Just because it’s almost Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you have to run out and get the same ol’ boring roses and sugary chocolate you get every year. Luckily, though, you don’t have to be a creativity wizard to come up with a great gift. I’ve done all the thinking for you, and I’m more than willing to let you take the credit for it!
If you want to give your sweetie a special Valentine’s surprise, tap into the power of these products:
Romance Essential Oil
This blend will push all the stress out of your sweetie’s mind and invigorate the senses so that you can both take full advantage of every single second of Valentine’s Day. Romance Essential Oil
Romance Massage Oil
Why not kick up the sensory stimulation with a nice massage?! This sensual massage oil offers the same essential oils as Romance Blend, but it can be applied directly to the skin. That way, your sweetie gets to be pampered, and you both get to enjoy the invigorating scent. Romance Massage Oil
Roses and Chocolate Perfume Oil
This is the ONLY way you should be using roses and chocolate this Valentine’s Day! This perfume blend smells sweet and elegant — making it the perfect way for your sweetie to feel a little more glamorous on the most romantic day of the year. Roses and Chocolate Perfume Oil
Wise Woman Perfume Oil
A truly wise woman knows how great it is to be pampered, and the essential oils in this perfume blend will make her feel that way. The combination of exotic oils will make your sweetie feel more passionate, more in touch with her senses, and more relaxed — the perfect combination for a great Valentine’s Day! Wise Woman Perfume Oil
Mr. Romantic Perfume Oil
The right scents don’t just work wonders for women; they’re a great mood booster for men, too! Whether you want your sweetie to feel strong enough to sweep you off your feet, or you want to give a single guy friend some added confidence this Valentine’s Day, this will definitely do it. Mr. Romantic Perfume Oil
If you’d rather focus your efforts on one specific essential oil — instead of a pre-prepared blend — here are my Valentine’s favorites:
The sweet scent will instantly chase away any anxious thoughts so that you can concentrate fully on your sweetie. It’s also a great aphrodisiac! Jasmine Absolute
The essential oil will come with a much stronger scent than a bouquet of roses will, and that’s a good thing! After all, the scent of rose makes you feel more passionate and more willing to open your heart — the perfect feelings for Valentine’s Day. Rose Absolute
Whether your sweetie is stressed out, anxious, frustrated, or cranky, ylang ylang essential oil will chase all of the bad emotions away and leave your sweetie feeling downright euphoric and ready to enjoy a fun day. Ylang Ylang
It has a strong scent, but it also creates some strong emotions. Specifically, patchouli eliminates stress and anxiety and replaces them with sensual, passionate feelings. If you’re looking for a strong aphrodisiac, this is it! Patchouli
I love cardamom because the scent just makes you enjoy life. If you’re looking for a great way to help your sweetie stop sweating the small stuff, this essential oil is the perfect Valentine’s gift. That’s a gift any hard-working Valentine will appreciate! Cardamom
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Have you figured out what to do for Valentine’s Day yet?
This holiday can be tricky! Getting a card and some flowers seems so cliché, but you have no idea what to do to be original. People are always asking me how to use aromatherapy for romance and sexuality, and I figured this is the perfect time of year to share some tips with you!!
This is a great essential oil for your libido, because it awakens your senses. It will make you forget all about how tired and weary you are so that you can concentrate all of your efforts on a night of sensuality: Basil Essential Oil
Just like it spices up your food, it also spices up your sex life! This oil is warm and spicy, making it perfect for rekindling lost passion. If you feel like you and your partner have fallen into a sexual rut, this aphrodisiac will make you remember all of those hot sparks you had at the beginning of your relationship — back when everything was new and exciting. Black Pepper Essential Oil
ginger and cardamom
Ginger and Cardamom are warm, arousing, and inviting. They are also spicy oils. In fact, the great physician Avicenna was singing Ginger’s praises more than a thousand years ago! He said it was perfect for increasing circulation and, thus, creating more powerful erections. Ginger Essential OilCardamom Essential Oil
If you’re looking for an erotic essential oil that can help you relax and enjoy a sensual night, look no further! Clary sage will eliminate all of your stress, help you calm down, and even lower your inhibitions so that you have the courage to try out something new in the bedroom. Clary Sage Essential Oil
You’ve probably smelled Jasmine flowers before. They bloom at night and create a sweet scent that’s a perfect aphrodisiac. When used in essential oil form, Jasmine can make you remember all of those old romantic feelings you once had. It will soothe your anxiety, make you feel calm, and make both you and your partner more seductive. Jasmine Absolute
With its musky, earthy scent, Patchouli rose in popularity during the 1960’s — back when hippies were all about free love. Patchouli has a strong scent, so test it out first to make sure you and your partner both like it. If you do, you’ll find that your inhibitions are lowered, your mind will be clearer, and you’ll feel confident enough to discuss all of your physical and emotional desires. Patchouli Essential Oil
Interestingly, Patchouli can create an entirely different mood depending on how you use it. A small amount will have a sedative-like effect, while larger amounts will do the exact opposite and stimulate your senses.
Ever watch your partner when you give her a bouquet of roses? One sniff, and she’s more emotional, more tender, and more filled with love. Legend has it that Cleopatra first made love to Mark Anthony on a carpet buried one inch deep in rose petals, and amazingly, Rose oil can have an even more intense effect! It’s a powerful aphrodisiac that eliminates any painful feelings, while making you feel warmer and more intimate. Rose Absolute
Rose an especially potent essential oil for the female libido, so if you want to help your wife relax and get in the mood, this is a great tool to do it!
If you’re looking for a sweet essential oil that increases your libido, Ylang ylang is the perfect choice! It’s long been a favorite of honeymooners because it eliminates anxiety and performance issues. In addition to stimulating your senses, Ylang ylang will also open up your heart — making you more willing to express your emotions and your deepest thoughts. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Have you picked out a few favorites?
Good! Now let’s talk about putting them to good use!
You’ve got two options for using these essential oils to boost your romance and sexuality — you can diffuse them in an aromatherapy burner, or you can use them to make your own massage oils.
Here are some massage oil recipes that I love, because each one creates a distinct mood.
At the first sign of a cold or flu, soak your feet, up to your ankles, in hot water. Mix 10 drops of Immune Support essential oil with ½ cup of Epsom salts and add it to the water.
rub your feet to sleep
If you are prone to insomnia, rub Sleep Time body oil onto the soles of your feet, then put on a pair of cozy socks and rest with a hot water bottle on your abdomen until you doze off
take a breath break
The best way to stay healthy is to keep breathing! Stand with your feet a little wider than hip-width. Put 3 drops of Winter Blend essential oil into the palm of your hand, rub hands together and breathe deeply. Do this for 10 breaths. It’s a quick energizer.
spruce up your shower
After you are done showering turn off the water and put 1 teaspoon of Adrenal Support Body Oil on your hands. The essential oils in this blend – Pine, Rosemary and Litsea Cubeba, are energizing, could help protect your immune system and they support the adrenal glands, which suffer when we get tired from the winter weather and lack of light. Spread the oil all over your skin from head to toe (except the mucous membranes).
relax from head to toe
The people who get sick in the winter are those who are stressed out. To stay healthy, make an effort to activate the relaxation response every single day.
When you get home, burn 6 drops of either Alegria (JOY) essential oil in your aromatherapy burner.
People are always asking me for essential oil advice, and this time of year, many of them are begging for a solution to their dry skin, hair, and nails. So, I came up with a recipe that could eliminate all of those winter weather woes.
The secret ingredient? Coconut oil!
Here’s what makes it so great:
– It’s a powerful moisturizer
Without getting too technical, coconut oil’s chemical composition gives it the power to penetrate your skin much deeper than other moisturizers can. It goes so deep that it can actually strengthen your tissues — instead of just leaving a greasy layer of film on your skin.
– It sloughs away dead skin cells
After you rub it in, your skin will look soft, smooth, and radiant — instead of dry and flaky. Best of all, it does all of this without any harsh scrubbing!
