Posted: August 17, 2018 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Palo Santo Tree in the Galapagos Islands. A red-footed boobie is nesting here – Photo by Cristina Proano

Palo Santo Essential Oil (Bursera graveolens)

When I used to walk through the colonial streets of my hometown Quito, the sweet woody smell of the Palo Santo sticks sold outside the temples and churches immediately would lift up my spirit and invite me to quiet my mind from mundane thoughts. Palo Santo is burned in temples in Ecuador, just like burning incense,  as a symbol of the prayer of the faithful rising to heaven.

Palo Santo, or “Holy Wood,” is a tree that grows in the dry coastal areas of Ecuador like the Galapagos Islands. The wood has been used for centuries by the natives in my country as a spiritual remedy for purifying, cleansing, dispelling evil spirits, misfortune, and calamity.

Why the essential oil is so unique: It is said that the real value of this tree comes after its life, which can be up to 90 years. The tree does not release its essence, or essential oil until it has lain on the ground for 4-5 years after having died of natural causes. At this point, the tree gives freely of its essential oil.  In other words, to obtain its essential oil, a lot of patience is required, and the essential oil is beneficial for restlessness and nervousness.
Palo Santo Essential Oil has many therapeutic properties that make it a very sophisticated oil and the ingredient to many of my aromatherapy formulas: decongestant, purifying, uplifting, meditative, nervous system tonic, sedative.
Palo Santo combines well with Lavender, Mandarin, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus. Use it in your aromatherapy diffuser or dilute it with Carrier oil to apply topically.

Palo Santo Essential Oil in Aromandina Products

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© Cristina Proano 2018 – All rights reserved This information on this blog is based on the traditional use of aromatherapy, and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a healthcare professional. No part of this blog may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.

Vibrational Aromatherapy: Individual Essential Oils – Part 2

Posted: July 22, 2018 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Jasmine

Jasmine, more than any other oil, speaks to us for the unity of apparent opposites. Renowned for thousands of years as a powerful aphrodisiac, Jasmine is an equally potent aid to spiritual development. Jasmine brings together the strength and fiery dynamism we associate with Yang energy and the soft earthiness of Yin. With jasmine, we are helped to understand that there is no division between physical and divine love. Jasmine is thought to develop the artistic senses for some people, this may relate to their own creativity, for others it may make them more responsible for visual beauty, music, etc.

Juniper

Juniper berry has been used as a ritual incense for thousands of years. It is a cleanser and detoxifier of both the physical body and the subtle bodies. It is particularly useful for clearing any negative energy that has accumulated, especially if this is through contact with other individuals with whom you do not feel in attunement.
Ideally, Juniper essential oil can be used as a ritual bath in which case the cleansing power of water itself can be invoked as well as the cleansing power of Juniper. If this is not possible, sprinkle one or two drops of Juniper oil on the palms of the hands and stroke them lightly over the surface of the physical body and/or even the aura. It is essential that in doing this, each stroke of the hands is taken right down to the ground, touching the earth and sweeping the negative energy away from the person needing to be cleaned.
Juniper can also be used for cleansing rooms and buildings of any unwanted energy. This is particularly helpful when moving into a new house, or if some unpleasant event has taken place in your home.Read more

Vibrational Aromatherapy: Individual Essential Oils – Part 1

Posted: July 16, 2018 by Cristina Proano-Carrion


Vibrational Aromatherapy: Here’s a list of the subtle effects of individual essential oils.

Bergamot

The green color of Bergamot oil suggests an affinity with the Heart Chakra, and this is a particularly valuable oil where the Heart Chakra is affected by grief. When experiencing grief many people close the Heart Chakra making them unable to give or receive love and the uplifting, calming and joyous effect of Bergamot oil can assist in healing and reopening this center once more to joy. Where the heart is already open, Bergamot can help an individual to radiate joy and healing to others. Green is a calming color, and this oil can be used on any of the chakras if heat, disturbance or agitation is present.

Black Pepper

The essential oil of Black Pepper is both a mental stimulant and a physical energizer. People who have a tendency to daydream or fall asleep during meditation can benefit from using Black Pepper.

