Sunday, February 27, 2011

More snow

Yet another snowy, blah day.  Cold and icy.  It is another opportunity to try blending a few more brightening oils -- this time Eucalyptus Radiata and Sweet Orang.  My emotions soared and the room seemed to brighten.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Another Glowing Day

Ice still clings to the bare tree branches despite the warming temperatures and slight thaw.  The display of sunlight continues to break into coloful prisms as melting drops of ice glisten as they fall.  The tips of tree tops shine in the fading daylight and everything is dusted with a snow that trims the icey landscape like a fresh dollop of whipped cream.  

It is a perfect day to explore the countryside.  To pull on a lined pair of wellington boots, take the dog and begin tramping through the nature centers to admire nature's spectacular display.   Icicles glisten like so many white diamonds. There is perfect silence.  How wonderful the world is!  How magical!

The fire is crackling in my fireplace and  I am diffusing a warm heady combination  of the essential oils of  mandarin, cinnamon and sandalwood throughout my house.  My children play quietly, unconcerned,  about homework or the next day to come.  The dog snoozes soundlessly beside me on the floor - out for the count.   This is the time to contemplate, to explore the inner landscape.  What have I done today?  What can I do better? 

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Monday, February 21, 2011

A Chilly, Icy, Day

Today was spectacular in its icy splendor.  Bare tree branches looked frozen in time.  A spell was cast on this city, which over night had transformed into a crystal ice palace.
"It looks like Narnia" said my son's friend who was visiting.  Indeed, as snow bound as we were, we were also spell bound by the chilly beauty of fairy tale granduer which surrounded us.   Set against the gray landscape the utter silence of it all awed even the youngest among us.

It was a day to celebrate with frankincese. To pay tribute to the power of nature, and the stellar display of the spirit and God.

I sat the children down in front of our picture window overlooking the ice sculptures that were once trees, wrapped them in soft blankets and made them hot chocolate and asked them to describe what they saw.

I decided to paint a picture of the day - an aromatic picture. I poured myself a cup of steaming mint tea in anticipation of a few quite moments to blend a synergy that would remind me of this day always. I blended frankincese, euclyptus radiata, black spruce, lemon and peppermint hydrosol with distilled water and to describe the chilled, crystaline topiaries glistening outside my window. 

The synergy is chilling yet reviving, rejuvenating and refreshing.  Underneath the minty cool base notes is a  heat associated with peppermint.  A heat that restores faith in renewal.

On a hot day in the summer, I will add this synergy to a lukewarm bath and cool off as I remember the astounding beauty of a frigid February Day.

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Hot Cocktail for a Cold Night-Mix These Oils with This Beat and you Won't Be Chilly for Long

Here's  a sure fire antidote better - hotter than a hot toddy to heat up a cold winter night.  Add 2 drops of essential oil of jasmine, 2 drops rose absolute, 1 drop patchouli, 4 drops sandalwood to distilled water. Shake and mist.  Play this clip and wow! Better set the alarm for late next morning.

Monday, February 14, 2011

There's a Sexy Secret in your Spice Cabinet - Try it as an Essential Oil

There's a sexy secret in your spice cabinet. Its even hotter when used as an essential oil. We're talking about cinnamon. Spicy, heady and exotic, use this oil when you mean business in the bedroom, or the livingroom, or where ever else strikes your fancy and other parts of your body.

This oil generates heat in more than one way, so if you are very sensitive refrain from applying it to your body and never to your face. It can be a dermal sensitizer, and never use this oil if you are pregnant or in a bath. Cinnamon is high in eugenol and it may interfer with blood clotting so don't use with anticoagulant drugs or with hemophiliacs. There are two types of cinnamon oil bark and leaf... bark should never be applied on the body. Add a drop of cinnamon to natural or organic lotion or cream and to really get things rolling add another stimulating oil like ginger or if your partner doesn't seem in the mood a drop of sweet fennel should do the trick. Lighten things up with an additional 6 drops (per ounce ) of grapefruit oil.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Because its My Face Stupid!

For many years there has been a nationwide movement advocating for educated aestheticians who actually know what they are doing. Some schools just train aestheticians to pass the state boards and then they are on their own. This means they need to become self-educated.

Ounce out and about and in the salon or spa, the aesthetician is given acid and crystal powder to apply to the face. They may or may not be trained, but what the hell? they can try and experience is after all the best teacher. Also since some of the newbie aestheticians are so green they may not be aware of state laws which dictate what they can and cannot use on someone's face.

