A brief history of the human use of essential oils, followed by an introduction to the Young Living company.
It’s pretty self-explanatory… yup.
TEXT of a paper I originally submitted 12 Nov 2013 for ENGL 201 at Midwives College of Utah
A talk on the 7th commandment that I gave in LDS sacrament meeting on July 24, 2016
Wolfberries: You can get them in shiny packaging as NingXia Red, or you can drink Ba Bao Cha, the original version. It’s your choice… and your pocketbook.
Fiery diatribe against mainstream medicine from a lemming who finally woke up. Roast me and my family? Not if I’m heading for something other than their cliff!!
Heading into the brave new world that is 21st century American health care, Katie outlines her preparations and an educational opportunity for herself and you.
Why my family and I can enjoy the outdoors again, no longer having to worry about West Nile Virus, Lymes Disease or other pest-born plagues.
Corroborating and correlating evidence of the power we wield when we lift the fork. A discussion and compelling personal application of the nutritional teachings of Dr. Weston Price and Dr. John R. Christopher.
Dying eggs using natural materials, a four-year veteran resists the temptation to return to the easy way, and for her pains, stumbles upon the solution to making the much-coveted green color.
The long and bloody story of my experiences in the allopathic treatment and management of that horrible condition called “the female reproductive system”.
TEXT of a paper I originally submitted 01 Oct 2013 for MDWF 100 at Midwives College of Utah
How freedom of conscience and the exercise of integrity and intelligence led us to becoming a Santa-free home.
How and why to clean without chlorine. It’s not just for hypothyroids.
A review of Young Living’s Lavender Foaming Hand Soap and why using it is a “you-win-I-win” situation for this busy Mom and her little kids.
High on humor, in this post Katie bubbles over with praise for the Dr. Bronners product she simply can’t live without.
As a public service message, Katie discloses the essential oil that helps her to deal compassionately with children who have not yet learned to control their own behavior and adults who try to control hers.
Non-traditional examples of what you can do to help feed the missionaries, with recipes and the story behind the breakfast idea.
How to break the evil spell of skin tags with essential oils.
The short-and-stout little teapot finally steams up and boils over about the multigenerational nutritional deprivation of the poor at our well-meaning but ignorant hands.
TEXT of a paper I originally submitted 23 Nov 2013 for MDWF 100 at Midwives College of Utah
TEXT of a paper I originally submitted 10 Oct 2013 for HIST 184 at Midwives College of Utah
A review of two of Dr. Christopher’s herbal calcium formulas.
Possible alternative to pharmaceuticals, courtesy of DoTerra.
A post in defense of the honeybee, addressed to their keepers.
If you’re going to complain about a problem, better have some solutions in mind, too. Katie tells how truly toppling negative dietary habits requires a few turn keys. Includes a review of the recipe collection written by Traci Sellers.
The fine line of agency we walk: between judgement and charity, between righteousness and evil.
A brief I compiled about the history, traditional uses, and virtues of frankincense which I compiled as part of a gift for some friends. Written during the 2012 Christmas season.
How going portable with essential oils makes it possible to be a helpful man instead of a caveman. Even a hermit can do it.
TRANSCRIPTION for autoharp of Short and Wilberg’s arrangement of the Appalachian folk song, The Dying Soldier. VIDEO presentation of the same. I created both as a personal testimony of the American prophet, Joseph Smith Jr.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who publish Thieves.
Mulling over the symbolism and consequences of how we knowingly and unknowingly celebrate the holidays. (Topic continued here)
Why essential oils and water really mix with kids.
If John Taylor’s voice sounded like Edna Mode’s, we’d have quite the unforgettable reminder…
Five times the prophet John Taylor taught an unchanging principle about adultery within and without the New and Everlasting Covenant. Why was I never taught this and why isn’t it taught now?
It might not just be the halide family of heavy metals that lies beneath hypothyroidism. Overlooked is the role iron intake and metabolization has to play.
How cayenne pepper and lavender oil helped out in the kitchen when the Swedish Chef mistook Katie’s finger for a carrot.
