Aromatherapy Tips

Essential Oils for St. Patrick's Day

Spearmint
An 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. [Read AromaTalk's Growing and Enjoying Peppermint, Spearmint and Other Mint Plants.]

On St. Patrick's Day, try diffusing a little Spearmint Essential Oil or create a refreshing room spray.

Aromahead also suggests Sweet Basil, Palmarosa, Lime or Siberian Fir as green oils lovely for the day. View Aromahead Blog's Green Oils to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.


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Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Valentine's Day and Romance

Aromatherapy for RomanceWishing you a lovely Valentine's Day on Friday. 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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Esential Oil Diffuser Blends for Meditation and Reflection

Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Meditation

I love using essential oils both during my periods of prayer and also when I meditate, reflect or "listen" for wisdom.

Not only can essential oils help support our physical and emotional wellness, they also offer the incredible potential to support and complement our spiritual lives when used mindfully and safely.

This past year, I created several meditation diffuser blends that I am pleased to share with you on AromaWeb. They are intended to help ground and center you and support your intentions as you meditate or practice yoga.

Learn More by Heading Over to AromaWeb and Reading 5 Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Meditation


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AromaWeb Guide to C02 Extracts

Carrier Oil Guide on AromaWeb

Did you know that CO2 Extracts are superior to essential oils in several ways? CO2 Extracts can be a wonderful complement to essential oils. More and more suppliers are starting to offer a growing selection of these precious aromatics.

Learn about CO2 Extracts, what they are, how they compare to essential oils, how CO2 supercritical extraction is performed and what the difference is between CO2 Select Extracts and CO2 Total Extracts:

AromaWeb Guide to CO2 Extracts


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The Importance of Essential Oil Safety

Conifer Essential Oil Guide

Essential oils can be incredibly beneficial for supporting our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being when used with sensibility, knowledge and care. Essential oils are very highly concentrated, and they must be treated with respect. As I mention on AromaWeb, we shouldn't be afraid to use essential oils, but it's important to learn about and heed essential oil safety guidelines so they can be used safely and effectively.

Learn about important essential oil safety precautions by reading AromaWeb's essential oil safety articles and guides:


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Bringing in the New Year With Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

Happy New Year! This photo depicts a beach overlooking the ocean. 2020 is handwritten in the sand.

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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New Conifer Essential Oil Guide Now on AromaWeb

Conifer Essential Oil Guide

What a joy it has been to finally prepare and publish a guide to Conifer Essential Oils on AromaWeb. While growing up in Southeastern Michigan, I was able to enjoy spending a lot of time outside in a densely wooded area, savoring the beauty, shade and aroma of the spruce and pine trees. These days, I work very long hours, and I have far less time to explore and forest bathe (see below for more about forest bathing). Mindful diffusion of my conifer essential oils has made such a difference in helping me continue to feel a connection to the forest and these beautiful trees. As primarily invigorating oils, they have been helpful to keep me focused as I prepared this rather detailed guide...

Learn More by Reading AromaWeb's Guide to Conifer Essential Oils


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Essential Oils for the Holidays, Christmas and Winter

Essential Oils for Winter

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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Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for Thanksgiving

Happy ThanksgivingI'd like to take this moment to wish everyone a heartwarming, joyful and aromatic extended Thanksgiving holiday week.

As I spend this week reflecting upon all of my blessings, 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 Blends Suitable for Thanksgiving
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.


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


Once again, wishing you a joyful Thanksgiving and a beautiful transition into the Christmas and holiday seasons.


Sincerely,

Wendy


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New! Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Autumn

Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Autumn on AromaWeb

As I write this here in Michigan, it feels more like the middle of Winter than the middle of Fall. On Veteran's Day, we had about 8" of snow despite many beautiful, colorful leaves still decorating our trees. Our snow-covered lawns are now being blanketed once again with leaves on top of the snow.

What I love about diffusing blends that I formulate for Autumn days is that they work wonderfully for those "limbo" Autumn days that can feel more like either Summer or Winter.

Recently, I formulated 5 new Autumn diffuser blends for AromaWeb. To keep things simple and more affordable, each blend intentionally uses only 3 essential oils and includes substitutions when possible. All the blends are well suited for Autumn, but if you're facing a particularly "summery" Autumn day, take a close look at blend #2. For more wintery, Christmas-feeling days, I especially love Blend #5. My blend names are a bit generic. But there's a good reason for that! Find out by reading the info provided with the diffuser blends.

Learn More by Reading AromaWeb's Essential Oil Diffuser Blends for Autumn


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