The Aromahead Blog - Aromatherapy Education and Resources
I overheard Orange and Roman Chamomile essential oils having a conversation about the holiday season. They were both excited, but Roman Chamomile had some reservations, too. It likes to stay relaxed, and the holidays are a busy time of year.
Love Orange essential oil? Here are 4 ways to use Orange essential oil that take less than 2 minutes! Orange essential oil is incredibly popular, which comes as no surprise! Its bright, sunny aroma smells just like the freshly peeled fruit. And there are so many ways to use Orange essential oil that it’s one of my “must haves,” even for very small oil collections. A few ways I love to use Orange essential oil are for digestion, pain relief, swelling, stomach cramps, nausea, easing depression and encouraging feelings of optimism, natural cleaning, and even for children’s blends. Here are 4 ways to use Orange essential oil that bring its sunny personality into your life. […]
In my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy: An Easy-to-Use Guide for Essential Oils, I gave “personalities” to 40 different essential oils. Frankincense runs a meditation center, and the entire building was crafted by hand. The whole place is a work of art! While it may feel a little “exotic” the first time you go, Frankincense will quickly help you feel right at home—it’s good at making the extraordinary feel like a daily reality. Sweet Orange has a sunny fruit orchard where you can go for a retreat to release all your worries. It’s “the friend you’ve known for years who never lets you down—familiar, warm, and always there when you need a bit of comfort.” […]
Opening a bottle of Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oil never fails to bring a smile to my face! If you’ve ever walked into a room where someone’s recently peeled an orange, you know how instantly uplifting the aroma is! (“Mmm, who’s eating an orange?!”) Sweet Orange essential oil’s scent is just like the freshly peeled fruit. It’s warm, familiar, and comforting. It’s bright and optimistic. And it’s relaxing enough to diffuse as you’re falling asleep. […]
For those of you feeling under the weather or if you have a cold, it can be tough to feel rejuvenated and inspired for new beginnings. Do you have some favorite "feel better" practices for that? I often suggest taking a warm bath with comforting, decongesting essential oils. The warm water helps sore, achy muscles release tension, so your body feels more relaxed, and the essential oils help open your sinuses, so it’s easier to sleep when you have a cold. […]