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Aug 04 2014

Natural relief for headachesWhen I first started learning aromatherapy, my family members became my guinea pigs. I would try out various concoctions on them to see how essential oils really worked.
My husband used to have frequent bouts of headaches, which ranged from mild heaviness to severe migraines. One of my major goals as an aromatherapist (and a wife) was to find something that could help him.

What causes a headache?


A headache can stem from a million causes. Some of the more common ones are:
• Physical or emotional stress
• Hypertension
• Blocked Sinuses
• Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
• Food allergies
• Changes in weather
• Hormonal fluctuations
• Injury to the head
Certain essential oils, owing to their analgesic, anti-inflammatory, relaxant and stimulating properties, are very effective in providing relief from headaches. So much so that they can even eliminate the need for any painkillers.

Aromatherapy for headaches


While trying out various essential oil combinations (Lavender and Marjoram were my favorites) on my husband, I found that if the pain was caught on time, essential oils provided almost immediate relief.
If the pain was severe, I would perform a compress along with the blend to accelerate the healing process.

Along the years, I have come to realize that essential oils not only provide physical relief from headaches, but also diminished their frequency over time.
My husband, who would suffer from debilitating headaches almost everyday, now barely has one every few months!

I shared this knowledge with many of my clients and they too saw similar results. Later on, when I created my aromatherapy line, I developed an easy to use roll-on that can be used by anyone, anytime.

Headache BegoneWhich essential oils to use for headaches?


The most effective oils for headaches – Lavender, Mandarin, Birch, Peppermint, Lavandin and Cardamom – are all contained in the Headache Begone Roll On.
At the first hint of discomfort, rub some onto your temples, sinuses, back of the neck and massage gently.

Aromatherapy compress for headaches


If pain persists, follow up with a hot-cold compress.   Here’s how to do it:
  1. Take 2 empty bowls
  2. Add a teaspoon of salt to each bowl
  3. Add the following essential oils to each bowl
    - 2 drops Lavender (analgesic, anti-inflammatory)
    - 2 drops Marjoram (analgesic, vasodilator)
    - 1 drop Peppermint (analgesic, anti-inflammatory, stimulant)
    - 2 drops Rosemary (improves circulation, analgesic)
  4. Add hot water to one bowl and iced water to the other
  5. Use one small towel for each bowl and do alternate compresses on the forehead. Compresses should be changed frequently for best results.
  6. Leave one hot compress on the back of the neck – this will increase the flow of blood to the head.
Note that we are combining 2 sedative oils and 2 stimulating oils. Most over-the-counter painkillers combine analgesics with a stimulant (usually caffeine) to counter the mild sedative effect of the former. However, by using a blend of sedative and stimulant oils, we can achieve a similar effect without having to rely on potentially harmful synthetic drugs.

Do try this out if you are looking for a natural home remedy for headaches. And don’t forget to tell us how it helped you.

© 2014, 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.
Jul 23 2014

Natural remedy for cystitis
Those who suffer from cystitis know how painful and debilitating it can be. Cystitis can be described as an inflammatory condition that affects the bladder and sometimes the urethra. You probably have cystitis if you face:

  • A frequent urge to pass urine
  • Sharp pain and burning sensation while urinating

The worst part about cystitis is that if not treated properly, it keeps coming back!

Most conventional treatments for cystitis involve antibiotics. While antibiotics help curb the infection, they also destroy the “good bacteria” in the vagina that are so essential for women’s reproductive health. Antibiotics may also give rise to “resistant strains” and cause the infection to recur frequently, leading to a chronic condition. This creates a dreadful cycle of cystitis – antibiotics – cystitis that is extremely traumatic.

If you are prone to frequent attacks of cystitis, you can stop the next one right in its track. Here’s what to do at the first sign of irritation:

  • Drink plenty of Chamomile tea (which has anti-inflammatory properties) at frequent intervals and avoid caffeinated drinks.
  • Increase your intake of fluids to flush out the bacteria from the bladder.
  • Use COOLING ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND to prevent a full-blown attack.

COOLING essential oil blend is specially formulated combining essential oils of  Bergamot, Lavender, Tea Tree and Niaouli. The components of these essential oils have antibacterial properties.  I particularly love this blend because it is so safe, effective and easy to use.

Here’s how you can use it at home:

1)   Sitzbath:




  1. Mix 6 drops of COOLING with 1 cup of plain yogurt (be sure it does not contain any sugars or starches)
  2. Fill a bath up to hip level, add this mixture and sit in it for least 15 minutes.

 2)   Sea Pearls or Tampons




  1. Add 6 drops of COOLING to 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda and dilute this in 2 ½ cups of warm water.
  2. Soak a Sea Pearl in it and insert into the vagina.
  3. Do this daily in the morning, and change the sponges every 6 hours.
  4. You can also use an organic tampon.

