JennScents Aromatherapy Blog

An aromatherapy education & holistic health blog

Aromatherapy…Olfaction in an Instant to Promote Courage and Joy

November 28, 2016 Leave your thoughts

Aromatherapy is a unique, fun and self-fulfilling practice that brings most people joy, comfort, peace, relaxation, rejuvenation, revitalization and inspiration. A single scent can provoke an immediate response to tell your body how to respond.  You see, scent travels in through the nose, to the olfactory bulb, where scent assessment and recognition takes place.  It then continues through several other cephalic organs and processes, such as the hypothalamus, hippocampus and amygdala, as it makes its way down the vagus nerve, aka the tenth cranial nerve, and triggers the “second brain”, the gut, to take action.  This instant process of “assess... Read More

The Frankincense Personality

November 16, 2016 Leave your thoughts

When I think of essential oils, they are like people to me.  They all look and act differently, respond and are inspired differently. I’ve used phyto-therapy for almost 15 years, and every time I blend with an essential and/or carrier oil, it gives me a little more insight into its personality.  What benefits – mind, body and soul – will offer to the recipient? What role will it play in a certain custom blend? It’s like having a “people whisperer” in a bottle.  Scents will connect to people not only when they need it to elevate a positive or healthy... Read More

Harvest Time Reflection

October 12, 2016 Leave your thoughts

Harvest Time Reflection Fall is a great time to reflect, ponder and assess your accomplishments thus far in the year, that you earned from a seed you planted in the winter and spring. How have you been fulfilled? What blessings do you have to be thankful for? What can you do this harvest to satisfy the remainder of your year’s goals? Taking an inventory of accomplishments is important, especially in today’s world, so we can see the fruits of our hard labor. We feel we are on the go all of the time and get caught up in the hustle... Read More

Essential Oil Origin – What We Need To Know

September 27, 2016 6 Comments

Essential Oil Origin – What We Need To Know I was recently asked if the origin of an essential oil matters and if someone could grow any plant in their backyard, distill it and make their own essential oils. Also, is organic an absolute must or can a wild-crafted essential oil produce similar, or sometimes better therapeutic properties?  I will share my personal “two cents” on this topic, knowing that there are many schools of thought.   To start the dialogue let me begin by saying that these are not quite easy yes or no answers. When I first began my natural... Read More

4 Aromatherapy Solutions for Allergies

March 10, 2016

Aromatherapy Solutions for Allergies Allergies…are so annoying, right.  Physically, people can experience allergies to plants, pollen, chemicals and pets. Nutritionally, many people experience an “allergy” response when they eat certain foods or drink specific drinks. Emotionally, something or someone can be irritating us, or annoying us.  They can be triggered by one, two or all three situations. So why do we get allergies?  Well first, let’s distinguish between two types of allergies.  The first is what I call a “genetic allergy” or true allergy to a plant, food, pet, etc.  They are born with it and any contact with that trigger, can cause ... Read More

Holistic Aromatherapy Certification with JennScents Aromaversity

March 9, 2016 Leave your thoughts

I was reading through my business goals that I created when I first started my business close to 20 years ago.  One of the things I listed was for aromatherapy to become a household name.  Well, thanks to this ever-evolving industry, it is now become a house name.  How great is that? For many people, they know about essential oils and the effect they can have on enhancing our mood, promoting sleep, inspiring energy and calming a burn. What most people do not know, is that aromatherapy can also effect emotional health, tapping into the depths of why we are... Read More

Face Firming Botanicals

March 3, 2016

There are many botanicals and essential oils historically known to assist the skin in tightening, toning, firming and strengthening to combat fine lines, wrinkles and the appearance of aging.  A more pleasant term I like to use for aging skin is “vintaging”. People love vintage as it represents character, wisdom and an enduring charm. The JennScents Face Firming Serum is a combination of skin building botanicals such as antioxidants, collagen, sea algae and peptides. This army of firming and brightening agents work together to decrease hyperpigmentation and lift sagging skin to tighten and tone. It encourages cellular turnover, reduces and protects discoloration, scarring and... Read More


The Power of Helichrysum For Emotional Healing

January 19, 2016

Helichrysum for Emotional Healing and Scars  Helichyrsum is a very special plant and essential oil. Historically, in ancient times, it was used as an anti-aging skin nourisher. The common name, as it is more popularly referred to is immortelle, as the flowers do not wither. Now you can see why it has an association with anti-aging remedies, both for inside and out, and outside in. Inhalation of helichrysum can spark your cells and infuse them with energy and motivation.  Just like the saying goes, “young at heart”. Helichrysum is “young at cells”.  Think cellular level healing and young at heart.... Read More

Custom Care verses Cattle Care

January 18, 2016

In our fast-moving, fast-paced, multi-tasking, quick-fix demanding society, I have seen the mentality of our health care move away from customized care and more towards “cattle care”. What do I mean by that?  With customized care, a person evaluates themselves or is evaluated as an individual, a whole person, rather than compared to everyone else, clumped into a category, labeled and given a “universal protocol”. The person’s specific needs are discussed and cross-referenced to “connect the dots” aiming to find the root of the manifestations experienced by that individual. Then a customized plan of action can be created to meet those specific needs,... Read More

Why are Plant Enzymes so important in aromatherapy blends?

November 6, 2015 Leave your thoughts

What are plant enzymes and how can they help us? Plant enzymes breaks down proteins, fats, carbs and starches. Enzymes are commonly discussed when it comes to digestion. So in aromatherapy, to help the body digest the essential oil via topical and inhalation applications, enzymes can be helpful. In elaborating, enzymes break down protein structures such as allergens, skin and pet dander, stains and the exoskeleton of insects, fleas and ticks. So this is why I recommend added it to certain blends. It also enhances tissue and cellular hydration, so I add it into most of formulas, including my facial toner... Read More

Maca Supplements

March 19, 2014 Leave your thoughts

Maca Maca Man…or Woman! Maca has a rich history, used for centuries in Peru, revered for its energy ad libido enhancing effects. Today, its popular for strength building, stamina, endurance and performance by athletes, those on the go and stay at home moms. Maca has naturally occurring vitamins, minerals and amino acids, making it nutritious as well as mood supporting. Just to name a few…B vitamins, calcium, iodine, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Mnay studies show its benefits with PMS, prostate issues, mental clarity and stress reduction. My favorite Maca supplement formula is from Solle Naturals, called Solle Excell.  It contains... Read More

JennScents Holistic Health

March 18, 2014 2 Comments

JennScents Holistic Health offers an integrative approach between, mind, body, gut and spirit.  It connects the head, heart and gut to help you achieve overall wellness, vitality, happiness and contentment. JennScents is a firm believer that healing starts by activating the mind. This is where aromatherapy is vey crucial.  Various scents can elicit a response to help your body manage, cope and adjust to a situation, in a positive way. We must nourish our body and gut with nutrients, vitamins, amino acids, foods, herbs as well as extract and eliminate the toxins that consume us. And lifestyle is the vehicle to... Read More