FRAGRANCES & FEELINGS

There are so many different ways to use essential oils, depending on what result or effect you are looking for. When it comes to mood-enhancing, this will happen whatever way you use the oils, since they enter your system. Even if you have lost your sense of smell, the oils will have an effect onContinue reading “FRAGRANCES & FEELINGS”

ESSENTIAL OILS AS MOOD-ENHANCERS

One of the most useful aspects of essential oils is the mood-enhancing properties. Every oil will create some kind of feeling in you.  To realize why this happens you need to know a bit about how the essential oils work through our olfactory system: (Following is taken from Wikipedia – text & picture; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olfactory_system) <<InContinue reading “ESSENTIAL OILS AS MOOD-ENHANCERS”

ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – Ravensara/Ravintsara

I wrote in an earlier post about an essential oil I picked up: Ravintsara (cinnamomum camphora). I couldn’t really get this oil out of my head so I have been doing some research. As usual there is plenty of misunderstandings between different oils, popular names, botanical names and the chemical properties. What continues to confuseContinue reading “ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – Ravensara/Ravintsara”

AROMATHERAPY AND HORSES

This is Jade. She is 34 years old and she did her last mounted-game competition when she was 30. I told you in my last post that I work with horses. Apart from basic groundwork, natural horsemanship style, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_horsemanship I also work with essential oils. Sometimes in combination with training to help keep the horseContinue reading “AROMATHERAPY AND HORSES”

ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – part 4

There are  methods with which to change, increase or replace essential oils. Synthesizing: Chemically recreating the aroma in a laboratory. Then you have an essence, not an essential oil. In my earlier entries I have spoken of the synergy in an essential oil and how important it is when we are using it for therapeutic/pleasurableContinue reading “ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – part 4”

ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – part 3 – classification

Cinnamomum camphora Essential oils come from many different plants. They all have a Latin or botanical name.  It is extremely important that this is clearly stated on the label. Common names can be highly deceptive and confusing. Besides, the Latin name is global, so language makes no difference. The plants also belong to different familiesContinue reading “ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – part 3 – classification”

ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – part 2 – pricing

The price of an essential oil depends on many things: How large the yield is, how easily (or not) harvested a plant is and how much essential oil it yields. Another thing to keep in mind is how the essential oil is stored in a plant: The plant contains “capsules” where the essential oil isContinue reading “ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – part 2 – pricing”

ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – part 1 -background

Quality is the most important aspect when using essential oils. All the wonderful effects the oils have will only happen when there is a high quality pure essential oil. To understand why this is even an issue, you need to understand the world of scents; how they are used and where they come from. TheContinue reading “ESSENTIAL OIL QUALITY – part 1 -background”

ESSENTIAL OILS AND EMOTION

Essential oils are wonderful mood-enhancers. I have many clients experiencing depression and anxiety from stress. While stress takes time to balance, the emotions involved can quite readily be helped with essential oils. Usually the scents/blends I use for people are chosen specifically for them and then used in a massage. This way the system isContinue reading “ESSENTIAL OILS AND EMOTION”