Nutrition for Body and Soul

Cracked Heel Whipped Butter!

Feet a little rough?  Or maybe you just want to keep them baby soft!  This recipe by my friend, McKenna Gordon, is awesome!  I love the fact that it has magnesium in it too.  So many people are deficient in magnesium.  Enjoy!

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Cracked Heel Whipped Butter Ingredients

•¼ cup Shea Butter OR Mango Butter

•¼ cup Coconut Oil

•3 Tablespoons Beeswax

•¼ cup Magnesium Flakes + 2 Tablespoons boiling water

•7 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

•7 drops Cypress Essential Oil

•5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

•5 drops Cell Therapy Essential Oil Blend


Scoop the magnesium flakes into a small bowl and pour 2 tablespoons of boiling water over them stirring until it dissolves. This will create a thick liquid. Set aside to cool.

Fill a small sauce pan with 2 inches of water. Then place an empty quart size mason jar inside the sauce pan. Add the coconut oil, beeswax and mango/shea butter to the mason jar and heat it on medium.

The beeswax will be the last thing to melt. When everything is melted, remove the jar from the pan and let the mixture cool to about room temp and slightly opaque. At this point, pour it into a medium sized mixing bowl.

Use a hand blender or immersion blender on medium speed and start blending the oil mixture.

Very slowly, over the course of about a minute, add the dissolved magnesium mixture to the oil mixture while continuing blending until all of the magnesium mix is added and it is well-mixed.

Add the essential oils and whip until combined.

Place in the fridge for 20 minutes and re-blend to get body butter consistency.

Fill your jar and put it on your bedside table, or store it in the fridge for longer shelf life and an amazing cooling effect.

The first three nights: Apply a thick coat and wear socks to bed. After major cracks have gone away, apply less thick and rub in like a lotion before bed, no socks necessary. For even better results, exfoliate dry feet first using a pumice or foot file, then soak your feet in hot epsom salt water, let dry and apply the butter.

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The Scientific Case for Ingesting Essential Oils!

Stop the Insanity: The Scientific Case for Ingesting Essential Oils

by Dr. Scott Johnson


The essential oil space has experienced tremendous growth over the last five years. This growth generated hundreds of thousands of new essential oils users that are forced to wade through the conflicting ocean of essential oil information that plagues the internet. One of the most hotly contested subjects is the ingestion of essential oils, with traditional aromatherapists bellowing the “dangers” and progressive essential oil experts championing the benefits.

One side largely relies on customary practices, whereas the progressives seek to find the answer to this divisive discussion through science. When you cut through all the rhetoric and objectively analyze the evidence, this dispute can be encapsulated in to four elements: 1) empowerment versus control, 2) potential, 3) knowledge, and 4) comfort level.

Empowerment Versus Control

Let’s start with the empowerment versus control aspect. Traditional aromatherapists seek to maintain control of an industry that has experienced rapid and dynamic change over the last decade. They seek to uphold the status quo and continue their heavy reliance on an antiquated and conservative aromatherapy paradigm established decades ago. By maintaining the status quo, they preserve their dominion and keep clients at their mercy. Of course, this traditional paradigm has merit that is valuable today, but as with Western medicine, new discoveries have enlarged our understanding of essential oils and how we can use them to reach the highest human potential.


As was mentioned in the previous paragraph, potential is a huge aspect of ingesting essential oils. Progressive essential oil experts advocate the use of all aspects of essential oils to their fullest potential—aromatic, topical, and internal. Oral administration has great advantages and is preferred in certain situations, such as when treating an infection or chronic condition. Waiting for transdermal absorption through the skin could allow an infection to overpower the individual and indeed puts the individual at great risk.

In addition, the number of bacteria in the body eclipses the number of cells, suggesting that human microbiome balance is crucial to overall wellness. It is naïve to think that topical use of essential oils will penetrate inside the stomach to influence any harmful bacteria residing there.

Another important aspect of oral administration is the metabolites (substances produced during metabolism) that are produced when essential oils are ingested. For example, one of the metabolites produced after the ingestion of limonene (found in abundance in citrus essential oils) is the anti-cancer compound perillic acid. Now, not all metabolites are good. Pulegone (found in pennyroyal and other essential oils) is metabolized to menthofuran, which is toxic to the liver and kidneys. This makes it important to understand the chemical make-up of an essential oil before ingesting it.


This leads us right into our third topic — knowledge. Ingesting essential oils requires a greater knowledge of essential oil composition, drug interactions, contraindications, dosage, and metabolism. However, this can all be obtained from advanced essential oil training or found in an evidence-based book. If you choose to take essential oils orally, you should seek this advanced knowledge and understanding first.

Knowledge from published studies is also telling. A review of the literature in PubMed shows that essential oils are administered orally safely and effectively in dozens of clinical studies, with burp back being the most common side-effect.

Comfort Level

Along with knowledge, an individual’s comfort level must be considered. If you are uncomfortable with ingesting essential oils, then limit your use to aromatic and topical use. These two methods still offer fantastic benefits depending on what you are striving to accomplish.

