• Essential oils for home usage
    This article discusses recommendations on how to build your own essential oil collection (or “aroma kit”) in case you plan to use the oils for therapeutic purposes. When choosing essential oils for your home collection, keep in mind the following recommendation: it is better to have less, but with the widest spectrum of action. Many essential oils have similar therapeutic and energetic qualities, and even fragrances, so it makes no sense to keep many at home. In terms of variety and depending on your taste, you can also take into account the type of aroma, for example: citrus, floral, woodsy, ....  Read More
  • How to select and use essential oils responsibly
    Nowadays, we can hear a lot about nature being able to provide us with everything we need to live in perfect health and harmony. I personally fully agree with this statement and am an active supporter of natural products as an "alternative" to artificial and synthetic ones, with some conditions though: as long as it does not violate the natural balance, and is supported by common sense and reliable data. For me, the sustainability is of crucial importance, and in particular when it comes to essential oils. It is true that natural essential oils of good quality are not easy ....  Read More
  • Feminine Essential Oils Duo
    Among the variety of essential oils, there are those that are considered "feminine" in their aroma and therapeutic effect. Let me introduce you to the essential oils duo that in my opinion are the best for women: geranium and clary sage. Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) is referred by many as the most desirable essential oil to use for hormonal imbalance. Although the oil contains more than sixty compounds, the main constituents are citronellol and geraniol, both of which belong to terpenoid group of alcohols (not to be confused with ethyl alcohol) known for hormone balancing effect. Clinical evaluations have found that ....  Read More
  • Peppermint Essential Oil
    Everyone can recognize the scent of mint. Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a perennial herb with small lilac, pink or white flowers, with a fresh, bright and penetrating aroma. For the production of essential oil, flowering tops and leaves of the plant are used. A bit of history and traditions: Peppermint is grown in Egypt, China, Japan and around the world, but the main producer is the USA. For thousands of years, people in Asia, Egypt, and the Americas have used this plant for digestive problems and to freshen their breath. In the Middle Ages, peppermint began to be widely used ....  Read More
  • Aromatherapy Candles
    The main function of the candle for thousands of years has been to bring light. Today, we perceive the candle as an interior accessory that brings, among other things, a personal decorative touch and a pleasant scent (in case we use the scented candle). There are some major differences between aromatherapy candles and conventional mass-produced candles, especially in composition. Conventional candles are made from paraffin and synthetic additives to add color and aroma. Paraffin wax contains chemicals harmful for health, such as benzene and toluene, plus added effect of toxins released from synthetic additives.   Aromatherapy candles, on the other ....  Read More
  • Meditations with Essential Oils
    Meditation is an opportunity to tune in to the frequency of your unique self through calming your mind and merging with your energies. The practice of meditation plays a very important role in personal evolution and transformation. You can start practicing meditation with a simple exercise: completely relaxing your body and observing your breathing for 10-15 minutes. After a couple of weeks of regularly doing this exercise, you can feel a completely new level of contact with yourself and the perception of your inner world. Using essential oils for meditation allows you to further raise your vibrations and come to ....  Read More
  • Aroma Facial Self Treatment
    A proper skin care routine is just as vital for beautiful and radiant skin as physical activity and healthy diet. An aromatherapy facial is a lovely treatment that leaves the skin looking and feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. In addition to the favorable effect on the skin, it also brings a significant psychological benefit through the inhalation of essential oils. This most relaxing experience will make you feel fresh and well-rested. The treatment involves: - Cleansing and toning of the face; - Application of a natural clay mask; - Moisturizing and nourishing of the face with a serum; - Facial massage. ....  Read More
  • Aromatherapy Products Ingredients
