Category Archives: Essential Oils Safety

Master Essential Oil Skin Care Class! Learn How to Use Essential Oils in Organic, Green & Clean Skin Care

Hello Essential Oilers,

This is exciting news- I just taught our first Master Essential Oil Skin Care Class – 5 Part Series.  For 11 1/2 years I developed, researched and manufactured Organic, Green and clean skin care based on essential oils in the South of France . During this time I learned so much about formulating with essential oils safely and effectively plus all the rules and regulations of skin care in Europe. Yes, I arrived just in 2003 for new EU regulations which included allergens for essential oils. Every kind of auditor (from the equivalent to the FDA to workers compensation inspector) that could come visit my laboratory did because I was the new director  ! Wow and I didn’t understand the language everything had to be translated. What a process. I learned something else how to be more reflective before speaking and taking more time to answer.

In this same moment, Ecocert decided to offer an Organic Certification for Cosmetics ( Body Care, Facial Care, & Perfumery), so I jumped on this and transformed the simple formulations into Organic immediately however it took me 7 years to transform the rest of the line of natural skin care products plus develop new ones ; 120 products in total! It was one of most challenging yet rewarding experiences that I have ever had.I passed  this information on for FREE to all who wanted to learn more how to use essential oils in Organic skin care. I hope you enjoyed it and for all who missed it we offering a Special Introductory offer where you can receive the recordings to watch whenever you  would like for only $99.97 regularly  $199.97 ! It will be  made available by July 3rd, 2019. Sign up now because this offer is only good until June 26th, 2019!

Sign up Master Essential Oil Skin Care Class 5 Part Series- $99.97

Master Essential Oil Skin Care Class Part 1 – The Importance of Understanding your Skin

Master Essential Oil Skin Care Class Part 2 – How to Use Essential Oils in Organic, Green & Clean Skin Care

Master Essential Oil Skin Care Class Part 3  –  Safely Using Essential Oils in  Organic, Green & Clean Skin Care

Master Essential Oil Skin Care Class Part 4   –  Learn How to Safely  and Effectively Blend Essential Oils in Organic, Green & Clean Skin Care Formulations are included! 

Attention to the formulation for Mosquito Bites even though IFRA says that a high % can be used for this formulation. Please only use 2 % to 3 % maximum. Remember when making skin care products that they are patch skin tested on so many people and put in vitro also a toxicologist has to look at the formulation before it is put on the market. Please use your Common Scents and do a patch skin test before using and do not use in pregnancy and children under 8 years or anyone with sensitive skin.

Master Essential Oil Skin Care Class Part 5  –  Live Q & A with Lorrie Hargis R.A. Find out how you can learn more about using essential oils in Organic, Green and Clean Skin Care. 

Please make sure you watch each one because they are packed with good information about the skin, essential oils, safety of essential oils, international regulations and more. Plus learn MORE in my Aromatherapy Certification Program Summer Quarter by June 12th to start on June 13th!

Click here – Summer Quarter Aromatherapy Certification Program

Look forward to having you with us to learn more about using essential oils in a safe and effective way in Organic, Green and clean skin care.

Better Health and Happiness,

Lorrie

Lorrie Hargis, RA

lorrie@lorriehargis.com

 

 

NJ +NY – No more fight, flight and freezing- Emotional Healing AWESOME RESULTS!

Hello,

Just back from the North east of the United States and I am so thrilled to report that the students were truly transformed through the process of using essential oils, flower essences, breathing techniques, movement and story telling. The introduction to Emotional Healing one day workshop has now been taught 6 times and each time I see new ways people are feeling better.  I see them recovering easier and getting their energy back which helps them to  become more resilient to future stresses, traumas and daily conflicts.

Essential oils are truly the spark plug which ignited their ability to respond and become more resilient to traumas and shocks they have encountered before because essential oils work on the psychoneuroendocrinology  and psychoneuroimmunology.

