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In these times, where so much information and misinformation is coming at you emotionally and mentally most of the time you are not able to sift through it. This can lead you to not being able to process your emotions and keep a clear mind. It then can lead you to only see the external challenges that you are facing and not having the time for introspection. This has led to more anxiety, depression, and suicide. So how can you begin to feel secure and know what is important for you? How can you keep anchored to your chosen path while navigating through these times?

🌸 3-Day Total Immersion Emotional Healing
with Essential Oils & Flower Essences 🌸

Friday to Sunday – October 21st, 22nd & 23rd

11 am to 5 pm EST Daily
Your investment: $225.00

You will learn:

  • Breath Work to Release Fears, Anger, and Anxiety
  • How Essential Oils & Flower Essences affect the Mind, Body, and Spirit
  • Improve your Daily Life by Integrating Flower Essences & Essential Oils into your Daily Routine
  • Mindful Techniques for Rebuilding Relationships Build your Physical Strength and Vitality
  • How to Make More Essential Oil & Flower Essence Formulations for Life-Changing Transformation
  • Make Personalized blends each day as you evolve

Can’t make it? Then join me for the 1 Day Introduction to Emotional Healing with Essential Oils & Flower Essences

11 am to 5 pm EST

💰Your investment: $89.00 for the 1-Day Introduction Course 💰

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•What is an Essential Oil?

•How are Essential Oils Obtained?

•How Essential Oils effect the Mind, Emotions and Body?

•What is a Flower Essence?

•How are Flower Essences Obtained?

•How Flower Essences effect the Mind, Emotions and Body?

•Safe Selection and Contraindications

•How to use Essential Oils & Flower Essences

•Essential Oil & Flower Essences Formulations for Life Changing Transformation!

•The Ancient Art of Storytelling for Powerful Healing!

•How to Make a Personalized Formulation?

•How to continue your Aromatherapy Journey?

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


⭐️ Pre-requisite for the 2 Day Total Immersion! ⬇️


2 Day Immersion into Emotional Healing with Essential Oils + Flower Essences Course is available to anyone who has previously attended the 1-Day Introduction Course. The cost per person for the 2-day event is $175.00

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💜Aftercare – Group call + Student Forum💜

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Can’t wait to see you feeling good and being clear and focused after this workshop.

Better Health and Happiness,

Lorrie Hargis, RA

For any questions please contact me at lorrie@lorriehargis.com

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Did you know your GUT is your 2nd brain ??

I’m here to tell you it’s really what happens and is on the INSIDE that matters. Through the Brain Gut connection we can tap into our inner emotions and understand the different processes our body undergoes, how our digestive system is essential for our optimal mood and overall wellbeing!

What is a Hiatal Hernia?

It is a condition in which part of the stomach pushes up through the diaphragm muscle. In a hiatal hernia, part of the stomach pushes into the chest cavity and enters via an opening where the food tube (esophagus) passes on its way to the stomach (Mayo Clinic, 2020).

Crazy right?! Your stomach can move and be out of place… before you say gross that’s not true… it makes sense though doesn’t it? Our body moves with our emotions, so next time you feel like “something churns your stomach” maybe it actually does.

So is this more of an emotional or physical problem?

Tell me your answer when you join me this weekend for the Brain Gut Workshop!

You will learn:

  1. Are you suffering from a Hiatal Hernia?
  2. What connects the brain and the gut?
  3. What is a Hiatal Hernia?
  4. What is the ileocecal valve?
  5. How does a Hiatal Hernia & ileocecal valve affect our brain and gut?
  6. How to use essential oils and flower essences to help the Hiatal Hernia & ileocecal valve.
  7. What is Muscle Testing?

How to self-reposition a Hiatal Hernia and ileocecal valve.


Muscle testing sounds far-fetched for some people. But for me, it has been a true life changer ever since I discovered this method over 30 years ago and use it in my practice daily to this day…

With muscle testing you communicate directly with your life force and muscle power, asking the body directly where it needs a boost or is devitalized. is a tool to access the life force of the body within the signature field.

