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Learn about Essential Oils: Lemon


For those who follow my Facebook page,  you know I enrolled in The School for Aromatic Studies, a aromatherapist certification program.


As part of that program, we focus on 24 single essential oils and their uses, benefits and safety. Over the next weeks, I’ll be sharing about each of these oil as well as different blends and products for you to try.

LET’S START WITH LEMON. (This AMAZING oil is in the Premium Starter Kit).


Lemon is Uplifting, cleansing, helps to release, relieves anxiety.

Lemon has constituents that can be considered antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, anxiolytic, depurative, detoxifier, digestive, diuretic, escharotic, febrifuge, hepatic, hypotensive, immune enhancer, stomachic, tonic.

Lemon can be helpful for:
Circulatory system: poor circulation, detoxing

Digestive system: poor or sluggish digestion, toxic overload

Lymph/immune system: lymphatic congestion, preventative for contagious illnesses.

Musculoskeletal system: muscular or joint aches and pains, arthritis, cellulite, rheumatism, joint swelling, gout.

Skin: acne, boils, corns, oily complexions, mouth ulcers, cellulite, varicose veins (can help to prevent and also to prevent them from getting worse), tired, sagging and grayish (smoker’s) skin, broken capillaries, ulcers where a large amount of puss or debridement is present: use 1.5 percent dilution in distilled water with lemon and tea tree and apply via a mister to whole area of ulcer at frequent intervals.

Psyche and emotion: anxiety, clarifying, cleansing, refreshing, rejuvenating, expanding, uplifting, depression, dislike of exercise, limited communication skills

Subtle/energetic aromatherapy: Lemon is able to heighten consciousness and is generally activating, stabilizing, and calming during a potential emotional outburst due to its cooling, clearing, and refreshing effect. Lemon has the ability to dispel sluggishness and can help to clear negative blockages and revitalize energy.

Ayurveda: reduces excess kapha congestion mentally, physically and emotionally, provides lightness to the heaviness of kapha

Traditional Chinese Medicine: In Oriental medicine, lemon essential oil is cool and dry in nature and can be used to clear heat, dampness, and phlegm.

Lemon is great in cleaning products, as a room freshener or goo remover. It can also be used to remove greasy stains from clothing. It can be used in a salt or sugar scrub to invigorate the skin and aid in circulation and lyphmatic movement.

If you read all the way to the bottom of this post, I have a free offer!!!

I will be reaching out to 5 people to receive a FREE aromatherapy consultation and FREE personalized essential oil blends and 2 FREE follow-up sessions. These are for my case studies. Please send me a private message if you are interested.

Purchase your essential oils here: Young Living Essential Oils

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Eating for Wellness Homemade Mayonnaise

Hello and thank you for your interest in The Eating for Wellness Homemade Mayonnaise recipe.


When I first started making lifestyle changes in 2007, condiments, like mayonnaise, catsup and salad dressings were the hardest things to give up. Since this recipe is made with higher quality ingredients of your choice, you can enjoy it without worry or guilt. Continue reading “Eating for Wellness Homemade Mayonnaise” »

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Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Mini Muffins (gluten, dairy and soy free)




These super moist mini muffins were a big hit at the Palm Springs Eating and Living Groups 2nd Annual Garden Party. Being new to the Palms Springs area, this was a perfect opportunity to introduce myself and the Eating For Wellness gluten free philosophy to the Foodie community. Continue reading “Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Mini Muffins (gluten, dairy and soy free)” »

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What’s Cooking at the Retreat? New Website


The Eating for Wellness Lifestyle + Nutrition website has a new look and a new mission. If you’ve visited this site before than it’s easy to see the changes. If you are new here; welcome and please make yourself comfortable!

Continue reading “What’s Cooking at the Retreat? New Website” »

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What’s Cooking at The Retreat: A Typical Day…


I get many questions about a typical day or week at the Eating for Wellness Retreat so I decided to take you along on one of my typical hunter/gatherer days. I usually drive from Los Angeles to Desert Hot Springs on Wednesday afternoon which allows me to shop for vegetables and fruit at one of many local farmers’s markets. This week was different because I was in Austin last weekend for Paleo FX (more about that in another post) and had to arrange for delivery of the rest of my hog from Cook’s Pig Ranch (again more details in another post). I got in late Thursday afternoon, unloaded the truck and spent the rest of the afternoon basking in the sunshine and fresh air! After more than a week away, I was ready to get back to serenity and quiet! My plan was to get to sleep early and get an jump on Friday, my busiest day. Continue reading “What’s Cooking at The Retreat: A Typical Day…” »

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