The bottom line is, the overwhelming evidence suggests that many essential oils are safe to ingest, and they produce remarkable systemic benefits that could not be achieved through other methods. It’s time to stop the insanity and endless debate over essential oil ingestion, and embrace the future of essential oils, which includes internal usage.

headshot-johnsonScott A. Johnson is a naturopath, Certified Elite Essential Oil Specialist, Certified Clinical Master Aromatherapist, and Board Certified Alternative Medical Practitioner dedicated to raising healthier generations naturally. His evidence-based approach to natural medicine and enthusiasm for sharing wellness with the global masses makes him a world leader in natural medicine. Join his wellness community to get a free report on essential oils and MRSA.

Thank you so much for this info Dr. Scott Johnson! My favorite book on essential oils is one that Dr. Johnson wrote.  If you are at all interested in essential oils….this book is a must!  Evidence Based Essential Oil Therapy.  I have a direct link to this book on my website, or look it up on Amazon!

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Organic Turkey Marinade

Organic Turkey Marinade

This is the year… make your turkey count! Your turkey will be rich with flavor while maintaining outstanding moisture! Your guests will be amazed! Here’s the secret…

Organic Turkey Marinade

1 ½ C. organic chicken broth/stock

½ C. organic olive oil

1 -2 t. organic garlic powder

1 t. sea salt

Pepper to taste

Sprig of fresh organic rosemary

2 drops Améo thyme

2 drops Améo sweet basil

2 drops Améo rosemary

Mix ingredients together. (It fits perfect in a pint jar if you want to give it as a gift.) Keep refrigerated until use. Inject with a meat injector under the skin of the turkey. Be sure to inject it in various places. Roast as per directions on turkey package. Enjoy!


Thank you My Pure Oil for this recipe!

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Cleanse Like You Mean It!

Halloween Is Over!
With Thanksgiving Coming, It’s Time to Cleanse Like You Mean It!
The enemy is within!  Whether you’re trying to manage your weight, deal with stress or just stop feeling yuck- the toxic load you carry is sabotaging your efforts! It’s time to clean it out so you can move forward!

Click here to find fun tips on cleansing!

Thank you Dropsmarts for this info!!!


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Pregnancy Do’s & Don’ts!

Pregnancy Do’s & Don’ts!
Creating a NEW HUMAN BEING! It’s about the most amazing thing one can do! Learn how to enjoy those nine months with less pain, less discomfort, and a lot more empowerment, by doing it with Améo!

Watch this short video for some great tips!


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It’s the Weekend….Take a Deep Breath!!



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Stress Control Blend

Have a beautiful weekend!!

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Be Prepared When You Travel


The following is one in a series of practical Améo Essential Oil uses from healthy lifestyle expert Karen A. Jensen

Time to hit the road! Just remember that as you travel a few things can make your trip memorable in several ways. Your wellbeing might be enhanced with the use of items such as Ameo Aroma Necklace, Aerify Diffuser, Beadlets, even a cotton hanky onto which one can place oils such as Gest Calm – a terrific aid for travel tummies. Peppermint and Life Unlimited can help you keep up with vacation schedules.  Think about keeping Pure Tranquility, in your travel bags to maintain that mellow and laid-back attitude. Soothing Air can make sure the dry airplane atmosphere remains a non-factor as you travel.

Recently my husband and I traveled to India. It was an amazing trip and in order to make sure we were able to enjoy every moment, oils such as Proshield were diffused, placed on face cloths and taken internally. Ameo Hand Purifier is easy to carry and actually makes hands feel softer and more pleasant than other such products.

If your trip includes roller coasters you might consider the Cooling Mint beadlets, just place one between lip and gum then board the ride certain that your stomach stays where it belongs. The use of Muscle Rub may also be a good idea for those sporting trips, even to work into the feet when heading to the ski slopes.

Remember that any of the citrus oils – Lemon, Tangerine, Orange or Bergamot, can be added to drink bottles. Simply add the oil to the powdered SuperMix or SmartMix, work in well then add water and shake vigorously. A drop on a slice of fruit or spritzed from your 4mil sprayer onto salad can keep you functioning at top levels.

Sometimes the stresses of travel can result in blisters that make you feel awkward and uncomfortable. A combination of equal parts Black Pepper, Sweet Fennel and Copiaba can make a difference. This is also a great blend to add to your Zija Oil for dry or problematic skin. Of course AGX Skin is one of my favorites for addition to fractionated coconut oil and use in massage.



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Time for another mouthwatering Thanksgiving recipe using Améo Essential Oils! This one will pair perfectly with yesterday’s Améo Turkey Flavor Injection.


5 lbs diced potatoes
3 drops Améo Rosemary oil
1 drop Améo Black Pepper oil
1.5 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons milk
6 tablespoons butter

1) Boil cubed potatoes, with or without skin to preference, for 20+ minutes until soft
2) Drain potatoes and place in large bowl with butter; allow butter to melt
3) Add cream and mash potatoes to desired consistency, adding milk as needed
4) Add Améo Rosemary and Black Pepper oils, garlic powder, and salt and mix well
5) Serve warm with your favorite gravy
Optional: Garnish with sprigs of fresh Rosemary


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New Science on Essential Oils

New Science on Essential Oils


Dr. Joshua Plant, Harvard PhD 

(click above to listen to video!)



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