Essential Oils Classes – BlissBlissBliss https://www.theblissblissbliss.com Membership Massage and Yoga in Morgantown, WV Sun, 16 Aug 2020 15:47:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6 https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/cropped-Bliss-Logo-620x425-1-32x32.jpg Essential Oils Classes – BlissBlissBliss https://www.theblissblissbliss.com 32 32 If I Were A Social Media Influencer https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/essential_oils/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=essential_oils Sun, 16 Aug 2020 12:06:54 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=15650 By Elizabeth

If I were a social media “influencer” and I could choose to be a brand ambassador, I would choose DoTERRA.

I love this company and I love these oils.  I use them in my treatment room, I diffuse in the lobby. I have them in about every room in my house (use it or loose it baby). Basically, I use them ALLOT.  But why this company? Why would I love to be their brand ambassador?

I can credit this company for being the impetus for me getting a in depth aromatherapy certification. I have hundreds of success stories in using their products. One reason for my groupie like love for this company is the way in which they help every day people understand and learn how to use essential oils based products safely in their home.

Every year, I trek out to Salt Lake City for more in depth training. This year, that won’t happen. The good news is that I can to go “virtually” and the even better news is that you can go virtually too!

Would you like to come with me?

You should be able to buy a virtual ticket tomorrow. Can’t wait to post more on this topic, stay tuned.

We want to make sure you have our shop link so that you can order direct from them but giving us shop credit for your purchases. Get Your Products Online With Direct Ship From Doterra

BlissBlissBliss Your Friend That Sells DoTERRA

 

Note:Membership will be offered when you add an item to your cart. If you decide to become a DoTERRA club member, you get 25% off all products when you order online and we still get shop credit.

]]>
3 Essential Gift Ideas for Teachers https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/3-essential-gift-ideas-teachers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=3-essential-gift-ideas-teachers Wed, 30 Oct 2019 22:02:18 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=16248 By: Heidi Sherwin, Yoga Teacher, wife and Mother of 3

Autumn is in the air, Halloween is around the corner, and soon enough holiday shopping will be in full swing! As a mom to three daughters – two in elementary school and one in junior high – my holiday gift list includes quite a few teachers. This year, I am going to stock up on doTerra items that are A+ in the classroom and teachers can use to stay happy and healthy over holiday break.

Need some ideas for your gift list?
Here are 3 Essential Gift Ideas for Teachers (or anyone on your gift list!):

Healthy Holiday Gift Basket
Spread holiday cheer, not germs! Put together an OnGuard Gift Basket for the teacher’s classroom. A few products that are great in any gift basket:
OnGuard Foaming Hand Wash/2 dispensers
OnGuard Hand Sanitizer
OnGuard Protecting Throat Drops
OnGuard Beadlets

Shop OnGuard

Appreciation is in the Air
Aromatic use of essential oils in the classroom is a great benefit to both teacher and students. Teachers can shift the mood and energy of the room with a couple drops of oil! The Petal Essential Collection makes a fabulous homeroom teacher gift, as it includes the Petal Diffuser, 5ml Wild Orange, and 5ml Lavender.

Does your child’s teacher already have a diffuser? Boost up their aromatic school supplies with doTerra’s Introductory Kit, which includes 5ml bottles of classroom favorites: lavender, lemon, and peppermint.

Shop Diffuser & Oils

Shop the Holiday Gift Guide
Save the date: November 1st!! This is the day when doTerra’s Holiday items are available for purchase. A few gift suggestions that I love from the guide:

Floral Storage Case – The beautiful case will look perfect on any teacher’s desk. For extra credit, you could surprise the teacher and put a favorite essential oil inside the case.

Serenity Linen Mist – Wish the teacher sweet dreams after a long school day! Serenity is a blend that promotes calm and restfulness, so it is also a great choice to spritz around the classroom during rowdy afternoons.

Holiday Truffle Collection – If your child’s teacher has a sweet tooth, look no further than these delicious 70% dark cacao truffles. Two flavors: Turmeric, Ginger, Orange and Cinnamon and Cardamom.

Holiday Guide

Now that you have some great gift ideas, kick back and enjoy the beauty of Autumn!

