BARBARA T. DOLL, LISW-S, LICDC
Recently I completed a preliminary course in the use of Essential Oils in treatment. I continue to do research on the benefits of essential oils for healing purposes. Essential oils never take the place of medical advice or medication. For people on medication it is imperative that they check with their physician before adding essential oils to their treatment. Also, the use of essential oils during pregnancy and with infants should always be monitored by your physician.
For those of you who are not familiar with essential oils I have listed a few below with their some of their benefits:
Lavender is the oil of oils. Useful for sleep and relaxation.
Bergamot is often used to alleviate depression and anxiety.
Eucalyptus is used to help congestion and is also a great fly repellent.
If you are interested in learning more I have found several books that may be helpful:
Evidence-Based Essential Oil Therapy by Dr. Scott Johnson
Heal With Essential Oils by Rebecca Park Totilo
The Healing Power of Essential Oils by Bevonne Birch Crookston
Be sure to email me if you are interested in talking about essential oils.