Virgie Ponce, BSN Registered Nurse and Aromatherapist
The history of Essential Oils is quite fascinating! Through ancient texts, and historical and archaeological evidence, (Chinese manuscripts, Greek physician records, Egyptian Hieroglyphs), and biblical references we see that essential oils have been a part of health and well-being in cultures for centuries. As early as 4500 BCE, daily life in Egypt included oils such as cinnamon, myrrh, sandalwood and frankincense. Around 3000 BCE, India developed the science of Ayurveda which relies heavily on essential oils for curative and medicinal purposes. Chinese scholars first recorded use of essential oils during the reign of Huan Ti, in 2697 and 2597 BCE. The fabled “Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine” is still a significant formulary today. Greek physician Hippocrates (considered the father of modern medicine), fumigated the City of Athens with an aromatic oil, saving the city’s inhabitants from a devastating plague. The bible records the use of essential oils both in the old and the new testament. Some of the very popular biblical essential oils are cedarwood, cinnamon, fir, frankincense, myrrh and spikenard (lavender). The Magi brought oils as precious gifts to Jesus at His birth.
The Edna Valley Lavender Essential Oil Club officially starts January 27, 2017. We are excited to kick it off with our essential oil of the month, Organic Patchouli. For centuries, Patchouli oil has been used in traditional medicine in Malaysia, China and Japan. It is primarily indicated for skin conditions, and benefits in cases of dermatitis, eczema, acne, dry chapped skin, and other irritating conditions, along with dandruff and oily scalp conditions. It is a cell rejuvenator, and helps in healing wounds and reducing the appearance of scars. It is considered an excellent remedy for insect and snakebites. We are grateful to Ignite Yoga Studios for allowing us to offer our essential oils services, and look forward to sharing our passion and love for God’s wonderful healing agents with you all!
Virgie has over forty years experience in the Health and Wellness fields. She came by her love of essential oils, and aromatherapy very naturally learning from her grandmother and mother, creating a life long journey using essential oils. She is also a Master Essential Oils Crafter, growing and distilling the lavender from her farm in California, and works with other farmers to create her other essential oils. Virgie uses products from the best grade and quality. And, she only uses essential oils that are organic, wild crafted, and/or farmed sustained and the highest therapeutic value. Virgie oversees the Edna Valley Lavender Essential Oils Club at Ignite Yoga Studios. You can benefit from her wealth of knowledge, the last Friday of each month at the monthly Essential Oils Class from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. at Ignite Yoga Studios. For more information on the Essential Oils Club or to schedule a private consultation with Virgie please visit http://www.igniteyogastudios.com/, or call 623-374-7812.
Ignite Apothecary Practitioners
Stephen Revering, Pranic Healing and Zen Meditation Specialist . . . Natascha Marler, LMT, E-RYT, CNSF . . . Virgie Ponce, BSN, Registered Nurse, Aromatherapist . . . Jamie Rudolph, Esthetician, LE, CLT . . . Jennifer Elton, NMD . . . Carolan Dickinson, Psychic Medium, Angel Intuitive, Reiki Master Teacher, Author. For more information, or to learn how to schedule please visit Ignite Yoga’s website at http://www.igniteyogastudios.com/apothecarybar.html or call the studio at (623) 374-7812.