Detox Days – Internal Spring Cleaning

Spring marks a time of renewal, rejuvenation, and restoration. Buds burst from the soil. Birds build nests. Children rediscover the outdoors. And adults celebrate the season by cleaning and uncluttering their surroundings. This year, along with tidying the garage, attic, and basement, consider freshening your internal system with a detox diet. While detox diets mayContinue reading “Detox Days – Internal Spring Cleaning”

Incensed with fear? 10 Aromatherapy oils for Emotional Transformation

In ancient times, physicians used the sense of smell as a diagnostic tool. They knew that particular diseases caused particular smells or odor changes in the body. Arthritis and rheumatism carry an acid smell, diabetes has an acetone smell in the urine, perspiration odors can tell about the functioning of kidneys, while the odor ofContinue reading “Incensed with fear? 10 Aromatherapy oils for Emotional Transformation”

Chakra Massage – fingertips for the client

Yoga and its sister science ayurveda are based on keeping the body’s energy balanced and flowing. They value massage as an integral part of supporting that energy and maintaining overall well-being. Chakras (pronounced shah-cruhz, translates as wheels in Sanskrit, due to their spinning form) are a system of seven energy centers aligned along the spineContinue reading “Chakra Massage – fingertips for the client”

24 Hours of AromaTherapy – Easing Through Your Day

Morning Shower and More There is no better way to begin the day than with the scent of herbs and aromatics. At bedtime, set the timer on a diffuser so you wake to it in the morning. Add an essential oil such as rosemary, one which many experts are convinced is a scent and herbContinue reading “24 Hours of AromaTherapy – Easing Through Your Day”

Holistic Aromatherapy – Using Essential Oils to Achieve Balance

Using aromatherapy to balance your whole being will not only affect the health of your   body, mind, and spirit, it will undoubtedly affect the health of your business as well. When you experience renewed vigor and harmony within, it’s hard for your career to not reflect the results, too. Back Compress 4 drops Black PepperContinue reading “Holistic Aromatherapy – Using Essential Oils to Achieve Balance”

Essential Oils Safety Guide – Know Your Contraindications

Avoid Completely –Any essential oil for which you do not have information. –Bitter almond, boldo leaf, buchu, yellow camphor, brown camphor, sassafras, calamus, horseradish, mugwort, mustard, pennyroyal, rue, savin, savory, tansy, thuja, wormseed, wormwood. Avoid With Pregnancy –Aniseed, basil, birch, wintergreen, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, geranium, sweet fennel, jasmine, juniper berry, sweet marjoram, myrrh, peppermint,Continue reading “Essential Oils Safety Guide – Know Your Contraindications”

Free to be Happy – Flower Essences Ease the Mind and Rejuvenate the Spirit

Homeopathy is a wellness practice based on the idea that like cures like. For example, if you were experiencing symptoms of a sinus infection, you would take a remedy that contains traces of a particular substance that, when taken at full strength, mimics your symptoms. However, the remedy is so diluted it will simply signalContinue reading “Free to be Happy – Flower Essences Ease the Mind and Rejuvenate the Spirit”

Lavender—A Floral Medicine Chest

Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) essential oil is a one-stop medicine chest. Numerous studies indicate that when combined with massage, lavender’s familiar scent reduces anxiety, fatigue, and stress and balances hormones, increases the immune response, lowers blood pressure, and relieves pain. Home Remedies To utilize lavender’s healing benefits at home, mix five to 10 drops of lavenderContinue reading “Lavender—A Floral Medicine Chest”

Integrating Aroma – Cautions and Considerations

In the past few years there has been a seeming explosion of interest in aromatherapy. From scented candles, incense, air fresheners, and potpourri to organic essential oils and massage and skin care products, the consumer is presented with a vast array of aromas to tease the sense of smell. Some of these products are marketedContinue reading “Integrating Aroma – Cautions and Considerations”

6 Tips to Ward Off Parched Winter Skin – Keep Skin Healthy and Radiant Using Some Simple Steps

When the weather outside is frightful, is your skin less than delightful? Unfortunately, dry winter skin is a common problem for most people, due to lower moisture levels outside and the drying effect of heating systems inside. If dryness, flaking, itching, cracking, and redness increase for your skin during the winter months, you’re not alone.Continue reading “6 Tips to Ward Off Parched Winter Skin – Keep Skin Healthy and Radiant Using Some Simple Steps”