What is AromaTouch Therapy

What is AromaTouch Therapy?

The AromaTouch Technique is a clinical approach to essential oil application. It incorporates simple hand techniques with the power of DoTerra essential oils to create a powerful whole body wellness experience. We use a total of eight essential oils that have been complemented and tested by Dr. Hill. The therapy seeks to address four systemic constants that are present in daily life and which may serve as limiting factors in health:

  • Stress relief
    Balancing blends contain oils that are geared toward the central nervous system and other body systems. If there are times when you feel confused, doubtful, unsettled, or in need of a sense of well-being, a balancing blend may be an excellent option.*

    Lavender is an oil that has been used for millennia and noted for its cleaning and healthful properties.  Through modern scientific testing its time proven properties have been confirmed.  It is one of the most popular and used of the essential oils. There are multiple types of Lavender (from different plants) so it is important to have lavandula angustifolia.  This specie is more refined and therefore more expensive but has much preferred qualities to use for personal health conditions. The preferred Lavender is steam distilled from the flowering tops of plants with some of the finest quality from Europe. DōTerra Lavender is steam distilled from the flowering tops of plants from France (fine high altitude) and Bulgaria (super high altitude).  These are joined together in equal ratios.*

  • Immunity support
    Melaleuca oil or tea tree oil, (TTO) as it is often referred, was named by Captain Cook who often used it as a tea. An Australian chemist, A.R. Penfold, studied tea tree leaves and discovered their antiseptic properties. Tea tree oil subsequently became a standard treatment in Australia for the prevention and treatment of wound infections. During World War II, the Australian government classified tea tree oil as an essential commodity and exempted producers from military service.  Melaleuca has been documented to kill many bacteria, viruses, and fungi on contact so it is excellent for cuts, wounds, burns, and anywhere that bacteria might be found. It has a historical use as an antiseptic for the face, skin disorders including acne, and dandruff.  It is effective to use at the onset of flu and cold symptoms.  Will reduce gum inflation and is used for periodontal disease.  DōTerra Melaleuca Essential Oil is from the botanical family Myrtaceae, with the oil being processed by steam distillation from the leaf of the tree.*

    OnGaurd Apply topically with massage to feet, back, neck and shoulders to offer immune support.
    Apply with lymphatic massage at the onset of or during illness.
    Strengthens immune system and guard against infection and the nagging symptoms of cold, flu, and viruses.*

    • Inflammatory Response
      AromaTouch Blend relaxes the muscles, calms tension, soothes irritated tissue, helps increasing circulation, smoothes and tones the skin.*

      Deep Blue- According to recent studies, more than half of us are sufferers of ongoing discomfort. Deep Blue® is dōTERRA®'s soothing solution to this challenge. Wintergreen, camphor, Peppermint, blue tansy, blue Chamomile, Helichrysum and osmanthus work together to ease achy joints and sore muscles. Its effects are deep and penetrating with sustained results. Once gently rubbed into the area of discomfort, Deep Blue's cool therapeutic benefit will be felt almost immediately. For topical use only.*

      • Homeostasis
        Wild Orange offers one of the most dynamic fragrances of essential oils.  The combined, proven anti fungal, antibacterial, and antidepressant properties make it one of the most powerful and aromatic oils to use.  It is excellent for disinfecting and killing fungus and pathogens, while relieving stress. It can be both energizing and uplifting, while being sedative by instilling feelings of peace.It is used in the treatment of anorexia, and has been used as an anti-cancer agent.  It is highly recommended for use during the early stages of cold and flu.  DōTerra Wild Orange, is of the botanical family Rutaceae, grown in the Dominican Republic, with the oil expressed from the peel of the fruit.*

