Posts for Botanical

Using Aromatherapy for Self-Nourishment & Adrenal Fatigue

October 18, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Think about how many times during the day you help someone else. Now think about how many times during the day, you help yourself. Or take a 10-15 break, without any technology, just to do some deep breathing, walk around the block or nurture yourself. In most cases, you have a double digit number next to helping others. And you probably have a 0 or 1 next to helping yourself. Well, it’s time for self-nourishment aromatherapy! THE BANK OF YOU Start thinking of yourself as a bank. The bank of YOU – YOUbank, an Emotional bank, a Mind-Body Bank, whatever... View Article

Our Gut: The Worrier

October 16, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Where Do You Feel Your Emotions Did you know that each organ has an emotional counterpart? When you are experiencing a physical ailment, think about what emotions coincide with that body part. We hold the emotion of worry in the gut or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Anger in the liver. Grief in the lungs. Fear in the kidneys. Not feeling supported is in the bones. Ailments in the front of the body have to do with moving forward. Ailments in the back of the body have to do with letting go of something from the past. Right now, I want you... View Article

JennScents VIRTUAL Custom Aromatherapy Blending Bar

October 13, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Creating Personalized Blends to Match Your Mind-Body Health Needs We are excited to be one of the first to offer a Virtual Aromatherapy Custom Blending Bar experience. I began my aromatherapy custom blending bar in 2002, at a local herb shop in my hometown. There was nothing like it and it really happened by accident. It started out with me visiting the shop frequently as I was working on regaining my health. I then came every day and talked with people when they came into the store. I shared that I made me an Intestinal Soother to calm my bowels... View Article

JennScents Radiation Skin Support

September 28, 2017 Leave your thoughts

I have had several family members and friends go through radiation over the years. It really takes a toll on their skin, causing burning, redness, discoloration, hardness and discomfort. Not to mention the mental and emotional aspects. As a holistic aromatherapist, blending is my special gift. I knew when my mom asked for something to soothe her skin, I needed to whip up something spectacular. Hence, my Radiation Burn Salve and Spray was born. Ever since, I love that my products can bring the much needed relief to brighten someone’s day, and relieve their pain. Our Radiation Burn Salve &... View Article

Why can’t I sleep? Help me abolish insomnia!

June 28, 2017 2 Comments

Do you have trouble sleeping? What could be a cause of insomnia? Often I hear complaints like… “I wish I could fall asleep before midnight” “I can never get a good night’s sleep. I wake up every night around the same time and it takes me hours to fall back asleep” “I always wake up so tired. I barely slept and my brain just doesn’t want to function” Sound familiar? Sleep can be tricky.  Did you know that you have a body process called the circadian rhythm? This is a process that does maintenance on different body systems or organs every... View Article

JennScents launches a new skin product – JennScents Face Oil!

May 25, 2017 Leave your thoughts

JennScents Face Oil – A multi-purposed, skin-nourishing serum to enhance the landscape of your skin Our JennScents Face Oil was created to provide nourishment and repair to your skin while changing the landscape of your skin’s terrain. Tightening pores to create supple, hydrated and nourished skin which is known to combat fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, scarring and the signs of normal aging. We have included some of the top botanical oils in the beauty industry such as prickly pear seed oil, sandalwood seed oil, hemp oil, hyaluronic acid among others combined with a special formulation of skin nourishing essential oils such... View Article

How do I move forward when I feel stuck?

May 22, 2017 2 Comments

Emotions are vital to our everyday existence.  They propel us to move forward, face our fears and conquer our dreams.  But they also can be debilitating, consuming and overwhelming.  Most people don’t give too much attention when things are going right in their life.  They take for granted that their hard work, positive thinking and faith has blessed them with abundance for the day.  But you can be certain, that we give more focus to our life when things don’t go our way, we are having a bad day, our “luck” is unlucky and we just feel defeated.  Why is... View Article

Making Scents and Finding Your Health Direction

May 11, 2017 Leave your thoughts

When you get lost, you use a compass to find your way, right?  Should you be heading north, south, east, west or a combination of all directions to reach your destination? Well, what about when you need to find direction with your health? What tools do you have at your fingertips to guide you?   I want to introduce you to the Solle Compass, one of my favorite tools in my daily “healthbox”.  It is a system of Directional Mind-Body Health to help you find your way back to health. Just like the 4 directions on a compass, there are... View Article

Hyperpigmentation Serum

May 1, 2017 Leave your thoughts

I love this Hyperpigmentation Serum. I originally formulated it for myself and some of my spa clients to combat the pigmentation, discolorations and scarring left from acne, abrasive skin care products and other skin traumas. It is not a simple recipe, but rather a complex layered synergy of various botanical and essential oils. Some of the main ingredients are helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum), that is a powerhouse when it comes to scars, wounds (physical and emotional), and aids in tissue and cellular repair.  It offers anti-inflammatory, cicatrisant and vulnerary properties. As most people know, helichrysum is quite expensive, but delivers an... View Article

Meet the Maker Series at Laurelbox with Jennifer Pressimone

May 1, 2017 Leave your thoughts

At JennScents, I am an aromatherapy educator, practitioner, author, guest speaker and essential oil formulator (which is one of my favorite things to do).  When formulating, it is about matching up individual essential oils to the purpose and goal of the blend. This will give an effective result, not to mention, a beautiful scent to enjoy. I had the privilege of formulating some very special essential oil blends for an amazing company called laurelbox. They offer thoughtfully hand curated, small batch gift boxes designed to nourish the heart after loss.  They have great gifts for bereavement, love and kindness. Each and every laurelbox is presented with... View Article

Oregano Essential Oil vs. Oil of Oregano Supplement

May 1, 2017 1 Comment

What is the difference between oregano essential oil and oil of oregano (herbal supplement)? Dilution and potency. Oregano essential oil has gone through a steam distillation process and is a full concentrate of that procedure.  Oregano contains a phenol called carvacrol with which the potency varies between essential oil and the herbal supplement of Oil of Oregano (many supplement companies use a standardized dilution).  Oil of Oregano supplement is emulsified in a fat carrier such as safflower or olive oil, usually an extract, that is either distributed in a soft gel or liquid form. It is not a full concentrate,... 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