Want to learn more about doTerra products, but not sure where to begin? Schedule a FREE one-hour consultation with Heidi Sherwin. Meet in person or over the phone. Email Heidi to schedule: moonbowheidi@gmail.com

]]>
3 OILS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL SUCCESS https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/3-oils-back-school-success/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=3-oils-back-school-success Wed, 28 Aug 2019 19:36:26 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=16127 By: Heidi Sherwin, Yoga Teacher and Mother of 3

Backpack – check!
Lunch box – check!
Classroom Supplies – check!
Earlier bedtime – hooray! I mean, check!
Essential Oils – hmm, not sure!

Starting a new school year is filled with excitement and anticipation. From gathering school supplies and packable lunch items to making sure kids get to and from school safely, knowing which essential oils kids can use effectively may feel overwhelming.

Simplicity gets an A+ when I am juggling new routines and helping my three daughters prepare for a successful school year. Therefore, my family relies on a few tried and true Honor Roll essential oils to support us during the Back-to-School transition.

Here are 3 favorite oils that my family uses regularly:

WILD ORANGE
Wake-up to the bright aroma and energize the mind! Wild orange promotes a positive mood, supports the immune system, soothes anxious feelings, stimulates digestion, and tastes delicious (good-bye sugary O.J.).

Usage Tips:
• Dilute 1 – 2 drops in lotion or carrier oil and massage on feet, belly, and/or spine to support immune and nervous systems.
• Add 4 drops to a diffuser during breakfast to increase physical and mental energy.
• Add 1 drop to water to boost child’s digestion (great before and after school).

PEPPERMINT
Beat after-school sluggishness and pep up the brain for homework! Peppermint has a cool and refreshing aroma, which stimulates focus and concentration, relaxes tense muscles, opens airways to boost brain power, eases tummy discomfort (especially if there’s a lot of “holding” during school), and blends wonderfully with Wild Orange.

Usage Tips:
• Add 4 drops each of Peppermint and Wild Orange to a diffuser during after-school snacks and homework time.
• Dilute 1 drop in lotion or carrier oil and massage on tense muscles or tummy for digestive support.
• Create a 10ml roller bottle with 5 drops of peppermint, topped off with carrier oil. Roll carefully on child’s temples and back of neck to stimulate senses, soothe head discomforts, and improve focus.

SERENITY blend
Serenity, aka Restful Blend, combines Lavender, Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Hawaiian Sandalwood, and Vanilla Bean. The aroma simply smells like relaxation and helps children fall asleep with more ease… Need I say more?

Usage Tips:
• Add 2 – 3 drops to kid’s bath to reduce restlessness and induce calm.
• Add 4 drops to a diffuser and use in the bedroom during nighttime routine.
• While tucking kids into bed, dilute 1 – 2 drops in lotion or carrier oil and massage on feet and spine to encourage peaceful Zzzzz’s.

EXTRA CREDIT
Wild Orange, Peppermint, and Serenity will serve you and your kids in many ways. For extra credit, you may also like to try doTERRA’s Kids Collection or the OnGuard Collection for even more fabulous ways to rock the school year.

The Kids Collection includes 6 roller bottles of unique blends that ace the test when it comes to a well-rounded, safe for kids essential oils kit. Each blend was intelligently crafted to help support developing minds, bodies, and emotions. Bonus: the blends are great for 40+ year old kids, too! I love the effectiveness and use them personally on a daily basis.

doTERRA’s OnGuard family has been full of stellar students since the company started in 2008. Inherent to OnGuard’s success is the blend’s impact on the immune system, so you can have a natural, healthy alternative to maintain and support your child’s health. The warm and spicy aroma is great in a diffuser. The OnGuard family is vast – some of my favorites include the 10ml OnGuard Touch, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, beadlets, laundry detergent, and… who am I kidding?! The whole OnGuard family rocks!

Stocking up on these essential school supplies is easy peasy! A kindergartener could do it these days, based on how I see my kids scrolling and clicking around the iPad. Ha!
Simply click on one of the links below and Voila! Get ready for a happy and healthy school year!

Click the product name order for home delivery:

Wild Orange
Peppermint
Serenity

Honor Roll: Order all 3 (Wild Orange, Peppermint, and Serenity)

Learn More about the Kids Collection

Learn More about doTERRA’s OnGuard Family

 

]]>
Going Green – Smells Good https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/essential_oils_community/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=essential_oils_community Sat, 15 Sep 2018 16:15:52 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=14884 By Elizabeth Halliday-Reynolds

Dear Essential Oil Friends,

At one time, those of us that were “going all natural” were considered “crunchy granola”. You and I know better! The all natural trend is firmly entrenched in our society today. Who wants products laden with preservatives, chemicals and stuff that can end up doing so much harm long term. And side effects! Who needs or has time for those.

