Monday, February 23, 2009

Essential Oils

Hey there-

Most of you know by now that I am writing a book.

Many of you know by now that I have been working with essential oils for about 12 years.

Few of you know that I am developing a website that will offer my therapeutic grief oil blend, a concoction of 5 different essential oils specifically chosen for their benefits for those people who have experienced a great loss. I call it Embrace......Embrace bath oil, body lotion and body oil.

I started working with essential oils when I lived in Portland. I use them at home for both mental and physical health reasons and I helped start an aromatherapy program at the Adult Day Center where I was the social worker.

My boys believe that gargling with tea tree oil is the best treatment for a sore throat, lavender is the only treatment for cuts/scrapes, and have never known a bath that didn't include essential oils specific for their current situation. (lavender, marjoram, chamomile or eucalyptus to name a few)

Essential oils are the pure oil extracted from the plant and their chemical make up can assist the body physically as well as psychologically. (the olfactory nerve is connected to the limbic system in the brain which controls our emotions). They can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled through the nose. (yes, I inhale.........does that mean I can't run for president?)

Essential oils are a simple and beautiful way to assist a person to embrace the process of grieving. I believe embracing grief (being grateful for it?) is the only way to be able to fully purge it and live beyond it. I don't know what I would have done without my essential oils after Bob died.

I will let you know once the website is fully functional. It better be before April when I will be going to Dallas to give a presentation on the use of essential oils with grief and loss at the Association of Death Education and Counseling conference. Ahhhhh!

I will keep you posted.

Thanks for checking in-


1 comment:

  1. I am always inspired by you! You give me hope in so many ways. It is my dream to be able to give back when all is said and done, and you are the perfect example. I can't wait to see the website.