JennScents Aromatherapy Blog

An aromatherapy education & holistic health blog

Lemongrass: An Essential Oil with Sass

May 1, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Lemongrass essential oil has a distinct lemony-herby scent that makes you feel like you are walking in the middle of an herb garden. You can spot it anywhere, visually and sensorial.  In the aromatherapy world, it is most noted to support the immune, lymphatic and circulatory systems.  It is also a common oil added to insect repellents, deodorants and other personal care products.  It is a refreshing, yet striking scent to penetrate the senses and elicit a response, pretty quickly.   What the Lemongrass Plant Characteristics Tell Us Lemongrass has a powerful, sweet and herbaceous aroma, that commands the air... Read More

Setting Healthy Boundaries: From Boulders to Balance

Setting Healthy Boundaries: From Boulders to Balance

April 30, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Setting healthy boundaries is a common issue for most people. It can affect mind, emotions, and ability to cope with or respond to situations. When do you say yes, and when do you say no? How do you protect yourself from being taken advantage of and having people walk all over you.  When do you speak up for yourself, and when do you let it roll off your shoulders?   Two Personalities of Boundaries There is a duality when setting boundaries that you need to be aware of.  On one hand, you need to establish firm boundaries from invasion or... Read More

Finding your aromatic WHY

Finding Your Aromatic WHY in Life & Business

April 30, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Many people have a hard time separating their individuality from their professional occupation. Over time you lose your personal identity and forget what make you happy, what drives and motivates you and the how-to skills to do something about it. Finding your aromatic WHY in your personal life, separate from your professional life is important to regaining your-self identity. This helps you feel empowered to embrace your uniqueness and special qualities. Aromatherapy can help you do both – be an individual as well as a professional.   Which Aromatherapy Personality Am I? To start the process of rediscovering you, get... Read More

Speaking Your Body's Language and Translating The Signals

Speaking Your Body’s Language & Translating The Signals

March 29, 2018 Leave your thoughts

How many people listen to their body? Okay, let me rephrase that, how many people listen to their body’s everyday, whether you are having a good day or bad day? Most people only pay attention when there is an issue, imbalance, illness, discomfort or pain. It is hard to recognize the very initial stage of an imbalance, especially if you don’t know what you are looking, or “listening” for. It could be something as simple as a slight headache, gas, bloating and tired muscles. If you don’t address these subtleties, the body “screams” a little louder, and that headache, indigestion... Read More

Cardamom - The Chi Enhancing Oil

Cardamom – The Chi Enhancing Oil

March 27, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Cardamom is often overlooked in aromatherapy and undervalued in it therapeutic potentiality. I think most people grab ginger or cinnamon, as these tend to be more popularized. Once someone smells this sweet, vegetative scent with camphoresque undertones, they connect to it on a deeper level and it opens up their mind and helps release certain emotional burdens. It is common in oral care products to sweeten breath, and enhance oral hygiene.   Cardamom Plant Characteristics Cardamom is a aromatic plant that can grow up to 122 feet high.  It belongs to the zingiberaceae (ginger) family which is known for having... Read More

Oh Those Hormones: Balancing Reproductive Organs & Processes

Oh Those Hormones: Balancing Reproductive Organs & Processes

March 26, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Ask any woman and they’ll tell you, oh those hormones have affected me at one time or another. Often times it affects quality of life, social activities, daily tasks, mental and emotional states. It can be debilitating, inconvenient and painful. Hormone imbalances doesn’t just affect women, they affect men too. It affects us at all ages from childhood to puberty, and adulthood to menopause or andropause.   Healthy, Happy Hormones The glandular system is responsible for regulating certain body functions via hormones and other secretions. These stimulate and promote healthy emotions, growth, development, sexual identity, body temperature and repair of tissue... Read More

Creating Your Personal Milemarker Map

Creating Your Personal Milemarker Map™

March 26, 2018 Leave your thoughts

When you embark on a journey, and are motoring through to your destination, you’ll see milemarker signs along the interstate.  These are helpful to let you know what you can expect at that specific juncture, or what’s coming up at the next juncture. It lists the main features offered at that location that can serve you. Creating a Personal Milemarker Map™ is similar.  It reminds you of the junctures you once were at, the ones you are at now, and the ones you want to visit in the future.   Personal Milemarker Map™ A Personal Milemarker Map™ is a timeline... Read More

Scentillect™ of Essential Oils – The For Scenterpretation™ of What Aromas Mean?

March 1, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Scentillect™ for Scenterpretation™ of essential oils. Using your Scent Intelligence to interpret and translate Scent Messages, making you a Scent Whisperer™. What does all of this mean?  Your scents have a certain level of innate, instinctual and habitual intelligence. When you smell a certain scent, your response or reaction is telling you something about yourself, as well as about that particular oil. It may connect on a level that empowers you to be ready to embark on the journey of unveiling and dealing with deep, buried emotional issues. It may also bring up a defense within you, indicating you may... Read More

Turn Your Plan Into Action

Turn Your Plan Into Action

February 28, 2018 Leave your thoughts

How many of you set goals for 2018? Did you write them down? Did you create an action plan to accomplish them?  If so, its that time. Time to put those goals into action. Move out of planning mode into doing mode.  If you have not made an action plan, take time now to create a few steps over the next month to move you closer to your goal. Goal Setting Review It is not to late to set or revise your 2018 personal and professional goals. What top three achievement would you like to pursue this year? They can... Read More

Helichrysum - The Deep Wound Healer

Helichrysum – The Deep Wound Healer

February 28, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Helichrysum, the “wound healer”, is one of my absolutely favorite essential oils! It is a powerful healer of the mind, body and soul, especially when the wounds are deep. Think of PTSD, traumatic situations, severe and/or chronic cognitive deficits and scarring on the skin. Its heavy, hay-like floral, yet herby-earthy and green scent can hydrate and nourish skin, while penetrating and warming the depths of emotional scars.   Helichryum Plant Signatures Helichrysum is a shrub that grows a little more than three feet high, with slender, leaf-like stems and a cluster of golden-yellow flowers that have a spongy appearance. The... Read More

What The Liver? An Organ of Anger & Action

What The Liver? An Organ of Anger & Action

February 16, 2018 Leave your thoughts

When you ask someone about their liver, most will say, yes, it’s in there. Well, what does it do? A lot! To be more specific, it plays a huge role in detoxifying the body.  It has over 500 functions and 11 detoxification pathways (5 in Phase 1 and 6 in Phase 2) to get the junk out and aid in immunity and digestion. Where is my liver? The liver is located to the right of the stomach, behind the ribcage, and below the diaphragm. I call this the “everything organ”. Helping with digestion, absorption, food processing, bile secretion, and blood filtering,... Read More

Making HeartScents for Love, Rejection & Broken Heartedness

Making HeartScents for Love, Rejection & Broken Heartedness

February 9, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Everyone loves to feel loved. And everyone really wants to make others feel loved.  It is when ego and pride step in that we begin to critique, judge and evaluate other people and situations.  When we do that, that type of judgment can make someone feel unloved, rejected, unworthy and inferior.  Can’t we all lift up everyone else, instead of tear them down?  What happened to helping other help themselves? If you have experienced a trauma, either personally or watched someone else get traumatized, there needs to be some healing of the heart. This healing can help restore kindness, appreciation,... Read More