Aromahead's February Newsletter:
The Science Behind Essential Oils

Andrea in France!

From Andrea

Hi friend!

Science is a fascinating aspect of our beautiful world.

The fun thing about that is, even when we understand the science of how something works, it can still feel magical! (Like when a child is born, or when a long-term condition finally heals.)

Essential oils work because of science, too.

And guess what? It’s not complicated to understand! (Even if you’re new to essential oils.) 

In this month’s newsletter, I want to share a bit of the science behind why our beloved essential oils are so effective for supporting health and wellness. You’ll find a diffuser blend with Lavender, tips for using Lemon in your kitchen, and more—with a research-based reason why each one is effective. 

Enjoy!

Love,
Andrea


Linalool Bedtime Diffuser Blend

A Recipe for You:
Linalool Bedtime Diffuser Blend

Lavender is one of my favorite oils for releasing stress! And we even know why it works so well. One of the main components in Lavender is called “linalool.” 

Linalool has been researched and proven to calm the nervous system (among many benefits!)

Let’s make a Linalool Bedtime Diffuser Blend with Lavender… and another oil that contains this component—a gorgeous oil from Australia called Fragonia™.

  • 4 drops Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 2 drops Fragonia oil™ (Agonis fragrans)

Fragonia’s™ aroma is soft, clean, and fresh. It’s a perfect friend to Lavender! The two oils work together in beautiful synergy to offer linalool from multiple angles.

Double-sweet dreams! :-)


3 Ways to Use Lemon Essential Oil in the Kitchen

On the Aromahead Blog:
3 Ways to Use Lemon Essential Oil in the Kitchen

I want to share some simple ways to use Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon) in the kitchen, and WHY Lemon is such a great choice for these uses.

A little knowledge goes a long way. Understanding the research behind an essential oil can change your entire experience of using it—safely, effectively, and creatively!

Lemon essential oil contains a natural chemical component called “d-limonene.”

Read more here >>

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Pinkhill Organics

Our Aromatherapy World:
Pinkhill Organics

If you’ve ever dreamed of starting a small business with aromatherapy, I suggest following Nikole Posey!

She’s an Aromahead graduate who has a small business in Alabama—Pinkhill Organics.

Nikole is a great example of how staying local, working with your community, and doing what you love can build a beautiful business.

She has the sweetest store! (Check out her pictures on Instagram!) You can visit her there and get handmade face cream, lip salve, elderberry syrup, and more. 

Nikole is also using her background as a teacher.

On her Aromahead Graduate profile, Nikole says, “I teach fun ‘Make & Take’ classes for my community, teaching them to be confident in making their own chemical-free products.”

Pinkhill Organics doesn’t even have a website (that I’ve found). Nikole is doing it all in person and keeping in touch with folks on social media! You really don’t need a lot of “bells and whistles” to be successful.

You can also follow Nikole on Facebook.


How Many Drops of Essential Oil Should I Use

Aromatherapy Video:
How Many Drops of Essential Oil Should I Use?

Jenny and Karen recently held a livestream all about diluting essential oils. This is such an important safety topic! Diluting your oils also helps you get the most out of every bottle, so you’re not wasting your oils.

Have trouble remembering the drop counts for 1, 2, and 3% dilutions? Get a free “Dilution Guideline PDF,” which they gave away to viewers!

Watch the video here—and look in the video description to get the download link for the PDF.

Look at that… you just learned some basic essential oil science!

You know a bit more about why Lavender, Fragonia™, and Lemon are so effective. (And the component you learn about in Lemon, d-limonene, is actually present in all of the citrus oils.) You also have an easy guide for diluting your oils.

Before I go, I want to give you one more “chemistry” tip.

It’s about our friend Thyme essential oil!

There are actually a wide variety of Thyme oils. Two that you’ll commonly see are Thyme ct. thymol (Thymus vulgaris ct. thymol), and Thyme ct. linalool (Thymus vulgaris ct. linalool). 

Did you notice that one of those Thyme oils contains linalool—the same component found in Lavender? 

If you’re going to use Thyme essential oil for a topical blend, such as to calm a skin issue, the linalool chemotype is a great choice. It’s gentle on skin (like Lavender), whereas Thyme ct. thymol can sometimes irritate skin.

Have fun making science-based blends!

Love,
Andrea