Clinical Aromatherapy with Amber Duncan - Ep. 020
Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast Episode 020. Today Kylene welcomes guest Amber Duncan to talk about the safe use of essential oils. Amber is a life-long learner and a knowledge junkie in the functional medicine field. She shares her years of experience learning that aromatherapy is a form of complementary medical treatment, not alternative medical treatment.
There are new aromatherapy studies coming out all of the time, so using essential oils safely requires daily consultation of research.
Essential oils are chemical compounds made up of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, back bone, etc. The purpose of using them topically is to get a low and slow effect. Inhaling them yields an effect more quickly.
Amber explains how to know if you should use aromatherapy in the form of an atomic stick or diffusing it in the air. Diffusing the oils in the air would be like administering the oil to everyone in the home. And, Amber says that if you’re not reaching for the medicine cabinet you should not be reaching for oils.
Amber helps us understand when and how to safely use essential oils when pregnant, during delivery, when breastfeeding and with infants and children. You can reference super-helpful dilution charts are on her site.
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