TIRED COUNTRY Sleep disorders are a group of conditions that affect the ability to sleep well on a regular basis. Whether they are caused by a health problem or by too much stress, sleep disorders are becoming increasingly common in the United States. In fact, more than 75 percent of Americans between ages 20 and 59 report having sleeping difficulties regularly. The American Sleep Association estimates that 50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder. Short sleep duration is thought to be responsible for 3-5% of obese adults and drowsy driving is responsible for 1,550 fatalities. Most people occasionally experience sleeping problems due to stress, hectic schedules, and other outside influences. However, when these issues begin to occur on a regular basis and interfere with daily life, they may indicate a sleeping disorder. CAUSES Allergies and Respiratory Problems Allergies, colds, and upper respiratory infections can make it challenging to breathe at night. The inability to breathe through your nose can also cause sleeping difficulties. Nocturia Nocturia, or frequent urination, may disrupt your sleep by causing you to wake up during the night. Hormonal imbalances and diseases of the urinary tract may contribute to the development of this condition. Stress and Anxiety Stress and anxiety often have a negative impact on sleep quality. It can be difficult for you to fall asleep or to stay asleep. Nightmares, sleep talking, or sleepwalking may also disrupt your sleep. Chronic Pain Constant pain can make it difficult to fall asleep. It might even wake you up after you fall asleep. Some of the most common causes of chronic pain include: arthritis chronic fatigue syndrome fibromyalgia...
“Lavender: the glory of aromatherapy, a mother queen to pacify and console, a cooling tonic relaxer and rescue remedy, a panacea of amazing amplitude, a multiple healer for the heart, the lungs, the digestive tract, a bestower of tranquility and peace…..” Dr. Malte Hozzel Versatile The amazing Lavender is one of the most versatile of essential oils. It sometimes seems as if there is nothing that Lavender can’t do! Lavender lifts you up when you are tired; it settles you down when you are anxious; it aids sleep; it relaxes the muscles; when used in a massage blend it balances and emphasizes the notes in other oils; it uplifts you when you are feeling down, and it soothes the skin. Added to all of this, True Lavender (Lavendula Angustifolia) is one of the safest essential oils, and one that you can put on the skin undiluted; always test patch first to make sure there isn’t a reaction. In fact, modern aromatherapy really began when Maurice Gattefosse, a French chemist, used pure Lavender oil on his burned hands after a laboratory explosion and noticed exceptionally quick and complete healing. There are many different species of lavender which produce variable essential oils that have very different constituents, qualities, and uses. Since we are Aromatherapist or lay people rather than academic botanists or gardeners let’s concern ourselves with those varieties that produce readily available essential oils: True lavender, Spike Lavender, Lavender Stoechas and Lavandin. Let’s Walk the Garden There are so many different types of Lavender to help with so many types of concerns, it can get confusing. To help you through...
Arthritis is a common inflammatory condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints. I am often asked about essential oils that may help ease the pain. Following is a case study of a client I saw recently. Client A woman, aged 51 years came seeking an alternative to painkillers to help reduce the pain from arthritis in her right shoulder and neck, which also seemed to move to the left on occasion. She is in good general health. Her M.D. had diagnosed her with the beginning of Osteoarthritis and wanted to prescribe her something for the pain, she isn’t keen on this being her first route so she is seeking the aid of some other Practitioners. She is a petite framed woman and possesses a very positive and outgoing character. She attempts to remain active. Most of the pain is experienced in bed at night when finding a comfortable position is challenging. In the morning, stiffness and pain are experienced in both rising and walking. Plan The client seemed open to adding massage therapy to her plan, I gave her several referrals to therapists who are trained in using Clinical aromatherapy and incorporate it into their massage practice. We smelled many oils that I felt would be beneficial and together we narrowed the selection to the following: Plai (Zingiber cassumunar): The anti-inflammatory potential of Plai is most significant, the Thai Institute have demonstrated that components of Plai are twice as potent as Diclofenac (Voltarol), a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Black Pepper (Piper nigrum): It has wonderful analgesic and warming properties. Cantele (2014) cites it as one of the most...
