Earth Day and the Mindful Use of Essential Oils

Earth Day and a Mindful Look at the Sustainable Use of Essential Oils

"Earth Day [April 22nd] is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment."From Wikipedia

The Earth from SpaceOur generation is causing a much more negative impact on the earth (and atmosphere) than all previous generations, and the harm we cause will be dramatic if we don't all start doing our part.

The idea of changing habits can seem like a daunting task. You don't have to read books or become an expert on environmentalism or "green" living (such an overused term) to be able to start making a small difference now. Those small differences can add up and make an impact over time.

Earth DayIt is more expensive to eat/use organic products instead of conventional and heavily processed ones, but the overall costs to our health and the environment to manufacture conventional products are much more expensive in the long run. If we all do what we can and gradually make changes, it can lead to big benefits overall for our health and the environment.


The Mindful Use of Essential Oils

SeedlingAs avid supporters of holistic aromatherapy and the sensible use of essential oils, we can make a big difference by being mindful of the quantity of essential oils that we use.

For essential oil usage, less is more. (See AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Article).

It takes a lot of botanical plant material to make just a small quantity of essential oil. (See AromaWeb's Essential Oil Yields article.) Using essential oils sensibly instead of using synthetic substitutes can be especially beneficial for our health as well as the overall impact on the earth and atmosphere. But because it takes a lot of plant material to manufacture essential oils, overusing essential oils is especially wasteful of plant life.

Using undiluted essential oils topically can be sensitizing and harmful to our bodies over time and wastes our precious natural resources. For more information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils.

For more ideas on how to be mindful when using essential oils and to better understand the oils that are most threatened, please read the following articles:


Learn More About Earth Day

Learn more about Earth Day by checking out the below links:

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day

Earth Day Network
http://www.earthday.org

Earth Day and Mindfulness Towards the Sustainable Use of Essential Oils


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Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Spirituality

EasterDiffusing essential oils with Biblical significance can be especially meaningful at this time. Regardless of your spiritual background, aromatherapy and essential oils can play a special part as you embark or continue on your spiritual journey.

Read and explore the Aromatherapy Spirituality & Enlightenment category of AromaWeb's Article Archive:

Essential Oils for Spirituality
This article includes a categorized list of essential oils known for their particular value within spiritual applications.

Meditating With Essential Oils
Proper use of essential oils during meditation can enhance the experience by grounding you and promoting a sense of calm. Read this article to learn more.

Praying With Essential Oils
Essential oils can be diffused as you pray to help you focus your thoughts and prayers. Learn more within this article.

Aromatic Botanicals, Aromatherapy and the Bible
The aromatic and anointing oils mentioned throughout the Bible were likely the oils that we refer to today as infused oils, not essential oils. Learn why and learn about the aromatic botanicals and oils that were available at the time.

Aromatic Botanicals of the Bible
View a list of the botanicals mentioned throughout the Bible. Each includes an example Biblical passage.

Anointing With Essential Oils
Using carrier oils and essential oils, you can create your own anointing oils for use during prayer, meditation or during times in which you want to express your gratitude or intention towards a particular goal or outcome.

Incense and Spirituality
Incense made with natural ingredients can be burned during times of meditation, prayer, general reflection or to help cleanse and clear the air and make a space sacred.


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Essential Oils and Blends for St. Patrick's Day

Essential Oils and Diffuser Blends for St. Patrick's Day

The essential oil that first comes to my mind for use in the diffuser on St. Patrick's Day is Spearmint Essential Oil. Like its beautiful green leaves, spearmint is often is represented by the color green (i.e. in mints, gums and candies). It is a fresh, clean-smelling, energizing oil that is perfectly befitting the day and transition of seasons. It doesn't overpower as easily as Peppermint Essential Oil can.

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, spring will be officially arrive in a few not-soon-enough-to-get-here days. Although it is still too cool for my spearmint to once again begin to grow, my mint plants are typically the first to greet me as soon as the weather warms up enough.

Take a peak at AromaWeb's Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for St. Patrick's Day for two blends that were created especially for this time of year.

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Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Valentine's Day and Romance

Aromatherapy for RomanceWishing you a lovely Valentine's Day on Sunday. If you have romantic plans in store, be sure to check out AromaWeb's Aromatherapy for Romance collection of articles:

Aromatherapy for Romance
Aromatherapy, natural botanicals and natural fragrancing all tantalize our sense of smell. They play a significant role within romance, love and intimacy. Take a look within this post.

Setting the Mood
Preciously fragranced room sprays, body mists, bath oils, massage oils, and other natural aromatics can enhance a romantic evening or add variety and intrigue to your marriage. Read on for ideas.

Aromatherapy Aphrodisiacs
Learn about sensual essential oils and aphrodisiacs.


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Bringing in the New Year With Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

Happy New Year from AromaWeb@

Planner showing a calendar page for the new yearWishing you a wonderful New Year filled with abundant health, joy and prosperity. In addition to the methods we each use to celebrate and bring in the new year, this is a time that many of us reflect upon the past year and think about plans and expectations for the year up ahead. It's a time where some set personal goals by making ambitious resolutions like improving our fitness, nutrition, spirituality or personal relationships.

Limes growing on treeLime Essential Oil is a beautiful choice for inclusion in room fragrancing/meditation blends for the New Year. Lime Essential Oil is one of the more affordable of oils and is routinely used for its energizing, fresh and cheerful aroma. Lime Essential Oil is also well known in folklore for its ability to cleanse, purify and renew the spirit and the mind.

Blends #1 and #4 on AromaWeb's Aromatherapy Diffuser Blends page include lime essential oil. AromaWeb's Air Freshener Recipe converts one of the lime diffuser blends into a beautiful room mist that you may customize using other essential oils.