This testing draws upon a blend of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Techniques to assess the whole body. It uses muscle response testing to communicate directly with the body and assess a person’s response to any stimulus.

I am inviting you on a journey to dive deep into your different bodies and explore the fullness of your being during the two days of the Brain Gut Workshop.

Saturday September 17th and Sunday September 18th
from 11AM to 3PM Eastern Time.


During my 34 years, I’ve been a global leader in the development of Certified Organic therapeutic skin care, perfumes, and health care products. I’ve led the curriculum development and training programs at Fortune 500 companies and taught 1000’s of people to better their health and well-being. This has led me to develop the “Lorrie” method based on the latest scientific research which incorporates mental and emotional wellness to develop self- confidence, knowledge, and skills assuring outstanding results.

In fact, I love working on the special connection we all have between our brains and our guts, we can overcome so many emotional challenges by going deep down in those ooey gooey insides and finding relief from so much discomfort! That is why I am inviting you to the special Live Brain Gut workshop to learn more about this connection, how to heal a hitial hernia, and our ileocecal valve.

Brain Gut Workshop:

Two days of individual and collective healing with Essential Oils, Flower Essences, Massage & more with the Lorrie Method!

Saturday September 17th & Sunday September 18th, 2022

11 AM to 3 PM EST


If you’ve ever “gone with your gut” to make a decision or felt “butterflies in your stomach” when nervous, you’re likely getting signals from an unexpected source: your second brain. Hidden in the walls of the digestive system, this “brain in your gut” is revolutionizing medicine’s understanding of the links between digestion, mood, health and even the way you think.

Scientists call this little brain the enteric nervous system (ENS). And it’s not so little. The ENS is two thin layers of more than 100 million nerve cells lining your gastrointestinal tract from esophagus to rectum.

Lorrie Hargis Master Aromatherapist and Holistic Healer will share with you all you need to know about the Brain-Gut connection, how to treat a Hiatal Hernia yourself, with essential oil blends, flower essences and more! Join me for a beautiful, liberating online workshop on Saturday, September 17th, from 11 AM to 3 PM EST!


Don’t Forget Your Essentials,

Use Your Common Scents!

Better Health and Happiness in 2022,


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Starting September 1st, sign up for the Aromatherapy Certification Program – we offer three different levels accessible for the novice yet in-depth for the more experienced ones!

Get aroma trained in the safe and effective use of essential oils and hydrosols now with 34+ years in the business in an International NAHA Approved School.

You can also learn all the things you didn’t know about me in my fun interview with M. Carol Assa AKA Invisible Architecture!

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

Better Health and Happiness,



*Find out more information purchase Lorrie’s book, ” Common Scents, A Practical Guide to Aromatherapy,” Click herehttps://www.lorriehargis.com/books.html

*Learn More about Essential Oils at the Lorrie Hargis International School of Aromatherapy Click herehttps://www.lorriehargis.com/members/acp

*This information in this video is for educational purposes only and is not recommended as means of diagnosing or treating an illness. All matters concerning physical and mental health should be supervised by a health practitioner knowledgeable in treating that particular condition. Neither the author directly or indirectly dispense medical advice, nor do they prescribe any remedies or assume any responsibility for those who choose to treat themselves.

September Health Forecast:  Let the Fire Purify & Cleanse bringing Creativity & Love!

Are you suffering from poor digestion, irritable bowel syndrome, and small intestine bacterial overgrowth?

Do you feel like your heart isn’t really open because of the daily things you hear and see on the news?

Is your mind confused and weary?

