Shanti Dechen, CCAP, CAI, LMT

Shanti Dechen, CCAP, CAI, LMT is the founder and director of Aroma Apothecary Healing Arts Academy, is a certified clinical aromatherapist, and has been a clinical aromatherapy instructor for the last 18 years. She has been a health practitioner and a certified massage therapist since 1979. She has a university background in healing and the sciences—over 15,000 hours of extensive holistic training and certification in body-mind therapies.

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All About Clay

The use of medicinal clay in folk medicine goes back to prehistoric times. The first recorded use of medicinal clay goes back to ancient Mesopotamia. Indigenous peoples around the world still widely use clay. Today, a wide variety of clays are used for healing medicinal purposes. CLAYS are a fantastic medium for hydrosols and essential oils. They can be applied as compresses, facial masks, baths, skin and wound care, as well as used internally. Clays are distinguished by their color, which is also the indicator for their structure and activity. Green French Clay is best reserved for overactive, oily skin types. It is a strong absorbent and is used primarily for drainage, where it reduces swe

Uses of Medicinal Plants

Mankind has had a symbiotic relationship with plants and herbs since the beginning of time. Healing with medicinal plants is as old as mankind itself. Since ancient times, herbal medicine has been used by many different cultures throughout the world to treat dis-ease and to assist bodily functions. An “herb”, is any plant or plant part used for its medicinal therapeutic value. Herbal medicine, also called herbology, herbalism, botanical medicine or phytomedicine, refers to utilizing a plant's seeds, roots, leaves, flowers, berries or bark for medicinal healing purposes. A medicinal plant has similar chemical properties as conventional pharmaceutical drugs, that humans have used throughout hi

Fun in the Sun: Carrier Oils for Sun Protection

We all want to enjoy the beauty and warmth of the sun during the brightest days of summer. In recent years, it has come to "light" that that we need Vitamin D from the sun, but also that the sunrays can be very damaging to our skin. The good news is that natural carrier oils make highly effective sunscreen that is not only high in sun protection factor (SPF), but great for the skin in other ways as well. Learn all the ways that natural carrier oils and essential oils can become part of your summer fun and skin safety. The skin is protected from sunburn in a variety of ways; remember these points to prevent sunburn: KEEP HYDRATED: Suggestion: Drink 3 to 5 quarts of water a day. MOISTURIZE TH

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