The Benefits of Essential Oils

essential oils collageMost people hear the words “Essential Oils” and transfer that to mean Aromatherapy, having a vague notion of what that actually means – pictures come to mind of, say, spa treatments, or scented candles, and a general sense of calm and well-being. And then, believing that they have grasped the general concept of essential oils, they turn their attention to other things. Never even guessing the truth – that there is SO MUCH MORE to these incredible therapeutic tools, and their ability to have a profound impact on our lives!

Essential Oils are, perhaps, the only substance able to target and deal with Chemical, Physical, and Emotional Stress! Such as the way they facilitate the recognition and release of emotions (both positive and negative), supporting individuals through the processing of those emotion(s) and creating an environment where they can be safely addressed.

“EO’s” also remove toxins from the body, assisting in fighting off unfriendly micro-organisms, and stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Able to penetrate cells on a molecular level, therapeutic quality EO’s are effective against bacterial AND viral infections. This is why, in France, Essential Oils are covered by many health insurance plans – of course, the quality of oil is imperative. It’s the difference between a nice-smelling chemical, and a potent medicinal alternative! That’s why it’s so important to know the distribution company, and realize that a “food grade” essential oil is of far lower quality (and effectiveness!) than one that is considered “therapeutic grade”.

For more information on the benefits and potential uses of essential oils, check out:

“Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils”

“The Healing Power of Liquid Copals” by Bevonne Birch Crookston

“Emotional Healing With Essential Oils” by Daniel MacDonald

And, as always, we love for people to write to us, or stop by Trinity Tack & Feed in Lee’s Summit, to try our selection of Essential Oils, ask us questions, and share their stories!  Tell us about your personal journey into the world of EO’s, and how they’ve affected your life today!

From asthma to ulcers, there really is an oil for everything!essential oil collage 2

Just Breathe…

mountain morningTake A Deep Breath…

It’s a crisp, cool morning.  You step outside, maybe with your cup of tea or coffee,  wanting to inhale that pure, sweet air until you can almost taste it.  You take a deep, soul cleansing breath…and you go on a coughing fit that spills your morning elixir of choice down your shirt, and reminds you why you’ve gotten so good at shallow breathing.coughing woman

Sound familiar?  Maybe it’s a cold that’s been stubbornly hanging on, refusing to let go of that last vestige of control.  Maybe you’ve had a bout with bronchitis, or pneumonia, or emphysema.  Or how about that asthma that springs up when you least expect it, or even that nasty flu bug that was going around, and seems to just…. linger?

Eucalyptus Oil is one of the best defenses nature has provided us with in treating and preventing respiratory health problems.

doterra eucalyptus 3Eucalyptus oil is often used as component in pharmaceutical preparations to relieve the symptoms of the flu and colds.  It has antibacterial effects on pathogenic bacteria in the respiratory tract and is used frequently as a decongestant and treatment for bronchitis. Eucalyptus oil also stimulates immune response…and, on top of everything else, is great for inflammation!

It can be used by itself, or in combination with other oils – such as doTERRA’s Respiratory Blend “Breathe, and the “Breathe Ease” Blend by Native American Naturals, each a proprietary combination of oils, specifically formulated to open and soothe the tissues in the respiratory system, and combat airborne bacteria and viruses.

Both oils can be diffused in a room, or inhaled, or applied topically on the chest, back, reflex points, and bottoms of your feet.  Simple, effective, easy and natural, Medicinal and Therapeutic Essential Oils  are an indispensable part of your family’s natural health regimen!NAN Breathe Ease

To purchase any of these oils, or to browse our selection of companion oils (including the Eucalyptus-Free alternative “Respiratory Ease“) go HERE, or come in to the Trinity Tack & Feed store in Downtown Lees Summit and talk to one of our associates!

*The advice shared in this site has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. As members offer or look for answers, kindly understand that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance.  Essential oils are not used to “treat” medical problems.*

Ever Have Trouble Staying Focused?…

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Several years ago, Disney/Pixar came out with the movie “Up”, and for may people (including myself), Dug the talking dog, and his hyper-attention to squirrels is one of the things that stood out the most. Probably because at some point, on some level, we can all relate. And if not us, then someone we know.

Maybe you skipped breakfast this morning, and you’re having a hard time engaging. Or, you didn’t get enough sleep last night, and you’ve had one too many cups of coffee to compensate for it (you know the effects – the constant jigs, the attention span of a gnat, a dozen different things running through your head at a time…). Maybe it’s your son or daughter, having trouble adjusting to the schedule and requirements of going back to school.

Or maybe it’s something more pervasive – like ADD or ADHD, for example. There are so many factors that play a part in finding solutions and relief, including: diet, sleep habits, discipline, medicine, environmental influences, stress, relationships, and others. Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years to help people successfully deal with these issues, some of the most popular ones being:

  • Frankincense, which is often used to help enhance memory, reduce mental fatigue, focus energy, and aid concentration;
  • Sandalwood, frequently used to aid in meditation and focus, affects emotional balance and the nervous sysem.
  • Roman Chamomile, which has a calming and relaxing influence, and is often used to help safely and effectively reduce irritability and nervousness in children, especially hyperactive children
  • Peppermint is known to energize and relieve mental fatigue, increase alertness, and improve concentration.

In Tune (by doTERRA), and Focus, & Grounding (by Native American Naturals) are all proprietary blends of essential oils, carefully selected for their ability to promote calmness, enhance focus, and support healthy thought processes. Many of the oils in these blends contain high levels of sesquiterpenes, which have demonstrated an ability to pass the blood-brain barrier to directly reach the cells of the brain.

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These blends help people to:

  • Restore and Sustain Focus
  • Remain Calm
  • Stay on Task
  • Have Clarity
  • Maintain Alertness
  • Enjoy Clear Thoughts
  • Deal with Anxiety
  • Control Hyperactivity
  • Handle Stress

Easy to apply anywhere, anytime, and comes in a great little roller bottle that fits perfectly into a pocket or purse (and smells wonderful, too!). Safe for children as well as adults, these blends are indispensable tools in your family’s essential oil natural healing kit!

To purchase these and other wonderful Essential Oils, come in to Trinity Tack & Feed today to pick up your bottle,  or go to our Website Product Page and click on the essential oils icon to order online and get it shipped directly to you!

And if you aren’t on our LR Program and would like to be, or for more information on how to take advantage of this great deal, call 816-809-1497, email us at, or come in to Trinity Tack & Feed in Lee’s Summit, MO!


*NOTE: The advice shared in this site has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. As members offer or look for answers, kindly understand that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance – Essential oils are not used to “treat” medical problems.*


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Welcome to the official blog for Trinity Tack & Feed!

We are a holistic Pet and Livestock Feed and Supply store in Downtown Lee’s Summit Missouri.  Located in the Historic Old Seed Mill, Trinity Tack & Feed is a new breed of feed store!

​​We carry natural, holistic, and organic products to promote health & wellness in your animals, including herbal supplements and essential oils.

All of our products are chosen to help reduce allergens and shedding, promote healthier organs and supple joints, and a better overall health. We carry dog, cat, horse, chicken, and wild bird products. And pets are always welcome at the store!

​ If you are unaware of the difference in holistic, natural and organic products and the effects it can produce in your animal, please stop by and ask. Our passion is to develop a holistic program for your pet, so our new customers that are not currently using this method can start seeing the positive results right away.

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