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Lunch and Learn – Summer Session Part Two – Art of Aromatherapy Taste is about 75% smell. Women are born better smellers than men and remain better smellers over life. In a recent study, men thought women wearing a Citrus Floral scent were 12 pounds lighter!

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lunch and learn summer session

Lunch and Learn – Summer Session

Part Two – Art of Aromatherapy

Taste is about 75% smell.

Women are born better smellers than men and remain better smellers over life.

In a recent study, men thought women wearing a Citrus Floral scent were 12 pounds lighter!

The aroma of Green Apples can help control appetite

what is aromatherapy
What is Aromatherapy?
  • "Aromatherapy is a caring, hands-on therapy which seeks to induce relaxation, to increase energy, to reduce the effects of stress and to restore lost balance to mind, body and soul."  Robert Tisserand
  • "Aromatherapy can be defined as the controlled use of essential oils to maintain and promote physical, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing."  Gabriel Mojay
  • Aromatic medicine, now known as the art of aromatherapy, has been a documented practice for as many as 6,000 years.
  • Egyptians used aromatic plants to create massage oils, medicines, skin care products, perfumes and cosmetics.
  • Blends pure essential oils that are extracted from plants and trees.
  • Combines art & science. 
essential oils
Essential Oils
  • Essential oils which are the pure "essence" of a plant, have been found to provide both psychological and physical benefits when used correctly and safely.
  • Perfume oils and fragrances contain unnatural chemicals and do not provide the therapeutic benefits of essential oils.
the benefit of an aroma
The Benefit of an "Aroma"
  • Essential oils that are inhaled into the lungs are believed to offer both psychological and physical benefits.
  • The aroma of the natural essential oil stimulates the brain to trigger a reaction.
  • The natural constituents (naturally occurring chemicals) of the essential oil are drawn into the lungs and can also supply physical benefit.
common types of aromatherapy
Common Types of Aromatherapy
  • Cosmetic Aromatherapy - use of essential oils in hair and skin creams.
  • Medical Aromatherapy - uses the knowledge of the effect of essential oils on health when treating clinically diagnosed medical conditions.
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Common Types of Aromatherapy
  • Psycho-Aromatherapy - uses essential oils to bring about certain emotional states and moods, whether the desired feeling be relaxation, invigoration or a pleasant memory.
  • Aromatherapy Massage - combining aromatherapy with massage for relaxation.
common treatment techniques
Common Treatment Techniques
  • Direct Application – The technique entails adding a few drops of the oil to a carrier oil, like vegetable oil or safflower oil. This is spread over the body, often through the medium of a massage. Some oils are used specifically for their therapeutic effects on certain parts of the body (rosemary oil to relieve joint and muscle pain, for instance).
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Common Treatment Techniques
  • Inhalation - methods for this technique include adding a few drops of the desired essential oil to boiling water and breathing in the therapeutic steam, or putting a few drops in a handkerchief and tucking it under your pillow, and simply holding the oil bottle 6 to 8 inches from your nose and inhaling.
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Common Treatment Techniques
  • Aromatherapy Bathing - involves adding oils to a bath—this allows them to seep into the skin. For the best benefit, add 8 to 15 drops of oil after the water has stopped running.
  • High pressure work environments now the norm.
  • Estimated cost of stress in US exceeds $100 billion in the workplace, due to increased health care costs, loss of productivity, and absenteeism.
  • Stress that cannot be avoided must be managed.
Stress - the “nonspecific

response of the body to any

demands made upon it.”

(Hans Selye)

Stressor – any physical,

psychological, or social

condition that initiates the

stress response, and can be

either positive or negative.

general adaptation syndrome
General Adaptation Syndrome

Alarm – “fight or flight” response

  • brain perceives stressor results in an emotional reaction
  • pupils dilate
  • heart rate increases
  • muscles tense

Resistance - body meets the perceived challenge via strength, endurance, sensory capacities & acuity

  • hormone secretions regulate the body’s response
  • short term stress uses a superficial energy level
  • long term stress may result in loss of adaptation

Exhaustion - when stressors become chronic, exhaustion is reached

  • energy stores have been depleted & rest must occur
  • extreme or chronic cases of exhaustion can become so pronounced that death can occur
chronic stress
Chronic Stress
  • Long-term stress that occurs when a person is continually in a stress-response condition.
  • Can lead to illness or even death.
  • Increases risk for CV disease, hypertension, eating disorders, ulcers, diabetes, and cancer.
physical effects
Physical Effects
  • Increased susceptibility to illness
  • Chronic high blood pressure
  • Ulcers
  • Headaches and migraines, backaches, and body pains
  • Diarrhea, heartburn, gastritis, inflammation of the pancreas
  • Exacerbation of acne, psoriasis, herpes, hives, and eczema
  • Infertility
emotional effects
Emotional Effects
  • Loneliness, depression, feelings of hopelessness
  • Irritability
  • Anger, hostility, violence
  • Disorganization
  • Conflicts
  • Mood swings
  • Sleep problems
behavioral effects
Behavioral Effects
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • Excessive smoking
  • Disordered eating
  • Compulsive behaviors
  • Ineffective use of work/leisure time
  • Overreaction to mild work pressure
stress management
Stress Management
  • Lifestyle Techniques
  • Time Management
  • Cognitive Restructuring
  • Relaxation Techniques
lifestyle techniques for managing stress
Lifestyle Techniques for Managing Stress
  • Social Support
  • Communication Skills
  • Healthy Diet
  • Adequate Sleep
  • Regular Exercise
time management
Identify “time killers” by keeping a daily log of activities.

Set short-term and long-term goals Identify and prioritize immediate goals

Use a daily planner to organize and simplify

Conduct nightly audits

Time Management
cognitive restructuring
Cognitive Restructuring

How Can you Change the Way you

Think About Stress?

  • Don’t worry about things you can’t control
  • Regain control: problem solve & ID solutions
  • Reasonable expectations
  • Sense of humor
  • Flexibility with self & others
relaxation techniques
Relaxation Techniques
  • Progressive relaxation
  • Visualization or Imagery
  • Mediation
  • Deep Breathing
  • Biofeedback
  • Aromatherapy
Line of products to lift the mind, body and spirit and help you embrace the day in a natural way.
  • Formulated with Arbonne’s proprietary, essential oil blends.
  • Lotions, gels, scrubs, mists, oils, bath salts.
  • Awaken, reactivate, rewind
  • Yellow – color of the sun, represents awakening of the senses, aromas that are full of life.
  • Essential oil blend – Lemon (vitality & awareness) & coriander (uplifts spirit & senses)
  • Additional botanicals – Kukui (sooths & softens skin), birch (antiseptic, anti-irritant, tones skin, promotes circulation), sunflower ( moisturizes & conditions)
awaken sea salt scrub
The exfoliating action of this sea salt scrub sloughs away dead surface cells revealing brighter, healthier-looking skin

Key Ingredients: Avocado (soothes & softens) and sweet almond extract (emollient, lubricant) 

Awaken Sea Salt Scrub
awaken rejuvenating mist
Refreshing body mist designed to hydrate and invigorate skin.

Key Ingredients: birch extracts, Clover (soothes), & ginseng (increases stamina, vitality, reduces stress)

Awaken Rejuvenating Mist
awaken bath shower gel
A luxurious, botanically-based bath and shower gel formulation that cleanses without drying, leaving skin smooth, softened and conditioned.

Key Ingredients: Orchid extracts (moisturizes), kukui and green tea oils (exfoliates & soothes)

Awaken Bath & Shower Gel
awaken body lotion
Wake up to a bright new day with this rich moisturizer and conditioner to uplift and refresh skin and senses.

Key Ingredients: Orchid, nettle (stimulates & softens) and aloe (moisturizes & protects) extracts, sunflower and safflower oils (emollients)

Awaken Body Lotion
  • Red – the color of instant reaction, stimulates and reactivates your mood to help you break loose from the lull of the day.
  • Invigorates the body & inspires the mind.
  • Essential Oil Blend – a blend of nutmeg (helps lift spirits) & patchouli (soothes the senses)
reactivate body lotion
A rich, invigorating lotion that eases dry skin and stimulates senses.

Key ingredients: Lavender, horse chestnut and green tea extracts, vitamins A,C, & E

Reactivate Body Lotion
reactivate rejuvenating mist
The revitalizing, botanically-based all over mist designed to hydrate the skin while imparting aromatherapeutic

Key ingredients: cucumber, ginseng and clover extracts

Reactivate Rejuvenating Mist
  • Blue – the color of soothing waters, reflects calmness in the unwind products.
  • Essential Oil Blend – mixed with ylang ylang & chamomile (calms, reduces response to irritation) allowing release of tension.
unwind body lotion
A gentle massage with this vitamin-enriched, aromatherapy lotion and you'll naturally drift away from the business of the day.

Key ingredients: safflower, sunflower & sage oils, calendula, rose, and aloe extracts

Unwind Body Lotion
unwind bath shower gel
Unwind from the stress of the day in a bath or shower enhanced with unwind cleansing gel.

Key ingredients: white oak and balm mint extracts, safflower oil.

Unwind Bath & Shower Gel
unwind rejuvenating mist
The calming, botanically-based all over mist designed to hydrate the skin while imparting aromatherapeutic benefits.

Key ingredients: birch, watercress, cucumber and clover extracts

Unwind Rejuvenating Mist
unwind bath salts massage oil
The calming and soothing effects of these products help to release the stresses of the day while moisturizing skin.

Key ingredients: salts, olive, grape, passion fruit, and jojoba oils.

Unwind Bath Salts & Massage Oil