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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

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

Mindful Aromatic Blending™

May 1, 2018 Leave your thoughts

How do you blend?  Do you set up a nice quiet area, line up your essential oils can carriers and create your blend masterpiece without any distractions?  Or are you mixing in a bowl, in the center of your kitchen table, with the television blaring, phone ringing and kids running about? Creating a well balanced, harmonious blend, requires Mindful Aromatic Blending™.   Mindful Aromatic Blending™ Mindful Aromatic Blending™ is the gift, talent and intention of being present before, during and after a blending session of essential oils and botanicals. Often times, we try to multi-task when formulating or making up... 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

Setting Healthy Boundaries: From Boulders to Balance

Setting Healthy Boundaries: From Boulders to Balance

April 30, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Setting healthy boundaries is a common issue for most people. It can affect mind, emotions, and ability to cope with or respond to situations. When do you say yes, and when do you say no? How do you protect yourself from being taken advantage of and having people walk all over you.  When do you speak up for yourself, and when do you let it roll off your shoulders?   Two Personalities of Boundaries There is a duality when setting boundaries that you need to be aware of.  On one hand, you need to establish firm boundaries from invasion or... Read More

Finding your aromatic WHY

Finding Your Aromatic WHY in Life & Business

April 30, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Many people have a hard time separating their individuality from their professional occupation. Over time you lose your personal identity and forget what make you happy, what drives and motivates you and the how-to skills to do something about it. Finding your aromatic WHY in your personal life, separate from your professional life is important to regaining your-self identity. This helps you feel empowered to embrace your uniqueness and special qualities. Aromatherapy can help you do both – be an individual as well as a professional.   Which Aromatherapy Personality Am I? To start the process of rediscovering you, get... Read More

Speaking Your Body's Language and Translating The Signals

Speaking Your Body’s Language & Translating The Signals

March 29, 2018 Leave your thoughts

How many people listen to their body? Okay, let me rephrase that, how many people listen to their body’s everyday, whether you are having a good day or bad day? Most people only pay attention when there is an issue, imbalance, illness, discomfort or pain. It is hard to recognize the very initial stage of an imbalance, especially if you don’t know what you are looking, or “listening” for. It could be something as simple as a slight headache, gas, bloating and tired muscles. If you don’t address these subtleties, the body “screams” a little louder, and that headache, indigestion... Read More

Cardamom - The Chi Enhancing Oil

Cardamom – The Chi Enhancing Oil

March 27, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Cardamom is often overlooked in aromatherapy and undervalued in it therapeutic potentiality. I think most people grab ginger or cinnamon, as these tend to be more popularized. Once someone smells this sweet, vegetative scent with camphoresque undertones, they connect to it on a deeper level and it opens up their mind and helps release certain emotional burdens. It is common in oral care products to sweeten breath, and enhance oral hygiene.   Cardamom Plant Characteristics Cardamom is a aromatic plant that can grow up to 122 feet high.  It belongs to the zingiberaceae (ginger) family which is known for having... Read More

Oh Those Hormones: Balancing Reproductive Organs & Processes

Oh Those Hormones: Balancing Reproductive Organs & Processes

March 26, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Ask any woman and they’ll tell you, oh those hormones have affected me at one time or another. Often times it affects quality of life, social activities, daily tasks, mental and emotional states. It can be debilitating, inconvenient and painful. Hormone imbalances doesn’t just affect women, they affect men too. It affects us at all ages from childhood to puberty, and adulthood to menopause or andropause.   Healthy, Happy Hormones The glandular system is responsible for regulating certain body functions via hormones and other secretions. These stimulate and promote healthy emotions, growth, development, sexual identity, body temperature and repair of tissue... Read More

Scentillect™ of Essential Oils – The For Scenterpretation™ of What Aromas Mean?

March 1, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Scentillect™ for Scenterpretation™ of essential oils. Using your Scent Intelligence to interpret and translate Scent Messages, making you a Scent Whisperer™. What does all of this mean?  Your scents have a certain level of innate, instinctual and habitual intelligence. When you smell a certain scent, your response or reaction is telling you something about yourself, as well as about that particular oil. It may connect on a level that empowers you to be ready to embark on the journey of unveiling and dealing with deep, buried emotional issues. It may also bring up a defense within you, indicating you may... Read More

Helichrysum - The Deep Wound Healer

Helichrysum – The Deep Wound Healer

February 28, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Helichrysum, aka the “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, hay-like... Read More

What The Liver? An Organ of Anger & Action

What The Liver? An Organ of Anger & Action

February 16, 2018 Leave your thoughts

When you ask someone about their liver, most will say, yes, it’s in there. Well, what does it do? A lot! To be more specific, it plays a huge role in detoxifying the body.  It has over 500 functions and 11 detoxification pathways (5 in Phase 1 and 6 in Phase 2) to get the junk out and aid in immunity and digestion. Where is my liver? The liver is located to the right of the stomach, behind the ribcage, and below the diaphragm. I call this the “everything organ”. Helping with digestion, absorption, food processing, bile secretion, and blood filtering,... Read More