The Sensual Kitchen with Kris Wrede
Kris Wrede has been cooking up a storm for way longer that she wants to share or that can she remember! She has culinary roots from her wonderful Mama & Grandma. Some of the stupendously yummy essential oil based recipes I will share in the teleseminar include Passion Sun Tea and Melon Ginger chilled soup. Tune in to hear all the secrets!
The use of plant and flower essences for therapy of mind and body and spirit were once considered the exclusive provenance of Egyptian Priests. Now you can unlock this ancient knowledge with Kris Wrede, Aromatic Alchemist and Natural Perfumer. Kris’s specialties include perfumery, skin care and essential oil cooking.
Her classroom approach stems from her extensive research into the mystical rituals of ancient cultures, her philosophy of perfume as medicine, and the miraculous healing energy apparent in the art of essential oil use. Her knowledge of essential oils is enhanced by a passion for their history. Allow Kris to share her wisdom with you, let her lead you through the aromatic world and imagine the possibilities it can play in your life. Learn more about teleseminars...
by Austine McCarthy, RN
Manuka is a very interesting member of the Myrtaceae family, Manuka Leptospermum scoparium. Coming from the same family are Australia's Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), Fragonia (Agonia fragrans), Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata and globulus) and Kunzea (Kunzea ambigua). Growing uncultivated on unfarmable land in New Zealand, it is thought that perhaps the stress of the growing conditions contribute to Manuka's important attributes.
Essential oil of Manuka is steam distilled from the leaves and small stems that are gathered after the flowering season is complete. The flowering season is sacred because bees gather nectar to produce the valuable Manuka honey crop.
The essential oil has a yellowish/ brown color, a sharp, earthy odor. Probably not a fragrance that will make the best perfume for date night.
Much of the research is related to the benefits of the Manuka honey, most notably in the wound care arena. Medical grade honey is incorporated into dressings and topicals used to heal chronic wounds such as vascular and diabetic ulcers and decubitus ulcers (bed sores). Read more...
by Stefania Borrelli, Aromatherapist, Reflexologist
About nine years ago I noticed a little harmless lump of fat grow on my right shoulder and was told that was a sebaceous cyst and that I could get it removed with a simple surgical procedure if it was painful or would become bigger. Over the years, it grew to a sizable lump.
In November 2010 I put on some hot Ricinus communis (Castor) oil pack for few minutes to help to break down any inflammation and promote lymphatic waste removal. Also, I prepared the following balm. In a 20 ml carrier oil blend - Ricinus communis (Castor) oil, Nigella sativa (Blackseed) oil, Oenothera biennis (Evening Primerose) oil, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) oil, Azadirachta indica (Neem) oil - I added a 5% dilution of Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) leaf oil and Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil. In the balm I also included 5 gr. of Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka) honey. Read more...
Shining Our Light with Essential Oils - Community Outreach
with Elizabeth Jones
Elizabeth Jones is a pioneer, leading educator, healer, formulator, and advocate of using therapeutic quality essential oils for integrative medicine. She has an extensive educational background from Skidmore College, University of California, Berkeley, and the California School of Herbal Studies. In 1997, she founded the College of Botanical Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, California, and has served as director and primary instructor since then. Learn about teleseminars...
By Marc J, Gian, L.Ac., LMT
Rosemary: Cardinal Oil for Upward Direction
There are 4 major directions when working on clients: Upward and Outward corresponding to Yang energy (as with Rosemary and Lavender), Inward and Downward- correlating to Yin (as with Myrrh and Spikenard)
To understand the directionality of Essential Oils, it is important to know the temperature and the depth that oils will penetrate into the body — or in terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Wei, Ying or Yuan levels. It is also important to understand how and where the plants from which the oils are obtained grow. Understanding these basics help us to accurately predict and anticipate the desired effect. As this is the first blog in a series, we will begin with the Upward direction. Read more ...
My Love for Lavandin
By Colleen Harte
Lavandin (Lavandula x intermedia) essential oil is the overshadowed relative of the better know lavender essential oil. Despite Lavandin’s lack of celebrity it is equally as powerful as lavender with vast therapeutic benefits across our entire body.
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Chakras and Your Physical and Emotional Health with Alexandria Brighton
About the Teleseminar
Chakras are often misunderstood and seen as Eastern esoteric philosophy considered by many to be irrelevant to our Western world of healthcare. Nothing could be further from the truth. The chakras as well as the meridian system represent another circulatory system just as important to the welfare of the body as the heart and blood vessels or the lymphatic system.
Each chakra provides chi or life force and nourishes and influences the organs, muscles, ligaments, veins, and other systems within its area of activity. Because the Chakra system uses bioelectrical Information and vibrational frequency, essential oils of exceptional purity are the perfect remedy and nourishment for this system. When the chakras are not functioning at their optimum we will not experience our full potential for health and wellbeing. Each chakra will be discussed as well as the essential oils that support, nourish and remedy each chakra. You will come away with a better understanding of the importance chakras play in your overall health and quality of life.
Learn more about AIA Teleseminars.
Meet Alexandria Brighton
Alexandria Brighton is an Aromatherapy formulator and educator and owner of the Brighton Institute of Botanical Studies with over 25 years of experience in the aromatherapy world. She began her career as an herbalist in the late seventies and added aromatherapy in the mid eighties. Early on she discovered she had a particular talent for formulation of synergistic blends for medicinal, emotional and energetic healing. She is recognized internationally for her essential oil blends and quality standards. Alexandria is the author of the Stillroom Book and St. Nicholas a Christmas Story.
Do you ever wonder why you just can't see eye to eye with someone. I saw a great explanation of this by Alan Weiss. Glad he figured this one out. This is from Alan's Monday Morning Memo. Thanks, Alan.
"One of my granddaughters, Alaina, noticed that Bentley (our white German Shepherd puppy) had his toys on the floor in front of his bed. So, she dutifully picked up each one and deposited it in the bed. As soon as she did so, Bentley threw it back onto the floor. Alaina (four years old) kept retrieving, and Bentley (four months old) kept tossing. To her it was straightening up, to him it was a great game. Since they had differing objectives, they were never going to cooperate, although they did have a symbiotic relationship. Ask yourself, when you perceive less than full cooperation–or if you are receiving cooperation but still not making progress–whether you and the others have common objectives and self-interests. People’s default behavior is to act in their own self-interest. I told Bentley and Alaina that we were going for a ride and they both headed for the door, Alaina opening it and Bentley protecting her in their now common pursuit. That’s why I make the big bucks…."