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Mar 02 2015

Patchouli has one of the most distinct scents in all of aromatherapy. It’s strong, earthy, and musky, so a little bit goes a long way. Luckily, though, a little bit is all you need to see big-time results!

what is patchouli?

It’s a bushy perennial herb that’s native to the tropical climates in Southeast Asia. Legend has it that King Tut loved Patchouli oil so much that he demanded to have ten gallons of it buried with him. More recently, Patchouli was the scent of choice for hippies back in the 1960’s because it was strong enough to mask the smell of marijuana smoke.

how do you use patchouli?

If you’ve got the pure essential oil, there are a number of things you can do with it. However, because it’s such a strong scent, I always combine it with other oils — like bergamot, grapefruit, or lemon — by mixing nine parts of the other oil with one part patchouli. Then, put it in your aromatherapy burner to spread the scent throughout your room. Or, place 1 drop on your pillow or onto a tissue, and breathe deeply. You can also put a few drops in your bath or footbath after a long day.

patchouli essential oil — uses in aromatherapy

Patchouli is so popular because it can provide so many benefits. Its anti-inflammatory properties can relieve everything from arthritis, to gout, to fevers. It also has antiseptic properties, so it’s an effective way to treat wounds.

patchouli essential oil as a mood-booster

If you’re overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, or stress, Patchouli can have life-changing results. Its sedative properties will help you get a better night’s sleep and chase away all of those negative feelings you experience when you’re tired. And, because the scent stimulates the production of your body’s so-called “feel good hormones”, Patchouli will quickly eliminate anger, sadness, and anxiety.

It can even eliminate feelings of indifference. After all, it’s impossible for your senses to ignore this strong scent! The next time you feel mentally “stuck”, tap into the mental power of Patchouli.

patchouli essential oil for romance

Its strong musky scent makes Patchouli a wonderful aphrodisiac. It will lower your inhibitions, so you’ll feel more comfortable expressing your desires. And, because it’s so good at chasing away negative thoughts and fatigue, it’s the perfect oil to help you get ready for a romantic evening. All of your thoughts will be focused on your sweetie and your magical night!

For a sensual massage oil combine 1 drop of Patchouli, 5 drops of Jasmine and 4 drops of Orange with 1 oz carrier oil.

patchouli essential oil for skin care

Another great way to use Patchouli is to dilute it with a carrier oil (like coconut or jojoba) and apply it directly to your skin. In fact, it can regenerate, disinfect, moisten, and cool tissues! In addition to the mood boost you’ll get from the scent, Patchouli can help alleviate the symptoms of a variety of skin problems — like athlete’s foot, eczema, acne, and dandruff.

If you want to use it every day, you can make your own moisturizer by mixing one drop of patchouli with five drops of lavender, three drops of frankincense, and one ounce of jojoba. Or, make your own scalp conditioner by mixing one drop of patchouli with four drops of geranium and five drops of tea tree. Or, make a massage oil with one drop of patchouli, five drops of jasmine, four drops of orange, and one ounce of carrier oil.

Are you ready to experience everything that Patchouli oil has to offer? It’s only a mouse click away at Aromandina!

Feb 09 2015

Just because it’s almost Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you have to run out and get the same ol’ boring roses and sugary chocolate you get every year. Luckily, though, you don’t have to be a creativity wizard to come up with a great gift. I’ve done all the thinking for you, and I’m more than willing to let you take the credit for it!


If you want to give your sweetie a special Valentine’s surprise, tap into the power of these products:

  1. Romance Essential Oil

This blend will push all the stress out of your sweetie’s mind and invigorate the senses so that you can both take full advantage of every single second of Valentine’s Day. Romance Essential Oil

  1. Romance Massage Oil

Why not kick up the sensory stimulation with a nice massage?! This sensual massage oil offers the same essential oils as Romance Blend, but it can be applied directly to the skin. That way, your sweetie gets to be pampered, and you both get to enjoy the invigorating scent. Romance Massage Oil

  1. Roses and Chocolate Perfume Oil

This is the ONLY way you should be using roses and chocolate this Valentine’s Day! This perfume blend smells sweet and elegant — making it the perfect way for your sweetie to feel a little more glamorous on the most romantic day of the year. Roses and Chocolate Perfume Oil

  1. Wise Woman Perfume Oil

A truly wise woman knows how great it is to be pampered, and the essential oils in this perfume blend will make her feel that way. The combination of exotic oils will make your sweetie feel more passionate, more in touch with her senses, and more relaxed — the perfect combination for a great Valentine’s Day! Wise Woman Perfume Oil

  1. Mr. Romantic Perfume Oil

The right scents don’t just work wonders for women; they’re a great mood booster for men, too! Whether you want your sweetie to feel strong enough to sweep you off your feet, or you want to give a single guy friend some added confidence this Valentine’s Day, this will definitely do it. Mr. Romantic Perfume Oil

