Posts by Anna

What To Consider When Diluting Essential Oils

Using Dilution Charts vs Weighing Essential Oils I used to swear by essential oil dilution charts after finishing my basic aromatherapy certification program. I even went as far to tell others they were wrong with their dilution rates. Oh how I was WRONG. Honestly, I do not promote dilution charts. I don’t like to post…

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Addressing Pain with Phyto-Therapy: A Scientific Perspective

According to the National Institutes of Health, “pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined” (1). Uncontrolled pain is debilitating, and can lead to secondary conditions such as anxiety, depression, and sleep disruption (2, 3). Oftentimes, conventional treatments are not adequate for controlling pain (4, 5, 6), which leads many to explore…

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Supporting Austism Spectrum Disorder with Phyto-Therapy

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) more commonly known as Autism, is actually a generalized terminology, associated with delayed brain developmental disorders. It can be defined by challenges experienced focusing on ones ability to communicate effectively in social, verbal, and non -verbal forms of communication. In combination with, and the evaluation of behaviors that are frequently repeated…

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Restore & Rejuvenate: Skin Healing Properties of the Lavenders

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Just as there are many different types of lavender, there are many different uses of it, one of them being skin care. Whether it be for wounds, protection, or renewal, lavender has you covered. However, not all lavenders are created equally and there might a better suited lavender for you, depending on the type of…

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Nourish & Repair Your Skin on the Go During Summer!

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Summer has arrived and while we look forward to spending time outdoors, working in our gardens, and going on vacation, extended sun exposure can wreak havoc on our skin. While we are familiar with our main lines of defense against sun exposure (proper hydration, quality sunscreen, light clothing, and avoiding the sun during the hottest part…

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Essential Oils: Finding Relief From Environmental Allergies

Every day we encounter environmental irritants and while many of us can continue through our lives without being affected by them, others spend a lot of time and money attempting to prevent and relieve the symptoms that arise with exposure to these elements.  The allergic reaction that occurs when we are exposed to an environmental…

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3 Simple Ways To Use Himalayan Salt In Aromatic Therapies

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Why Himalayan Salt? Himalayan salt has been found to contain a multitude of therapeutic benefits that support our bodies physically, emotionally, and medicinally. Today, the majority of Himalayan salt is mined in the foothills of the Salt Range system located in Punjab, Pakistan, less than 200 miles from the actual Himalayan mountains (1). Although similar in…

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The Utilization of Aromatherapy in Hospice Settings

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     Hospice is a Medicare, Medicaid (Medi-cal) or private insurance benefit that is available upon the written order of a licensed physician. A licensed physician will recommend that an individual consider hospice services due to an illness that is terminal; a terminal illness whereby there is no additional treatment that will cure the disease…

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Aromatherapy As An Adjunct Therapy For Sexual Assault and Rape Victims

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Every 98 seconds, someone in the United States experiences sexual assault. (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, 2018).  This daunting statistic leaves many feeling overwhelmed and helpless in how to effectively help victims.  This paper will discuss how aromatherapy professionals are equipped with tools that when combined with other healing modalities can help victims progress…

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Olfaction: Not The Fifth Sense, But The First Sense

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Humans have 5 senses, one of them being the sense of smell. The sense of smell is very highly evolved and recent estimates are that the human olfactory system is capable of distinguishing over 1 trillion unique odors, which makes the human sense of the smell by far the most sensitive of the human senses in terms of how…

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