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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!!

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basil

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

patchouli

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.  

CALIENTE

PLAYFUL

EUPHORIC

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
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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!
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© 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.



 
Dec 16 2014
how to avoid holiday stress
As much fun as it is to deck the halls and unwrap presents, the holiday season can also be incredibly stressful.  Between finding time to bake gooey goodies, buying budget-friendly gifts, and entertaining countless family members, it’s no wonder you’re feeling frazzled!

Luckily, though, the right aromatherapy regimen can get you through it.  Here’s what I recommend doing to eliminate all of that holiday stress:

1.  Breathe

A little bit of fresh air can go a long way — especially when you combine it with the right essential oils!  Squeeze a drop of Eucalyptus radiata or Winter Blend (with Eucalyptus, Lavender and Grapefruit essential oils) onto your scarf, and head outside for a 10 minute walk.  As you breathe deeply, you’ll start to feel more positivity.  That’s because eucalyptus physically and emotionally opens up your chest, so you’ll get even more of that awesome fresh air than you would otherwise.  And, because eucalyptus is a proven mood-booster, it will quickly knock out your stress.  It’s a powerful 1-2 punch!

2.  Take a bath

Does anything feel better after a long, stressful, cold day than a warm bath?  No way!  But to get the most out of your bath, add 1/4 cup of Aromandina’s Andean Bath Soak to the water.  Made with mineral-rich pink Andean salts, soothing Epsom salt, and relaxing essential oils, you’ll be able to soak away all of the stress.  I like to call it “cleaning your heart”!

You can take this bath time indulgence a step further by choosing an Andean “flavor” that’s right for you.  For example, ALIVIO is great for soothing sore muscles, while EXULTO is especially uplifting.  SERENO is the perfect way to help us have a restful sleep, and RESPIRO can open up your sinuses as you fight off those pesky winter germs.  Or, if you want to turn bath time into couple’s time, opt for ROMANCE.  No matter which one you choose, all of your holiday stress will go right down the drain!

3.  Keep your energy level high

Sounds easier said than done, right?!  Luckily, though, having enough energy to survive the holidays is as easy as misting your face.  I created ALERTA body mist to be a pick-me-up that works in seconds.  No matter how busy you are this holiday season, you’ve got a few spare seconds!  ALERTA is made with peppermint, spearmint, cardamom, and rosemary, so it can stimulate both mind and body.  Personally, I use it all the time — like while I’m driving, cooking, and working.  That way, I have all the energy I need, without filling my body up with caffeine-laden coffee.

Want the same success? You can use all of the stress-busting products I use by shopping 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.
Dec 01 2014
essential oils for prosperity
People are always asking me if there’s a certain scent that will make their customers more willing to spend money. The answer I always give? There’s no such thing as a “magic potion”, but certain scents CAN make your business more welcoming — and the more welcoming your storefront is, the more comfortable people will be making purchases there.

After all, isn’t your goal to give customers a place to go where they can disconnect from the outside world and focus on products that make their lives better in some way? Exposing them to a particular scent is a great way to do that!

Additionally, studies have shown that a distinct scent can make your business more memorable. In one study, people were able to recall specific scents with 65% accuracy after an entire year had gone by. When it comes to photos and other visual images, they were only able to recall with 50% accuracy after a year had gone by. Bottom line — if you want people to remember you, you’ve got to tap into the power of scent!

So, which scents are best?

Before we talk about that, we need to address an important point — there is a HUGE difference between essential oils and synthetic fragrances! Synthetic fragrances are made with various chemicals — instead of anything that’s actually found in nature — which means they can be dangerous. The last thing you need is for a customer to have an asthma attack or break out in a rash because you sprayed some fake scent into the air!

Essential oils, on the other hand, are natural compounds that come from plants’ roots, stems, flowers, bark, and seeds. They don’t have any toxins or synthetic additives in them — meaning that if you want to tap into your customers’ sense of smell safely, you need to use essential oils.

So, which essential oils are most likely to bring you more business?

That depends on the mood you’re trying to create!

I always tell my clients that they should aim for an uplifting, relaxing atmosphere. If you select essential oils that have calming or sedative properties, your employees may feel too sluggish to do their best, and your customers may feel too listless to actually buy anything!

But by creating an environment that’s relaxing and uplifting, your customers can experience a bunch of feel-good emotions — while also feeling comfortable enough to take their time inspecting your products and making purchases. Sounds like the perfect way to make more money, right?!

Here are some essential oils that will create that perfect atmosphere:

  •  Any of the citrus oils: Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Bergamot or Aromandina’s Citrus Delight

  •  Peppermint, Rosemary or Aromandina’s Memoria Blend — all of them create a fresh, clean scent that makes customers and employees feel more alert

  •  Cinnamon — which needs to be used in moderation because it’s so powerful. I also love mixing 2 drops of Cinnamon oil with 10 drops of Orange because they complement each other so well!

  •  Clary Sage and Ylang Ylang — both of which can eliminate feelings of jealousy and envy. That way, both your customers and your employees will be in a better mood, which will lead to an all-around more positive environment. That’s a great way to boost your sales!

  •  Spruce – especially during the winter season. It will help your customers feel more grounded and slightly calmer, which comes in handy on those cold, dark days and during the holiday shopping rush!

And, as an added benefit, essential oils have antiseptic properties. So, by burning them or putting them in a diffuser, you’ll actually help ward off germs. Imagine how much better your business would perform if your employees weren’t constantly getting a case of the sniffles!

How to use them

Use an aromatherapy burner, fill the bowl with warm water and add a total of 5-15 drops.  Keep burner on for a couple of hours a day.

Ready to harness the power of essential oils in YOUR business? Aromandina’s products make it easy… Go check them out today!

© 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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