So if your aesthetician wants to apply a peel or some preparation that just doesn't feel right, just say "no". If they ask why, just answer "because it is my face." You can leave out the stupid because she's the one with the acid in her hand!
Aestheticians that want to be successful take their jobs very seriously. They are educated on the products they sell and understand when and how and why to use something. A seasoned aesthetician or not so seasoned aesthetician who is ambitious and well educated will approach you cautiously and make sure you are not overly sensitive.
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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Too Tired for Sex? Spike the night with lemon, peppermint and clove

Too tired for sex?  who isn't?  however according to the experts intimacy is key to happiness and some weight loss as well.
(There's a silver lining to every cloud).

When relationships are new and exciting, sex is the driving force.  Once you get used to each other and the day to day stresses set in, its hard to recoup  that initial excitment.  So what's a girl to do? Coffee, tea, chocolate will keep you up all night.  So will sodas.  A great way to revive flagging desire and interest is with essential oils.  They can help energize you to get you through the act so you can get on to sleep.

Peppermint is extremely energizing and invigorating.  Some professionals believe that it should not be used before bedtime, but hey, a girls' gotta do what she's gotta do.  Clove's exotic, oriental aroma will add heat and desire, lemon will invigorate you and then calm you down.  Here's what to do:  Make a synergy that you can inhale several times before the deed. The energizing molecules will rush to your brain, reach back into the limbic system and perk you right up.  Here's the recipe:

1 drop clove
1 drop peppermint
4 drops lemon

Swirl gently together in a small container.  Dip in cotton ball and inhale.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

This Valentine's Day Romance Him with Aromatic Bath. If you Do This After... You'll Really Take His Breath Away!

Why venture out into the snow and ice when an aromatic bath warms up even the coldest of winter's nights.   The right essential oils combined with a knowing lover's touch will earn you much more gratitude than that chocolate torte ever could.

Remember its not what your bathtub looks like its what you put in it.  Be careful, not all men enjoy floral scents.  In order for your romantic night to work, you'll need to do a little footwork, in anticipation of playing footsie.  Stock your aroma dispensary with the essential oils of  sandalwood, ylang ylang and and ginger.  Create a synergy of 1 drop gin ginger, 2 drops ylang ylang and 7 drops sandalwood.  Add to one ounce of unscented, all natural bath gel or bubble bath.
Then add 2 drops of ylang ylang  and 7 drops sandalwood and 6 drops lavender to unscented all natural massage cream.  Do you see where we are going with this?  Make sure you have large, soft towels, a fresh bathrobe and pretty unscented candels. Dim the lights for ambiance.

Sandalwood is the most sensual of all essential oils. Ylang Ylang is a most powerful aphrodisiac, ginger opens the body to intimacy and lavender breaks down any barriers to touch.  What a night! Ginger is quite pungent, so use it sparingly! 

Disperse your synergy of ylang ylang, sandalwood and ginger into your bath and enjoy.  Later blend the lavender, sandalwood and ylang ylang synergy with your unscented massage cream and give him a massage he'll never forget.  The oils with both calm and stimulate him.  Who needs chocolate?  Contact to create a blend he won't be able to resist.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Beauty and the Bitch: Self esteem and essential oils

Girls can be cruel to each other.  Especially girls in middle school. There are more ways to bully and taunt someone than ever before. 

Being bullied can have  life-long implications.   In addition to damaging self-esteem it may impact the way a girl communicates and interacts with people for the rest of her life.  There is no logical reason that bullying should continue to be accepted as a rite of passage. 

Why does it happen? There are many theories and thoughts as to why.  My opinion is that this goes much deeper than a mere power struggle.  I believe bullying has to do with survival of the fittest. The very essence as to what makes us tick as human beings, the inate instinctual desire to reproduce and the desire to attract more male partners to help acheive that desire.

There are cases where a girls between the ages of 11 and 13 are ostracized or teased because they arer "weird."  No one should be bullied because they march to a different drummer, however, this is the nature of the beast.  Thre are some really smart, attractive nice girls that find themselves on the recieving end of the bully's stick.  Generally, she is victimized by the queen bee a little bitchy girl who feels threatened by her sweeter kinder rival.  In evolutionary terms, the queen bee or bitch as she may be subconciously feels that her ability to attract the interest of the boys is being impeded by this start up rival who is equally attractvie. 

Damaged self-esteem is the upshot and aromatherapy can help both the "bitch and the beauty" by offering a feeling of confidence and calm.  Oils suggested are neroli for confidence, rose for comfort and ylang ylang for acceptance.  Essential oils could be combined in an aloe gel for a perfume that all the girls would wear.  The perfume would create a bonding, plus it would lower tensions as the girls began to accept each other and feel their self-esteem and confidence rise.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Aromatherapy for your Lifestyle

No matter where you live these days life is hectic and stressful.  There is the faltering economy, fewer jobs, fewer contacts with people and electronics all the time anytime.  Kids are attached to little Ninetendo computers they carry around. After school its Wii. 

