Maria Fiordalisi

How do I Want to Feel Today? – Emotional and Immune Support with Aromatherapy

The basics. Essential oils are aromatic substances that are found in specialized sacks or glands of certain plants. Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils to harmonize and promote balance in the body. In theory, when we smell an aromatic plant, we are smelling the plant’s essence. It is only when the … Read more

Relax, Align, Balance

More than once in my life I have been deeply disconnected with myself. I let social conditioning and many cases of “shoulditis” lead me on a path of thinking that what I was searching for was outside of me. And many times, I thought I was inadequate. The belief that our parents know best, that … Read more

7 Tips to Controlling Your Urge to Smoke

Trying to quit smoking is a very lengthy process. It took me several years while for others it seemed to only take a few weeks or months. I’ve learned, the exact time frame that it takes to quit can vary greatly but what is important is ensuring that you are coming up with a plan … Read more

Celebrating the Winter Solstice

The winter solstice represents a time for rest and reflection. It’s the dark from which new life can finally emerge. Everything lies sleeping, a sacred time of rest before the awakening and the slow build towards longer days. In spirit it signifies the the sun “returning”, the daylight hours increasing and all living things waking … Read more

How do you manage plantar fasciitis pain?

Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia – the thick band of tissue that supports the arch and connects your toes to the heel bone. I find clients suffer from plantar fasciitis pain during the summer time more than any other time of year. It can be triggered by running, walking or … Read more

The Science of Touch & Its Therapeutic Benefits

We have about 5 million sensory nerve receptors in our skin. Most of our sense of touch comes externally by way of our skin, however, we’re also able to feel pain and pressure inside our bodies. It is an important part of our daily life. From waking up in the morning and feeling the warm … Read more

Essential Oil Feature – Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)

Grapefruit is a top note with a wonderful fresh, citrus, sweet and fruity aroma. It is uplifting, highly energetic and radiates happy, outward energy. However, that is not all Grapefruit has to offer! Being part of the monoterpene chemical family and high in limonene, Grapefruit has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic* therapeutic properties. Along with that … Read more

Essential Oils and Pregnancy

Safety is important when using essential oils, even more so while pregnant. Although there are plenty of ways to safely support women during pregnancy, there’s information I’d like to put out there: Extra care should be taken during the first trimester. Essential oils should only be used on occasion, when needed, and are not recommended … Read more

Spring is almost here!

The Spring is a time to clear and refresh. To some it’s a time of rebirth and reawakening. Everything that is dormant will be coming back to life. New seeds will be sowed and transform. It is such a special time. I’ve created this Face and Body Oil to celebrate the new Spring season. I’ve … Read more