Oilstories’ most recent blog post.
A sincere description of the Power behind and beyond the power of essential oils in emotional recovery and spiritual development.
Text of a paper I originally submitted 04 Dec 2013 for SOSC 150 at Midwives College of Utah
I got the kids and myself into a pickle with an essential oil, and it wasn’t even Dill.
HOW TO REALLY HELP THE POOR AT CHRISTMAS
How important sensitive giving and grateful receiving are to preserving and enlarging the true spirit and hope of Christmas.
Because of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, which includes the Book of Mormon, the true Priesthood power of God, and living prophets again on the earth, I know who I REALLY was, I know who I REALLY am, and I know who I REALLY can become, if I will live for it.
A second blog post on the same topic: I AM a Child of God, because YES, it’s really THAT important! I originally presented this material as a Relief Society lesson on May 23, 2016
Our experience comparing lavender essential oils produced by different companies..
Syncopatic Gulliveric anti-mainstream medicine musings from my upside-down snowglobe. Plus, the parable of the soundboard: Hippocrates vs. Democrates. But wait… I’m not upside-down. YOU are.
Rejoice! The hounds of hell are awake and frothing at the mouth!
(Modified Lyrics) In That Lovely Temple, an LDS arrangement of In That Old Churchyard
What Independent American citizens can do to safeguard their medical independence in the face of state-run healthcare.
Straight from the trenches of Howling Baby Hollow, Katie relates what helped both sides finally find peace.
If you lock Katie “The Nose” Moore in a room with artificial air-fresheners, you’d better pad the walls and make sure it’s sound-proof.
For non-native English speakers, it is difficult to discern what books to buy or to read to your children in the English language. I’m here to help with a list of truly wonderful literature.
That dark night of Gethsemane was not the last worthless evening for our Savior; it was the very reason he came to this earth: What repentance, love and forgiveness are… and what they are NOT.
While listening to the song, “The Key”, the lyrics jumped out at me in a way I had not seen before. It was like listening to a play, and the play had very familiar characters.
What kingdom are YOU calling for?
An important post for everyone who brushes their teeth or drinks municipal water… especially those with thyroid conditions.
Fearing I would somehow lose my index-card collection of family recipes, and too often finding myself in the middle of grocery shopping without my ingredients list, I decided get smart and put them on the web.
Little pink eye, no one loves you! Oil make you go away!
“There is no doubt that the life one leads and the thoughts one thinks are registered plainly on the face.” From an address by Spencer W. Kimball, with additional quotes and connected illustrations compiled by me.
2014: The year all of my pretty illusions about the alternative childbirth movement were utterly shattered. (Part II of II. See related post, Weirdo Coming Out Of The Closet Even More).
The long-standing conflict between how Libertines and Keepers of Liberty understand Love and Law. The symbolism of Lady Justice described correctly. With a few illustrative stories, including the Star-Thrower.
Recovering from domestic abuse and the associated burn-out of the endocrine system can be difficult, but there’s help to be found for those who seek it.
Long lost loves meet again: Four Thieves, meet Garlic and Vinegar. Young Living, meet The School of Natural Healing. Just call me Detective Yente.
Our intrepid blogger’s public journal of the effects, if any, of her experimental use of ASEA.
Gumshoe Katie is on a secret-squirrel mission in 2013, and you get to be a part of it!
Why I’d rather live next to a pig farm than a chem lawn any day.
My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 1: Introduction, Symbolism, The Koru Spiral, The Double Koru Spiral, Moana.
My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 2: The Village of Motonui, The Ocean and Grandma Tala
My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 3: The Veiled Cave; The Voyagers – WayFinders – Ancestors; The Necklace; Heihei the Rooster
My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 4: Maui, The Fish Hook, Maui’s Animal Forms
My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 5: The Kakamora, Tamatoa the Crab
My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 6: The Heart of Te Fiti; Te Ka ~ Te Fiti
Planet of the Apes? Maybe… if common, everyday good citizens – the silent majority- continue to keep themselves powerless by not using the power they already have
A brief I compiled about the history, traditional uses, and virtues of myrrh which I compiled as part of a gift for some friends. Written during the 2012 Christmas season.
