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First Do No Harm: Using Inhaled Essential Oil Therapy to Build a Culture of Safety in Hospitals

Most medical professionals are keenly aware of the Joint Commission, one of the largest and oldest accrediting bodies in health care, and its influence on keeping US health care facilities in line with the highest standards of healthcare practices. Meeting these standards is crucial for most hospitals, since Joint Commission accreditation is required for reimbursement from third party insurers, such

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What it truly means to be a nurse

When I think about what it truly means to be a nurse, I always recall a particular cold November night in Maine. The OR schedule was running late, and just as we were finishing our last surgery, a call came from the Emergency Department; a badly broken wrist was coming up for repair. While I wearily trudged back from the

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How essential oils are priced

If you’ve ever wondered why products containing specific essential oils, like rose absolute, or frankincense, or blue tansy, for example, have a significant price jump in comparison to other oils and blends, you’re not the only one. We are often asked questions about pricing when it comes to our essential oils. In short, there is one important benchmark, plus a

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How to use essential oils

Essential oils have become increasingly popular (and a lot more mainstream) in recent years as people seek out ways to nourish their bodies and emotional states the natural way. So, how do you use essential oils the correct way? Here are some essential guidelines. Essential oil therapy —  using 100% pure oils that are properly sourced and reputably made— has a

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Essential oils and your safety: Part II

So last week I spoke about the unfortunate encounter one unlucky woman had with essential oils, which both saddened and compelled me to write about the things you need to know when using essential oils – whether it is for yourself, your family or even your pets. A little bit about my background before we go on: I come from

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Essential oils and your safety: Part I

About a month ago, a woman named Elise Nguyen took to Facebook to share images of distressing burns on her skin, in a now-viral post that rapidly made its way through the online health and wellness community, and no doubt found its way into the halls of hospitals around the country. It turns out that Nguyen had applied doTerra essential

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