Posts for Botanical

Essential Oils for Six Types of Headaches & Migraines

July 13, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Essential Oils for Six Types of Headaches & Migraines Everyone has experienced a headache at some point in their life.  No one like to feel pain, especially in their brain. There are six different types of headaches that require six different approaches to bring you some much needed relief. The six types of headaches are tension, hormone, sinus, vasodilative, vasoconstrictive and migraines. When you match up the right remedies to a specific headache type, you will get effective results in a timely manner.  Knowing what kind of headache you have is the first question. Let’s look at each type of... Read More

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 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 nut, however it is not a nut. Keep in mind, not all nuts trigger allergies. It is important to assess and know which nuts you have an allergy or sensitivity to.  For example, argan oil is... 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

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

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

Jasmine-The Mama Bear Essential Oil Personality

Jasmine – The Mama Bear Essential Oil Personality

January 11, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Beautiful flower with a powerful punch Don’t mess with jasmine, the essential oil that is. Think about how a mama bear protects her cubs. She is very protective, controlling of a situation and nurturing. Jasmine is a night owl. Just as most wild animals come out at night, her scent is at its strongest peak during the night. Connecting the dots, you can see how this would be a good choice for those working the nightshift to help manage the stress on the circadian rhythm. Jasmine is a beautiful scent. Intoxicating and overwhelming at times, but sensuous, nonetheless. It is heavy,... Read More

Thyroid Stoplight

The Thyroid Stoplight for Mind, Body and Soul Health

December 20, 2017 Leave your thoughts

What is the thyroid’s purpose? The thyroid is a gland that regulates metabolism of carbs, thyroid hormones, proteins and fats. It has an influence on the body’s growth ability and metabolic rate (weight management). It’s best friend is the adrenals, as they work together to generate physical, mental and emotional energy, assist in weight management, regulates sleep, and many other functions. In natural health, the thyroid has been referred to as the “third ovary”, as there is a connection between thyroid function and ovarian function. A March-April 2011 study showed “Severe longstanding hypothyroidism leads to increased ovarian volume and/or cyst... Read More

Your Body on Rosemary – Brain Strong, Heart in Motion & Gut Strong

December 8, 2017 1 Comment

The Rosemary Effect You can’t help but be transported to an herb field, with wide open spaces allowing you to breathe better and think clearer. It has a distinct scent that almost everyone can recognize. When you see it, you feel compelled to rub the leaves immediately and sniff your fingers. It is a staple in the kitchen, in most herb gardens, and serves as an herbal Christmas tree during the holidays. The Rosemary Brain Rosemary has been labeled as one of the main brain herbs. I love rosemary not only to enhance my physical circulation (vein health), but to get... Read More

Get a Running Start to A Stronger YOU in 2018!

Get a Running Start to A Stronger YOU in 2018!

December 8, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Let’s hit the ground running to welcome the new year. This is the year you focus on YOU! Whether you make weekly appointments for self-care, take monthly “personal days” or plan a quarterly weekend getaway. Take time to personally assess your health – head to toe and inside to out. You do maintenance on your car right?  Well, your body is your main vehicle. Your main transportation. Time to check is and self-assess. How are you doing? If your body could talk to you, what would it say? What is working great? These body functions you want to keep and... Read More

Essential Oil Scent Contamination

December 7, 2017 2 Comments

That’s MY Oil Did you know there is such a thing as essential oil contamination? I was recently at an event sharing the benefits of essential oils, and letting attendees smell and connect with the different scents. One lady came up to me and told me how much she loves essential oils. She then excitedly grabbed the bottle out of my hand, opened the lid and placed her fingers over the orifice reducer top to “shake it up” (you do not need to shake up your essential oils in this manner).  She then proceeded to dab the orifice reducer top... Read More

aromatherapy

Take Charge! Earn Your Professional Holistic Aromatherapy Certification from JennScents Aromaversity!

November 30, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Become a Certified Aromatherapist Being educated and skilled in what you do can help you help your family and others with ease and confidence. There is much to know about essential oil therapies, properties, benefits and uses, as well as how to properly and effectively integrate them with botanicals, tinctures, flower essences and other medicinal remedies. When you become a certified aromatherapist, it will give you the comprehensive training and in-depth knowledge you need to accurately, safety and effectively employ essential oils and aromatherapy practices. Along with practice sessions to develop, improve and enhance your blending skills you get to put... Read More

JennScents Holiday Stress Management Tips – Aromatherapitized

November 30, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Who doesn’t need a little extra help managing their holiday stress?  I don’t see any hands. We all need love, support and reminders to help take care of ourselves, as we take care of others in our life. And wouldn’t it be great to add in some nice, pleasing scents to activate our mind, make us feel better and more motivated? Mediation Scents Meditation is a practice to calm and quiet the mind, bringing it to a greater consciousness of awareness and being. Having a profound effect on our health of the body, mind, heart and gut. When the body... Read More