  • According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the heart and small intestine are corresponding organs that are connected to the Fire sign. When our small intestine is not assimilating our foods and letting go of the things it doesn’t need it can cause a fire imbalance in the heart meridian.  
  • The Heart is sometimes called The Emperor, or “supreme controller of all Yin and Yang organs”.  It houses the body’s spirit (Shen) and is responsible for virtually all mental activities, including emotions, consciousness, memory, thinking, and sleep.  These mental activities all rely on the ability to make clear judgments, which is governed by the Small Intestine.
  • Here are some healthy suggestions for you to try to let the final burning flames of Fire Summer Purify and Cleanse you, bringing Creativity and Love to you!

Here is a blend of essential oils to help balance these meridians called, “Creativity and Love”

5 drops Orange essential oil – Uplifting

5 drops Neroli essential oil – stabilizing and calming

5 drops Geranium essential oil – balancing

1 drop Cinnamon leaf essential oil – energizing

1 Inhalation stick

Place essential oils in a small glass bowl and insert cotton to let it soak up the essential oils. Then place in the inhalation stick and snap the lid on.

Sniff on the right side of the nose while holding the left nostril; then sniff on the left side of the nose while holding the right side of the nose.

Then take a short sniff with both nostrils.

Contraindications: Do not use in pregnancy or with children under 8 years of age.

Now for the Open your Heart Exercise – Start with both hands with your palms facing each other with fingertips right above the pubic bone. We are going to make hearts with our arms. It is so much fun.

Begin to make a small heart from the pubic bone to your inner arms where the heart meridian is. Do it 3 times.

Make big hearts from the pubic bone up the center to your inner arms and go up over your head- 3 times.

Then sniff your blend to stabilize your heart meridian.

Learn more about How to Balance the Small Intestine Meridian with Essential Oils & Chinese Herbs!

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Or for a one-off Live Workshop on How to balance the Small Intestine Meridian with Chinese Herbs and Essential Oils on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CEST at:



I hope you have a Happy, Healthy, Creative, and Loving September!


Happy Heart Health Forecast: As the Beat Goes On!

Are you feeling tired, confused, irritable, or overwhelmed? Have you been burning both ends of the candle? As I sit here on this warm summer night in the South of France, I want to help you understand how to connect to your feelings through your heart. Not connecting to how we are truly feeling can cause all these challenges above and lead to burnout.

Your Heart is connected to Summer & Fire

The heart belongs to Summer and the Fire Element in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Your heart is connected energetically, emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually to how you are feeling. Donovan, (2021) says the first organ system to develop is the cardiovascular system. Your feeling of life begins very early on and this information begins to be stored in your short and long-term memory via the hippocampus (Zhong et al., 2021).

When we think of the heart we associate it with warmth, laughter, and enthusiasm. Just as the summer season, associated with the Fire element, brings the blossoming of all the seeds sowed in spring and maturing blossoms of flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Love is the blossoming of the human heart. It is indeed who we are in full “bloom.” Nowhere is such love felt more deeply than in the Heart. Love is the energy that connects us all as one, reaching into the deepest corners of your mind, body, and spirit with each heartbeat.

Don’t hold back when you truly feel the love!

I remember at 16 in late spring at dusk when walking through some pine trees seeing a guy and feeling like lightning struck me right in my heart. We both realized it however we never truly spoke it out loud to each other. Sometimes we don’t express how we truly feel and then other people and places come in and we just go on living. Years later I heard that this same guy told a long-time friend of his that “Lorrie stole my heart.”

Love at Last

Well the next time I felt those feelings in my chest was when I was dancing with a distiller and knew instanteously this French guy was for me. I spoke up and let my heart guide me. We have been together ever since.

Jean Claude Pichot and Lorrie Hargis on the day of their marriage.

Trust your feelings!

Trusting your feelings is an important part of your life because your heart is the bridge between your physical and intellectual life. According to Leviton (2001) feelings of hostility and lack of trust afflicts the heart, both physically and as the center of our affective life. This affliction then gets projected aggressively outwards onto the world in overly assertive, aggressive, even potentially violent, behavior. It is about a loss of trust in the heart and a lack of open space for the heart, for a sense of vulnerability and emotional exposure. Borrowing a term from traditional Chinese medicine, Kaminski (2001) calls this state yang, meaning, fiery, intense, strong, hard, active, and outward-tending. But it is a state of emotional imbalance. It leads to burnout which is now a medical term.

