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Aromatherapy Blending Techniques

March 13, 2017 2 Comments

World-renowned Holistic Aromatherapist and founder of the JennScents Aromaversity, Jennifer Pressimone shares various aromatherapy blending techniques. This class is for all of those people who are using essential oils and want to know the best way to create a blend for specific purposes. Learn how essential oils interact with each other, application methods, dilution ratios and particular blending techniques to take your aromatherapy skills to the next level. Bring a friend and enjoy a walk in the gardens after class (included in registration).  3 CEU’s available for LMT, CNA’s and Licensed Dieticians. Class note: please do not wear any synthetic... Read More

Perfume & Cologne Scents: Friend or Foe

February 21, 2017 1 Comment

Have you ever walked into a store, and everywhere you go, there is a stream of a strong, powerful perfume or cologne? Most of the time people make a face as the extreme odor takes their breath away. If you could see the vapor trail, it would lag behind the person wearing that perfume for miles. That can’t be good for you.  You’ve heard of second-hand smoke? Well, this is second-hand chemical exposure.  Did you know that many perfumes contain thousands of chemicals to give you that distinct scent? And where do you wear perfume?  On the neck…where lymphatic glands... Read More

JennScents Aromaversity Student Book Review from February 2017

February 15, 2017 Leave your thoughts

Book: JennScents Holistic Aromatherapy Comprehensive Guide, author Jennifer Pressimone. This is the first book I had purchased on aromatherapy and thought that after taking classes with Jennifer, this was the best place to start. I enjoyed the book for many reasons, firstly because the extensive information continues to help me in my growth of knowledge. I have found that I really enjoy how easy it is to use with the table of contents, the general index, and all of the charts and recipes. In my opinion this guide is a great reference book for the beginner to the more experienced... Read More

5 Essential Oils to Support Mental Health

5 Essential Oils to Support Mental Health

February 1, 2017 2 Comments

Essential Oils to Support Mental Health Mental health imbalances affect hundreds of 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 your fingertips that can help with any mental and cognitive... Read More

Aromatherapy…Olfaction in an Instant to Promote Courage and Joy

November 28, 2016 Leave your thoughts

Aromatherapy is a unique, fun and self-fulfilling practice that brings most people joy, comfort, peace, relaxation, rejuvenation, revitalization and inspiration. A single scent can provoke an immediate response to tell your body how to respond.  You see, scent travels in through the nose, to the olfactory bulb, where scent assessment and recognition takes place.  It then continues through several other cephalic organs and processes, such as the hypothalamus, hippocampus and amygdala, as it makes its way down the vagus nerve, aka the tenth cranial nerve, and triggers the “second brain”, the gut, to take action.  This instant process of “assess... Read More

The Frankincense Personality

November 16, 2016 Leave your thoughts

When I think of essential oils, they are like people to me.  They all look and act differently, respond and are inspired differently. I’ve used phyto-therapy for almost 15 years, and every time I blend with an essential and/or carrier oil, it gives me a little more insight into its personality.  What benefits – mind, body and soul – will offer to the recipient? What role will it play in a certain custom blend? It’s like having a “people whisperer” in a bottle.  Scents will connect to people not only when they need it to elevate a positive or healthy... Read More

Essential Oil Origin – What We Need To Know

September 27, 2016 6 Comments

Essential Oil Origin – What We Need To Know I was recently asked if the origin of an essential oil matters and if someone could grow any plant in their backyard, distill it and make their own essential oils. Also, is organic an absolute must or can a wild-crafted essential oil produce similar, or sometimes better therapeutic properties?  I will share my personal “two cents” on this topic, knowing that there are many schools of thought.   To start the dialogue let me begin by saying that these are not quite easy yes or no answers. When I first began my natural... Read More

Holistic Aromatherapy Certification with JennScents Aromaversity

March 9, 2016 Leave your thoughts

I was reading through my business goals that I created when I first started my business close to 20 years ago.  One of the things I listed was for aromatherapy to become a household name.  Well, thanks to this ever-evolving industry, it is now become a house name.  How great is that? For many people, they know about essential oils and the effect they can have on enhancing our mood, promoting sleep, inspiring energy and calming a burn. What most people do not know, is that aromatherapy can also effect emotional health, tapping into the depths of why we are... Read More

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The Power of Helichrysum For Emotional Healing

January 19, 2016

Helichrysum for Emotional Healing and Scars  Helichyrsum is a very special plant and essential oil. Historically, in ancient times, it was used as an anti-aging skin nourisher. The common name, as it is more popularly referred to is immortelle, as the flowers do not wither. Now you can see why it has an association with anti-aging remedies, both for inside and out, and outside in. Inhalation of helichrysum can spark your cells and infuse them with energy and motivation.  Just like the saying goes, “young at heart”. Helichrysum is “young at cells”.  Think cellular level healing and young at heart.... Read More

Why are Plant Enzymes so important in aromatherapy blends?

November 6, 2015 Leave your thoughts

What are plant enzymes and how can they help us? Plant enzymes breaks down proteins, fats, carbs and starches. Enzymes are commonly discussed when it comes to digestion. So in aromatherapy, to help the body digest the essential oil via topical and inhalation applications, enzymes can be helpful. In elaborating, enzymes break down protein structures such as allergens, skin and pet dander, stains and the exoskeleton of insects, fleas and ticks. So this is why I recommend added it to certain blends. It also enhances tissue and cellular hydration, so I add it into most of formulas, including my facial toner... Read More

JennScents Holistic Health

March 18, 2014 2 Comments

JennScents Holistic Health offers an integrative approach between, mind, body, gut and spirit.  It connects the head, heart and gut to help you achieve overall wellness, vitality, happiness and contentment. JennScents is a firm believer that healing starts by activating the mind. This is where aromatherapy is vey crucial.  Various scents can elicit a response to help your body manage, cope and adjust to a situation, in a positive way. We must nourish our body and gut with nutrients, vitamins, amino acids, foods, herbs as well as extract and eliminate the toxins that consume us. And lifestyle is the vehicle to... Read More