May 15, 2019

Aromahead's May Newsletter

From Andrea

Using essential oils topically can also be great for respiratory care.Hi,

When you think about using essential oils for respiratory support, what ways of using them come to mind?

Maybe you think of diffuser blends and Aromatherapy inhalers, or of doing a steam with Eucalyptus essential oil.

These are all excellent ideas! They let you breathe in the oils and get them right to the “scene of the action”—namely, your respiratory system!

Do you also consider topical blends, like lotions and body oils? Some essential oils are both gentle on skin and help clear up respiratory issues. Using them topically helps keep you surrounded by the healing presence of the oils even when you can’t be bent over a bowl inhaling steam, or using your diffuser . . . such as at night when you’re trying to sleep.

In this month’s newsletter, I’ll share some ways to combine skin care with respiratory care, so you can get the best of both worlds and get healthy quickly.

May your skin and your nose both love these recipes!


A Recipe for You: Sweet Dreams with Sweet Marjoram Chest Rub Oil

Sweet dreams with Sweet Marjoram!Sniffles or congestion keeping you awake at night?

This chest rub oil is made with Sweet Marjoram and other essential oils known to support easy breathing and relaxation. It’s gentle on skin and smells so lovely—warm, fresh, and floral, with hints of mint.

Sweet Dreams with Sweet Marjoram Chest Rub Oil

  • 1 oz (30 ml) jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
  • 9 drops Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
  • 4 drops Bergamot Mint (Mentha × citrata)
  • 5 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Make this blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle. Combine the jojoba and essential oils and shake gently.

Apply the oil to your chest, neck, and shoulders when it’s time for bed. You can also massage some into your forearms. That way, if you sleep with your arms folded up on your pillow, you’ll be able to breathe in the essential oils even more while you sleep!

On the Aromahead Blog: This Essential Oil is Nicknamed "Lavender Tea Tree"

Lavender Tea TreeWhat if there was an essential oil that smelled like a combination of Lavender and Tea Tree?

I bet we’d nickname it “Lavender Tea Tree.”

And I bet we’d use it alongside Lavender and Tea Tree, too . . . for feeling relaxed, boosting our emotions, cleaning the house, calming inflammation, and even soothing sore throats.

Ahh, if only there were such an essential oil! An Aromatherapist can dream, right?

Wait a minute . . .

My friends Lavender and Tea Tree are telling me something . . . they are saying that this beauty actually exists!

Read more . . . 

More from the Aromahead Blog

Our Aromatherapy World: Wendy Aaronson and NannyP Skin Treats

NannyP Skin TreatsWendy Aaronson’s Nanny grew up on an Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where she was one of 11 children.

She learned so much from the Native Americans about natural living and healing with plants.

Later, she passed that knowledge to her children and grandchildren . . . including Wendy!

“She taught me so much about the natural world,” Wendy says, “and I knew what real fragrances smelled like from a young age.”

When Wendy grew up, she decided to take her knowledge to the next level. She knew that natural ingredients worked for skincare and natural health . . . now she wanted to know why, and how she could use them even more effectively.

So she came to study at Aromahead Institute!

Now Wendy runs her own natural skincare business, NannyP Skin Treats. All of her handmade products are organic, and she sells them online and at local markets and stores.

How inspiring! It’s as though Wendy is keeping NannyP’s knowledge alive through everyone who comes into contact with her business. Congratulations to Wendy and NannyP’s Skin Treats!

Business Tip: Your Email List (and how to use MailChimp)!

MailChimpKeeping an email list of people who love what you do is a great way to build a business!

You can use email to:

  • Share updates on new products or classes
  • Teach something
  • Take polls and get feedback
  • Tell people about your social media pages

That is just the beginning of what you can do with email marketing!

Mailchimp is a FREE service that makes it so easy to build your email list and keep in touch with your subscribers.

They have pre-designed templates you can use, so you don’t have to design anything, and they let you schedule email blasts in advance.

Mailchimp will keep track of everyone who subscribes to your lists (and unsubscribes), so you don’t have to update anything manually.
Mailchimp even has analytics and reports, so you can see which of your email campaigns get the most opens and clicks. It’s a lot of fun! Sign up for free here.

Aromahead Video: 4 Must Have Essential Oils You May  Not Know About

4 Must Have Essential Oils You May Not Know AboutAs an Aromatherapy educator, I know that you don’t need a HUGE collection of essential oils.

If you know about a few essential oils and how to use them well, you can make a wide variety of safe + effective blends.

That said… It’s not fun to feel limited by your knowledge.

When you know about more essential oils, you have more options for substitutions, and can get creative with the blends and aromas you create.

In this video, I share 4 must-have essential oils that you may not know about.

Add them to your collection and grow your Aromatherapy knowledge!

Watch the video!

I love making topical Aromatherapy blends!

If we’re experiencing a difficult issue—like restlessness, allergies, or a cold—we can make a topical blend and truly surround ourselves with the nourishing presence of essential oils.

Sometimes I like to imagine I’m covering myself in a gentle “shield” that will safeguard my wellness!

I hope the oils and recipes in this newsletter help you breathe deeply, and feel supported when you need it most.