Burnout can happen.

In 2014, while I was watching a movie with my husband out of nowhere my adrenaline surged through my body and I started scratching my head. I immediately went to see my homeopathic doctor and asked if I could have one week off of work to rest. She said, Lorrie, you are Burned Out and you need three weeks not one because the first week you will just start to settle down, the second you will start to rest and the third week you will be relaxed and restored.

Take time to Rest

Sure enough, she was right and during those three weeks, I decided to give myself a time limit of 6 months to finish up some obligations and then decide if I would continue working in the position I had at that time which was running a company, traveling to other countries to teach aromatherapy and developing new organic skincare products and protocols for Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chinese Spas. Moreover, I had a family to take care of so there wasn’t much time to relax. Also, I used some herbs, essential oils, and flower essences to help overcome Burnout. Now, let’s check the signs of Burnout.

What are the signs of Burnout which stress your heart?

Here they are: feeling/ being

  1. stress
  2. pressure
  3. overwhelm
  4. anxious
  5. reactive
  6. mental fog
  7. impatient
  8. sleep-deprived
  9. self-doubt
  10. procrastination

I found myself sleep-deprived and procrastinating things because I was overwhelmed with work. It wasn’t like I had one role in the company, I had many and my traveling schedule was intense; I would go to China for 4 days come home in the afternoon on the fourth day, and go to the office to see how the employees were doing.

How did I overcome Burnout?

First and foremost I took time off whether my business partners liked it or not because I trusted what I was feeling emotionally and physically.

  1. Rest – When the body gets good sleep it detoxifies properly and builds the blood helping the heart to stay strong and healthy.

2. Flower Essences – During that time I looked at the flower essences that could help me balance my will forces with the feelings from my heart. The one that hit the nail on the head was Aloe Vera flower essence it was perfect for people like me who have the tendency to work too much.

Kamanski et al., (2004) say Aloe Vera’s pattern of imbalance is overuse or misuse of fiery, creative forces, “burned out” and the positive qualities of Aloe Vera is creative activity balanced, and centered in vital life -energy! I took 4 drops under my tongue 4 times daily and sometimes as often as I felt I needed.

3. Herbs: I used a Traditional Chinese Herbal formulation to strengthen and restore my heart meridian. It contains schisandra fruit, biota seed, cistanche stem, cuscuta seed, dong quai root, lycium fruit, ophiopogon root tuber, succinum amber, tang-kuei root, acorus rhizome, astragalus root, dioscorea rhizome, hoelen sclerotium, lotus seed, ginseng root, polygala root, polygonatum rhizome, jujuba seed and rehmannia root tuber. I took two per day the first week. In the second and third weeks, I only took one per day.

4. Essential Oils: I went to a tried and true formulation that I made for a client and that I have used on many more for burnout called Tranquility in my book, Common Scents, A Practical Guide to Aromatherapy on page 161.

Rosa damascena Miller. in Domaine de Castillou, Luc Sur Aude, France

6 drops Rose

4 drops Roman chamomile

2 drops Neroli

1 drop Geranium

1 drop Bergamot

1oz. Apricot oil

1oz (30ml) amber bottle

Place the essential oils and apricot oil in the amber bottle. Roll the bottle between your hands to thoroughly mix the ingredients. Apply the blend to your temples, back of neck, chest, and corresponding reflex points on your hands and feet.

Contraindications: Do not use in pregnancy, nursing, or with children under 8 years of age due to the dosage.

This protocol helped me tremendously get my strength back and the time taken off allowed me to see how I wanted to change my life so I wouldn’t do this again. Of course, I completed my obligations and then I quit my job. This is the reason that I have my International School of Aromatherapy. If I ever start back to my old work alcoholic ways I remember how bad I felt and how wonderful it feels to be relaxed, creative, and enjoy life again.

