Essential Oils

58 Michaela Boldy: Essential Oils for Childbirth

Conversation with Michaela Boldy

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Overview of “Essential Oils for Childbirth Book”

  • Michaela’s personal birthing stories and how essential oils were used

  • Advice and precautions for using essential oils around infants and young children

  • Should essential oils be used during pregnancy?

  • Ways that essential oils can support and improve the birthing process

  • 10 essential oils that are safe to use during childbirth

  • How to choose the right essential oils for your personal use in childbirth

About Michaela Boldy

Michaela Boldy is a registered nurse, certified aromatherapy practitioner, certified infant massage instructor, and the mother of four children. She is a member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy and has taught aromatherapy, anatomy, and physiology in the San Francisco Bay Area. After successfully incorporating aromatherapy into her own childbirth, she founded Michaela Boldy Aromatherapy to sell the two essential oil blends she had created for herself, which were sold in hospital stores in Northern California. With the support of midwives, she introduced aromatherapy to the work of doulas and midwives affiliated with hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a result, a small trial was initiated to demonstrate aromatherapy as being highly effective for promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety during birth. Boldy now lives in the United Kingdom.

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You’ve listened to our suggested oils for natural childbirth, based on the input of several nurses and doulas. We’ve had several requests to put the suggested oils together in kits, so we have 2 kits available here: https://www.naturesgift.com/product/aromatic-birth-kit-a/

Aromatic Birthing Kit

Kit A contains 2 mls each of undiluted:

  • Lavender

  • Red Mandarine

  • Clary Sage

  • Geranium

  • Myrrh

Also included is one fluid ounce of Fractionated Coconut Oil for blending, and an empty one ounce PET bottle with atomizer for creating your own aromatic spritzer.

Kit B contains 2 mls each in dilutions for ease of use of:

  • Rose Otto 5% dilution

  • Jasmine Grandiflora 10% dilution

  • Neroli 10% dilution

Nature’s Gift is your source for the best in pure essential oils and aromatherapy accessories. Hand-selected essential oils, sourced internationally from single source crops and distillers who take pride in their craft. Our essential oil selection ranges from Ammi visnaga to Zdravetz and includes over 170 different oils and absolutes. Organically cultivated or ethically wild-crafted plants, artfully distilled to bring across the fullest range of aromatic molecules, never bulked, rectified or adulterated. Packaged in a range of sizes to fit your needs and your pocketbook. Whether you need exotic hydrosols, exquisite aromatics for perfumery or skincare, therapeutic oils for healthcare and physical or emotional balance, or just basic bottles and carrier oils for blending, you will find them all at Nature’s Gift.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

44 Lindsay Blotzer: The Energetics of Essential Oils

Conversation with Lindsay Blotzer

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What is meant by the “energetic qualities” of essential oils?

  • Utah Juniper essential oil profile

  • How to balance the facts of science with the energetic aspects of essential oils

  • Blending essential oils with both a scientific and energetic approach

  • How to have a holistic view of essential oil use

  • How to incorporate the energetic aspects of essential oils into your aromatherapy practice

About Lindsay Blotzer

Lindsay Blotzer is a Certified Aromatherapist, Reiki Master Teacher, and Crystal Healer. For nearly a decade, pain and fatigue took over her life and healthcare providers only addressed her symptoms. The turning point came when she learned and began practicing Aromatherapy, Reiki, and Crystal Therapy. She founded EarthWise Wellness, LLC, to help you live your best life naturally and holistically with the empathy and insight she gained from her experience and education. To read more by Lindsay, visit her blog where she publishes a new post on the 7th of every month about Aromatherapy, Reiki, and the healing benefits of nature.

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Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

39 Kurt Schnaubelt: How to Choose Authentic Essential Oils

Conversation with Kurt Schnaubelt

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What makes an essential oil authentic?

  • How authentic essential oil constituents function as compared to synthetics (Thymol Example)

  • How authentic essential oils affect the body

  • Comparison of the quality of wild crafted as compared to industrial essential oils

  • GC/MS testing overview

  • How to balance tradition with the science of Aromatherapy

  • How to choose a high quality, authentic essential oil

About Kurt Schnaubelt

Aromatherapist and author Kurt Schnaubelt holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and is the founder and scientific director of the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy in San Francisco. He is the author of a number of books and study courses, among them: Advanced Aromatherapy, Medical Aromatherapy and The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at  www.floranella.com . Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.

Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

34 Stephanie Tourles: Essential Oils for Beginners

Conversation with Stephanie Tourles

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What constituents make up an essential oil?
  • Practical tips and ways for sustainable use of essential oils
  • Why we should avoid essential oils derived from endangered or at-risk plants
  • Tips for choosing a good essential oil brand and how to source high quality essential oils
  • How to use essential oils with safety in mind
  • Essential oil profiles from her book

About Stephanie Tourles

Stephanie Tourles, a Lic. Holistic Esthetician, Certified Foot & Hand Reflexologist, and Certified Professional Aromatherapist, has a background in both Western and Ayurvedic herbalism and extensive training in the nutritional sciences. She works as an herbalist-educator, writer, reflexologist, skincare product formulator, and is the author of over 12 books on the topics of natural skin and body care; essential oils for home healthcare; topically-applied herbal remedies; herbal insect repellents, and raw food nutrition.

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Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at  www.floranella.com . Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.

Enrollment for the Foraging Workshop is now open at www.floranella.com. Be confident that you can properly identify 12 common edible and medicinal plants that are harvested in the summertime and their lookalikes so that you can safely forage for them in the wild areas near you.


Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

28 Pam Conrad: Supporting Women's Health with Aromatherapy

Interview with Pam Conrad

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What is Evidence Based Aromatherapy?

  • How does Aromatherapy fit in a clinical setting?

  • How Aromatherapy can be effective to support women during childbirth.

  • Addressing Postpartum Depression with Aromatherpy

  • The specific oils used in clinical settings

  • The importance of proper Essential Oil training

  • Supporting women athletes with Aromatherapy

  • Using Aromatherapy in OB/GYN units

About Pam Conrad

Pam Conrad’s PGd, BSN, RN, CCAP specialty is Women’s Health Clinical Aromatherapy.  She is a Purdue trained nurse with many years experience in the fields of trauma, cardiology, psych and women’s health. Exploring preventive medicine and holistic therapies led her to clinical aromatherapy certification through Jane Buckles nursing course in 2000. She then studied advanced clinical aromatherapy and graduate complementary therapy studies with nurses, doctors and midwives in England and France for two years.  Returning to the US in 2003 with a goal to bring aromatherapy to bedside nursing, she developed evidence-based curriculum in Women’s Health aromatherapy the foundation for multiple nursing and midwifery courses, hospital programs and published clinical research in postpartum aromatherapy.

Where to find Pam Conrad

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

27 Elizabeth Ashley: How Essential Oils Affect our Brain

Interview with Elizabeth Ashley

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • How do Essential Oils work?
  • How Essential Oils can affect the Neurotransmitters in our brain
  • How Dopamine and Serotonin levels are affected by our olfactory receptors
  • How Essential Oils might be an effective aid for people with Depression & Insomnia
  • How smell is related to our state of relaxation
  • How our emotions are connected to physical diseases

About Elizabeth Ashley

With 21 years of professional aromatherapy and 15 years sales, Ashley has a unique slant on the healing world. Determined to level the medicine playing field, she arms the next generation of healers with an arsenal of complementary medicine tools and the sales acumen to rocket their businesses to the top of their field. She is an international speaker and writer for the International Federation of Aromatherapists, and the UK Director for the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists. She has written 18 aromatherapy journals, including ones cited in the article about Rose, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Spikenard and Holy Basil. Her latest book about Cannabis CO2 and Hemp essential oil includes the extraordinary story of two therapists who helped a very traumatized little girl sleep and returned her to excellent health after several dreadfully troubled years of PTSD. Her cannabis book is available on Amazon.

Where to find Elizabeth Ashley

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

25 Robbi Zeck: Using Essential Oils with Aromatic Kinesiology

Interview with Robbi Zeck

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • What is Kinesiology?
  • What is Aromatic Kinesiology and how are essential oils used in this modality
  • Aromatic anchoring
  • Using aromatics to do emotional work with clients
  • Introduction to Robbi's tool the "Aromatic Barometer"
  • Aromatic profiles from her book using the Aromatic Barometer

About Robbi Zeck

Robbi Zeck has a professional background in Naturopathy, Counselling and Kinesiology spanning thirty-five years. She has taught hundreds of seminars worldwide and is passionate about inspiring people to live and learn through the heart. In addition to working with private clients from all walks of life, her workshops and retreats assist people to embrace the life they truly desire to be leading. Her heart focused programs have been conducted in France, Ireland, Bali, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand. Aroma Tours was established in 1994 with her husband Jim Llewellyn. Their boutique tour company escorts people to beautiful places where perfumery, aromatic plants, essential oils, fascinating history and culture can be experienced in exquisite locations. Since its inception they have shared their journeys with people from all walks of life from over 30 countries.

Where to find Robbi Zeck

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

23 Danielle Sade: Essential Oil Product Formulation

Interview with Danielle Sade

 

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Topics covered in this episode

  • The chemistry our our skin and how that relates to product formulation
  • Strategies to help avoid negative skin reactions from the beauty products you create
  • How to preform a spot test
  • How to avoid sensitization
  • Using antioxidants to avoid oxidation of you products
  • Using essential oils as preservatives in your beauty products
  • Carrier oils and their role in product formulation
  • Choosing the right essential oils for the products you create

About Danielle Sade

Danielle Sade (BSc CAHP) is an Aromatherapy Educator, Author and the founder of the Healing Fragrances School of Aromatherapy. She has over three decades of experience working with plant based medicine and essential oils.  Her newest book is The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide which is a great resource for creating essential oil products.

Where to find Danielle Sade

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.

17 Caryn Gehlmann: Clinical Aromatherapy in a Medical setting

Interview with Caryn Gehlmann

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Topics covered in this episode

  • Common therapeutic uses of Essential Oils
  • How Aromatherapy can be useful in a medical setting
  • How to start and run an Aromatherapy program in your local hospitals
  • Safety guidelines and policies to consider in a medical setting
  • Common Essential Oils that are used in hospitals and hospice care
  • How Essential Oils are helpful in hospice care situations

About Caryn Gehlmann

Caryn is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, and founder of Essential 3, a full-scope aromatherapy company focused on providing safe and effective essential oils, blends, and lotions that support health and wellbeing for the body, mind, and spirit. Caryn is a leading national educator and consultant on the use of essential oils, including work with hospitals, hospices and healthcare providers looking to implement successful aromatherapy programs. She also runs Lavender Fields Forever, a lavender farm located in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon.

Where to find Caryn Gehlmann

Disclaimer: The information presented in this podcast is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to replace professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor if you are in need of medical care, and before making any changes to your health routine.