It is with honour that I serve as the Alberta, Canada Representative for the Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA)

The goal of Integrative Health (previously complementary and alternative medicine), is to optimize well-being and facilitate the body's own healing.
- it balances body, mind, and spirit- it includes social and environmental factors- it creates a healing relationship between patient and practitioner- it is evidence based
“Integrative health care affirms the relationship between the practitioner and the patient, focusses on the whole person, is informed by evidence and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic and lifestyle, approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.”
According to aromatherapist and integrative health coach TracyAnn Schuur, "When choosing essential oils for your blend, consider oils that are anti-inflammatory, analgesic, calming, soothing, diuretic and anti-spasmodic. When creating the blend personally also like to look at what is going on at an emotional level and incorporate an oil that will work for that as well. It might mean adding an oil that has nothing to do with alleviating the pain or inflammation in the joint. However, my personal experience has shown that when one includes oils to address the emotional component of the condition it makes all the difference. Distress can amplify pain and generally where there is pain, there is also emotional distress."
Scent Sells According to the Real Estate AU, Australia’s equivalent of the Alberta MLS System! The smell of citrus in a property can increase the perceived value of a home by over $100,000 in the eyes of potential buyers, a new study has shown.Check out the details below, and let’s collaborate! Essential oils to create an aromatic enticement may make the difference to your bottom line!

Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing), is a cutting age preventative medical therapy originating in Japan. It is now migrating globally based on the staggeringly positive clinical evidence and is as simple and cost effective a therapy as exists! Get the full article with the clinical study references here.

Men’s Health, especially men’s mental well-being, is not something that is often talked about yet is so very important not only for men to know about, but for women - as wives, mothers, sisters and friends! Check out this great article on men’s mental health to learn more! Article Excerpt:“What’s real is the fact that 9 percent of men experience depression on a daily basis. That’s more than 6 million men. Even if we understand what depression feels like, we rarely admit that’s the culprit. We lie and say we’re tired or just cranky. More than 3 million men struggle with anxiety daily. Of the 3.5 million people diagnosed as schizophrenic by the age of 30, more than 90 percent are men. An estimated 10 million men in the U.S. will suffer from an eating disorder in their lifetime. (Our own Style and Grooming Editor Louis Baragona eloquently and touchingly shared his battle with bulimia.) We retreat from friends and instead drown sorrows in numbing substances. One out of every five men will develop an alcohol dependency during his life.” Read More ---->

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Click Here to read my Blog Post on Blending Essential Oils for Fragrance Purposes! In Part II we will explore the various therapeutic values of fragrance blends based on choice of essential oils!

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Be sure to read the article on the below for more insights on Fragrance Toxins !

ToxinsRight to know: Exposing toxic fragrance chemicals in beauty, personal care and cleaning productsThe Trouble With Fragrance IngredientsFragrance formulas used in personal care and cleaning products often consist of dozens of chemical ingredients to create a specific scent or to sometimes to mask potentially unpleasant odours.Current laws in Canada and the U.S. allow companies to withhold the disclosure fragrance ingredients, so consumers can’t rely on product labels to know what toxic chemicals may lurk inside the products that they buy.Research SummaryBreast Cancer Prevention Partners, a U.S. based NGO, in participation with Read More ------->
Although well known for its therapeutic effects, wintergreen is not without its hazards. The potent molecule, methyl salicylate, is structurally similar to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). After ingestion, methyl salicylate is readily metabolized by the body to salicylic acid, which is the same bioactive intermediate as in aspirin. This means that wintergreen essential oil’s mode of action on the body is identical to that of its conventional medication counterpart. Therefore, just as aspirin can be toxic, so too can wintergreen essential oil.

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The prospect of another diagnosis is something that many people who already experience forms of disabilities face, myself included. When it comes down to it, regardless of how many named diagnoses I have, the label of what I am experiencing is held in the realm of doctors and other health care providers. What I am desperately searching for is some form of relief and a general understanding of what is going on.People who experience ongoing symptoms of fatigue, pain and muscle stiffness might wonder if they actually have fibromyalgia. Achieving a diagnosis of fibromyalgia is not always the easiest, partly because a number of fibromyalgia symptoms are also found in other illnesses. Osteoarthritis is often times confused with fibromyalgia and many times occurs concurrently with the syndrome. Osteoarthritis is......

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What Animal Do You See First?

The First Animal You See Reveals A Lot About Your Hidden PersonalityThe way we view certain images can say a lot about ourselves and the way we view the world around us. There are so many things we can learn about ourselves and the various secrets locked inside our subconscious minds. Find out what the first animal you saw says about you! Read More

Posted by T. Schuur | Aromatherapist | Holistic Health and Wellness Coach | Natural Health Product Formulator on 3rd May 2019

Pain journaling is a highly recommended practice by many medical professionals that understand the cycle and the struggle of the chronic pain patient! Whether you've been battling chronic pain for years, or whether you are a fresh new “spoonie”, a pain journal can help you document ... read more

Posted by T. Schuur | Aromatherapist | Holistic Health and Wellness Coach | Natural Health Product Formulator on 25th Apr 2019

I have dedicated my life unintentionally to supporting, encouraging and mentoring other women and being mentored by the amazing women surrounding me as well. It is the circle of life, in previous time … read more

Posted by T. Schuur | Aromatherapist | Holistic Health and Wellness Coach | Natural Health Product Formulator on 15th Apr 2019


Show me a woman who doesn't say she needs better self-care, and I will show you a pig that flies! Every wife, mother, grandmothers, career woman, stay at home mom, hom … read more