To learn “How to Balance your Heart with Traditional Chinese Herbs and Essential Oils,” join me for a wonderful live workshop on August 2nd at 1 pm EST

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Looking forward to you feeling love, joy, and happiness with your healthy heart!

Better Health and Happiness,


PS. Have a Great Laugh and make your heart happy! A favorite song that my children and I have always had great laughs with is ” I love to laugh!”


Donovan MF, Cascella M. Embryology, Weeks 6-8. 2021 Oct 13. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan–. PMID: 33085328. Available at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33085328/ Accessed July 31st, 2022

Lorrie Hargis, Common Scents, A Practical Guide to Aromatherapy French Kitchen Table Publishing, Bakersfield, California

Patricia Kaminski & Richard Katz, 2004, The Flower Essence Repertory, Flower Essence Society, Nevada City, California

Richard Leviton, 2001 The Healthy Living Space, 70 Practical Ways to Detoxify the Body and Home, Hampton Road Publishing

Zhong S, Ding W, Sun L, Lu Y, Dong H, Fan X, Liu Z, Chen R, Zhang S, Ma Q, Tang F, Wu Q, Wang X. Decoding the development of the human hippocampus. Nature. 2020 Jan;577(7791):531-536. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1917-5. Epub 2020 Jan 15. PMID: 31942070. Available at https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31942070/ Accessed on July 31st, 2022

Emotional Detox with Essential Oils, Flower Essences
and Herbs Workshop!

🦋Discover how to embody your fullest potential by bringing back your power and energy to your center! 🦋

Align your desires and your reality by bringing more conscious awareness and clarity to your life. 

Lorrie Hargis, Registered Aromatherapist and Holistic Healer will share with you the “Lorrie method,” based on the latest scientific research and over 34 years of natural healing experience you will learn how to direct your energy to be active, radiant, and giving when learning how to listen better to yourself and be more present in your relationships. She will guide you through the steps to trust your intuition, and receive your inner joy, grace, and strength to be your authentic self.

Lorrie will share with you a fundamental toolbox with essential oils, flower essences, breathing exercises, and much more!  

Join her for a beautiful, liberating online workshop! 

You will learn:

1. How to Unlock the Keys to Change

2. Identify thinking, feeling & doing Obstacles

3. How to process and integrate your thinking, feeling, and doing

3. How to Use Essential oil & Flower Essences Sprays for Cleansing, Purifying, Calming, and Energizing to help you process and integrate?

4. How to Use Motivation and Self Confidence Herbal Teas with Essential Oils & Flower Essences to help you process and integrate

5. How to do Exercises to help you process and integrate your thinking, feeling, and doing

6. Mindful and Relaxation Techniques with Essential Oils & Flower Essences

7. Keys to Continue Making Changes

8. How to continue your Aromatherapy Journey

Email for the next workshop dates!

Materials needed:

My book, “Common Scents, A Practical Guide to Aromatherapy,” click here

The Flower Essence Repertory from the Flower Essence Society. Click here

A supply list will be sent when you sign up.

July Health Forecast 2022: Light-filled Awareness & Strength for a Happier You!

Are you overwhelmed by the sunlight or you just can’t get enough of it?

As the sun brings its bright rays into the summer growth of the plants, flowers, trees, and children. We find ourselves with all this extra exterior light to work in our gardens and yards, play at the park, go swimming and visit our closest river, lake, sea, or ocean. Plus, summer is the time of year to socialize outdoors with family and friends. Many festivals especially in France are back in swing and we tend to stay up later and get up at the same time as we do the rest of the year.

This can lead to tiredness and lethargy especially if we are prone to being sensitive to the light, and over-receptive to the effects of light. Many individuals especially people who are fair-skinned, and easily sunburned can find themselves affected by the heat and light.

Thus the light can be overly expansive causing insomnia, deep fears, and disturbing dreams. If you are not anchoring the light within yourself and circulating it through your body, you can find yourself not grounded in your physical body and not being present for others.

