Posts for Botanical

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

June 28, 2017 1 Comment

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 faceLYFT oil!

May 25, 2017 Leave your thoughts

JennScents faceLYFT Oil – A multi-purposed, skin-nourishing serum to enhance the landscape of your skin Our JennScents faceLYFT 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 Leave your thoughts

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

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