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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy offers diverse physical and psychological benefits, depending on the essential oil or oil combination and method of application used.  Some common medicinal properties of essential oils used in aromatherapy include: analgesic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, sedative, antispasmodic, expectorant, diuretic, and sedative.  Essential oils are used to treat a wide range of symptoms and conditions, including, but not limited to, gastrointestinal discomfort, skin conditions, menstrual pain and irregularities, stress-related conditions, mood disorders, circulatory problems, respiratory infections, and wounds.

Aromatic plants have been employed for their healing, preservative, and pleasurable qualities throughout recorded history in both the East and West.  As early as 1500 B.C. the ancient Egyptians used waters, oils, incense, resins, and ointments scented with botanicals for religious ceremonies.

In aromatherapy, essential oils are carefully selected for their medicinal properties.  As essential oils are absorbed into the bloodstream through application to the skin or inhalation (as they easily cross the blood-brain barrier), their active components trigger certain pharmalogical effects (e.g., pain relief).

The adage "You get what you pay for" usually applies when purchasing essential oils, as bargain oils are often adulterated, diluted, or synthetic.  Pure essential oils can sometimes be a little more expensive, but worth the healing properties they possess.  The cost of an oil will vary depending on its quality and availability.

WHAT I OFFER

Oils are very powerful tools in aiding in the body’s ability to heal itself.  They affect all levels of healing with immediate results.  Many herbs and oils complement one another and speed up desired results.

She creates oil combinations especially for your personal needs: sprays, bath salts, body oils, lotions, and perfumes. 

Many have found it beneficial to use a personal combination before, during, and after physical therapy, massage therapy, energy work, and stressful situations. Oils can also be used to change the mood of a room before a meeting, bring clarity and peace prior to public speaking, and provide an uplifting boost during times of struggle.

She also creates oil blends for practitioners who use personalized oils for clearing, getting centered, connecting and/or creating a pleasing atmosphere for their clients.

During your session, you may spend time exploring the aromatic oils and learn how to create your own combinations at home.

So treat your body, mind, and soul to a wonderful aromatic experience. 
Most importantly, have fun.  The possibilities are endless! 

  • Prices vary depending on the type of oils, the amount, and carrier used.
  • Normal hourly rates apply.
  • Classes can be formed upon request.
  • I personally recommend the Nature's Sunshine Essential Oils and if I cannot find what I need from that source I use Young Living.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN WORKING WITH ESSENTIAL OILS…

  • People who have or have had sensitivities to commercial fragrances usually find they have no negative reactions when they use pure high quality essential oils.
  • However, each case is different. Those with allergies should be cautious and use the soles of the feet in a carrier for application since those areas are the least sensitive.
  • Do not ingest oils unless you are working with a qualified practitioner and using proven high quality essential oils.
  • Dilute essential oils before using topically.  Undiluted oils may cause skin irritation.  Lavender and (sometimes) Tea Tree oil are the only oils safe to use neat (meaning without a carrier oil) unless guided by a qualified practitioner.
  • Always keep carrier oil readily available when using essential oils, in case of irritation. Carriers extend the contact time of essential oils as well.
  • Patch test essential oils on a small area of skin to determine skin sensitivity.
  • Essential oils in their concentrated state must never come in contact with mucous membranes, eyes, or sensitive skin areas.  Milk can be use to flush the eye should contact occur.
  • Avoid exposure to the sun or tanning beds after topical application, especially when using oils in the citrus family.
  • Periodically take a break from using essential oils.  Use for six days - rest for one; or use for three weeks - rest for one week.
  • Before using essential oils, consult a physician if you are pregnant, terminally ill, or undergoing drug therapy.
  • Keep oils out of direct sunlight and in a cool dry place.