Black Pepper also helps us to ‘get a move on’ at times when our lives feel stuck. It helps move blocks that can prevent the movement of energy from one chakra to another, especially between the Solar Plexus and Heart.

German Chamomile

The deep blue color of German Chamomile indicates its affinity to the Throat Chakra, for which it is both strengthening and soothing. Use it when there is a need for communication, for the truth to be spoken, but without anger or bitterness. Blue es a calming color generally, and Chamomile can be used to counteract agitation or overactivity in any chakra. Us it also to heal the aura wherever heat, redness, anger, etc. are present.

Atlas Cedarwood

Cedarwood has been used as incense since time immemorial in civilizations as diverse as Egypt and Tibet. It is still very actively used in Tibetan medicine and as a meditation aid by Tibetan Buddhists. It is thought to enhance spirituality and strengthen our connection with the Divine, and the wood was used in the construction of temples to symbolize this. It also helps us develop and maintain a sense of balance and control in our lives. In physical applications, Cedarwood is a powerful antiseptic and mucolytic (i.e., it breaks up catarrh) and we can see parallels in its subtle uses: helping us to cut through the ‘mental catarrh’ that can clog our minds.

Clary Sage

Clary Sage helps to bring us more closely in touch with the dream world, which can teach us so many spiritual lessons. Clary Sage seems to encourage vivid dreams, or it may be that it enhances dream recall. Smell Clary Sage before bedtime and before falling asleep focus on any problem or issue that needs clarification, with the conscious desire to receive help through dreaming. At the subtle level, we may think of Clary Sage as strengthening the inner eye and helping us to ‘see’ more clearly.

Cypress

Cypress is helpful at times of transition such as career changes, moving home and other significant decisions. Cypress also helps with painful transitions such as bereavement or the ending of close relationships. The Latin word ‘sempervirens’ in its name ‘ever-living’ and refers to the evergreen leaves of the tree, but it may also be understood as referring to the afterlife, and both the Ancient Romans and the Egyptians dedicated this tree to their gods of death and the afterworld. For thousands of years Cypress trees have been planted in cemeteries, perhaps as a reminder of the life everlasting and the essential oil can be used to give comfort and strength at the time of death.

Eucalyptus

Physically, Eucalyptus oil is an excellent antiseptic and purifier, burnt or vaporized in sick rooms to cleanse the air and speed recovery, and to help prevent the spread of infection. Use it in the same way at a subtle level, to purge any place where there has been conflict, or anywhere where negative energies are felt.

Frankincense

Frankincense oil is associated with the highest spiritual aspirations. It was offered to the infant Christ in recognition of His Divinity, and it helps each of us to connect to that part of ourselves which is eternal and divine. Frankincense resin is one of the most ancient of the incenses, having been in use for at least 3,000 years. The essential oils are both more powerful and more subtle in action because of the absence of solid matter. Unlike many of the oils used in subtle aromatherapy, we do make use of at least some of the physical properties of Frankincense particularly when using it as a meditation aid. Frankincense can deepen and slow the breath, and this helps to bring the body and mind into a meditative state. This is valuable in all forms of meditation, not only awareness of the breath.

Frankincense helps break ties with the past, especially where these block personal growth. Use it in baths with the conscious intention of ‘washing away’ any old ties which feel like a hindrance.

Related articles:

Subtle aromatherapy
Essential Oils and Chakras Chart

References:

Vibrational Healing by Deborah Eidson
The Fragrant Heavens by Valerie Ann Worwood
Subtle Aromatherapy by Patricia Davis 

© 2018, Cristina Proano-Carrion – aromatherapy blog. This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.

Subtle Aromatherapy

Posted: July 7, 2018 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Subtle aromatherapy is the use of essential oils in non-physical ways, it can be described as a form of vibrational healing, by drawing on the subtle, energetic or vibrational qualities of essential oils.
Some applications of essential oils that can be described as subtle Aromatherapy are auric massage,  chakra balancing, absent healing, planetary healing, meditation and ritual ceremony, and the use of oils to help personal growth on both the personality and the spiritual level.
Thanks to recent and ongoing research we now have a wealth of knowledge about the physical properties and actions of essential oils. Parallel with this increasing volume of factual information about physical aromatherapy has been a growing desire to know more about the non-physical effects of essential oils.

Subtle aromatherapy: How to use essential oils

MASSAGE
Form a clear mental picture of the plant or plants whose oil you are about to use and try to carry that picture in your mind while you are working. Ground and center your own energies before you begin work.
Mix your chosen oil or oils in a carrier oil, as usual, but using a much lower dilution (0.5% – 1% rather than 2 – 3%) concentrate on light effleurage and long sweeping strokes. Let your hands come to rest on any area of the body that feels as if it needs special healing. Pay attention to the extremities: hand, feet, and head, drawing off any negative energy that may be present (remember to give your hands a brisk shake each time you do so). End by holding the feet for a minute or more, to ground their energy and allow a gentle return to everyday reality.

RITUAL BATHS
Choose a quiet time when you will not be disturbed. When you are ready to get into the water, add a mixture of five drops of oils with one tablespoon carrier oil.  Relax in the bath for 15-20 minutes, holding in your mind the result you wish to achieve by bathing in this way.  Don’t use this time for washing.  A ritual bath can be a way to mark the change from mundane activities to special ones, it can also be used to ‘clear’ after a bad experience. 

BURNERS AND DIFFUSERS

This is perhaps the most subtle of the traditional methods, as it involves only the aroma of the plant, representing its energy in the most refined form. We experience the essential oil in its gaseous state – the least solid form of physical matter. 
A valuable use of burners or diffusers is in preparing a room for meditation or healing, mainly if the room is generally used for different purposes.  You may even need to clear the atmosphere at a purely physical level, to unpleasant smells.  Another use of room perfuming is to ‘clean’ places where there has been an unpleasant event.  Arguments, fights or any kind of trauma can leave very negative vibrations.
Vaporized oils can also be used to enhance creativity.

AURIC MASSAGE

Dis-ease manifests in the subtle body before any physical symptoms are apparent, and the ‘echoes’ of illness and accidents can remain within a person’s aura long after physical healing has taken place.  The same is true of emotional trauma.  Bringing the appropriate essential oils into the aura helps to restore harmony.
To give an auric massage, just put a drop of the chosen oil or oils on your hands (you don’t need carrier oil) and make gentle stroking movements at the level where you feel the energy connection. (Do not touch the skin)
ANOINTING
Putting oil directly on the body is a very ancient practice, familiar to many religions and spiritual traditions.
Anointing can be used as a form of protection, by putting a few drops of an oil such as Rosemary, Juniper or Vetiver on the body before going into a threatening situation or a place where the current energy is unpleasant.
If anointing is being done for protection, apply the oil on the head and the solar plexus area.

INHALING

Merely smelling an essential oil can dramatically change our state of awareness, and is often the best way to use essential oils to assist visualization or strengthen affirmations. Sniffing the oil directly from the bottle is often overpowering, so just putting a drop on a tissue is better.  A single drop is all that is needed: inhale it deeper before beginning a visualization, meditation or affirmation. Inhale deeply again at the end to anchor the experience.

Remember:

1. WORK SAFELY
Use essential oils that are not irritating to the skin. Less is always more.

2. USE VERY LITTLE OIL
When you use essential oils for their subtle properties, you will need far less than when you are looking for a physical effect.  As a general rule, the smaller the quantity of oils used, the more potent the subtle effect.
For example, in preparing an aromatic bath to sleep better, you would use 10 drops of essential oil. To prepare a bath for ritual cleansing, you should use 5 drops or less.

3. USE VERY GOOD OILS
Use the very highest quality essential oils you can find.

4. WORK ETHICALLY
Always work from your Higher Self. All healing or subtle work needs to be undertaken with a pure and altruistic motivation.

