I'm a conservationist at heart, and my favorite "lesson," if you will, from Aromahead was “less is more.” That was such a contradiction to everything we see in our consumption driven culture today. I have always rebelled against the “buy more, use more” philosophy, so this really resonated with me.
This lesson has been key in my practice as I work with children impacted by trauma, who as a result frequently have sensory issues. Many of the children in my practice are scent sensitive. We've had great results tailoring blends to their unique needs by using hydrosols in place of oils and/or lower dilution ratios of essential oils in blends.
I have one client who has significant struggles with hyper vigilance and was unable to relax enough to sleep at night. This client had only slept through the night three times in four years, prior to receiving a customized hydrosol blend. After the parent and I worked together, I created a blend that helps the client relax enough to sometimes sleep through the night. While she sometimes still wakes up, she’s now calm and her parents are able to get her back to sleep without any problems. Without the blend, she was agitated when she awoke during the night.
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"I opened my aromatherapy business part-time in 2010, and left corporate America a year-and-a-half later to run it full time."
Deborah Alberto, owner of Debbi's Aromatherapy in Colorado
"She became my first 'regular', which has given me confidence to use the knowledge that I learned from the ACP to help others."
Melissa Clymer, owner of Sweet Willow Spirit Aromatherapy in Wisconsin
"My child’s relief was surely benefit enough, but I am also incredibly thankful for the ability to assist him in his recovery."
Melanie Blaine, owner of MellyMadeNaturals in Tennessee
"I graduated and started my aromatherapy business. Within a short amount of time, I began to receive clients for consultations."
Amy Emnett, owner of Blossoms+Blends Aromatherapy in Missouri
"After making inhalers with a group of kids, an 8-year-old let me know she was still using her inhaler. What a reward for the both of us!"
Teresa Smith, owner of Blue Heron Aromatherapy in Kansas
"Six months later, I went in for a check-up. She came into the exam room, smiled and said, 'It's gone.' ...I'm relieved and happy for her."
"One friend has used my anxiety and depression inhaler. It has helped her so much that she was able to stop using prescribed medicines."
Phuong Le Callaway, Ph. D.
"I have clients whose concerns really improved and were less severe from using my products. They love them because there are no chemicals."
Melissa Curran, owner of Scented Balance in North Carolina
"Her finger now does not feel numb and is not as painful even after long hours of practice... she is also feeling happier and not as stressed as before."
"We've had great results tailoring blends to their unique needs by using hydrosols in place of oils or lower dilution ratios of essential oils."
"I decided that I would take on the challenge to help her... the eczema is gone and has not returned! It's been almost eight months."
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