Certified Aromatherapist     Essential Oil Educator & Workshop Facilitator

Cognitive Sensory Therapy  


What is Cognitive Sensory Therapy? 

Cognitive Sensory Therapy is a term to describe the support I offer with the use of plant oils and chemistry, custom formulated to address a need be it emotional, physical or spiritual. This is a talk based appointment that includes one custom formulation of an aromatherapy product for your personal use. An appointment is about an hour in length and a medical history is taken to ensure no contraindications with the essential oils. After a verbal consultation an aromatic blend using essential oils will be created with your participation, as well as a routine or ritual for your use of the oils. 


Cognitive Sensory Therapy is complimentary to many treatments being pursued for healing and health. This is not counseling nor is it intended to replace any therapeutic or medical treatment one is participating in.


Cognitive Sensory appointment (aromatherapy)

Using essential oils as agents for healing mind body, or soul requires time and participation from us both. This is a verbal appointment that begins with a consultation ranging from 45 minutes to an hour. During our shared time, we will explore what you are pursuing to heal and collect a relevant medical history. Following the consultation, I begin researching the plants and essential oils I will use to formulate your aromatherapy blend.  Each plant and ingredient is selected and based on the information we discuss in your consultation. Your unique formulation is hand blended for you to use aromatically (inhalation) or topically.


Additional products and/or recommendations may be provided during your consultation. For digital appointments only, your aromatic formulas will be provided within a week of the appointment.

Book Appointments Online Service Menu Tab

* Please note I am not a doctor, I do not claim to diagnose treat or cure any diseases. I am not a licensed counselor and aromatherapy is not counseling. 


End of Life

Cognitive Sensory Services

"No less significant than preparing for our own death is helping others to die well."

The Dalai Lama

When I think about the practice of aromatherapy with people entering the last steps of their physical journey, I lean towards offering aromatic support that thru scent may ease the physical and energetic body as it winds down. 

End of Life Aromatherapy


A 1 oz  blend of oil will be formulated specific to providing comfort and dignity for the person dying. Sometimes the process of dying can be discomforting and aromas and scent can provide emotional and physical comfort because our olfactory nerve ends in the part of the brain that also regulates memory and emotion. Sometimes an oil blend is created to celebrate and uplift the person who is departing from this world. Whatever the need, using scent to positively influence how a person feels at the end of life can be a gift. 

Blending for Grief 

This appointment will be used to identify the emotions one experiences following significant loss. Education and information will be shared about essential oils that can provide comfort and support to the bereaved. Based on the consult, together we will develop a unique essential oil blend for you to use aromatically (inhalation) or topically. Sliding fee scale or trade, please inquire.

fuzzy calla

* Please note I am not a doctor, I do not claim to diagnose treat or cure any diseases. I am not a licensed counselor and aromatherapy is not counseling.

For a touching story on the loss of a pet (or loved one) check out Avery Finn says goodbye. It can be found on the "About" section under the written word.

assortment of colored bottles


Plants have been used since ancient times for their aroma and natural healing abilities. The practice of aromatherapy uses natural plant extracts, such as essential oils, hydrosols, and carrier oils, to promote healing for the physical and the emotional body. Aromatherapy can be used topically or through inhalation. 

Plant extracts can be used to enhance a meditation practice, ease anxiety or provide comfort during a time of loss.

Knowing how to safely use essential oils with regard to dilution and application is imperative, and comes not from a background with an essential oil company but through certification and academic study. I have a level one certification in Aromatherapy. 

"Aromatherapy is described as both an art and a science because it takes the knowledge of the scientific aspects of the plants and oils and combines it with the art of producing a beneficial or healing blend. Basically, a successful aromatherapy blend is a synergy of science, art, and the practitioner’s knowledge of both, and how to apply it. Aromatherapy can be used topically and via inhalation."
National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy Extras

Hand blended bath salts

Epsom salt with added flowers, herbs and essential oils to calm skin and treat the psyche as well as the physical body. Relax and let the botanicals work for you.

Flower essence

Flower essences are captured using water, sunlight and plant material. The flower leaves a vibrational impression on the water, which is then bottled in brandy.

Rose quartz mixed with rose petals

Flower petals, herbs, and even crystals are used in formulating the right aromatherapy blend.

Safflower oil infused with hemp seed, rose petals, helichrysum and carnation.

Safflower oil infused with hemp seed, rose petals, helichrysum and carnation. This blend was developed for pms and cramps associated with the menstrual cycle.

Lavender in a bottle

Herbs like lavender can be added to liquid infusions.

Rose hydrosol with Quartz

Hydrosols are made by distilling plant materials (or flowers) in water. They can be used as a facial toner, on fabric, in cooking!