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May 2011, V.3, No.5

The Aromatherapy School

Aromatherapy Workshops Moved to Asheville
The Remainder of This Year's Workshops Will Be Held in Asheville NC
Bring a Friend and Earn $25.00

Using Essential Oils for Acne
See Dr. Power's Article Below

In this newsletter:

  • Aromatherapy Workshop Schedule: Levels I, II & III in Asheville
  • Essential Oils for the Skin (esp. Acne): Blue & Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, Geranium & Juniper
  • Essential Oils: Essential Oils from Artisan Aromatics

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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
    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 30 days prior) - Reserve your seat for only $145.00.

Bring a friend and get a $25.00 rebate - see registration page for more details.

Where would you prefer the location of the workshop to be?
Dr. Power's Farm (Beautiful when you get there but "out there" about 30 min. from Asheville OR hotel meeting space in Asheville?
Email your preference:

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

Essential Oils for the Skin - Natural Help for Acne


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.

ACNE: The sebaceous glands produce excessive sebum which blocks follicles. Bacteria multiply in the blocked sebum, causing inflammation.
Possible Causes: hormonal imbalance (androgen and testosterone); food allergies (esp. wheat or milk); possible disturbance in carbohydrate metabolism and/or improper diet.
ESSENTIAL OILS: German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) - antiseptic, anti- inflammatory, cicatrisant, digestive, hepatic, stimulates leukocytes (WBC). German Chamomile makes a better choice than Roman Chammomile because it has more anti-inflammatory properties but where stress is a component, Roman chamomile offers a greater relaxing effect.
Atlas Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica): antiseptic, antiseborrehic, diuretic, circulatory stimulant, tonic (lymph).
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens): antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, cicatrisant, diuretic, hormonal, styptic, regulates sebum, tonic (lymph). Use with care on the skin of hypersensitive people.
Juniper (Juniperus communis): antiseptic, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, sudorific, stimulant (circulatory), tonic. Avoid where there is kidney disease; many references advise avoiding in pregnancy.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia): antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, calming, cicatrisant, tonic.
METHODS OF USE: warm compresses; baths (to aid general detox); full body massage to aid detox and balance nervous system; spray on skin tonic (diluted in distilled water (95% water).
RELATED HERBAL REMEDIES: Burdock, Dandelion, Nettles and Chamomile.
SUPPLEMENTS: Evening Primrose Oil especially if the condition worsens with PMS. Garlic, Vitamin C., brewers yeast, chelated zinc or zinc gluconate.
OTHER: plenty of fresh air, exercise, deep breathing and relaxation. Flower remedies as indicated. Dietary changes as needed.
*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

Artisan Aromatics Artisan Aromatics added 22 more essential oils to their online shop last month and are adding more each month. They offer a growing selection of professional quality essential oils and absolutes including Gardenia, Rose, Tuberose, Lavender, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang, etc.). Plus, Artisan Aromatics offers a 10% discount to Healing Arts Practitioners. To receive Practitioner Discount, enter Practitioner1011 in the Code box when you check out.

New for Artisan Aromatics is an update to their shopping cart which gives the option of making purchases with either credit card or PayPal.

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.

Artisan Aromatics

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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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