Welcome to Wellness Wednesday!
Today we begin a new feature for The Red Phoenix Feng Shui dealing with health and wellness. This may include a Case Study, an Aromatherapy Tip, an Article about an Essential Oil or an Herb and it uses, or maybe even a recipe for dinner. Today we are presenting a
Case Study: Fluid in the Middle Ear
Chief Concern:My client is a 60-year-old
woman who has Fluid in the Middle Ear with inflammation but no infection.
Like the mythical Red Phoenix, I love essential oils. I love the aroma, I love that I can use them to balance my health and my life.
I am very lucky to be able to study Aromatherapy. I want to make all the recipes I have come across in studying Aromatherapy. I use many of the recipes found in my manual and in the books I have on my bookshelf. I do not think a day goes by that I do not use an essential oil for something. In fact, I have an energetic blend mixed specifically for the emotional and energetic qualities of the oils.
, Red Phoenix
, Rose Attar
, Shower Gel
Test #1: 2% ratio (for 1-ounce of carrier oil):
I have wanted to put together a blend of Neroli, Ylang Ylang, and Sweet Orange for a while – this is a good blend for the end of the day, for a relaxing bath and/or massage. Using the 2% ratio for 1-ounce of carrier oil, I first made a synergistic blend and did the patch test with the blend on my right inner elbow.
- Latin name: Citrus aurantiun var.
- Properties: Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, cordial, deodorant, digestive, stimulant
This is a report I wrote for my Aroma Therapy Class.
My assignment was to conduct an aroma association test on my family or close friends. Put some lavender oil onto a perfume-testing strip and have them waft it under their nose, and tell you the first thoughts that come into their mind. Do you suspect any aroma associations, conditioning or response bias?
I used my co-worker Mary as my test subject. Mary is familiar with essential oils, uses them on occasion. She has four grandchildren ranging in ages from 4 months to 6 years old.