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					Barbara   Lemke, RN, CCAP

Certified   Clinical Aromatherapist
A   holistic approach to health and wellness

 Aromatic Volatile Liquid of plants, flowers,
 leaves, blossoms, seeds, bark, roots, fruits
 and berries

 Essential   oils are steam distilled or expressed

 Oils   found in hairs, ducts, glands of plants
 Promotes health and prevents imbalances on
 the physical, emotional and spiritual level

    Highly concentrated

    More potent than herbs – One drop represents
     the potency of one ounce of plant material

    Long history for using essential oils – Over 500
     references in the bible
   Aroma enters through olfactory system

   The limbic system: directly communicates
    with the “master glands.” The hypothalamus
    and pituitary glands regulate many body
    functions including hormones and the
    immune system.

   Chemistry of oils determines therapeutic value
   Antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-parasitic
   Hormone regulator
   Stimulates the immune system
   Antispasmodic
   Anti-inflammatory
   Anti-emetic
   Anti-anxiety, antidepressant, relaxing
   Astringent
   Skin toner and moisturizer
   Wound healing
   Decreases sinus/respiratory congestion
 Plant material placed in chamber
 Steam is forced into chamber, oil is released
  and carried off from the plant in the steam
 Oil evaporates along with the steam and is
  moved through the condensing chamber, cold
  water added
 The cooling effect returns the steam to
  water and liquid essential oil
 Timing, temperature, harvesting are
  important factors
 Essential  oil is in the rind
 Oil is cold pressed or squeezed by a machine
 PATCH TEST before using essential oils if
  sensitive skin
 Dilute 2-5 drops of the essential oil with 1 tsp of
  carrier oil. Apply to white part of a band aid and
  put on forearm for 12-24 hours. Observe for any
  redness/irritation
 Avoid oils in eyes, do not pour oils in ears
 Some oils, such as tea tree and lavender, can be
  applied on skin directly if no allergy exists
 Only essential oils labeled as food supplements
  are for internal use
 Put contacts in eyes before handling oils
 Medical history is important
 Certain oils should be avoided with certain
  conditions or diseases. Examples include
  pregnancy or seizure disorders.
 Remember if you apply the oils to someone else
  you will also absorb the oil. Medical condition of
  the giver is important.
 Citrus oils tend to be sensitive to light so avoid
  sun exposure for 4 hours or apply under covered
  area
 Aromatherapy is not a substitute for medical
  care
   Hypertension: hyssop, rosemary, sage, thyme
   Seizure Disorder: hyssop, sage, fennel,
    wormwood, rosemary, spike lavender
   Estrogen dependent cancers: clary sage, fennel
   Asthmatics should use a dilute mixture of
    essential oils at first to avoid certain reactions
   Certain oils should be diluted when used
    topically. Examples would include oregano,
    thyme, cinnamon, clove, birch
   If pregnant, consult an aromatherapy
    practitioner
 Inhalation
 Massage
 Direct   application/neat application
 Baths
 Compresses
 Gargles
 Diffusing
 Add  2-4 drops of oil into a bowl of hot water,
  cover head with towel and inhale
 Spray or use 2-3 drops of essential oil in the
  shower
 Inhale from the bottle
 Apply 1-2 drops on a tissue or swatch of
  material
 Apply 1-2 drops in palm, cup hands, close
  eyes, and breathe deeply
 Diffuser
 Improves   circulation

 Decreases   stress and anxiety

 Decreases   pain and muscle tension

 Use1-5 drops of essential oil in 1 tsp of
 carrier oil for a hand or foot massage
 Applyessential oil diluted or undiluted to a
 specific area for relaxation, pain, or wound
 care*

 Oils   can be layered for added effect
 Baths:mix the essential oil with a small
 amount of milk or Epsom salts or sea salts to
 disperse the oil into the water. Use 5-10
 drops of essential oil.

 Compresses: use for comfort or relaxation; 1-
 2 drops of essential oil with warm or cool
 wash cloth.