Flower essences worked on their energy field (the mind system) that allowed their  energy field  to become larger and stronger which builds the resilience to negativity of others and situations along  with environmental challenges  that all  our energy fields encounter each day such as radiation, EMF’s, pesticides, insecticides, air pollution and water pollution.  The power of Flower essences are helpful to get rid of habits and patterns that the student no longer wanted to hold onto.

The breathing techniques really got the students relaxed and able to connect to their bodies and what is going  within themselves. They also connect  with each other through hand massage with our special SET blend!

Story Telling helped the students to see how they were stuck in their old stories and had been replaying them for too long. It made them realize there are always two sides or more to every story. Through this process of story telling they learn to let go of the past and re create a new story that helps them feel better and be in the present moment.

In the 2 day Total Immersion- we went deeper into Emotional challenges using what they learned from the 1 day introduction to Emotional healing and more in depth story telling along with movement that helped them to move through these deeper challenges.  The movement that they learned will help them confront and handle daily stresses in a responsible and healthy manner.

 

Watch how Bob Kraeger and Kirk Bashaw really get into the movement exercise in the New York 1 day Introduction to Emotional Healing. This is truly heartfelt fun!

 

Now watch how the Total Immersion group just automatically start healing their inner child! Watch Diane Maiorisi and Valerie Stone!

The lovely group of ladies in New Jersey who took responsibility for their mental and emotional health.

Learn How Valerie Stone and family have transformed their lives through the Emotional Healing Tools that she learned in Emotional Healing with Essential Oils and Flower Essences Workshop! Valerie is living proof that  by using these tools you can not only transform yourself but  others too.

Here is other participants are saying about how they are healing with this workshop.

” The Total Immersion Essential Emotional Healing Workshop Using Common Scents with Essential Oils + Flower Essences was so much more than I expected. I learned so much about myself through story telling about the emotional baggage that I was carrying around and how it was weighing me down. I suppressed these emotions deep down which did not allow me to move forward nor allow for healing. Lorrie Hargis, RA was an amazing mentor and taught and provided participants the tools we could use to implement in our daily lives to us identify our emotions, simple exercises to open our hearts and clear energy as well as creating a variety of blends with essential oils and flower essences to support us through emotional healing. I met so many beautiful people and the energy throughout the class was inspiring and rejuvenating.”

Elizabeth Martinez, RN. Oncology Nurse Navigator

I can’t say enough about all the participants and how they gave and received the love, kindness that was in their hearts to each other. I am so grateful that I will teaching another Total Immersion Emotional Healing Workshop in Las Vegas- Sept 2nd, 3rd and 4th!

Click  here to sign up Total Immersion EmotIonal Healing Las Vegas

I can’t wait to see you become whole, healthy and happy!

Better Health and Happiness,

Lorrie

Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil- Is it Powerful?

Hello,

Lots of people ask me what is one of the most powerful essential oils?  For me it is Cinnamon Leaf not Cinnamon Bark however I have decided to really go into depth about Cinnamon Leaf and Cinnamon Bark for the next 3 months. We will discuss their therapeutic  properties, how to use them and their contraindications through videos on my Youtube Channel called Learning Essential Oils with Lorrie .

Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil- Cinnamomum verum J.Presl (Syn : Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume)

Botanical Family- Lauraceae

Country of Origin- Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Indochina

Major Chemical Constituents- Eugenol (<= 85,00%) Eugenyl acetate (<= 8,00%) Benzyl benzoate (<= 7,00%) Beta caryophyllene (1,50 to 7,00%) Cinnamal (Cinnamaldehyde) (<= 3,00%)

Cinnamon Leaf in Madagascar

The aroma is  spicy, stimulating, warm, and sweet. It is middle note in perfumery. Cinnamon leaves are steam distilled. The color- pale yellow to brownish. Cinnamon leaf is high in a phenol called eugenol. Eugenol has also shown excellent antimicrobial activity in studies, being active against fungi and a wide range of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria (Marchese A, Barbieri R, Coppo E, Orhan IE, Daglia M, Nabavi SF, Izadi M, Abdollahi M, Nabavi SM, Ajami M. 2017)

