Holistic Health Posts & Resources

Aromatherapy Roots: Getting to know Rene-Maurice Gattefosse

Aromatherapy Roots: Getting to know Rene-Maurice Gattefosse

October 7, 2020 Leave your thoughts

Interesting story about Rene-Maurice Gattefosse…many who have studied aromatherapy, have heard his name as a leading pioneer in forging the path in aromatherapy. As the legend goes, it has been said that he burned his hand and stuck it in a vath of lavender oil to heal it. Well, that is not actually true. The Lavender Legend I first learned about that legend when I started studying aromatherapy almost 20 years ago. I recently attended an aromatherapy conference and heard Gattefosse’s granddaughter and great-granddaughter share his life’s legacy. Turns out, on 7/25/1910, he actually was working in his lab (as... Read More

Essential Oils For Nerve Pain Case Study: CRPS

September 2, 2020 Leave your thoughts

Working with essential oils for nerve pain can be tricky. My advice is to start slow and work up as nerves really are sensitive. It’s like eating ice with an exposed nerve or receded gum line. You have to be aware of several factors so you can properly assess and formulate a helpful blend using essential oils for nerve pain, without overstimulating the pain. What is their sensitivity level? Where is the pain? How long have they had the pain? What is their pain level on a scale of 1-10? Current tissue state? Hot or cold? Wet or Dry? Tense... Read More

Your Mind Matters: Turning it Into Your Best Asset

May 20, 2020 Leave your thoughts

Help My Mind & Brain with aromatherapy and herbs Our mind is incredibly powerful. It inspires, empowers and encourages us when it is healthy, active and nourished.  We can think clearly, be witty and spontaneous, creative, innovative problem-solving and we feel like we can conquer and accomplish anything. It serves as our best asset as no one else thinks like you. The ideas you dream of, the way you tackle a problem and create a solution, the ambitions, personality and dedication you possess. However, when it is taxed, stressed, undernourished and abused, it can be our worse enemy. Emotions will... Read More

4 Tips for a Successful Cleansing Experience

April 3, 2020 Leave your thoughts

Is a cleanse right for you? Want to know 4 tips for a successful cleansing experience? Here is how you can show your colon some love. There are several types of herbal cleanses. Choosing one that is right for you will take a proper assessment of answering the following questions. What is my goal for doing the cleanse? Where is my health at right now? Meaning, am I healthy or working through some health challenges? If you having some health challenges, what are they? You will need to cross-reference any contraindications that might apply to the cleanse you choose. For... Read More

Can Smelling Essential Oils Help My Anosmia?

March 30, 2020 1 Comment

This is a question I get asked often…can smelling essential oils help my anosmia?  The short answer is yes, however there is a method to follow.    What is anosmia? This is the loss absent of the ability to smell. Anosmia has been scientifically linked to a deficiency of zinc (source), an important trace mineral for immunity, absorption, growth and development. Other studies show that it can contribute to someone feeling more isolated, unhappy and have a lower quality of life.    What causes it? There are a number of reasons. chronic exposure to environmental and cleaning chemicals undergoing chemotherapy... Read More

10 Important Health Medicinal Mushrooms

December 9, 2019 Leave your thoughts

The Power of Medicinal Mushroom First, let me say that medicinal mushrooms are not the same as the button mushrooms in the produce aisle of the grocery store. Or the ones growing in the cow pastures near your house. Quality is important. Medicinal mushrooms have been used for centuries for a variety of health issues including boosting immunity, strengthening the brain and balancing blood sugar. More recent evidence based science confirms and expands on the health benefits these medicinal mushrooms can offer us. Taken before bed, they have been shown to enhance a restful sleep. In physical, mental and emotional... Read More