Then the other side of light is where you are being deprived of light which is called Seasonal Affective Disorder.

In both cases, the light within is not being anchored and it is not circulating back into the earth. I know you have heard that you are a light being well you are. You need sunlight to live on this earth and know how to consciously be filled with light and not see it as just something that is external.

So let’s look at how you can balance the light and bring strength within you by using natural health modalities to overcome lethargy, tiredness, bad moods, and deep fears during July.

Aromatherapy, Flower Essences, and Traditional Chinese Meridians!

The first modality I would like to share with you is aromatherapy and the wonderful essential oil Eucalyptus globulus. It is high in the chemical constituent 1.8 cineole which is an oxide and helps to bring balance to the temperature of the body. If you are hot it cools you down and if you are cold it warms you up. In my book, Common Scents, A Practical Guide to Aromatherapy on page 76, I write about how it helps when you are no longer in balance with the world around you. Thus the perfect essential oil to balance the light within yourself during the summer months. It can be used in compresses, massages, sprays, and in a diffuser.

The other beautiful oil that t I would like to share with you is St. John’s Wort macerated oil which is a vibrant red color macerated from the yellow flowers into olive oil. This red oil soothes nerves. Being tired in the summer can cause nervous tension. St. John’s Wort oil massaged along your spine can help you let go of stress, tension, pressure, and nerve pain.

Then we have the flower essence of St. John’s wort. According to Kaminski et al. (2004), in the Flower Essence Repertory.

Patterns of imbalance: Overly expanded state leading to psychic and physical vulnerability; deep fears, disturbing dreams

Positive qualities: Illumined consciousness, light-filled awareness, and strength

4 drops under the tongue 4 times daily for 28 days is a good way to use this flower essence.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the fire element is connected to the season of summer. The corresponding meridians are the heart, small intestine, triple warmer, and pericardium.

Today, we will just talk about the Triple Warmer because it is not a single self-contained organ, but rather a functional energy system involved in regulating the activities of other organs.  It is composed of three parts, known as ‘burners’, each associated with one of the body’s three main cavities: thorax, abdomen, and pelvis.  An ancient Chinese medical text states: “The Upper Burner controls intake, the Middle Burner controls transformation, the Lower Burner controls elimination.” It is also known to help with the fight, flight, and freeze response.

Here is a formulation to do along with the Triple Warmer exercise that can help calm you and balance the light within you:

10 drops of Eucalyptus globulus

1oz. (30ml.) St. John’s Wort oil

4 drops of St. John’s flower essence

1oz. (30ml.) roll-on bottle

Place ingredients in the roll-on bottle. Roll the bottle between your hands to mix thoroughly. Roll the mixture on both temples along the back of your ears down the mastoid to the shoulders to the heart area.

Contraindications: Do not use in pregnancy, lactating, on or near the faces of children ten years and younger. Do not use with children under 2 years of age. Do not use with asthmatics

Then do this Triple Warmer exercise from Donna Eden, author of Energy medicine three times:

  1. Place your fingers at your temples. Hold for one deep breath, breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth;
  2. On another deep breath, slowly slide your fingers up and around your ears, smoothing the skin while maintaining some pressure;
  3. On the out-breath, slide your fingers down and behind your neck and hang them on your shoulders;
  4. Push your fingers into your shoulders, and when you are ready, drag them over the top of your shoulders and smooth them to the middle of your chest over your heart.

Can’t wait to share more with you on Tuesday, July 5th at our live workshop, Balancing the Fire and the Triple Warmer and Pericardium with Essential Oils and Chinese Herbs.

Click here

Happy July and keep being aware of the light within you while feeling the strength that the sunshine gives you with its golden, plasma rays!

Better Health and Happiness,


PS I can see the light shine in you with this beautiful song!

Balancing the Gallbladder Meridian with Chinese Herbs & Essential Oils

Our growing Common Scents Community continues learning how to use Chinese Herbs and Essential Oils and this month I taught the LIVE Workshop focusing on the Gallbladder Meridian.

