Aromahead's June Newsletter:
Get healthy, glowing skin as the weather changes!

Andrea

From Andrea

Hi friend,

Welcome to June! 

As the weather and temperatures change for many of us, we may need to adjust our skincare routines.

Heavy body butters that were perfect for cold weather may be too thick for hot weather. 

You may want a refreshing spritz to keep cool, or a warming oil to get your energy moving.

And if breakouts start to show up more often, you may want a purifying toner or on-the-go spot stick to help calm them down.

Below, you’ll find a variety of skincare recipes to help balance your skin through change. And since another factor that can influence your skin is stress, you’ll also find blends that inspire inner peace.

Enjoy!

Love,
Andrea

P.S. I’m especially excited about the featured blog post this month! Our Case Study Instructors Michelle and Marissa wrote about how soap and other cleansers work, to help you choose the right one for your skin.


Aloe & Rosalina Spot Stick

A Recipe for You:
Aloe & Rosalina Spot Stick

Tuck your Aloe & Rosalina Spot Stick into your pocket, and use it throughout the day to soothe spots of redness, irritation, and inflammation on your face. Rosalina’s gentle purifying actions help reduce the presence of microbes. It also contains the component linalool, which encourages skin’s natural self-repair.

  • 10 ml Aloe vera gel (Aloe barbadensis)
  • 12 drops Solubol (dispersant)
  • 3 drops Rosalina oil (Melaleuca ericifolia)

To make this blend, pour the aloe vera gel into a 10 ml roll-on bottle. Add the drops of essential oil and Solubol (which will help the essential oil stay distributed through the water-based aloe vera gel). 

Use as needed!


How does soap work, and what kind should you use

On the Aromahead Blog:
To Soap, Or Not To Soap?
How do cleansers work and what kind should you use?

Understand your options and choose the right cleansers for your skin.

There are so many options for keeping your skin clean.

You can choose solid bar soap, liquid soap, and a variety of hand, face, or body washes.

Deciding what’s best for your skin takes the ability to recognize a well-made product, as well as trial and error to see what you like. And if you’re making your own cleanser, it’s important to understand exactly what a cleanser is and does, so your recipe will be truly effective.

Our names are Michelle and Marissa. 

As instructors at Aromahead Institute, we’ve worked with students for years to guide them in choosing (and making!) the best products for their skin. In this post, we’ll give you the information to make an educated decision about what’s best for you. 

Read more and get the recipes! >>

More from the Aromahead Blog...

🍊 Is This the Most Perfect Foam Soap Recipe?

🌸 How to Make Lotion Bars with Essential Oils!

🌼 Aloe-Avocado Soap-Free Face Wash


hydrating cream 1

Our Aromatherapy World:
Amy’s Business Helps Customers Find Balance During These Times

When we become depleted by daily life, our vitality begins to drain away. 

This means we can’t fully show up for the important people and projects in our lives.

Aromahead graduate Amy Jump-Long wants to help people correct this imbalance. As she says, “When we nurture ourselves, we can better nurture our families and communities.”

It’s why she started her business, Re-Nurture. 

Amy teaches in-person aromatherapy classes, but they’re on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, her online store allows her to keep Re-Nurture open. She sells handmade aromatherapy blends, pure essential oils, hydrosols, body cream, and more.

A few of her most popular products are…

  • Ultra-Hydrating Body Cream: a rich cream that hydrates and softens even the driest skin (Get it here!)

  • Therapeutic Bath Soak Kit: everything you need to make your own relaxing bath salt (Get it here!)

  • Inner Strength: an essential oil blend for clarity, focus, and courage that includes Clary Sage, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, and Bergamot (Get it here!)

Congratulations to Amy for helping others navigate life with balance and grace!


jessica

Tips from the Aromahead Team:
Jessica's favorite tea and local herb shop!

This month’s tip comes from Jessica Shepherd. Jessica is an outstanding Case Study Instructor, working one-on-one with students in the Aromatherapy Certification Program.

Jessica’s sharing her current favorite tea!

“My current evening blend is a loose herbal tea called ‘Peace Tea’, from my favorite local herb shop: Humboldt Herbals here in Northern California.

“All their teas are lovingly crafted in small batches with organic or wildcrafted ingredients. This blend gives a gentle sensation of peace and euphoria. Excellent for easing nervous tension and melting away stress. Brings on those ‘ahhh I can let go and relax now!’ feelings.

“It tastes delicious as well! It’s blended with Lemongrass, Spearmint, Kava Kava (Vanuatu), Muira Puama, Rose Petals, Borage, Chamomile, Damiana, Wild Oats, Skullcap, and Peppermint.

“They sell tea balls and tea sachets for making brewing easy. Instructions will be on the label.”


Jenny & Karen

Upcoming Live Events:
Tea Time with Jenny and Karen!

Join Jenny and Karen for a relaxing “Tea Time”—a warm, live-streamed gathering to stay connected during these uncertain times. We’ll chat and make a simple blend.

Tea Time is every Monday and Thursday at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern on Facebook! Join us here.

Thursday, June 18 at 1pm Eastern
⭐ Monday, June 22 at 1pm Eastern
⭐ Thursday, June 25 at 1pm Eastern
⭐ Monday, June 29 at 1pm Eastern
⭐ Thursday, July 2 at 1pm Eastern
⭐ Monday, July 6 at 1pm Eastern
⭐ Thursday, July 9 at 1pm Eastern
⭐ Monday, July 13 at 1pm Eastern


My peaceful body butter

Aromatherapy Video:
My Peaceful Body Butter!

In this video, I’m making one of my favorite luscious, moisturizing body butters. 

It’s chock-full of skin nourishing carriers and essential oils to help skin repair itself. This recipe also helps reassure the heart. I love using it in the evening, when I want to bring a sense of quiet to my whole system.

I call it… My Peaceful Body Butter!

Make the recipe along with me in this video!


See you next month!

Before I sign off, I want to share a few skin-nourishing hydrosols with you.

Hydrosols are aromatic waters with therapeutic properties. They’re gentler than essential oils, and can be used directly on skin. (Visit this post to learn more about them… and to get an irresistible Neroli Vetiver Hydrosol blend!)

Here are 5 of my favorite hydrosols for the skin...

  1. Lavender hydrosol (Lavandula angustifolia)
    Babies and kids love this hydrosol! It soothes irritated skin, calms emotions, smells wonderful, and is safe for their delicate systems.

  2. German Chamomile hydrosol (Matricaria recutita)
    One of my favorite hydrosols for the eyes, and for seriously irritating skin issues.

  3. Frankincense hydrosol (Boswellia carterii)
    Add it to your bath or use it as a daily toner to get a clear, glowing complexion.

  4. Rosemary hydrosol (Rosmarinus officinalis)
    Absorbs deeply into skin to help it rebuild and repair itself throughout its layers.

  5. St. John’s Wort hydrosol (Hypericum perforatum)
    Inspires a happy, optimistic outlook as it restores skin after damage.

Have fun finding some new favorite skincare blends!

Love,
Andrea