Aromatics International Essential Oil Collection

Right after my hospitalization from the adverse effects of immunotherapy treatment, I walked away from my essential oil hobby. I gave my website EssentialAromatherapy away to someone I knew would care for it and evolve it to their own special place online.  I gave away all my aromatherapy books, courses, and most of my essential oils to friends who I knew would appreciate them. I think without realizing it, I was preparing not to be here today.

But I am here and I am not done fighting to survive this cancer! In the cancer community, there is an acronym NED, for the health status “No Evidence of Disease“. Well, I still have cancer tumors in my liver, so I still have stage IV cancer, but what I also have is “No Expiration Date“!  So I coined term #NED2 to symbolize that!

When I first considered joining Vitalibis as a Brand Ambassador to sell CBD Oil products, part of the reason I took the leap and jumped right in, was the fact that the company also has a small selection of curated products which include essential oils from a brand with an exceptional reputation, Aromatics International.

“All of Aromatics International’s essential oils are either certified organic, wildcrafted, or organically crafted. “

Learn more about their philosophy of blending in their informational video

FTC DISCLOSURE: I am a member of the the Vitalibis Ambassador Program. I was not compensated for this post. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my link To view the Aromatics International Essential Oil Collection look under the link for Products then Curated Products


Vitalibis.Ambassador.SueApito on Facebook!

Vitalibis.Ambassador.SueApito on Facebook!

I am going to continue writing articles about CBD Oil and hemp oil products in addition to other health and wellness topics, but I feel it is important for my new #sidegig as a Vitalibis Brand Ambassador to have a separate Facebook Business Page.  Check it out – I hope you “LIKE” it!

20% Discount Plan!

A year ago this month, I was released from 8 days in the hospital. I was unable to sleep through the night, and had trouble falling asleep. Here is a screen shot from my FitBit.

Even when I was asleep, I wasn’t able to fall into a deep sleep, and it is during the deep sleep stage that the body heals. I started to research dietary supplements which might be helpful. My oncologist said “No” to melatonin. I asked about CBD Oil and he said that was fine!

I immediately contacted an herbalist friend of mine who recently started selling CBD Oil. I was confused about the laws since growing hemp was not legal in many states in the USA*, I didn’t understand how selling an extract from hemp was legal. I did a LOT of research! I’m in the process of adding some of those links to my blog. I ordered some CBD Oil but honestly, the taste was so “pot” tasting and smelling that I could not tolerate it.

So last week, read about Vitalibis full spectrum CBD Oil and learned that it is produced using a new patent pending extraction method which does not use any solvents. The result is a product that does not have that “taste” and smell that I dislike. I wanted to learn more! I contacted my friend who is an Ambassador with the company and I was so impressed with what I heard, I immediately ordered!

I chose the Vitalibis 20 for 20 Program – for a one time enrollment fee of $20, customers become an “Ambassador” and receive a 20% savings on all their personal product purchases. The company also offers free shipping on $50+ orders. This 20% discount is not just for a month, or for a year, but the $20 “membership” fee entitles customers to a 20% discount on the products forever! And there are no monthly minimums to retain your membership.

What happens is, you get your own web page to log into in the future. The product pages all display the discounted prices. It’s that simple!

And for someone like me who knows a lot of people who themselves either use CBD Oil or who are interested in trying it, all I have to do is share my website address and when these people order from my website, I earn a small commission! Most customers will choose this Ambassador program just for future discounted ordering and not for the income earning opportunity, but I like to be able to earn a little extra money from a “side gig” social sharing program.

Potential customers can of course, choose to order and pay full retail price, but as an Ambassador I can offer new customers a $10 Discount coupon off your first order [of $50 or more, everyone gets free shipping on orders $50+]! Just email and I will send you an email like the one below.

DISCLAIMER: Information contained on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment or diagnosis. All persons should consult their medical care provider prior taking or relying upon any essential oil or herbal product, especially women who are pregnant or nursing, and persons with known medical conditions.

FTC DISCLOSURE: This website may contain affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you make a purchase using the links from this website. I am a member of the the Vitalibis Ambassador Program. I was not compensated for this post. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my link

*The 2018 Farm Bill allows hemp cultivation, allows the transfer of hemp-derived products across state lines and puts no restrictions on the sale, transport, or possession of hemp-derived products, so long as those items are produced in a manner consistent with the law.

Our Endocannabinoid System

We all know about our respiratory system and our digestive system, but did you know we also have what is known as the Endocannabinoid System? Learn more:

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I am proud to share the opportunity to purchase these full spectrum, phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil products on my Vitalibis Ambassador website.

I am a member of the the Vitalibis Ambassador Program. I was not compensated for this post. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my link

Vitalibis products are manufactured in the USA and contain less than .3% THC.

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS – contact me for information on how your charity can benefit from an affiliation with Vitalibis, too! Email

Eye Tumor Research Foundation

Eye Tumor Research Foundation

Among the many benefits to being engaged in social media online is the opportunity to learn about new research and non-profit organizations devoted to research! When I was first diagnosed and treated by Dr Carol Shields at Wills Eye Hospital things happened very fast and were quite a blur!

I just learned of a ocular melanoma charity affiliated with Wills Eye Hospital – the Eye Tumor Research Foundation.


NOTE: The one statistic from their brochure (below) is “Fortunately, most patients do not develop metastatic disease. Overall, 20% of patients develop melanoma metastasis but it may be more or less depending on other factors.

Every other resource I have seen quotes 50% as the average number who develop melanoma metastasis (aka METs) but that statistic is usually qualified by saying 50% will develop METs within the first five years. This 20% may refer to over their lifetime, and that would be very good information to know!


Make sure to check the charity you are researching at to verify their status as a legitimate non-profit charity and to review their most recent tax returns, which often outline where donations have been spent in the past.

Uveal Melanoma Support New England

Uveal Melanoma Support New England

Late last week a member of the Ocular (Uveal) Melanoma Support group on Facebook, suggested some new state or regional groups. I offered to create one for New England…and here it is!

Please feel free to share

The rules are simple:

  • PATIENTS ONLY – You must have Uveal Melanoma (aka Ocular Melanoma) to join this group. In addition, your Facebook Profile must have a real name and profile photo which we can confirm is that of a “real person”.
  • NEW ENGLAND – Patients need to either live in New England or be patients of doctors/hospitals in New England to be a Member of the Uveal Melanoma Support New England Facebook Group
  • FUNDRAISING – We will allow promotion of Fundraising Events or Activities such as Walks or Runs or the Sale of books or jewelry on Weekends only.
  • PRIVACY – Please do not share the names of fellow Group Members with anyone and anything posted in the group should stay within the group, with the exception of Public Links to Facebook Pages or other public Web Sites.
  • PHOTOS | GRAPHICS – Please do not post graphic photos of eyes, surgery, wounds, etc.

To request to join, there are three questions which must be answered: