• Essential Oils for Seniors

  • Essential Oils for Seniors

     

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    Maybe you have heard about Essential Oils and wondered what all the fuss was about; or maybe you have started to use them in your home already; but whatever the reason you decided to attend, I am glad you are here. BE BLESSED as you learn more about ESSENTIAL OILS. This class has been created...
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    If you have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of Essential Oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant....
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    Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years. When you choose our oils, you are choosing Essential Oils gently and carefully distilled from plants that have been patiently harvested at the perfect moment by experienced growers from around the world for ideal extract composition and...
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    Essential Oils are great for EVERYDAY USE. You can experience the many benefits of Essential Oils by using them to support overall health. Here are the three ways to use them: AROMATIC • Essential Oils, when diffused or inhaled, can be very stimulating, calming, or soothing. • Diffusing...
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    One of the most well-studied areas of aroma research is the effect of smell on EMOTIONS and MOOD. For example, there is convincing evidence demonstrating that simply inhaling the AROMA of an ESSENTIAL OIL is effective for calming nervous or anxious feelings in a variety of settings. The SMELL...
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    "You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake." — Bob Hope As people age, numerous changes occur in the body and mind, affecting the mental, emotional, and physical life. Sometimes it can be difficult to even understand these changes. Aging can bring on new health...
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    There are two terms you will want to know when applying your Essential Oils TOPICALLY: “DILUTION” and “NEAT.” Oils classified as NEAT can be applied topically without dilution because of their exceptionally mild chemistry. HOWEVER, neat application is NOT recommended for senior adult skin. ...
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    Some Essential Oils are considered HOT OILS since they have a potent chemistry, and should always be well diluted with a carrier oil before EVERY USE when APPLIED TOPICALLY. These oils would include: CASSIA CINNAMON OREGANO THYME CLOVE WINTERGREEN When using any Essential Oils from this list,...
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    Photosensitization is the process in which ultraviolet (UV) radiation combines with a particular substance and causes chemical or biological changes. CITRUS Essential Oils contain a photosensitive compound called furocoumarins. It is important to avoid exposure to sunlight, sunlamps, or other...
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    As people age, the skin loses its elasticity and tone. Collagen and elastin fibers, which gives skin its suppleness and firmness, begin to alter and lose their tension and plumpness. This, together with a slowing down of cell division, causes the skin to become wrinkled, thin, and often dry to...
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    As the body gets older and hormone levels drop, seniors can feel increasingly tired and fatigued during the day despite getting adequate sleep. Using Essential Oils first thing in the morning and throughout the day can help to maintain energy levels so that regular and enjoyable activities can...
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    Seniors can face problematic weight issues as they get older due to appetite loss, or conversely, overeating. Both can bring about health issues and put a strain on the body that can be difficult to manage. Appetite loss can be due to a health condition, medications, lack of energy, dehydration...
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    Effective CIRCULATION is essential to the health of seniors. As we age, our blood vessels and heart don’t function as strongly as they used to and the circulatory system has to work harder to pump blood back to the heart. Coupled with a sedentary lifestyle, this can mean that issues of poor...
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    Contrary to popular belief, age-related changes to muscles and joints are preventable and not necessarily a part of the aging process! Researchers have found that many of the factors associated with muscle and joint problems in seniors is due to inactivity. Thus, performing physical activity...
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    Bone is living tissue. As people age, bone loses calcium and other minerals and its structure undergoes changes which can result in loss of bone tissue. Low BONE DENSITY or bone mass can leave seniors with weaker bones. This can be due to inactivity, or hormonal changes, such as menopause in...
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    SLEEP patterns change as we get older. This phase of life is a time when the need for proper restorative sleep is higher but less sleep may be occurring. It can be harder to fall asleep and stay asleep than in younger years. This can be due to an underlying medical condition, emotional/mental...
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    As seniors get older, HEAD TENSION can often improve. But head tension can also become more prevalent in seniors due to lifestyle changes, or underlying medical or emotional factors. Sudden changes should be evaluated by a Medical Professional. Essential Oils can be very supportive for occasional...
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    Age-related changes, such as slower and weaker gut motility, can mean that the gastro- intestinal system in seniors may not function as efficiently as it used to. Digestive enzyme levels drop, so absorption of foods can be affected and seniors may find that they are less able to tolerate or...
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    The urinary system is made up of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Its function is to get rid of waste and extra fluid in the body by filtering blood, which forms urine, to be excreted by the bladder via the urethra. The kidneys also have other important functions such as removing drugs...
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    Changes to the bones and muscles of the chest and spine, the lung tissue, the nervous system, and the immune system can all affect our RESPIRATORY health. Weakened lung muscles can contribute to a decline in overall respiratory health, leaving seniors at risk of an inefficient lung defense...
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