guest column by Rosemary
I started my aromatherapy journey long before my son died, but I was grateful I had something to "throw myself into" when I was really lost.
Not only did I find it creative, stimulating, lovely to smell but also realized that these essential oils work well especially with some issues in my experience.
I became certified through a 300 hours course and then continued learning on my own. My friends and family regularly use aromatherapy now.
I can recommend Aromahead Institute which has some free classes to get started and peak interest. https://www.aromahead.com/courses/introduction-essential-oils
It's also interesting to read about the oils so you know what they are used for. There are so many of them and blending them can really increase their benefits.
Note from Jan: Thank you, Rosemary, for sharing your journey with us. There are so many ways to find bits of peace that can help, even a little, after losing a loved one. The challenges are realizing this can happen and thinking of what to explore.
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