What is an essential oil?
If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant. Essential oils give plants their distinctive smells, essential oils protect plants and play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. (www.doterra.com)
Our olfactory system is directly connected to our limbic system which stores our emotions and memories. So when you smell a familiar scent you are immediately brought to an image, memory, or feeling you’ve experienced in the past - sometimes it is clear and vivid while other times it’s more nostalgic and vague. Using essential oils mindfully can have incredible effects on regulating mood, directing focus, and fostering a sense of presence & peace.
My practice is based in education and collaboration - there is so much to know about safe and effective essential oil use. I host monthly classes, workshops, and 1-1 sessions that focus around education, usage, and mindfulness in relation to aromatherapy. When using oils in my yoga classes and bodywork sessions I always ask permission first before sharing and will include some information about the physical and emotional benefits.
How can I begin using my own essential oils?
There are several different ways you can start:
1.) Scroll down to fill out a Custom Rollerball Form where I will create a unique blend of essential oils into a 10ml rollerball based on your responses to the questions. This is a great introduction to essential oils because it is safe, customized, and fun!
2.) Become a wholesale member with doTERRA and receive 25% off all oils and products. All orders are done online and shipped directly to your door. You can begin with a starter kit at varying price points that include our top “must-have” oils or you can pick and choose to create your starter package + $35 membership fee.
3.) You can order retail oils from the same website (this option is only beneficial if you only want 1-2 bottles of essential oils, otherwise the wholesale membership is a better deal.)
I prefer to do an initial wellness consultation in person, over the phone, or FaceTime so we can choose the right starter package for you. Please reach out if you have any questions regarding essential oils and aromatherapy.
I love to create custom rollerballs using 8-15 different essential oils to address your unique needs. The oils and amounts are carefully considered based on the answers you give and draw from my understanding of the physical properties of the oils, emotional benefits, subtle energy and the Chakra system, as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine. Please fill out the form below to submit a request for an essential oil rollerball. Each rollerball comes custom made with a handwritten card that includes the ingredients listed, directions on how to use and how often, and a unique affirmation or mantra to repeat to yourself when using your blend.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.