Monthly Archives: September 2014

Hemp Oil

I got a text from a friend: “Look up “Rick Simpson oil” or ” Rick Simpson hemp oil” on YouTube. Supposed to be easy to make and a drop a day supposedly cures cancer and other conditions”… So I did, and here are my findings:

Rick Simpson’s Hemp Oil Medicine: Natural Cure For Cancer Using Concentrated Cannabis Oil

Rick Simpson FaceBook

Rick Simpson’s Story: The man who rediscovered the cure for cancer  – See more at:

Rick Simpson Oil vs CBD Oil Found Online

We have or can get Hemp Oil too:

Product No. Product Class Price /lbs
FIXED OIL  40.23 /lbs
FIXED OIL  52.53 / lbs
FIXED OIL  36.36 /lbs


Police seize 190 pounds of illegally harvested ginseng

I know this is like last weeks news, but here it is:

Sep 18, 2014 10:38 a.m.
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BECKLEY – West Virginia natural resources police say they have made 11 arrests and seized 190 pounds of dry ginseng that was illegally harvested.

The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources estimates the market value of the native herb at $180,000.

The department said Wednesday the arrests followed a year-long investigation in southern West Virginia. Besides the ginseng, they said they also seized stolen guns, illegal drugs and $30,000 in cash.

West Virginia has a ginseng digging season. It begins Sept. 1 and runs through Nov. 30.

The department says the seized ginseng was harvested before the digging season began.

Ginseng long has been coveted in many Asian cultures because the plant’s gnarly, multipronged root is believed to have medicinal properties.

Natural resources officials say demand has spurred illegal harvesting.


Grow it and harvest it legally and your OK. If you grow it, beware these kinds of people. It is almost as valuable as Marijuana, so be careful how and where you grow it… and who you tell your growing it :( You will find out quick who you cannot trust in that business.

It takes 5-10 years before you can harvest anything of real value, so make sure you can sit on it and protect it before you invest in it.


Oils of the Week – 9.26.2014


Product No. Product Class Price /oz
ESSENTIAL OIL  34.14 /oz
ESSENTIAL OIL  32.76 /oz
ESSENTIAL OIL  33.24 /oz
ESSENTIAL OIL  29.10 /oz
ESSENTIAL OIL  34.14 /oz
ESSENTIAL OIL  31.80 /oz
ESSENTIAL OIL  29.19 /oz
ESSENTIAL OIL  27.36 /oz
ESSENTIAL OIL  24.36 /oz




I learned something today. We met a couple from India and they told us that he was on pharmaceuticals for indigestion and a family member told them that each morning to take a large pinch of dried white rice and wash it down with two cups of worm water; don’t chew the rice, swallow it whole. It wont work over night, but in about 30days, he saw good results!

You must do this routine each morning before anything else; before breakfast, before smokes, before drinks, before brushing your teeth, before anything else. Do this for as long as needed. Then after your indigestion goes away, each morning; just do the two cups of worm water each morning before anything else and it should not come back.

His doctor liked it so much that he adopted it and passed the remedy onto his patients and other doctors.

The Opinionated Mare: Safe Essential Oil Dilutions


Friday, August 2, 2013

Safe Essential Oil Dilutions

I went on vacation for almost 2 weeks, and have been slacking and trying to get caught back up since I got home.

I’m constantly amazed by the amount of people using essential oils neat on their own skin. This is especially common in the world of the multi-level-marketing (MLM) essential oils. Focus is placed on selling volume, and not nearly enough on the safety aspect of EOs. Useage of EOs neat is when their used undiluted on the skin.

Just today I saw a picture of a young boy, who had used a blend made to be used for ADD or ADHD along the spine undiluted in a roller bottle. The young boy had the hyperpigment(darkened skin) along his spine where the blend was used.

