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Kristina Daniels

 Certified Aromatherapist • Licensed Esthetician • M.Ed.Counseling • 

Resources 

This is an attempt to provide additional information to those searching.
This is a place to start with a collection of academic articles on healing plants, the chemistry and impact from essential oils to endangered plant species used commonly in practices of skincare and aromatherapy. 

I am involved in an Animist ministry program and seeking deeper connection to the creation (Creator) of life. As I come across articles, videos and philosophies I have included links. 


This page includes information about the "Isms" tied to the ways in which oppression, the colonizing mind and privilege operates in the structure of American and International systems.
 
Because of the long standing violence that comes from human hands, please educate yourself and share resources. We can not choose the time we live in, but we can choose inclusion and not violence. 

Ecology

/ēˈkäləjē/  noun
The branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.

 

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If You Drink Water You Should Watch This! Amazing Secret of Water - Influenced With Sounds & Intent; The 5th Kind; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTIDNa2WVkA


Viktor Schauberger - Comprehend and Copy Nature (Documentary of 2008); 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXPrLGUGZsw&t=108s

It's true: The sound of nature helps us relax -- ScienceDaily;
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170330132354.htm

Prices Soar as Corporate Profiteers & Speculators Drive Inflation; It Hurts the Developing World; Democracy Now;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnHyzqrthkQ

Treeline: The secret life of trees; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCEaYInJbos


A call for governments to save soil; https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00158-8


25+ Remarkable Ways to Conserve and Protect Soil Fertility; https://www.conserve-energy-future.com/remarkable-ways-to-conserve-and-protect-soil.php

The Uncomfortable Truth About Deep Sea Mining; https://youtu.be/X8jVHMzlQ2s

Mining for rare earth minerals; 
https://www.greenbiz.com/article/rare-earth-minerals-power-world-mining-leaves-local-and-global-footprints-land

Anti Oppression Resources

The rise of white supremacy and its new face; MY 2019; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnI9c4_xu8w

"Coded Bias"; a documentary on Netflix, 2022. 

Moonchild: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert; Dec 20, 2019; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_ymY0xG0LI

Roe v. Wade Cold Open - SNL; 5/7/2022; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLMp-1NdzR8​

"Mrs America"; on Hulu; a docudrama about the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment).

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, If You're Nasty: Week In Review | The Amber Ruffin Show;

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_k2jbHJGp8

“The Talk” That Every Black Family Has About Police | The Daily Show; 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrDh_0dPAe0

Disability: Ask us anything; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR5AGD5-J00

Angie and Haley Present: Gaelynn Lea; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzZr1vbS4rs

"What Was Ours"; Amazon Prime documentary; Director Mat Hames; 2017

Ilhan Omar on Ending War, Global Refugees, Russia Sanctions & Why More Saudi Oil Is Not the Answer; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJmZIGeGVzw 

If Prosecutors Represent America, Why Are 95% of Them White? | The Amber Ruffin Show;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKns6mBiVig 

Hair salon for autistic children opens in Sheffield; BBC website; https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-south-yorkshire-60512007

How Billionaires Got $637 Billion Richer During The Pandemic;   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoR5sniTnv4​ 

ABC James Baldwin interview; originally aired in 1979; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jXwWCyMJyc​ 

"The Cotton Pickin Truth Still On The Plantation" 2020; Amazon Prime

 

China's forced-labor cotton market dredges up grim memories of American slavery; By Hayes Brown, Opinion Columnist; Dec. 17, 2020; https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/china-s-forced-labor-cotton-market-dredges-grim-memories-american-n1251563

Life inside the taliban; Vice News; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIFi_Rgm-T8

 

"Intersexion"; a documentary on Amazon Prime

Why Can’t Hawaiians Afford To Live In Hawaii?; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZvKsfcmO0M

Purposeful Steps Away From Ableism | Alyson Seale | TEDxChilliwack; 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhFVnlLnKjM

Your Privilege Is Showing | Lillian Medville | TEDxBeaconStreet; 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4b_ojKx6UI

How does cost of living impact folks with disabilities; 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGBxARKlZEw

"How Not to Be an Invasive Species"; by ALEJANDRO FRID, 2019 published by Yes!   www.yesmagazine.org/environment/2019/09/20/plants-native-invasive-species

"Gather" on Netflix; explores Indigenous American movements that aim to rediscover identity and reclaim sovereignty through ancestral foods.

www.nativefoodsystems.org

Why aren't there more Native American restaurants? | Sean Shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrui-OctNEkherman

2021, Vice, The Unstudied link between the Co-vid Vaccine and Periods;    https://youtu.be/IGqDGeDssmY

1989 - American Indian Activist Russell Means testifies at Senate Hearing; Youtube; https://youtu.be/xVANRroxuOo

"Exterminate all the Brutes"; Written and Directed by Raoul Peck. On HBOmax

Documentary on Amazon Prime called, "Contact"; directors Martin Butler & Bentley Dean 2009. Witness how colonialism operates through video footage from the 1960's in Australia.

Inequalities in Health Care regarding Covid 19; Interview with a Canadian Dr.; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jo7g83bIqAY

The Next Question hosts' interview guest, Brene Brown; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiHRvVuzRT0

How much do people know about LGBT History? Find out by watching this cool video shot across the pond. This one features UK history, what do you know about US history... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HasDzYc2P8

Martin Luther King Jr. Saw Three Evils in the World, Racism was only the first. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/02/martin-luther-king-hungry-club-forum/552533

What Really Happened at Standing Rock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1yD2J8vHAk

 

LGBTQ+ Community Debates 2020;Vice; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utW1ItcMeJw & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=safLwed9SSo

A conversation about Race and Privilege with Angela Davis and Jane Elliott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0jf8D5WHhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0jf8D5WHoo&t=1175soo&t=1170s

Megan Ming Francis, Ted Talks Getting to the root of racial injustice

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aCn72iXO9s

 

White people for black lives; https://www.awarela.org/white-people-4-black-lives

"Notes from the Field", HBO live one woman show about the school to prison system, Actress Anna Deavere Smith 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3uVnftc_Vo&t=449s

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?

https://adata.org/learn-about-ada

Anti Violence, Anti-oppression resource page

https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/anti-oppressive-practices/

Study Guide; The rights of Indigenous People

http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/edumat/studyguides/indigenous.html

The NDN; Mission and Campaigns

https://ndncollective.org/values-and-principles/

Change keeps Happening;  1/6/21; Rev. Warnock wins GA Senate Seat;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVTTmM5jdrE

Natives react #29, An empowered way to change the story; CNN calls Native Americans, "Something else" ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWAg8PV2Inc

Sexuality and Disability: Forging Identity in a World that Leaves You Out | Gaelynn Lea | TEDxYale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akGYugciSVw

The NY Times presents the 1619 Project

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrfV7w3EyGI&t=355s

 

Why protests are happening around the world for George Floyd

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izO-Y_7Y0Uo&t=8s

 

We Cannot stay silent, Hasan Minhaj

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_FE78X-qdY&t=17s

 

Ava DuVernay, press conference about the 13th amendment (13th amendment doc is free on Youtube)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUgQdpSDSN8&t=192s

 

Lyla June, Healing Women and Nature, through a Navajo Lens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZQiihDC__E&t=4s

 

Hidden perils of white supremacy in the trump era

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ck3G8HpyPI

How Structural Racism Works, Tricia Rose

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT1vsOJctMk

White Fragility, Dr. Robin DiAngelo

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45ey4jgoxeU&t=2s

Rep. Al Green

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emDhfmB6GhI&t=4s

Trevor Noah, the Daily Social distancing show, Brianna Taylor; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWBppiSkr1M

Why are black and white funeral homes still separate? Ask a Mortician

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4-0iAzFIcI

The Bail Project

https://bailproject.org/

Racial Capitalism

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theolympian.com/opinion/op-ed/article234689597.html

 

Ruth Wilson Gilmore 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2CS627aKrJI

Aging Woman Syndrome; Stefana Serafina

http://www.rebellesociety.com/2017/01/17/stefanaserafina-aging/

We should all be feminists, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc&t=57s

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot

Energetics and Spirit Resources

This is a collection of alternative views. I do not endorse any person listed nor do I claim any one thing as truth. The truth is something you decide for your Self.  I list information to offer varied perspectives

The Mystical Experience - In Sufism, Judaism and Christianity; Feb 2019; 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G3Oau9Q4uQ

Freedom is Clarity - Shunyamurti Classic Teaching; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTU-YsZk7RI

First scan of a dying human brain shows life flashes before eyes;
https://youtu.be/pWoG_Bul1cE

The World is Unreal—as is Death - Questions and Answers with Shunyamurti;  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLFgbKs8uoI

On The Road With Thomas Merton; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL6eNmGxnbQ


Sister Joan Chittister: Change the World; Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations Podcast; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=md9b9bCDhWI

Be Free of Ego's Chaos: How to Raise Your Vibrational Level ~ Shunyamurti Teaching; 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj57Ohgx4Jw

War and Peace Within | Thich Nhat Hanh (short teaching video); 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk1jpeo3w6U

Releasing OLD LOVES & LOVERS - Alberto Villoldo; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYLUasj4FnY

Paula Hurlock "Humans Are Electromagnetic Beings That Must Spend Time In Nature To Fight Anxiety"; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO_zqB2H73o

Bring the world to a blissful conclusion - Shunyamurti Teaching; 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SGj5y7jQ_w

Mei-lan Maurits | Sound Healing | Heart Chakra | Peaceful Music; 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byjioo9pZtA

Caroline Myss - It is the Age of the Unthinkable; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6UbD9cua14

Caroline Myss - Organic Divinity Welcome Message; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkftkbhXecY

A System Built on Lawlessness and Lies Cannot Last - Shunyamurti Teaching;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_XxO7Kwh-k

Using meditation to overcome fear of death; a podcast by the big D; 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWR8vv9dGOA 

Magic Path of Intuition by Florence Scovel Shinn, Narrated by Mary Muse;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzGyJoTLo1E

Compassion cannot come from misery; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RT8QDrk3oBA 


You're here to help the Earth heal; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkvX2Vfyp74

Your Uniqueness is Your Power, with Helle Weston | Deja Blu Podcast EP.50; https://youtu.be/Tzv-nETJKU4

LUKIS MAC |
SPIRITUAL HUSTLER PRACTICAL | SPIRITUALITY...https://youtu.be/y1Wu6Cm9lXI

Heal yourself with breath; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4On8FOt57cs&t=18s

Reality is Not What it Seems - Shunyamurti Teaching; https://youtu.be/tGcJC2xOiog

Win the Battle for Salvation - Shunyamurti Teaching; https://youtu.be/F7y_nlD_Xwg

The Human Spirit is Rising—Now Our Divine Spirit Must Be Activated;  https://youtu.be/KbR7jx_yM3g

Dua Lipa Asks Stephen How His Faith And His Comedy Overlap;  https://youtu.be/pUaWDqDOWPk 

How Sacred Geometry is embedded in Your DNA - Secrets of Geometric Art; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mynr7uik5-0

Giving back to mother earth- Alberto Villoldo; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1RkAC81lxE

Honoring ANCESTORS - Alberto Villoldo; https://youtu.be/HGHrVhIxvws 

Finding INNER PEACE w/ Matias De Stefano | Live Awakened with Jose Reynoso; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXAQhnAJYOM

Sadhguru & Lewis Howes talk about karma abundance and perspectives on healthful living; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK67fAV3zLs


Radiate grace in 2022, Caroline Myss; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7E4NSP3mJA

How To Open Your 7 Chakras As Explained by CarolineMyss;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VjVHIE7ia4 

Humility,Karl Sagan; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8GA2w-qrcg

What really matters at the end of life | BJ Miller; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apbSsILLh28

Skincare Resources

Want to support small business owners, committed to natural skincare, with backgrounds including aesthetics, product formulation and aromatherapy, who are committed to animal safety and plant sustainability? Some of these lines are handcrafted, producing small batches for sustainability and using recyclable packaging. Other lines promote inclusion for groups under represented and often overlooked in the beauty industry. Check out some of these resources. 

Veronica Lorenze, former Professional make up artist, and creator of the The Vamp Stamp, and eye liner that can be applied by self (using a stamp method for application) or applied by another to produce cat like, lined lids.

https://www.beautyindependent.com/beauty-industry-overlooking-people-with-disabilities/

Kohl’s Kreatives, Trishna Daswaney designs makeup brushes for everyone, and if you have a motor disability, there are tutorials and support available. 

https://www.kohlkreatives.com/shop/the-flex-collection

Ayele's approach to beauty is not a one size fits all approach, and I agree with this. Its why ingredient knowledge is so important (based on ingredients, the cleansers look amazing).  https://ayele.co/collections/cleansers

Klur, is a skincare formulator and a former esthetician. Her vision is to create a brand that reflects the values of clean, ethical and inclusive beauty. Her products represent a minimalist routine with incredible ingredients, both luxurious and sustainable.  https://klur.co/pages/about

Angie Watts began her journey into skin care by creating an eczema formula for her daughter. Her Deep Cleansing oil is worth checking out if you are into the oil cleansing scene. (I love her cleansing oil!)  https://www.angiewatts.com/

The owner and formulator for Herb' N Eden is inspired by nature and farmers markets. The detox deodorant kit is something that can boost your health and her soaps are all natural and plant based. https://www.herbneden.com/

Indigenous-owned brands a part of beauty’s inclusivity conversation

https://www.glossy.co/beauty/indigenous-owned-brands-become-a-part-of-beautys-inclusivity-conversation/

Pradosbeauty.com;  Proudly Indigenous. Unapologetically Beautiful. If you love make-up, check out the brush collections! 

https://www.laurelskin.com/; Laurel organics begins with plant medicine for the skin. This skincare line focuses not only on healing the skin slowly and naturally, but focuses on the importance of working with the land. 

https://www.vogue.co.uk/beauty/article/the-rise-of-disability-friendly-beauty-brands

DVINITI skincare looks beautiful! She is using flowers in her oils, and self care is a key principal of her business. https://dviniti.com/

Sia Botanics is a skincare line local to Tucson, Arizona. Using fruits from the desert, they use a wholistic approach, with no plant wasted. This Vegan line uses a new container called an eco tube and its made from sustainable sugarcane. 

https://www.siabotanics.com/pages/about-us 

Botnia lots of wonderful things happening on this farm to bottle company. 

https://www.botniaskincare.com/product-type/face-wash/

Oil cleanse techniques; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMdF5Of0SJM

Integumentary Information

Stratum Corneum layer

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ics.12042/pdf

Natural ingredients

http://naturalingredient.org/?page_id=506#faq

Natural oils and skincare

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5796020/

Resource list of Herbal Farmers (see Rosalee De la Foret)

https://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/Herb-Farms-Wildcrafters.html?utm_sq=fdw1taimmz

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Child labor and the Truth about Shimmering Cosmetics; Refinery 29

https://youtu.be/Vu1sPAqP0uM

https://youtu.be/IeR-h9C2fgc

Truth about where Hair Extensions come from; Refinery 29

https://youtu.be/VlZ1SWLBfPE

Sacred Trees, endangered resources used as ingredients in natural products

Baobob Trees National Geographic; 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaO6a6RpjpQ&t=2879s

Baobobs in Danger; https://www.worldbook.com/wbblog/Baobabs-in-Danger

Climate change and Baobos; https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jun/13/climate-change-baobab-africa-tree-of-life

United Plant Savers, Sandalwood; https://unitedplantsavers.org/sandalwood/

Sandalwood; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmWRuzoFQRg&t=221s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWksU7wkvME

Frankincense; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGS_tefY2-o; 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQE1wJz2_0E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79hkvGtsilE

Pregnancy and Natural Skincare

Hyalauronic acid and pregnancy/breastfeedinghttps://www.skincarebyalana.com/blog/guide-to-skincare-while-breastfeeding/

Living libations blog on pregnancy and breastfeeding, safety of products; https://livinglibations.com/pages/on-the-birth-and-being-of-babes

Pregnant and Breast Feeding skin; https://www.theskincareclinic.com.au/pregnant-and-breastfeeding-skin/

Sunflower oil better for neonatal

skinhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22995032/

Aromatherapy - Cognitive Sensory Resources

 

Clanton Melissa A.; Menopause: understanding and managing the transition using essential oils vs. traditional allopathic medicine;   A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Diploma of Aromatherapy 401 Australasian College of Health Sciences; https://files.achs.edu/mediabank/files/melissa_clanton.pdf

International Federation of Aromatherapists; Aromatherapy and menopause; 

https://ifaroma.org/application/files/2115/2111/3746/Aromatherapy_and_Menopause.pdf

Myung-Haeng Hur,1 Yun Seok Yang,2 and Myeong Soo Lee; Aromatherapy Massage Affects Menopausal Symptoms in Korean Climacteric Women: A Pilot-Controlled Clinical Trial; 2007; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2529395/

Treatment of long loss of smell and Parosmia after COVID-19, complete guide; 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuH77z3b5ZY

Influence of Fragrances on Human Psychophysiological Activity: With Special Reference to Human Electroencephalographic Response; 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5198031/

Olfactory Cortex Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, 2009;

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/psychology/olfactory-cortex

 

Effects of odor on emotion, with implications by Mikiko Kadohisa; 

MINI REVIEW article; Front. Syst. Neurosci., 10 October 2013

https://doi.org/10.3389/fnsys.2013.00066; https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnsys.2013.00066/full

Olfactory nerve; Physiopedia; https://www.physio-pedia.com/Olfactory_Nerve

Anthony Wright, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, McGovern Medical School; Chapter 6: Limbic System: Amygdala; Revised 10 Oct2020;

https://nba.uth.tmc.edu/neuroscience/m/s4/chapter06.html

Threatened essential oil species

https://www.learnaroma.com/single-post/2019/12/09/Threatened-Essential-Oil-Species

Endangered trees and Essential oils

https://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/articles/entry/the_environmental_impact_of_essential_oils/#:~:text=One%20solution%20to%20large%2C%20corporate,rosaeodora)%2C%20atlas%20cedarwood%20(Cedrus

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https://www.earthtokathy.com/threatened-endangered-essential-oil-species/

Conservation with attention to essential oils

https://www.aromaweb.com/articles/essential-oil-sustainability.asp

Priyanka Singh and Aditi Chaturvedi1; Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cancer Pain Management: A Systematic Review

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4332115/

Cold Flus and Inhalation of essential oils

https://academic.oup.com/jac/article/47/5/565/858508

Essential oil articles for pain and neuropathy

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4398900/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4282389/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5054390/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/244484974

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26996621

https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Peripheral-Neuropathy-Fact-Sheet

Linalool_in_Essential_Plant_Oils_Pharmacological_Effects

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3935278/

R. Gatefosse Documentary 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGiQSTM7zJ8

Resource list of Herbal Farmers (see Rosalee De la Foret)

https://www.herbalremediesadvice.org/Herb-Farms-Wildcrafters.html?utm_sq=fdw1taimmz