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What is an Aromatherapist?

What is an Aromatherapist? If you’ve been following me for a while or are one of my massage clients, then you’ve heard me call myself a Certified Aromatherapist. What, though, is an aromatherapist? More importantly– what does it mean to be “certified?” Getting Aromatherapy Right The increase in popularity of essential oils has added to the somewhat confusing amount of information found on how to use these beautiful ingredients. It’s important to know the most useful, safe, and current information. …

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Cold Weather and Your Skin Care

Cold Weather and Your Skin Care Winter weather may require an alternative to typical skin care. Here’s where – and how – fixed oils can help. The Largest Organ Our skin is our largest organ and is exposed to the elements. When the weather outside starts to cool down, and the winds pick up, our skin tends to get dry, itchy, flaky, etc. While what we eat can help promote healthy skin, we can also protect our skin from the …

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Staying Healthy Through the Holidays Using Essential Oils

Staying Healthy Through the Holidays Using Essential Oils  It’s that wonderful time of the year when we celebrate with friends and family. Since most of our celebrations are indoors, it also brings the likelihood for colds and flu to make their comeback. Here are some tips to stay healthy while celebrating. Diffuse Essential Oils How amazing that many of the essential oils whose aromas remind us of the season can also help keep the air and environment clear and clean, …

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Can Essential Oils Help with Digestion?

Can Essential Oils Help with Digestion? The answer is yes! My experience and education with essential oils has shown me ways to tackle digestive issues you may not have heard about. Heavy Meals and Digestion It is pleasurable to enjoy your favorite foods, but the after-effects of overeating can be terrible. Whatever be the occasion, an overstuffed stomach is uncomfortable and, of course, unhealthy. It gets worse when you don’t get quick remedies to deal with a troubled, stuffed tummy. …

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Aromatherapy Tips Promoting Self-Love and Well-Being

Aromatherapy Tips Promoting Self-Love and Well-Being   Aromatherapy is an effective process in bringing peace to your mind and body. Here’s how.   How Does Aromatherapy Work? Researchers understand that essential oils are made up of different molecules that have been shown to have therapeutic effects and can be effective in helping the body heal and restore balance.  One way this happens is through our sense of smell. The “smell” receptors in your nose communicate with parts of your brain (the …

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Diffusing Essential Oils in the Bedroom

Diffusing Essential Oils in the Bedroom We’ve all heard how beneficial a good night’s sleep is for our overall health and wellbeing.  But many people struggle with getting good rest.  They struggle with falling asleep, staying asleep, and feeling tired during the day.  Looking at your sleep hygiene can show you where you might be able to make the changes necessary to improve your sleep quality. According to this Sleep Foundation article, there are things to do to put yourself …

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Using Essential Oils in the Bath

There is nothing like a soak in the tub to help relax and decompress after a long day. A nice warm epsom salt bath can help alleviate some aches and pains and is suggested after a massage or other bodywork, or after any physical exertion such as sports or home improvements. It helps keep the muscles from feeling stiff and sore. Adding some essential oils can create an even more relaxing and therapeutic experience. The best way to incorporate essential …