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Aromatic Wisdom Podcast with Liz Fulcher, The Voice of Aromatherapy

Author: Liz Fulcher, Aromatherapy Educator

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🌱 Liz shares 30 years of aromatic experience and knowledge through tutorials, personal stories, humor and inspiration in a warm and friendly manner.
🌱No matter where you are on your aromatic journey - from beginner to expert - you'll find something here that will take your knowledge to the next level.
🌱Liz's online classes: https://aromaticwisdominstitute.teachable.com
Be Happy, Be Well,
Liz💕
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ABOUT THIS EPISODEDuring the pandemic of 2020, I lost all framework for my day-to-day life which sparked a downward emotional spiral.  In this episode I talk about the productivity tool that (unexpectedly) changed my perspective and restored balance in every area of my life.WHAT YOU’LL LEARNWhat is Focusmate and How does it work?How much does Focusmate cost?How do you find co-working partners?How this tool transformed my pandemic-induced anxiety and depressionRESOURCES and LINKSGeorgeKao.com (Business Coach where I first learned of Focusmate)Focusmate.comMyers-Briggs Type Indicator WikipediaMyers-Briggs Personality Test Gretchen Rubin, The Four Tendencies QuizSupport the Podcast and Buy Liz a Coffee ❤️ ☕
Click here for a written transcript on the website. 📝ABOUT THIS EPISODERose Hydrosol is by far one of the most popular aromatic waters on the market, and with good reason. It smells AHH-mazing and has so many incredible benefits, especially for the skin. In this episode of the Aromatic Wisdom Podcast, Liz talks about her love of this aromatic water and how easy it is to incorporate into every area of your life.WHAT YOU’LL LEARNWhat is Rose HydrosolWhat method is used to create Rose Hydrosol?What is the correct term; Hydrosol or Hydrolat?Some Ways to Use Rose HydrosolQuestion to ask your supplier to determine if you’re getting a true hydrosol of good qualityRESOURCES + LINKSHydrosols for Health: A step-by-step guide to understanding and using healing waters called hydrosolsDeep Dive with Liz:  Rose Essential OilIf you’d like me to talk about a specific hydrosol on this podcast, email me and let me know which one:  liz@aromaticwisdom.comThank you for listening, and until next time… Be Happy, Be Well! ❤️Like What You Hear?  Buy Liz A Coffee  ☕
In this episode, I talk about essential oil blending for health issues and give specific guidelines for what a chronic or acute issue looks like, what dilutions, carriers and amount of application should you consider.WHAT YOU’LL LEARNAn Overview of Blending DilutionsWhat constitutes an Acute or a Chronic Health ConditionSpecific Blending Guidelines for Acute IssuesSpecific Blending Guidelines for Chronic IssuesRESOURCES and LINKS Essential Oil Deep Dive Trainings with Liz: Lift Your Spirit!   Essential Oil Blending Guidelines – great for beginners!AWP 002: Blending Guidelines for Making Aromatherapy ProductsEssential Oil Safety Guidelines
ABOUT THIS EPISODEIn this episode, I share reasons and resources, and drop lots of knowledge on an education approach called "The Essential Oil Deep Dive."  In truth, you can apply this method to absolutely anything that you want to immerse yourself in for maximum learning; carriers, hydrosols, CO2s, etc.  There isn't anyone who won't benefit from listening to this episode.WHAT YOU'LL LEARNWhat Does the term "Deep Dive" mean in the context of education?How you can conduct your own Deep DiveWhat are the components that you should be paying attention to in a self-directed Deep DiveWhere To find Resources for your Deep DiveRESOURCES and LINKS New Live Trainings: Lift Your Spirit! 3 Essential Oil Deep Dives with Liz . Jan, Feb, March 2021
You can find the show notes for this episode on my website here:  https://aromaticwisdominstitute.com/041/In this first episode of 2021, I talk about what constitutes a new beginning and how you can use mindfulness and intention along with specially chosen aromatics to infuse any new beginning with positive energy.WHAT YOU'LL LEARNWhat constitutes a "new beginning"What does it mean to "bless" somethingWhy use aromatics in this wayWhat are the best essential oils to use for blessingsWhat are the best methods of application for blessingsRESOURCES and LINKS Aromatic Wisdom Blog Post: Blessing your Money with Essential OilsRelated Class: Clearing Energy with Essential Oils: Recipes, Blessings, Rituals to Bring in Positive EnergyOnline Course - Juniper Berry Deep DiveOnline Course - Cypress Deep Dive
Have you ever wondered what you can do with your bottle of Lavender hydrosol other than spraying your face? Have you ever questioned if Lavender hydrosol and Lavender essential oil share the same properties?  Well, wonder no more. In this chock-full episode, Liz shares more than 20 ways you can use Lavender hydrosol with children, pets, in wound care, for anxiety and so much more! Aromatic Wisdom Podcast Episode 40 will have you running to your nearest aromatic supplier for your own stash of Lavender hydrosol!WHAT YOU'LL LEARNWhat is Lavender HydrosolHow are Hydrosols Produced?Twenty Ways to Use Lavender HydrosolAdvantages of Lavender Hydrosol over Lavender Essential OilRESOURCES and LINKSAWP 015: Five Ways to Use Hydrosols for Allergy Relief Hydrosols for Health: A step-by-step guide to understanding and using healing waters called hydrosolsCopperstills.com 5L AlembicIf you'd like me to talk about a specific hydrosol on this podcast, email me and let me know which one:  liz@aromaticwisdom.com