Eugenol molecular structure

Cinnamon leaf essential oil also has shown to be effective against Salmonella Newport on organic leafy greens. (Todd J, Friedman M, Patel J, Jaroni D, Ravishankar S. 2013)

In my  five videos, you will learn how to effectively and safely use Cinnamon leaf essential oil  in formulations for colds, flus, coughs, as a protective air spray and for the chills! In these videos, you will see what essential oils that I have combined with Cinnamon leaf.  Here are the essential oils that combine well with Cinnamon Leaf (Hargis L. 2015)

Clove*, Orange, Lemon, Bergamot, Nutmeg*, Coriander, Cardamom, Frankincense, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Ginger, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosemary, Niaouli, Ravintsara, Tea Tree, Black Pepper, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Rose*, Myrrh, Lavender, Lime, Pine, Mandarin Red or Green, Oregano, Thyme thymol, Thyme linalol, Savory, Spearmint, Spikenard, Wintergreen, Yarrow and Ylang Ylang

Contraindications- Do not diffuse alone; always blend with other essential oils. Do not use in pregnancy. Skin Irritant. Do not use in bath or steam inhalation. Do not use on children under 8 years of age. When using Cinnamon leaf only use in 0.25 max in most IFRA categories. Please contact me for more information my IFRA calculator  at lorrie@lorriehargis.com

To get more information on Cinnamon leaf –  Here is my Video –

What is Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil?

 

Check out my book, Common Scents, A Practical Guide to Aromatherapy 

Regularly $18.95 for only $10.00

References:

Marchese A, Barbieri R, Coppo E, Orhan IE, Daglia M, Nabavi SF, Izadi M, Abdollahi M, Nabavi SM, Ajami M. 2017, Activity of eugenol and essential oils containing eugenol: A mechanistic viewpoint. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2834603

Todd J1Friedman MPatel JJaroni DRavishankar S. 2013, The antimicrobial effects of cinnamon leaf oil against multi-drug resistant Salmonella Newport on organic leafy greens.

Hargis L, 2015 Common Scents, A Practical Guide to Aromatherapy  French Kitchen Table Publishing

*IFRA- Rose and Clove contain methyleugenol which is considered a skin Irritant when combining Cinnamon leaf with them  this could cause  formulations to exceed the IFRA restriction limits to be considered safe. Nutmeg contains safrole which can only be used in very small amounts and Cinnamon leaf contains small amounts blending them together can cause restrictions in formulations according to the IFRA Standards.

Enjoy all the wonderful attributes of Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil.

Don’t Forget Your Essentials, Use Your Common Scents,

Lorrie

Lorrie Hargis, RA

Essential Emotional Healing Workshop- Using Essential Oils and Flower Essences!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND !!!

Emotional Healing Workshop with Lorrie Hargis, RA

Hilton Alexandria Old Town

Alexandria Old Town, Virginia

October 22nd, 2017

1:30 to 6:30 pm

Everyone is so HAPPY

 Join Lorrie Hargis,RA for an Epic Highly- Experiential, Hands – On Emotional Healing Workshop that Combines the Power of Essential Oils and Flower Essences and Life Changing Inner Transformations.  Lorrie Hargis is a Registered Aromatherapist, Certified Flower Essence Practitioner and renowned International Aromatherapy Teacher, Trainer and Author. Interpreted in Spanish by Dr. Julissa Hernandez, ND and Author.

Your Investment is only $199.00 –  Seating is limited.

SIGN UP NOW HERE!

Here is what students are saying about Lorrie’s Emotional Healing Workshop with Essential Oils and Flower Essences

I attended in April. I  helped my 70 y.o. recently widowed neighbor who suffers with anxiety attacks by giving her a roll on blend from Lorries recipes. She just called me and asked for more! I must find my notes as soon as this session is over!

Marsha Byrd

 I really recommend the class. Life changer!!!

