In the latest episode of our podcast, we were delighted to have Amy Anthony, a certified clinical aromatherapist, as our guest. Known as New York City’s top aromatherapist, Amy has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of aromatherapy and essential oils. The episode provided a wealth of information on selecting authentic essential oils and their therapeutic benefits.
What 3 Things Do We Look for When Shopping for Essential Oils?
Amy started by emphasizing the importance of authenticity when purchasing essential oils. The oils should come from a living plant and not synthetic imitations. She provided practical advice for selecting the best essential oils, such as checking for the Latin name, location, and extraction method of the oil. She even shared a unique smell test tip: high-quality oil should smell different when taken from the bottle and checked for a change in scent.
Are Essential Oils Safe for Children and Pets?
Many people want to help their children and pets. Essential oils can safely be used in adults, but Amy reminds us that children and pets have different bodies.
Amy’s advice is to avoid using essential oils in babies younger than 7 years old and to use the expertise of an aromatherapist.
Amy recommends against using essential oils on pets because of their concentrated nature. Amy notes that pets may accidentally ingest the essential oils. Cats in particular, are not able to break down the oils and they can prove toxic.
Download the episode to hear her full recommendations.
Are There Any Essential Oils that are Unsafe to Keep at Home?
According to Amy, there are several essential oils that are best left to experts such as Amy, and should not be kept in the home. These are:
- White Sage
She recommends cautious use of rosemary, lavender, Chamomille, Eucalyptus, and Citrus oils as they can induce sensitivity.
Amy reminds us that essential oils should all be used with respect and caution due to the concentrated nature of the oils.
Exploring Essential Oils and the Chakra Connection
A significant part of the episode was dedicated to the fascinating connection between essential oils and chakras. Amy taught us how to harness the therapeutic benefits of essential oils to enhance our mind-body connection. The essential oils can be used to balance and align the chakras, promoting overall wellness and harmony in our lives.
Learn about Amy’s Course here: Connecting Energies: Chakras and Essential Oils