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July 2011, V.3, No.7

The Aromatherapy School

Next Level I Workshop: Aug 6-7
Registration Closed
No More Seats Remain
Next Level I: Spring 2012

Essential Oils for the Skin - Part 3

In this newsletter:

  • Aromatherapy Workshop Schedule: Levels I, II & III in Asheville - Levels II & III still open
  • Essential Oils for the Skin - Part 3: Cedarwood, German Chamomile, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Rose Otto
  • Essential Oils Discount: Artisan Aromatics offer discounts of 10% to Practitioners & 20% to Students

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Two-Day Weekend Aromatherapy Workshops in Asheville

About The Aromatherapy School & Dr. Joie Power

    Level I: Foundations of Aromatherapy (for Healing Arts Practitioners)
    • Asheville NC: August 6-7 Registration Closed (Next Level I: Spring 2012)
    Level II: Creating Essential Oil Blends (for use in Clinical Settings)
    • Asheville NC: September 10-11
    Level III: Clinical Practice in Healthcare Settings
    • Asheville NC: October 22-23

Cost for each two-day workshop is $245.00 Early / $295.00 Late (less than 25 days prior) - Reserve your seat for only $145.00.

All of the above workshops will be at Dr. Power's Farm near Asheville - Quite a beautiful spot about 30 min SE of Asheville / 20-25 min. S. of Black Mountain / 15 min. N. of Bat Cave.

More workshop info: Workshop Info  |  Info about Dr. Power: About Dr. Joie Power  |  Registration Info: Registration


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Essential Oils for the Skin - Part 3


THE SKIN: Essential Oils are of benefit to the skin because their solubility in lipids draws them readily into the skin and allows them to diffuse and penetrate in the skin. Their antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, emollient, analgesic, and healing properties are of direct benefit, while calming, immunostimulating, detoxifying properties support the correction and healing of underlying causative processes.

Since skin disorders are often the first indication of systemic imbalance, it is important to treat at the systemic level (food allergy, chronic stress) since failure to do so may cause the ailment to go deeper and manifest as a more serious complaint.

For this reason, essential oils should be used as adjuncts to a broader treatment approach or they will be no better than mainstream suppressive therapy.

Two months ago we covered Acne and last month we covered Athletes Foot and Ringworm - This month the series on the skin continues with Eczema.

Eczema: Eczema is characterized by itchy red patches, scaly skin, and small blisters that burst, leaving the skin moist and crusty. There are two main types: atopic (chronic) and contact dermatitis. Atopic usually occurs where there is a family history and associated hay fever, allergies, and headaches are also frequently seen. Food allergies are often implicated. Contact dermatitis is caused by contact with an offending substance. Eczema can be aggravated by fixed oils and ointments and/or by bathing. Scratching can lead to infection. Eczema can be quite refractory to treatment; medical approaches typically use corticosteroids; dietary intervention is often crucial. Alteratives are the classical herbal remedies (Hoffman).
Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica): antiseptic, cicatrisant, lymph tonic, circulatory stimulant, sedative, antiseborrehic.
German Chamomile (Matricaria recutica): antiinflammatory, antiallergenic, antibacterial, digestive, hepatic, stimulates leukocytes, calms the nervous system.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens): good for weeping eczema; analgesic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, astringent, cicatrisant, digestive, lymph decongestant, calming.
Juniper (Juniperus communis): antiseptic, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, sudorific, stimulant (circulatory), tonic.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia): antifungal, anti-inflammatory, calming, cicatrisant, tonic (general).
Rose Otto/Rosa Damascena (note: do NOT substitute Rose Absolute for Rose Otto) – antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, astringent, cicatrisant, general tonic, neurotonic.
METHODS OF USE: luke warm or cool compresses, hand and foot baths; if lesions are localized full body massage can be helpful to reduce stress but do not massage or apply fixed oils near or over affected areas. Skin tonic sprays (5% eo diluted in 95% distilled water).
RELATED HERBAL REMEDIES: Red Clover, Nettles, Chickweed (topical), Cleavers, Alfalfa.
SUPPLEMENTS: B complex, EPO, zinc.
OTHER: Flower remedies. Manage stress, test for allergies. Homeopathy.

*This information is provided for educational interest only and is not intended for the diagnosis, management, treatment, or cure of any mental or physical illness.

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Artisan Aromatics: Our Choice for Therapeutic Quality Essential Oils

Essential Oils

10-20% Discounts for Practitioners and Students: Artisan Aromatics Artisan Aromatics has over 40 essential oils uploaded and are adding more to their online shop each month. Additionally about 60 more Essential Oils are in stock and available via PDF catalog and will eventually make it into the online shop.

Artisan Aromatics offers a great selection of professional quality essential oils and absolutes including Gardenia, Rose, Tuberose, Lavender, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang, etc.) plus Healing Arts Practitioners receive a discount. To receive the Practitioner Discount, enter Practitioner1011 in the Coupon Code box when you check out. Current and former students of The Aromatherapy School receive an even larger discount of 20%: enter Student2011 in the Coupon Code Box when you check out.

Repeat buyers save even more! Earn 10% with each purchase: each time you make an online purchase, you earn 10% that you can use for your next online purchase (this is in addition to other discounts).

In addition to individual Essential Oils and Absolutes, Artisan Aromatics has created two Aromatherapy Kits exclusively for The Aromatherapy School (buying the kit saves 5%). Each kit (for Level I & Level II) contains all the oils covered in each level. Students are not required to purchase the kits but, if you are in need of a number of essential oils, Artisan Aromatics has made these professional quality essential oil kits available at a discount: 10% off for Healing Arts Practitioners / 20% off for all current and former students of The Aromatherapy School.

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Joie Power, Ph.D., Dir.
The Aromatherapy School

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Dr. Power is a retired board certified neuropsychologist and former Assistant Professor of Surgery/Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Georgia, where she performed intra-operative cortical mapping with renowned neurosurgeon Herman Flanigan, M.D. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in both in-patient and out-patient settings and during her years of practice has also been both a practitioner and student of alternative healing methods, including herbal medicine, aromatherapy, Reiki, Chinese Medicine, and other energetic healing systems. Her extensive formal training and experience in the olfactory and limbic systems of the brain give her a unique qualification for understanding the actions of essential oils in the body. Dr. Power, founder of one of the earliest essential oil companies in the U.S. to specialize in therapeutic quality essential oils, is now a clinical consultant for Artisan Aromatics as well as an internationally known writer and teacher in the fields of aromatherapy and alternative medicine. Her approach to aromatherapy weaves together her solid scientific training and strong clinical skills with a holistic philosophy that honors body, mind and spirit. Dr. Joie Power is also the author of The Quick Study Guide to Aromatherapy and numerous published articles on aromatherapy and related topics.

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