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.


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 support tool 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.

Get Presents!


Stop the Self-Pity: How to Feel Good about Your Healing Diet (a personal testimonial)

Stop the Self-Pity: How to Feel Good about Your Healing Diet (a personal testimonial)

Note from Jennifer: Today’s wonderful story comes from a friend and client who is one of my favorite writers.

She understands the emotional ups and downs and heartbreak that can come with removing food […]

Eating Starches for Adrenal Health

Eating Starches for Adrenal Health (fried plantains)

It’s dark and gloomy here, and I’m in my jammies (because I’m professional like that). If you’re lucky, you are too. Let’s sit down and have a chat about one of the ‘secrets’ of my nutritional therapy practice. 

One of the things I find myself repeatedly saying to people is that our energy centers need to be supported during gut healing. 

But what does that mean?

So often, I hear the story that someone read a slew of articles or very popular book and decided to cut starches and grains from their diet to heal a leaky gut. They are now dealing with significant – or severe – adrenal hypofunction and usually accompanying thyroid hypofunction. 

  • cold extremities
  • inner trembling
  • increased brain fog
  • moderate to severe fatigue

are just a few of the most common symptoms of the stress to these all-important glands.

It puts massive strain on the body and can easily cause full adrenal fatigue. Pardon my phrasing but “die off” my butt. Die off is such a small part of the healing process that this one irks me…a lot.


How I Use Lavender Essential Oil

How I use Lavender Essential OIl - Young Living Lavender Field Lavender is the essential oil I recommend most when people come to me for suggestions. It is the most well-rounded oil for supporting the body. Have a scrape? Use Lavender oil. It helps to support the immune system. Bug bite? This study suggests that it may inhibit the release of histamine. Kid climbing the walls? LAVENDER STAT! It’s great for relaxation and supporting the nervous system. Katie loves it, so it’s my most used oil for my kiddo.

How I use Lavender essential oil


I’m lucky enough to be destined for a kitchen burn almost every time I cook (I did it again last night). Apply a drop of lavender right away and all the pain and redness are gone within 20 minutes. If only I had known about it when I burned my stomach with the iron. Don’t ask. […]