March 20, 2019

Aromahead's March Newsletter


From Andrea

Andrea smelling oilHi,

Essential oils have a lot of therapeutic benefits to offer us.

We talk a lot about that here at Aromahead! Sometimes we even get into chemistry, exploring the science behind why certain oils create the effects they do.

But let’s take a step back for a moment and simply appreciate one of the most obvious things about essential oils . . . they smell amazing!

Science and chemistry aside, aroma itself is a natural way to impact our mood. It can uplift our spirits, help us focus, inspire warm feelings of comfort and connection, help us relax, and so much more!

If I’m making a therapeutic blend for someone, I will choose my essential oils based on the science and my experience—the therapeutic benefits I want the person to experience.

But scent always plays a role in my choices. If someone doesn’t like how their blend smells, they’re less likely to enjoy using it. Maybe they will even skip using it altogether and not receive the benefits..

This month’s newsletter includes recipes that are all about aroma—from perfumes to incense.

If I could infuse this newsletter with sweet scent for you . . . I would! I would send the lovely aroma through your computer to greet your nose and make you smile. But technology has not quite gotten us there yet.

So I hope you truly enjoy the scents of these blends!

Love,
Andrea


A Recipe for You: Vanilla Jasmine Perfume Balm

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  • 1 oz (28 g) beeswax (Cera alba)

  • 3 oz (90 ml) vanilla-infused jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)

  • 12 drops Jasmine absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum)

To make this solid perfume, first set up the “Stovetop Melting Method.” (Put a Pyrex measuring cup into a soup pot that’s ¼ full of gently boiling water.) Put the beeswax into the Pyrex and melt. Add the jojoba and melt it with the beeswax. Remove the blend from heat and add the essential oil drops, stirring gently with a glass stirring rod, or with the handle of a stainless steel spoon.

Pour the perfume into four 1 oz (30 ml) glass jars or salve tins. Apply it as often as you like—natural perfumes sometimes need to be applied more often than store-bought ones. Luckily, this recipe makes four small jars of perfume, so you’ll have some as gifts or “backup!


On the Aromahead Blog: Loose Incense Recipe with Frankincense and Myrrh!

Blog- March 18-  Blog Title - Loose Incense Recipe with Frankincense and Myrrh- 1200 x 1200- V1If you’ve never burned loose resin incense, I think you’ll find it very easy and fun!

There’s something soothing about it too—just the sight of the incense smoke rising from the natural loose incense, perhaps out of a beautiful incense burner, can help you feel connected to the moment.

Making your own loose incense can be such fun! Working with resins, herbs, and essential oils can put you in touch with a creative side of yourself connected to nature.

Read more . . . 

More from the Aromahead Blog


Our Aromatherapy World: Learn How to Use Essential Oils for Anxiety and Get Natural Relief!

Natural Anxiety Relief with Essential OilsI have been getting a lot of questions about using essential oils for anxiety.

For some people, turning to medications just does not feel like the right answer. For others who have found medications that are helping, finding natural ways to complement that feels very supportive.

I have found myself answering so many questions about how to use essential oils for anxiety, that I decided to create a webinar class all about it!

It’s called Natural Anxiety Relief with Essential Oils, and I’m going to teach it LIVE on Thursday, March 28th at 1 PM Eastern USA. Class is $30.

In the webinar class, I’m going to answer all of the most common questions I get about learning to use essential oils for anxiety and follow the class with a live Q&A.

This class will help you:

  • Work with 4 essential oils I trust every time to ease anxiety
  • Choose anxiety relief oils with confidence, based on science
  • Make 3 recipes that calm the stress cycle, so anxiety never has a chance to set in
  • Avoid confusion and understand evidence-based safety concerns
  • Feel like yourself again (or help someone in your life do so)
  • Show up more fully for the people in your life
After this webinar class, you’ll have the information you need to calm anxiety naturally right away. 

And you’ll have the knowledge to make even more blends that help to nurture your nervous system and reassure your heart—in ways that are effective and SAFE.
 
If you can’t join me live, don’t worry! We’ll add the webinar recordings and course material to your Aromahead student account, and you’ll have lifetime access.

I truly, truly hope you will join me for this class!

Business Tip: Stock Photos for Your Business

Pixabay

Finding photographs to use for your social media posts and blog—or for any business purposes—can be challenging. You want images that are beautiful, striking, memorable . . . and legal.

If you would rather not pay for your images, you can use a service like Pixabay. They offer thousands of free, stunning stock photos.

Pixabay’s free images are available under the Creative Commons CC0 license. This means that, as they write on their website . . . “Uploaders of Pixabay have waived their copyright and related or neighboring rights to these Images and Videos. You are free to adapt and use them for commercial purposes without attributing the original author or source.”

If you use a lot of images, or would rather feel more secure that you’re not going to run into copyright issues, you can join a stock photo website, like Adobe Stock.

For a monthly fee, they allow you to download a certain number of images that you can use commercially.

Adobe does have a trial period, so if you sign up and find you don’t need their service, you can always cancel and use Pixabay.

Have fun looking at pictures!


Aromahead Video: All Natural Floral Perfume with Essential Oils

September-Youtube title-All natural floral perfume-1200 x 1200-V1Are you looking for an all natural perfume that you can feel good about wearing, free of harsh chemicals? 

This is an all-natural perfume oil made with vanilla jojoba, and three gorgeous floral essential oils. It will keep you smelling fresh and floral all day.

What I love about this blend is that you can use it as a natural perfume, or as a hand oil or even an all-over moisturizer. It is so emotionally supportive

Watch the video and enjoy the recipe!

The two perfume recipes I shared in this newsletter (the Vanilla Jasmine Perfume Balm, and the All Natural Floral Perfume) both include some amazing floral essential oils.

Floral oils are right at home in perfumes, and they’re even sometimes called “heart notes” for the way they can round out a blend, and help our own hearts feel happy and balanced.

But florals are far from the only essential oils you can make natural perfumes with! Try Cedarwood or Balsam Fir for a fresh, woodsy scent. Vetiver and Patchouli are excellent deep base notes for perfumes. And our friends the citruses add a bright, optimistic layer to any perfume blend they are in!

Making natural perfume is all about what you find beautiful. I hope these recipes help you feel creative—maybe you will even find your own “signature scent!”

Love,
Andrea