Lime essential oil is strong, and a little goes a long way in diffuser and room fragrancing applications.


Essential Oil Diffuser Recipe for Celebrating,
Giving Thanks and Expressing Gratitude:

The essential oils used in AromaWeb's Essential Oil Diffuser Recipe for Celebrating, Giving Thanks and Expressing Gratitude are wonderfully suited for special moments of celebration and reflection.


Aromatherapy and Resolutions:
Essential oils are not magical elixers that can magically help you lose weight/improve your fitness or quit smoking, but they may be helpful as a part of your overall weightloss/fitness or smoking cessation plans. For more information, read AromaWeb's Aromatherapy and Weight Loss and the Guide to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy Techniques That May Help With Your Efforts to Quit Smoking. The essential oils used in AromaWeb's Essential Oil Diffuser Recipe for Celebrating, Giving Thanks and Expressing Gratitude are wonderfully suited for special moments of celebration and reflection.


Daily Aromatherapy Book:
Daily AromatherapyA thought provoking book that will joyfully help you bring in the New Year is Daily Aromatherapy: Transforming the Seasons of Your Life with Essential Oils by Joni Keim and Ruah Bull. This book can be started at any time of the year, but Daily Aromatherapy is a must-have book for anyone that wishes to begin a New Year's journey of reflection and discovery using essential oils. View AromaWeb's detailed description of the book.


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Essential Oils for the Holidays, Christmas and Winter

Essential Oils for Winter

With winter now upon us here in the Northern Hemisphere, this is a perfect time to enjoy diffusing and blending essential oils that will help get us into the spirit of the season. Look to AromaWeb's Holiday Essential Oil Guide for suggested oils, tips and precautions.

Learn More by Reading AromaWeb's Holiday Essential Oil Guide


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Christmas and Seasonal Aromatherapy Articles and Recipes on AromaWeb

Essential Oils for the HolidaysAs the holidays begin to approach, it's a perfect time to diffuse and blend essential oils that help get us into the spirit of the season or help to combat the holiday blues. View the following AromaWeb articles and recipes for uplifting and intriguing ways to incorporate aromatherapy into your holiday season!


AromaWeb Holiday Articles:


AromaWeb Holiday Recipes:


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Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

I'd like to take a moment to wish everyone a safe, heartwarming, and aromatic extended Thanksgiving holiday week.

Happy ThanksgivingHere in the United States as Thanksgiving Day approaches, the pandemic is becoming increasingly concerning. It can be much harder to see Thanksgiving as a day to celebrate and express gratitude when so many have been impacted so negatively by COVID.

Through AromaWeb, I strive to focus upon the positives in life, but the reality is that Thanksgiving is not a day of celebration for everyone.

If this Thanksgiving is a difficult day for you or if it is filled with mixed emotions, essential oils may help support you emotionally. AromaWeb's Recipe Box features an array of blends and recipes that have the potential to help.

Grief:
If you are saddened by the loss of a loved one, look to AromaWeb's Blends to Help Cope with Grief page. Rose Otto (Rose Essential Oil) or Rose Absolute is the oil of choice for me when dealing with grief, and it has special significance for me around Mother's Day.

Anxiety/Nervousness:
If Thanksgiving this year leaves you feeling anxious or nervous, look to AromaWeb's Calming/Relaxing Aromatherapy Blend and Blends to Combat Anxiety.

These blends can also be especially helpful:

Anger Reducing Blends

Confidence Enhancing Blends

Depression Reducing Blends

Energizing Blends

Fear Fighting Blends

Happiness and Peace Enhancing Blends

Insomnia/Sleeplessness Blend

Irritability Reducing Blends

Loneliness Easing Blends

Panic and Panic Attack Blends

Self Confidence/Insecurity Blends

Stress Reducing Blends

As I spend this week reflecting upon all of my blessings as well as the significant challenges and fears that 2020 has brought us, I consider myself especially blessed for the ongoing support that I receive from AromaWeb's wonderful advertisers and frequent visitors. I am grateful for your enthusiasm and the helpful feedback that you have shared with me over the course of each year.

Essential Oil Recipe for Celebrating, Giving Thanks and Expressing Gratitude
The essential oils used in this recipe are wonderfully suited for special moments of celebration and giving thanks. This blend is suitable for use at Thanksgiving and throughout the year.

Essential Oil Blends Suitable for Thanksgiving and Cooler Autumn Temperature
Even though many areas of the United States have been enduring pre-mature frigid winter temperatures, look to AromaWeb's Essential Oils for Autumn Guide to view essential oils and suggested blends perfectly suited for diffusing in rooms that aren't already fragrant by the smell of holiday cooking.

Once again, wishing that you are able to have a joyful and safe Thanksgiving and a lovely transition into the Christmas and holiday seasons.


Sincerely,

Wendy


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Thank You Veterans

Veterans Day

Sending heartfelt gratitude, respect and admiration to all those that have served. Thank you so much for your selfless bravery and for helping to keep America safe.

Sadly, many veterans suffer from PTSD or other major challenges, often in silence or with minimal support. The use of essential oils certainly cannot eliminate PSTD, but some essential oils that are particularly calming have the potential to ease or reduce the extreme and intense anxiety that can occur.

I very much want to create a PTSD essential oil guide, but it's a project that I want to invest a lot of time into. In the meantime, AromaWeb's Guide to Aromatherapy for Emotional Well-Being provides an introduction and list of essential oils that are helpful for anxiety, stress, panic and other challenges.

For more information, read the West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy's detailed article about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.


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