JennScents Aromatherapy Blog

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Nut & Nut-Free Aromatherapy Carrier Oils

Nut & Nut-Free Aromatherapy Carrier Oils

June 28, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Nut and Nut-Free Oils: Nourishing Your Health While Managing Allergies Nut allergies are becoming a more common health concern.  You have to read labels not only for food, but also for personal care products such as face moisturizers, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner, hair oil and soaps. To understand what a is considered a nut, I searched the Wikipedia definition which states, A nut in botany is a simple dry fruit in which the ovary wall (shell) becomes increasingly hard as it matures, and where the seed remains unattached or free within the ovary wall.” So, a seed is contained within a... Read More

Juniper Essential Oil Personality

Juniper Essential Oil Personality

June 28, 2018 Leave your thoughts

When working with essential oils, it is important to understand their deep, soul nature. What feelings does it provoke within you when you smell the oil? Where do you feel it? What properties does that oil possess? What environment does that plant material thrive, or not thrive in?  All of these characteristics, Doctrine of Signatures, can give you insight into what a particular can offer you in the way of emotional and mental support. Let’s take a closer look at the Juniper oil personality or character traits.   Understanding the Juniper Essential Oil Personality Juniper, Juniperus communis, is a hardy evergreen... Read More

Grapefruit Essential Oil Benefits: A Mover & Shaker Oil

Grapefruit Essential Oil Benefits: A Mover & Shaker Oil

June 6, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Ah, the smell of grapefruit is refreshing and uplifting.  One of my all-time favorite aromatherapy combinations is grapefruit mixed with peppermint essential oil.  It smells like cotton candy to me (minus the heavy sugary scent). It reminds me of run, refuels my spirit and invigorates my soul. Grapefruit has a distinct flavor to it, which gives you an early indicator that it is unique, bitter and firm in its aroma, yet sweet and rejuvenating. Grapefruit, being a citrus oil, is most notes as being a mood elevator. However, it does so much more for the body. It is a key... Read More

The YOUvement™: Get Moving Inside and Out

The YOUvement™: Get Moving Inside and Out

June 5, 2018 Leave your thoughts

What is the YOUvement™? It is about YOU creating movement in YOUr life. When you connect to your inner self, accept and appreciate you for who you are, its time to take yourself “on the road” and get moving. Put your personal plan into action. Don’t have one yet? Here is a great place to start – create your Personal Milemarker™ Map. This is helpful when you feel stuck or trapped by your circumstances. Got your plan? Now, let’s keep you moving. Think about areas in your life, personally, professionally, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually where you are stuck. What... Read More

Scent Defenders: Heighten Awareness and Minimize Personal Attack Invasion

May 3, 2018 Leave your thoughts

How do you protect yourself when you  feel attacked? It certainly is not a good feeling when you allow someone to invade your personal and mental space. You give them power when you do this. You open yourself up to receive their personal attack and negativity. Keep in mind, everyone is at a different place in their healing process in life. Some have not learned the skill to work through their grief, anger, fear and bitterness. Others are in the midst of healing, and may experience emotional diarrhea (emotions all over the place). And others have learned how to use... Read More

Scent Your Immune System to Health

Scent Your Immune System to Health

May 1, 2018 Leave your thoughts

You cannot point to one body part or organ and say, “that’s the immune system”. Your whole body and mind, inside and out support and  strengthen immune function. From the digestive, lymphatic and hepatic systems, to the appendix (aka microbiome antenna as I call it), skin, lungs, thoughts and emotions. Did you know, that when you are sad, your immune system is suppressed by over 50%?  That’s why when you are sad, upset, lonely or depressed, you should be watching comedy movies, not dramas and horror flicks.   ImmuneSCENTS What are some ways that I boost my immune system using... Read More

Mindful Aromatic Blending™

May 1, 2018 Leave your thoughts

How do you blend?  Do you set up a nice quiet area, line up your essential oils can carriers and create your blend masterpiece without any distractions?  Or are you mixing in a bowl, in the center of your kitchen table, with the television blaring, phone ringing and kids running about? Creating a well balanced, harmonious blend, requires Mindful Aromatic Blending™.   Mindful Aromatic Blending™ Mindful Aromatic Blending™ is the gift, talent and intention of being present before, during and after a blending session of essential oils and botanicals. Often times, we try to multi-task when formulating or making up... Read More

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