Touring Lavender Farms in the Midwest

What is lavender’s journey? How does the plant get from the lavender farm and into the bottle? When you open a bottle of lavender essential oil, what is the first thing that you notice? Do you notice the aroma? Or do you immediately think about the immense dedication it takes to create it? Even though …

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What is Aromatherapy?

Have you ever inhaled the scent of a rose? Perhaps you’ve enjoyed the scent of fresh rosemary, sage, or thyme as you use cook with the fresh herbs. Or, maybe you live in an area where there are pine trees or flowering trees that bloom in the spring. If you’ve had these experiences, you have …

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Why I Went Back to School for Clinical Aromatherapy

Being a clinical social worker, I saw a need for holistic care for my clients and patients. I wanted to offer aromatherapy as one of the tools they could choose from. After working in the field of clinical social work, I had seen both the strengths and the opportunities for growth within our medical, mental …

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Essential Oils for Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are one of the most prevalent mental health disorders within the United States today, affecting just over 18% of adults, and 25% of children ages 13-18 years old (National Institute of Mental Health, n.d.). Anxiety has been linked to the development of multiple health problems from heart disease (Harvard Medical School, 2008) to …

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