Aromahead's October Newsletter

Hi from Andrea!

From Andrea

Hi friend,

Good times for an Aromatherapy massage:

  • When you’ve been feeling stressed and are holding tension in your muscles
  • After a tough workout
  • A few hours before you want to get a good night’s sleep
  • If you’ve spent a lot of time sitting at a desk
  • When you want to get more circulation and energy flowing through your body
  • Anytime you like!

My favorite time is “anytime you like!”

In all seriousness, massage is a deeply supportive practice to turn to in “acute” cases (like when you want to ease muscle tension), or as a long-term approach to your natural health. I used to practice massage therapy full time (and even founded and ran a massage school in NY for 10 years with Cindy Black), and not only did I learn all about the myriad of health benefits that massage can offer us—I experienced them, and saw them at work in my clients.

If you’ve been thinking of getting into Aromatherapy massage, this newsletter has some resources for you. 

And if you’re already a practitioner of the art . . . this newsletter has resources for you! I hope you enjoy them!

Love,
Andrea


Sports Massage Butter

A Recipe for You:
Sports Massage Butter

When your muscles are sore, you might want a massage blend that’s richer than an oil. (Especially if your skin is very dry and chapped.) This is a luxurious Sports Massage Butter that can help relieve cramps and ease muscle aches. The buttery base of it makes a beautiful natural skin care product all by itself (even without essential oils added).

Sports Massage Butter 

  • 1 oz (28 g) beeswax (Cera alba)
  • 2 oz (56 g) coconut oil (Cocos nucifera)
  • 2 oz (56 g) cocoa butter (Theobroma cacao)
  • 1 oz (28 g) shea butter (Vitellaria paradoxa/Butyrospermum parkii)
  • 27 drops Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia)
  • 17 drops Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)
  • 13 drops Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
  • 17 drops Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
  • 26 drops Opopanax (Commiphora guidotti)


How to Make it:

  1. Set up the “Stovetop Melting Method” by placing a Pyrex measuring cup in a soup pot that’s ¼ full of gently boiling water.
  2. Put the beeswax in the Pyrex and melt.
  3. Add the cocoa butter and melt
  4. Add the coconut oil and melt.
  5. Add the shea butter and melt. (Hint: It will melt more quickly if it’s in smaller pieces!) You can stir with a glass stirring rod or the handle of a stainless steel spoon.
  6. Remove the blend from heat as soon as the shea butter is melted and add the essential oil drops, stirring gently.

Pour the melted butter into three 2 oz (60 ml) glass jars. Use this decadent, nourishing butter for massage when your muscles are sore and achy!


Massage Oil Recipe from Our Free Essential Oil Class

On the Aromahead Blog:
Massage Recipe from our free Introduction to Essential Oils Class!

There is a lot of information being shared these days about essential oils.

I want you to feel sure that you have sources you can rely on.

That’s why Aromahead Institute offers a free essential oil class, the Introduction to Essential Oils

This easy-to-use online class will give you a good foundation for using essential oils safely.

You’ll learn a lot of great recipes in this free essential oil class, too—like this one, a massage oil recipe for sore muscles!

Read more here >>

More from the Aromahead Blog...

💆‍♀️ What dilution is right for massage blends?

🍫 Cocoa Jasmine Massage Sticks

💜 Lavender's Advice for Natural Pain Relief


Poofy Organics

Our Aromatherapy World:
Poofy Organics

Kristina Gagliardi-Wilson (an Aromahead graduate!) loves Aromatherapy.

She also loves her family (of course!)

So when she decided to start her own Aromatherapy business, she named it after her family . . . Poofy Organics. “Poofy” was her daughter’s nickname! (How sweet and fun is that?)

These days, Poofy Organics has a location in Rutherford, New Jersey, and sells products online. Everything is made by hand in small batches, with organic, sustainable ingredients—from body products, to cosmetics, to hair care, home care, and more. 

I especially love the way Kristina talks about her employees, and how they are like family. (I can certainly relate to that, I love the Aromahead Team like family, too!)

You can watch a video where she tells you all about her business. (This page includes a sweet picture of captioned “Piggies love us” too!)

Kristina also has a line of baby products . . . called “Baby Poof” haha!

Thank you Kristina for creating a wonderful business, helping so many people make natural and healthy choices, and showing us what’s possible with a love for Aromatherapy!


Reduce Your Clients' Pain Using Aromatherapy

Free Training: Reduce Your Clients' Pain Using Aromatherapy!

If you practice massage therapy, relieving your clients’ pain is one of your top priorities.

This free webinar training will teach you how to do that naturally—with essential oils!

You’ll learn:

  • My top 6 essential oils for topical pain relief, and how to dilute them safely in massage blends
  • A natural carrier people rave about for soothing pain (and how to make massage butter with it!)
  • Give your clients quick relief from a tension headache (even when they can’t come to see you)

Watch the free training here! (Your clients will thank you!)


Which essential oils are best to relieve muscle stress?

Aromahead Video:
Which Essential Oils are Best to Relieve Muscle Stress?

So much of the pain we experience from a stress headache actually comes from tight, inflamed muscles in the neck, shoulders, and scalp.

We want essential oils to release that pain, and relieve that stress headache!

In this video, I share 3 of the best essential oils to relieve stress headaches, and a recipe for how to use them.

Watch it here!


You just learned a Sports Massage Butter recipe with 5 essential oils that are great for easing pain, a Massage Oil blend from one of our classes, and which essential oils work great for headaches and muscle tension . . . I hope you can handle learning a few more essential oils I love for massage!

They’re Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis), which I love for massaging sore joints, and Gingergrass (Cymbopogon martinii var. sofia). These two make a great pair, especially for tight muscles that don’t want to move. (Great for a “crick in your neck!”)

Love,

Andrea