7 Aromatherapy Recipes for Women’s Health: Head, Heart & Gut

September 27, 2019 Leave your thoughts

7 Aromatherapy Recipes for Women’s Health: Head, Heart & Gut Women, we certainly are rockstars, aren’t we? We navigate through our daily responsibilities as a caretaker, leader, emotional warrior and peacemaker. If we are so awesome, why do we put ourselves last on our list of things to do? Why do we not take more time to nourish ourselves? Why are we not first on our list? That changes now. Let’s support each other. Encourage each other. Inspire each other to take care of our physical, mental and emotional needs. After all, everyone depends on us. Ok, great. You are... Read More

JennScents Holistic Aromatherapy Comprehensive Guide Book Review: Through the Eyes of a Student

JennScents Holistic Aromatherapy Comprehensive Guide Book Review: Through the Eyes of a Student

August 20, 2019 Leave your thoughts

JennScents Holistic Aromatherapy Comprehensive Guide Book Review: Through the Eyes of a Student Written by:  Lovetta Davis I specifically chose this textbook to assist me with my Level 1 JennScents Aromatherapy certification course that I am now in the process of taking and completing.  Not only did this textbook assist me in taking and completing this course with its valuable wealth of information, but it also was a valid education for me in learning the “truth” about the often misunderstood, misinformed and falsified world of “essential oils”, in the effort toward capitalization of the industry.  Nowadays you can practically get... Read More

JennScents Holistic Aromatherapy Comprehensive Guide Backstory

June 5, 2019 Leave your thoughts

The JennScents Holistic Aromatherapy Comprehensive Guide  The JennScents Holistic Aromatherapy Comprehensive Guide was a labor of love for author, Jennifer Pressimone. It is a compilation of her education, references, resources and personal experience. She shares over 100 essential oil profiles, numerous carrier oils, charts for physical, mental and emotional aromatherapy support, mind-body-gut connection and a whole lot more.   How the 100+ Essential Oils Were Chosen Jennifer uses about 125-130 essential oils in her aromatherapy business. She wanted to share information and her experience with the ones she uses the most including lavender, lemongrass, oregano and rosemary. In addition, she... Read More

Aromatherapy Interview with Jennifer Pressimone, Founder & Instructor at JennScents

May 15, 2019 Leave your thoughts

Jennifer Pressimone is a world leader in aromatherapy business, product and event development as well as educational landscape with her JennScents Aromaversity®. She has seen the topography of the aromatherapy industry change over the last 20 years and has played a vital role in advancing the profession and practice of authentic aromatherapy. Let’s chat with her about her journey, discoveries and experience. How did you come into aromatherapy? It is serendipitous how God puts us in the right place, at just the right time, surrounded by just the right people. I truly am blessed not only to have experienced this,... Read More

Getting to Know Jennifer Pressimone, Clinical Phyto-Aromatherapist

Getting to Know Jennifer Pressimone, Clinical Phyto-Aromatherapist

November 15, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Getting to Know Jennifer Pressimone, Clinical Phyto-Aromatherapist & Scentpreneur™  Jennifer Pressimone is one of the leading aromatherapist in the world. She has taught many personal and professional aromatherapists as well many in the medical field such as doctors, nurses, physical therapists, chiropractors, dietitians, dentists and radiologists. Her passion for aromatherapy began when she was faced with her own health crisis in 1999. Throughout her journey, she learned how to help herself, and has dedicated her mission to helping others through their own health challenges with the lessons, experiences, research and training she has gained. According to Jennifer, “I feel I... Read More

A Snapshot of the 2018 World Of Aromatherapy Conference

A Snapshot of the 2018 World Of Aromatherapy Conference with Jennifer Pressimone

November 15, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Aromatic Bliss at its best! Words cannot describe the feeling I left with from the 2018 NAHA World of Aromatherapy Conference.  It was incredibly refueling, inspiring, empowering, motivating and elating to be in such extraordinary company of so many aromatherapy veterans, “rockstars” (or “scentstars” as I call them) and newly passionate aromatherapists. The energy was enlivening and the camaraderie was infectious. All I can say, is WOW!  I can’t wait for the next World Of Aromatherapy Conference in 2020. Well, let me not get ahead of myself.  First, I want to share my experience with you from the perspective of... Read More