Aromahead's May Newsletter:
Don’t Worry, Be Happy with Essential Oils!

Hi from Andrea!

From Andrea

Hi friend,

Nurturing relaxed, centered feelings within yourself is an empowering and healthy practice.

Especially during long-term challenges.

Not only does staying calm feel better to our hearts and minds, it’s actually healthier for our bodies. The National Institute of Mental Health wrote an article about how ongoing stress can lead to headaches, sleeplessness, and more serious health problems.

But there’s plenty we can do to feel more balanced and positive! If you visit the link above, you’ll find a list of ways to calm anxiety, like staying observant to your emotions, exercising, and talking with friends.

And (of course!) we can use essential oils! 

Essential oils are powerful allies for emotional resilience. They affect the limbic system (which is sometimes called the “seat of the emotions”) to help the mind and heart release worries, and the body to unwind knots of tension.

With scent, we can replace “stress cycles” with “serenity cycles.” 

You’ll find plenty of recipes to get started in this month’s newsletter!

Love,
Andrea


“Relaxing in the Hammock” Room Spray

A Recipe for You:
“Relaxing in the Hammock” Room Spray

This blend is inspired by carefree activities that get peaceful, easy feelings flowing. Like warm baths, cozy cups of coffee or tea, and relaxing in a garden hammock on lazy summer days. (I’m feeling more tranquil already!)

  • Nearly 1 oz (30 ml) Water or Lavender hydrosol (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • 1 ml Solubol (dispersant)
  • 3 drops Myrtle oil (Myrtus communis)
  • 2 drops Mandarin oil (Citrus reticulata)
  • 1 drop Jasmine absolute (Jasminum grandiflorum)*

Make this blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass spray bottle. Pour the water or hydrosol into the bottle, leaving a little room for the Solubol and drops of essential oil. When all your ingredients are combined, tighten the lid, shake well, and spray it around to turn your room into a relaxing getaway!

The Solubol in this blend helps keep the essential oils dispersed through the water or hydrosol.

* If you don’t have Jasmine, feel free to substitute Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia).


Making Essential Oil Solid Perfume (for happiness!)

On the Aromahead Blog:
Making Essential Oil Solid Perfume (for happiness!)

Don’t worry, be happy with this essential oil solid perfume!

Since a solid perfume is a balm, it doesn’t absorb too quickly into your skin. And the beeswax helps “fix” the essential oils, so they don’t evaporate as quickly as they might in a liquid perfume recipe.

This means the essential oils linger longer, making their gorgeous, mood-boosting aromas more available throughout the day.

Read more and get the recipe! >>

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Frankincense Resins: The Journey and Beyond

Our Aromatherapy World:
New Book About Frankincense!

Use Frankincense resin to make “delicious drinks, tasty treats, herbal preparations,” and more in a new book by Aromahead graduate Robin Kessler!

Robin’s book Frankincense Resins: The Journey and Beyond is a must-have resource for resin lovers. In addition to unique recipes, you’ll learn about the history of Frankincense, Myrrh, and other aromatic resins, and the various properties each one has. 

Her book has earned some wonderful reviews!

“I can’t think of a singular resource that exists where someone could find such uses for various tree resins. This book will be it.”

— Jamie Garvey, co-founder and owner of Boswellness

“All the tips she gave will be helpful for readers and experimenters when working with resins. A much-needed book on all the resins and the differences in each one!”

— Our own Karen Williams! (co-director of education at Aromahead)

Find Robin’s book here.

Congratulations to Robin on her latest accomplishment! You’re helping so many people!


Shelia's Favorite Tea for an Extra Heart Squeeze of Love

Tips from the Aromahead Team:
Shelia's Favorite Tea for an "Extra Heart Squeeze of Love"

This month’s tip comes from Shelia (pictured above), one of our case study instructors who works one-on-one with students in the Aromatherapy Certification Program. Shelia’s official title is “Treasured Case Study Instructor!”

Jenny and Karen have recently been doing fun, live “Tea Time” events. So Shelia would like to share her current favorite tea with you!

“I love this Love & Laughter herbal tea by Biron!

“It’s a sweet rose tea with tulsi (holy basil), licorice root, oatstraw, yarrow, anise seed, rose petal, and rose hips.

“Not only does it taste amazing, but the aroma is so soothing (as you might imagine, my aromatherapy friends!) Rose has historically been associated with the heart, and because of the present days, I find myself drinking this any time I need an extra ‘heart squeeze’ of love.

“The tea bags are made from a silky material and are just as pretty as the tea itself.”


Join Tea Time with Jenny and 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 11am Pacific/1pm Eastern on Facebook! Join us here.

  • Thursday, May 21  at 1pm Eastern
  • Thursday, May 28 at 1pm Eastern
  • Monday, June 1 at 1pm Eastern
  • Thursday, June 4 at 1pm Eastern
  • Monday, June 8 at 1pm Eastern
  • Thursday, June 11 at 1pm Eastern
  • Monday, June 15 at 1pm Eastern

Sweeten Those Emotions with a Fragonia Oil Roller Blend

Aromatherapy Video:
Sweeten Those Emotions with a Fragonia Oil Roller Blend

Make a simple DIY emotional support blend with 3 essential oils.

These 3 oils can…

  • Calm stress and “hot” emotions for more stability
  • Chase away self doubt so you feel more confident
  • Dissolve emotional blocks that are disrupting positive energy
  • Refresh your outlook so you can see new possibilities

Watch the video and make the recipe!


See you next month!

Our communities are becoming a little busier as certain businesses mindfully open up their doors again.

If you’re going to be out and about, you can take calming essential oils with you!

Make this “Safe & Sound” Inhaler to carry in your pocket or a bag.

  • 6 drops Myrtle oil (Myrtus communis)
  • 4 drops Frankincense oil (Boswellia carterii)
  • 3 drops Lemon oil (Citrus limon)
  • 2 drops Sandalwood oil (Santalum album)

Add the drops of essential oil to the cotton part of a blank inhaler. Spend a few moments breathing deeply with it when you want to relax and boost your immunity at the same time. 

Stay peaceful, my friends!

Love,
Andrea