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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Pinyon Pine of the Southwest

We are located at the base of the stunningly beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains, and on the edge of the 220,803 acres, Congress designated Sangre de Cristo Wilderness in 1993. The Great Sand Dunes Wilderness borders the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness to the west. “ Unlike most of Colorado's mountains, the high and magnificently rugged Sangre's were uplifted suddenly in massive blocks, creating a range of dramatic vertical proportions. Four fourteeners are clumped together in the midsection of the wilderness, including Crestone Needle (14,197 feet). Many climbers, consider the Needle to be Colorado's most challenging 14,000-foot peak. Three more fourteeners stand together just south of the bou

My Five Favorite Essential Oils and Carriers Oils

Each week I seem to have a new favorite essential oil and carrier oil. I thought it would be fun to share my all-time favorites if I only had five different ones to choose. Favorite Essential Oils Cypress - Cupressus sempervirens Precautions: Generally, cypress is non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing. Possibility of skin sensitization if the oil has oxidized. USES: Circulation: reduces muscular cramps, edema, increases circulation and lymphatic flow. Menstruation: reduces dysmenorrhea, menopausal complaints, excessive menstruation, and relieves painful periods. Mental/Emotional/Nervous System: grounding, calms nervous tension, reduces stress-related conditions, strengthens an over

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