Last week I slammed my hand in the door to my garage. I did that so hard that I lost my breath, bent over and cried for a few minutes before catching my breath. Not my smartest move ever.

It did give me a chance to test my new anti-inflammatory oil for tendon injuries. I have been peddling this blend off on Coach Rick and some of our athletes that are coming up with some overuse tendon strains and injuries this time in the season. The feedback I have been getting from them is very positive. They are reporting an immediate and noticeable reduction in pain and swelling of the affected area. The tendon injuries they are dealing with are persistent and they are under care of our trusted team of physiotherapists and chiropractors. The oil acts as a gentle support to their healing in the early and acute stages of their injuries.

Actual Results

After my door incident I had the chance to try my remedy on myself for the first time, so it turned out to be a bit of a blessing in disguise. The tendon on my right index finger was swelled up in a lump where the door closed, and I was sure it my whole hand would bruise and swell up. It hurt to bend my finger at all. I applied the oil and immediately felt some relief from the pain, and after only a couple applications over 48 hours, the pain and swelling were completely gone! No bruising and no lingering pain at all.

Coach Rick has been sidelined with a peroneal tendon sprain for about a month and in typical runner fashion would not take the time to rest and repair and sacrifice a an epic trip he had planned. So while he was hiking and running in the mountains at Baxter State Park in June he was using the anti-inflammatory remedy as required to manage his swelling and prevent from causing additional injury.

Sharing the Journey

I am just beginning this journey into plant medicine and am consistently amazed at the power and effectiveness of the plants surrounding us every day. I feel blessed to be learning this knowledge, and to be able to share it with the people I care about and am excited to share this journey over the next few months.

Until September 30, 2017 I am offering free 30 minute consultations as part of my training to become a Professional Aromatherapist. If you are interested and want to learn more about what you are hearing here check back for future posts. Or please reach out to me directly at with any questions you may have or to book a session to see how plant medicine can help support your training.

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