Next post: SUBTLE EFFECTS OF INDIVIDUAL ESSENTIAL OILS
Also read: Essential Oils and Chakras Chart

References:

Vibrational Healing by Deborah Eidson
The Fragrant Heavens by Valerie Ann Worwood
Subtle Aromatherapy by Patricia Davis 

© 2018, Cristina Proano-Carrion – aromatherapy blog. This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy, and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a healthcare professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.
 

The purifying properties of Hyssop Essential Oil

Posted: June 21, 2018 by Cristina Proano-Carrion


I’m sure you’ve had at least one of the following experiences:

  • You enter a room, it feels heavy, it’s hard to breathe. Maybe there was a fight, or something strange happened, but you can sense it. You want to get out of that place or “purify” that negative energy.
  • You’re suffering from allergies or have a cold or a sinus infection, and you can’t breathe, your nose and sinuses are stuffed and congested. You feel the urge to look for something that can clean those breathing passages.
  • You try to concentrate, you’re overthinking, you need to clear your mind so that you can be able to focus and be more alert. You need something to clear your mind and help you think better.

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Glossary of Therapeutic Properties

Posted: June 13, 2018 by Cristina Proano-Carrion


I’m sure any times it has been very difficult for you to understand some of the words to describe the properties of essential oils because you don’t come across them in everyday life.
With that in mind, I present you this A-Z Glossary to help you understand some of the technical terms and their corresponding essential oils.

Alterative:
cleanses the blood and corrects impure blood conditions: Carrot seed, Cypress, Grapefruit, Everlasting, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Mandarin, Rosemary.

Analgesic
: reduces pain sensation: BasilBay Laurel, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, German Chamomile, Eucalyptus radiata, Fennel, Fir, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Niaouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Tea Tree.

Antidepressant: lifts the mood. Alleviates depression: Basil, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Litsea Cubeba, Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang

Anti fungal or fungicidal: inhibits mold and fungi growth.  Basil , German Chamomile, Clary Sage, Helichrysum, Fennel, Geranium, Litsea Cubeba, Marjoram, Patchouli, Peppermint, Ravensara, Rosemary, Spearmint, Spruce, Tea Tree

Anti infectious: prevents uptake of infection: Basil, Bay LaurelBergamot, Eucalyptus radiata, Helichrysum, Fennel, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Litsea Cubeba, Marjoram, Niaouli, Patchouli, Pine, Ravensara, Rosemary, Rose, Spruce, Tea Tree, Thyme

Anti inflammatory: helps to reduce and prevent inflammation: BasilGerman Chamomile, Helichrysum, Fennel, Geranium, Lavender, Litsea Cubeba, Niaouli, Patchouli, Peppermint, Ravensara, Rosemary, Rose, Spearmint, Spruce, Tea Tree

Antispasmodic:  prevents and eases spasms and relieves cramps: Basil, Black Pepper, German Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus radiata, Helichrysum, Fennel, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram,Orange, Peppermint, Rose, Spearmint, Spruce, Thyme

Antiseptic:  destroys microbes and prevents their development: Basil, Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Cypress, Helichrysum, Fir, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemongrass, Litsea Cubeba, Marjoram, Niaouli, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Ravensara, Rose, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

Antirheumatic: can relieve rheumatic problems: Black PepperGerman Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Marjoram, Pine, Rosemary,
Thyme.

Aphrodisiac: increases sexual desire: Cinnamon, Jasmine, Patchouli, Rosemary, Rose, Ylang Ylang

Astringent: contracts blood vessels and body tissue: Cedarwood, Cypress, Eucalyptus radiata, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Litsea Cubeba, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rosemary,

Calming: produces a sedative or tranquilizing effect:  Basil, Clary Sage, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Pine

Carminative: relieves flatulence, easing abdominal pain and blotating: Basil, Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, German Chamomile, Cinnamon, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Litsea Cubeba, Marjoram, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme

Cicatrizant: promotes healing of scar tissue: Bergamot, German Chamomile, Eucalyptus radiata, Helichrysum, Frankincense, Lemon, Niaouli, Patchouli, Rosemary, Rose, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Thyme

Cephalic: stimulates and clears the mind: Basil, Cardamom, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint

Cholagogue: Increases the secretion and flow of bile production into the duodenum: Peppermint, Fennel, German Chamomile, Lavender.

Cytophylactic: encourages cell regeneration and growth of skin cells: German Chamomile, Helichrysum, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Rose.

Decongestant: reduces or relieves congestion: German Chamomile, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus radiata, Fennel, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Marjoram, Niaouli, Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Ravensara, Rosemary, Rose

Deodorant: masks or removes unpleasant smells: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus radiata, Fir, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Pine

Diaphoretic: promotes perspiration and by this action restores circulation and dispels fever and chilles while eliminating toxins from the body via the skin: Basil, Cardamom, Cinnamon,  Eucalyptus, Ginger, Rosemary, Thyme

Digestive: aids the digestion of food: Basil, Bay Laurel, Cardamom, German Chamomile, Helichrysum, Fennel, Lavender, Mandarin, Marjoram, Niaouli, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, Rose

Diuretic: promotes the removal of excess water from the water: Cardamom, Cedarwood, Cypress, Eucalyptus radiata, Helichrysum, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Patchouli, Pine, Rosemary, Thyme

Emmenagogue: Promotes and regulates menstruation: Basil, Clary Sage, German Chamomile, Cinnamon, Ginger, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Fennel, Marjoram.

Expectorant: expels mucus in the respiratory system: Basil, Bay Laurel, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus radiata, Helichrysum, Fir, Frankincense, Ginger, Marjoram, Niaouli, Peppermint, Pine, Ravensara, Tea Tree, Thyme

Febrifuge: helps reduce fever: Basil, Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Eucalyptus radiata, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Niaouli, Patchouli, Peppermint, Spruce

Galactagogue: increases the secretion of milk: Fennel, Jasmine, Lemongrass

Hepatic: acts on the liver: Chamomile, Lavender, Geranium, Immortelle, Rosemary, Carrot seed, Peppermint, Cardamom, Ginger, Grapefruit

Hypotensive: reduces blood pressure: Marjoram, Lavender, Litsea Cubeba, Ylang Ylang.

Immune stimulant: stimulates the correct function of the immune system: Cypress, Frankincense, Niaouli, Patchouli, Tea Tree

Nervine: strengthens or tonifies the nerves and nervous system: Bergamot, Lavender, Clary Sage, Geranium, Ylang Ylang.

Rubefacient: a counterirritant producing redness of the skin: Black Pepper, Eucalyptus radiata, Fir, Ginger, Lemon, Niaouli, Pine, Rosemary, Vetiver

Sedative: slows down functional activity and lessens excitement, calming: Bergamot, Cedarwood, German Chamomile, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Jasmine, Lavender, Mandarin, Marjoram, Orange, Patchouli, Rose, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang

Stimulant: increases overall function of the body: Basil, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Fir, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper Berry, Litsea Cubeba, Niaouli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Thyme

Tonic: strengthens and enlivens the body or parts of the body: Basil, Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Cardamom, Clary Sage, Cypress, Helichrysum, Fennel, Ginger, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Litsea Cubeba, Marjoram, Niaouli, Pine, Ravensara, Rosemary, Rose, Spearmint, Spruce, Thyme,Vetiver

Uterine: Tonic to the uterus: Clary Sage, Jasmine, Frankincense, Rose.

Vulnerary:events tissue degeneration and promotes healing of wounds: Bergamot, German Chamomile, Eucalyptus radiata, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Marjoram, Niaouli


© 2018, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC

This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.




Aromatherapy Roll-ons For Your Daily Needs

Posted: April 6, 2018 by Cristina Proano-Carrion


If the popularity of our Headache Begone and Allergy Calm roll-ons is anything to go by, we can safely say that customers love our aromatherapy roll-ons. So to add to that, we created some brand new ones!

Our new range of roll-ons include our most popular essential oil blends that come pre-diluted in nourishing fractionated coconut oil, conveniently packaged in a sleek bottle that you can carry anywhere—at work, when out with friends, while traveling and even in flights. Just keep them in your purse or pocket and get ready to roll!

