JennScents Aromatherapy Blog

An aromatherapy education & holistic health blog

How does aromatherapy strengthen your mind and body

October 28, 2021 Leave your thoughts

How does aromatherapy strengthen your mind and body? The short answer to how aromatherapy can strengthen your mind and body is that your limbic system LOVES scents – pure scents, not synthetic fragrances. When a scent molecules goes in through the nose, it connects into certain receptor sites that inspire you to feel a certain way. It can relax, rejuvenate, energize or balance you. To elaborate, your body is this astonishing machine. The way it works is so complicated, yet simple. It is like an engine of a car. When you give it the right nutrients (fuel) and oil, it... Read More

Dilution Guidelines Using Essential Oils

Dilution Guidelines Using Essential Oils

October 22, 2021 Leave your thoughts

Dilution Guidelines Using Essential Oils When using essential oils, you also need to consider appropriate dilution ratios and application methods. That is considering all aspects that can be affected by your formulation – physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically, spiritually and environmentally. Here are some easy to questions to ask to help you determine a proper dilution ratio blend. Physically – how will the body respond or react? Mentally – will the blend support balancing thoughts, or stir them up to much causing “action step paralysis”? Emotionally – will the blend help balance emotions or cause them to be more chaotic and... Read More

How JennScents Began: A Legacy in the Making

How JennScents Began: A Legacy in the Making

October 18, 2021 Leave your thoughts

JennScents began in 2002, kind of on accident. I was sick. Met a lady at a local herb shop who kept asking me to come back in and give her an update on my health (and just to say hi). Who knew this random act of kindness would connect on such a deep level that changed the trajectory of my life completely.   JennScents® & the JennScents Aromaversity® I was always somewhat of a need or geek. I loved learning. But more importantly, I loved achieving by knowing the knowledge I learned. I always thought of myself as a learner,... Read More

Essential oils for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (Pots)

October 8, 2021 Leave your thoughts

Essential oils for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (Pots) A common question I am been asked lately is if there are essential oils to help with “POTS”. This is Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. According to the Mayo Clinic, this is describes as an “autonomic dysfunction…with symptoms of orthostatic intolerance and excessive postural tachycardia (more than 40 beats a minute) with supine to upright positioning on a tilt table. (source)” Someone having this may experience things like (not a complete list) – dizziness off balance and walking imbalanced extreme fatigue nausea brain fog or confusion abdominal & body pain   When you look... Read More

7 Ways to Retrain Your Ability to Smell

7 Ways to Retrain Your Ability to Smell

September 7, 2021 Leave your thoughts

7 Ways to Retrain Your Ability to Smell Hyposmia and anosmia are a real thing. More so now than ever. When your respiratory and sinus go through a challenge like an infection, allergies, cold, flu, respiratory distress, etc., it affects your ability to smell. Fun fact – your sense of smell teaches you how to taste. That’s why when your olfaction ability is lessened or decreased, your taste buds change. You may have a harder time tasting foods or, things you once liked, you now don’t like or tastes different. That can be frustrating and annoying, right? What’s really interesting... Read More

Quotes in EatingWell Magazine Fact-Checking

Quotes in EatingWell Magazine Fact-Checking

August 13, 2021 Leave your thoughts

Lavender essential oil, Lavandula angustifolia, is one of the most popular essential oils in aromatherapy. It has been used for centuries for a variety of mind and body health purposes. Due to its therapeutic versatility, lavender is a common ingredient in personal care, bath, and body care products. As a staple in many formulations, it also lends a balancing effect for scent coherence when combined with other essential oils. Lavender benefits Lavender is most associated with its relaxing and calming effects to the mind, emotions, and body. It is used to manage skin issues, mood, frustration, and joint support. In... Read More

6 Essential Oils to Calm a Raging Sinus Headache

6 Essential Oils to Calm a Raging Sinus Headache

August 5, 2021 Leave your thoughts

6 Essential Oils to Calm a Raging Sinus Headache Want to know 6 essential oils to calm a raging sinus headache, especially from those who suffer from allergies? I have found that these five in particular, either smelled individually or combined in a blend and diffused, gave great relief.   Sinus Headache Symptoms When the sinuses become inflamed and/or infected, it can cause severe pressure in your head and neck. sinus cavity & nasal pressure sinus congestion with runny nose pressure behind the eyes swollen or puffy eyes ear canal pressure and pain ear and lymph congestion   Nose-Gut Connection... Read More

Essential Oils for the Respiratory System

Essential Oils for the Respiratory System

July 28, 2021 Leave your thoughts

Essential Oils for the Respiratory System Essential oils and herbs are great supporters to the respiratory system.  Implementing them using specific aromatherapy practices can help balance specific respiratory system imbalances. When you match up the right oils with the particular health condition, you can experience great results. For example, do you need essential oils that are drying or mucolytic? Do they need to be relaxing or stimulating? And, should they be cooling or add some heat and warmth?  Knowing this can guide you in the right direction of choosing your oils wisely to get the nest, effective results.   How... Read More

Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Techniques to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Techniques to Overcome Limiting Beliefs

July 20, 2021 Leave your thoughts

Essential Oils & Aromatherapy Techniques to Overcome Limiting Beliefs Today, I want to share with you the power of Aromatherapy. This is the use and integration of essential oils that will shift, inspire, encourage and motivate your behaviors, responses & reactions. It can help you release & replace negative thoughts, emotions & beliefs with positive, healthy & productive ones.   How does it work? Smelling essential oils activate the brain via the olfactory & limbic systems to assess a situation. It then sends messages to your gut brain (via the vagus nerve) to take action, which helps you respond to... Read More

Essential Oil Dilution Ratio Chart

April 21, 2021 Leave your thoughts

Essential Oil Dilution Ratio Chart  There are 3 vital parts to using essential oils safely in aromatherapy practices.  One, you need to use the right dilution ratio for the person or pet you are blending for. Two, you want to use your aromatherapy blends with the proper frequency. Meaning, do you use it once a day, twice a day, three times a day, etc. Three, using your essential oils with the proper duration. Sometimes a situation calls for a 15 minute session of smelling your essential oils. Other times it may need 20-30 minutes.   Dilution Ratios Dilution ratios are... Read More

11 Ways to Increase Revenue as a Health Coach

11 Ways to Increase Revenue as a Health Coach

April 5, 2021 Leave your thoughts

Finding ways to increase revenue as a health coach can be somewhat challenging. However, it is smart business to always seek opportunities that strengthen and increase revenue streams. You want to be able to continue to grow and sustain without costing you more time and breaking your back. Easier said than done, right? Especially when you are pulled in so many directions while managing your day to day operations. Let’s face it, the health coach field has greatly expanded over the last 5-10 years with the increased interest in natural health. People want to take control over their health choices... Read More

Aromatic Direction Guide: How to Use Essential Oils for Health

Aromatic Direction Guide: How to Use Essential Oils for Health

March 29, 2021 Leave your thoughts

This Aromatic Direction Guide can help you choose essential oils and herbs for particular health challenges. It shows which essential oils are cooling, heating, mucolytic and drying oils. There are hundreds of essential oils and herbs that provide varying degrees of directional support. For example, some are cooling, heating, drying or mucolytic. How do you know which ones to choose to help with a particular health challenge? This can be an overwhelming task. Certainly there are lots of DIY recipes people share in social media, but is that the exact recipe YOU need? Creating a custom blend for yourself, or... Read More