When an emergency necessitated a hospital delivery, Pitocin stepped in but not over our boundaries. How essential oils and Ningxia Red made all the difference.
Pregnancy journal of what eventually turned out to be another 1st trimester miscarriage, written from late November 2014 to March 2015
Herbal help for headache and nausea of unknown cause and origin, thanks to the School of Natural Healing and Doctor Me.
An admitted pickle plagiarist shares the brine-cured dill pickle recipe she created from combining what she thought were the most authentic pickle recipes available on the internet
Most people don’t realize that the skin they’re in is an organ. Katie blogs on the importance of choosing carefully that which we smear and snort.
ONE LDS MOTHER’S VIEWPOINT IN REGARD TO ROUTINE INFANT CIRCUMCISION
My decidedly anti-circumcision viewpoint, based on careful study of LDS teachings, prayer, personal revelation, and experience raising intact sons of my own.
Appliance-centered musings on the sacrifice required to obtain and keep the blessing of good health.
Turning back to the subject of pinkeye, and the presumed infallibility of the Germ Theory.
What it’s like to be a hypothyroid Mommy in the wee-wee hours of the morning.
From the premortal realm until now, this beautiful sermon explains what the righteous and fully authorized exercise of the Priesthood birthright looks like, and why.
(Modified Lyrics) So just keep your hand in the hand of The Man From Galilee.
Defending the symbol of the rainbow and it’s connection to Christianity and traditional marriage (Part 1 of 2).
Defending the symbol of the rainbow and it’s connection to Christianity and traditional marriage (Part 2 of 2).
A heartfelt post offering help and hope to anyone suffering with an addiction.
Katie tells why the only bogey-man lurking around Red Raspberry Leaf tea is the one wearing a stethoscope and white coat.
Q: What’s tons better than sleeping pills, chronic narcolepsy, dope or carbon monoxide? A: Read the post! (It’s still legal… so buy yours while there’s still time!)
Text of a paper I originally submitted 19 Nov 2013 for SOSC 150 at Midwives College of Utah.
My review of what I’ve found works best for bathing infants, from on their skin to what they’re in! Young-Living scrubba-dub in your Tummy Tub!
Text of a major paper I submitted 09 Dec 2013 for my MDWF 100 course at Midwives College of Utah
“She wipeth her mouth and saith I have done no wickedness.” A Pro-Life opinion-piece sure to offend somebody.
A serious review of the online Family Herbalist course Katie is taking with the School of Natural Healing.
How I believe Heaven itself hallowed the mission and message of Elder Boyd K Packer in the last week of his passing into Light.
At what point is it unethical to use religion to advance a company and then deny the tenants of that faith to sell a product? One Young Living distributor’s account of how Slique brought her to a crisis of faith with the CEO and the company.
Teasing praise for a husband’s love of socks and a positive review of SOS From Texas, all wrapped up in a Star Wars package.
Blog Review of the Revised Edition of Stop The Thyroid Madness
How and why I, as an LDS woman, render intelligent obedience to my church leaders, and find peace and happiness in my choice.
Katie muses over her experiences with SURVIVOR, Toy Story style. What makes a toy worth buying and keeping, along with tips and recommendations gained in the trenches of experience. Hyperlinks included.
In dietary matters and in life, there is no dilemma between being able to enjoy the sweetness of life and doing what you know is best.
When our taste buds and our minds are at war, there’s always a consequence to the choice. This post is all about what essential oils can do when we’ve listened to our brainless taste buds.
Pondering the reasons why consumers are deceived or allowed themselves to be deceived when it comes to artificial sweeteners and other synthetic “foods”.
(Original lyrics). Forgiveness and Repentance form one eternal round: What mercy I show others from God can than be found.
(Original lyrics). Jesus is the Balm of Gilead that makes the wounded whole. Jesus is the Balm of Gilead that heals the sin-sick soul.
I’m burning to tell you why Lavender is the one essential oil you should always have on hand.
