Conference Speaker Spotlight – Ann Harman

Hydrosols: Exploring These Ancient Medicinal Waters
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We will explore the history of the distillate waters we call "Hydrosols." We will discuss Good Manufacturing Practices, microbes and shelf stability, Myths vs Facts surrounding the distillate water and look at the chemistry and current research of Hydrosols and their uses in a clinical practice.
 

Bio
Ann Harman is a Certified Organic Farmer, Botanist, Herbalist and Artisan Distiller. She is owner of IAG Botanics LLC, a certified organic business in Washington State, USA. Ann has been making herbal products for decades and distilling hydrosols for more than 17 years. She loves sharing her knowledge of the world of distillation and hydrosols and works directly with Medical doctors, Aromatherapists, Naturopaths, Herbalists, and Organic Personal Care manufacturers. 

Atlantic Region Meeting via Teleconference


Marilyn AddisonProgram: Energy-Body & Chakra Clearing — A Radical Forgiveness Experience 
 

March 7, 2013, 7:30 pm EST

 

Regional Representative: Marilyn Addison, Charlotte, North Carolina
 

Guest Speaker: Shari Claire

 

Description: Transforming Negative Energy Patterns in Your Etheric Field Into Love and Forgiveness Through Etheric Cleansing & Chakra Balancing. An Emotional and Spiritual Detox.

 

 

Members will receive email information about the teleconference and call in information.

 

Information: Call 1-877-531-6377

January 2013 Teleseminar

Lia Whitmore Topic:   Aspergers Autism and Aromatherapy

  Our Presenter:   Lia Whitmore, CA

  About the Teleseminar:

Asperger’s is a form of autism that presents unique challenges and opportunities to those of us in aromatherapy. I am hoping to educate others about Aspergers and its unique challenges and the gifts that come with it, as well as present creative alternatives to using oils with the sensory challenges that are often present in Aspergers clients.

December 2012 Teleseminar

  • Teleseminar Topic: Essential Oils for Respiratory Health

 

  • Our Presenter: Liz Fulcher, RA, Clinical Aromatherapist, Essential Oil Educator
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If there’s one thing every aromatherapist knows about essential oils, it’s their powerful affinity with our respiratory system. But do you know which essential oils have the greatest impact on illness of the lungs, throat and sinuses?   click here for more information

Non Toxic Cleaning Recipes

As Aromatherapists, those of us who have oils that may be approaching expiration, we can always make good use them as additions to our cleaning products!

 

Click here to read the non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes by permission from Victoria Bender, CA.

 

Recipes include; All Purpose Cleaning Spray, Streakless Windows, Water or Alcohol Marks on Wood, Wood polish, Floor Cleaner, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Wood cutting Boards, Coffee Maker Cleaner, Brass Polish and  Ant Deterrent.

 

Safety and Ethics of Undiluted Oils

In the last 20 years aromatherapy has spread its influence to the household, toiletries and personal care areas: consumer products claiming to relax or invigorate our psyche’s have invaded our bathrooms, kitchen and living room areas. The numbers of therapists using essential oils in Europe and the USA has grown from a handful in the early 1980’s to thousands now worldwide. We have had time to add to our bank of knowledge on essential oils from reflecting on many decades of aromatherapeutic development and history, the collection of
anecdotal information from practicing therapists, as well as from clinical & scientific investigations. We have also had enough time to consider the risks in employing essential oils in therapy. In the last twenty years, many more people have had accidents, been ‘burnt’, developed rashes, become allergic, and become sensitized to our beloved tools. Why is this?

 

To read the article, click here ...   Aromatherapy Undiluted-Safety and Ethics.

 

This is a special paper written by Tony Burfield and Sylla Sheppard-Hanger in 2005. Sylla Sheppard-Hanger has given AIA permission to reprint this article

How to use Essential Oils

Essential oils are a complement to conventional medicine. Always seek medical advice for serious health conditions. Essential oils are generally used in two ways: topical and inhalation.

Topical uses include: adding essential oils to baths and showers to refresh and cleanse; applying directly to skin for wounds, sprains, strains, muscle pain and tension; and making personalized skin care products for a wide array of common skin conditions.

Inhalation of essential oils molecules is the most common method for mood and emotional support, respiratory conditions, and cleansing and purifying the air. Essential oils can be inhaled from tissues or inhalers, dropped onto st4eaming water, added to vaporizers, diffused or sprayed.

Consulting with an Aromatherapist for oil selection, best application methods and concentration levels will ensure success.