Why Essential Oils?
Essential oils have been used for cooking, bathing, skin care and religious ceremonies since ancient times. The term “aromatherapy” was coined in the 20th century when scientists began to support the idea of using essential oils for mood and health, and in the 1990’s, research helped biologists understand how our brain reacts to scent.
Scent is processed through the olfactory bulb and limbic portion of the brain; when we inhale pure plant oil, free from synthetics and fillers, powerful chemical reactions take place stimulating memories, emotions, and hormones. No two people will have the exact same reaction to a scent since our genetics, memories, and life experiences influence our interpretation of the essence.
The beauty of aromatherapy is that it allows us to create our own unique emotional responses. Essential oils are more than a lovely scent, they can have a direct impact on our emotions and our overall well-being!
My name is Ginny and I am so pleased you found your way here! I am a third generation Floridian who married a hockey loving Canadian guy! We live in Stittsville, Ontario with our two incredible children.
I am a teacher, aromatherapist, and mental health advocate with a passion for creativity and connection. "As a woman living in recovery, I practice and believe in holistic remedies as they support me in staying calm and centered. Many essential oil properties support anxiety, boost mood, and promote wellness. I find that essential oils have a positive and nurturing impact on my emotions and well-being!"
My vision for Cup of Intention is to offer mindful creativity while encouraging self-care and connection. I believe in the healing powers of creativity and aromatherapy and hope to teach you how to incorporate these tools into your self-care routine. Our workshops encourage participants to focus on mindful creativity and connetion. My "intention" for each workshop is that you will walk away feeling uplifted, calm and inspired to create with intention in your own life!
Story Behind Cup of Intention
My Grandfather served in WW2 and spent 4 years overseas. He frequently wrote and sent letters to my Grandmother including teacups from the interesting places he was stationed. I grew up admiring her collection, as each teacup told a story. As my own collection grew, I began looking for sustainable and creative ways to utilize the teacups. Because of my love for aromatherapy and creativity I decided to make teacup candles! I created intention tags as simple reminders to slow down, come into the moment, and reflect.