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May 16 2016 aromatherapy-and-exercise-blog

You’ve heard all about my passion for aromatherapy, but there’s something else that I absolutely love — Zumba™.  I actually teach a Zumba™ class six times a week, and on top of that, I also make time for Barre classes and weight training.  On average, I spend about 10 hours of every week exercising, and I love it!

But I couldn’t do it without my essential oils.

Most people don’t think to combine aromatherapy with exercise, but once you try it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!  Best of all, no matter what kind of exercise you love — running, lifting weights, competitive sports, dancing — aromatherapy can help you bring your “A game” every time.

How can the right essential oils boost your fitness routine?

–  They provide pain relief

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Dec 11 2013

Aromatherapy for Success
My latest article in Les Nouvelle Esthetiques is all about “Scents of Success”.
In it, I have described how spa owners and therapists can prepare their clients for success by helping them stay more focused, alert and productive.

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Dec 21 2010

It is very often that clients ask me for aromatherapy solutions to relieve pain. Pain can have numerous origins and manifests itself in different ways. Several disorders such as rheumatism, arthritis, gout and tendinitis cause pain in the muscles or joints, which can be quite debilitating at times.

While some essential oils are very effective in providing localized relief, others work from deep within to eliminate toxins and reduce inflammation.

Hot compresses give considerable relief and several massage therapists have shared with me that alternate hot and ice cold compresses work the best.

Massage is an age-old and time-tested remedy for pain as it stimulates circulation and expels toxins.

If inflammation is the cause of pain, a warm aromatic bath can relieve the soreness and comfort the joints. It is also a great way to detoxify the system.


Always bear in mind that a painful muscle is often a manifestation of mental stress and anxiety. The wonderful thing about aromatherapy is that it always addresses physical, mental and emotional aspects and promotes holistic healing. Incorrect posture can cause chronic pain, especially in the shoulders and back.
According to Shirley and Len Price, authors of Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, “Most people with pain usually become anxious about the possible implications; this leads to muscle tension and muscle tension increases the pain that increases the emotional response and so on, each perpetuating the other into a vicious circle that can become a spiraling process.”

Muscle pain is usually caused due to the accumulation of toxins and uric acid within the muscle tissue. Essential oils penetrate deep to help eliminate toxic build up and also prevent further accumulation of uric acid. Here are some the oils that can be used safely at home:

Methods of use:

Mix a total of 60 drops of the essential oils you choose with 4 oz of carrier oil. Massage sore areas with this blend twice a day.You may also follow up with alternate hot and cold compresses. Soak in a bath with a choice of three of these oils, 3-4 drops each: Lavender, Ravensara, Cardamom, Frankincense, Niaouli, Pine, Geranium and Patchouli oils added to it. This relaxes the muscles and provides instant relief from pain.

Aromandina Recommends:
  •   Circulation Body Oil with Cypress, Geranium, Ginger and Niaouli to stimulate circulation of blood and lymph and prevent accumulation of uric acid in joints
  •   Pain Begone Body Oil for instant pain relief. A blend of Birch, Peppermint, Ravensara and Lavender acts as natural and refreshing analgesic and anti-inflammatory
  •  ALIVIO Bath Soakto boost lymph circulation and remove toxins from your body. Warming and restoring oils like Clary Sage, Lemon and Cardamom comfort and invigorate the muscles.

Other articles about essential oils for pain relief:
Helychrisum italicum (Immortelle) – essential for your medicine cabinet, and your life in general
How to Use Helychrisum Or Everlasting Oil

© AROMANDINA 2010– All rights reserved – aromatherapy blog The information on this blog 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 blog may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.
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Aug 09 2010

When I used to talk at a radio show in Ecuador, I would choose themes that would provide helpful tips to listeners.  During my experience I discovered that as the first school trimester was coming close to its end, parents were nervous about their children failing the tests.  I talked about the benefits of using essential oils that not only stimulate the nervous system but are cephalic as well, meaning that they improve memory and concentration.  Hundreds of mothers tried out the essential oils and reported after the school exams that the oils definitely helped.

The essential oils for memory and concentration are: Spearmint Essential Oil: restorative, strengthens memory, stimulates the mind Peppermint Essential Oil: stimulates nerves and brain, improves concentration and study Cardamom Essential Oil: fortifying, tonic of brain and nervous system Rosemary Essential Oil: clears the mind, sharpens the memory and boosts the nervous system

A solution for lack of focus and motivation

Based on that experience, I combined all those oils into a single product, Memoria Essential Oil

I tried it first when my son when he was in 4th grade and was having problems with his spelling tests. While he was learning and memorizing the spellings, he sniffed a tissue that had 2 drops of the Memoria essential oil.  The next day, right before school, he took a few sniffs of the oil again and carried the tissue to the exam room.  When the exam came along, he was able to identify with the familiar smell and relate it to the moments when he was studying. 

This helped him immensely in recalling what he had learned the previous day and gave his memory an instant boost. As a result of this simple therapy, he ended up with straight A’s in spelling.
Memoria is now a part of our every day routine at home. I put 5 drops of the essential oil in an aromatherapy diffuser on his desk – this  helps him finish his homework faster without getting distracted. 
Whenever he comes looking all groggy to eat breakfast, I spray Vigor Body Mist a couple of times on his face to help him gear up for his day at school. This method can be very helpful for children with ADD and ADHD and to anybody needing some extra help with their concentration.

Photo by Randen Pederson

© AROMANDINA – All rights reserved.  This information on this blog 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 blog may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.
Jul 04 2010 The infinite uses of essential oils never cease to amaze me. If you love basking in the outdoors during summer, I have some great aromatherapy tips and tricks for you. My husband and son love to play tennis and soccer around this season and it is of course my responsibility to shield and protect them from the heat!

Here is a simple and effective aromatherapy recipe that I have always used and I believe it will be of great help to you too:

  • Take 1 teaspoon of salt in a bowl
  • Add 4 drops of your chosen essential oil and mix well
  • Pour in some cold water and stir till the salt dissolves completely
  • Soak a few face towels in the solution for a while and wring out the excess water
  • Keep these wet towels in a zipper bag and store them in the fridge (They will keep for about a week).
  • Use them to wipe your face and body while playing outdoors or after a vigorous summer workout. It will instantly make you feel refreshed and invigorated.
Here are some oils that work amazingly well for this recipe: Spearmint and Peppermint possess natural cooling and refreshing properties. These oils can help you concentrate better on your activity. Cardamom helps in maintaining focus and keeps you alert, especially if you are out playing a challenging sport. Rosemary, with its spicy scent, infuses you with energy and keeps your outlook positive so you perform better. Lavender has natural antibacterial properties and is a great way to keep germs and body odor at bay. Its clean floral scent is just perfect for outdoors! If you find it difficult to make a choice, I suggest you try out Aromandina’s VIGOR Memoria Blend that has all these oils in a single bottle! I personally like to use these essential oil infused towels while working in the garden. Wrapped around my neck area, they really help maintain my body temperature even when the heat gets too much. I also keep a chilled towel handy during my morning runs as it helps me stay refreshed and motivated even on lazy days. A good workout blend can help improve your health and fitness by keeping you motivated, energized, refreshed and focused during physical and outdoor activity.   Related Articles Fix That Sunburn with Essential Oils Keep Your Sinuses Clear Feel Great During the Winter Season © 2010, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC
© AROMANDINA – All rights reserved This information on this blog 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 blog may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.

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