Sometimes though, those little bottles are a mystery. The great news is that we are finding essential oil based products in understandable and consumable packaging. This means gel caps for internal ingestion, rubs, salves, ointments, tinctures and patches can be just as effective as a few drops in the diffuser or in a home made remedy.

All that is left is – Which Remedy – When – Will it work with me?

Please join me this for essential oil education. New and experienced users are welcome. You will hear science that backs up the use of essential oils for every topic and feel confident that you are getting safe, effective and empowering use guidelines for essential oils and other health products. Consider these study groups as a fun and interactive environment for learning. . Topics can include delivery methods, animal safety, chronic health conditions.

    Free Class – Tuesday 9/25 7PM
    Free Class – Saturday 9/29 12:30PM
    Free Class – Tuesday 10/2 7:30PM
    Free Class – Thursday 10/4 12PM

    Note: The classes are free. Registration is not necessary, but if you do register, note that the system will ask for a credit card to hold your place. There is no charge for this class and your card will not be charged. email elizabeth.blissblissbliss@gmail.com if you have questions.

    From strictly a scientific standpoint, essential oils are capable of causing physical changes in the body because they are made up of chemical compounds that communicate with the chemistry in our bodies. Within the human body, there are two types of communication systems; electrical and chemical which affect the nervous and endocrine systems. Research shows that the aromatic compounds within the essential oils interact with the endocrine and nervous system, resulting in physical changes within the body. – Danielle Daniel Holistic Psych

    No previous experience with essential oil necessary.

    Since 2012, we have been hosting essential oils classes at bliss. We are so proud to say that our clients have been using oils with ease! We take our role in the community as leaders in the safe and effective use of essential oil products SERIOUSLY. Hope you will join us.

    “I learned so much from EVERYONE and am really confident to use essential oils now” – Bliss Client

    ]]> Essential Oil Master Class https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/essential-oil-master-class/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=essential-oil-master-class Tue, 26 Dec 2017 20:23:11 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=14732 By Certified Aromatherapist Elizabeth Halliday-Reynolds

    Facts! Essential oils smell good, are easy to use and have many uses.
    Chances are you have a few bottles of oils or 10 that you just are not getting the full benefit from because you are just not sure how to use then or they are sitting in a box somewhere and not where you need then!

    Join Certified Aromatherapist Elizabeth Halliday-Reynolds for a class designed to move you beyond the basics. Be confident in making custom blends that work. Get grounded with some applied chemistry so that you have a solid foundation for safety. Go home with remedies and recipes and a daily routine designed to cover your top 3 health concerns. Each participant will also get a selection of rollers, jars, and spray bottles. You will be ready to use the oils you have on hand with confidence. Be prepared to reduce toxic load in the household and increase calm and serenity.

    Participants will also get access to free 3 master level video content modules after the class. These video modules offer deeper support in THREE areas of major concern in our modern lives: stress, sleep and respiratory support.
    Your oils do more than just smell good – Amplify your essential oil use and knowledge with this informative master level class class.

    Price: $33

    You go home with:

    • Personalized Daily Routine
    • Chemistry 101 Handout
    • Better Sleep Handout
    • Respiratory Support Handout
    • Oils for Kids Handout
    • Essential Oil Affirmation Card
    • 3 follow up video replys
    • Selection of Roller, jars and spray bottles
    • Access to 3 Master Level Video Modules
    ]]>
    Thanks Mom! This Series Is NOT Just For Moms https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/mom-kids-oils/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mom-kids-oils Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:06:17 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=14396 You will not want to miss the “Thanks Mom!” Series

    As moms, we aim to help our children so they may feel and do their best. We ache if they ache, feel sad when they’re sad, and delight when they radiate happiness and good health.
    In the flow of caring, nurturing and supporting your children, two little words can bring joy to your ears… “Thanks Mom!”.

    “Elementary Essentials”. The focus on this class is on “Back-to-school/On-the-Go” essential oils for elementary-aged children. See you Tuesday, 8/29, 12pm $10

    “Baby O’Mine”. The class covers essential oils for babies and new moms! We pride ourselves in the safe use of essential oils. Come to this class and get tried and true recipes. See you Wednesday, 9/27, 12pm $10

    “Freshman 15”. Remember when you went away to college? So much going on! The germy dorm, the meal plan, the long hours (studying we hope) and gaining 15pounds. This class will focus on 15 natural solutions for college students, so they can shine and thrive … happy, healthy, naturally. See you Friday, 9/29, 4:30pm

    “Pregnancy & Birth”. There are a hand full of times in life that are so precious. This is also a time of lots of dos and don’ts. Using essential oils during this time can be such a natural relief. We’ll steer you away from the DO NOT USE lists and provide you with trusted experience and success stories. See you Friday, 10/20, 4:30pm $10.

    “Tweens and Teens”. Hormones, Emotions, problem skin… Just a few things on the list. You’ll have more questions and we will have solutions! See you Sunday, 11/12, 1:30pm $10.

    Heidi Sherwin, of Moonbow Yoga & Wellness, has developed a series of wellness classes that will ensure you get plenty of hugs and hear “Thanks Mom” for your mom magic. Each class will be based on a stage of motherhood, from pregnancy to parenting teenagers. Heidi will share from her experience as a mom of three daughters, a doula, yoga instructor, essential oils educator, and well-being cheerleader. You will gain valuable information and get access to Heidi’s essential oils go-to list for all class topics. Be empowered with wellness practices that will make natural solutions a natural addition to your Mom Tool-belt. *


    At bliss we pride our selves in being an essential oil education center. Our trained, knowledgeable oils advocates have a collective 20 years of experience behind them. Get tapped into essential oil support.

    ]]>
    Aroma Touch: A clinical Approach to Essential Oil Application (For Families & Practioners) https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/aroma-touch-morgantown/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=aroma-touch-morgantown Sun, 02 Apr 2017 22:25:57 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=14055 What is the ArōmaTouch Technique? dōTERRA’s ArōmaTouch Technique is a clinical approach to applying essential oils along energy meridians and visceral contact points of the back and feet to help balance sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems of the body. Developed by Dr. David Hill, a leading expert in integrative medicine and therapeutic applications of essential oils, the ArōmaTouch Technique improves well-being by reducing physical and emotional stressors and by supporting healthy autonomic function. The technique is simple and intuitive and uses dōTERRA’s CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic GradeTM essential oils for an unparalleled grounding experience. For more information about the ArōmaTouch Technique visit aromatouch.com.

    Who can benefit from ArōmaTouch Technique Training?

    • ANYONE!!! From the novice essential oil enthusiast to the professional healthcare practitioner, dōTERRA’s ArōmaTouch Technique is EASY to learn and SIMPLE to administer.

    • Be empowered in your own home to provide your family and friends with an incredible healing experience.

    • Massage therapists, energy workers, healers etc.; ArōmaTouch Technique has much to offer your practice. This simple yet profound treatment offers the same healing power to the practitioner who performs it as it does to the client receiving it.

    Certification Cost is $149.00 and Includes: ArōmaTouch Oil Kit, ArōmaTouch Training Guide with DVD, Knowledge Development, Practical Application and Certificate

    Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Pre-Registration is Mandatory by April 13 – Contact Elizabeth Halliday-Reynolds at 304-685-9942 or elizabeth.blissblissbliss@gmail.com
    Class Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Your experienced instructor is Amy Widmer, a dōTERRA Diamond Wellness Advocate & Certified ArōmaTouch Instructor and can be reached at (304) 904-6621 amylyn.widmer@gmail.com

    ]]>
    Essential Oils for Pregnancy and Beyond https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/essential-oils-pregnancy-beyond/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=essential-oils-pregnancy-beyond Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:18:43 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=13107 with Heidi Sherwin, E-RYT, Doula

    Sunday, November 6, 2016

    1:30 – 2:30pm

     

    Join Heidi Sherwin and other moms for tea and conversation about the many benefits and uses of essential oils during pregnancy, birth and beyond. Essential oils are a natural and effective way to soothe and support the body, uplift the mood, and calm anxious feelings that commonly arise on the motherhood journey.

     

    Through an open and informative discussion, Heidi will share from her experience as a doula, pre and postnatal yoga teacher, and mother of three.  We will smell and sample therapeutic grade essential oils, discuss their efficacy, review simple usage tips for moms and babies, and better understand just how easily they can enhance one’s overall experience in pregnancy and beyond.

