April 17, 2019

Aromahead's April Newsletter

From Andrea


There are so many essential oils that can help us with colds and allergies (and the flu!)

They work in a variety of ways—boosting the body’s natural immunity, neutralizing germs, calming inflammation, and relieving pain.

For example, Sweet Orange essential oil, with its naturally high content of a component called “d-limonene,” has been shown in research to increase immunity. Tea Tree, with its component “terpinen-4-ol,” is famous for its ability to reduce the presence of certain viruses and bacteria.

And just as there are many different essential oils we can use for colds and allergies, there are a lot of different WAYS we can use them—from making bath salt, to using an inhaler, to making a respiratory care body oil.

Aromatherapy offers such versatility. There really is an option for everyone!

I want to explore a few of those options in this month’s newsletter. The recipes and links below can help you build your immunity so you can stay healthy. I hope you get some great ideas for your natural care collection!


A Recipe for You: Lime's "Feel Better in the Morning" Inhaler

Lime leaf copyThis inhaler recipe comes from the “Respiratory” chapter of my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy. Lime essential oil created this recipe when it felt sick and had trouble getting out of bed in the morning . . . (haha!)

Lime’s “Feel Better in the Morning” Inhaler

  • 5 drops distilled Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
  • 5 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  • 3 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 2 drops Peppermint (Mentha × piperita)

Making an Aromatherapy inhaler is super simple! The inhaler has a cotton insert to absorb the essential oils. The cotton slides into a plastic (or reusable) sleeve. The whole thing snaps closed with a cap, and will last about two months.

An inhaler is about the size of a lip balm tube, so you can carry it with you and use it anywhere. It makes wellness convenient. Use it regularly to help clear congestion and calm inflammation, so you can breathe easier and feel better (in the morning, or any time of day!)

On the Aromahead Blog: How to Do A Eucalyptus Steam

Blog- April 15 - Blog TItle- How to do a eucalyptus steam- 1200 x 1200- V1-1Eucalyptus is one of the most effective essential oils for issues like colds and coughs. It’s a strong natural immunity booster. (I’ll explain why it works so well after I share how to do a Eucalyptus steam.)

Steam itself has such therapeutic effects, too—it surrounds us, cradling us in nourishing warmth, helping us relax and release tension. Adding a little essential oil to the steam deepens its benefits.

But you don’t have to get in the shower or have a steamy sauna. You can do a “mini-steam” right in your kitchen!

Read more . . . 

More from the Aromahead Blog

Our Aromatherapy World: 21 Drops

21-drops-logo-1Aromatherapy roll-ons are convenient, fun, and so helpful! They give you the support of essential oils in an easy-to-use, go-anywhere package.

Cary Caster is an Aromahead graduate who created a company that sells amazing Aromatherapy roll-ons. It’s called 21 Drops, and it’s gotten a lot of positive “buzz” from publications such as the Los Angeles Times, “Vogue” magazine, and Dr. Oz’s “The Good Life.” Cary’s products are sold in salons, spas, and even in Costco!

What are the “21 Drops?” They’re Cary’s core products—roll-on blends for things like Sleep, Detox, De-Stress, Calm, Focus, and Immunity. She also has products like natural bug spray and gift sets.

Before launching her company, Cary was always interested in studying plants and living a natural lifestyle. She earned degrees in anatomy and physiology, and studied with the Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Aromatherapy (in the UK) and Essential Oil Resource Consultants (in France).

What an amazing foundation for creating an Aromatherapy line!

I have known Cary for a long time, and I am not surprised that her passion has resulted in such a successful, beautiful business.

21 Drops is a woman-owned company that is committed to being 100% organic, cruelty-free, and third-party tested, so their products are sure to be pure and unadulterated.

Business Tip: iPiccy

iPiccy_TransparentBGI want to tell you about a free, easy-to-use photo editing program. It’s called iPiccy.

You can use it without even downloading it to your computer. You can just log in, upload a photo, and edit right there in the online platform.

I love services like this! iPiccy makes it fun and hassle-free to adjust the colors of your photo, crop the image, add text to it, and more.

Whether you’re using images you’ve found online, or you take your own pictures, using a photo editor can help them look polished and professional. If your image looks a little shadowy, you can brighten it up. If the colors look a little “off,” you can adjust them. If you want to announce a discount on a specific product, you can take a picture of the product, make it look amazing, and add text that tells people about your offer. You can add your logo to an image, so if people share it on social media, everyone who sees it will know about your business.

I think it’s such a great, versatile, free tool for small businesses!

Aromahead Video: Gentle Back Rub Essential Oil Blend for Kids with Coughs and Colds

1. January 2019 Content - Youtube Title -Gentle Back Rub Oil for Kid Cough and Colds  -  1200 x 1200 -1Kids have a cough or cold? Oh no!

Help kids feel better with this all-natural essential oil blend. It’s made with jojoba, Roman Chamomile essential oil (Chamaemelum nobile), and Balsam Fir essential oil (Abies balsamea). As natural as can be!

These two essential oils have been shown to calm physical aches and pains, soothe spastic coughs, clear congestion, and support immunity. And the drop count in this essential oil blend is perfect for kids who are over 5 years old.

Watch the video and enjoy the recipe!

A big part of staying healthy when we’re exposed to colds or the flu is keeping our immunity strong, getting enough sleep, and reducing stress as much as we can. We are holistic beings, and we want to stay healthy and balanced overall, not just in one specific way. Essential oils can help you do that—naturally. And let’s say you do find yourself sniffling, sneezing, or feeling achy. Essential oils can help you feel better by calming those symptoms and boosting your immunity.

I hope you enjoy these recipes!