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.
[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.
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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Essential Oils For Scrapes and Wounds

Posted: January 2, 2018 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

On New Year’s Eve I fell and scraped my face and knees on the cement. Fortunately I have my essential oils on hand. I immediately have applied the following blend of essential oil for scrapes and wounds. Although the skin is scraped, there’s hardly any hematoma, and that’s because I acted very quickly and applied the oils immediately.
I have used this aromatherapy blend before when my son was little and it always worked wonders.


Add the following essential oil to 1 oz Golden Jojoba Oil
5 drops Frankincense
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Helichrysum


FRANKINCENSE: Is well known in skin care for its cicatrisant (promotes the formation of scar tissue) and cytophylactic (encourages growth of skin cells) properties.  Recommended for scars, wounds and wrinkles. It is also used for raw, chapped skin, hand care and mature skin.
LAVENDER: Analgesic (eases the pain), anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and cicatrisant. Its rejuvenating properties make it useful for itchy skin, hand care, cracked skin, bruises, wounds and burns.
HELICHRYSUM: It is recommended where there is inflamed tissue which needs to be calmed down and regenerated. It has anti-inflammatory properties and it’s very useful for bruises, chapped skin and hematomas.
JOJOBA: Forms a fine, protective, non greasy film.  The skin becomes silky and soft.
I will apply this blend twice a day and I’ll keep you posted on the results. 

The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D
Aromatherapy Handbook for Beauty, Hair and Skin Care by Erich Keller
The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy by Salvatore Battaglia

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The Reinvigorating New Year’s Bath Ritual

Posted: December 30, 2017 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

I’m not the most superstitious person, but I have one ritual I go through with every New Year’s that I truly believe in. Every New Year’s eve or during the first 2 weeks in January  I take a ritual bath with essential oils, candles, and music. It has helped me reset my life, plan my future, overcome fear, and ease my mind going forward into the new year.

Without sounding too esoteric, I do believe that this bath can be extremely beneficial to help us achieve those things we are looking for be it a new or better relationship, a new job or more business, or a “cleanse” of the old things that hurt us in the past.Read more

My 5 Most Vital Aromatherapy Books

Posted: December 14, 2017 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Here is a list of the most informative aromatherapy books you need to have in your library. If you want to use essential oils for your personal use, or professionally, I highly recommend theses books to keep next to you for a quick reference. They also make great holiday gifts!

1. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit: Restoring Emotional and Mental Balance with Essential Oils by Gabriel Mojay

I took Aromatherapy Books: Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirita class with Gabriel Mojay in 2002, bought his book, and ever since, I have been using it as a reference, almost every day! Gabriel Mojay combines his great knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Aromatherapy and helps you understand the underlying causes of several physical and mental ailments. Even if you are a stranger to Oriental medicine, you will find it quite reader-friendly owing to the high quality illustrations on massage and acupuncture.
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The Transeasonal Wonder of Basil Essential Oil

Posted: November 2, 2017 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Basil Linalol Essential Oil

In India, basil was so revered that they dedicated it to Vishnu, a Hindu God, and is regarded as the reincarnation of Vishnu’s wife, Lashkimi, the goddess of fortune and beauty. Indeed, the plant and basil essential oil deserve all the adoration it receives due to its powerful effects that can be both beneficial to your body as well as your mind.
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Essential Oils for the Unexpected Events

Posted: August 11, 2017 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Essential Oils For Grief

Not all our experiences in life are joyful. Sometimes, the unexpected happens, like the passing away of a close family member. Recently, a friend of mines mother passed away and I didn’t know how I could help her with the grieving process. So, I turned to my books and realized that there were many oils that could help her handle these extreme emotions that come with uninvited events.

There are other emotions that people may experience during the grieving process such as remorse or even guilt. The essential oils meant for dealing with extreme sadness reach into the depths of our personal emotions and feelings. They help you feel safe and balanced.Read more

Aromatherapy Massage — It’s Truly a Full-Body Treatment!

Posted: June 5, 2017 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Science has confirmed numerous times what your muscles already knew — there are few things that feel better than a massage.  The right touch can lead to big physical benefits, including lower blood pressure, better sleep, and a stronger immune system.  Some hospitals even use massage as a go-to treatment for helping their patients relax, relieving their insomnia, and minimizing their pain.

As an added benefit, easing away all of that muscular tension can also reduce the tension in your mind.  Neuropsychology experts say that a lack of physical touch can lead to depression, aggression, and hyperactivity.  In fact, a good massage can have such a strong impact on your mental well-being that it’s the one instance where you’ll gladly be touched by someone who you don’t know very well (or at all!).

But as powerful as the physical and emotional benefits can be, there’s a way to make your next massage even better — by turning it into an aromatherapy massage. Read more


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