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Aromatherapy

 

Aromatherapy is the art and science of working with the deepest healing power of plants.  When essential oils are applied to the body within 8 seconds the mind, body, spirit shifts to a higher level of health and wellbeing. Aromatherapy is the most natural way to heal many problems of the body by working with nature at a cellular level. 

 

 

I create customized blends that can be used to relieve many issues.  To induce energy or give relaxation, helping problems of the physical body such as internal organ dysfunction, muscle soreness and fatigue, bones, blood pressure imbalances, skin problems, and balancing out the nervous system, respiratory system, lymphatic system, circulatory system, immune system, reproductive, urinary system, and endocrine system. 

 

Essential oils also balance your emotions, feelings, mental fatigue, and attention. The essential oil has an amazing ability to work on many levels of our being to raise our vibration and feed our cells with the medicinal properties of the plant.  

 

 

Guided Aromatherapy Meditation

 

The healing effect of this particular meditation is extremely powerful in creating change to how our mental and emotional states of being react to a problem or situation. 

 

Aromatherapy directly affects the Limbic part of our brain that holds onto memories and feelings.

The moment when a person smells a particular scent, the aroma is sent into the limbic part of our brain and creates a lock and key mechanism of the scent to that exact moment in time.

So whatever a person was feeling and thinking will then become linked to that particular scent.

Example: When the first time you smelled chocolate chip cookies.  Every time you smell chocolate chip cookies you will get transcended back in time where you were, who you were with and how you felt.  

 

Example of a guided aromatherapy meditation for a person with anxiety.

I start by bringing a person into a deep meditation and then I counsel them to understand the root cause of their anxiety and how to clear the cause away.  

Once when the client feels the relief and the change in their mind and body, I then give them their customized blend to smell and connect with creating a key and lock mechanism with their new blend.

 

When they go back into their daily life, if the anxiety should come up, they smell the customized blend and it will trigger the memory of being relaxed and remember the solution to their problem.

 

This process will begin to reprogram their mind and emotions and be free from anxiety. 

Aromatherapy for Children

 

Although the use of aromatherapy is typically associated with adults, children can also benefit from the healing and soothing powers of aromatherapy.  They are very attracted to different scents and love to experience it through diffusion, baths, massage, inhalation, and even topically.

 

Children particularly enjoy creating aromatic blends for their own use.  Whether creating a blend to help calm themselves at night or helping to identify the essential oils or blends to use on burns or wounds, aromatherapy can be a fun way for children to participate in their healing through an effective natural therapy.

 

There are few rules of thumb when it comes to aromatherapy for children.  Children are much more sensitive than adults, the concentration of essential oils in their blends should be at least three times less than adult blends.  Children under 5 should not use aromatherapy directly (bath or massage).  Instead, use the essential oils in a nebulizer and run it for just 10 mins in a room.  The other option is to use floral waters instead of essential oils in their bath.

 

Children can safely use the following essential oils:  Lavender Roman Chamomile, Orange, Lemon, Neroli, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Grapefruit, Marjoram, Dill, Cardamom, Rose, Basil, and Melissa.

 

When purchasing oils be sure that they are steam extracted instead of chemically extracted.  Especially if you are using them with Children or on your body.  If you can not find Steam Extracted oils please give me an email and I will get you the oils that you need.

 

 

Colds and Flu

2 drops Rosemary

2 drops Eucalyptus

Rub blend on the chest and middle back.  Add a few drops of the aromatic blend to your child's warm bath water and let them soak for 15 min.  

 

Immune System Builder

2 drops of Rosemary

3 drops of Ravensara

Massage the belly and chest, the middle and lower back too.  You can also use the blend in the bath for 15 min.

 

Sweet Dreams

1 drop of Roman Chamomile

2 drops of Lavender

2 drops of Orange

This is a wonderful blend for story time!  Massage the forehead and temples, neck and back.  You can use this blend to if your having trouble falling asleep (double the dose for adults).