Meet Kay Brown. She had just completed an Aroma Freedom session with me and gave this beautiful impromptu testimonial for me to share.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy uses natural plant extracts known as essential oils to support the normal function of the body and overall well-being.
Is Aromatherapy "new age" medicine?
No, humans have used aromatherapy for centuries. Many ancient cultures have used aromatic plant extracts in resins, balms and oils for both medical and religious purposes. The distillation process has been around since at least the 10th century. Today, many French and German doctors still recognize the role of natural botanicals in supporting wellness. The term "aromatherapy" was coined by French perfumer and chemist, René-Maurice Gattefossé, in a book he wrote on the topic in 1937.
What does Aromatherapy look like?
Any time you use an essential oil topically or aromatically, you are essentially doing Aromatherapy. Aromatherapy includes: diffusers, aromatic spritzers, inhalers, bathing salts, body oils, creams, or lotions for massage or topical application, facial steamers, hot and cold compresses, and clay masks.
Who can do Aromatherapy?
Anyone, even you. A Certified Aromatherapist is not required for you to use aromatherapy to benefit your life. Certified Aromatherapists tend to have specialized knowledge in this field and can therefore be helpful. They are not required in order to learn nor use aromatherapy techniques.
Are you a Certified Aromatherapist?
I have completed the process to be a Certified Aromatherapist and then allowed my "certification" to lapse. Why? Because the course proved to me how much I knew about Aromatherapy and what I do does not require me to be a Certified Aromatherapist.
Can any brand of essential oils be used?
The only brand I use and recommend for this very important work is Young Living. Essential oils are not regulated so there are a number of brands legally putting things in their “essential oils” that can be potentially hazardous to inhale, or apply topically for that matter. Be safe and use a brand that explains how their oils are sourced. This information is paramount.
The ultimate goal is for you to have the tools you need to reach and maintain optimal wellness. With that goal in mind, I will introduce you to the tools and then teach you how to use them so you can achieve the goal of optimal wellness.
I will teach you four simple aromatherapy techniques known collectively as Aroma Freedom. All Young Living aromatic and topical use essential oils can be used for these techniques. No dietary essential oils are to be used. Generally, you are taught these techniques using a combination of the following Young Living essential oils:
Because all Young Living aromatic and topical use oils can be used, we start with the few listed above so as not to overwhelm you.