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Essential Oils For Common Skin Issues

Essential Oils For Common Skin Issues

February 25, 2021 Leave your thoughts

Essential Oils for Common Skin Issues Essential oils have been used for centuries for skin care. From Egyptians to Greeks, Romans, traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda medicine to a huge multi-billion dollar industry today. There are products for general skin care needs and specialized products that cater to certain skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.   Choosing Essential Oils for Skin Conditions When you are choosing essential oils for certain skin conditions, here are a few characteristics to cross-reference. Do you have any allergies, sensitivities or contraindications (health conditions, medications, etc.) What essential oils do you have on hand Therapeutic... Read More

Aromatherapy for Hair & Scalp Health & Growth

Aromatherapy for Hair & Scalp Health & Growth

December 22, 2020 Leave your thoughts

Aromatherapy For Hair & Scalp Health In ancient times plant material was used to strengthen hair and nourish the scalp. Enfleurage techniques were popular among Egyptians, Greeks & Romans, as well as in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Fast forward to today…botanicals are still used in hair, skin & scalp care. There are more advanced infusions with plant extracts that maximize specific results and incorporate essential oils.  More scientific studies have been conducted showing the benefits and efficacy of using botanicals for hair and scalp health.   Common Hair & Scalp Imbalances Here are some common hair and scalp issues... 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

Lemongrass for Anxiety, Dandruff and Immune System

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, aka the “deep wound healer”, is one of my absolutely favorite essential oils! It is a powerful healer of the mind, body, spirit and soul, especially when the wounds are deep. One you take a look at these flowers, you can see why. Or should I say, feel why. The beautiful golden flowers spark a light within you to see the bright side. Mentally it can help PTSD, hurt or burned by stressful situations, combat negativity, pessimism and severe and/or chronic cognitive deficits. It combats scars of all forms, physical (pigmentation, cuts, scrapes) and emotional. Helichrysum has a heavy,... 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

Thyroid Support 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 4 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 during her radiation treatments, that 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.... 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