        Peppermint has been used by the Egyptians, Romans, and down through the ages.  It grows in Australia, Europe, and North America.  It is widely used in foods, candies, gums, dental products, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.  Because of this wide acceptance, and hence mass production, it is important to avoid Peppermint essential oils that may come from some of the high volume production processes that sacrifice quality and purity for inexpensive volume.  Low cost usually is not high quality.   DōTerra is steam distilled from the flowering tops of the plant that is grown in the United States.*

        Working with the nerves system on the back, neck, head and feet. This is NOT a massage but a gentle touch using only the light weight of the hand. This technique is great for people with disorders such as Fibromyalga, people who are feeling ill (starting of a cold or flu), sore muscles, trouble sleeping, experienced a trauma or change in their life. Plus, all others who want to feel relaxed and enjoy some time to just be and get pampered

        Aroma Touch & Healing Touch Therapies Combined

        Using eight CPTG oils from doTERRA providing you
        • Stress Reduction
        • Immunity Support
        • Inflammatory Response
        • Balancing Homeostasis
        Plus the added bonus of Healing Touch as part of the healing process. What is Healing Touch?

        Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.

        Healing Touch is a bio field (magnetic field around the body) therapy that is an energy-based approach to health and healing.

        Healing Touch uses the gift of touch to influence the human energy system, specifically the energy field that surrounds the body, and the energy centers that control the flow from the energy field to the physical body.

        These non-invasive techniques employ the hands to clear, energize, and balance the human and environmental energy fields, thus affecting physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. It is based on a heart-centered, caring relationship in which the practitioner and client come together energetically to facilitate the client's health and healing.

        The goal of Healing Touch is to restore balance and harmonies in the energy system, placing the client in a position to self heal.

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        For even more information or to purchase oils:

        My doTERRA (Purchase your own oils)

        doTERRA Blog (blog about everything essential oils)

        Aromatic Science (The definitive source on essential oil science, education, research)

    Daily Detox Drink and Spiritual Cleansing

    “What the eyes are for the outer world, fasts are for the inner.” -Gandhi

    “The benefit of bringing a larger focus than just physical cleansing is the the clearly conscious intent to heal on every level of one’s Being. Such a focused healing process cleanses not only the physical body, but also the emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies, thus affecting our quality of life and how, after the fast, we choose to live in the world. The willingness to allow ones rebirth, in joy, is a primary key to the total healing process. During cleansing, the accumulated physical and mental toxins are released from the body and mind in such a way that our body-mind’s armor melts away. As we allow our defenses to drop we begin to heal on every level and our natural healing forces begin to take over.” -Gabriel Cousens, M.D.

    Whether you’re just trying to steer clear of the sugary drinks, or aim to really help your body flush out any toxins lurking in your system, this refreshing blend of foods and flavors will satisfy your taste buds needs. Included: Watermelon/cucumber, lemon/lime, mint leaves, and water. 

    Why Watermelon (or cucumber): 
    Watermelon helps the body flush out toxins because it contains the organic compound citrulline, which is an amino acid that has been shown to help the liver and kidneys filter and get rid of ammonia. Ammonia comes in external forms, but is also a by-product of the proteins our bodies are burning up constantly for energy, and it’s quite damaging to our cells. Cucumber also contains citrulline, but not as much as watermelon. Watermelon may also just give the liver an overall boost. 

    Why water: 
    H20 is just plain good for us, but it’s thought that it helps flush nasty toxins and waste through our system, giving organs like the liver and kidney an easier time doing their job. 

    Why lemon (or lime): 
    Lemon or lime juice helps stimulate and regulate the digestive track (which is why it’s so helpful with constipation, heartburn and gas), stimulates bile production, and thins out bile, which allows it to flow more freely. Bile is produced by the liver and ends up in the small intestine to break down lipids (fats) that we’ve consumed. 

    Why mint leaves: 
    Mint leaves are a nice refreshing flavor to add to your drink. On top of that, it can help you digest more effectively, improving the flow of bile from the liver, to the gallbladder, to the small intestine, where it breaks down dietary fats. Mint also helps relax cramped up stomach muscles. 

