January 16, 2019

Aromahead's January Newsletter

From Andrea

2019 GoalsHi,

Welcome to 2019!

Have you set a few goals for the New Year? It’s true that we can set intentions for a new beginning any time we like, but for me, the New Year feels like an auspicious time to do so.

It’s a great time to think about what role you want Aromatherapy to play in your life. Do you want to try a few new skin care blends and see how your skin likes them? Do you want to expand your essential oil collection and learn all you can?

Or maybe you’ve dreamed of creating a more natural lifestyle for your family, reducing your household’s reliance on harsh chemicals and leaning more toward natural, homemade, essential oil products that actually support your health. (What an amazing intention to hold for the New Year!)

This month’s newsletter will give you some resources to kick 2019 off on the right “note” (a little Aromatherapy humor!) There are some great recipes for kids below. I’ll also tell you about the AIA conference where you can learn all about the kinds of work people in the aromatherapy industry are doing all over the world.

The more knowledge you have, the more situations you’ll be prepared for, and the more confident you’ll be when you’re working with essential oils. I am here to support that for you.

Have fun with the recipes!


A Recipe for You: Luxurious Palmarosa Foam Soap

Luxurious Palmarosa Foam SoapWashing hands plays an important role in keeping a household healthy, so why not do it naturally? This blend reduces germs, is gentle on skin, and smells wonderful!

Palmarosa Foam Soap

  • 45 ml castile soap

  • 10 drops Palmarosa essential oil (Cymbopogon martinii var. motia)

  • 10 drops Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)

  • 2 drops Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)

Make your foam soap in a 50 ml foam soap pump (which I like to get at Aromatics International). Once you pour the castile soap into the bottle, you’ll see there’s a little room left—that’s intentional, because the top of the foam soap pump is bulky, and when you screw it on the liquid will rise. (You don’t want it to spill over. We want soap to clean up a mess, not make a new one!)

On the Aromahead Blog: Gentle Lavender Bath for Babies

Gentle Lavender Bath for BabiesBabies’ skin is some of the most sensitive skin of all.

When people ask me about using Aromatherapy for babies, I definitely want to give them some good, natural, pure-as-can-be suggestions. But I don’t actually use essential oils for babies’ skin. They are just so small and their systems are so responsive—essential oils can be too strong for them.

So the Aromahead Approach in this case is to lean on carrier oils, butters, and hydrosols, or diffusing essential oils, leaving the essential oil skin application for kids who are over five years old (and grown-ups, of course!)

But that doesn’t mean we can’t use Aromatherapy for babies . . .

Read more . . . 

More from the Aromahead Blog

100% Research-Based Recipes—Free and Delivered Right to Your Inbox!

The Aromahead BlogI started The Aromahead Blog because I wanted everyone to know how to use essential oils in SAFE ways that get REAL results.

I also wanted to help people recognize science-based information about essential oils, and give them fun recipes they can use in their everyday lives!

When you subscribe to the blog, you’ll learn about drop counts, substitutions, and safety issues. Using essential oils for children, adults, and expectant moms. Making body butters, lip balms, joint pain relief salves, headache oils, allergy blends, immunity boosters, and so much more.

I want to help you become one of the most well-informed and confident essential oil users you know!

Join thousands of subscribers who are growing their essential oil skills on The Aromahead Blog!

Our Aromatherapy World: AIA Aromatherapy Conference

AIA ConferenceSeptember 26—29
Minneapolis, MN

The Aromatherapy industry is growing and changing so dynamically these days! It seems that more people than ever are interested in learning about essential oils.

What a perfect time to go to an Aromatherapy conference!

The AIA (Alliance of International Aromatherapists) is hosting their 2019 conference in September in Minneapolis, MN. It’s going to be an excellent chance to learn about the kinds of work people in the industry are doing all over the world.

The theme of the conference is Building Bridges: The Future of Aromatics in Integrative Healthcare. There will be a lot of ideas shared about Aromatherapy’s use in clinical settings, as well as running a successful Aromatherapy business, and other aspects of using essential oils for others. There’s also going to be a Wellness Expo (with vendors and booths!) and an educational retreat.

The AIA’s conference will support all of that . . . and it’s a great place to make friends, too!

Learn more about the conference and register today.

Business Tip: Zoom 

Zoom ConferenceHave you ever thought about hosting your own webinar?

I have hosted a lot of webinars, and I always have a lot of fun! It’s a great way to build interest and momentum for your business, and to create beautiful connections with people who love what you’re doing.

Zoom is a great free platform for hosting webinars. 

Zoom offers excellent video and audio quality. It works on computers, tablets, and smartphones. All you have to do is create an event in Zoom—it will walk you through the process of scheduling a time for your event and inviting people. You can use the camera and microphone in your computer, or you can create a slideshow (and still use your own microphone).

Zoom gives you a few ways to invite people, such as emailing them a URL link for the online meeting room. When the time of your meeting comes around, participants can simply click on the link you sent them, and log in with a password or a “Personal Meeting ID” (which Zoom will give you).

Your webinar can be whatever you want it to be. You can teach an online class or show people how to make a recipe and answer questions about it. It can be a large event, or a small gathering. It is all up to you!

You can learn more and sign up for free here.

Aromahead Video: Natural Hand Cleansing Gel with Essential Oils for Caretakers

Natural Hand Cleansing Gel with Essential Oils for CaretakersThis all-natural hand cleanser recipe is a great alternative when you would rather not use alcohol-based hand sanitizers!

It gets its germ-reducing strength from essential oils, not alcohol, so while it’s getting rid of germs, it’s also boosting your immunity. (I love how “multipurpose” essential oils are!) And it’s made in a base of skin-nourishing aloe vera gel.

100% natural and easy to make at home!

The essential oils in this recipe are very strong, yet gentle enough for children. That makes it perfect for parents, teachers, babysitters, grandparents, aunts and uncles, nannies, and anybody else who is taking care of kids.

Watch the video and enjoy the recipe!

I truly believe that if you are drawn to essential oils, they have something profound to offer your life. (Plants have a way of nurturing us like that.) If that’s true for you, I am so glad you’re here as part of the Aromahead community! And I hope that these recipes have given you some ideas for how to incorporate more essential oils into your daily life, so 2019 can bring you closer to nature, and closer to your own well-being.