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The Aromahead Blog - Aromatherapy Education and Resources

Peppermint Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on May 07, 2018

The Ancient Greek Pliny said the very smell of Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) “recovers and refreshes the spirit.”

In The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Salvatore Battaglia says Peppermint may be beneficial for people who have mental fatigue, and can help us be clear-headed.

In Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit, Gabriel Mojay says Peppermint “enhances our receptive capacities on both mental and spiritual levels.”

I’ve found all this to be true, and I bet you will, too.

 

Yuzu Essential Oil

by Andrea Butje on April 02, 2018

Yuzu (Citrus junos) is a fruit that’s primarily grown in Japan, where it’s very popular. It resembles a small orange, but the rind is not as smooth.

Yuzu’s aroma is unmistakably citrus, and it also has floral notes that help it stand out from the crowd and put a new, complex twist on the familiar citrus fragrance.

These recipes let different aspects of Yuzu's personality shine, from its relaxing side to its more vibrant, optimistic notes. Yuzu is one of those essential oils (like Orange) that manages to be versatile, and is a good friend in both the daytime and evenings. Let's start with one of its favorite daytime blends for getting your energy going . . .

Neroli Essential Oil Spotlight

March 05, 2018

Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara) Neroli essential oil comes from orange blossoms.  Want to come on a little mental journey with me? I would ask you to close your eyes, but you couldn’t close them and keep reading . . . so just imagine it with me! Imagine it’s nighttime, and you’re in a beautiful grove of orange trees in blossom. A cool, refreshing breeze is rustling through the leaves, surrounding you with the aromatic perfume of the blossoms. It’s such a tranquil place, and you feel peaceful and serene. Now find a hammock under one of the trees and sleep like a baby. This is a great example of the feeling Neroli essential oil can offer. Okay, time to wake up! I want to share some ways to use Neroli essential oil for . . . Relaxation Calming kids' anxiety Skin care Emotional balance Soothing tension Natural perfume And more! There is something very enchanting about Neroli essential oil. It may just become one of your favorites! Like many floral essential oils, Neroli has a strong scent. A few drops of it go a long way, which is great because the essential oil is very "precious." Producing the oil is very labor intensive, and it takes a lot of plant material to make a single drop. […]

Black Pepper Essential Oil Spotlight

February 12, 2018

Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)  Black Pepper essential oil likes to get things done, so you won’t have to wait around to feel its benefits. Even a few drops of Black Pepper in a blend can offer quick effects. […]

Cardamom Essential Oil Spotlight

January 01, 2018

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) Cardamom essential oil is versatile. It’s got a spicy side, a sweet side, a warm balsamic side, and a camphoraceous side. […]

Balsam Fir Essential Oil Spotlight

December 03, 2017

Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea) Balsam Fir essential oil is a wonderful choice for respiratory support, achy muscles and joints, and getting your energy flowing in a positive way. Its emotional effects are deeply supportive, too. […]