– It’s not just good for skin
Coconut oil can have the same super-hydrating effects on your nails and hair.
But as powerful as coconut oil is, my moisturizer recipe harnesses the power of a few different essential oils. That way, you can see a variety of great results.
Rose absolute is a great emollient, meaning that it will make your skin super soft and supple.
Orange is particularly good at soothing extra-dry skin, so it’s the perfect choice for anyone who’s dealt with a harsh winter.
Frankincense actually stimulates your skin to create new cells — and those new cells look and feel a whole lot better than the old ones! It also fights off inflammation that makes your skin look and feel uncomfortable.
Once you blend everything together (and store it in an air-tight container) here’s the best way to use it:
– Exfoliate first
Coconut oil penetrates deep into your skin, but give it a helping hand by exfoliating dead cells beforehand. Mix a tablespoon of this moisturizer with a tablespoon of sugar to create an all-natural body scrub!
– Incorporate it into your bath routine
Massage this mixture into your hair before you wash it. Then, apply it to your skin and nails after you bathe — while they’re still warm and soft — so that it absorbs even better. Feel free to use it in place of your regular facial moisturizer, too.
As much fun as it is to deck the halls and unwrap presents, the holiday season can also be incredibly stressful. Between finding time to bake gooey goodies, buying budget-friendly gifts, and entertaining countless family members, it’s no wonder you’re feeling frazzled!
Luckily, though, the right aromatherapy regimen can get you through it. Here’s what I recommend doing to eliminate all of that holiday stress:
A little bit of fresh air can go a long way — especially when you combine it with the right essential oils! Squeeze a drop of Eucalyptus radiata or Winter Blend (with Eucalyptus, Lavender and Grapefruit essential oils) onto your scarf, and head outside for a 10 minute walk. As you breathe deeply, you’ll start to feel more positivity. That’s because eucalyptus physically and emotionally opens up your chest, so you’ll get even more of that awesome fresh air than you would otherwise. And, because eucalyptus is a proven mood-booster, it will quickly knock out your stress. It’s a powerful 1-2 punch!
2. Take a bath
Does anything feel better after a long, stressful, cold day than a warm bath? No way! But to get the most out of your bath, add 1/4 cup of heavy cream (yes the whipping kind) to the water with 10 drops of essential oils. This is the best way to soak away all of the stress. I like to call it “cleaning your heart”!
You can take this bath time indulgence a step further by choosing an the essential oil blend that’s right for you. For example, ENERGIA is great for soothing sore muscles, while ALEGRIA is especially uplifting. SLEEP TIME is the perfect way to help us have a restful sleep, and WINTER BLEND can open up your sinuses as you fight off those pesky winter germs. Or, if you want to turn bath time into couple’s time, opt for ROMANCE No matter which one you choose, all of your holiday stress will go right down the drain!
3. Keep your energy level high
Sounds easier said than done, right?! Luckily, though, having enough energy to survive the holidays is as easy as misting your face. I created ALERTA body mist to be a pick-me-up that works in seconds. No matter how busy you are this holiday season, you’ve got a few spare seconds! ALERTA is made with peppermint, spearmint, cardamom, and rosemary, so it can stimulate both mind and body. Personally, I use it all the time — like while I’m driving, cooking, and working. That way, I have all the energy I need, without filling my body up with caffeine-laden coffee.
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People are always asking me if there’s a certain scent that will make their customers more willing to spend money. The answer I always give? There’s no such thing as a “magic potion”, but certain scents CAN make your business more welcoming — and the more welcoming your storefront is, the more comfortable people will be making purchases there.
After all, isn’t your goal to give customers a place to go where they can disconnect from the outside world and focus on products that make their lives better in some way? Exposing them to a particular scent is a great way to do that!
Additionally, studies have shown that a distinct scent can make your business more memorable. In one study, people were able to recall specific scents with 65% accuracy after an entire year had gone by. When it comes to photos and other visual images, they were only able to recall with 50% accuracy after a year had gone by. Bottom line — if you want people to remember you, you’ve got to tap into the power of scent!
