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The purpose of our blog is to share with our viewer's aromatherapy and CAM updates and features other related topics from the wider field of complementary healthcare which we hope you will enjoy. Before continuing please view our disclaimer at the bottom of this page.

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Ingestion and Neat Application of Essential Oils Guidance

Essential oils must not be taken internally unless prescribed and administered by a primary healthcare practitioner, pharmacist, or herbalist who is also a trained and qualified essential oil practitioner - the IFA does not advocate the internal use of essential oils in any other circumstance. Essential oils are highly concentrated derivatives extracted from various parts of plants; leaves, twigs, blossoms and flowers, fruits, seeds, bark, roots, and so on. Thus, essential oils must be used and applied with caution, careful consideration and in moderation.

How Essential Oils Can Combat Workplace Anxiety

Essential oils are a mainstay of holistic wellness. Their benefits can extend to providing stress relief in the workplace, which was experienced by at least 914,000 UK workers between 2021 and 2022. Below, I share my insight into the use of essential oils as an innovative approach to managing workplace anxiety, highlighting the critical role of oil placement for optimal benefit and discussing important safety considerations.

Aromacare for Children with Autism & Disabilities

By researching into child development it became clear that stimulation provided by parents, touching, holding, stroking, combined with simple language is important for higher order brain functioning and the formation of trusting relationships, the development of communication skills, and the ability to solve problems creating ways of self-calming during periods of distress.

Book Review: Why Do Muscles Hurt? by Jane Tilton

Why wasn’t it around when I was studying? If I knew anyone who was studying to be a bodyworker of any description, I would recommend this book to them. It is also a good book to have in your clinic to share with clients who do want to get better as it gives some excellent ideas for self care.

Making Your Own Aromatherapeutic Remedies

When making your own aromatherapeutic remedies consider the ingredients you are adding to your recipe and choose essential oils so that your formulation includes ingredients that will enhance transdermal penetration, improve skin protection, function and repair, as well as offering antimicrobial power and immune resilience and add a sense of wellbeing through the overall scent.

Using Aromacare with Senior People to Promote Well-Being

IFA Aromacare provides a way of caring for senior people, emphasising the importance of the senses using essential oils for providing nurturing touch for reassurance and support, creating relationships and sharing memories to support language and communication through story massage. You might describe Aromacare as a sensory menu with a range of options and choices.

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