essential oil

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

Grapefruit Essential Oil Benefits: A Mover & Shaker Oil

Grapefruit Essential Oil Benefits: A Mover & Shaker Oil

June 6, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Ah, the smell of grapefruit is refreshing and uplifting.  One of my all-time favorite aromatherapy combinations is grapefruit mixed with peppermint essential oil.  It smells like cotton candy to me (minus the heavy sugary scent). It reminds me of run, refuels my spirit and invigorates my soul. Grapefruit has a distinct flavor to it, which gives you an early indicator that it is unique, bitter and firm in its aroma, yet sweet and rejuvenating. Grapefruit, being a citrus oil, is most notes as being a mood elevator. However, it does so much more for the body. It is a key... Read More

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