Forget Air Fresheners… Keep Your Home Fragrant with Aromatherapy Essential Oils!

Posted: February 17, 2014 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Natural air freshner
From that garlic you cooked last night, to the dog’s muddy feet, it doesn’t take much for strange smells to pop up around your home.  But whether you’re fighting a certain odor or you simply want to get rid of that stale smell, synthetic air fresheners AREN’T the way to go.

I know… the commercials make them seem like little gifts from the heavens.  A few sprays, and your home smells fresh and vibrant.  Unfortunately, what those commercials DON’T mention is that these air fresheners are full of dangerous chemicals that can cause everything from migraines to asthma attacks.  Plus, synthetic air fresheners don’t remove odors.  They only mask them!Read more

Transform Your Inner Being With A Ritual Bath

Posted: January 31, 2014 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Aromatherapy ritual bath
You probably take a bath everyday without giving it much deliberation. But did you know that those few moments you spend by yourself in the company of water can transform you in unimaginable ways? A “ritual bath” has been a part of my life for many years and it has helped me out of many emotional problems. It is the reason I am able to stay positive through challenging situations and be more giving in my relationships. The process has helped me grow and improve as a person and I believe it is now time to share this secret tool with you wonderful readers.

From a subtle standpoint, a bath can have two connotations – it may signify “cleansing” or denote inner transformation. Immersing the body in water is also believed to calm the mind and inspire spiritual awakening.  However, a “ritual bath” need not have any religious or spiritual significance. It is just a personal experience and you may even think of it as a spa therapy.
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Enjoy the Magical Healing Touch of Frankincense Essential Oil

Posted: January 7, 2014 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

When I think of Frankincense, I immediately think of something exotic and magical. And why shouldn’t I? Civilizations from every corner of the earth and every period in time have tapped into this oil’s marvelous healing properties. Even today Frankincense is used around the world as a premium cosmetic ingredient because of its mesmerizing fragrance. Therefore for me, Frankincense essential oil holds immense value because it is precious, rare and very versatile. It is a key ingredient in many of my products, including the Mommy Body Oil, Holiday Bliss Essential Oil Blend and Hair Elixir for Dry Hair.
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Cocoa Mint Sugar Scrub — Yummy for Your Skin AND Your Mood!

Posted: December 22, 2013 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

I’m always getting letters from great Aromandina fans asking me for more DIY ideas.  One thing that you all really seem to love is sugar scrubs.  According to your letters, you can’t get enough of them!  That’s why I’m sharing my recipe for homemade Cocoa Mint Sugar Scrub.  The ingredients seem like they would make a decadent dessert — but in this case, they’re a yummy treat for your skin and your mood!Read more

Pamper Yourself This Season With This DIY Winter Scrub

Posted: November 18, 2013 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

DIY Winter Salt Scrub
Sometime ago, I wrote an article on winter body wraps for Les Nouvelle Esthetiques.

While the article was directed at spa professionals, you too can try out a simpler, DIY version of this wrap all on your own at home.

Now that the weather is cold, many of us face annoying problems like dry skin, infections and seasonal blues. Moreover, during this time, we want something that can warm us, comfort us and lift our spirits. If you do not have the time to visit a spa, just try this easy aromatherapy recipe – it pampers the skin and gives fabulous results.

What you will need:


I recommend the Winter Blend
because it contains just the right mix of ingredients that are needed to fight off winter-related problems, and all in measured quantities. Here’s how it works:

Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Boosts the immune system and protects the body against disease-causing organisms. Also energizes the body when you feel dull and run down.  

Grapefruit Essential Oil: Has a refreshing and cheerful scent that instantly brightens up the mood and chases away the blues. It’s natural diuretic properties help in curbing water retention and minimize the appearance of cellulite.

Lavender Essential Oil: A versatile oil that fights depression and germs with equal fervor. Relaxes and calms an anxious mind.

We are going to choose Jojoba oil as a base for its super skin-hydrating properties. Not only is it great for dry, flaky skin, it also cleanses the pores without blocking them. The best part about Jojoba oil is that it suits all skin types.

Sea Salt works as a natural exfoliator that is not too harsh on the skin. It removes layers of dead skin, revealing soft, youthful skin underneath. It also replenishes the skin’s natural mineral content.

What Is The Procedure:

Simply mix 1 cup of  Sea Salts with ½ cup of Jojoba Oil and 20 drops of the Winter Blend. Use this mixture as a scrub in the bathtub or shower. 

This recipe does not require too many ingredients and hardly takes up any time. You can easily work it into your routine and practice it regularly throughout the winter months. In fact, it even makes for the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones.

Do try it out and write in to share how it helped you.

 © Cristina Proaño-Carrión AROMANDINA 2013 – Aromatherapy blog  – All rights reserved This information on this blog 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 blog may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina. 

Geranium Essential Oil: For Balance And Beauty

Posted: November 13, 2013 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Geranium Essential Oil
I have always loved Geranium Essential Oil for its sweet flowery fragrance, and because of its versatility, it is undoubtedly among my favorite essential oils.

The best thing about Geranium essential oil is that it can be used for so many things, and suits everyone. Women in particular will love Geranium for its beauty-enhancing and balancing properties. I discovered them long ago, which is why I have used it in several of my women-centric products such as Alivio Circulation Body Oil, Hair Elixir For Dry Hair, Radiare Essential Oil Blend and  Woman’s Help Body Oil. Read more

Give Cellulite a One-Two Punch with Coffee and Essential Oils!

Posted: November 1, 2013 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Coffee and Turmeric Scrub for beauty treatment in spa.

No matter how old you are or what kind of shape you’re in, you’ve probably battled cellulite at some point.  Everyone has!  Personally, I got tired of being ashamed to wear a bathing suit or short shorts, so I decided to challenge myself to reduce the appearance of cellulite in six months.  I started in January, and once June came along, I was wearing short shorts and feeling great about myself!Read more

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