Essential oils are pure, natural, volatile, aromatic substances created by specialized secretory cells in plants and extracted by distillation with water or steam, cold expression, or dry distillation. While still in the plant these substances are known as essences. Once they are distilled they are called essential oils. These highly concentrated substances may be extracted from flowers, grasses, leaves, bark, fruit, wood, resin, roots, rind and/or seeds. These plant juices make up the intrinsic, fundamental nature of the plant itself. Plant essences (the substance within the plant) are chemically complex structures created by energy obtained from sunlight combined with the chemical elements found in the air, soil and water surrounding the growing area. When these essences are extracted from the plant, it is this complexity that allows the oils to be effective, generally safe, and extremely versatile. Chemistry is the foundation of aromatherapy. Each essential oil is made up of a wide array of chemical constituents that affect the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual states of a being. Each inhalation of an essential oil creates an electro-chemical response impacting the brain and other portions of the nervous system, simultaneously small components of the essential oil enter your lungs. From there these constituents are delivered throughout the body via the bloodstream. When essential oils are applied to the skin, the minute molecules enter the circulatory systems and are distributed throughout the body. A bath with essential oils can be quite an effective delivery method – studies have shown that penetration of the dermis (skin) is increased 100-fold if essential oils are added to a bath – plus there is the added benefit of the relaxation of the bath itself....Read More
Aromatherapy is rapidly gaining popularity! The use of essential oils is an excellent way of adding value and uniqueness to any healing arts practice, whether it be Massage Therapy, Reiki or any other kind of energy work, Psychotherapy, Hospice care, Long Term and Assisted Living facilities just to name a few. Research on essential oils is being conducted worldwide with some startling and amazing results. We keep up-to-date on and incorporate new information into all of our classes. Come and learn about some of Mother Nature’s most extraordinary gifts that can soothe body, mind and spirit simultaneously! Clinical Aromatherapy: An In-depth Certification Program with Cynthia J. Loving, Holistic Clinical Aromatherapist, LMBT (NC# 1379) Course Descriptions: This six level (two days each level) diploma program is founded on the fact that Nature has provided the tools to assist us in maintaining robust health or regaining good health once it has been jeopardized. The first level of defense and healing is our own internal pharmacy. The second level is the use of plants to assist us in this job. Come learn to safely and effectively use some of Nature’s most powerful tools, essential oils. Join us on this journey, the rediscovery of an ancient healing modality. The Level 1 class is a pre-requisite for all other classes. After taking Level 1 we recommend you take the classes in the order listed below. However, you can take Levels 2 through 4 in any sequence you desire. Level 5 & 6 must be the final classes taken in this series. In each class you will experience many essential oils. So that you and your classmates may experience these oils to the fullest,...Read More
Cynthia J. Loving is owner of LovingScents, an international instructor in Clinical Aromatherapy and a Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist (NC1397) with a private practice in Greensboro, North Carolina specializing in integrative therapies. She was first introduced to Aromatherapy in the mid 1980’s. She graduated into advanced studies with master practitioners from around the globe in 1990, and has been teaching this modality since 1995. Cynthia has and continues to serve as an Aromatherapy instructor and consultant to businesses, hospitals, long term care facilities, a wide range of health care providers, educators, spiritual leaders and lay persons. Cynthia’s varied background and studies of Cross-Cultural Healing enhances her ability to work with a wide variety of people and contributes to her teaching style. Prior to becoming a Massage Therapist, she had years of experience in complementary health care, mental health, mental retardation, addictions, business, public speaking, personal growth seminars and governmental lobbying. Kimberly S. Seymour is a Clinical Aromatherapist and Office Manager at LovingScents Aromatherapy, a private practice in Greensboro, NC since 2009, specializing in integrative therapies. She was introduced to Aromatherapy while working on her three year Herbalism apprenticeship in 2006 with Arlene Bailey in the Daughters of the Earth Herbalism Program. Kimberly continues to educate herself in the field of Aromatherapy and Herbalism, taking several classes a year and attending conference’s to keep herself updated in the field. Kimberly also has an extensive background in Lactation Education and as a Peer Counselor; she was the Program Manager for the Randolph County WIC Breastfeeding Program in NC for 13 years. Kimberly also worked as a Certified Personal Trainer, Aerobics instructor and Nutrition Assistant for several local fitness establishments...Read More
LovingScents is proud to offer the following services: Custom Blending & Perfume creation Personal health consults Private labeling and bottling: information Aromatherapy Consulting by phone or email Public Speaking Aromatherapy Workshops/ Classes/ Retreats Mentoring Complimentary/Alternative Medicine with...Read More
Aromatherapy: The holistic practice of using pure plant derived essential oils in maintaining or regaining wellbeing of body, mind and spirit.
Essential oils are pure, natural, volatile, aromatic substances created by specialized secretory cells in plants and extracted by distillation with water or steam, cold expression, or dry distillation. While still in the plant these substances are known as essences.
Aromatherapy is rapidly gaining popularity! The use of essential oils is an excellent way of adding value and uniqueness to any healing arts practice, whether it be Massage Therapy, Reiki or any other kind of energy work, Psychotherapy, Hospice care, Long Term and Assisted Living facilities just to name a few.