Posts for Herbals

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

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

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

JennScents Nipple Cream: Relief for Women & Men

February 21, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Most people don’t realize how painful the nipples can be when they are clogged during breastfeeding or dry and cracked from a hormone imbalance (affecting both women and men). They can become infected,  bleed, severely dry, cracked, and sensitive to the touch. Some women cannot even wear a bra, and even having a shirt on can aggravate it.   This is not a new problem popping up, but one people feel more comfortable seeking a solution for.  On average, approximately 80-90% of nursing moms experience some kind of nipple irritation and discomfort when breastfeeding, such as tenderness, swollen, hot, plugged... 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

March 19, 2014 Leave your thoughts

Maca Maca Man…or Woman! Maca has a rich history, used for centuries in Peru, revered for its energy ad libido enhancing effects. Today, its popular for strength building, stamina, endurance and performance by athletes, those on the go and stay at home moms. Maca has naturally occurring vitamins, minerals and amino acids, making it nutritious as well as mood supporting. Just to name a few…B vitamins, calcium, iodine, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Mnay studies show its benefits with PMS, prostate issues, mental clarity and stress reduction. My favorite Maca supplement formula is from Solle Naturals, called Solle Excell.  It contains... View Article