30% off my Scrubs. Only today!

Organic Body Scrubs! Today only (21st of May 2018). 30% OFF all of my Scrubs and Scrub Gift Packages

They are my favorite shower companions. My skin feels like a baby popo and my senses have been all refreshed. The day can start or end with these beautiful ALL ORGANIC Scrubs.

Created with 100% ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS. Pure Essential Oils and cold pressed carrier oils. Get one for yourself and for a friend or choose our gift scrub packs (they come with 2 or 4 scubs)! Remember 30% off but ONLY TODAY.

 

Love and Hugs

~Katrin

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Copaiba Essential Oil and its beta-caryophyllene…

… also found in Cannabis

Introduction to my Research Paper

copaiba essential oil
Copaiba Tree

 

For one of my final steps to receive my Aromatherapy Certification with the Aromahead Institute, I was set out to find a subject of my interest and write a 8-10 page research paper. First I was petrified by the thought of a) finding a subject and b) being able to write 8-10 pages. Well here you see a sliver of my final paper which got concluded with 24 pages. Copaiba Essential Oil grew very dear to me during my research and for that reason I added it to my Aromatherapy store. At the bottom you will find the link to the entire paper. Please use it & share it and let me know what you think! I also added a few recipes. Have fun and thank you for your interest! ~ Katrin

Here we go:

The essential oil community has heard a lot about the beautiful benefits of Cannaboid in Hemp Oil.   There have been many studies and success stories but we have rarely heard about the fantastic chemical constituent β-caryophyllene.

The subject of rheumatism and arthritis has been an important focus for me since I started studying essential oils because my mother has suffered from these conditions for many years.

My initial research brought me to many existing case studies, which seemed promising and led me to research and choose the Copaiba Oil, and especially the chemical component β-caryophyllene . This video is a small introduction of the oil from doTERRA at one of their Global Conventions in 2017. Dr. Hill introduced doTERRA’s new oil: https://youtu.be/vI8-TbcfY_M. As you will see further down below, I have found a few sources for Copaiba Balsam which a few of them are very promising such as the “Rainforest Chica” company.

While beta-caryophyllene is primarily known for its presence in the essential oils extracted from Black Pepper, Clove, Melissa, and Rosemary, the best source is actually the lesser-known Copaiba tree. GC-MS assessments have shown that many sources of Copaiba essential oil contains more than 50% and often up to 70% of beta-caryophyllene, and not surprisingly, the properties of the oil extracted from the oleoresin of Copaifera species is becoming a popular topic of research. There have been over 70 peer-reviewed studies published in scientific journals in the last few years evaluating the benefits of Copaiba, several of which focus on its CB2-binding properties and the associated health benefits. [7]

Tisserand said: “Did you know that copaiba essential oil can make your skin happy”?

Copaiba essential oil and oleoresin contain large amounts of beta-caryophyllene, a molecule that interacts with cannabinoid receptors in your skin. This causes skin cells to produce beta-endorphin, one of the happiness hormones. [23]

Due to the Chemical make up of β-caryophyllene, α-copaene, and α-humulene it has gained a large interest and fairly large amount of scientific studies.

To read the entire research paper, please click the link below:

Copaibas Beta-Caryophyllene Research Paper Katrin Birkholz original_APPROVED

Massage and Aromatherapy workshops in Lisbon area

EXPLORE the benefits of Aromatherapy for relaxation and massage

LEARN THE SKILLS to give a relaxing 15min Massage

ENJOY receiving a Relaxing Massage

 

Link to all three Massage & Aromatherapy workshops

Why Essential Oils?

Do you remember the smell of an orange? It makes us feel happy, it puts a smile on our faces, and it might even bring back some old memories.Smell is directly linked to emotions, mood and memory. The absence or presence of a certain aroma can have a direct psychological impact on us. Aromatherapy is the use of plant materials and its oils. It is scientifically proven to work on a psychological as well as on a physical level. In combination with massage we offer Essential Oils as a complementary form of therapy.

Why a Foot Massage?

Our feet are our roots, they give us stability and they allow us to stand and walk. Every day, our feet carry us wherever we go while carrying our weight.

They deserve to be pampered!

Being able to give & receive a relaxing foot massage, that’s a true skill & treat!

In this workshop, we will learn simple but profound techniques to relax each other.

Don’t hesitate to book this workshop for yourself only, it will be rewarding, no matter if you join with a friend, your partner, or alone.

Why Hand Massage?

Our hands are the extension of our hearts, they allow us to reach out to the world and to get in touch with each other. Every day, our hands work hard for us to fulfill our goals.

Your hands deserve to be pampered!

Being able to give & receive a relaxing hand massage, that’s a true skill & treat!

In this workshop you will learn simple but profound techniques to relax each other.

Don’t hesitate to book this workshop for yourself only, it will be rewarding, no matter if you join with a friend, your partner, or alone.

Why a Face & Head Massage?

Our face and head are especially receptive to massage. Being able to give & receive a relaxing face & head massage, that’s a true skill & treat! In this workshop we will learn simple but profound techniques to relax each other. Don’t hesitate to book this workshop for yourself only, it will be rewarding, no matter if you join with a friend, your partner, or alone.

Program of our 3-hour workshop (example)

  • Introduction and Explanation to Aromatherapy and of the  THREE therapeutic Essential Oil massage blends, especially blended by Katrin for our workshop
  • Introduction to massage practice by Anne
  • Visually guided massage practice by Anne – you will give and receive a 15min hand/arm massage, in combination with one of the three Essential Oil blends introduced previously
  • Afterwards we will have a chance to enjoy some snacks & water. You can ask questions, share your experience, and you have the opportunity to purchase the all organic, therapeutic Massage Oil Blends…a great reminder to keep practicing massage at home
Who we are…
Katrin Birkholz started her journey with Essential Oils at an early age of 11. Everything which a pleasant aroma got either picked as flower or purchased as an Essential Oil. After studying Photography in 2001 and enjoying mostly close-up nature photography she was professionally introduced to Essential Oils and their magnificent multifaceted possibilities in 2013.
Anne Staab was introduced to the practice of Swedish massage in 2009. Being a certified Massage Therapist for techniques such as relaxing, deep tissue, and reflexology massage, she is working at a variety of events throughout Europe, giving massages as well as teaching others at workshops. Her wish is to share her knowledge and experience about massage practice during interactive workshops, allowing participants to relax, increase their own well-being, and empower them to improve the well-being of others by learning simple yet profound massage techniques.
How to participate…
Due to limited space, we kindly ask you to book your spot here on our website or click here if you see this post on Facebook or Meet-up.
The cost is 30€ per Person, including the oil blends used in the workshop and some snacks and drinks.
You don’t have to bring anything, just wear comfortable clothes and we take care of the rest.For any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@PetalAndStem.com.
We are looking forward to see you at our workshop,
Anne & Katrin