One of the results of the Pandemic (COVID19) has been to draw our attention to our sense of smell in a big way. This has caused an onslaught of articles and discussions about aromatherapy and the benefits of using our sense of smell. The medical community has even brought the methods of using aromatic methods to their patients. And the beauty community has a newfound interest in the benefits we can gain from exploring the plant world where we can find therapeutic benefits from including them in our well-being program.
In this post, I am featuring Amy Anthony, (website NYCAromatica) and her classes, which are among the best. I am a NAHAcertified aromatherapist who has taken many classes in order to learn about the best and most safe methods for using essential oils and integrative medicinal methods as part of my wellness regimen. Some years ago, I had the pleasure to have Amy Anthony as one of my teachers at the New York Institute of Aromatherapy (closed now due to the Pandemic).
Amy has a website filled with aromatherapy solutions, potions, and a “poetic” method of providing this service to you. Take a look at her website to enjoy the many facets of aromatic wellness techniques and ideas to include them in your wellness regimen for therapeutic benefits.
Amy Anthony is modest in her explanation “About” herself. These are a few thoughts about what I think she offers in her training and consultations. 1) An aficionada’s grasp of the subject matter. 2) Clarity and ease of communicating – even in the more complex materials. 3) A certain generosity of spirit in her communication.
Amy says her passion is “plant-based, well-care modalities“, and that it is “closest to her heart”.
That is what I recognized when I first took a class with Amy Anthony at the former New York Institute of Aromatherapy.
I was actually “hooked” by Amy’s passion for plants and essential oils. Her knowledge base is extensive. She lights up the room with her “plant energy“.
Amy is a certified clinical aromatherapist. She has studied Herbalism, and has an in-depth “poetic” knowledge of plants. One of the places she teaches is the New York Botanical Gardens. The list is long of her accomplishments, and I encourage you to visit her website.
When you have an opportunity listen to our conversation.
In this episode of The Wellness Connections, I give you a description of a gentle “aromatic medicine” Hydrosols. When you have a free moment listen to what they are and how they can be used for your well-being journey.
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Since the summer season of 2020 has started, let me share with you something that I truly enjoy at this time of year – Hydrosols aka Hydrolats.
HairBlues followers know that I am an essential oils enthusiast, and that I use them as a Complementary Assisted Method (CAM) for wellness enrichment. What makes essential oils even more attractive to me is that every time I attend a webinar about them, people from all over the world are also attending, trying to figure out how, when, and why these “gifts” from plants can help us. To quote the News Correspondent, Rachel Maddow, “Why is that?”
In her book “Hydrosols, The Next Aromatherapy”, Suzanne Catty refers to aromatherapy as a branch of “phytotherapy” (plant therapy).
The study of aromatherapy continues to give me “Aha moments“. In my research I find that the story continues – that essential oils can provide therapeutic benefits, which make one feel and live better. Suzanne Catty defines hydrosols as the equivalent of a homeopathic version of essential oils. To quote her, “Hydrosols are the condensate water coproduced during the steam-or hydro-distillation of plant material for aromatherapeutic purposes.” Continue reading Hydrosols: Plant Therapy and Essential Oils→
The news lately about COVID-19 has been disturbing. However, I want to take a “mindful time-out“ to put visual concepts of beauty in this post to remind us that our planet is still filled with beauty. And, once again to remind us that we must try to see more than our current troubles.
As some of you know from following HairBlues, I am a certified aromatherapist, grounded in the wellness remedies of plant therapy and essential oils. So, in this post I want to introduce you to the essential oil, ‘May Chang‘. In my own experience, one whiff of ‘May Chang‘ essential oil quickly reminds me of peace and calmness. I am aware that because I live on this planet, there are those who distill the plants and flowers. Their work and process bring this fine oil to me. I am further comforted by the accumulated knowledge of those who work with essential oils at a level that I have a newfound respect for. In the meantime I benefit from that knowledge source: one can find solace even when there is much at stake by taking a “mindful time-out“ to breathe. Continue reading Time Out for May Chang→