We are bombarded by information and it seems like none of it is good.  Lots of "must do's" fill the airwaves.  Must have breakfast, must have less than 6 ounces of protein, must work out like 10 times a week -- where on earth are we supposed to get the time, let alone the money?  The expectations are high. 

Can't even get away from it all at work -- that is for those of us who have work.  Many employed people are performing jobs that used to be done by two or three people.  No complaining allowed.  There's no time or money for a vacation.  Not to mention college tuition, and parents who may not be well. 

It all takes it toll on diet, exercise, outlook and emotions.  UrbanOm (  was created to help urban and suburban dwellers find relief.  These edgy products address stress, insomnia, focus and our environment.  They are preblended with the finest essential oils sourced from reliable markets.  Like OmStone Products, they are insured.   The collection includes five products:

Clean - Environmental, concentrated, all natural mutlipurpose house cleaner.  Antibacterial and antimicrobia.

Shape (Up) - a silky body lotion infused with  lemon and sweet orange wedded to spearmint,  revives flagging energy, promotes an interest in exercise and curtails appetitie.

Sleep - Melissa (lemon balm) hydrosol, a potent essential oil which relaxes the nervous system, and  leads sandalwood and lavender in the battle against insomnia.  It is thought that Melissa mimics the actions of benzodiazopenes - commonly used sleeping pills.  This mister scents your bedroom, pillow, pajamas and body.  Evening use only.

Focus- Restless?  racing thoughts?  focus can calm your racing thoughts and stimulate your mind.  Key ingredeient is grapefruit which is a nervine as well uplifting.  Simply apply gel to bottom of feet or temples or wear as a personal scent.

Focus 4 Kids - Ages seven years and older.  Our aromatherapist earned a Master of Arts degree in Education.  Mandarin, is the pivital oil, which is used to calm hyperactivity in kids.

Hairy Tales: When you've lost it and How to Get it Back

Ever wash your hair and step back from the drain horrified to see how much hair you've lost? Your first reaction may be horror and your second reaction fear.

Take a deep breath.  Hair loss can be attributed to many reasons.  It can be hereditary, hormonal or just due to a less than clean scalp.   If your hair loss is due to your genes there is very little you can do to regrow your hair.  Hormonal issues are not the focus of this blog, but if your hair is less than clean, we have some suggestions for you.

Sebum build up on the scalp can be responsible for hair loss and hair breakage. Shampooing is simply not enough to remove the oily buildup on your scalp and hair.  This build up can cause your hair to break.  Experts recommond  washing your hair with jojoba oil. 

Jojoba oil is technically a wax from a cactus like plant. Its oil is non-greasy and can be used by every skin type. The advantage to jojoba oil is that is absorbs sebum like a sponge.  Once the sebum is absorbed the hair is healthier and less likely to break. 

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Five Sexiest Essential Oils for Valentines Day - One is a Big Surprise

1. Jasmine.  Intense, romantic, deeply floral, heady and exotic, this oil is the one to choose for that special night, or to attract that special someone.  Care is recommended as some people may have an allergic reaction, so as unromantic as this may sound perform a patch test.  To attract here's how to use:  add a drops (and another if you need too)  to 1/2 ounce aloe vera, and dab on wrists, temples, back of neck, elbow and knee creases and then meet up with your intended.  To get things going with your main squeeze simply diffuse it and see how things go. Jasmine may be combined with other oils.

2. Ylang Ylang.  Sweet, but definitely not subtle! The "flower of flowers" will get the point across very quickly.  Dab it on like a perfume by blending with aloe vera (1 or 2 drops per half ounce).  He'll fall at your feet.  A little unknown secret about ylang ylang is that it will give you the confidence to approach him (or her ) if he or she seems unapproachable.  If your desired one is yours already, ylang ylang is one of the best aphrodisiacs out there-- releases endorphins for a really good time.  Can wear as a seductive scent or diffuse - or put a drop or two on a pillow.

3. Cinnamon.  No surprise here.  Hot, spicy and exotic, cinnamon will get things going. Refrain from using it in the tub, and use the leaf not the bark.  To attract attention:  drop on a hankie to keep nearby.  If you want to romance your partner create an exotic ambiance and diffuse or dab silken lingerie with a drop of essential oil on a hidden place and then let him find it.

4. Clove.  Can be a skin irritant, but use it to irritate his/her most basic urge. Do not use with anticoagulant drugs or with hemophiliacs as eugenol may interfere with blood clotting.  Irresistibly sassy, clove can be used like cinnamon.  Combine the two for a one-two knock out that neither of you will forget.

5. Ginger. Surprise!  This zingy root used to sooth a sore throat, calm a cold and create a comforting environment, can also be an irritant!  An irritant to those urges we want to awaken.  Ginger can also react on sensitive skin so use with care.   This oil is quite potent, might be best mixed with cinnamon or clove.

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