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Feb 17 2014

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From that garlic you cooked last night, to the dog’s muddy feet, it doesn’t take much for strange smells to pop up around your home.  But whether you’re fighting a certain odor or you simply want to get rid of that stale smell, synthetic air fresheners AREN’T the way to go.

I know… the commercials make them seem like little gifts from the heavens.  A few sprays, and your home smells fresh and vibrant.  Unfortunately, what those commercials DON’T mention is that these air fresheners are full of dangerous chemicals that can cause everything from migraines to asthma attacks.  Plus, synthetic air fresheners don’t remove odors.  They only mask them!

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Feb 11 2013

Many of my clients love Ylang Ylang, many of my clients hate Ylang Ylang.  And that’s understandable. Ylang Ylang is one of those essential oils that you either love or hate, not much in between. This article is for the Ylang Ylang lovers, and for the Ylang Ylang haters.  The lovers will love it even more, the haters, will learn to like it and blend it with other essential oils so that the sweet heavy perfume won’t be much noticed, but the amazing therapeutic effect will!


Ylang Ylang essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the flowers of the Cananga odorata tree. These trees are native to the Philippines and Indonesia and it also grows in Polinesia, Comoros and Madagascar.


Floral, heady, exotic, intensely sweet

Emotional Balance:

Ylang Ylang is exotic, intense and exciting. it’s believed that its healing properties can help in cases of impotence and frigidity. It can help dispel feelings of anger, jealousy and envy. With its sensual and soothing aroma, helps restore self-confidence and allows you to express  and appreciate your inner beauty. It  is relaxing and mildly sedative – especially useful if you have been battling stress and mental fatigue. It is helpful in dealing with anxiety, panic, and shock having a relaxing effect on the nervous system. It is also believed to help feelings of resentment, guilt and jealousy.

Did you know?

Ylang Ylang flowers are strewn on the beds of newly married South-Asian couples on their wedding night – need we say more?


Antiseptic, antidepressant, calming and sedative, tones the circulatory system. It is considered to be helpful in cases of high blood pressure, combine 5  drops of Ylang Ylang, 5 Lavender, 5 Mandarin with 1 0z Carrier Oil  and apply on body daily. It has a balancing effect on the hormones and is a tonic for the uterus.

Ylang Ylang Uses For Skin Care

You can use it for both oily and dry skin, since it has a balancing effect on sebaceus production.  It is suitable for all skin types. For oily skin combine 1 oz Golden Jojoba Oil with 5 drops Ylang Ylang, 3 drops Rosemary and 2 drops of Geranium. Apply liberally on your face day and night. For dry skin combine 5 drops of Ylang Ylang, 5 drops of Lavender and 5 drops of Rose Absolute.  Apply liberally on your face day and night.

Mixes well with:

Clary Sage, Geranium, LavenderLemon, Bergamot, Orange, Patchouli.


Passionate, sensual, types who are the mistress or the lover. They live for ‘ being in love’. They are very entertaining and make good company and they thrive on attention. Their jobs usually involve items relating to beauty such as cosmetics or fabrics or hairdressing. They like excitement in their lives and will try out daring activities. They can however feel insecure about their appearance etc.If down they may neglect their appearance and become depressed and run away from life. © 2013, 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 30 2013 set the stage for romance

Yes, the season of romance is here and most of us are looking for ways to make it special for our dear ones. Is it any coincidence that February is officially named the ‘American Heart Month’?

The second month of the year also brings our focus to the “emotional health” of the heart as well as our relationship with our loved ones and ourselves. The “heart” is home to the most complex emotions – both positive and negative.   A person who does not love himself enough can never have any love to give others, and a heart filled with jealousy, envy, rage and revenge can never forge a positive trusting bond. Therefore, the two secret ingredients for fulfilling romantic relationships are purity of the heart and self-love.

Nature has gifted us with essential oils for romance and sexuality that help in this journey towards self-realization and set the stage for enriching and satisfying relationships by:

  •  Cleansing the heart of “dark” emotions and encouraging “light” emotions like compassion, forgiveness and transformation.

  • Enhancing our sensuality and confidence, which makes us more desirable to the opposite sex.

  • Helping us sort out our emotions issues to reduce conflicts, resentment and bitterness in relationships.

