Finding the middle ground

  By: Sue Pace RN, CCAP, Registered Aromatherapist and Christina Smith, Certified Aromatherapist. We believe that there are at least two sides to every story. We also firmly believe that all sides of a story need to be heard in order to best decide which path to follow. In today's world, where everyone seems to have... Continue Reading →

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The Importance of Professionals Organizations

Sue and I just spent a fabulous weekend learning and laughing with our colleagues and friends in Minneapolis for this years’ Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) Aromatherapy Conference. The theme of this years conference merges so beautifully with our own mission - and we heard so many wonderful stories from our colleagues who are out... Continue Reading →

What to Do about Colds and Flu?!

Lately, it seems you can't go anywhere without hearing about how influenza (the flu) is widespread throughout all 50 U.S. states.  . In the last month or so, Emergency Departments (EDs) all across the country are seeing a lot of sick--and worried--people. In some area, the demand is so overwhelming that hospitals have set up... Continue Reading →

Snot, Glorious Snot!

  With the advent of the winter season in the Northern hemisphere comes snot: rivers of the runny, drippy stuff. Most people understandably think that snot is disgusting and a huge annoyance. But why do us medical types think snot is so glorious? Our bodies make lots of mucus--according to Web MD, up to 1.5... Continue Reading →

Protecting your Intellectual Property

'Intellectual Property Theft', 'Plagiarism' and 'Aromatherapy'. What do these things have in common? On the surface, it may appear to be almost nothing. By digging a little deeper, however, we discover that as Aromatherapy becomes increasingly popular there is a concomitant public demand for “more information”, “more recipes” and “make it all free, too!” While... Continue Reading →

Just when you think you’ve heard it all……

    In January 2017, I blogged at the Essential Oil Consumer Safety Advocates website (link: here) about the ill-advised use of essential oils in CPAP machines. For those unfamiliar with the term, CPAP stands for "continuous positive airway pressure". CPAP machines are portable mini-compressors which attach to a mask fitted over the nose and occasionally... Continue Reading →

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a common and often debilitating problem in people around the world which causes the sensation of jumpy, itchy, twitching, or painful lower extremities during sleep. The syndrome can interrupt sleep patterns for extended periods, which often interferes with the ability to effectively function during the day. . Some persons report... Continue Reading →

Use of Aromatherapy in End of Life Care

The use of aromatherapy in hospice settings seems a perfect fit.  The non-invasive nature of aromatherapy, coupled with its minimal side effects, is ideal in end of life care. Let's explore concerns which are common in hospice settings and the available research regarding the use of aromatherapy to mitigate these issues. Many individuals nearing the... Continue Reading →

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