    – Register Online –

    Questions? Send a message to heidi@theblissblissbliss.com

    ]]>
    DIY Bliss: Sweet Summer Skin https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/diy-bliss-sweet-summer-skin/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=diy-bliss-sweet-summer-skin Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:42:06 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=12131 Welcome to my first official DIY BLISS Blog! This week I’d like to feature the ability to get Sweet Summer Skin!

    This is a DIY spa treatment that you can do in the privacy of your own home, so no one has too see the messy process of creation, application and purification!

    This Sweet Summer Skin spa was inspired by SUMMER TIME! And a little help from Taylor Cope behind the desk 🙂

    3

    Really what I was feeling, was the peeling skin from my first burn and reminiscing how smooth and buttery my skin felt after my facial with Kaityln Stoner here at Bliss. I wanted to have that buttery feel ALL OVER!

    Get your own facial yummies!

    The plan is to make a Salt Scrub, Green Clay Face Mask, and Lotion.

    So I gather my ingredients (conveniently from the Bliss shelves) and a few things I already had at home.

    summer skin

    Saturday I was all alone and could indulge is all the relaxation and self-love.

    I began with the simplest first, Salt Scrub.

    In a little bowl I placed my salt, oil and essential oils. I chose grapefruit for it’s relaxing and uplifting qualities, and patchouli for its bug-repelling power. You can swap sugar for the salt or mix them. I chose salt since it’s summer and my skin doesn’t need excess moisturizing.

    So I just mixed these three loves together and noticed I wanted more oil (I used the Jojoba since I had it on hand) so I just added a little more until I got the consistency I wanted.

    Salt Scrub

    With that done, I took out another small bowl and began the face mask. Also a quick and easy mixture.making mask

    I scooped out my clay, a bit of honey, and I used frankincense since I knew that it’s great for skin healing and goodness. If you have a skin that is prone to blackhead or pimples I would recommend Tea Tree as it’s great for “cleaning dirt”.

    mask

    You can see mine is a bit grainy, so learn from my impatience. Mix mix mix!

    I mixed all this in before I added the water. I slowly add water and thoroughly mix and scrape as I go. I may not have used anymore than a 1tbs or so for this mixture. You want a smooth even consistency so when you put it on your face you don’t have chunks.

    Scrub and mask done, it was time to face my fears of making lotion.

    I has no idea how this would work; if my little blender would be strong enough. So many doubts, but I pushed on. I followed the directions from the blog I got the recipe from. I did change the recipe slightly as I thought it was a little too “waxy” for my desires.

    making

    First I mixed the Aloe, Essential oils, and Vitamin E oil.

    meliting

    Then slowly melted the beeswax and Jojoba oil.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    You can use any essential oils you have, but since this was to help me with sunburn, I chose the sandalwood and I like the combination with the uplifting tangerine. (FYI: citrus oils will burn if you hang out in the sun too long)

    The instructions say to cool the beeswax and jojoba before, and they mean it! Take your time.

    After the mixture is cooled ( but not too cool!) Turn on your trusty blender and SLOWLY add the aloe mix.

    I would have photographed this process, but I was sure I screwed something up and my heart was breaking. But keep on going folks! You have to do a ton of scrapping of sides, and blending, then more scraping, and so on. The directions say for about 10 minutes, and they mean it!

    My mixture looked like a marshmallow goop and water…. and then, like magic (of course), it all came together

    Observe the creamy yummy!

    Observe the creamy yummy!

    It looked so good!!! I wanted to eat it, which I could have if I didn’t add the sandalwood oil. (next time!)

    With the work done, I went to the garden and got myself sweaty, dirty, and ready for my well-deserved pampering. 

    I hopped in the shower and got my scrub on! I loved the salty taste as the scrub washed off of me, I felt like I was at the beach! The gorgeous red color and abrasive nature of the salt efficiently washed of all the dirt. Since the essential oils are anti-bacterial and anit-fungal I skipped the soap! The oil left my skin nice and moisturized after I toweled off.

    I Painted on the mask with a clean paint brush that I ONLY use for my masks. You can use a spoon, or fingers, or whatever you prefer…

    Since the clay dries out you want to be sure to wash it off BEFORE it dries. I washed it when I felt it tightening and drying.

    While the face dried I applied the lotion all over and LOVED the way it felt!

    Needless to say, I was happy and super smelly after my Sweet Summer Skin self-spa!

