Setting up an Aromatherapy Program for Hospice

By Kathy Bonnell, RN, BSN, CHPN, HTP At Hospice our goal is to keep our patients as comfortable as possible. Since the Essential Oil academy states that “As a holistic practice, Aromatherapy is both a preventative approach as well as an active method to employ during acute and chronic stages of illness or ‘dis’-ease” (Essential…

How to Make Organic Bath Salts With Essential Oils

How to Make Organic Bath Salts Dead Sea salt is great for distributing essential oils throughout the bath when making organic bath salts. Use approximately 8-12 drop of essential oils per cup of salt, depending on the strength of the oil. You may want to  dd more or less, a few drops at a time, depending on your personal preference. In this…

Pain Management With Essential Oils

By Dan Keller, PhD. C.A. Member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapist Pain, even the very word hurts to hear. And most people find it undesirable and look quickly for a way to eliminate or minimize it. Some pain issues can be addressed at the root cause and stop the problem causing the pain;…

Can Essential Oils Help With Diabetes?

A 2009 study that used three drops of cinnamon essential oil three times per day concluded that this oil is a viable blood-sugar-focused therapy, as it possesses anti-hyperglycaemic properties and the potential to reduce postprandial blood glucose levels. Another study in 2014 found that lavender oil not only lessened lab-induced diabetes in animals but also improved body weight and protected the liver and kidneys from degeneration in laboratory animals.[5]  I found it interesting that the liver and kidneys were protected, probably due to lavender’s effect on reducing and helping stress levels stay balanced.