3)  Massage

  1. Combine 3 drops of COOLING and 3 drops of Cedarwood Essential Oil with 1 tablespoon of Carrier Oil.
  2. Massage your lower back an lower abdomen twice a day 
While this blend will give you instant relief from symptoms, it is important to remember that infections don’t go away so easily. Continue using the blend for at least ten days to get long-lasting relief.

FIND OUR COOLING BLEND HERE:

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COOLING ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND

Note: If your condition is severe and taking antibiotics becomes necessary, you can still use this blend alongside medical treatment. Not only is it safe, it will actually ease the inflammation and help restore the natural flora of your body.

References: 

Worwood V.The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, New World Library; 1st edition, 1991
Davis P. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. 2nd edn. The C.W. Daniel Company Limited, Great Britain, 1999.  


© 2014, 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.
Jul 11 2014

Did you know that essential oils have a profound effect on the brain’s limbic system, which is responsible for our moods, thoughts and hormone production? 

Whether you want calmness, clarity or balance, essential oils can help you achieve the desired mental state in a safe and natural way.

You can use these oils to: 

  • Reduce stress levels
  • Help your kids prepare for a test
  • Be more alert at work
  • Concentrate on an important task
  • Get restful sleep
  • Beat depression and anxiety
  • Maintain a positive frame of mind

 ….and a lot more. Here’s an easy reference chart that tells you the what, when and how of using essential oils for the mind.

Just print and paste this on your medicine cabinet and you have aromatherapy solutions for the entire family right when you need them!

Chart Essential Oils Mind and EmotionsNote: 

  1. Remember that essential oils are not meant to be ingested – just place a few drops of the chosen oil on a tissue and inhale deeply.
  1. If you are using essential oils topically, don’t forget to dilute them in carrier oil. Combine 5 drops of essential oil with 1 tbs of Carrier Oil

Aromatherapy Reference Charts:


 Essential Oils and Their Specific Uses

Benefits of Essential Oils

The Ultimate Aromatherapy Skincare Chart

© 2014, 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.
 
Jun 30 2014

Buzz Off Insect Repellent
Summer is full of outdoor fun – camping, hiking, picnics, barbeques…and pesky little bugs. An insect bite can sure ruin the most perfect summer day – not to mention the host of diseases that these critters carry. So what are you doing to keep yourself and your family safe this summer?

There are loads of insect repellants available off the shelves but most of them contain DEET (N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide), which is known to irritate the skin and pose a risk of toxicity, especially in young children and pets.

As a parent and pet-owner, you are probably looking for all all-natural, chemical-free solution that is safe, effective and hypoallergenic.

Well, BUZZ-OFF  Aromatherapy Spray is all that and more!

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  • Active ingredients such as Lemongrass, Rosemary, Eucalyptus Citriodora, Catnip, Peppermint and Sweet Lavandin are super-effective on mosquitoes, flies and fleas.
  • Aloe Vera soothes and nourishes the skin.
  • 100% DEET-free – use it as much and as often as you like.
  • Perfectly safe for babies and pets.
  • Convenient spray bottle allows for easy, mess-free application.
  • Smells better than most insect repellents you have used before!

You don’t have to scratch and swat your way through the summer, and neither do you have to subject yourself to harmful chemicals.

Try out BUZZ-OFF  Aromatherapy Spray today – our clients have loved it and you will love it too!

© 2014, 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.






Jun 19 2014
http://www.aromandina.com/aromatherapy_products/essential_oil_blends/Summer_Blend_Essential_Oil.html


As the temperature goes up, so does the number of activities you want to do. After all, summer was made for hanging out on the beach, hosting cookouts, and moving your workout out into the sun at the local park. But all of those scorching hot days can do a number on you. If you really want to have a cool summer, you’ve got to keep yourself cool!

Luckily, it’s easy to do with the right blend of essential oils!

Aromatherapy is one of the best natural remedies for summer’s heat because it cools you down without creating any strange side effects.

We want you to enjoy your time outdoors, so we have created a special recipe to help.

Natural remedy to prevent heat stroke and heat exhaustion

My first essential oil blend of choice is SUMMER BLEND.

It’s a great way to stay cool with aromatherapy, because it contains spearmint and lemongrass — all of which have natural cooling properties! These essential oils  can eliminate the germs on your skin that you get on a hot, sweaty day, along with making your mind a little sharper.

Here’s a simple compress method for you:

  1. Mix 4 drops of Summer Blend with 1 tsp of salt in a bowl. 

  2. Fill bowl with iced water

  3. Soak a towel into the mixture, wring it out

  4. Wrap it around your neck


Cold Summer Compress DIY

You’ll instantly feel cool, calm, and collected!

Ready to have a cool summer?

You can get all of the aromatherapy products you need at Aromandina!

© 2014, 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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