Aromatherapy and HIV Support

Nature has given us a generous supply of “wellness support” through the precious gift of essential oils.

The wonderful thing about aromatherapy, is that it’s quite effective and also very enjoyable to use.

If you’re like me and relish the sense of smell, you’ll find this modality extremely nosey.

Aromatherapy helps the immune system, because essential oils support and strengthen the body’s immune response with a “dual action.” Some essential oils with antimicrobial properties fight the microbes, while other essential oils with immunostimulant properties boost the body’s natural defenses. Some essential oils have both properties, including:
                                                                 

~Lavender~

~Tea Tree~

~Eucalyptus~

~Roman Chamomile~

 

*You can also find Synergy Blends which contain a variety of pre-blended essential oils suited for this purpose.

*Always choose essential oils that agree with you.

*My advice is to start with one or two of these oils and then slowly add others as you begin to acquire a nice collection.

 

Two Ways to Use Essential Oils

~Via Bottle~

~Essential oils can conveniently be inhaled directly from the bottle whenever needed.

*Bring the bottle approximately 2 inches from your nose and take 3 deep breaths (recap bottle immediately to avoid evaporation).

 

~Via Skin~

~When used with a carrier oil, the small molecules of essential oils are ideal for absorption through the skin.

The Feet

*Blend 1 tsp of jojoba oil with 4 drops of essential oil (when using 2 essential oils – blend equal drops).

*Spread the mixture onto clean feet and rub in. This is a great time to apply a little reflexology to the reflex points pertaining to immunity.

*Elevate your feet for 15 minutes while inhaling the aroma (jojoba oil is quickly absorbed into the skin).

*If choosing to apply before bedtime – wear a pair of gym socks, to avoid staining bed linens.

 

Tips

~Keep essential oils in your backpack, purse or briefcase – so they are readily available whenever you’re around others who may be ill, or if you feel a “bug” coming on.

~As a good preventative measure – use essential oils (in some way) every few days.

 

Caution Care

*Only use pure essential oils.

*Do not apply essential oils directly on the skin without first diluting with a carrier oil.

*Keep essential oils away from the eyes.

 

When used with care and respect, essential oils offer a gentle, natural support for one of the body’s most important systems – immunity.

Embrace one of natures “scented gifts”…..Aromatherapy.

Wishing you a lifetime of supported health!

Be well

 

For quality essential oils and supplies: Hands-On Aromatherapy

For proper care and storage of essential oils: C & S

For immune system reflex points: Immunity

 

Portions of this post gratefully supplied by: “The Aromatherapy Bible” – Gill Farrer-Halls

Photos: greentea2006 & snowriderguy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Aromatherapy and HIV Support

  1. I’m learning more and more the effect that fragrance has on me, as I am comforted and healed by breathing in the gentle fragrance of flowers and essential oil. Lavender is my hands-down favorite for lifting my spirits and making me feel good.

    I think I’ll be putting the Aromoatherapy Bible on my wish list!

    Cheers,
    Beth

  2. Greetings Beth~

    Hope all is well…I’ve been sharing much Reiki with you the past few days and feel such love around you and your family!

    Yes…I too keep learing more and more about the effects of aroma. I’ve always been a “smell freak” my whole life…and now that I’ve discovered essential oils…I’m even “freakier.”

    Lavender to me…is the “ultimate oil”…it adapts to everyone and everything.

    The next time you’re in a health food store, try sniffing some “Frankincense”. Beth, for me…it just DOES something powerful and yet gentle during a Reiki session. I’ve been using it for about a year now…and I feel like it’s actually “teaching” me things. It’s a very “sacred” oil.

    Sometime I mix a drop of Lavender and Frankincense together and just inhale it before I share Reiki with myself or others. It’s not only calming, but it’s great to use when I feel “fearful” of things. It REALLY helps with that.

    Try it and see what ya feel!

    Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by to say Hi Beth…I really appreciate that!

    Be well,
    Ron

  3. You are so right! Lavendar is the ultimate oil. I use lavendar with most receipes that I make to give the little extra calming effect. When I do Reiki I rub three drops of lavendar on my hands so the the client can inhale the soothing aroma as I work and it always enhances the relaxtion of the session.
    Peace

  4. Morn’in Dave!

    You and I are “insync”…upon waking this morning YOU popped into my thoughts!

    Don’t you LOVE creating “special recipes” with essential oils????

    It’s like being a “pastry chef”…YUMMY!

    Is’nt Lavender the BEST???

    Although, (and maybe you found this too) there are some individuals who are NOT very fond of it’s aroma!?!?

    I always have to remind myself to ask a client if Lavender agrees with them – because I just assume that everyone loves it as much as I.

    I once worked with a woman from Kent, England, who was “raised” around Lavender – she was one, that the aroma did not agree (maybe too much a of good thing?).

    Anyway Dave…it’s so great talking “scent” with you. What is it about “Italians”…we seem to have great passion for smelling and tasting!

    And I’m so glad!

    Great sharing with you Dave!

    Have a wonderful weekend (the weather is suppose to be beautifully cooler).

    Smell well,
    Ron

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