Mental & Emotional Health Posts & Resources

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 Applications Completing case studies as a student gives you first-hand experience, working with different personalities, different blending techniques and seeing varying... 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

Essential Oil Recipes For Muscle Pain & Tension Relief

September 12, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Muscle pain is no joke. When you don’t feel good, or are experiencing any level of pain, all you want is that quick relief remedy.  What if a special combination of plants and essential oils could offer you that much needed relief?  All-natural, safe for most people and effective. I’ll share some of my favorite recipes that I have used, or my clients have used to alleviate that muscle strain, sprain, tension, pulled muscle and overall pain. Why Aromatherapy Can Help With Pain Relief Aromatherapy has thousands of years of histories from all cultures from Egyptians, to Greeks, Romans, Ayurveda... Read More

FEAR warrior

The F.E.A.R. Warrior: Forget Everything Achieve Resolution

July 25, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Fear! Many people associate with an uncomfortable, stressful, paralyzing and cringing feeling. What if we changed our perception of fear? And associated it with something not so paralyzing and negative? Our minds are a powerful resource we have to overcome and conquer anything we set out to do.  You have heard that saying before, “mind over matter”, right? Well, it’s true. When your mind believes, the “matter” becomes resolvable. It becomes a challenge that needs solving, addressed or conquered. This is where you get to exercise your inner Fear Warrior.  F.E.A.R. stands for Forget Everything, Achieve Resolution. Resolve, not fret.... Read More

The YOUvement™: Get Moving Inside and Out

The YOUvement™: Get Moving Inside and Out

June 5, 2018 Leave your thoughts

What is the YOUvement™? It is about YOU creating movement in YOUr life. When you connect to your inner self, accept and appreciate you for who you are, its time to take yourself “on the road” and get moving. Put your personal plan into action. Don’t have one yet? Here is a great place to start – create your Personal Milemarker™ Map. This is helpful when you feel stuck or trapped by your circumstances. Got your plan? Now, let’s keep you moving. Think about areas in your life, personally, professionally, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually where you are stuck. What... Read More

Scent Defenders: Heighten Awareness and Minimize Personal Attack Invasion

May 3, 2018 Leave your thoughts

How do you protect yourself when you  feel attacked? It certainly is not a good feeling when you allow someone to invade your personal and mental space. You give them power when you do this. You open yourself up to receive their personal attack and negativity. Keep in mind, everyone is at a different place in their healing process in life. Some have not learned the skill to work through their grief, anger, fear and bitterness. Others are in the midst of healing, and may experience emotional diarrhea (emotions all over the place). And others have learned how to use... Read More