According to Hassler et al., 20 million people in the US have gallstones a year! 

Even if you have had gallbladder surgery, this information will help you bring harmony to your digestive system.  

Click here  to Join and gain access!

You will be learning;

  • What is the Gallbladder Meridian in (TCM)?
  • The Gallbladder Yang
  • What Chinese Element connected to the Gallbladder ?
  • What Season is connected to the Gallbladder ?
  • What is the time of day for the Gallbladder Meridian?
  • Where is the Gallbladder meridian on the tongue
  • What does the Gallbladder Meridian affect?
  • What essential oils and Chinese Herbs to help balance the Gallbladder meridian?
  • CEU NAHA approved

REMEMBER for ALL Common Scents Community Members each monthly live webinar is included in your subscription! I would love for everyone to join us as we continue in 2022 learning how to use Chinese Herbs and Essential Oils to balance each meridian AND SO MUCH MORE. Please invite your family and friends so they can receive this information, too!

Visit HERE to learn the 10 reasons why you should JOIN the Common Scents Community and to see how you can be part of this ongoing training for as little as $19.95 per month. Plus get 12 archives about using Herbs and Essentials for Various Health Concerns.

Join now so we can send you your special code to participate for free as part of your membership. For all non-members this and every month’s Live Workshops are only $35.00.

Ready for an Emotional Clear Out?

Ever feel overwhelmed with emotions and feelings so that you think you will “lose” it? Looking for a way to spring clean your emotional house in order to cope with whatever life throws at you? Let’s clear out the unused and little serving emotions that can hamper our mental well-being and physical health.

Email lorrie@lorriehargis.com to find out when our next workshop will take place!

Emotional Healing Detox Workshop! 

You will learn:

1. How to Unlock the Keys to Change

2. Identify thinking, feeling & doing Obstacles

3. How to process and integrate your thinking, feeling and doing

3. NEW Essential oil & Flower Essences Sprays for Cleansing, Purifying, Calming, and Energizing to help you process and integrate

4. NEW Motivation and Self Confidence Herbal Teas with Essential Oils & Flower Essences to help you process and integrate

5. NEW Exercises to help you process and integrate your thinking, feeling and doing

6. Mindful and Relaxation Techniques with Essential Oils & Flower Essences

7. Keys to Make Changes

8. How to continue your Aromatherapy Journey?

Email lorrie@lorriehargis.com for more information……


NAHA CEU’s available

Ginger, The Spicy Root!

Ginger root from Madagascar

Ginger, the plant! This reed-like plant named Ginger(Zingiber officinale Roscoe) is native to the coastal region of India. It has been used in China before written history began. Marco Polo saw this plant in China between 1280 and 1290 A.D. Its name interpreted from the Greek, Arabic, and Indian means, “Known already to the ancient.” Ginger, the common name is derived from the Sanskrit “gringa” or horn and “vera” meaning body, in reference to the shape of the root. Ginger stimulates the secretions of ingestive fluids that lower cholesterol ( Samadi, 2022), helps with motion sickness (Haniadka, 2013) and morning sickness. The Chinese value this stimulating plant and add it to their meat dishes to detoxify it. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, they have used Ginger in their herbal formulations to warm the stomach and spleen (middle) and disperse the cold and alleviate vomiting (Hunt R et al., 2013).

Ginger also has an effect on a circulation, because of the stimulating volatile oils it contains. This valuable root has the ability to purify the blood and is valuable when indications of flu start coming on. It has also been used as a female and male tonic, liver, and kidneys, because of its effectiveness when used with other herbs.

Ginger, the Hydrosol!

Ginger water (hydrosol) along with Thyme water (hydrosol) from the steam distillation has been shown to detoxify and have antioxidant effects. Therefore, it is recommended to use them to avoid alcohol toxicity (Shati, 2009). 3 tbsps daily for 10 days per month.

