As from December 2016, I can now offer aromatherapy services, having achieved a diploma qualification in the subject from the Online Academies. I am also studying for a diploma in Aromatherapy with the School of Natural Health Sciences, which will add Aromatherapy Massage to my available treatments, once completed.
Many people think of aromatherapy as simply ‘nice smells’, but it is so much more than that. The sense of smell is of course important in how this therapy works, and smelling an oil is a great way to get instant access to the benefits it offers, but the active ingredients in aromatherapy oils can be helpful in many other ways.
Aromatherapy can be useful in a huge variety of ailments, from headaches and migraines, through digestive problems and sleep issues, to auto-immune disorders and even cancer. It can also help to relieve stress, anxiety, exhaustion, brain fog and many other health challenges that your doctor would not be able to cure.
One thing you may not know about essential oils is that, unlike conventional medicine, they can penetrate right into your cells, to kill any viruses that might be lurking there. This can be a very effective way, therefore, of treating a virus, using a method your doctor almost certainly doesn’t know about. Tea Tree (Melaleuca) oil is one of the best anti-virus oils, and again, you can get excellent quality Melaleuca Oil from do-TERRA, at a reduced price, if you access it through my do-TERRA web shop page, where there is also a short video about its healing properties.
CAUTION: It is important to ensure, when choosing aromatherapy products, that they are as pure as possible, and preferably organic. Many of the cheaper oils on the market are diluted in chemicals that are either actually toxic, or at least, unhelpful, and thus should not be used on the skin or taken internally. Always ensure that an oil states clearly that it is ‘therapeutic grade’ or ‘food grade’ before using it on skin or internally.
Good quality oils, however, such as those supplied by do-TERRA, can be used topically (i.e. directly onto the skin), though many should be diluted in a good-quality carrier oil, especially for children or people with sensitive skins, or taken internally. Dilution is also necessary when ingesting some oils, and you may prefer to take them in a vegetable capsule (do-TERRA do supply these), especially if you are taking a combination of oils, or need several drops in one dose.