Posts for Botanical

Gut-Brain Specific Probiotic

March 19, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Did you know that you literally have a nerve that connects the brain in your head with the brain in your gut? It’s called the Vagus nerve, or 10th cranial nerve and is a part of the enteric nervous system. This is what gives us the phenomena of “butterflies in our stomach” (Dr. Michael Gerson, The Second Brain), and ignites our “gut feeling” and intuition (which can help us in decision making, behaviors, responses and reactions).  The brain in your gut has been said to have more responsibilities than the brain in your head.  Gershon says “the second brain contains... 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

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

A Scentsational Workspace to improve productivity, mood and performance!

February 1, 2017 Leave your thoughts

It’s time to replace the unhealthy “smoke-break” with a healthier option – the “scent-break”. In a workplace world full of technology, deadlines, multi-tasking and daily demands…wouldn’t it be nice to have a “spa” at your desk, at any given moment?  Well you can! Just imagine, at the snap of your fingers, you can be surrounded by relaxing lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), revitalizing sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) and comforting cinnamon (Cinnamomum zylancium).   Here’s how you do it. Dedicate one of your desk drawers as your “spa-time” drawer and include these essentials: A basket or organza bag of your favorite essential oils... View Article

Scents to help you start off the new year with inspiration, encouragement and energy!

December 30, 2016 Leave your thoughts

Most people promote “ a new year, a new you”.  But why do you have to be new?  Why can’t you be you, but better or enhanced? Whatever your resolution, be true to who you are, and where you are in your life.  Strive to be authentic, comfortable in your own skin and truly happy so you can actively pursuing your dreams.   Taking a self-evaluation is never a bad place to start.  But first, take a few minutes to reflect back on the past year to see what you loved about your year.  What challenges did you face?  Did... View Article

What is Activated Charcoal?

December 30, 2016 Leave your thoughts

Activated charcoal was a hot trend in 2016 and has been projected to continue in popularity in 2017.  It actually is not something new. It has been around for hundreds of years, used commonly by homeopathic doctors, naturopathic doctors, chiropractors, herbalist, aromatherapist and in Emergency Medicine to combat food poisoning. Other benefits include intestinal upset, overproduction of mast cells (that phlegm overload you wake up with) and liver toxicity (i.e., hangovers). Charcoal is an absorbent (sponge) and adsorbent (magnet).  Its purpose is to soak up toxic debris so the body can carry it out through normal eliminative channels. It has... View Article

Aromatherapy…Olfaction in an Instant to Promote Courage and Joy

November 28, 2016 Leave your thoughts

Aromatherapy is a unique, fun and self-fulfilling practice that brings most people joy, comfort, peace, relaxation, rejuvenation, revitalization and inspiration. A single scent can provoke an immediate response to tell your body how to respond.  You see, scent travels in through the nose, to the olfactory bulb, where scent assessment and recognition takes place.  It then continues through several other cephalic organs and processes, such as the hypothalamus, hippocampus and amygdala, as it makes its way down the vagus nerve, aka the tenth cranial nerve, and triggers the “second brain”, the gut, to take action.  This instant process of “assess... View Article