    Watermelon(Cucumber) Detox Drink

    1-2 liters’ of water, depending on how strong you want it to taste 
    Part of 1 watermelon or 1 cucumber
    1 lemon or lime 
    A handful of fresh mint leaves (approximately 10-13) 

    Begin by thoroughly washing all of your fruits/vegetables/herbs!!  Slice up a good amount of watermelon into cubes, rind and all, and put them into a jug or pitcher. Cut 1 juicy lime into wedges and toss in with the watermelon. Add a handful of fresh, fragrant, mint leaves and pour in 2 liters of cool water, filling the jug all the way to the top. Let this sit overnight in the fridge and let all the yummy flavors steep and infuse the water. When you want to drink it, put in a generous helping of ice cubes, pour, and enjoy daily. 

    Watermelon & mint Cucumber & lemon. Flavor Tips: 
    Try substituting a lemon for the lime, cucumber for the watermelon, or a combination of all of them. • Pour water in first and then add the ingredients. I feel like there’s more of a burst of flavor when the water gets poured in and everything swirls around, but there’s something to be said for letting it gently infuse itself as well (the water tends to stay a bit clearer as well.) • Don’t add ice to the entire jug, and leave it on a cup-by-cup basis. If you plan on drinking it over time, this can help prevent it from getting diluted as the ice melts. • Start with 2 liters’ of water steeping overnight, and then experiment with longer/shorter times and more or less water. • Squeeze in the juice of 1 lime and/or lemon and then slice up another and add that to give it a little extra citrus kick. • This isn’t for flavor, but this drink looks mighty appealing in a glass pitcher on a hot summer day!
    Sources:  Raw For Beauty

    Refreshing and Delicious!


    Detox Bath

    There is no doubt in this day and age, our bodies are subject to more toxins than ever. Toxins are in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the medications we take and in the water we drink. Toxins cause irritation, harm and destruction in the body if left unchecked. Detoxification is the body’s way of removing and metabolizing these dangerous compounds. It is a process the body does naturally without us even knowing it. However, the capacity of the body’s detoxification process is not endless. By encouraging the body to efficiently flush out toxins, we will not only boost our health and well-being, but also strengthen our immune system and prevent disease.
    Toxic Burden = Total Toxic Exposure – Body’s Natural Detoxification

    Our toxic burden is a result of the toxins we are exposed to and our body’s ability to naturally detox. The more toxins we are exposed to the harder the body has to work at eliminating these toxins. The list of toxins that could potentially harm our bodies is almost endless; many start their day with a hot shower, the water is contaminated with pollutants, the soap and shampoo is full of chemicals, the toothpaste has fluoride, from there we may have breakfast where the food has been treated with pesticides and genetically modified. We haven’t even left our house, yet we have been exposed to toxins that can potentially cause ill-health. While it is impossible to abolish our exposure to all toxins, we can reduce unnecessary exposure as well as improve our body’s efficiency and ability to eliminate them.

    Some Alarming Facts
    Our exposure to toxic substances is on the rise.
    2,100 chemicals, including pesticides, herbicides, PCBs, medications such as antidepressants and recreational drugs are in our water supply.
    80,000 metric tons of carcinogens are released into the air annually in North America.
    Over 80% of foods have genetically modified ingredients.
    The EPA estimates that the average U.S. citizen has residues from over 400 toxic compounds in their body.
    82,000 chemicals are in use today in the United States, but only a fourth have ever tested for toxicity.
    Source: Douglas Laboratories Metabolic Rejuvenation Pamphlet

    When metabolic waste from toxins builds up in our body, we get sick. It is important to enhance our body’s ability to detoxify and get rid of the waste, meanwhile minimizing our exposure to toxins. This is imperative for excellent health, as many of today’s modern diseases are related to toxicity.

