Mental & Emotional Health Posts & Resources

What is Cognitive Aromatherapy and Why is it Important?

What is Cognitive Aromatherapy and Why is it Important?

December 31, 2020 Leave your thoughts

What is Cognitive Aromatherapy? Cognitive aromatherapy is the use of essential oils and botanicals for mental and emotional health, optimal brain and neurotransmitter functions. It focuses on bridging gut-brain communications to ignite, transmit and deliver neurotransmissions in an accurate, efficient and effect way. Mental health is an issue that plagues our society today. There are so many culprits, but bottom line, neurotransmitter messages are being affected, and its slowing down cognitive efficiency. These deficits can cause some people to have paralyzing fear, debilitating anxiety and overwhelming depression. Cognitive aromatherapy seeks to empower, inspire and motivate mental and emotional movement. It... Read More

Mindset Reset Habits

Mindset Reset Habits

September 18, 2020 Leave your thoughts

Mindset & Health Coach Jennifer Pressimone shares helpful & valuable tips and strategies for you to create and develop healthy habits…easily & effectively.  Learn how you can reset & rebound from unhealthy thoughts, habits, actions and behaviors to increase your productivity & focus. Here are resourceful and effective time hacks to help you set a healthy routine and rebound if you get out of your routine. Creating a rebound reboot strategy for yourself can help you quickly get back on track if you get distracted. Why is this important? Because the longer you stay out of your routine, the easier... Read More

Scar Reducing Essential Oils

7 Scar Reducing Essential Oils

September 8, 2020 Leave your thoughts

7 Scar Reducing Essential Oils When most people think of scars, they think of physical scars, that you can see with the human eye.  It is an unwanted discoloration of the skin, sometimes in a very obvious spot like the face, leg, hand or neck. Our goal is to find a remedy that can minimize the appearance of such scars.   Skin Support Wouldn’t it be great to not only reduce scar visibility, but also enhance the overall function of the skin (our largest eliminative organ) while working on our emotions at the same time? Essential oils are very powerful... 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

Citrus Essential Oils Comparison Chart Guide

February 4, 2020 Leave your thoughts

Why are Citrus Essential Oils so Important? Citrus essential oils are top notes. They typically come at you quick, then dissipate within a short period of time. So, if their scent doesn’t linger, why are they so important? Can they help that fast? The answer is yes. Even when a scent doesn’t linger, science shows us that just one whiff can fill the olfactory receptor sites to cause the brain to engage, activate and trigger action throughout the entire body and brain. They are important because they are our “cheerleaders”. Our “flashlight”. Our “activators”. They activate the mind and body... Read More

5 Brain Boosting Essential Oil Recipes to Increase Productivity

January 16, 2020 Leave your thoughts

Essential Oil Recipes to Increase Productivity Aromatherapy can enhance cognitive functions, in all areas of the brain and gut. Science shows it powerful effects for enhancing memory recall, learning new tasks, cognitive response time, analytical thinking and problem-solving. Memories triggered by scent have stronger emotional connections, therefore appear more intense than other memory triggers such as sight, sound or touch (source).  When you have faster and accurate cognitive functions, it will enhance and accellerate productivity, stamina and endurance. This is helpful for work projects and performance, as well as daily personal tasks. Let’s face it, we are in a multi-tasking,... Read More

Bay Laurel Significance With Nerves and Victory

Bay Laurel Significance With Nerves & Victory

January 15, 2020 Leave your thoughts

Bay Laurel Essential Oil, Laurus nobilis Bay laurel is probably most recognized for its use in the Olympic Games as a symbol of victory. It has a sweet yet dry, warming, floral-ish scent with ever so light hints of spice. It is a very strong scent, so 1 drop in an aromatherapy blend can go a long way. Too much can overtake and overpower a blend. A good balance would be 1 drop bay laurel to 3 drops of a citrus note, 2 drops of a floral note, and 1-2 drops of a base note. Physically, bay laurel can calm... 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

Anxiety, Depression & Stress, Oh My! Aromatherapy to the Rescue!

Anxiety, Depression & Stress, Oh My! 11 Essential Oils to the Rescue!

October 1, 2019 Leave your thoughts

Essential Oils for Anxiety, Depression & Stress…Aromatherapy to the Rescue! There are so many people who suffer from anxiety, depression and stress. Statistics show millions, and that is just the ones diagnosed with anxiety and depression. We are fast paced, technologically advanced society who tries to get so much done in a short period of time. Obviously, this places physical, mental and emotional stress on a person, causing them to feel overwhelmed and overtaxed. You feel like you are carrying the weight of the world. When this goes on for a certain period of time, it can build up inside,... 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

Why Does One Aromatherapy Method Work Over Another?

Why Does One Aromatherapy Method Work Over Another?

December 29, 2018 Leave your thoughts

I get asked this question a lot from students – “why does one application method work over another?”.  Or “Does one application method in aromatherapy work better than others?”  Bottom line, it comes down to three factors – the purpose of your aromatherapy blend, the contents or ingredient list and user compliance.  If someone does not take baths and only prefers showers, a “bath salt” might not be the best option.  You may consider a shower gel.   Experience of Application Methods Completing case studies as a student gives you first-hand experience, working with different personalities, different blending techniques and... Read More

Essential Oils for ADHD

Essential Oils for ADHD

September 20, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Integrating aromatherapy into a daily regimen has been proven to be very effective in managing mood, behavior, responses and reactions. When you match up the right remedies to tackle an issue, you will always see results.  If you are not seeing or feeling results, then you need to look deeper at the core issue and determine the true culprits of the imbalance. For example, certain foods can cause chemical reactions, metabolism changes and neurotransmitter disruptions within the body.  But this is not a cookie cutter effect for everyone.  I could eat sweet potatoes and be completely fine and satisfied with... Read More