So, which scents are best?
Before we talk about that, we need to address an important point — there is a HUGE difference between essential oils and synthetic fragrances! Synthetic fragrances are made with various chemicals — instead of anything that’s actually found in nature — which means they can be dangerous. The last thing you need is for a customer to have an asthma attack or break out in a rash because you sprayed some fake scent into the air!
Essential oils, on the other hand, are natural compounds that come from plants’ roots, stems, flowers, bark, and seeds. They don’t have any toxins or synthetic additives in them — meaning that if you want to tap into your customers’ sense of smell safely, you need to use essential oils.
So, which essential oils are most likely to bring you more business?
That depends on the mood you’re trying to create!
I always tell my clients that they should aim for an uplifting, relaxing atmosphere. If you select essential oils that have calming or sedative properties, your employees may feel too sluggish to do their best, and your customers may feel too listless to actually buy anything!
But by creating an environment that’s relaxing and uplifting, your customers can experience a bunch of feel-good emotions — while also feeling comfortable enough to take their time inspecting your products and making purchases. Sounds like the perfect way to make more money, right?!
Here are some essential oils that will create that perfect atmosphere:
Cinnamon — which needs to be used in moderation because it’s so powerful. I also love mixing 2 drops of Cinnamon oil with 10 drops of Orange because they complement each other so well!
Clary Sage and Ylang Ylang — both of which can eliminate feelings of jealousy and envy. That way, both your customers and your employees will be in a better mood, which will lead to an all-around more positive environment. That’s a great way to boost your sales!
Spruce — especially during the winter season. It will help your customers feel more grounded and slightly calmer, which comes in handy on those cold, dark days and during the holiday shopping rush!
And, as an added benefit, essential oils have antiseptic properties. So, by burning them or putting them in a diffuser, you’ll actually help ward off germs. Imagine how much better your business would perform if your employees weren’t constantly getting a case of the sniffles!
How to use them
Use an aromatherapy burner, fill the bowl with warm water and add a total of 5-15 drops. Keep burner on for a couple of hours a day.
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Thanksgiving is supposed to be a chance for all of us to take a pause from our hectic lives and give thanks for the important things in life. Unfortunately, though, Thanksgiving actually causes MORE stress for a lot of people!
When you think about it, that makes perfect sense. The weather is changing, you’re anxious about hosting a bunch of people and cooking a big meal, and your daily routine temporarily goes by the wayside. No wonder you’re stressed out!
So, how do you get rid of all that stress?
With the right essential oils!
I know how you’re feeling. I’ll be spending Thanksgiving abroad with family this year. Other years, I’m in charge of hosting. Either way, it’s stressful! That’s why I came up with an essential oil regimen that can help you in any Thanksgiving-induced situation:
– If you’re traveling…
Traveling either by car or plane means having to deal with confined spaces — the perfect breeding ground for germs! Plus, the change in air can send your respiratory system over the edge. If you don’t want to battle a stuffy nose while you give thanks, you need Aromandina’s Immune Support Essential Oil Blend. Made with Eucalyptus radiata, Tea Tree, Ravensara and other oils, this blend can help you fight off germs and give your respiratory system the strength it needs to adapt to changes. If you prefer to use single oils, try Niaouli,Bay Laurel or Peppermint oils.
Personally, I love adding a few drops of this blend onto a tissue and breathing it in. Sometimes, I’ll even put a couple of drops onto a light bulb in my hotel room. The heat from the bulb will evaporate the oils and send them into the air — purifying it in the process!
– If you’re playing hostess…
You need plenty of energy to cook a great Thanksgiving dinner and make your guests feel welcome. Luckily, that’s why I created Aromandina’s Energia Essential Oil Blend! Made with Rosemary, Litsea Cubeba and Pine, it can actually help restore your adrenal glands so that you don’t feel sluggish and exhausted. Put a few drops onto a washcloth while you’re in the shower, and hold it up to your chest. Take a few deep breaths, and you’ll instantly feel more alert!