If you use essential oils, hydrosols, CO2s or vegetable carrier oils, this episode of the Aromatic Wisdom Podcast with Dr. Kelly Ablard is one you will not want to miss!  In this show, I interviewed Kelly Ablard, Director of The Airmid Institute and an expert on medicinal botanicals at risk.     I straight up asked Dr. Ablard, "Are we in danger of running out of some essential oils because we're over-harvesting the plants?"  Her answer....?  You'll just have to listen to the podcast to learn her response! 
Welcome to the Aromatic Wisdom Podcast! In this episode, we continue from AWP Episode 036 on Phototoxicity with a conversation about Sensitization. If you like to use essential oils undiluted directly from the bottle onto the skin, then you really need to hear this episode. Enjoy the podcast! It is my sincere hope that you will feel inspired to explore essential oils deeper after listening and learn what is possible for your health and well-being when you include aromatherapy into your life. In this episode I talk about: What is essential oil irritation What is essential oil sensitization The signs of sensitization Potential sensitizers How to avoid sensitization My own story of sensitization as well as that of a well-known Aromatherapist Show Notes:  NaturesGift.com How to Leave a Podcast Review Where to Leave a Review for the Aromatic Wisdom Podcast (thank you!)  
  In today’s episode, I cover an important topic that can make a huge difference in your experience of using essential oils on your skin.  I talk about: How using certain oils followed by exposure to UV light can damage the skin. The difference between phototoxicity and photosensitivity The chemistry behind essential oil phototoxicity The signs of a phototoxic reaction (with real-life examples that I've witnessed) A list of essential oils that are phototoxic and those that are not Enjoy the podcast! It is my sincere hope that you will feel inspired to explore essential oils deeper after listening and learn what is possible for your health and well-being when you include aromatherapy into your life. Click here to leave an iTunes review
Welcome to the Aromatic Wisdom Podcast!In today’s episode, Liz continues from Podcast Episode 034 in which she shared about five different chemical families: Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes, Monoterpenols, Sesquiterpenols and Phenols.Today, in Part 2 of Essential Oil Chemistry Deep Dive, the learning of AromaChemistry continues as Liz teaches the therapeutic properties and safety considerations for these essential oil chemical families: Aldehydes, Oxides, Ketones, Ethers and the beautiful Esters.Enjoy the podcast! It is my sincere hope that you will feel inspired to explore essential oils deeper after listening and learn what is possible for your health and well-being when you include aromatherapy into your life.SHOW NOTES (Links and resources mentioned in this podcast episode)Want to understand what a “chemotype” is? Check out this blog post:  Essential Oil Taxonomy and Nomenclature (Part 2)
In this episode, Liz dives into 5 different essential oil chemical families as she teaches the unique properties, benefits and safety considerations for each family.  
In today’s episode, you’ll learn what an essential oil GC/MS report is and the importance of having one for each essential oil that you're working with; especially if you're doing therapeutic or medicinal blending.Enjoy the podcast! It is my sincere hope that you will feel inspired to explore essential oils deeper after listening and learn what is possible for your health and well-being when you include aromatherapy into your life.SHOW NOTES (Links and resources mentioned in this podcast episode)Find Essential Oils by Chemical FamilyBlog Post: Are Your Essential Oil GC/MS Tested?  With photos of GC and MS computers plus GC/MS reports.Aromatherapy Certification Program Spring 2018Facebook.com/AromaticWisdomInstitute - pop in and say 'hello', tell me where you're from and please LIKE the page! 
In today’s episode, you'll learn the basics of what an essential oil chemical family is and why understading the general characterisics of each family can be a great way to begin to learn essential oil chemistry and improve your blending skills! Enjoy the podcast! It is my sincere hope that you will feel inspired to explore essential oils deeper after listening and learn what is possible for your health and well-being when you include aromatherapy into your life.Show Notes (Links and resources mentioned in this podcast episode)AWP 008: Why Every Aromatherapist Should Learn Essential Oil ChemistrySearch Pompeii Organic Essential Oils by Chemical Family! Aromatherapy Certification ProgramA Glossary of Essential Oil PropertiesHow to Leave a Podcast Review in iTunesClick here to leave an iTunes review and subscribe to the show! I may read your review on the air!
In today’s episode I share why the Aromatic Wisdom Podcast was on hiatus and the exciting new business my husband and I took over from Ann Harman who took it over from the amazing Jeanne Rose! What an incredible legacy!Enjoy the podcast! It is my sincere hope that you will feel inspired to explore essential oils and hydrosols deeper as you learn what’s possible for your health and well-being when you include aromatherapy into your life.Show Notes (Links and resources mentioned in this podcast episode)Copperstills.com (High quality, hand-crafted copper stills for making hydrosols and essential oils)AromaticWisdomInstitute.Teachable.com where you’ll find my online courses
