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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Labor Day Weekend and Rosemary Essential Oil

September Outdoor SceneWishing everyone a pleasant and safe Labor Day Holiday Weekend. Each year, Americans and Canadians celebrate Labor/Labour Day on the first Monday of September. Labor Day is a day intended to honor workers and offer a day of relaxation.

Though I'm glad that this coming Monday is Labor Day, this extended weekend will partially be a "working" weekend for me. Read below to learn how I use Rosemary Essential Oils to stay alert, focused and energized as I work from my home office.

With Labor Day typically falling right around the start of school, I don't remember ever being taught about the history or depth of meaning of the holiday. Do you? Visit one or all of the following sites for answers to your questions regarding the origins of Labor Day:


Rosemary Essential Oil for Concentration while Working or Studying:

Labor Day marks a time when students and teachers say goodbye to summer and rev up for school. Fall also earmarks a busier workload for quite a few professions. This year, for many of us, this is all happening, "virtually". Our ability to focus can be even more challenging while working and learning from home.

Sprigs of RosemaryLook to Rosemary Essential Oil as the oil of choice when you need help in focusing, concentrating and recalling what you learn for extended periods.

I love diffusing Rosemary in my diffuser. (View AromaWeb's All About Diffusers article for information on different diffuser methods). Rosemary Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil and Spearmint Essential Oil are all energizing oils. Combine Rosemary and one or both of the mints in a diffuser as a powerful combination for staying alert and focused. If studying and working has you stressing, try combining Rosemary with calming Lavender Essential Oil. Experiment with uplifting and energizing Orange Essential Oil as well. Cypress Essential Oil is also an exceptional oil for helping to stay clear-thinking and focused. Be sure to follow all safety precautions for each essential oil that you use.

Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend and the transition to Fall!


Sincerely,

Wendy
Wendy Robbins


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Thank You

Thank You

Soon, I plan to write more about how essential oils can be supportive during profoundly stressful and fearful times.

In the meantime, I'd love to extend my deepest gratitude to all of the healthcare providers, first responders, the staff of businesses deemed necessary/essential and to all of the many other heroes that are showing the best in humanity right now. Thank you so very much.

Love,

Wendy

New Book Review: Essential Oils for the Whole Body by Heather Dawn Godfrey

Essential Oils for the Whole Body by Heather Dawn Godfrey, PGCE, BSc

Enriched with numerous tables, charts and color photographs, Essential Oils for the Whole Body is a comprehensive essential oil guide that is well suited for those who are new to using essential oils and also serves as a helpful reference for practitioners and those with a more advanced background.


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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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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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AromaWeb's Guide to Carrier Oils

There are so many beautiful and nourishing carrier oils available! Carrier oils not only dilute essential oils before applying them topically, but they offer their own unique benefits within skin and personal care applications. Carrier oils can contain nourishing fatty acids and other beneficial components. AromaWeb's Guide to Carrier Oils explains what carrier oil, infused oils and essential fatty acids are. It also includes profiles for 25 carrier oil and vegetable butters.

Learn More by Reading AromaWeb's Guide to Carrier Oils

Carrier Oil Guide on AromaWeb


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Aromatic Jewelry

Jewelry that is specially crafted so that it can be subtly fragranced with essential oils is typically known as aromatherapy or essential oil jewelry. This form of jewelry allows you to diffuse and enjoy the benefits and aroma of your favorite oils throughout the day. Learn all about the different essential oil jewelry types available, what to look for when shopping and simple but important safety tips to keep in mind...

Learn More by Reading AromaWeb's Essential Oil Jewelry Guide

Fall Seasonal Essential Oil Guide on AromaWeb


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