If you want that great feeling to extend into the kitchen, tap into the power of citrus. Citrus essential oils — like Lemon, Grapefruit, and Bergamot — make you feel more relaxed, without slowing you down. That’s why I used them to create Aromandina’s Citrus Delight Essential Oil Blend. Put 15 drops into a bowl of hot water, put the bowl on your aromatherapy burner, and you’ll literally have good vibes floating through the air! That way, you’ll feel good enough to power through all of that cooking, and your guests will feel relaxed and welcomed, too.
Speaking of feeling welcomed, I actually created Aromandina’s Alegria Blend to help hostesses make their guests feel at home! It’s made with welcoming scents like Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang and Litsea Cubeba. If you prefer single oils, other uplifting oils are Spearmint, Lemongrass, Cinnamon and Orange to name a few. The scents of these beautiful essential oils can actually make you feel euphoric and eliminate jealousy and envy — so no matter how obnoxious your Aunt Margie is, you won’t be stressed out!
– If you’ve eaten too much…
Hey, we’ve all been there! You want to enjoy all of the Thanksgiving goodies, but you wind up overdoing it. Instead of feeling awful while your body tries to digest everything, give yourself some relief with aromatherapy.
Certain oils — like Ginger, Orange, Cardamom, Rosemary and Spearmint — are known as “digestive oils” because they control flatulence and help eliminate that uncomfortable stuffed feeling. Personally, when I go a little overboard at the dinner table, I lightly massage a little bit of Aromandina’s Digestive Body Oil over my abdomen. It’s made with those digestive oils, so it can give you quick relief.
See? A little bit of aromatherapy can go a long way! Use Aromandina’s products to eliminate stress, and you’ll be able to have the best Thanksgiving ever!
I was looking at the search engine terms that are used to find my blog, and found one very interesting: “does aromatherapy work if you can’t smell”.
That’s a question I have asked myself for years. I have seen elderly people who have lost their sense of smell, improving their sleeping patterns or their general mood by receiving a topical application of essential oils diluted in a carrier oil. I did know that essential oils were still working, producing great benefits on their general wellbeing, but I lacked the information to explain why aromatherapy still worked if you can’t smell . Imagine my joy, when I found this article on the New York Times!
When we think of olfactory organs, we obviously think of the nose. But your skin, heart, liver and even your brain possess an astounding number of olfactory receptors. A team of German biologists have been able to establish that these receptors fit with their respective odor molecules like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle and set a whole chain of biochemical processes in motion, which in turn are responsible for healing, metabolism and other physiological functions. This finding alone has the potential to explain how and why certain scents affect our mind and body.
Smell is one of the oldest human faculties, yet it was one of the last to be understood by scientists. It was not until the early 1990s that biologists first described the inner workings of olfactory receptors — the chemical sensors in our noses — in a discovery that won a Nobel Prize.
Since then, the plot has thickened. Over the last decade or so, scientists have discovered that odor receptors are not solely confined to the nose, but found throughout body — in the liver, the heart, the kidneys and even sperm — where they play a pivotal role in a host of physiological functions.
Now, a team of biologists at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany has found that our skin is bristling with olfactory receptors. “More than 15 of the olfactory receptors that exist in the nose are also found in human skin cells,” said the lead researcher, Dr. Hanns Hatt. Not only that, but exposing one of these receptors (colorfully named OR2AT4) to a synthetic sandalwood odor known as Sandalore sets off a cascade of molecular signals that appears to induce healing in injured tissue.
In a series of human tests, skin abrasions healed 30 percent faster in the presence of Sandalore, a finding the scientists think could lead to cosmetic products for aging skin and to new treatments to promote recovery after physical trauma.
The presence of scent receptors outside the nose may seem odd at first, but as Dr. Hatt and others have observed, odor receptors are among the most evolutionarily ancient chemical sensors in the body, capable of detecting a multitude of compounds, not solely those drifting through the air.
“If you think of olfactory receptors as specialized chemical detectors, instead of as receptors in your nose that detect smell, then it makes a lot of sense for them to be in other places,” said Jennifer Pluznick, an assistant professor of physiology at Johns Hopkins University who in 2009 found that olfactory receptors help control metabolic function and regulate blood pressure in the kidneys of mice.
Think of olfactory receptors as a lock-and-key system, with an odor molecule the key to the receptor’s lock. Only certain molecules fit with certain receptors. When the right molecule comes along and alights on the matching receptor, it sets in motion an elaborate choreography of biochemical reactions. Inside the nose, this culminates in a nerve signal being sent to brain, which we perceive as odor. But the same apparatus can fulfill other biological functions as well.
Dr. Hatt was one of the first scientists to study these functions in detail. In a study published in 2003, he and his colleagues reported that olfactory receptors found inside the testes function as a kind of chemical guidance system that enables sperm cells to find their way toward an unfertilized egg, giving new meaning to the notion of sexual chemistry.
He has since identified olfactory receptors in several other organs, including the liver, heart, lungs, colon and brain. In fact, genetic evidence suggests that nearly every organ in the body contains olfactory receptors.
“I’ve been arguing for the importance of these receptors for years,” said Dr. Hatt, who calls himself an ambassador of smell, and whose favorite aromas are basil, thyme and rosemary. “It was a hard fight.”
But researchers have gradually awakened to the biological importance of these molecular sniffers and the promise they hold for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
The same year, Grace Pavlath, a biologist at Emory University, published a study on olfactory receptors in skeletal muscles. She found that bathing the receptors in Lyral, a synthetic fragrance redolent of lily of the valley, promoted the regeneration of muscle tissue. Blocking these receptors (by neutralizing the genes that code for them), on the other hand, was found to inhibit muscular regeneration, suggesting that odor receptors are a necessary component of the intricate biochemical signaling system that causes stem cells to morph into muscles cells and replace damaged tissue.
“This was totally unexpected,” Dr. Pavlath said. “When we were doing this, the idea that olfactory receptors were involved in tissue repair was not out there.” No doubt, few scientists ever imagined that a fragrance sold at perfume counters would possess any significant medical benefits.
But it may not be all that surprising. Olfactory receptors are the largest subset of G protein-coupled receptors, a family of proteins, found on the surface of cells, that allow the cells to sense what is going on around them. These receptors are a common target for drugs — 40 percent of all prescription drugs reach cells via GPCRs — and that augurs well for the potential of what might be called scent-based medicine.
But because of the complexity of the olfactory system, this potential may still be a long way off. Humans have about 350 different kinds of olfactory receptors, and that is on the low end for vertebrates. (Mice, and other animals that depend heavily on their sense of smell for finding food and evading predators, have more than 1,000.)
Despite recent advances, scientists have matched just a handful of these receptors to the specific chemical compounds they detect — an effort further complicated by the fact that many scent molecules may activate the same receptor and, conversely, multiple receptors often react to the same scent. Little is still known about what most of these receptors do — or, for that matter, how they ended up scattered throughout the body in the first place.
Nor is it even clear that olfactory receptors have their evolutionary origins in the nose. “They’re called olfactory receptors because we found them in the nose first,” said Yehuda Ben-Shahar, a biologist at Washington University in St. Louis who published a paper this year on olfactory receptors in the human lung, which he found act as a safety switch against poisonous compounds by causing the airways to constrict when we inhale noxious substances. “It’s an open question,” he said, “as to which evolved first.”
One of the most common methods of use of essential oils is by topical application. Essential oils are very powerful, concentrated and fairly expensive. When using them topically on your skin, you do need to mix them with a carrier oil.
What is a Carrier Oil?
A carrier oil is a cold pressed vegetable oil that ‘carry” essential oils into the body. They help to dilute and spread essential oils over the body in a controlled way. In aromatherapy we only use cold pressed vegetable oils, animal fats and mineral oils are never used.
There are numerous vegetable oils which can be used as carrier oils such as olive oil, grape seed, almond, sunflower, etc. The problem with these oils is that they tend to oxidize in a fairly short time, leaving an unpleasant rancid smell.
For our Aromandina Body Oils we carefully looked for the best vegetable oils in which to put our high quality essential oils. We also wanted our base oil to have a longer shelf life and therapeutic properties. We came up with a specific blend of fractionated coconut oil, golden jojoba and calophyllum inophyllum. This blend is absorbed quickly by the skin and it doesn’t leave it greasy or sticky.
You can apply any of our Body Oils directly on the skin or dilute your essential oils and essential oil blends in our Therapeutic Carrier Oil.
Ingredients in the Therapeutic Carrier Oil and Body Oils:
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Fine, nourishing therapeutic carrier oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil is separated out from whole coconut oil to produce a superior carrier oil that won’t go rancid. The non-chemical separation process leaves no toxic residues to worry about. Benefits: • Remains liquid even at very low temperatures • Infinite shelf life, never goes rancid • Ideal for massage therapy – absorbs more readily into the skin • Does not stain massage table sheets • Is the lightest of all the carrier oils • Leaves skin feeling silky smooth – no greasy feeling • Colorless and odorless
Therapeutic Carrier Oil with Well-Known Healing Qualities
Calophyllum Inophyllum, also known as Foraha or Tamanu Oil, is renowned for its remarkable healing properties. It has been shown to aid healing of wounds, including severe cuts and burns, and acts as an effective germicide to kill or prevent infection.
Benefits: • Rejuvenating to mature skin • Anti-inflammatory • Assists with pain relief • Speeds healing with cuts and burns • Relieves sunburn • Very effective on dry or scaly skin
Golden Jojoba Oil
Rich, nourishing therapeutic body oil
Jojoba is a botanical extract of the seed of the jojoba tree. One thing that is interesting about it is that it isn’t actually an oil, but rather a liquid wax. Jojoba oil resembles the sebum of our own skin so it makes a superb moisturizer and is suitable for all skin types. It unclogs the pores and, in so doing, makes the skin free from impurities. This rich, golden oil actually seals moisture in; it is, after all, what helps the jojoba desert plant survive long summer droughts
Stress bombards us on a daily basis. Whether you’re stressed out over that big work project, something your kids did, or the mess in the kitchen, it’s a miserable way to live. You wind up feeling exhausted, getting a headache, and even suffering tummy troubles.
Luckily, though, there’s an easy way to knock stress right out of your life — aromatherapy!
People are constantly asking me which essential oils are best at combating stress, and the truth is, there’s no one-size-fits-all recipe that will combat every single type of stress you encounter during the day. That’s why I came up with three different essential oil blends that can help you eliminate stress throughout the day — without making you feel groggy or foggy.
Here are 3 easy ways to incorporate stress-busting aromatherapy into your daily routine:
– Start your day with the ENERGIA blend. Simply squeeze a drop onto the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, and breathe in this invigorating scent. It’s made with rosemary, litsea cubeba, and pine — all of which will make you feel alert and focused.
Give yourself a mid-day boost with the ALEGRIA blend. The mixture of clary sage, ylang ylang, and litsea cubeba will calm you down and put a smile on your face — without the side effects that you get from sedatives. I like to use this blend in either a burner or diffuser, but you can also squeeze a few drops into a tissue and breathe it in that way.
Ease your way into the evening with the SLEEP TIME blend. Made with Lavender, Marjoram, Mandarin, and Palo Santo, this blend will stop all of the racing your mind has been doing and leave you feeling calm, relaxed, and ready for a great night’s sleep. I love to squeeze a couple of drops onto a tissue and place it under my pillow. By morning, I feel incredibly refreshed!
– If you really want to pamper yourself, I’ll mix 10 drops of SLEEP TIME with a cup of Epsom salts, mix it with a tub-full of warm water and soak in it.
– If you don’t have time for a long, leisurely bath, squeeze four drops of SLEEP TIME onto a washcloth, close your eyes, and press it up against your chest while standing in a hot shower. After a few deep breaths, you’ll be able to feel your stress going right down the drain!