Liz shares about an experience she had in October, 2016 when she took part in a remarkable program called Advanced Distillation Workshop at the Bozarth Mansion in Spokane, Washington.  In this show, Liz shares about teachers and gives an overview of the classes offered and some of the highlights of what she learned.
Liz shares how she is tweaking the Aromatic Wisdom Podcast to make it more manageable and sustainable for her, and invites her listeners to look at their own lives to see if what they are doing is sustainable.   Liz also shares some of her top professional and goals for 2017.  Enjoy the podcast! It is my sincere hope that you will feel inspired to explore essential oils deeper after listening and learn what is possible for your health and well-being when you include aromatherapy into your life. Show Notes (Links and resources mentioned in this podcast episode)• Aromatherapy Teacher Training - May 17-20, 2017 Alliance of International Aromatherapists (AIA) National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA) Fragrant Friday SurveyMonkey.com a great website for creating a survey (free for up to 100 people) Aromatic Wisdom Institute Live Class Schedule 2017 Pompeii Organics Twelve Oils Holiday Blend Recipe for Body Butter carrier  Click here to leave an iTunes review and subscribe to the show!I 
This podcast is all about 2 different essential oils that sound the same.  Ravensara and Ravintsara.  Travel with me (virtually of course) to the lush tropical island of Madagascar to hear about these essential oils that come from the same country, but from different trees. I talk about their many therapeutic and chemical characteristics and a third essential oil that indirectly fits into this picture as well. And, surprise, I have a special gift for you! I have put together an easy 3 page visual learning guide for Ravensara and Ravintsara and that third tree, Ho Wood. Go to aromaticwisdominstitute.com/027, scroll to the bottom the page and you will see where you can download it for free! Enjoy the podcast! It is my sincere hope that you will feel inspired to explore essential oils deeper after listening and learn what is possible for your health and well-being when you include aromatherapy into your life. If you have a question, please go to www.aromaticwisdominstitute.com/contact-us to submit your question with “Ask Liz” in the subject line. To find all the links and resources mentioned in this podcast, go to www.aromaticwisdominstitute.com/027.
This week’s show is all about grief; what it is as well as the many varied situations and experiences that can send us into a state of grief.  I talk about how essential oils can help us during some of the darkest emotional times of our lives. You’ll learn a unique way to choose the right essentials oils for your particular emotional difficulty as you’re going through grief. If you, or someone you know is in a stage of grief, you’ll find this episode particularly helpful. Enjoy the podcast. It is my sincere hope that you will feel inspired to explore essential oils deeper after listening and learn what is possible for your health and well-being when you include aromatherapy into your life.If you have a question, please go to www.aromaticwisdominstitute.com/contact-us to submit your question with “Ask Liz” in the subject line.To find all the links and resources mentioned in this podcast, go to aromaticwisdominstitute.com/025.
In this week’s show, I cover a lot of information related to how to safely and effectively use essential oils with children.  In this episode I cover essential oil safety, what to use with kids, how much to use and some creative methods of use. If you have any children in your life, you will find this episode valuable. Enjoy the podcast! It is my sincere hope that you will feel inspired to explore essential oils deeper after listening and learn what is possible for your health and well-being when you include aromatherapy into your life. If you have a question you’d like to submit to the show, please go to www. aromaticwisdominstitute.com/contact-us/ to submit your question with “Ask Liz” in the subject line.
In this week's show, I'mintroducing a new format for the "Ask Liz" segment.Previously, I'd been answeringlistener questions at the end of an episode, but I've decidedinstead to take a listener question and devote an episode to myanswer in order to get deeper on the topic.Today's Ask Liz question comesfrom  Ahsamon from Portland, Oregon who wrote and asked aboutthe best essential oils to address the discomfort of menstrualcramps.   In this episode you willlearn:What causes menstrualcrampsSix Essential Oils that will helpwith cramping, pain, inflammation and bad moodMethods of application to helpwith the discomfort during the menstrual cycleEnjoy the podcast! It is mysincere hope that you will feel inspired to explore essential oilsdeeper after listening and learn what is possible for your healthand well-being when you include aromatherapy into yourlife.If you have a question you'd liketo submit to the show, please send an email toliz@aromaticwisdom.com with the words "Ask Liz" in the subjectline. 
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Comments (2)

Brandy Watford

I am an Essential Oil user that is so happy to learn more

Mar 4th
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Amber Brown

love your podcast very informative! of course my favorite is the chemistry theme and love the idea of having monthly themes btw!

Jan 2nd
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