Katie’s soliloquy of her struggle to be true to her better self and choose cloth diapering. Includes a positive review of mamasloveathome.com Susan Lovig’s very helpful home business.
Adventures in scripture study reaffirm that regardless of our own eyes, God’s ever know the truth about the awesome women in His kingdom.
Trying a new path toward controlling my Hashimoto’s by working with a practitioner of functional medicine.
This guinea pig learns how to juggle spiritual and physical needs with the realities of time, truth and the pocketbook.
October 2015 update on my journey with using holistic (functional) medicine to address my Hashimoto’s auto-immune disease
December 2015 update on my journey with using holistic (functional) medicine to address my Hashimoto’s auto-immune disease
THIS is the bandwagon I’m climbing on today, and every day ever afterward: Actually living the Word of Wisdom through following a Whole Foods Plant Based (WFPB) “Eat the Rainbow” Vegan diet.
A poem I wrote for my infant son about the faith in Christ and courage I hope he always has in these last days.
Shave, shower, bathe, wash and moisturize without having to compromise.
The story of how I discovered that the scope and power of essential oils was much greater than I’d originally assumed.
Text of a paper I originally submitted 9 Nov 2013 for HIST 184 at Midwives College of Utah.
A post in observance of his year’s Blogger Day theme, Clean Water outlines Katie’s experiences with various water-purifying ideologies and filtration systems.
Non-toxic relief from teething and mouth pain is possible with an essential oil used by dentists for many years.
New information about the continuation and growth of allopathic corruption discovered during my most recent pregnancy (2016)
WEIRDO COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET EVEN MORE: HOMEOPATHY & CHIROPRACTIC vs LYME & HYPOTHYROID = PREGNANCY
Letting some of the skeletons come out of my closet and dance offensively before your very eyes. If you can get over your shock, a miracle is described, nonetheless. (Part I of II. See related post, Lost Unto This World)
I am sharing my story just to make it crystal clear to anyone who might wonder – when they survey the ashes that such fires left behind in my soul – what was still wick.
My sorrowful opinion piece on the effects of the growing worldwide maternal abdication of their God-given right and role.
Why the mockers in the Great and Spacious Building REALLY never leave their windows
A resource list of lives worth learning from, and emulating in my own life.
As my disclaimer at the bottom of every page attests, any copy or distribution of my work FOR PROFIT, without my permission, is a violation of U.S. federal and international intellectual property rights.
ENTIRE POSTS BY OTHER AUTHORS
Combination of articles found on the internet about the true inner nature of the animal Benjamin Franklin correctly condemned
Poem by Joaquin Miller. A favorite of mine.
Poem by Will Allen Dromgoole. Why I try to shine lights and build bridges.
pdf of Emergency Childbirth – A Manual by Gregory J White along with pdf of Born Free: Unassisted Childbirth in North America by Rixa Freeze.
Article by Hugh Nibley about the power struggle begun and fomented by Lucifer, the father of lies.
THE HYPOTHYROID FILES
Interesting nutritional and supplemental information on hypothyroidism swiped from another website.
Quotes ripped, stolen and republished onto my page because I could not say or compile them any better. From LDS Homeschooling in California website.
A WWII-era story about the kind of trust required to act in faith.
Article by Sydney Smith Reynolds on the significance and meaning of the title and office known as Mother in Israel.
David O. McKay’s teachings on the power of personal influence
LDS men who binge on porn lose the right of the priesthood. That means that when they attempt to exercise the Holy Priesthood of God, they do so without authority and are engaged in priestcraft!
Excellent online post from The Millennial Star. Written by ldsphilosopher on Dec 26 2011
Excellent online post from The Millenial Star. Written by ldsphilosopher on Jan 24 2012
The classic poem by Mary Howitt. Wish someone had read it to me when I was young.
A poem by Carol Lynn Pearson that sums up my feelings about the unwitting unrighteous dominion even good men sometimes exercise upon those they say they love most in favor of what/who they love more.
“What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.” Why it is no sin to excel by obedience.
A poem by Mary T. Lathrap for all the Fanny Prices of the world.