How do they work?

Apart from inhalation, the benefits of essential oils can also be enjoyed via absorption of the oils through the skin. The rubbing mechanism of aromatherapy roll-ons on pressure points activates the essential oils and stimulates blood circulation in that area. Essential oil molecules are able to pass through the outer epidermal layers, into the capillaries from where they are carried to the brain. The fact that they are also inhaled at the same time, explains the fast-acting nature of essential oil roll-ons.

How to use essential oil roll-ons?

For maximum benefit, it is best to apply aromatherapy roll-ons at the pulse points. The skin here is thin and the blood vessels are closer to the skin, which facilitates easy absorption. To further accentuate the effect, you may keep inhaling the aromatherapy roll-on from your skin or directly from the bottle.

Ready to get started? Try out our Sampler Set of 8 roll-ons, which include all the basic essential oils blends you will need for your day-to-day needs.
Here’s a list of our new roll-ons:

Immune Support Roll-On

Eucalyptus, Niaouli, Pine, Ravensara and Lavender come together to strengthen and support the immune system. Naturally antibacterial and germicidal in nature, this essential oil blend protects you against infections and also works as a decongestant. A necessary addition to your medicine cabinet!

Recommended for: common cold, sinusitis, laryngitis and chronic bronchitis.

Joyful Time Roll-On

With uplifting oils like Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang and May Chang, this blend fights depression, grief and negative emotions. If you are going through challenging times, this oil will help you keep a positive frame of mind, resulting in success at work and in relationships. Happiness is just a sniff away!

Recommended for: nervous breakdown, grief, anxiety and acute depression.

Sleep Time Roll-On

A blend of calming and comforting oils such as Lavender, Mandarin, Sweet Marjoram and Palo Santo, this roll-on is a must-have on your bedside table. The oils work to relieve your daily stresses, easing you into deep and blissful sleep. With regular use, you’ll find yourself sleeping like a baby.

Recommended for: anxiety, stress, insomnia, nervousness and irritability

Energy Roll-On

Bogged down by fatigue? Revitalize yourself with this energizing blend of Rosemary, Litsea Cubeba and Pine essential oils. Use it any time of the day when you feel tiredness creeping in to stay fresh, alert, cheerful and raring to go!

Recommended for: tiredness, nervous exhaustion, mental fatigue

Radiant Roll On

A blessing for women, this roll-on combines Geranium, Clary Sage, Lavender and Grapefruit to help you celebrate your femininity at every phase of your cycle. Right from maintaining hormonal balance, to keeping the mind calm and composed during periods of irritability and moodiness, this oil blend helps open up your heart and bring out your caring, sensitive and nurturing side.

Recommended for: PMS, hormonal imbalance

Romance Roll On

Awaken your sensual side with exotic oils like Cardamom, Grapefruit, Mandarin and Patchouli. The blend enhances your confidence, while at the same time, heightening your sensitivity to sensual stimuli. A combination of potent aphrodisiacs and stimulants, this is one essential oil blend that will get you in the right mood in no time!

Recommended for: low self-confidence, frigidity, performance anxiety

Order your Aromatherapy Roll On Set now and discover the many joys and benefits of aromatherapy, all neatly packaged in cute and convenient roll-on bottles. These aromatherapy blends are safe for all skin types and make for perfect gifts too!

Discover the Amazing Benefits of Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Posted: March 19, 2018 by Cristina Proano-Carrion


The more I explore the properties of carrot seed essential oil and use it in my products, the more I am smitten by its versatility and benefits. It is one of the most nourishing oils for the skin and I have noticed phenomenal results, both in regular skin care regimens as well as the treatment of skin conditions like severe dryness, eczema, infections and allergies. If there is one wonder oil for the skin, my vote would definitely go to this one.

What is Carrot Seed Essential Oil?

