Grace was created to support the detoxification process when dealing with ‘cravings’.
There is research that shows black pepper essential oil to be effective in supporting you during your quit smoking journey.
The essential oils of juniper berry, clove bud and lemon are fortifying and uplifting.
Frankincense and Canadian black spruce help slow down and deepen your breath, grounding you in the present.
Also blended with vetiver, sweet orange, grapefruit, basil and coriander, use Grace early in the day with your meditation practice and ‘sniff’ regularly throughout the day, especially before ‘picking up’.
May you be happy, joyous and free! You deserve it.
The answers to the above questions are, you guessed it – Yes, and no! Yes it’s ‘simple’; and no, you don’t just ‘diffuse’ them! There are some very specific safety issues and efficacy issues to consider when diffusing. In terms of efficacy, let’s start with passive diffusion.
Passive Diffusion: This refers to the application of a drop or two of essential oil(s) to an absorptive aroma-tool that over time gently releases your aromatherapy. The simplest passive diffusion aroma-tools are, for example, a tissue or a cotton ball. In terms of efficacy, research has shown that simply ‘sniffing’ your chosen essential oil or blend allows the aromatic molecules to enter your blood stream immediately via your lungs and travel around your body via your circulatory system. This ‘sniff’ method also allows the aromatic molecules to go straight to work via the olfactory system – where the aromatic molecules can have a very immediate effect on your mood and emotions via the limbic system.
In terms of duration, the aroma will last depending on the essential oil or oils used and the number of drops applied. I recommend ‘sniffing’ your aroma-tool before adding a fresh drop. The essential oil(s) or blend will change its aromatic composition over time as the top note essential oils diffuse off or evaporate first, with the base notes hanging on aromatically, so to speak. Most citruses like Lemon, Lime and Sweet Orange are top notes and will be the first to evaporate. Whereas the aroma of Cedarwood Atlas, Patchouli and Vetiver, for example, will hang on much longer.
In terms of safety, passive diffusion is relatively safe as long as you adhere to using only 1 – 2 drops (using more drops may overwhelm your sensitive olfactory and nervous systems). Some essential oils are contraindicated based on medical condition and age, for example. Please refer to a reputable reference (i.e. not something you read on the internet by a non-professional) or consult an accredited aromatherapist. And if you are trying to become pregnant, are pregnant and/or lactating, consult your healthcare provider before starting to use essential oils.
Happy New Year…and welcome to the Januaryedition of The Nose Knows.
Januaryis a month of new beginnings. The three LJ Turtle Lifestyle Blends featured in this issue can help you with that. Try working with Graceto help you kick old harmful habits; Inner Prosperityto connect you with your Inner Child to manifest prosperity both internally and externally; and Joyto help uplift negative thought patterns.
Bonus: These blends are available at a 25% discount when purchased as a set.
Extra Bonus: Receive a free Terra Cotta Car Diffuser with the purchase of the full-sized 3-pack. And new this year, is the mini sampler 3-pack which includes a 2 ml bottle of each blend.
Also in this issue, read my article on Passive and Active Diffusing and how to do each of these safely and effectively.
Workshopswith Continuing Education at the UGDSB start up again this month with Aromatherapy for Beginners.
One of January’s birthstones is Garnet. We have been hard at work creating unique aromatherapy jewelry featuring this particular birthstone.