Effective Steps for Choosing Therapeutic Essential Oils

 As a natural health practitioner seeking to learn how to incorporate essential oils into a practice, or as a budding aromatherapist learning the art and science of blending essential oils- how do you select an essential oil? In this article I share my process- born from art, science and 20+ years of essential oil innovation- on how to choose an essential oil.

The first step is to be clear on why the essential oil or blend is being used. This is your therapeutic focus. In this article, I lay out my approach and share it with you as a guide for beginning your work in essential oils.

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Vitamin D, Natural Sunscreen and the Sun

Vitamin D3 is a necessary bioactive hormone known for prevention of bone loss associated with aging and also supports brain, heart and immune health. Sun exposure is required for healthy production of vitamin D in the skin.  There is potential that commercial sunscreen may block vitamin D production. Some sunscreen ingredients are now banned and damage ocean life and reefs. It’s necessary to find safe natural sunscreen alternatives. The solution comes from a saturation of proven botanical antioxidants in the diet and used topically.

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The Pleasurable Intention of Natural Organic Skin Care

Confidence, self-esteem, and the positive feelings created by engagement with personal care products are all part of the supportive feelings associated with them. Emotion is created by the visual and tactile feel of the product and scent, along with the idea or perception created through the branding and marketing. With this in mind, you can create an intentional emotional outcome with your use of personal care.

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How Essential Oils Enhance Organic and Natural Skin Care

Essential oil use in natural and organic skin care is anti-aging, relieves stress related skin conditions and sensitivity, and reduces inflammation. Natural skin care ingredients, including essential oils, create a connection to nature proven to help human health and ease emotional anxiety and stress.

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Hand Sanitizers: Good, Bad, Safe or What?

Grab it - Wipe it - Squirt it - Rub it. It's the hand sanitizer boogie. OK, so maybe I won't try and turn this into the next Gangnam Style dance craze. Even though, I think it already is. Hand sanitizing is a popular practice and available at grocery cart stations, banks, schools and other public places where your hand could potentially touch where someone else's hand - or hands - has already been.

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