Diane Maiorisi

Your class has given me the tools to use more essential oils. I am teaching two oil classes at a local hospital. I am studying your materials and you really set the stage for that. I am so glad I took your class. It was so great.

Your books are so good and useable. I was so impressed with your class. I certainly came home with so much more than the cost.

You are amazing. I am so glad I got to meet you and consider you one of the most gifted and loving souls in this business and I really mean that. Have a great day.

Linda Kantor, Wyoming 

My eyes were opened to many new techniques for Emotional Healing. The Essential Oil blends made in the class lead me to more understanding about how to use Flower Essences and Essential Oils. Then learning how to reshape a negative personal story are some of the valuable things that I learned in the Emotional-healing Workshop with Lorrie Hargis RA. So thankful that I will receive the recording of this as well because it was packed with valuable information on Emotional Healing that I will share in the near future.

Shirley Klaus, New Jersey

Sign up NOW for $175.00+ Bonuses before September 21st. Seating is limited.

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YOU WILL LEARN:

What is an Essential Oil?

What is a Flower Essence?

The Authentic Essential Oils and Flower Essences that you will need for Emotional Healing.

How to apply Essential Oils and Flower Essences Safely and Effectively.

Essential oil and Flower Essences Formulations for Life Changing Transformation

The Ancient Art of Story Telling for Powerful Inner Healing

Make three hands on formulations to take home with you. PLUS your own Personal Blend for what ails you.

All workshop materials are included and Lorrie’s Booklets- “Using Common Scents with Essential Oils” and “Essential Detox with Essential Oils”

BONUSES: Lorrie Hargis, RA and Dr. Julissa Hernandez, ND are offering YOU their books for signing up for the Live Workshop + Lorrie and Julie will be having a book signing right after the Workshop ends from 6:30 to 7:30

Common Scents, A Practical Guide to Aromatherapy,” by Lorrie Hargis, RA

” The Naturopathic Approach to Fertility,” by Dr. Julissa Hernandez, ND

Your Investment is $175.00 which includes the BONUSES a value of $37.50 before September 21st. Seating is limited.

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Common Scents Community members Investment is $155.00 before September 21st.

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Seats for Chicago Satellite with Marguerite Wright are $12.00

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BONUSES for Live Streaming and Chicago Satellite-

You will receive a special discount for:

Lorrie Hargis RA’s book , “Common Scents, A Practical Guide to Aromatherapy in English for $15.00 regularly $18.95

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Dr. Julissa’s Book in Spanish and English- “The Naturopathic Approach to Fertility” for 15.00 regularly $19.95

Get Recording and Video PLUS Slides, too, at this link! $75.00

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Introduction to Aromatherapy Training Webinar on my Birthday!!

Hello,
Last year, I decided to share about essential oils on my birthday  which is twelve days before Christmas and I can’t wait to do it again.  I am so happy to be 57 years old on December 13th with good health and lots of wonderful changes and happiness in my life  therefore I wanted to share my birthday blessings with you by perfume-bottle offering  you a special perfume  that I developed that you will hear on video below. Make sure you have your pen or pencil ready to write it down.

My previous work as a developer for organic cosmetics ( skin care, perfumes, bath and hair products based on aromatherapy) is something I really enjoyed and it makes me  so happy to share it with you in  my song ” Twelve days before my birthday”  as my gift to you while offering my  Live on line Introduction to Aromatherapy Webinar. Below the Video is  the course offer and the items you will need to be in the course because this is a hands on learning experience.

Please email ruth@lorriehargis.com for  information on future “Introduction to Aromatherapy” training webinars.

 

 

In this Webinar you will learn:
What is an essential oil?
Safety with essential oils
Introduction to course essential oils (Lemon, Lavender, Tea Tree, Frankincense, Peppermint Red Mandarin, Ylang Ylang, and many more)
Make a massage oil
Make a soothing balm
Make a bath salt
Make a diffuser blend to uplift you during seasonal changes for your home or office.
Make a detox clay pack.

