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Basic Earth Essentials: Provides Beneficial Oil Therapies

Feb 27, 2014 01:20PM ● By Nancy Somera

Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks used essential oils for their therapeutic properties, rubbing their bodies with olive oil infused with macerated botanicals. Later, the Chinese meticulously recorded the spiritual and medicinal benefits found in natural botanicals, preserving their elders’ knowledge for future generations. Today, essential oil therapy has become mainstream and more people are turning to it for relief of common ailments.

Meeting those needs is Basic Earth Essentials, in Lewisberry, a company that produces high-quality, affordable essential oil therapies, including a line of blends that address general needs such as headaches and arthritis. Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and co-owner Michael Lausterer is available for consultations and for blending customized, synergy therapies tailored to an individual’s medical needs. Customized blends have been found helpful for addressing symptoms related to allergies, stress-related issues and even cancer. Lausterer is also a clinical nutritionist with 25 years experience in healthcare, using his training to offer a complete and balanced approach to wellness.

Basic Earth Essentials oil therapies are truly all natural; every ingredient is easily pronounceable with a little lesson in Latin, and all are made with compassion and care, says co-owner Stephen Jarvis, who adds, “We use only the highest quality ingredients and always operate with integrity.” This means they purchase ingredients from reputable companies that can provide analysis sheets which prove purity levels and that botanicals were grown without pesticides.

Essential oil therapy is not only about the aromatic qualities, but how the oils interact therapeutically with the body.
~Michael Lausterer, co-owner of Basic Earth Essentials

Personalized therapies are available in three simple forms: roll-on, inhaler and mist. Products range in price from $10 to $14. “From the beginning, our goal has been to develop a high-quality, affordable product so everyone can enjoy the benefits of essential oil therapies,” says Jarvis. Products, including sample sizes, are sold at their place of business and online. Two of their most popular blends are Serenity, sought after for relaxation and peaceful rest, made from lavender and a proprietary blend of essential oils; and Relief, a powerful blend containing eight essential oils specifically chosen to alleviate and help eliminate migraine or headache discomfort and pain. Therapies for pets are also available.

Location: 795 Bentzel Rd., Lewisberry. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 717-932-6899 or visit

Nancy Somera is a frequent contributor to Natural Awakenings.

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