Bye Bye Bugs

Posted: June 30, 2014 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Buzz Off Insect Repellent
Summer is full of outdoor fun – camping, hiking, picnics, barbeques…and pesky little bugs. An insect bite can sure ruin the most perfect summer day – not to mention the host of diseases that these critters carry. So what are you doing to keep yourself and your family safe this summer?Read more

Essential Oils Can Help You Have the Coolest Summer Ever — Literally!

Posted: June 19, 2014 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

As the temperature goes up, so does the number of activities you want to do. After all, summer was made for hanging out on the beach, hosting cookouts, and moving your workout out into the sun at the local park. But all of those scorching hot days can do a number on you. If you really want to have a cool summer, you’ve got to keep yourself cool!

Luckily, it’s easy to do with the right blend of essential oils!

Aromatherapy is one of the best natural remedies for summer’s heat because it cools you down without creating any strange side effects.

We want you to enjoy your time outdoors, so we have created a special recipe to help.

Natural remedy to prevent heat stroke and heat exhaustion

My first essential oil blend of choice is SUMMER BLEND.

It’s a great way to stay cool with aromatherapy, because it contains spearmint and lemongrass — all of which have natural cooling properties! These essential oils  can eliminate the germs on your skin that you get on a hot, sweaty day, along with making your mind a little sharper.

Here’s a simple compress method for you:

  1. Mix 4 drops of Summer Blend with 1 tsp of salt in a bowl. 

  2. Fill bowl with iced water

  3. Soak a towel into the mixture, wring it out

  4. Wrap it around your neck

Cold Summer Compress DIY

You’ll instantly feel cool, calm, and collected!

Ready to have a cool summer?

You can get all of the aromatherapy products you need at Aromandina!

© 2014, 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.

Essential Oils and their Specific Uses

Posted: May 8, 2014 by Cristina Proano-Carrion



The reference chart on the  Benefits of Essential Oils is very popular on Pinterest, and I have received many requests to create more practical essential oil charts that can help you use your essential oils in a better way.

Here is a quick aromatherapy chart that will work as a general reference of the most common conditions and the best essential oils that can help address them.

Find the purest, affordable essential oils and essential oil blends online here:  AROMANDINA. Read more

Sweet Serenity: Mother’s Day Deluxe Aromatherapy Spa Treatment

Posted: April 28, 2014 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Mothers day massage protocol

Women deserve a special kind of pampering, especially because they often forget to look after themselves as life takes over.  A spa is an ideal place where women can bond and spend quality time with each other, in the lap of luxury. 

The Sweet Serenity is a super-indulgent aromatherapy spa treatment that uses precious essential oils and offers your guests the perfect opportunity to escape life and celebrate their feminity. 
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National Sense of Smell Day

Posted: April 26, 2014 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Did you know that such a day exists? Neither did I!

The Storytelling Manager of Ford Motor Company contacted me on Friday and told me about this day.  The conversation that followed was so interesting that I though it would be great to share it with my readers:

Good morning, Cristina

My name is Dan Mazei, and I work in the communications team at Ford Motor Company. I realize an e-mail from Ford may sound strange, but I swear I have a good reason to be reaching out today.

I’m not sure if you know, but this Saturday is National Sense of Smell Day. As odd as that may sound to most people, I’m sure you can appreciate a day that recognizes our built-in ability to improve our lives through smell (like with essential oils and aromatherapy). 

With this in mind, Ford partnered up with the world’s foremost experts on scent, ScentAir, to come up with the Top 7 Aromas for a Less Stressful Drive – the little things we can do to make our commutes, errand runs, road trips and family vacations more relaxing and comfortable.

I’d love to send you the full list, if you’re interested. These are not products, but rather general scents your readers could go out and apply on their own. I think they’d really enjoy seeing this. 

Please let me know your thoughts when you can.

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You Can Stop Stress at Work with the Right Aromatherapy Regimen!

Posted: April 10, 2014 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

aromatherapy for stress
No matter where you work, you know how stressful the office can be!  Phones that never stop ringing, bosses that never stop criticizing, and deadlines that never seem to be long enough turn your workplace into a haven for stress.

Despite what you might think, though, stress isn’t “all in your head”.  In addition to frustration and feeling like you’re in a pressure cooker, stress can actually cause physical problems, too, like fatigue, headaches, and sore muscles.

So, how do you stop the stress at work from taking over your entire life?

With the right aromatherapy regimen!Read more

7 Solutions Set: The Best Of Aromatherapy In A Kit

Posted: April 2, 2014 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

7 solutions set

How many times have you:

  • Woken up with a sore throat or congested sinuses?

  • Sat in front of the computer all day only to have a headache by the evening?

  • Tossed around sleeplessly through the night because there is so much going on in your head?

  • Given in to unhealthy food cravings?

  • Found yourself procrastinating because you are unable to focus on a task?

  • Felt down and depressed because things didn’t go according to plan?

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Easy Ways to Implement Aromatherapy in Your Spa Treatments

Posted: March 12, 2014 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

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I have outlined some steps I have personally used and tested that use Essential Oils in spa treatments. They have always produced the WOW factor and bring clients back again and again.

  • Use an Aromatherapy burner or diffuser in your treatment room  
  • Use an Aromatherapy mist during any of your treatments  
  • Use Aromatherapy massage oil in any of your treatments
STEP 1 – Have your room prepared – your Aromatherapy burner or diffuser should have your favorite Essential Oil or Essential Oil blend, remember, you are the one in that treatment room all day, so think about yourself, your guest will enjoy your choice.

STEP 2 – Use   Sleep Time Aromatherapy Mist to set the stage for relaxation.Read more

Cypress Essential Oil — The Ultimate in Physical and Mental Rejuvenation

Posted: February 24, 2014 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Tulcan Cemetery

If you’ve ever been to Ecuador, you’ve probably seen (or at least heard of!) the Tulcan Cemetery and its three-acre topiary made of Cypress.  The smell is as beautiful as the scenery itself, which is why this place is so popular with both tourists and locals!

You don’t have to go all the way to Ecuador to experience the magic of Cypress, though.  Instead, you can create your own Cypress wonderland through aromatherapy!

Cypress for transitions:

I’ve always been fascinated with Cypress topiaries, but it wasn’t until I began studying aromatherapy that I realized just how powerful Cypress really is.  In Latin, Cypress is known as Cupresus sempervirens, which translates to “always alive”.  That translation couldn’t be more accurate, because Cypress trees can live for up to 1,000 years!  They are strong and majestic, always pointing towards the sky.
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