Carrot seed oil is derived from the wild carrot plant (also called Dacus carota), which is commonly found in Europe. The small hairy seeds of the plant are crushed and the oil is extracted through the process of steam distillation. Carrot seed oil stimulates cell renewal and also stimulates the sweat and sebaceous glands, which is of particular benefit to mature, dry skin and dry hair. [1]

How to use Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Mostly popular as a skin care oil, carrot seed essential oil is rather underrated when it comes to therapeutic benefits. Here are some ways you can use this oil in your daily self-care regimen.

For Skin Care: Carrot seed essential oil has excellent regenerative properties which lends elasticity and tone to wrinkled and ageing skin. It also helps in providing relief from burns, skin rashes, sun damage, ulcers, dermatitis and skin discoloration. Simply mix a couple of drops of carrot seed essential oil to your regular serum or moisturizer and apply all over your face and body. This is a quick and simple way to enhance your skin care regimen and maintain youthful, healthy skin in all seasons.

As a Liver Tonic: Carrot Seed Essential Oil is very effective as a hepatic and helps detoxify the liver. When used after a severe bout of hepatitis or drug toxicity, it helps regenerate the liver cells. Combine 1 tablespoon of Carrier Oil with 5 drops of carrot seed oil and apply to abdomen area twice a day.

As a Diuretic:  Toxins and hormonal imbalances in the body can cause swelling and water retention, leading to bloating and discomfort. Carrot seed essential oil is a safe and natural diuretic which improves renal function and helps expel excess water from the tissues. This property of the oil also makes it useful in the management of urinary tract infections. Combine 1 tablespoon of Carrier Oil with 3 drops of Carrot Seed essential oil and 2 drops of Fennel essential oil. Apply on lower back and lower abdomen.

For Emotional Wellbeing: Inhaling carrot seed oil induces a feeling of calmness and confidence. It heightens perception and intuition, thus setting you up for a beautiful journey of self-discovery. Since it connects your energy to the root chakra, it helps you feel more grounded and aware of yourself. With the use of this oil, you will also find yourself becoming more empathetic and compassionate towards others.[2]

Apart from these, there are several other therapeutic uses of Carrot Seed Essential Oil, some of which are listed as follows:

  • Helps relieve menstrual cramps and other symptoms of PMS. Also useful in regulating hormones during menopause.
  • Controls hypertension.
  • Provides relief from flatulence and indigestion.

I have used Carrot Seed Essential Oil for many of my clients and they are full of praises for its versatility and various health benefits. Best of all, it is mild, safe and smells heavenly! Do try it out and let me know how you feel about it.
References:
[1] Aromatherapy Handbook for Beauty, Hair, and Skin Care by Erich Keller
[2] Vibrational Healing: Revealing the Essence of Nature through Aromatherapy and Essential Oils by Deborah Eidson

Argan Hair Elixir: Aromatherapy for Hair Loss

Posted: March 12, 2018 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Essential Oils for Hair Loss


There are many products and formulas out in the market that promise a miracle cure for baldness, but so far, none of them have been proved to be successful. That’s only because of one reason—there is no quick fix for baldness.

Baldness (or Alopecia Areata) is a condition that affects men as well as women, although the pattern may be different. Once hair is lost, there is little chance that it will grow back.  However, with care and proper treatment, it is possible to keep the remaining hair healthy and slow down further hair loss. In some cases, if the hair follicle is still alive, some hair might even grow back.

How Argan Hair Elixir for Hair Loss Works

The most effective way to nourish the hair follicles is to promote blood circulation around the scalp. While this is usually done by massaging the scalp with nutritive vegetable oils, research has shown that the effectiveness of the treatment is significantly enhanced when therapeutic essential oils for hair loss are added to the carrier oil. 

ARGAN HAIR ELIXIR FOR HAIR LOSS is a holistic hair solution that combines the most effective oils that are known to stimulate hair growth and keep the follicles healthy.

Argan Oil: strengthens the hair follicle, promotes hair growth and fights hair loss by keeping the hair and scalp in a naturally healthy condition.

Golden Jojoba Oil: very effective in the treatment of hair loss, dandruff and damaged/brittle hair.

