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What is Aromatherapy? (What Aromatherapy is and how to use it!)

We share a lot of fun essential oil recipes on The Aromahead Blog, but let’s get back to a few basics! What is Aromatherapy, anyway?

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to support health and well-being—whether that means cleaning the house, recovering from a cold, sleeping more soundly at night, or any number of benefits!

Essential oils are naturally produced by some aromatic plants. It’s amazing how many different ways plants can produce essential oils. For example, Vetiver essential oil is stored in the plant’s rootlets, so we have to harvest those to obtain the oil. Cedarwood essential oil comes from the tree’s wood, and Orange essential oil is primarily extracted from the rind of the fresh fruit. Lavender essential oil comes from Lavender flowers, but there’s usually also some in the little leaves of the plant, too.

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4 Must Have Essential Oils (that you may not know about!)

These 4 Must Have Essential Oils Can Expand Your Aromatherapy Practice

I want to share 4 of my favorite must-have essential oils with you!

You may not know about some of these, because they’re not as commonly used as essential oils like Lavender, Eucalyptus, or Sweet Orange.

But these 4 essential oils offer some beautiful and (in some cases) exotic substitutes for more popular oils.

They’ll give you more ways to create aromas that people love, and to go even deeper with your Aromatherapy practice.

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Aromatherapy Careers: Your Own Line of Essential Oil Products!

Wondering what kinds of careers in Aromatherapy are out there for you?

Well, I want to share some good news about that . . .

Right now is a BIG time for Aromatherapy!

It is experiencing a huge growth spurt. More people than ever want to surround themselves with less toxic chemicals in their lives. They want to know how to use essential oils to live a more natural, healthy lifestyle.

But not everybody has the time (or desire) to create their own homemade Aromatherapy products.

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How to Use Juniper Essential Oil for Joint Pain

Calm Inflammation (short and long term) by using Essential Oil for Joint Pain

Juniper essential oil knew from the time it was young that it didn’t want to go into the family business.

Its family had created handmade furniture for generations. But Juniper noticed that a lot of its family members developed joint point due to all that woodworking . . . So Juniper learned a different skill set—massage and Aromatherapy! It learned to make pain relief gels, oils, and butters to ease inflamed joints.

I dreamed up that story for the Juniper essential oil profile in my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy. It’s a great way to remember some of Juniper’s talents!

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Aromatherapy Careers: Starting an Aromatherapy Apothecary

“I discovered Aromatherapy while exploring alternatives to pharmaceuticals as a psychiatric nurse.”

That quote is from Certified Aromatherapist and RN, Lauren Andrews.

Would you believe it . . . Lauren learned so much about Aromatherapy, and developed such a love for it, that she eventually retired from being an RN to pursue a career in Aromatherapy full-time.

She now runs AroMed—an all-natural Aromatherapy apothecary in Vermont and online. 

Lauren offers a LOT of products, services, and support for customers of AroMed! I just want to list some of what she offers here for you, so you can see what’s possible when you decide to pursue a career in Aromatherapy. (You could create an Aromatherapy career around even ONE of these things!)

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How to Use Essential Oils for Cuts and Scrapes…Safely!

In Aromahead Institute’s popular class, Aromatherapy for Natural Living, I’ve created an entire lesson about using essential oils safely and effectively for children—including how to use essential oils for cuts and scrapes. 

I want to share that blend with you. It’s made in a base of aloe vera gel, which is gentle on skin and supports healing.

The three essential oils for cuts and scrapes in this blend are good at calming pain and inflammation, supporting healing, and cleaning out germs. (In fact, they’re so good at getting rid of germs, I often use these oils in natural cleaning blends. Yet they’re gentle enough for injured skin.)

I like this blend because it allows you to use essential oils for cuts and scrapes safely—even for kids.

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What Essential Oils are Good for Pain? 3 Oils that WORK!

I understand that being in pain can make us feel distracted from the things that matter to us—and even impatient.

So let’s get right to the information and recipe!

I want to tell you about how 3 essential oils are good for pain, why they work, and how to use them.

Ginger essential oil (Zingiber officinale)

Most people think of using Ginger essential oil for digestion, but it is an amazing essential oil for pain relief!

Ginger’s warm, spicy touch helps calm inflammation and bring circulation to areas where it’s applied. I especially love it for places that feel chilly and swollen.

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Learn How To Use Essential Oils for Anxiety—and get NATURAL RELIEF!

I have been getting a lot of questions about using essential oils for anxiety.

I understand that anxiety and overwhelm are difficult emotions.

I understand that you can’t just “think yourself into a better place.” (If only it were that easy!)

And I get that you’re looking for natural ways to relieve your anxiety.

For some people, turning to medications just does not feel like the right answer. For others who have found medications that are helping, finding natural ways to complement that feels very supportive.

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