In December 2014, Fresh Canvas was graciously given a grant from INNER ELEMENT MASSAGE, Stevens Point, Wisconsin www.innerelementmassage.com. Allen Musch, LMT believes in the mission of Fresh Canvas and essential oils in conjunction with strengthening mental health.


      Fresh Canvas LLC has been using dōTERRA (CPTG) Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils which represent the safest and most beneficial oils available in the world today. For an oil to be CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade the oil must be:


  • Pure and natural, with aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants
  • Free from fillers or artificial ingredients; no dilution of active qualities
  • Free of contaminants, pesticides, or chemical residues
  • Rigorously tested for standards of chemical composition
  • Cross tested using mass spectrometry and gas chromatography to ensure exact purity and  composition potency
  • Sourced by a global network of leading essential oil chemists and growers to ensure correct species, growth in ideal environments, and that raw plant materials were carefully harvested at the right time

An Introduction to Essential Oil Therapy

Using doTerra Essential Oil for Anxiety, Depression and to Relieve Stress


     It may come as a surprise that one in four people will suffer from some form of diagnosable mental health disorder in any given year. More than likely you already know someone who has experienced an intimate relationship along the very broad and complex mental health spectrum.  


    The spectrum can range from mood disorder, anxiety and depression to more serious forms of mental disorder such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  (OCD), Bi-polar and Schizophrenia.  Like mental health, stress is also a common component of modern society. Though less severe and not catergorized as a mental health disorder, stress affects our daily lives.


     But do not underestimate the silent killer that is responsible for 60% of all human illness and disease. Stress increases your risk of stroke by 50% and is a major contributor to mental health problems. Mental health is the scary reality of today’s society and a topic that is gathering more and more media awareness and attention. Stress is  inevitable.


     Introducing essential oils and how they may be used as a natural alternative for anxiety, depression and to relieve every day stress. Having a basic understanding of the origins and usage of essential oils and the importance of choosing a high grade therapeutic oil can change your life.

Introduction to Essential Oils


     Essential oil has been used throughout history by ancient cultures. Traditional Chinese medicine, Indian Ayurvedic and ancient Egyptian culture recorded the use of essential oils that were later used by the Greeks and Romans.


     They were primarily used for medicinal and therapeutic purpose due to the natural organic compounds extracted from leaves, stem, flower and the root of the plant. They were also known for their powerful fragrance and distinctive aromatic qualities.


     Physiologically essential oils form part of the naturally occurring defence mechanism of the plant protecting it against pathogenic micro-organisms such as bacteria or fungi. And whenever a hungry herbivore came sniffing by, the plant’s essential oil also proved to be a great deterrent.


     It is this defence mechanism that provides a similar healing and protective quality against disease causing microbes in humans. And due to the high concentration of the essential oil extracted from the plant, it has the ability to deliver the same powerful healing properties.


     Essential oil in plants are non water-based phytochemicals made up of several volatile organic molecules. This means they can be easily absorbed in to the skin due to the structure of these molecules and as such, a main accessory for any reputable massage therapist.


     Essential oils also exhibit potent anti-oxidant activity. Their use is wide-spread amongst holistic practitioners and those who prefer a more natural remedy for a range of health concerns and greater sense of well-being.













Benefits of Essential Oils


Reduces stress, anxiety and depression. (Lavender, Orange and Bergamot).


Has therapeutic qualities that bring about peace & calm your emotions. (Ylang ylang, Blue Tansy).


Antibacterial & can protect against bacteria, virus, fungi & parasites. (Tea Tree, Peppermint).


Anti-inflammatory (reduces inflammation, pain, and swelling) (Thyme, Rose, and Eucalyptus) Antispasmotic (suppresses muscle spasms) (Nutmeg and Sandalwood) and Antipyretic (reduces fever). (Lemongrass and Lime).


Can be used as an insecticide both for warding off insects around the home. (Oregano and Mountain Savory).


Antimicrobal properties can provide a safe alternative to household cleaners. (Lemon, Peppermint and Tea Tree).


Can balance your energy to bring about emotional healing. (Cedarwood and Cyprus).


Improves mental clarity. (Basil & Rosemary).


Helps against insomnia. (Lavender, Chamomile and Morjoram).


Helps rejuvenate your hair and skin improving eczema, acne, dry skin and stretch marks. (Bergamot and Rose).


Can bring relief to digestive conditions. (Citrus and Peppermint).


Excellent for weight loss. (Lemon and Peppermint).


Can improve your overall health and wellbeing. (Frankincense and Myrhh).


Disclaimer -  We are not medical professionals. The information provided on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any diseases.