If you’d rather focus your efforts on one specific essential oil — instead of a pre-prepared blend — here are my Valentine’s favorites:

  1. Jasmine Absolute

The sweet scent will instantly chase away any anxious thoughts so that you can concentrate fully on your sweetie.   It’s also a great aphrodisiac! Jasmine Absolute

  1. Rose Absolute

The essential oil will come with a much stronger scent than a bouquet of roses will, and that’s a good thing! After all, the scent of rose makes you feel more passionate and more willing to open your heart — the perfect feelings for Valentine’s Day. Rose Absolute

  1. Ylang Ylang

Whether your sweetie is stressed out, anxious, frustrated, or cranky, ylang ylang essential oil will chase all of the bad emotions away and leave your sweetie feeling downright euphoric and ready to enjoy a fun day. Ylang Ylang

  1. Patchouli

It has a strong scent, but it also creates some strong emotions. Specifically, patchouli eliminates stress and anxiety and replaces them with sensual, passionate feelings. If you’re looking for a strong aphrodisiac, this is it! Patchouli

  1. Cardamom

I love cardamom because the scent just makes you enjoy life. If you’re looking for a great way to help your sweetie stop sweating the small stuff, this essential oil is the perfect Valentine’s gift. That’s a gift any hard-working Valentine will appreciate! Cardamom

Luckily, you don’t have to search all over the place to incorporate these essential oils into your Valentine’s Day. Thanks to Aromandina, they’re all just a click away! And, for a limited time, you can take advantage of a special promotion, buy one get $10 off.

VALENTINE’S PROMOTION: Buy One, Get One $10 off.

Enter Romance code during checkout – Offer ends February 26th 2015 – retail clients only


© 2015, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC
This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.

Feb 03 2015

Have you figured out what to do for Valentine’s Day yet?

This holiday can be tricky!  Getting a card and some flowers seems so cliché, but you have no idea what to do to be original.  People are always asking me how to use aromatherapy for romance and sexuality, and I figured this is the perfect time of year to share some tips with you!!



This is a great essential oil for your libido, because it awakens your senses.  It will make you forget all about how tired and weary you are so that you can concentrate all of your efforts on a night of sensuality: Basil Essential Oil

black pepper

Just like it spices up your food, it also spices up your sex life!  This oil is warm and spicy, making it perfect for rekindling lost passion.  If you feel like you and your partner have fallen into a sexual rut, this aphrodisiac will make you remember all of those hot sparks you had at the beginning of your relationship — back when everything was new and exciting. Black Pepper Essential Oil

ginger and cardamom

Ginger and Cardamom are warm, arousing, and inviting. They are also spicy oils.  In fact, the great physician Avicenna was singing Ginger’s praises more than a thousand years ago!  He said it was perfect for increasing circulation and, thus, creating more powerful erections. Ginger Essential Oil Cardamom Essential Oil

clary sage

If you’re looking for an erotic essential oil that can help you relax and enjoy a sensual night, look no further!  Clary sage will eliminate all of your stress, help you calm down, and even lower your inhibitions so that you have the courage to try out something new in the bedroom. Clary Sage Essential Oil

jasmine absolute

You’ve probably smelled Jasmine flowers before.  They bloom at night and create a sweet scent that’s a perfect aphrodisiac.  When used in essential oil form, Jasmine can make you remember all of those old romantic feelings you once had.  It will soothe your anxiety, make you feel calm, and make both you and your partner more seductive. Jasmine Absolute


With its musky, earthy scent, Patchouli rose in popularity during the 1960’s — back when hippies were all about free love.  Patchouli has a strong scent, so test it out first to make sure you and your partner both like it.  If you do, you’ll find that your inhibitions are lowered, your mind will be clearer, and you’ll feel confident enough to discuss all of your physical and emotional desires. Patchouli Essential Oil 

Interestingly, Patchouli can create an entirely different mood depending on how you use it.  A small amount will have a sedative-like effect, while larger amounts will do the exact opposite and stimulate your senses.

rose absolute

Ever watch your partner when you give her a bouquet of roses?  One sniff, and she’s more emotional, more tender, and more filled with love.  Legend has it that Cleopatra first made love to Mark Anthony on a carpet buried one inch deep in rose petals, and amazingly, Rose oil can have an even more intense effect!  It’s a powerful aphrodisiac that eliminates any painful feelings, while making you feel warmer and more intimate. Rose Absolute

Rose an especially potent essential oil for the female libido, so if you want to help your wife relax and get in the mood, this is a great tool to do it!

ylang ylang

If you’re looking for a sweet essential oil that increases your libido, Ylang ylang is the perfect choice!  It’s long been a favorite of honeymooners because it eliminates anxiety and performance issues.  In addition to stimulating your senses, Ylang ylang will also open up your heart — making you more willing to express your emotions and your deepest thoughts. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Have you picked out a few favorites?