Try this formulation to help you with Aches and Pains.

Ginger, the Essential Oil!

Warming, delightfully spicy, light yellow to dark yellow, aromatic, and strengthening is the essential oils of Ginger. The root is steam distilled. The Ginger essential oil warms the body internally. “Ginger has a pain-reducing effect and it can modulate pain through various mechanisms: inhibition of prostaglandins via the COX and LOX-pathways, antioxidant activity, inhibition of the transcription factor nf-kB, or acting as an agonist of vanilloid nociceptor (Rondanelli 2020).”

Ginger, the Flower.

Ginger, the Flower Essence

Ginger flower essence was a research flower when I first started using it and this is what my experience was like with this quite beautiful flower. I felt warmer physically, especially in the lower trunk. My mind was clearer and very calm. I was able to handle situations constructively with others. I could speak my true feelings in a warm and calm way. This flower helped me in relationships and communication.

Yellow ginger – Flower Essence

Relaxing to your body and your mind. Helps alleviate anxiety and panic attacks. Brings your energy down into your body, therefore grounding and stabilizing.

When we can relax, we can rejoice and know that all is well.
These flowers are carefully hand-gathered and made into our healing flower essences which: Yellow GingerFlower Essence helps your mind & body to let go and RELAX.

Applications: Excellent used topically and in massage to release muscle tension and pain.

Take 5 drops under the tongue or in water, juice, or tea. Place 10 drops in your water bottle.

Use topically, rub into hands, wrists, back of the neck, and places of tension or tight muscles. (https://hawaiianrainforestnaturals.com/product/ginger-flower-essence-relax/, 2022)

Haniadka R, Saldanha E, Sunita V, Palatty PL, Fayad R, Baliga MS. A review of the gastroprotective effects of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe). Food Funct. 2013 Jun;4(6):845-55. doi: 10.1039/c3fo30337c. Epub 2013 Apr 24. PMID: 23612703 Available https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23612703/ Accessed March 5th, 2022

Hunt R, Dienemann J, Norton HJ, Hartley W, Hudgens A, Stern T, Divine G. (2013) Aromatherapy as treatment for postoperative nausea: a randomized trial, Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22392970, Last Accessed March 8th, 2022

Nunes CP, Rodrigues CC, Cardoso CAF, Cytrynbaum N, Kaufman R, Rzetelna H, Goldwasser G, Santos A, Oliveira L, Geller M. Clinical Evaluation of the Use of Ginger Extract in the Preventive Management of Motion Sickness. Curr Ther Res Clin Exp. 2020 Jun 15;92:100591. doi: 10.1016/j.curtheres.2020.100591. PMID: 32714473; PMCID: PMC7378854 Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32714473/ . Last Accessed March 5th, 2022

Rondanelli M, Fossari F, Vecchio V, Gasparri C, Peroni G, Spadaccini D, Riva A, Petrangolini G, Iannello G, Nichetti M, Infantino V, Perna S. Clinical trials on pain lowering effect of ginger: A narrative review. Phytother Res. 2020 Nov;34(11):2843-2856. doi: 10.1002/ptr.6730. Epub 2020 May 20. PMID: 32436242; PMCID: PMC7754412. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32436242/ Accessed March 8th, 2022

Samadi M, Moradinazar M, Khosravy T, Soleimani D, Jahangiri P, Kamari N. A systematic review and meta-analysis of preclinical and clinical studies on the efficacy of ginger for the treatment of fatty liver disease. Phytother Res. 2022 Feb 1. doi: 10.1002/ptr.7390. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35106852. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35106852/ Last Accessed March 5th, 2022

You can also see my article in AIA Aromatic Journal Summer 2019 in Action called Ginger, the Root of all Spices https://www.alliance-aromatherapists.org/

To learn more about Ginger essential oil and herb join me in the Common Scents Community for the Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs and Essential Oils Monthly Live Workshops – https://www.lorriehargis.com/members/join-csc/

Better Health and Happiness,