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Episode 160: Utilizing the AromaTouch Technique

In this episode we are joined by Anna Offman to discuss how you can utilize the AromaTouch Technique. She'll teach us about what the technique is, who can practice, and how it can be adapted to individual needs.


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doTERRA: Studies have shown that even short bursts of touch can have beneficial effects, and the doTERRA AromaTouch Technique combines the power of touch with the incredible power of essential oils.

Welcome back to Essential Oil Solutions with doTERRA, the podcast where you'll hear exciting, useful, and simple everyday uses for essential oils from experts in the field. If you like what you hear today, rate, review, and subscribe wherever you listen. We always appreciate hearing from you

Today, we're excited to talk to Anna Offman all about the AromaTouch Technique. Anna, thank you so much for joining us today.

Anna Offman: Hi! I’m happy to be here.

doTERRA: My first question for you is just kind of a broad overview. What is the AromaTouch Technique?

Anna: Absolutely. The AromaTouch Technique is the application of essential oils on the back and on the feet. And the great aspect of the AromaTouch Technique is that this technique combines the unique benefits of human touch with the power of essential oils to create an overall wellness experience.

doTERRA: Can you tell us a little bit about the essential oils that are used in the AromaTouch Technique?

Anna: So there are eight amazing essential oils that were chosen specifically for this technique. The AromaTouch starts with Balance and Lavender, which creates a calming atmosphere, followed by Tea Tree and On Guard, which have cleansing supportive properties. The AromaTouch and Deep Blue, those are the two blends to provide soothing and comforting with touch. The AromaTouch Technique ends with Wild Orange and Peppermint, which are two of my favorites, and this provides a—more of a grounding yet invigorating atmosphere to end and complete the AromaTouch.

doTERRA: That sounds amazing. And so you mentioned combining the touch with the essential oils. Why is that so powerful?

Anna: Well, there are many beneficial reasons why there are two parts to the AromaTouch Technique. It is the aroma as well as the touch part. This combination allows the body to utilize the maximum benefits of the wonderful essential oils through two of our most powerful senses, smell and touch. See, smells and aromas are connected to our memory. And we all know this. When we smell something, we have that reaction or maybe it takes us back to a place.

For me personally, I grew up in a big Italian family, and every Sunday my entire family would gather at my grandparents for spaghetti Sunday and my grandma would start on Thursday, making a huge batch of her homemade spaghetti sauce to feed the family crowd. And even today, many years later, every time I smell the combination of tomatoes and garlic and oregano, it brings me right back to my childhood memories of my big, loud, wonderful family dinners at my grandmother's. And those memories warm my heart and have stayed in my memory through the power of aroma.

The combination of aromas in the AromaTouch Technique can create an atmosphere that is pleasing, calming, uplifting. And then, of course, there's the touch part. The gentle touch of the touch technique has a spectrum of benefits from emotional to physiological. Touch is such a powerful way to communicate, and the touch aspect of the AromaTouch Technique delivers benefits to both the giver and the receiver.

doTERRA: So who can practice the AromaTouch Technique? Who can do these things?

Anna: That's the best part of the AromaTouch. It's anyone truly. I have been a certified AromaTouch instructor for nearly a decade now, but before that, I taught my two young children because how else would I get an AromaTouch? Right?

One of the greatest aspects of this technique is its simplicity to learn, to practice regularly, and to remember to receive it often because anyone of any age can practice this AromaTouch Technique.

doTERRA: And how do I learn about practicing this technique?

Anna: Absolutely. You can learn through doTERRA, just going to doTERRA’s website, just learning all about the benefits of the AromaTouch Technique. You can attend a training. There are instructors all across the world now, which is wonderful, that can teach one about the AromaTouch Technique and on doTERRA’s website, it has the videos, has the outline. doTERRA makes it so easy and simple for anyone to learn this.

doTERRA: That's so incredible. Anna, my last question for you is, you know, people are so different. They have so many different needs. How can this technique be adapted to meet those individual needs?

Anna: Absolutely. That's the beauty of this technique. It is truly adaptable. I have administered the AromaTouch on people who cannot lie on their belly. They can straddle a chair, sitting backwards, putting a pillow or folded towel or a blanket between their body and the chair, so they're comfortable. You can even use like a horseshoe shaped travel pillow to reverse and support one's head or neck if they're sitting on the chair, as long as they are comfortable. That's what's most important.

I've had a family member who just sat on a chair and up to the kitchen table, and they couldn't lie down, so we had to adapt to do the AromaTouch. They just leaned forward on a pillow, on a table. As long as you have access to the person's back and the bottoms of their feet, that's all you need. It's as simple as that.

Don't get caught up on needing the stuff to administer the AromaTouch. You don't need a special table or a special chair. You truly just need these eight beautiful oils to use in the technique, the heart to serve someone, and a willing volunteer. But trust me, once people know that you've learned this technique, the willing volunteers will be lining up!

doTERRA: Anna, thank you so much for joining us, for teaching us a little bit about the AromaTouch Technique. We really appreciate you being here today.

Anna: Absolutely. Everyone just needs to make sure they take time to receive the AromaTouch yourself. Thank you so much.

doTERRA: Thanks for joining us and congratulations on living a healthier lifestyle with essential oils. If you liked what you heard today, rate, review, and subscribe wherever you listen. Also, if you want to try any of the products you learned about, go to or find a Wellness Advocate near you to place an order today.

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