Rosemary: helps prevent thinning of hair, loss or change of hair color, and dandruff.

Clary Sage: vitalizes the scalp and helps in treating dandruff.

Lavender: a potent anti-bacterial and fungicidal, it regularizes sebum production in the scalp thus preventing dandruff and scalp infections.

Lemon: reduces sebum production, stimulates circulation and relieves itchy scalp conditions.

Thyme: has natural healing properties and helps keep the scalp healthy and free of infections.

How to Use Argan Hair Elixir for Hair Loss

It is important to note that when it comes to hair loss, no treatment can yield quick results. To be able to see any visible improvement, you have to use the correct combination of essential oils for hair loss, and be patient and consistent with the treatment for at least four months.

  • Pump Hair Elixir into your palms 2 or 3 times. Work into roots and through hair, focusing on the affected area before applying it to the rest of the scalp.
  • Massage your scalp for 5 minutes and leave the Elixir on overnight. Use it the night before you wash your hair.
  • When shampooing, use a hypoallergenic, sulfate free shampoo. To further enhance the efficacy of the product, you can add add 15 drops each of Lavender, Rosemary, Grapefruit, Cypress essential oils to your unscented, detergent free shampoo.
  • Stick to this process for at least 3 months.

If you have been looking to use essential oils for hair loss, try the Argan Hair Elixir, and tell us how it helped you.
References:
Aromatherapy A Complete Guide to The Healing Art by Kathy Keville and Mindy Green
The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, Revised and Expanded: Over 800 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health, Beauty, and Safe Home and Work Environments Paperback – November 15, 2016 by Valerie Ann Worwood  
Aromatherapy Handbook for Beauty, Hair and Skin Care by Erich Keller  

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Aromatherapy

Posted: February 7, 2018 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

For thousands of years, people have used scents and aromas for love and sensuality. Nature’s essential oils have been used to heal the body, enhance life, evoke memories and seduce,  In this Valentine’s Day, let us help you create the perfect stage for romance.

How it works

Aromatic molecules are inhaled and carried to the olfactory membrane, the place from where millions of nerve endings send signals to the brain. The scents are analyzed in different centers of the brain for memories and emotional and sexual responses. There’s a logical explanation for scent’s powerful effect on romance: there are studies that show that essential oils can act directly on the limbic system of the brain, the center of our emotions, memories and sexual behavior.
Essential oils can affect your mood, emotional fulfillment and desires. The use of essential oils can help enhance self-confidence, radiate vibrancy, and increase sensitivity. Some essential oils can be stimulants, others aphrodisiacs, others euphoric or sedative. Their scents stimulate the mood and psyche creating erotic sensations and awakening desire.

Essential oils in our Romance Essential Oil, Body Oil and Roll-On

CARDAMOM – Its aroma helps clear the mind and stimulates the appetite for love. Spicy and profoundly sensual in nature.
PATCHOULI – Voluptuous, evident, suggestive. Reaches deep into the emotions and helps to decrease inhibition and to enable communication between partners.
GRAPEFRUIT – Instills confidence and positivity. It’s tart scent invites playfulness and brightens up the day.
MANDARIN – Fresh, young and playful. Mandarin adds joy and lightness to any aromatherapy blend.

How to set the stage for Romance

Romantic Ambiance: Preparing your space carefully can help ensure a peaceful and romantic evening or afternoon, one that is certain not to be forgotten for some time to come. Fill diffuser cup with water and add up to 10 drops of Romance Essential Oil Blend.
Romantic Bath:
A soothing bath is the perfect prelude to your date. Fill bath with warm water, mix 1 tablespoon of Romance Body Oil and 1/2 cup of sea salts and bathe by candlelight.
Sensual Massage
: Massage is a gift of intimacy that will help to incorporate communication, love and care. It’s the perfect time to listen carefully to the needs and wishes of your partner. Apply small amounts of Romance Body Oil to the areas of the body you want to work, and enjoy.

Nothing like using essential oils tol help rekindle the love in your life and bring out the sensual romantic in you. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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