You will need this booklet for the course:

Recommended Reading- “Using Common Scents,” Booklet by Lorrie Hargiscommon-scents-bundleII

click to order the booklet here – http://www.lorriehargis.com/order.html

 

Masters II Chemistry Students University Montpellier, France

Masters II Chemistry Students University Montpellier, France

When you register for this training you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

I look forward to sharing this Webinar with you!

 

 

Don’t forget your Essentials, Use your Common Scents,
Au Revoir,
Lorrie

Essential for Sore Muscles

Hello Everyone,
Back to school  is the time for children, teenagers, and professional athletes to start participating in weekly sporting events such as  football, volleyball, cross country and much more . This can mean sore muscles. There is nothing better than a massage with essential oils to relieve the muscle tension, inflammation and soreness. Essential oils are soothing, anti-inflammatory and analgesic. The first blend that I like to use for sore muscles is Recover blend made with Wintergreen, Camphor, Rosemary, Cajeput, Siberian Pine, Clove, Helichrysum, Juniper berries, Peppermint and Frankincense.This blend combines essential oils that help to reduce inflammation and stimulate circulation which helps to ease pain. By adding more Peppermint to the blend it increases its anti-inflammatory properties. I also have added Lemon to the formulation because Lemon contains Limonene known to break up uric acid and stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory systems. This helps the muscles to release the uric acid leaving the muscles soothed and relaxed.

Heres the  Essential Sore Muscle formulation:

6 drops Recover Soothing Blend
8 drops Peppermint essential oil
6 drops Lemon essential oil
2oz. Carrier oil

Place essential oils and carrier oil in 2oz bottle. Roll between your hands and until ingredients are mixed thoroughly. Place on sore muscles twice daily.

For Children 6 years and up: Do not use the Recover soothing blend- Use 3 drops Peppermint and 3 drops Lemon in 2oz carrier oil.
Contraindications: Do not use in pregnancy, breastfeeding, children, and people with sensitivity to aspirin (salicylate)- this often applies to ADD/ADHD.

Here’s the link for this week’s video on YouTube for Sore Muscles.

 

 

Until next week, Don’t Forget your Essentials, Use Your Common Scents

Au Revoir,

Lorrie

PS. Got some great news. Stay tuned.

Summer Fragrance with Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lavender and Sandalwood

Hello Everyone,

I just love to wear fresh, fruity, flowery and woody essential oils for my personal summer fragrance. When it is hot  as it is France in the summer time this kind of fragrance uplifts, cools and energizes me. As a researcher and developer of Organic perfumes and skin care based on aromatherapy for over 11 years; one of my favorite kind of formulations to develop is perfume.  This isn’t as  easy it seems because there a lot of rules surrounding perfume especially when using one of my favorite sweet, fresh, fruity and flowery essential oils that has a beautiful green color- Bergamot. The reason it is so hard to use is because of its photo toxicity. In September, when I offer my 240 hour Aromatherapy program one of the things that I will be teaching will be how to  safely formulate  perfume and skin care products . This is why in this Summer Fragrance I have only used a very small amount of bergamot.  I also give you pointers on how to wear a perfume in the video. If you do not want to wear it as a perfume you can use it to freshen up your room.

Here is the  Summer Fragrance formulation:

I have placed the essential oils in drops which equals 3% of the formulation

2 drop Bergamot Essential Oil

24 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil

10 drops Lavender Essential Oil

10 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil

89% Organic alcohol= 1.78 ounces

7% Water= 0.14 ounces

1% Organic Vegetable Glycerine= 0.02 ounces

2oz Amber or colored bottle with sprayer.

Mix alcohol, glycerine and water together. Place  alcohol mixture into the bottle then add essential oils. Roll the bottle between your hands to mix the ingredients together. Put on sprayer.

Contraindications- Photo toxic.

Enjoy the video-

 

Don’t forget your Essential Oils, Use your Common Scents,

All The Best,

Lorrie