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The Aromahead Blog - Aromatherapy Education and Resources

Cypress Essential Oil Spotlight

September 04, 2017

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) You can think of Cypress essential oil like a friend holding your hand as you walk through a storm. Transition can take a lot out of us (even if the change we’re experiencing is positive).  When everything around us is shifting, it helps to have some point of stability to keep us anchored. […]

Essential Oil Spotlight test

August 15, 2017

Aromahead’s Spotlights are an essential oil profile with a twist—they include memorable stories and anecdotes that make it easy to relate with the oils and to know which one to reach for when you’re blending. And of course, each Spotlight includes plenty of recipes! The Spotlights were inspired by my email series, Aromahead Weekly. I have such fun creating Aromahead Weekly—it’s a way to share my understanding of the oils as “characters” and my relationship with them as friends. I hope the Essential Oil Spotlights help you feel like you’re reconnecting with old friends . . . and making new ones! Simply click each image to read the Spotlight! Love, Andrea […]

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Spotlight

August 07, 2017

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) Ylang Ylang essential oil has a strong, peaceful presence. The first time we saw an Ylang Ylang tree was in Belize. I just couldn’t believe how much rich scent came from that one tree, and a colorful toucan sitting up in the branches was like the cherry on top of the whole thing! […]

Tea Tree Essential Oil Spotlight

July 03, 2017

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) Tea Tree is perhaps the most famous antimicrobial essential oil, and with good reason! Tea Tree’s main actions—antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergy—combine to create good immune system support. Tea Tree essential oil is also good at reducing germs in the environment, making it an excellent addition to natural cleaning blends. […]

Elemi Essential Oil Spotlight

June 05, 2017

Elemi (Canarium luzonicum) Elemi essential oil is distilled from a resin, is very skin-loving, and is great for the respiratory system. It has a lot in common with Frankincense. […]

Patchouli Essential Oil Spotlight

May 01, 2017

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) Patchouli essential oil has a reputation for being peaceful, even in the face of conflict, and connecting us with the earth. It’s all about calm, ease, and natural beauty. […]