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Winter is the time of year where we’re called to slow down and be still. It might not seem that way with holiday season sprees, year-end deadlines, and new year jump-starts. But it is important to continue to find stillness in the whirlwind of winter. Essential oils are great tools for helping us come back to center.
At the heart of a mindfulness practice is the idea of the “beginner’s mind.” This means that no matter how long you’ve been practicing, you are encouraged to approach your experience with the mind of a beginner. I like to apply this to my practice of working with essential oils.
Sylla interviews Colleen Dodt on her early days in aromatherapy and how she uses essential oils now.
As we slowly move towards spring, we can feel the stirrings of the earth in this time of new root growth. Now is the time for contemplating how to nurture the seeds that are sprouting in our lives. Lately, we are turning to earthy roots of Vetiver and Angelica for inspiration in our growth process.
Our first audio interview is up with Dr. Robert Pappas. Listen in as he answers our questions about essential oils chemistry and shares about his professional life as an analyst and educator.
A student writes about her experience learning essential oil chemistry. We love how she is using both educational materials and her own intuition to make chemistry as enlightening endeavor.
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Early this morning, I was aware that I was dreaming of hydrocarbons. Just the word, hydrocarbon, and then there was a line, and then I saw 5, 5, and then I woke up.
At the Alliance of International Aromatherapists Conference in Denver last September, we met and befriended two passionate women who are spearheading the first documentary about our industry. Angela Ehmke and Kristina Bauer have begun the tremendous task of putting together Uncommon Scents. They debuted their intention at the conference last fall.
We are happy to announce that we have a new instructor on board. The wonderful and talented Shellie Enteen will now be teaching our classes. Shellie lives in South Carolina but hopes to serve those seeking live classes in the Carolinas and Georgia.
For a lot of people, roses are the epitome of love. As Valentine’s Day swoops closer, lovers rush to buy bundles of these beautiful flowers. But did you know that most roses are bred for beauty and don’t give off the aroma that they should?
We are continuing to present our “Top 10 Worst Injuries from Essential Oils” from the past year of collecting injury reports. The list featured below contains the top five worst cases from our upcoming report, due out in February 2015. This is Part Two of a two-part series.
This is Part One of a two-part series. Here are five examples with direct quotes (excuse grammar) from our new Injury Report, scheduled to come out in February 2015.
Hot Pepper Jelly is another holiday favorite that was a local homemade gift for my mom at the holidays. She always had it on hand with cream cheese and Ritz crackers. This year, my daughter Nyssa gave me some locally-made balsamic pepper jelly. I thought this would be a great time to continue exploring aromatic creations like my recent aromatic medicinal honeys.
We discussed aromatic honey in our internal use blog, but we wanted to expand on that and share some more variations. This includes honey, jams, and chocolate!
We’re planning an interview with Dr. Pappas in the new year, in preparation for a more extensive workshop with him in Florida. We’re compiling a short list of questions to ask Dr. Pappas on essential oils, their chemistry, adulteration, standards, and myths.
Occasionally, there are people who say, “You believe in alternative medicine? You must be a quack.” But it’s not quackery. It’s real science, which I’ve had the pleasure of studying for 40 years and counting.
What we’ve found in our practices is that clients respond best to a unique blend, rather than a single oil treatment. For this reason, we always hesitate to isolate single essential oils for particular conditions and continuously refer back to this wider perspective.
Learn the botanical names of essential oils at your own pace with these references.