An example of photo-sensitization with essential oil:

The bottle was from a very large company, which also has no warning or dilution instructions. Lime is KNOWN to be phototoxic even in minute amounts, but there were no warnings nor mention on the companies website and pages about the oil. Not only is this unsafe its negligent in the simplest form. gives a great rundown on photo-sensitization

An essential oil that exhibits this quality will cause burning or skin pigmentation changes, such as tanning, on exposure to sun or similar light (ultraviolet rays). Reactions can range from a mild color change through to deep weeping burns. Do not use or recommend the use of photosensitizing essential oils prior to going into a sun tanning booth or the sun. Recommend that the client stay out of the sun or sun tanning booth for at least twenty-four hours after treatment if photosensitizing essential oils were applied to the skin. Certain drugs, such as tetracycline, increase the photosensitivity of the skin, thus increasing the harmful effects of photosensitizing essential oils under the necessary conditions. Table 3 lists some common essential oils considered to be photosensitizers.

Photosensitizers (Table 3)

Essential Oil Latin Name
Angelica root Angelica archangelica
Bergamot Citrus bergamia
Cumin Cuminum cyminum
Distilled grapefruit Citrus paradisi
Expressed lemon Citrus limon
Expressed lime Citrus medica
Distilled orange Citrus sinensis
Distilled tangerine Citrus reticulata
Verbena Lippia citriodora

Non-phototoxic citrus oils (Table 4)

Essential Oil Latin Name
Bergamot: Bergapteneless
(FCF: Furanocoumarin Free)
Citrus bergamia
Expressed grapefruit Citrus paradisi
Distilled lemon Citrus limon
Distilled lime Citrus medica
Expressed sweet orange Citrus sinensis
Expressed tangerine Citrus reticulata

Some oils depending on their method of distillation or expression, may fall onto either side of phototoxic, so be sure you know what your using.

All of this talk about the phototoxic oils really got me thinking about the overall safety aspect of dilution.

The normal “standard” dilution rate for an adult is 2 – 2.5%. 2.5% is 15 drops per 30ml(1 ounce) of carrier oil.  2% is 12 drops per 30ml(1 ounce).. For children, pregnant women, the elderly, immune compromised or pets, 1% is sufficent.

To get a better visual of just how powerful EOs are, and how much carrier is needed to safely dilute I created this graphic for another site. and the facebook group Learning about Essential Oils.
The numbers within the oil drops are the total amount of drops of essential oil. The bottles represent the amount of carrier.

Drop/Measurement Conversions
10 drops 1/10 tsp 1/60 oz. 1/8 dram 1/2 ml
12.5 drops 1/8 tsp 1/48 oz. 1/6 dram 5/8 ml
25 drops 1/4 tsp 1/24 oz. 1/3 dram 1 1/4 ml
50 drops 1/2 tsp 1/12 oz. 2/3 dram 2 1/2 ml
100 drops 1 tsp 1/6 oz. 1 1/3 dram about 5 ml
150 drops 1 1/2 tsp 1/4 oz. 2 drams 13.5 ml
300 drops 3 tsp 1/2 oz. 4 drams about 15 ml
600 drops 6 tsp 1 oz. 8 drams about 30 ml
24 tsp 8 Tbs 4 oz. 1/2 cup 1/4 pint
48 tsp 16 Tbs 8 oz. 1 cup 1/2 pint
96 tsp 32 Tbs 16 oz. 2 cups 1 pint

I dilute the commercial blends I use to 2% if they’re undiluted, unless its a pretty severe acute issue needing an focused treatment then it may be up to 10%.

So now that your mind is all jumbled up with numbers, I’ll make it easy.. Lets go back to that 10-15ml roller ball bottle used neat, how much blended diluted oil does that make? A LOT!

Young Living Essential Oils: MLM

Even though I already have importers I use and could potentially start my own MLM and already have distributors under me who buy from me in bulk and sale retail; this is something worth looking into. My girlfriend found it on Greg’s List and FB it to me, so I will look into it, do some research and get back to you with my findings. I did go to the website and scope out the prices. It looks like the oils are reasonably priced, sorta. For 5ml of essential oils from them, is the same as our retail price for 7ml. The herbs seem like they are way over priced, but pending on the “Quota”, I might say one should join for the Essential Oil aspect of the business. I will call Tuesday after Labor Day weekend find out more about the business side of the business. MLM companies can be good, but is a major buyer beware!

Dang Darn Diddly, I had typed up more and lost it all :( I will post more later, internet is unreliable right now. But over all, I would say to tread carefully…



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Thanks & God Bless,
The Team at Selah Natural