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Episode 65:

Essential Oils for Well-Being and Healing

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Essential oils aren’t just for aromatherapy use, but it can be a little intimidating on how to branch out and use them in other ways. Jodi Cohen, author of Essential Oils to Boost the Brain and Heal the Body, educates us on different safe uses of essential oils that can help your overall well-being.

She talks through the ways our bodies may be out of balance and how essential oils can assist in bringing balance back. This episode is littered with practical advice on using essential oils to support your wellness journey. Jodi also shares details about her new book and why it became important for her to write it. (Spoiler alert: This book offers so much more than just essential oil recipes and uses for your health.)


In the “You Want Me To Do What??” section, Nicole clarifies that she does in fact like baths when used for relaxation purposes, which means she may try out Jodi’s Epsom salt plus essential oils bath recommendation. Shanna and Nicole also talk about some of the ways they’ve incorporated essential oils into their lives beyond just aromatherapy.

Episode Recap:

Interview with Jodi Cohen - 1:59

"You Want Me To Do What??" section - 49:45


  • Jodi Cohen is the founder of Vibrant Blue Oils

  • When using essential oils, it is important to use organic

  • Jodi’s favorite essential oil recipe used to shift out of stress to calm:

    • Clove essential oil, Lime essential oil, and Fractionated coconut oil

    • Put a dab behind your ears on your mastoid bone

  • When applying essential oils topically, you want to use a carrier oil:

    • Use fractionated coconut oil for faster acting

    • Use jojoba oil or castor oil for slow/time release of essential oil

  • When diluting essential oils, start with one drop and see how you respond. Add drops one at a time and see how you respond.

  • Five Root Causes for Why People are Out of Balance:

    • Poor sleep

    • Nervous system is constantly in fight, flight or freeze

    • Circulation is challenged

    • Low energy

    • Immune system is under or over functioning

  • Five Step Process for Healing:

    • Sleep is the #1 priority

    • Shift nervous system to a parasympathetic state (rest and digest)

    • Deal with congestion in the lymphatic system, especially in the neck

    • Energy to heal

    • Immune system modulation

  • Calm an anxiety or panic attack by smelling any essential oil or any citrus fruit in your left nostril while plugging your right nostril)

  • Jodi’s Top Essential Oil Tips for Beginners:

    • Trust your smell. If you like the smell, start with that essential oil. 

    • Lemon essential oil gets sharpie off anything.

    • Take an Epsom salt bath with this recipe: 2 cups Epsom salt, one cup baking soda, and 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil. Mix those ingredients together and then add to the bath.

  • Research shows that rose essential oil turns off the olfactory receptors that smell fear. This means that smelling roses or rose essential oils can help to pull you out of the fear response.


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