet hype?

I’ve been working very hard to build a team of practitioners skilled in the safe and therapeutic use of essentials oils, because we want to help you feel better and we want to do it safely.

I also took the plunge and signed up for the aromatherapy certification program through the Aromahead Institute, a nationally recognized curriculum.

Who has two thumbs and is a learning junkie? This gal.

Essential Oils – Beyond Beginner Level

If you are a 20 something allergies nutrition nerd, natural remedies are a cornerstone of your healing toolbox. I can now confidently help you expand that knowledge with a remedy that really is a game changer.

This morning, I had constant allergic reactions to everything I ate on top of seasonal allergies. I applied Lavender essential oil to my intestines, Lemon essential oil to my liver, and Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint to my feet.

I have not had a single symptom since.

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The Most Simple, Natural, and Effective Deodorant You Will Ever Use

The Most Simple, Natural, and Effective Deodorant You Will Ever Use

There I was, in the bathroom. Staring into the mirror and wondering if I was tipping the scales into crazy or if I was about to embark on a whole new level of awesome…

…with a lemon wedge in my hand.

The only one around was my giggling 6 year old, so I really had nothing to lose. My homemade deodorant and pregnancy hormones weren’t playing nice, and I had developed an itchy rash from using it.

After a day of cleaning and ‘glowing’, now was as good of a time as any.

I rubbed a lemon wedge on my underarms and waited for something to happen.