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Barbara Lemke, RN, CCAP Certified Clinical Aromatherapist
A holistic approach to health and wellness Aromatic Volatile Liquid of plants, flowers, leaves, blossoms, seeds, bark, roots, fruits and berries Essential oils are steam distilled or expressed Oils found in hairs, ducts, glands of plants
Promotes health and prevents imbalances on the physical, emotional and spiritual level Highly concentrated More potent than herbs – One drop represents the potency of one ounce of plant material Long history for using essential oils – Over 500 references in the bible
Aroma enters through olfactory system The limbic system: directly communicates with the “master glands.” The hypothalamus and pituitary glands regulate many body functions including hormones and the immune system. Chemistry of oils determines therapeutic value
Antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-parasitic Hormone regulator Stimulates the immune system Antispasmodic Anti-inflammatory Anti-emetic Anti-anxiety, antidepressant, relaxing Astringent Skin toner and moisturizer Wound healing Decreases sinus/respiratory congestion
Plant material placed in chamber Steam is forced into chamber, oil is released and carried off from the plant in the steam Oil evaporates along with the steam and is moved through the condensing chamber, cold water added The cooling effect returns the steam to water and liquid essential oil Timing, temperature, harvesting are important factors
Essential oil is in the rind Oil is cold pressed or squeezed by a machine
PATCH TEST before using essential oils if sensitive skin Dilute 2-5 drops of the essential oil with 1 tsp of carrier oil. Apply to white part of a band aid and put on forearm for hours. Observe for any redness/irritation Avoid oils in eyes, do not pour oils in ears Some oils, such as tea tree and lavender, can be applied on skin directly if no allergy exists Only essential oils labeled as food supplements are for internal use Put contacts in eyes before handling oils
Medical history is important Certain oils should be avoided with certain conditions or diseases. Examples include pregnancy or seizure disorders. Remember if you apply the oils to someone else you will also absorb the oil. Medical condition of the giver is important. Citrus oils tend to be sensitive to light so avoid sun exposure for 4 hours or apply under covered area Aromatherapy is not a substitute for medical care
Hypertension: hyssop, rosemary, sage, thyme Seizure Disorder: hyssop, sage, fennel, wormwood, rosemary, spike lavender Estrogen dependent cancers: clary sage, fennel Asthmatics should use a dilute mixture of essential oils at first to avoid certain reactions Certain oils should be diluted when used topically. Examples would include oregano, thyme, cinnamon, clove, birch If pregnant, consult an aromatherapy practitioner
Add 2-4 drops of oil into a bowl of hot water, cover head with towel and inhale Spray or use 2-3 drops of essential oil in the shower Inhale from the bottle Apply 1-2 drops on a tissue or swatch of material Apply 1-2 drops in palm, cup hands, close eyes, and breathe deeply Diffuser
Improves circulation Decreases stress and anxiety Decreases pain and muscle tension Use 1-5 drops of essential oil in 1 tsp of carrier oil for a hand or foot massage
Apply essential oil diluted or undiluted to a specific area for relaxation, pain, or wound care* Oils can be layered for added effect
Baths: mix the essential oil with a small amount of milk or Epsom salts or sea salts to disperse the oil into the water. Use 5-10 drops of essential oil. Compresses: use for comfort or relaxation; 1- 2 drops of essential oil with warm or cool wash cloth. Gargles: used for mouth irritation/sores/sore throats. Add 2 drops of essential oil to a small amount of honey or milk in cup; add 3-4 ounces of warm water. Gargle, swish and spit.
Soothing to Digestion Supportive Effect on Liver Enhances respiratory system For Headache Improves concentration Diffusion, inhalation, massage, dietary use
First Aid Kit in a Bottle Adaptogen – assists body when adapting to stress or imbalances Regarded for skin and beauty Soothe and cleanse cuts, bruises and skin irritations Enhances sleep, relaxation Bath, inhalation, topical, dietary
Refreshing cleanser 68% d-limonene Tonic for supporting the nervous and sympathetic nervous system Powerful antioxidant Dietary, aromatic or topical use
Frankincense-boswellia carteri Used in religious ceremonies Pain Relieving Skin regenerative Mood enhancing, emotional supportive Diffusion, massage, topical, dietary supplement
Citronella, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Myrtle, Tea Tree Oils Cleansing and purifying, disinfectant For topical, aromatic use. Diffuse or put on cotton balls in air vents, cars.
o Blue Tansy, Frankincense, Rosewood, and Spruce in a base of Almond Oil o Helps with energy alignment of the body o Works with the physical & spiritual aspects o Inhalation, topical, bath
Blend of Blue Tansy, Orange, Patchouli, Tangerine and Ylang Ylang Calming, Helps with sleep Emotional Releasing, Mood Elevating Uplifts Spirits Aromatic, topical, bath
Blend of Clove, Helichrysum, Peppermint, Wintergreen oils Relieves discomfort Warming to muscles For aromatic, topical, or in a compress. Use on location at site of pain. Good for arthritic pain, bone pain and more
Blend of Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Rosemary Oils Protector from Plagues Cleansing Supportive of immune system and good health Dietary, aromatic or topical use. Diffuse for short periods
Buy oils in small quantities in dark glass bottles from a reputable company. The name of the oil along with its botanical name and the part of the plant the oil is obtained from should be on the label. The company should be willing to show its testing results if requested ie. (chromatagraph) Price reflects quality.
$40 Basic Start Living Kit contains 5ml Lavender and Peppermint Oil $150 Start Living with Oils Kit includes 9 essential oils, Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon, Frankincense, Thieves, Valor, Peace & Calming, PanAway, Purification Coupon for 50% off Diffuser included in kit Essential Reward Program earns free product, save on shipping costs
Store in a glass bottle in a cool, dark place. Sunlight, heat and oxygen cause the oils to deteriorate. Avoid flames or heat. Avoid using plastic containers or plastic droppers. Keep the lids on bottles to prevent oxidation. Shelf life varies. Citrus oils oxidize more quickly than others. Blends with a carrier oil may have limited shelf life. Keep away from children, pets, indoor plants.
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Barbara Lemke, RN, BSN, Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner Health & Wellness Options, LLC Located at Avolen, 206 S. Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc by appointment