    Share your experience with these recipes below in the comments section!

    3

    Shopping/ Ingredient list:

    Salt Scrub:

    1 cup ~ Red Alaea Sea Salt*( (read more…)
    1/2 cup ~ Oil* (Avocado, Coconut, etc.)
    2 tbs ~ Coffee Grinds (Optional & used is okay)
    15-20 drops ~ Essential Oils* (Grapefruit and Patchouli)

    Green Clay Face Mask:

    1 tbs ~ Powdered Green Clay*
    1/4 tsp ~ Organic Raw Honey (can find at Mountain People’s Co-Op)
    2 drops ~ Frankincense Essential Oil* (Tee Tree is good for cleaning dirt)
    Water

    Lotion:

    1 cup ~ Aloe Vera Gel*
    1/3 cup ~ Grated Beeswax*
    1/2 cup ~ Jojoba Oil*
    1 tsp ~ Vitamin E Oil*
    15 drops ~ Essential Oils* (I am using Sandalwood and Tangerine Oil)

    *These items can be found at Bliss!*

    Tools Needed:

    Bowls
    Spatulas
    Small pot
    Glass Measuring cup (or fashion a double boiler)
    Measuring cups & spoons
    Blender/ Vitamix

     

    As always, thank you for reading!

    Namaste,
    Nadia Caterina <3

    ]]>
    No Really What Are You Smelling? 3 Ways To Know You Have The Right Oil For You https://www.theblissblissbliss.com/no-really-smelling-3-ways-know-right-oil/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=no-really-smelling-3-ways-know-right-oil Sat, 28 May 2016 14:23:42 +0000 http://www.theblissblissbliss.com/?p=11949 Chances are at least one of your friends have mentioned how essential oils have helped them find support for an every day thing….
    Could be tummy trouble, difficultly relaxing, sleeping or even occasional clogged airways.

    So you start researching and and reading up on ALL the brands out there!

    “Oh My!” you say, “there is a lot to this”

    Yes! Yes there is –

    IMG_0804Does it Smell good – Simple right! Smell is important. Many of us can TELL immediately that the petroleum based scented wall plug in or the candle shop candle is full of fragrances. Perhaps the scent of this item was based on an essential oil log ago, but then some lab got a hold of the process and tried to pull out the main chemical constituent in order to bring that item to market. Mass production does not mean quality. In fact many report headaches, dizziness, migraine from smelling this stuff. If it does not smell good, don’t use it. When you purchase a 100% pure essential oil, you are looking for the synergistic properties of that plant extracted as an essential oil. This is where you get your therapeutic value.

    IMG_0805Is it therapeutic – When I first started looking for oils to offer in our then tiny gift shop, I looked for a grade of essential oil that was labeled “therapeutic”, “100 % Pure”. This label was touted in my massage training as the best way to identify that the bottle was pure. We don’t want additives in our oils. Additives are often used to bring the price down on that individual bottle. Additives may save you a few dollars but additives CAN introduce toxicity. As a certified therapeutic aromatherapist, with years of client success stories, I can confirm that therapeutic value is important. Therapeutic value makes a difference to the treatment. When your essential research indicates that X oil is good for y condition you need every property of a pure oil for that oil to be effective. Purity and potency is key!

    IMG_0806Purity + Potency = Quality – Looks like a simple math equation right! As I work with clients wanting to use essential oils therapeutically, I have found that some brands just did not deliver the results for my clients. As I became certified, I also learned that NOT ALL oil companies did extensive 3rd party testing. Some companies do a little testing. Some won’t, claiming that they know the farmer and the distiller. Sweet! All good, but serious aromatherapists know that changes in the climate, pesticides in adjacent fields, time to the distillery, part of the plant distilled all impact chemistry and this is what impacts therapeutic value. 3rd party testing is going to:

    • Ensure that the product was not made in a lab (wintergreen oils is super easy to fool most lab tests).
    • Ensure that the chemistry supports all the historical use models (this is where therapeutic value is intended not as a sales tool – no testing = empty promises).
    • Ensure that no chemicals were add during distillation/extraction process to get a better yield.

    Have a question about which essential oil is best for you? Elizabeth loves to get your e-mails and does schedule privately for aromatherapy consults. You can reach her at loveisoily@gmail.com

    Remember 3 these three criteria when choosing an oil: Does it smell good, is it therapeutic grade, was it tested.

    ]]>