I was leading an aromatherapy workshop several months ago with a group of moms and their kids. At that particular workshop, the popular items were aromatherapy inhalers. They just couldn’t get enough of them. One of the moms shared with me that her young son “John” has a hard time settling down to do his homework in the evening. So we decided to let him make his own inhaler that he could use at home when it was homework time. [Read more…]
If you’re like me, you struggle to get every last drop of essential oil out of the bottle.
And especially when it comes to the more expensive oils like rose, sandalwood, and jasmine, I don’t want to waste anything. Every drop is expensive.
I came up with an easy solution to using those last few stubborn drops. You can hear it in the one-minute video below. [Read more…]
It’s the month of February and Valentine’s Day, so that means love is in the air. What better representation of love than a rose? [Read more…]
I saw the familiar yellow school bus in our neighborhood this morning, definitely heralding the end of summer—at least for the academic calendar. Back to school is always an exciting time for kids and parents alike, albeit for different reasons! Whether your children are just starting their school career, are somewhere in the middle, or are heading toward graduation, aromatherapy can support a wellness lifestyle throughout their entire year. Let’s look at some possibilities of how to do that. [Read more…]
Essential Oil Uses
As I’ve been studying aromatherapy over the last two years and starting my business, I’ve found some tips on essential oil uses that make life a little easier! I thought it might be helpful to share with you a few of the tools that I use when creating butters, balms, salves, synergies and all kinds of other fun things for my product line. [Read more…]
I have fallen in love with sweet orange essential oil.
I just can’t get enough of it lately. Maybe it’s because it’s early spring, and I am ready for sunshine and balmy breezes to replace the gray, chilly days of late winter in Indiana. Or perhaps it’s because of the uplifting properties of orange. Whatever the reason, I’ve been using orange a lot lately in my synergies and products for clients. [Read more…]
Brilliant leaves, crisp apples, and chilly temperatures herald the coming of fall and winter. Unfortunately, along with the changing of the season also comes exposure to colds and flu. Let’s be proactive and explore some ways we can stay as healthy as possible during the next few months. In my next few posts, I’ll explore how aromatherapy and herbs can support us through the fall and winter.
One of the most basic things we can do to fight nasty bugs is to keep our homes clean. I know, it’s a battle, especially with children in and out of the house, but here’s an essential oil cleaning solution that will help you quickly mop up messes and leave a lovely aroma behind. No chemically smell here.
Aromatherapy Spray Cleaning Solution
Keeping your home clean can help prevent the spread of germs that make us sick. Perhaps you love using essential oils in creams and for inhalation, but haven’t considered using them while cleaning. Well, with the antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties of
- Eucalyptus: antibacterial, antiviral
- Lavender: antibiotic, antiseptic
- Lemongrass: antibacterial, anti fungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral
- Rose geranium: antibacterial, antifungal
- Tea tree : antibacterial, anti fungal, antimicrobial, antiviral
By no means does this cover all of the EOs that would be useful in a cleaning solution. This one includes some of my favorites. How about you? Have you concocted a cleaning recipe that works wonders for you? Let us know about it in the comment section.
Here’s to a healthy fall and winter!
- Eucalyptus (radiate or globulus is fine) 5 drops
- Geranium 6 drops
- Lavender 9 drops
- Lemongrass 7 drops
- Tea Tree 6 drops
- 14 oz of filtered water
- Mix this synergy of essential oils and store in a colored, glass bottle.
- Fill a spray bottle with 16 oz of water and add 8 drops of the synergy to the bottle.
- Shake well before spraying.
- Keep out of reach of children.
If you’re human, you’ve been stressed. Whether it’s an accumulation of little irritants or an unexpected tragedy, stress has reared its ugly head in your life. It’s no respecter of persons. Almost every age group is vulnerable to certain stressors.The question is, How do you handle it? [Read more…]
As an aromatherapist, I love experimenting with making body creams and body lotions from scratch. It’s fun adding herbal oils I have infused myself and experimenting with different butters, herbs, and essential oils to get that perfect blend and product.
Sometimes, however, I don’t have the time to make a luscious body lotion from the beginning to end. I need a quick product that will mix up in minutes but still have the healing properties and lovely scent I want. I’d like to share with you my go-to cream that I use when I don’t have time to make one and then show you how easy it is to customize it to your liking. [Read more…]
If room sprays, bath salts, and essential oils come to mind when you hear the word aromatherapy, you’re on par with what most people probably think. Aromatherapy, however, is much more than just a pleasing aroma or beauty product. It is a true healing modality whose potential is just being realized in the Western world.
Jade Shutes, founder and director of education of The East-West School for Herbal and Aromatic Studies, defines the term in the following way on the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy’s website: