The Secret to Using Aromatherapy for Mental Health
...is becoming empowered to make the best blend!
There is a trend in aromatherapy education to simplify things and say that "x" oil works for depression, "x" works for ADD, "x" works for grief, but we believe in elevating the conversation.
There are general claims that can be made. For example, for most people lavender is a great sedative and rosemary can act as a stimulant. But if someone is have a hard time sleeping or focusing, the trick is to first take into account all the factors that are contributing to these issues and create a unique blend that is paired with the desired mental state.
It is for this reason that we will always hesitate to isolate a single essential oil for any particular condition, and continuously refer back to this wider perspective.
Now, we do find the use of charts handy. They are a great way to get us started on making the best blend. Both our Reference Manual and Aromatic Mind Book have detailed charts for reference. But we have found in our practices that clients respond best to a unique blend, rather than a single oil treatment.
This approach takes a little more education, experience and welcomes the wisdom of intuition. It is our goal as educators to help foster these qualities in our students.
Want hands-on education on how to use essential oils for mental health?
This Sunday is our last offering of Aromatherapy for the Mind this year!
We still have space in our 1-day training this coming Sunday from 9:30am-4:30pm in Tampa, FL.
Class includes materials, copy of the Aromatic Mind Book and healthy lunch. Make a blend to take home!
Get started with using essential oils in your practice.
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