    Heart disease
    Chronic fatigue syndrome
    Fibromyalgia syndrome

    Autoimmune diseases
    Food allergies
    Digestive diseases
    Menstrual problems

    “It might seem that everyone is toxic. That may be true to differing degrees. Problems with detoxification is one root of illness. If you feel lousy, it’s likely you’re toxic.”

    Mark Hyman, M.D. Functional Medicine Expert

    A detox bath is one of the easiest healing therapies that can be done to facilitate and enhance our body’s natural detoxification process. The skin is the largest detoxification organ in which toxins can be drawn out through via sweat. Typically a detox bath is made with Epsom Salt also known as magnesium sulfate, which not only draws out toxins, but also has health benefits of its own.

    How to Draw a Detox Bath
    1. Add 2 cups epsom salt  or magnesium bath flakes to a standard tub full of water. If your tub is bigger, add more.

    2. Ideally, you want the water as hot as you can stand it. We are looking to create a nice sweat.

    3. If your bath water is not filtered, add 1 cup of baking soda as this helps neutralize the chemicals, primarily chlorine, as well as increases mineral absorption.

    4. Immerse yourself in the water, all the way up to your neck. You want as much of your body underwater as you can. Close your eyes, do some breathing exercises and soak for at least 20 minutes.

    5. Once you are done soaking, rise out of the tub very slowly and cautiously. You may feel a little dizzy and light-headed, this will go away as you shower off quickly in cool water.

    6. It is important not to use harsh soaps or shampoos as your pores are open and will just absorb the chemicals found in those products.

    7. Once dry you can apply a natural moisturizer like shea butter or coconut oil and some aluminum-free deodorant, but again no lotions with perfumes, dyes or chemicals.

    8. Do not eat immediately before or after taking a detox bath.

    9. Instead hydrate yourself with filtered water before and after.

    10. Allow time after your bath to rest and rejuvenate.


    Know Thyself

    My beautiful daughter has Nosce te ipsum written around her wrist.  It is Latin and means "Know Thyself"   It's perfect and inspiring!

    “To thine own self be true.” Also a favorite of mine, is spoken by Polonius in Hamlet. It means "Do not deceive yourself". To deceive yourself (kid yourself, lie to yourself) is sometimes easier than deceiving other people. 

    The full quote is:

    to thine own self be true,
    and it must follow, as the night the day,
    Thou canst not then be false to any man

    This implies that so long as you do not deceive yourself then you will not be tempted to deceive other people. 

    There is a shade of difference between not being true and knowing oneself and deceiving oneself.

    As Polonius is so full of words, it is natural that the things he says be considered 'just a lot of words'. Polonius might not know the depth of his own words but Shakespeare did and it is up to us to get to it.

    Think of this, how many lies have you told yourself over the years??  You're not tall enough/too tall, you're overweight, your nose is too big, you're not good enough, you're not smart enough...  Lies, all lies I tell you!!

    Each of us is created beautiful and perfect, just as we should be.  I’m realizing no matter what other people say, do, or think about us, it is our opinions of ourselves that really matter.  Maybe it's time to retrain our thoughts, "Know Thyself".  Maybe everyone else around us knows that we are amazing but we don't know it about ourselves.  Take ownership of your own greatness!!

    Ultimately the question we need to ask ourselves is:  Am I being completely truthful with myself?  I have said countless times over the years "If we could just spend five minutes outside of ourselves and see ourselves the way others do, we would instantly realize how amazing we really are".  This seems especially true for women.  We are ridiculously hard on ourselves.  Retrain your thoughts!!  What if you were kinder to yourself?  What if you complimented yourself, your great and perfect self?  How instantly would your life change?  
    Fortunately, I am blessed with amazing people in life who do not hesitate to point out when I am deceiving myself and NOT deceiving them. They came to me in many different and beautiful ways.  They are "my people", my personal cheering squad and I encourage you to carefully select "your people" too.  If you want to be happy and positive then surround yourself with happy and positive people.  If you want to make healthy choices then surround yourself with people that make healthy choices. Erase negativity from your life and watch your life evolve into a life filled with positive thoughts and deeds everyday.  Seriously, who wants to be around negativity?  Be the person you want to be around. Let go of the stories/lies you have told yourself in the past.  Instead be kind to yourself.  Be truthful with yourself about your greatness, own it and live it!   And here's an idea; the next time someone compliments you, just say thank you.  Don't argue with them, let their sweetness wash over you.  Let it sink in, it's a part of you, a truth about you, just own it!

