Handling Stress With Essential Oils

How Aromatherapy can help battle Stress  By: Amy Hansel In society today, stress is synonymous with daily life. We have unsurmountable debt, work stress, family life and activities, feeding and caring for your kids, dealing with struggles and issues apparent throughout. It is not surprising that anxiety and stress disorders are on the rise. It…

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…

Essentially Empowered Book Club

This month’s book is Therapeutic Blending With Essential Oil by Rebecca Park Totilo. Using oils for therapeutic use is one of reasons we love essential oils so much. Come learn about all the various methods of use and ways to blend oils.
Now you can safely create natural therapeutic blends that will impact your mood and health and best of all, promote well-being. Therapeutic Blending With Essential Oil unlocks the healing power of essential oils and guides you through the intricate matrix of aromatherapy, with a compilation of over 150 common ailments. Each section of this beautifully illustrated book covers a different area of aromatherapy including the history of essential oils as medicine, methods of extraction and distillation, safety and storage tips, blending techniques, aromatic botany, and a comprehensive guide to understanding the chemistry of essential oils and their classification by chemical groups. It also instructs you how to judge an essential oil’s quality. Quick reference blending charts offers the reader comprehensive knowledge for convenient application tips and benefits for the entire family. Practical uses for the elderly, women during pregnancy, and children are included in this holistic resource. Discover how to properly formulate a blend for any physical or emotional symptom with four blending techniques including blending by notes, botany, chemistry, or effect.

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…