Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Power Packed and Refreshingly Versatile

Posted: September 9, 2014 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Eucalyptus essential oil
If there is anything clean, refreshing and energizing at the same time, it has to be Eucalyptus Essential Oil. I suggest everyone should have a bottle in their cabinet because it is so versatile and has SO MANY USES! 

I have personally used it in many of my aromatherapy products such as the Winter Blend, Fiesta, Immune Support Essential Oil and Body Oil. It’s probably easy for you to guess that I am really, really fond of Eucalyptus.

What is Eucalyptus?

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Meditate Better With Essential Oils

Posted: August 4, 2014 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

essential oils for meditation 

The multiple health and spiritual benefits of meditation have been known to mankind since centuries, and now there are scientific studies to prove it.

Ever wonder why meditation is so refreshing?

The reasons are simple and straightforward. Meditation

  • Slows down the pulse rate
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Regulates the physiological functions of the body
  • Brings brain activity to a “sleep-like” state

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Natural Relief for Headaches

Posted: August 4, 2014 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Natural relief for headachesWhen I first started learning aromatherapy, my family members became my guinea pigs. I would try out various concoctions on them to see how essential oils really worked.
My husband used to have frequent bouts of headaches, which ranged from mild heaviness to severe migraines. One of my major goals as an aromatherapist (and a wife) was to find something that could help him.

What causes a headache?

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Essential Oils for Cystitis

Posted: July 23, 2014 by Cristina Proano-Carrion

Natural remedy for cystitis
Those who suffer from cystitis know how painful and debilitating it can be. Cystitis can be described as an inflammatory condition that affects the bladder and sometimes the urethra. You probably have cystitis if you face:

  • A frequent urge to pass urine
  • Sharp pain and burning sensation while urinating

The worst part about cystitis is that if not treated properly, it keeps coming back!Read more

Reference Chart: Essential Oils For The Mind and Emotions

Posted: July 11, 2014 by Cristina Proano-Carrion



Did you know that essential oils have a profound effect on the brain’s limbic system, which is responsible for our moods, thoughts and hormone production? 

Whether you want calmness, clarity or balance, essential oils can help you achieve the desired mental state in a safe and natural way.

You can use these oils to: 

  • Reduce stress levels
  • Help your kids prepare for a test
  • Be more alert at work
  • Concentrate on an important task
  • Get restful sleep
  • Beat depression and anxiety
  • Maintain a positive frame of mind

 ….and a lot more. Here’s an easy reference chart that tells you the what, when and how of using essential oils for the mind.Read more

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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