Ever play that game where you have to choose just a couple of things you’d want if you were stranded on a desert island? For me, Mandarin essential oil would definitely be on the list! I love this stuff!
I first discovered Mandarin oil about twenty years ago, and ever since, it’s been my go-to oil on stressful days, on nights that I can’t sleep, and even for my young son. In fact, Mandarin is one of the safest and gentlest essential oils for children and pregnant women. Kids especially seem to like it because it smells like candy!
What exactly does Mandarin oil do?
Whether you’ve got indigestion, gas, or stomach spasms, Mandarin oil can help your digestive system secrete bile and break down fats. It’s also got antispasmodic qualities that can give you quick relief from gas pains and hiccups.
Simply mix 20 drops of Mandarin with 4 ounces of carrier oil and massage it clockwise over your tummy. (And, yes, this mixture is safe for young kids and the elderly!) – For children under 2, mix 4 ounces of jojoba oil with 5 drops of mandarin oil.
As millennials get older, the world changes and conforms to their standards. Since the majority of this generation is now reaching adulthood, they are the ones setting the trends of the early 21st century. More importantly, they have started the huge trend that is healthy living.
The way they dress tells others that they like all things natural, they eat organic, and they live an earthy lifestyle. This trend means that millennials are increasingly looking for natural scents and remedies to complement their lifestyle.
They have recently turned their attention towards aromatherapy, knowing that it has therapeutic values that can help them deal with many of their everyday tasks.
My son is a millennial, which has helped me watch every aspect of every trend that millennials have either set or followed. I have seen the trends that he and all his friends follow, and when his girl-friends come over I have seen the new trend that is the earthy girl vibe. They are always very interested in my aromatherapy and they love coming into my personal lab and smelling each and every oil I have. Many times, they’ll offer to buy some for their next bath or for their diffusers.
Essential oils can have therapeutic effects that would be essential in the life of most any millennial.
© 2016, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC
© 2015, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC
Be honest — how much time do you spend in a day scrolling through your smartphone and staring at your computer screen? How often do you get a chance to simply sit back, take a deep breath, and truly seize the day?
If you’re like most people, not often enough!
I’ve spent years offering expert aromatherapy advice and answering countless questions, and after I published a blog post about using essential oils for meditation, people were dying to know when I was going to create a special blend of oils that could be used to help them meditate.
I’m happy to report that it’s finally here! I carefully crafted my special Meditation Blend with a synergy of essential oils that can help you achieve a calmer, slower, more relaxed state of mind.
What’s in it?
Used to deepen breathing, Frankincense can help tackle everything from depression, to anxiety, to nagging mental chatter. It’s got soothing qualities that will help you break free of negative emotions, allowing you to focus on — and appreciate — the current moment. Frankincense is a popular choice among spiritual experts because it helps enable the mind focus more clearly on prayer, meditation, and deep thinking.
– Rose Absolute
Called “the oil of the heart”, Rose Absolute encourages feelings of love and creativity. By using it to open up your heart energy, you can overcome negative emotions like guilt, sorrow, and self-righteousness and be more open to affection, intimacy, and determination.
Lavender is a popular sedative oil that’s used by a number of people at bedtime. However, it’s not just good for sleeping! Lavender is aromatherapy’s version of a “stress-buster”. Not only can it help you relax , but it can also help open your mind to newer, calmer perspectives. In the end, you’ll wind up with a much greater sense of inner-peace.
This vibrant oil is perfect for turning pessimism into optimism. It creates a warm feeling that can make you feel nurtured, hopeful, and encouraged.
– Palo Santo
This is a sacred and deeply spiritual essential oil. It’s perfect for people who feel lonely, depressed, or abandoned. Not only can Palo Santo give you a clearer understanding of your specific situation, it can help you detach from a painful past that’s holding you back.
Simply place a few drops in a tissue, and breathe it in. (I suggest visualizing your troubles leaving your body every time you exhale!) It will only take you about 5 minutes to feel your mind quiet down.
It’s also easy to incorporate Mediation Blend into your yoga routine. Simply bring the tissue with you, and place it on your chest during Shavasana.
Or, if you’d rather enjoy this blend at bedtime, put the tissue under your pillow. That way, you’ll sleep better all night long, and you’ll be able to bid bon voyage to the nightmares that are preventing you from getting the rest you need.
Want to combine this soothing feeling with a warm bath? Just combine 10 drops of Meditation Blend with 1/4 cup of sea salts, and pour the mixture into the tub. The warm water will help infuse your entire bathroom with the calming scent!
Or, combine 60 drops of Meditation Blend with 4 ounces of Therapeutic Carrier Oil to make a special body oil that you can use as a daily moisturizer or an end of the day treat.
© 2015, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC