Posts for Aromatherapy

Does Lemon Essential Oil gobble up toxins?

April 7, 2017 Leave your thoughts

As a holistic aromatherapy practitioner, I get asked questions on a daily basis about how to use essential oils, and what to use them for.  I recently was asked. “does lemon essential oil help to detoxify our bodies and gobble up or digest the petrochemicals that end up in our system every day?” Lemon essential oil per se doesn’t conquer these tasks directly. Rather, it ignites while blood cell production (immunity and cellular function), and enhances overall cellular and physiological energy to feed organs and tissues to do their job more optimally. When this happens, the body will naturally be... View Article

April Showers Brings an Abundance of Flowers

March 31, 2017 Leave your thoughts

April is a great time to self-nurture! Shower yourself with essential oil flowers of geranium, chamomile, ylang ylang, jasmine, neroli and rose. Now that you’ve recovered from the holiday chaos, and had time to organize your year’s goals and bucket list wish list, it’s time to turn the focus inward, on yourself – mind, body, soul and spirit. Enjoy the power of these beautiful, nurturing and loving flowers to lift and invigorate your mood, inspire positivity and kindness, encourage physical strength, comfort your heart and restore inner peace. Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, is the #1 harmonizer for the mind, body, soul... View Article

Palmarosa Essential Oil

March 21, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Palmarosa Essential Oil, Cymbopogon martinii, offers a beautiful, floralesque scent with sweet, green and earthy undertones. If you close your eyes when you smell it, it almost as if its siblings, lemongrass and citronella, were combined together. When this beautiful scent surrounds you, you can’t help but smile and feel loved. Palmarosa empowers you to be grounded but at the same time, inspires you to feel free, especially free to be your authentic self without judgement. It is not as popular as geranium (often compared for its similar benefits), but it is just as much of an equal powerhouse. It... View Article

JennScents Intestinal Soother

March 14, 2017 Leave your thoughts

JennScents, Inc. was birthed in October 2002, after owner and formulator, Jennifer Pressimone battled IBS, Crohn’s and colitis. She needed some instant relief and with the help of her mentor, the very first JennScents aromatherapy blend was created…the JennScents Intestinal Soother.  It provides relief very quickly and she then started sharing it with others who were in need of relief as well. Before you know it, JennScents was off and running, creating special formulas for to match people’s needs. The blend contains antispasmodic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory essential oils and carrier oils that deliver relief from intestinal upset, spasms, indigestion and... View Article

JennScents Allergy Relief

March 14, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Allergy season is upon us again! It seems like pollen and other environmental irritants are surrounding us and wreaking havoc on our sinuses and breathing. The JennScent’s Allergy Relief Spray will certainly come in handy during these times.  This formula is a custom blend of 100% pure essential oils, including Frankincense (Bowellia carterii), Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) and plant based enzymes to help combat food, pet and environmental allergies as well as cold, flu, sinus congestion, snoring, hayfever, stuffy head and other respiratory concerns.   Our formulator, Jennifer Pressimone, discovered almost 15 years ago that frankincense was a powerhouse when it... View Article

Herbal Vapor Rub

March 14, 2017 Leave your thoughts

The JennScents Chest Rub is a popular, “herbal vapor rub”. The combination of camphoraceous and stimulating essential oils with soothing aloe, will open up chest and sinus congestion, while soothing mucosal membranes, calming a spastic, dry cough and sinus headache.   Our Chest Rub is loved by many!  They use this for a chest cold (applied to the chest and feet areas) and sinus issues, sleep apnea, snoring, carpel tunnel pain, sciatica and to enhance breathing and circulation in the legs. The 100% pure essential oils provide many therapeutic properties such as antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, febrifuge (fever reducing), antiseptic, anti-inflammatory,... View Article

Aromatherapy Blending Techniques

March 13, 2017 Leave your thoughts

World-renowned Holistic Aromatherapist and founder of the JennScents Institute, Jennifer Pressimone shares various aromatherapy blending techniques. This class is for all of those people who are using essential oils and want to know the best way to create a blend for specific purposes. Learn how essential oils interact with each other, application methods, dilution ratios and particular blending techniques to take your aromatherapy skills to the next level. Bring a friend and enjoy a walk in the gardens after class (included in registration).  3 CEU’s available for LMT, CNA’s and Licensed Dieticians. Class note: please do not wear any synthetic... View Article

Perfume & Cologne Scents: Friend or Foe

February 21, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Have you ever walked into a store, and everywhere you go, there is a stream of a strong, powerful perfume or cologne? Most of the time people make a face as the extreme odor takes their breath away. If you could see the vapor trail, it would lag behind the person wearing that perfume for miles. That can’t be good for you.  You’ve heard of second-hand smoke? Well, this is second-hand chemical exposure.  Did you know that many perfumes contain thousands of chemicals to give you that distinct scent? And where do you wear perfume?  On the neck…where lymphatic glands... View Article

JennScents Institute Student Book Review from February 2017

February 15, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Book: JennScents Holistic Aromatherapy Comprehensive Guide, author Jennifer Pressimone. This is the first book I had purchased on aromatherapy and thought that after taking classes with Jennifer, this was the best place to start. I enjoyed the book for many reasons, firstly because the extensive information continues to help me in my growth of knowledge. I have found that I really enjoy how easy it is to use with the table of contents, the general index, and all of the charts and recipes. In my opinion this guide is a great reference book for the beginner to the more experienced... View Article

Supporting Mental Health with Scents: Aromatherapy for our Mind

February 1, 2017 2 Comments

Mental health imbalances affect thousands of people in the United States, every day. Some people have trouble getting out of bed, some have debilitating fears that keep them from leaving the house or being in crowds, and others have eating disorders, sleep disturbances, depression and anxiety. Lifestyle experiences, environment, nutrition, social support and aromatherapy are key factors in daily well-being. Most people don’t realize the power a scent can have on behavior, mood, responses and reactions.   Aromatherapy is a powerful tool at our fingertips that can help with any mental and cognitive issue.  When you smell a particular scent... View Article