Aromatherapist Lorrie Hargis explains the power of essential oils
Is there an essential oil for everything? Aromatherapy aficionado Lorrie Hargis says yes!
We sat down with Lorrie to ask her about the possibilities of essential oils. And all we can say is her answers were enlightening.
If you suffer from allergies, sleepless nights, anxiety, or any other afflictions that affect your health and well-being, read on. You may just find exactly what you need.
Where it all started
Like many others, Lorrie’s experience with essential oils began in a health food store. She saw an essential oil book placed next to an assortment of oils. She says, ‘I opened it up and it said, “Use 10 drops of lavender in the bath to relax and calm.” It also talked about clary sage, geranium and orange.’ Curious, Lorrie purchased all four oils.
For the next month, she put 10 drops of lavender in the bath for each family member before bed. After one month of using lavender in the bath, her son, who had always stuttered, stopped stuttering.
Lorrie recalls thinking, Wow, if this can do that for my son, what else can it do for my clients coming to me for iridology, herbs, vitamins and flower essence therapy? This experience was the icing on the cake for all her future programmes.
A scent for all reasons
Whether using them to calm allergies, ward off viruses, reduce anxiety, help with depression, meet essential daily needs or help detox, Lorrie believes there’s an oil to treat most needs - and she’s right!
She’s enjoyed incredible results from working closely with essential oils, and she wants everyone else to have the same amazing experience.
She’s a huge proponent of using essential oils in various ways. She uses them in massage oils, diffusion, inhalations, compresses, clay packs, castor packs and in the bath.
Whether you’re pairing essential oils with mindfulness and breathing exercises, yoga, massage or cooking, the method by which you use oils can change your experience and the benefits you receive.
Embracing the possibilities of essential oils
Lorrie drew our attention to the current industry research that highlights just how effective essential oils are for emotional wellness. ‘I’m also very excited to see a new clinical trial coming out soon that uses bergamot for substance abuse disorder.’
Another favourite of hers is Rose. Rose essential oil is renowned for its ability to reduce anxiety and balance blood sugar levels. Lorrie loves it because ‘It opens my heart, keeps me from shutting off the world, and helps me to stay connected to all the beautiful human beings that I absolutely love.’
Lorrie’s tips for people new to essential oils
- Use organic essential oils because they get into your bloodstream. You don’t want pesticides in your body. Find a reputable organic supplier.
- Find a Registered Aromatherapist on the Aromatherapy Registration Council to help you learn how to use them correctly.
- Educate yourself by attending educational webinars, classes and courses to understand how they work and how to use them safely and effectively.
- Less is more. Don’t use too much, especially on children and around pets.
Want to connect with Lorrie and learn more about what she does?
‘You can find me at email@example.com, connect with me on my Master Essential Oil Facebook group where I offer free Master Classes, and become a member of our Common Scents Community. This will help them get started learning about essential oils and all the wonderful things that you can do with them through monthly live workshops and weekly group chats.’
An aromatherapy expert with a real passion
Whether using them to calm allergies, ward off viruses, reduce anxiety, help with depression, meet essential daily needs or help detox, Lorrie Hargis believes there’s an oil to treat most needs - and she’s right! She’s enjoyed incredible results from working closely with essential oils for decades, and wants everyone else to have the opportunity to discover the magic for themselves.
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