Friday, May 14, 2010

Essential Oils and the Bible

I am presenting a workshop tomorrow in San Jose showing how you can learn about the key characteristics of essential oils from a short verse of the Bible. We'll be sampling Spikenard, Cederwood, Cypress and guess which other two?

Location:San Jose Center for Spiritual Living

Friday, March 12, 2010

Essential Oils for Tooth Ache

Toothaches can be painful.  They should never be left unattended.  If you can't get to your dentist immediately and would like to have some relief from the pain, and possibly help prevent an infection, here is something you can do with readily available Essential Oils

Put a drop of Essential Oil of Clove and a drop of Essential Oil of Peppermint on a cotton bud and apply it to the gum in the area of the ache.  You might also use one or two drops on a cotton ball and

Monday, February 15, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Eight Oils for Traveling

1. Lavender

2. Peppermint (nausea, food poisoning, injury, breath freshener)

3. Everlast (Helichrysum)

4. Thyme Tuyunol

5. Bay Laurel

6. Ravintsara Aromatica

7. Cinnamon

8. [Personal Choice]

Friday, January 29, 2010

Five Laws of Aromatherapy

by Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt

Essential oils change the way our sensory organs work. They change the functioning (qualitative change in the function) of our sensory organs. When you play with eo’s things start to happen in your life gradually.

First Law – Essential Oils are products of the secondary metabolism of plants. They do not immediately affect the plant’s metabolism, like sunlight or minerals, but instead they help the plant in its struggle for survival.

Second Law – Natural\ Essential Oils are different. Molecules produced by the plant organism (enzymatics) are in fact physically different from supposedly identical ones produced in the laboratory. As a consequence molecules from nature have different effects in the body than lab made substances.

Third Law – Instinctual Component is very strong in Aromatherapy. Predominantly, Aromatherapy is practiced by women.

Fourth Law – Aromatherapy benefits everyone because essential oils are, with very few exceptions, very safe and simple to use. One does not have to be an expert to receive at least some benefits.

Fifth Law – Aromatherapy thrives off of the tension between rigorous scientific proof and its strong intuitive aspects. Often there is a desire for science to prove the treatments of aromatherapy.