Posts for Skin Care

Lemongrass: An Essential Oil with Sass

May 1, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Lemongrass essential oil has a distinct lemony-herby scent that makes you feel like you are walking in the middle of an herb garden. You can spot it anywhere, visually and sensorial.  In the aromatherapy world, it is most noted to support the immune, lymphatic and circulatory systems.  It is also a common oil added to insect repellents, deodorants and other personal care products.  It is a refreshing, yet striking scent to penetrate the senses and elicit a response, pretty quickly.   What the Lemongrass Plant Characteristics Tell Us Lemongrass has a powerful, sweet and herbaceous aroma, that commands the air... Read More

Helichrysum - The Deep Wound Healer

Helichrysum – The Deep Wound Healer

February 28, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Helichrysum, the “wound healer”, is one of my absolutely favorite essential oils! It is a powerful healer of the mind, body and soul, especially when the wounds are deep. Think of PTSD, traumatic situations, severe and/or chronic cognitive deficits and scarring on the skin. Its heavy, hay-like floral, yet herby-earthy and green scent can hydrate and nourish skin, while penetrating and warming the depths of emotional scars.   Helichryum Plant Signatures Helichrysum is a shrub that grows a little more than three feet high, with slender, leaf-like stems and a cluster of golden-yellow flowers that have a spongy appearance. The... Read More

Jasmine-The Mama Bear Essential Oil Personality

Jasmine – The Mama Bear Essential Oil Personality

January 11, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Beautiful flower with a powerful punch Don’t mess with jasmine, the essential oil that is. Think about how a mama bear protects her cubs. She is very protective, controlling of a situation and nurturing. Jasmine is a night owl. Just as most wild animals come out at night, her scent is at its strongest peak during the night. Connecting the dots, you can see how this would be a good choice for those working the nightshift to help manage the stress on the circadian rhythm. Jasmine is a beautiful scent. Intoxicating and overwhelming at times, but sensuous, nonetheless. It is heavy,... Read More

Thyroid Stoplight

The Thyroid Stoplight for Mind, Body and Soul Health

December 20, 2017 Leave your thoughts

What is the thyroid’s purpose? The thyroid is a gland that regulates metabolism of carbs, thyroid hormones, proteins and fats. It has an influence on the body’s growth ability and metabolic rate (weight management). It’s best friend is the adrenals, as they work together to generate physical, mental and emotional energy, assist in weight management, regulates sleep, and many other functions. In natural health, the thyroid has been referred to as the “third ovary”, as there is a connection between thyroid function and ovarian function. A March-April 2011 study showed “Severe longstanding hypothyroidism leads to increased ovarian volume and/or cyst... Read More

Essential Oil Scent Contamination

December 7, 2017 3 Comments

That’s MY Oil Did you know there is such a thing as essential oil contamination? I was recently at an event sharing the benefits of essential oils, and letting attendees smell and connect with the different scents. One lady came up to me and told me how much she loves essential oils. She then excitedly grabbed the bottle out of my hand, opened the lid and placed her fingers over the orifice reducer top to “shake it up” (you do not need to shake up your essential oils in this manner).  She then proceeded to dab the orifice reducer top... Read More

JennScents Radiation Skin Support

September 28, 2017 1 Comment

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 &... Read More

JennScents launches a new skin product – JennScents Face Oil!

May 25, 2017 Leave your thoughts

JennScents Face Oil – A multi-purposed, skin-nourishing serum to enhance the landscape of your skin Our JennScents Face Oil was created to provide nourishment and repair to your skin while changing the landscape of your skin’s terrain. Tightening pores to create supple, hydrated and nourished skin which is known to combat fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, scarring and the signs of normal aging. We have included some of the top botanical oils in the beauty industry such as prickly pear seed oil, sandalwood seed oil, hemp oil, hyaluronic acid among others combined with a special formulation of skin nourishing essential oils such... Read More

Hyperpigmentation Serum

May 1, 2017 Leave your thoughts

I love this Hyperpigmentation Serum. I originally formulated it for myself and some of my spa clients to combat the pigmentation, discolorations and scarring left from acne, abrasive skin care products and other skin traumas. It is not a simple recipe, but rather a complex layered synergy of various botanical and essential oils. Some of the main ingredients are helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum), that is a powerhouse when it comes to scars, wounds (physical and emotional), and aids in tissue and cellular repair.  It offers anti-inflammatory, cicatrisant and vulnerary properties. As most people know, helichrysum is quite expensive, but delivers an... Read More