It’s that time of year again when all the fun and excitement of summer begins to come to a close. The back to school frenzy will soon be arriving for people of all ages ranging from kindergarten to college; with that frenzy comes many heightened emotions and struggles for most. The following list is a wonderful starting place and will cover most of the common struggles among school goers of all ages. Kindergarten – College or even just continuing education. While we will discuss others these are a great starting point! Grapefruit Frankincense Lavender Marjoram, Sweet Lemon Rosemary Cypress Ravensara Fragonia COMMON CONCERNS AND STRESSORS: While heading back to school may come with lots of excitement for many, often it also creates various levels of stress and anxiety. School can be sort of an emotional rollercoaster for many. Starting school for the 1st time, social anxiety, and test anxiety are the most common among most children and adults in a school setting. There are several essential oils that can be used alone or blended together to reduce stress and anxiety for all age groups. Frankincense: This essential oil is a must-have for your nervous system; due to its wonderful properties it can help with issues ranging from anxiety, stress, depression, and nervous tension. Frankincense does wonders when used during meditation; it has amazing grounding and calming properties. Grapefruit: This wonderful citrus oil is most commonly known for its mood-lifting abilities. Often anxiety brings about other issues such as depression, fatigue, and mental exhaustion all of which can be dealt with using this essential oil. Lavender: Most commonly used...
But First We would like to offer our deeply felt gratitude. Thank You to all who have continued to support us and follow us on this amazing journey. We also welcome new customers who are just finding us! Our Roots Cindy Loving and Loving Scents have been a valued part of the community for many years, building a reputation of trust with clients, students and all those who sought her wisdom. In March 2018, Cindy made the decision to retire, presenting her long-time associates, Kimberly Seymour and Amber LaBorde the opportunity to continue the work. Story Continues Kimberly and Amber partnered with Leslie Rice to create a new business grounded in the rich tradition Cindy so lovingly created while bringing their own wisdom and talent. Julia Martin and Allison Gallagher agreed to join the new company, rounding out the team. We are proud to announce our newly formed company, Botanically Rooted Our Commitment Future plans include new aromatherapy products based on the most current research, addition of herbal products following in the Wise Women Tradition, and resources to help you reach and sustain your wellness goals. Look for interesting articles, recipes, classes for beginner and advanced studies, and special events throughout the year and be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter, BotanicallyAble. Our New Look With the new name, comes a new look online. Check us out at www.botanicallyrooted.com Wholesale customers now have their own portal and account management tools to help make ordering easy and efficient. The Journey Ahead We are very excited about the future and can hardly wait to deliver these new and exciting products, services...
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My go to place for essential oils and knowledgeable aromatherapists. Julia is always so helpful, making sure to not only recommend the right product but make sure I'm clear on how to use it.read more
Jan Niblock Chilton
Very helpful when I was there asking about things for cold and flu season. I purchased 2 blends Cold&Flu and Healthful Air. I haved used the Cold and Flu in my diffuser and love the way the house smellsread more
Barbara Minder Calhoun
Loved the employees and all the great items, plus the things they taught me to help my family and I to live more natural and healthy lives� thank you so much for great experienceread more
Nicole Mercep Lewis
Awesome level 1 aromatherapy class! I learned about more than I anticipated. Everyone is very passionate about what they do and they all were willing to go above and beyond to answer questions via email after the class. I will be attending level 2!read more
Kristie Gray Coe
I love Cynthia and loving scents. I've taken her classes for many, many years at the hickory spa conference (Im in one now, literally) She's BEYOND knowledgeable and always takes the time to help you find the right oils for whatever ailment. Thank you!read more
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Always extremely helpful, professional, very knowledgeable with legitimate credentials and expertise in their field. Thousands of hours of training. Plus they are less expensive than MLMs out there and you can easily find out how pure their products are.read more
Most amazing staff, allways available if I have a question or problem to help me figure out what or how to use anything:) best classes I've ever taken!read more
I want to thank Cynthia for the depth of knowledge that she is willing to share with others. I so enjoyed attending the Clinical Aromatherapy for Bodyworkers class held over the weekend. I am convinced that MLM essential oil sales is not for me and I look forward to continuing my aromatherapy education. Thank you!read more
I love the classes and the oils. The only kind I buy. Knowledgeable staff. Cindy Loving is an internationally known, award winning teacher. We are so fortunate to have her here in Greensboro!!read more
Tracey Eyelady Smith
Had a ball in class... Cynthia was wonderful ..... Will definitely take all the classes...ordering more delicious oils to start making products as well as using them while giving massagesread more
Cynthia Loving and Loving Scents is the only place I buy my Aroma Therapy products from. They do personal consultations and offer only the best oils that Cynthia and her staff have traveled worldwide to find. I have taken many of Cynthia's aroma therapy classes and they are second to none.
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I'm a massage therapist and use aromatherapy oils in my practice. LovingScents has ruined me...I order my aromatherapy supplies from them exclusively now because of the quality difference between theirs and other products. A huge shout out to the person they have in charge of shipping, I got my most recent order in record time. Thank you for providing wonderful service and an excellent product.read more
LovingScents is great. I'm halfway through their classes and can't wait to be back in class. All the oils I have purchased are of the finest quality and everyone there is wonderful.read more