Good!  Now let’s talk about putting them to good use!

You’ve got two options for using these essential oils to boost your romance and sexuality — you can diffuse them in an aromatherapy burner, or you can use them to make your own massage oils.

Here are some massage oil recipes that I love, because each one creates a distinct mood.  




See?  Giving your sex life a boost doesn’t have to hard!  Best of all, you can get all of these erotic oils from Aromandina… Consider it your one-stop shop for romance! 

Read more about essential oils for libido here:

Aromatherapy for Romance
Increasing libido with essential oils and a sensual bath
Mr. Romantic – A charming and sensual blend for men
Cardamom for Sense and Sensuality 
Celebrate love with aromatherapy


© 2015, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC
This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.

Jan 26 2015

soak your feet

At the first sign of a cold or flu, soak your feet, up to your ankles, in hot water.  Mix 10 drops of Immune Support essential oil with ½ cup of Epsom salts and add it to the water.

rub your feet to sleep

If you are prone to insomnia, rub Sleep Time body oil onto the soles of your feet, then put on a pair of cozy socks and rest with a hot water bottle on your abdomen until you doze off

take a breath break

The best way to stay healthy is to keep breathing!  Stand with your feet a little wider than hip-width.  Put 3 drops of Winter Blend essential oil into the palm of your hand, rub hands together and breathe deeply.  Do this for 10 breaths.  It’s a quick energizer.

spruce up your shower

After you are done showering turn off the water and put 1 teaspoon of Adrenal Support Body Oil on your hands.  The essential oils in this blend – Pine, Rosemary and Litsea Cubeba, are energizing, could help protect your immune system and they support the adrenal glands, which suffer when we get tired from the winter weather and lack of light.  Spread the oil all over your skin from head to toe (except the mucous membranes).

relax from head to toe

The people who get sick in the winter are those who are stressed out.  To stay healthy, make an effort to activate the relaxation response every single day.

  • When you get home, burn 6 drops of either Alegria (JOY) essential oil in your aromatherapy burner.
  • Take a warm bath with ¼ cup of SERENO Bath Soak
  • Do meditation  at least once a week

welcome the sunshine with aromatherapy!

Put a couple of drops of Citrus Delight Essential Oil Blend (Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon) on a tissue and smell from it through the day.

© 2015, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC
This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.

Jan 21 2015

 Close-up of coconut oil on the wooden spoon. Beauty and cuisine.
People are always asking me for essential oil advice, and this time of year, many of them are begging for a solution to their dry skin, hair, and nails. So, I came up with a recipe that could eliminate all of those winter weather woes.

The secret ingredient? Coconut oil!

Here’s what makes it so great:

- It’s a powerful moisturizer

Without getting too technical, coconut oil’s chemical composition gives it the power to penetrate your skin much deeper than other moisturizers can. It goes so deep that it can actually strengthen your tissues — instead of just leaving a greasy layer of film on your skin.

- It sloughs away dead skin cells

After you rub it in, your skin will look soft, smooth, and radiant — instead of dry and flaky. Best of all, it does all of this without any harsh scrubbing!

- It’s not just good for skin

Coconut oil can have the same super-hydrating effects on your nails and hair.

But as powerful as coconut oil is, my moisturizer recipe harnesses the power of a few different essential oils. That way, you can see a variety of great results.

I mix together:

1 cup organic virgin coconut oil

15 drops of rose absolute

25 drops of orange

25 drops of frankincense

Rose absolute is a great emollient, meaning that it will make your skin super soft and supple.

Orange is particularly good at soothing extra-dry skin, so it’s the perfect choice for anyone who’s dealt with a harsh winter.

Frankincense actually stimulates your skin to create new cells — and those new cells look and feel a whole lot better than the old ones! It also fights off inflammation that makes your skin look and feel uncomfortable.

Once you blend everything together (and store it in an air-tight container) here’s the best way to use it:

- Exfoliate first

Coconut oil penetrates deep into your skin, but give it a helping hand by exfoliating dead cells beforehand. Mix a tablespoon of this moisturizer with a tablespoon of sugar to create an all-natural body scrub!

- Incorporate it into your bath routine

Massage this mixture into your hair before you wash it. Then, apply it to your skin and nails after you bathe — while they’re still warm and soft — so that it absorbs even better. Feel free to use it in place of your regular facial moisturizer, too.

What are you waiting for? Turn this dream recipe into reality by purchasing all of the ingredients at Aromandina!
© 2015, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC
This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.


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