    Besides essential oils, many other natural raw materials are used to make aromatherapy products. These are vegetable oils, natural salts, hydrosols, herbs, clays and butters, and many more. I would like to let you explore some of those that I use in my handmade organic products. Floral water is a very versatile product. It is a mixture of distilled water and essential or absolute oils. It is commonly used in making aromatherapy products in place of normal water, or can be used on its own in several ways, such as: a facial toner / spray; a deodorant; laundry spray; a ....  Read More
  • Summertime Aromatherapy
    There are a number of essential oils that are especially effective for deterring mosquitoes and other summertime insects. You might want to take note of the following ones: Lemongrass, Peppermint, Tea tree, Lavender, Thyme, Eucalyptus Radiata. Here are some of the ways you can these oils for repelling insects: - Use one or the mixture of the above oils undiluted in a diffuser; - Topical application: add 1 drop of the above oil (or their mixture) to 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel (you can also use light body lotion), mix gently and apply to exposed skin before going outside ....  Read More
  • Dead Sea Mud
    According to research, the Dead Sea is the most saline in the world with a mineral concentration of around 32%. Dead Sea mud has a high content of salts and minerals which are believed to be essential for the body, and it is often used in aromatherapy in body and facial procedures. Dead Sea Mud can cleanse and remove impurities from the skin, firm and tone the complexion, making it look refreshed. In its natural form, the mud is very concentrated, therefore, for cosmetic purposes natural oils and plant extracts are added to it. In my aroma facial treatment, I ....  Read More
  • Castile Soap
    Castile soap has a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages. Soap makers in Castile, Spain were the first to use olive oil to make their soap, hence the name of the soap. Their idea (and the soap recipe) eventually spread across Europe and around the world. Unlike most commercial products which often contain synthetic chemicals, Castile soap is completely natural, non-toxic, environmentally friendly, and free from animal products. Today it is made from an oil or a combination of vegetable oils. This can include olive, coconut, jojoba, aloe vera, palm, avocado, and a few other oils. For this ....  Read More
  • Essential Oils Diffuser
    Inhaling essential oils is the easiest, most effective and least expensive way to benefit from aromatherapy. Diffusing oils at home through an ultrasonic diffuser is very pleasant and useful for various purposes, for example, to cleanse the air from pathogenic microorganisms, create a favorable emotional environment, and alleviate respiratory problems (runny nose, cough, cold). Unlike aroma lamps, ultrasonic diffusers do not heat oils, thereby preserving all the therapeutic properties and additionally humidifying the air through diffusing cold steam. A few tips for using your diffuser at home: If someone is constantly present in the room with the working diffuser, the ....  Read More
  • Aroma Massage for Kids
    Did you know that the aroma massage technique is so light that it is suitable even for children? When I was on a training at my Aromatherapy School in Ontario, I had a chance to practice on my teacher's granddaughter, a very active 4-year-old girl. This was the first time the girl received a massage, and we were not sure if she would be able to lie quietly on the table for at least 30 minutes. But we did it! About 5 minutes after the start, lying face down, the little one relaxed so much that she fell asleep. And ....  Read More
  • What is holistic approach?
    Presently the holistic (from the word "whole") approach is gaining in popularity. In a broad sense, this is a position in philosophy and science acknowledging the priority of the whole rather than its parts. In a therapeutic sense, a "holistic approach" means a comprehensive care of the whole body. It is often contrasted with traditional (or allopathic) medicine, which treats individual symptoms and organs, often without taking into account the root cause of the disease and the overall picture of the body's functioning from physiological, emotional, social and mental perspectives. The holistic approach is fundamental to many "alternative" therapies, such ....  Read More
  • Aromatherapy for Hair
    Certain plant oils and essential oils are perfect for using in hair care products for nourishing and conditioning, stimulating and strengthening hair growth, giving hair shine and protecting against environmental influences. Since the scalp is absorbent, it is always better to use natural and organic hair products and treatments, and the easiest way to do that is to add the essential oil(s) of your choice to a fragrant-free shampoo made from 100% natural ingredients. Please see below for some essential oils suggestions depending on your hair type and treatment purpose. Alternatively, your can make a simple yet effective scalp and ....  Read More

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