    Could you start now?  Right now.  It is never too late! I challenge you to make a list of all of the super awesome things about yourself! Have fun with it, and remember "Know Thyself"  and "To thine own self be true".  


    Your Heart Is Your Essence

    Your heart is more than your body's most important organ—it's also the essence of your spiritual and emotional being. Listening to your heart is much more valuable than always making decisions with just your head.

    Whether you direct your love and devotion to God, a guru, or the Divine in all things, as you cultivate a sense of love, gratitude, and devotion for something seemingly outside yourself, you essentially fill yourself with love. In the act of giving love, you receive it, cultivation of unconditional spiritual love.

    If you happen to already have a spiritual practice centered around a particular divine entity or spiritual guide, chant that name to fill your heart with love and ask for help healing your heart.  If not, try asking for help from your capital-S higher Self. Either way, call out with intention, focusing on quality over quantity, and on opening your heart to divine love and intervention.

    Take a mindful walk outdoors, find comfort in the tides and the stars and the trees. Feel bliss in every cell of your being. Realize that love is all around you, yours to receive and return.

    Mean What You Say

    Every time you take leave of a friend, loved one, or acquaintance, choose parting words infused with blessing or connection—"take care," "be well," or "vaya con dios" all work—and say them with genuine intention. Even if you simply say "goodbye," take a moment to fill the word with meaning.  Namaste, my favorite word, a greeting/saying in hindi which translates to: I honor the place in you where the ENTIRE universe resides, I honor the place in you of light, of love, of truth, of peace, I honor the place in you where if you and I are in that place then there is only one of us? 

    Love Globally

    Loving globally means seeing everyone and everything as a creation of God. Interpersonal relationships (including the romantic kind) are one aspect of this kind of devotion, but a good way to soothe the pangs of heartbreak is to expand your realm of who and what is loved. When you're feeling bereft, try loving everyone, everywhere.  A simple seated practice for sending your love out into the world. Imagine spreading a fine mist of healing energy over the world. You can direct your thoughts to the world in general or focus on areas you know are plagued with unrest or war or famine. Hold them in your thoughts, and send them some of your light.

    This is the basis of the Buddhist practice of tonglen ("sending") meditation: taking the suffering of others (and yourself) into your heart and then sending back loving compassion to all who suffer. When you send your love out into the world in this way, the effects can be dramatic for both sender and receiver. Victims of the earthquake in Central America reported that they felt the prayers from people around the globe and that the prayers eased their suffering.  It also has a big effect on you in that it gets you out of your head and back into your heart.
    Pick Yourself Up

    In the deepest throes of despair, it can be hard to lavish yourself with love. Your meditation practice is a great way to show devotion to your Self, and when you feel immobilized by sadness, it can help bring you back into your body.

    Use your meditation practice as a bridge to help you reconnect to a state of wellness that was available to you before your experience of loss. Consistent daily practice is your way to reconnect directly with the intimacy that is life.  It is a whole-body prayer, a celebration of that which beats the heart and moves the breath.

    Be Nurtured By Nature

    Nature is a powerful reflection of divinity.  When we are suffering from heartbreak, we have all this love we're carrying around and an intense longing to put it somewhere.  Give love to nature all around you!

    The ancient yogis offered unconditional love to all that was around them, worshiping and emulating the sun, the moon, the plants, the animals. You can do the same, by simply stepping outdoors and opening your senses and your heart to nature—trees, grass, and plants if you're in the countryside; air, sunlight, and wind if you're in the city. Mountains, blades of grass, and the stars at night work equally well as sources of inspiration and, yes, love.  Nature is full of guidance and support for us. We only need to ask for it.

    Fill Your Heart With Song

    Music is medicine. And singing—a mantra, a hymn, or the name of your spiritual guide—is another way to treat an aching heart. You can sing kirtan sweetly, or sing them fiercely with angst, or sing them with yearning or whatever emotions are arising in you.  If you get bored, keep on singing. Sing until the singing itself becomes part of your molecules, and your heart flows into the ocean of divine love. Then take it a step further, and sing all by yourself—in the shower, in the car, or in the garden—anytime you want to feel uplifted. And don't worry about what your voice sounds like—kirtan is about filling your heart with love, not about being a great singer.  Believe me, when my sister and I are singing the soundtrack of The Sound of Music, we are not thinking about how we sound!!

    While the mind is the content of who you are, your heart is your essence. Your true heart is not subject to chaos or limited by pain, fear and neuroses, but is joyful, creative and loving. Some believe the heart can be too uncertain and even misguided, but that is the head talking! It is actually a source of great richness, and this wealth is one that cannot be squandered or lost. It is the core, the essence of your being, a reservoir of joy, powerful love and infinite compassion that lies within you.


    Are you smiling?

    “In many shamanic societies, if you came to a medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions…”

    The four universal healing salves.

    The four questions:

    When did you stop dancing?

    When did you stop singing?

    When did you stop being enchanted by stories?

    When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?

    Where we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experience the loss of soul.

    Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves. It is just that simple.

    ~ The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Healer, Teacher and Visionary


    Purifying and Clearing Your Space

    Purify Your Space

    Certain places are intrinsically dirtier than others. If you spend time in these surroundings, you are exposed to greater-than-average energetic contamination. Thus, you may need to practice energetic hygiene more diligently and more regularly — for example, cutting cords and performing general self-sweeping.  You can also directly clean the area. Below are easy to perform techniques you can use to quickly purify your environment.  Form the intent that you are scanning the house or area to determine if there is any dirty energy and then scan it. Be aware of any sensations of stickiness or heaviness.  Cleanse it with any of the 5 options, then, rescan the house or room.  It should be much cleaner than it was before you started.

    Steps in Cleaning a room or your home.

    1. Burn incense. Burn a stick or cone of incense in the rooms of your house or work area. Sandalwood is the most common cleansing incense. If you prefer different fragrances, lavender incense and sage incense are also great options.

    2. Chant “OM” or “Amen.”  Chant the mantra “OM” or “Amen” in the room for 20 minutes. This mantra disperses dirty energy, which is why it is universally used as part of many meditation routines to clear the mind of thoughts. See The Meaning of OM for more information.

    3. Open all windows and curtains to let fresh air and sunlight in (my favorite!). An easy way to clean a house or room energetically, opening windows and curtains allows cleansing solar and air to flood a room or house. An hour or two a day should be sufficient.

    4. Spray the area with salt water from a sprayer. Mix a few tablespoons of salt with a cup of water in a sprayer with a fine misting capability. Shake to dissolve the salt. Walk through a room spraying the salt and water into the air, allowing the droplets to filter down to the floor. Just as salt water breaks down the dirty energy that you sweep from your own aura, it also effectively cleans a room or building. Holy water of the Catholic Church is essentially salt water with the priest’s benediction on it.

    5. Loud clapping. Loud, purposeful clapping with intent can break up and disperse dirty energy in a room. Go into a room, form a clear intent to dispel the dirty energy, and walk through the area clapping about 10 to 30 times, depending on the size of the room. One clap per second is a good pace. Or use that beautiful singing bowl you have just sitting on a shelf.