Essential oils bring us vital energies from the plant to help heal us on many levels: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. They are therapeutic because they have antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, analgesic, calming, soothing, and revitalizing chemical constituents.
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 21 Essential Oil & Flower Essences Formulations for Life Changing Transformation!
How to use Mindfulness Techniques How to make 3 of these Formulations during the workshop. The Ancient Art of Storytelling for Powerful Healing! How to Make your own Personalized Formulation? How to continue your Aromatherapy Journey?
IMPORTANT: When you sign up – Please bring the essential oils and flower essences that are located in your confirmation email under Materials so you can make the formulations during the workshop.
You also will need pen, paper, tea cup or mug, and have your lunch made a head of time and comfortable exercise or yoga mat to lay on and comfortable chair to sit in. A place in your house where you will not be disturbed and complete access to the Wifi or ethernet connection. No one is to disturb you unless there is an emergency. This is for your emotional healing and wellbeing.
For attending: You will receive 5 CE’s approved by the NAHA due to the Lorrie Hargis, Registered Aromatherapist being an NAHA Continuing Education Provider. The Lorrie Hargis International School of Aromatherapy is an NAHA approved school.
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!
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 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 email@example.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 Hargis
We all have daily stress in our lives. Essential oils are excellent to help balance, relax and soothe the nervous system. I use them regularly in a massage oil or bath each day to help me handle my daily activities that I need to participate in and the ones that I add because I love doing them. I do my best to focus on the positive each and every day. Stress can come from the exterior such as your job, relationships and the environment and it can come from within when we have anxieties about not being perfect, and trying to do everything. Every organism in the world has to have some form of stress to survive .Here is a blend of essential oils that will help you when feeling stressed out.
5 drops Refuge blend – you can purchase from Natures Sunshine products
5 drops Red Mandarin Essential Oil
2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
1/2 oz Carrier oil
Combine the essential oils with the Carrier Oil in a ½ oz. /15ml Roller ball bottle. Roll the bottle between your hands to mix the contents together. Apply twice daily or as needed to the temples, forehead, back of neck, creases in the wrists and elbows and corresponding reflex points on the hands and feet.
Keep it in your purse or pocket.
Contraindications: Do not use in pregnancy. Phototoxic.
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.
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
After the harvest in June with Joel, I always keep some Lavender to dry in which I make different things with the dried lavender. One of the things that I like to do with it is make Lavender Sachets. Dried Lavender in France has been used in sachets ( sac originating from Old French) for centuries to scent drawers and closets. It makes your clothes smell fresh and clean. The genus of Lavender is Lavandula which comes from the French word Lavere meaning clean.
It also repels insects such as moths and keeps the woolens from having moth holes. This is truly a daily essential. I don’t like it when I arrive to wear my wool jacket and find their are moth holes in it and I can no longer wear it. The one important thing you have to remember is to freshen up your sachets every 3 or 4 months with Lavender essential oil. This is why I make mine with ribbon ties. Here goes my recipe for Lavender Sachets:
Items that you will need for one sachet:
Ribbon- color of your choice
Fine Tulle netting that you cut in a circle
2 Tablespoons of dried lavender flowers that you have taken from the stems
20 drops Lavender oil
Enjoy the DIY video:
Don’t forget your Essentials, Use your Common Scents.
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,
Right now, I am visiting family in sunny California and as we all know no matter where you live this is the time of year that we can be stung by mosquitoes, horse flies, yellow jackets, no see -ums, hornets and bees. I find essential oils and clay combined make an excellent remedy for this kind of challenge. When we are stung : #1 it hurts, #2 it can become inflamed and swollen. #3 it can itch and when scratched it can become infected.#4 allergic reaction; if you are allergic please seek medical advice immediately.
The essential oils of Lavender, Tea Tree and Peppermint are the ones that I, personally use when I have bitten by an insect. Lavender is known for its soothing and calming properties which is very beneficial after being bitten. The known antiseptic properties of Tea Tree help with any bacteria that could be picked up by the insect or from scratching the bite. I use Peppermint because of its natural analgesic properties due to its menthol content. The traditionally known benefits of Bentonite Clay is that it draws out impurities while taking down inflammation and swelling.
check out my video on Youtube for the recipe to help with Summer Stings.
Don’t Forget your Essentials, Use your Common Scents,
Today, has been such a hot, sunny yet calm day with the Lavender ( Lavandula officinalis) is being harvested. My friend, Joel who has been helping to take care of the plants on Domaine de Castillou, in the South of France where I live. Domaine de Castillou is an organic farm where lavender, rosemary, sage and 3 different kinds of thyme are grown.
The harvest started this morning : in the large fields the lavender was cut by machine however the smaller fields in the hills were cut by hand by my dear friend Joel. He showed me how to cut the lavender by hand. My daughter Zoe filmed us in the lavender field which you will see on this blog. Most people who are close to me understand that Lavender is a very special plant and essential oil to me. It is the essential oil that introduced to me how effective essential oils can be on the nervous system. Here is my Love Story about Lavender essential oil. My son, Burt had
Zoe, my daughter, Joel harvester and I cutting Lavender on Domaine de Castillou
stuttered since the age of four. He often repeated words like, You see, you see, you see.” From the ages of four to six , I took him to a speech pathologist for this stuttering problem. The pathologist said, the school system would probably lose him between the cracks, because he most likely wouldn’t qualify for help.
This is exactly what happened I made unsuccessful attempts to get him into a program. During fourth grade we changed schools and he was finally accepted into a speech therapy program but refused to go because he was embarrassed. When Burt was nine years old, we started putting five to ten drops of Lavender in his bath each night after reading that Lavender was calming. After one month we all realized Burt was no longer strutting. This is what convinced us to start experimenting with essential oils. Burt will be 34 years old in July and still uses Lavender in his bath. He no longer stutters. He has realized this is his signature plant. A signature plant is one that helps the person come back in balance. Lavender plant person when imbalanced hits their heads a lot and doesn’t watch for themselves. This has happened to my son Burt many times. You see Burt is cowboy, horse chiropractor and horse shoer. He has been bucked off, fallen on and been in my different kinds of situations with horses. Burt has hit his head a few times you could say and lavender has always revived him. I love Burt and Lavender. They are meant for each other.
Au Revoir, Don’t forget your Essentials, Use your Common Scents,
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