Aroma Journal

Aromatherapy for the Chakras: Throat

Aromatherapy for the Chakras: Throat

Note: The throat chakra governs energy related to speech, hearing, and other forms of expression. While I discuss exploring the importance of seasons of contemplation and resting the voice, this does not apply to those who are in harmful situations at home or in the...

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Aromatherapy for the Chakras: Heart

Aromatherapy for the Chakras: Heart

Please note: I am a Certified Aromatherapist, Reiki Practitioner, and Intuitive Medium. I am not a licensed healthcare practitioner or mental health therapist. Please see your physician or mental healthcare provider with questions and concerns. Statements made in this...

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Aromatherapy for the Chakras: Solar Plexus

Aromatherapy for the Chakras: Solar Plexus

Dear Readers, If you've been reading my Aromatherapy for the Chakras series this far, thank you! If not, you can catch up here and here. You will notice this post takes on a different format. It's intentional. I've worked for approximately 7 years in the grocery...

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Aromatherapy for the Chakras: Sacral

Aromatherapy for the Chakras: Sacral

Please note: I am not a licensed physician or mental healthcare practitioner. If you feel you need the assistance of a licensed professional or an agency that seeks to protect those in domestic abuse situations, please reach out to those professionals immediately. If...

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Aromatherapy for the Chakras: Root

Aromatherapy for the Chakras: Root

Please note: I am not a licensed physician or mental healthcare practitioner. If you feel you need the assistance of a licensed professional or an agency that seeks to protect those in domestic abuse situations, please reach out to those professionals immediately. If...

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Aromatherapy for the Creative Soul – Evocation

Aromatherapy for the Creative Soul – Evocation

Photo by Heather Hall Photography There is no swifter way to transform one's mood, encounter the soul for prayer, summon strength, welcome a lover, shepherd grief, or prepare the mind and body for ritual than through the medium of scent. Scent is a talisman, a guide,...

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Aromatherapy for the Creative Soul – Memory

Aromatherapy for the Creative Soul – Memory

Memory is the diary we all carry about with us.Oscar Wilde Our sense of smell is governed by our ancient limbic system, which also is in charge of our memory, mood, and motivation, along with other things. Literature is rife with references to scent. It's often one of...

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Grace, on a theme

Grace, on a theme

This morning, I set my wood floor for prayer. Red floor pillow, Blessed Virgin devotional candle, my blue Rosary. I took my seat, calmed my breath, lit my candle and said, wait. I need to go to the cathedral. Just up the street a few blocks sits a breathtaking...

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Aromatherapy for the Creative Soul – Empathy

Aromatherapy for the Creative Soul – Empathy

As a mother, I have always tried to instill a love of the arts in my children as a means of learning about life, themselves, and connecting to the great pulse of empathy. I first found my way to this love as a very bored latchkey kid listening to my parents'...

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“Perfume is a parenthesis…”

“Perfume is a parenthesis…”

I use the abstractions of art, music, and archetype to describe aromatherapy because… I was first a literature student and single essential oils are very much full bodied characters in my mind. I think it’s safe to say most of us learn through story and yearn for the...

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Aromatherapy for Release and Resilience

Aromatherapy for Release and Resilience

Sunlight on pine *Please see important notice at the end of this post. So far in my experience as an aromatherapist, the overwhelming majority of people approaching essential oils for wellbeing stand, dazed, in front of various brands of essential oils eager to find...

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