WhisperingBotanicals

Reiki charged, organic, artisan crafted aromatherapy

Okanagan, British Columbia 49 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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WhisperingBotanicals

Reiki charged, organic, artisan crafted aromatherapy

Okanagan, British Columbia | 49 Sales

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Announcement    Check out the FAQ's on the use of essential oils on children, pregnant & nursing moms & on dilution. :)

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Last updated on 15 Aug, 2019

Check out the FAQ's on the use of essential oils on children, pregnant & nursing moms & on dilution. :)

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Whispering Botanicals was started in 2014 however the story begins in 2000. I was introduced to essential oils through a customer I had when I was a server at a restaurant in Langley, BC. This customer ended up being one of the most influential people in my life, putting me on a path to work with Naturopathic Physician's and Midwives by introducing me to a whole new world of holistic health & wellness...including Aromatherapy. I fell in love with essential oils & my thirst for learning more about them led me to become an Aromatherapist through the West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy in 2006.

Essential Oils are powerful & amazing. Their capabilities never cease to amaze me & I love that there is always more to learn about them since they are so complex. The combinations of blends are endless. I feel like ‘aromatherapy’ does not fully encapsulate what essentials oils are really all about as there is more to them than just the scent! Join me on my journey of discovery with these oils! We'll have fun experimenting, feel better & smell good doing it! I have put my heart into creating these blends & products & am happy to be able to share them with you. I hope you love them as much as I do :).

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Last updated on 30 Nov, 2017
Frequently asked questions
How do you recommend I dilute my essential oils for kids and elderly

*NOT ALL EO'S ARE SUITABLE FOR USE ON BABIES/CHILDREN*

1% dilution would be used on children under age 6, pregnant women, the elderly, pets & those with sensitive skin.

*WHEN USING OILS ON CHILDREN PLEASE DILUTE* For infants and young children:

6- 18 months: 0.5% dilution = 3 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier

18 months to 5 yrs: 1% dilution = 3-6 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier

5-12 yrs: 1.5% - 2% dilution = 9-12 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier.

Over 12 can use at 2.5% - 3% dilution = 15-20 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier

How do you recommend I dilute essential oils for adults?

2% dilution would be used for most adults and most situations/general use. This is also a good dilution for basic skin care issues and for daily use.

3% - 10% dilution is best for temporary health issues such as a muscle injury, respiratory congestion, cold/flu etc.

25% dilution for a muscle cramp, bad bruising, or severe pain.

For adults:

2.5% dilution = 15 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier

3% dilution = 20 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier

5% dilution = 30 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier

10% dilution = 60 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier

I am pregnant, can I use essential oils?

If you've had a history of miscarriages in the past it is recommended not to use EO's during pregnancy. It's generally advised to avoid the use of essential oils topically during the first trimester. After the first trimester you can use the following essential oils at a 1% dilution: Geranium, neroli, ylang ylang, petitgrain, frankincense, sandalwood, patchouli, lavender, chamomile, mandarin, lemon, grapefruit, orange, black pepper, cypress, ginger & pine.
***If you are unsure, contact your health care professional or stick to gentle inhalation or avoid all together***

I am breastfeeding, can I use essential oils?

You can use the same essential oils listed in the pregnancy section at the same 1% dilution. If you are applying them topically on/around your breasts, be sure to wash before nursing to ensure babe does not ingest or get any in/near their eyes

What essential oils can I use on my newborn/infant?

Babies sense of smell is VERY sensitive. Be cautious on which oils you are using on/near them, pls refer to dilution guideline FAQ. For baby massage, add 1 drop Roman Chamomile to 30ml of carrier oil. For babe's under 6 months, you can add 1-2 drops of either neroli, rose, lavender, roman chamomile or mandarin to a diffuser (& can use these oils topically from 2-6 months). After 6 months you can add an extra drop to the diffuser. Do not diffuse for long periods of time, especially in small rooms with babies. It could cause them to become more cranky than actually helping to calm them. Restless babe, try 1 drop on the jammies. For colic, dilute 2 drops of R. Chamomile or Lavender in 1 tsp carrier and massage clockwise for 5min.

Can I ingest essential oils?

While many people following holistic health practices do ingest oils, Canadian law stipulates we cannot recommend the use of essential oils internally.

What quality of essential oils do you use?

I use pure, therapeutic quality, organic essential oils. Currently there is no governing body which regulates the various qualities of essential oils, but there are definitely varying qualities in essential oils. I only use the essential oils which are not: re-distilled, adulterated, diluted or extended. I will only obtain first distillation, organic, certified organic or wild harvest essential oils.

Recently I created a line of perfume oil blends in which I use non-organic essential oils & absolutes. These are not therapeutic nor is it their purpose. Purely for the enjoyment of the scent. I list these in their own category and clearly indicate that they are not organic.