Essential Oils are becoming easier to find. They are sold in supermarkets, pharmacies, at Target and Walmart.

One one hand, it’s nice to see more in the marketplace, and great to see people turning to essentials as part of natural wellness.

On the other hand, do you know what you’re getting?

In most cases, I do. As a certified Aromatherapist, I’ve studied Essential Oils and their benefits. I provide the necessary instructions on proper usage. When you purchase an Essential Oil blend, or single oil, do you consult with an Aromatherapist?

If the answer is no, you should. You know you won’t get much help in a grocery store or specialty shop, tho sometimes you do. Also, there are partially trained and untrained people selling oils and making all sorts of claims. 

Even worse, some people are advising others to use Essential Oils in ways that are dangerous.

If you want good information, and want to stay safe, consult with a certified Aromatherapist. 


Five Simple ways to keep colds and flu away

  1. They’ve said it for years, frequent hand washing is the best first defense. Washing your hands with soap and water is effective. Be wary of anti-bacterial soaps as many contain chemicals. These chemicals are not dangerous to us because of the tiny amounts, but they do help in the co-creation of super bugs that overcome our natural resistance.
  2. Are others coughing and sneezing? Viruses that cause colds and flu are airborne. If you happen to be in the “blast zone” of someone’s sneeze or couch, you take on those viruses. The best defense is awareness of those around you and to position yourself as best as possible out of the way.
  3. It’s best to avoid preparations with antibiotics whenever possible. Little cuts and scrapes don’t need antibiotic creams. While they help wounds heal quickly, overuse of them leads to resistant strains of some very aggressive microbes.
  4. In the home, be careful not to share towels and drinking glasses.
  5. Flu shots may or may not be helpful. If you’ve had them over the years and don’t get the flu, they’re working for you. However, if you’ve had a bad reaction from them, continue to avoid. The makers of flu vaccines freely admit they take educated guesses when developing the vaccine because they need to manufacture before the virus reveals itself.

    One final cautionary note: Use caution with bleach. The makers of bleach advertise using it to cleanup anything and everything that might contain “germs.” Bleach will damage lungs if you breathe it in. An entertaining TV commercial show a boy “helping” his mother by mopping the bathroom. Mom smiles until she see him using water from the commode to mop with. This is followed by the image of the bleach bottle. There are better, safer products to use to clean and sanitize other than bleach.








There are a few upcoming events I am sharing with you today.The first is my “Make Your Own” mini workshop. It’s a short, 1-hour mini workshop on Thursday, September 7th and it’s only $10. This is the first of several mini workshops to help get ready for late fall and winter. In this mini workshop you will learn:

  • A brief background on your instructors
  • Basic Safety when working with essential Oils
  • Choosing great ingredients
  • How to measure and blend

You will:

  • Make Your Own Healing Skin Cream using essential oils and an Aloe based cream.
  • Take your finished product home, it’s your to keep and use.
  • Take home the list of ingredients and where to purchase them.
    You can RSVP for this mini-workshop here: Space is limited, so register soon if you want to attend.

A few days later, on Saturday, the 9th,The Gathering of Holistic Healers, Psychics and Friends is being held at the Southern Ohio Holistic and Wellness Center, 10501 Success Lane, in Centerville .Stop by and enjoy a wonderful time with old and new friends. Come and experience conversation with like minded individuals.Who might be there? Meet the vendors who are sharing their knowledge and gifts. Holistic Practitioners, Psychics, Mediums, and more. Perhaps a Tarot Reader or Massage therapist too.Are you going to join us?  

RSVP here:

Thursday, September 21, 2017,  6:00 PM to 9:00 PM the Teach the Teacher workshop will be held at the Southern Ohio Holistic and Wellness Center, 10501 Success Lane, in Centerville.

This is a paid class.  The cost-$195.00. Attendees must register in advance. The last day to register is Monday, September 4th, before 6:00 PM.Teach the Teacher is a three hour seminar. It’s an excellent class for anyone who desires to learn therapeutic Aromatherapy. It also provides you with the knowledge to teach introductory classes on Aromatherapy. It covers 39 Essential Oils with information about the conditions the oil can help, how to use it to achieve those outcomes, and the precautions and contraindications. The seminar carries 3 CE (Continuing Education Hours) from NCBTMB.

This seminar is a must for all practitioners. *Attendees Receive $225.00 in Materials (Includes 17 Essential Oils, ABC Massage Cream, Feather Light Massage Oil, 1 lb. Sea Salt, Natural Options Guide Book (contains all material from class, an additional 4 hours of material, & formulas), access to Natural Options Aromatherapy newsletters which include new clinical trials, new case studies, new formulas and usages, etc.),

AND the ongoing ability to purchase Natural Options Aromatherapy products at 40% off of retail. Note: This is NOT an MLM, you may purchase at wholesale and it’s very reasonable.Spaces in this workshop are limited, RSVP now. RSVP at Eventbrite

Dave and Debbie Mahen are professional Aromatherapists, certified by the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy.

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You all know I am a holistic practitioner, and that I practice Aromatherapy, Energy Healing, and hypnotherapy. And I am sure you’ve seen my tagline “Get Your Balance Back.” 

Balance is more than health. When we consider our whole being, there is our physical, metal, emotional, and spiritual selves to consider. 

I use this diagram to keep the concept straight in my own thoughts. 

I break down each are into subcategories as I feel it’s most important to work on th e”weaker links,” to support that which is out of balance. We can work very hard to improve our physical state, but if we are out of balance in other areas, such as out  mental or emotional states, then balanced health is out of reach. 

I go to a conventional doctor several times a year. This doctor focuses only on health, and only uses tools that are conventional available to licensed doctors. That means standard tests and approved medications. The sad thing is, never does he ask about the mental, emotional, or spiritual states. Perhaps he feels he does when he ask “How are you doing?”

As a holistic practitioner, I don’t judge what he or other doctor’s do. They have our best interests at heart, they were never trained to add the other areas of balance to their practice.

Fortunately, people like you have become more aware of the need to balance all of our being, not just the physical part.

Have you taken a self check on your state of balance? I’m here to help if you need it.



Imagine being able to absolutely know how healthy you are. I don’t mean “how you feel” about yourself, your aches, pains, and irregularities, no! I mean the true state of your health. Did you know that your body already knows all about your health? It does.

The body is intelligent. My example is this: You get hungry and eat a sandwich. Then, you aren’t hungry. Behind the scenes (behind your consciousness) your body initiates the process of digestion and utilization of nutrients to produce the energy to keep you alive. And of course, to satisfy your craving for food. Your body take care of all of this without conscious thought or control, aside from the craving and eating part. Your body knows. There are many great books on how to talk to your body. One is on Amazon and is relatively inexpensive. The title is The Art of Self Muscle Testing: For Health, Life, and Enlightenment.

You can learn at home or you can learn is a class. I was taught Muscle Testing in a class called “The Art and Science of Muscle Testing” taught by Dr. Jerome Weber. The class showed several ways to test with others and self test. The detail of the class went into how to structure the questions, how to determine polarity, and how to determine if the subconscious was supplying opposing answers.

I recommend learning this technique for anyone who wished to take control of their health. Imagine being able to know which foods are “safe” for your body and which are not.

Can you learn from reading a book? Some people do learn from self study and some do not. IF you are one of those who needs personal or classroom instruction, I am here to help. Contact my through our “Contact Us” page on this web-site for the details.