Posts for Mental Health

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

Essential Oils and EMF Protection

October 11, 2017 Leave your thoughts

I was recently asked if there is an essential oil that helps with EMF (electromagnetic field) protection. Antioxidants have been scientifically shown to be very beneficial with EMF protection. All 100% pure essential oils possess antioxidant properties, in addition to many other health supporting properties such as anti-inflammatory, antiviral, immune boosting, nervine, etc. They each have varying Hertz frequencies, which generate energetic protection by increasing the body’s Hz to combat the incoming stimuli. When you look at the effects that EMF’s have on immune system suppression, blood cell functions and health and cellular communication, you can see that essential oils... View Article

Why can’t I sleep? Help me abolish insomnia!

June 28, 2017 2 Comments

Do you have trouble sleeping? What could be a cause of insomnia? Often I hear complaints like… “I wish I could fall asleep before midnight” “I can never get a good night’s sleep. I wake up every night around the same time and it takes me hours to fall back asleep” “I always wake up so tired. I barely slept and my brain just doesn’t want to function” Sound familiar? Sleep can be tricky.  Did you know that you have a body process called the circadian rhythm? This is a process that does maintenance on different body systems or organs every... View Article

Honoring Our Veterans With Deep Appreciation & Gratitude

May 24, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Mental Health PSA as we approach memorial day – a day to honor our veterans who have seen and experienced some unimaginable sights. Mental Health instability affects so many people. There are statistics that show it affects 1 in 5 people, but what about those who suffer in silence. I’d almost bet the stats are closer to 1 in 2 or 3 people. It’s the silent sufferers I want to reach out to. Many depend on anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medications to go out in public, handle stress and even just do normal, everyday tasks.  Here are some helpful ideas to... View Article

Meet the Maker Series at Laurelbox with Jennifer Pressimone

May 1, 2017 Leave your thoughts

At JennScents, I am an aromatherapy educator, practitioner, author, guest speaker and essential oil formulator (which is one of my favorite things to do).  When formulating, it is about matching up individual essential oils to the purpose and goal of the blend. This will give an effective result, not to mention, a beautiful scent to enjoy. I had the privilege of formulating some very special essential oil blends for an amazing company called laurelbox. They offer thoughtfully hand curated, small batch gift boxes designed to nourish the heart after loss.  They have great gifts for bereavement, love and kindness. Each and every laurelbox is presented with... 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

Supporting Mental Health with Scents: Aromatherapy for our Mind

February 1, 2017 2 Comments

Mental health imbalances affect thousands of people in the United States, every day. Some people have trouble getting out of bed, some have debilitating fears that keep them from leaving the house or being in crowds, and others have eating disorders, sleep disturbances, depression and anxiety. Lifestyle experiences, environment, nutrition, social support and aromatherapy are key factors in daily well-being. Most people don’t realize the power a scent can have on behavior, mood, responses and reactions.   Aromatherapy is a powerful tool at our fingertips that can help with any mental and cognitive issue.  When you smell a particular scent... View Article