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My husband likes to send me memes. It’s his way of picking me up on a bad day or to kick my ass into gear when needed. As I was in the middle of my studies I received this from him:I finally was able to tell the doctor what I was doing, and though at first he placated me like a child who just learned there were stars in the sky, I was making strides.I hadn’t COMPLETELY gotten him to buy in yet, it was going to take a lot more work to make my cynical husband a true believer, but he wasn't as close minded as before.I did enough to register for my Registered Aromatherapist (RA) Exam. It was still some time off, but now I had that first goal to attain. I started studying Latin names, chemical constituents and the like. Fun stuff, right?I knew my husband was bending when he started to ask for products to further help his patients, I trained my office girls to start taking over my tasks at our integrative medicine practice and holed myself up my lab.I felt like a mad scientist and it was AMAZING!He asked me to make him something for toenail fungus. I thought this was a somewhat easy request, little did I know what it would lead to.
A few days after I made the blend (see recipe below) my husband called me….Him: “What did you do?”Me: “What now?” (Already exasperated, cause some days that's what he does to me.)Now he’s huffy. “You cured a toenail fungus!" (Another win!)“Well, of course I did.” I said. I started laughing. I wasn’t in trouble this time.It was finally time to put Functional Aromatherapy into full effect.
Add drops to bottle, and finish off with carrier oil. Apply a drop to infected area a couple times a day.
If you're looking for the beginning of the story, check out Part 1: The moment it all started for me and Part 2: My Functional Aromatherapy® journey continues! to get caught up.
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Juniper and juniper berries were one of the first plants I ever worked with as an herbalist. Juniper essential oil is also a great part of the plant to work with, and I’ve used it in many of my blends.
A lot of people may think of gin when they think of juniper, but the berries from this tree also has a deep-rooted history as far back as the Roman Empire (and probably even further back than that). They are also used in cooking, medicine, and in some cases, flavoring.
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