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The Aromahead Blog - Aromatherapy Education and Resources

Black Spruce Essential Oil Spotlight

November 06, 2017

Black Spruce (Picea mariana)  Think of a conifer tree standing tall. It reaches up into the sky, but stays firmly grounded by also reaching deep into the earth. It’s stable and elevated at once, and the air flows easily around it. […]

Gingergrass Essential Oil Spotlight

October 02, 2017

Gingergrass (Cymbopogon martinii var. sofia) Gingergrass has beautiful tension-relieving properties. This is reflected in its effects on the mind and heart—Gingergrass is very uplifting and reassuring, releasing stress and replacing it with confidence that everything is going to be alright. […]

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. […]