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.
Everywhere I turn lately, it appears Essential Oils are all the rage, and they are a huge money maker. In addition, whenever I sign-up for an aromatherapy webinar people from all over the world are in attendance, looking for solutions and remedies to support their mind, body and spirit well-being.
As a certified aromatherapist and trainer, this topic comes to me voiced as concerns from those who are purchasing ‘essential oils’ without having any knowledge of how to ascertain when a product is ‘authentic’.
As starter conclusions in this formidable task about “authenticity” in essential oils is that these oils are not synthetically produced.
So what is the difference? Essential Oils are acquired from plants, by various distilling methods. In addition, essentials oils are known to have the added impact of therapeutic benefits, which can be useful in enhancing your mind, body, and spirit when used properly and safely. When you are purchasing essential oils look for the ‘botanical‘ name along with the common name. For example: Lavender (common name), has the botanical name Lavandula angustifolia Continue reading Is Your Essential Oil Authentic?→
Essential Oils are all the rage among people who are looking for ‘natural’ remedies to aid with all sorts of health and beauty needs. As some of you are already aware, I am an Aromatherapy – Enthusiast, which has led me to explore learning more about these oils, that come from flowers, plants, seeds and roots.
I am delighted to share this post with you! ‘Can’t wait to try out my essential oil stash!
We know essential oils are often expensive, and diffusing them may use up more oil than you would like. So we have come up with a list of diffuser blends using 5 of the least expensive essential oils, as well as 4 of the most common essential oils that most people have on hand and that are […]
I’m wondering if the allergy season is coming later this year. Usually I suffer sneezing, itchy throat, and coughing during the month of September. However, the past two days I am surprised to find these symptoms of allergies are in full force. I reached for my newly purchased The Essential Life book to find a remedy right away. The remedy: Take 2 drops of lavender, 2 drops lemon, 2 drops peppermint one of three ways. You can learn more about essential oil reference materials, history, and research on the upper right corner links of this blog. Mobile devices can click Menu to find information about Essential Oils.
In the meanwhile, here are some great tips of the best uses of lemon essential oil. We can always use information on how to be healthwise.
(1) Detox – Putting a couple drops of lemon essential oil in your water helps to keep the bile in your liver flowing, thus self-cleansing of this most important organ. Warm lemon water also promotes peristalsis (contraction and movement) in your bowels, so you feel less backed up.
(2) RelieveUpset Stomach – When you have an upset stomach, sip warm water with a couple drops of lemon oil. Lemon alkalizes the body, and changes “sour stomach” back to normal.
(3) Mood Enhancer – Many of us have a slump in the afternoon, where we have had lunch and just want to take a power nap. When I feel like that, I put a few drops of lemon essential oil in my diffuser and enjoy the mood lifting feeling.
(4) Cleanser – Lemon oil is antibacterial, and is commonly used in household cleaners. I made my own* and keep a bottle in the kitchen. …