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Carrot Seed Essential Oil: Perks of Its Personality & Characteristics

Carrot Seed Essential Oil: Perks of Its Personality & Characteristics

September 20, 2018 Leave your thoughts

If you are new to aromatherapy, you may not have known a carrot seed essential oil existed.  For more seasoned aromatherapist, I bet carrot seed essential oil is a staple in your repertory of aromatherapy ingredients. Although this is typically not a common oil among aromatherapy lovers, it is a very powerful and necessary oil.  It is however, a popular choice with those who practice aromatherapy in a more professional setting, especially with skin and body care, mind-body restoration and maternal nurturing.     Carrot Seed Oil Plant Characteristic Scenterpretation™ When you are becoming familiar with an essential oil and building... 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

Helichrysum - The Deep Wound Healer

Helichrysum – The Deep Wound Healer

February 28, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Helichrysum, the “wound healer”, is one of my absolutely favorite essential oils! It is a powerful healer of the mind, body and soul, especially when the wounds are deep. Think of PTSD, traumatic situations, severe and/or chronic cognitive deficits and scarring on the skin. Its heavy, hay-like floral, yet herby-earthy and green scent can hydrate and nourish skin, while penetrating and warming the depths of emotional scars.   Helichryum Plant Signatures Helichrysum is a shrub that grows a little more than three feet high, with slender, leaf-like stems and a cluster of golden-yellow flowers that have a spongy appearance. The... 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

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

Cinnamon, Spice & Everything Nice This Holiday Season

November 8, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Bringing Comfort & Joy ‘Tis the season to add some spice in your life. The weather is cooler, stress management is in full gear and some tummy nurturing is much needed (or will be needed). Who can you call to be your “stress extinguisher”? Cinnamon!  I call cinnamon essential oil, a “hug in a bottle”.  It brings comfort, stability, feelings of safety and security, warms the heart and provokes self love. The holidays are a time to celebrate, but for some, it can be a lonely, sad and stressful time. Time to spice up your life, or help spice up... Read More

Ginger Junction – A digestive must-have

October 23, 2017 1 Comment

Ginger to the Rescue Thanksgiving time is upon us. We will all be overeating, indulging in treats and in need of some serious digestive support. I bet every table will have some form of ginger root on it. Most people are familiar with ginger candy and herbal tea. However, the essential oil is somewhat under utilized. Adding ginger essential oil with roman chamomile and peppermint (in equal parts) can be the trifecta of “Thanksgiving Overindulgence”.  Make up in a roll-on or spray, and place them on the dinner table with instructions of use on the label. You will be everyone’s... Read More

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... Read More

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The Power of Helichrysum For Emotional Healing

January 19, 2016

Helichyrsum is a very special plant and essential oil.  It is one of my absolute favorites for emotional healing. It helps us combat deep emotional scars, battle wounds, traumas, PTSD and adversity.  It inspires courage, willpower and strength to persevere and conquer anger, fear and resentment. Not only does it help with emotional scars, but physical scars as well.  You can diffuse a couple drops during the day, or when you are journaling about your emotional issues, to help you connect on a deeper level, really reaching the depths of that trauma so you can own it then release it. Helichrysum... Read More