 Gargles: used for mouth
 irritation/sores/sore throats. Add 2 drops of
 essential oil to a small amount of honey or
 milk in cup; add 3-4 ounces of warm water.
 Gargle, swish and spit.
 Soothing to Digestion
 Supportive Effect on Liver
 Enhances respiratory system
 For Headache
 Improves concentration
 Diffusion, inhalation, massage,
  dietary use
   First Aid Kit in a Bottle
   Adaptogen – assists body when
    adapting to stress or imbalances
   Regarded for skin and beauty
   Soothe and cleanse cuts, bruises and
    skin irritations
   Enhances sleep, relaxation
   Bath, inhalation, topical, dietary
 Refreshing cleanser
 68% d-limonene
 Tonic for supporting the nervous and
  sympathetic nervous system
 Powerful antioxidant
 Dietary, aromatic or topical use
 Frankincense-boswellia
  carteri
 Used in religious ceremonies
 Pain Relieving
 Skin regenerative
 Mood enhancing,
  emotional supportive
 Diffusion, massage, topical,
  dietary supplement
 Citronella, Lemongrass, Tea Tree,
  Rosemary, Myrtle, Tea Tree Oils
 Cleansing and purifying,
  disinfectant
 For topical, aromatic use. Diffuse
  or put on cotton balls in air vents,
  cars.
o   Blue Tansy, Frankincense,
    Rosewood, and Spruce in a
    base of Almond Oil
o   Helps with energy alignment
    of the body
o   Works with the physical &
    spiritual aspects
o   Inhalation, topical, bath
 Blend  of Blue Tansy, Orange,
  Patchouli, Tangerine and
  Ylang Ylang
 Calming, Helps with sleep
 Emotional Releasing, Mood
  Elevating
 Uplifts Spirits
 Aromatic, topical, bath
 Blend  of Clove, Helichrysum,
  Peppermint, Wintergreen oils
 Relieves discomfort
 Warming to muscles
 For aromatic, topical, or in a
  compress. Use on location at
  site of pain. Good for arthritic
  pain, bone pain and more
 Blend of Cinnamon, Clove,
  Eucalyptus, Lemon, Rosemary
  Oils
 Protector from Plagues
 Cleansing
 Supportive of immune system
  and good health
 Dietary, aromatic or topical
  use. Diffuse for short periods
 Buy  oils in small quantities in dark glass
  bottles from a reputable company.
 The name of the oil along with its
  botanical name and the part of the plant
  the oil is obtained from should be on the
  label.
 The company should be willing to show its
  testing results if requested ie.
  (chromatagraph)
 Price reflects quality.
 $40 Basic Start Living Kit contains 5ml
  Lavender and Peppermint Oil
 $150 Start Living with Oils Kit includes 9
  essential oils, Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon,
  Frankincense, Thieves, Valor, Peace &
  Calming, PanAway, Purification
 Coupon for 50% off Diffuser included in kit
 Essential Reward Program earns free product,
  save on shipping costs
   Store in a glass bottle in a cool, dark place.
    Sunlight, heat and oxygen cause the oils to
    deteriorate. Avoid flames or heat. Avoid using
    plastic containers or plastic droppers.

   Keep the lids on bottles to prevent oxidation.

   Shelf life varies. Citrus oils oxidize more quickly
    than others. Blends with a carrier oil may have
    limited shelf life.

   Keep away from children, pets, indoor plants.
   Healing with Aromatherapy, Marlene
    Erickson, Keats Publishing
   Aromatherapy for Dummies, Kathi Deville,
    IDG Books Worldwide, Inc.
   500 Formulas for Aromatherapy, Carol &
    David Schiller, 1994, Sterling Publishing
   Essential Oil Desk Reference, Pocket
    Reference, CD, www.essentialscience.net
   Aromatherapy-Complete Guide to Healing
    Art,K.Keville
   www.abundant-health4u.com
 Barbara Lemke, RN, BSN, Certified Clinical
  Aromatherapy Practitioner
 Health & Wellness Options, LLC
 920-285-4635
 Email: healthopts@hotmail.com
 Located at Avolen, 206 S. Silver Lake St.,
  Oconomowoc 53066 by appointment
 www.youngliving.com/601146
 http://BarbaraLemke.YoungLivingWorld.com

				
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