  • Enhancing our libido and sexuality, thus encouraging physical intimacy between partners.

Let us now look at the three categories of essential oils that will help rekindle the love in your life and bring out the sensual romantic in you.


Aromatherapy for romance: Bright and happy citrus scents to cleanse your heart  

Whenever I think of dirt (physical or emotional), the first thing that comes to my mind is the cleansing properties of citrus essential oils. Even commercial cleaning products contain extracts of citrus, don’t they?

  • Lemon: Like a ray of sunshine, lemon essential oil brightens up your life and washes away all impurities and negative feelings.

  • Sweet Orange: The scent of Sweet Orange is warming, comforting and “fodder for the heart”. It encourages you take things in good humor and absolves emotional confusion.

  • Grapefruit: The refreshing properties of Grapefruit instill positivity, joy and cheer, which are essential components of a healthy relationship.

Aromatherapy for sexuality: Beautiful and fragrant flowers for confidence and sensuality

Without confidence, sensuality is lost – no matter what you wear, how much you weigh or how your hair looks. A myriad of factors such as depression, anxiety, societal pressures or even a break-up can affect the way we feel about ourselves. Floral essential oils soothe our hearts and allow us to celebrate our unique beauty.

  • Clary Sage: Profound and seductive, Clary Sage negates melancholy and stimulates sexuality.

  • Ylang Ylang: A sweet aroma that soothes away bitterness, Ylang Ylang enhances libido and dispels feelings of jealousy and envy. Its exotic scent helps reunite our emotional and sensual natures.

  • Jasmine: Jasmine’s intense and seductive aroma is the perfect antidote for   performance anxiety, impotence and frigidity that result from depressive thoughts of inadequacy and undesirability.

  • Rose: The luxurious and erotic scent of rose fuels passion and self-assurance. It helps you discover and revel in your own sensuality.

  • Lavender:  With the healing qualities of Mother Nature, Lavender washes away emotional conflict and fills you with newfound confidence.

  • Helichrysum:  Calming and uplifting, Helichrysum instills courage and heals deep-seated emotional wounds.

Aromatherapy for libido: Spicy and powerful scents to fire up your desire

Want to know how to enhance sexuality with essential oils for massage and libido? There is no specific category for aphrodisiac essential oils, but those derived from spices are very helpful as they have strong, powerful aromas that fuel passion and make you realize how sexy you are!

  • Cardamom: This spicy scent encourages clarity of thought and warms even the coldest hearts.

  • Black Pepper: A tonic for stamina and strength, Black Pepper stimulates your mind and body, and urges you to take initiative in relationships.

  • Ginger: Arousing and inviting, the warm scent of ginger stimulates your appetite for love.

  • Patchouli: Patchouli has a voluptuous and suggestive aroma that delves deep into your emotions and instills a sense of freedom.

  • Vetiver: This earthy and positive scent helps shed inhibitions, self-consciousness and fears of intimacy.  Its sexually arousing and profound nature makes you bold and fearless in love.

How to use essential oils for romance and sexuality?

  • Choose one essential oil from each category and blend 10 drops of each in 1 Oz bottle of carrier oil to create your own Romantic Body Oil. Use this to massage your erogenous zones.

  • If you have a partner, give each other a sensual, loving massage.

  • Put 3 drops of each oil in an aromatherapy burner to create a sexy ambiance.

We love Valentine’s Day so much; we celebrate it for an entire month. What are you doing this February? Tell us how you have used aromatherapy for romance – we’d love to know!

Related blog posts:

 Fragances for Love 

How To Enhance Libido With Reflexology 

How To Enhance Libido With Essential Oils

  © 2013, 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.
Aug 10 2012 If you’ve taken a look around Aromandina.com, then you know I credit aromatherapy for giving me my greatest gift — my son.  But getting a fertility boost isn’t the only thing you can get from aromatherapy.  It’s also a great mood booster! If you’re looking for an all-natural way to improve your emotional well-being, read on.  You’ll be amazed at what aromatherapy can do for you! Instead of going through a detailed description of the science behind each essential oil, I’m going to share something much more powerful (and much more interesting!) with you — my own experiences with Aromandina products.

A happy store clerk

Take, for example, the woman who works at my local Office Max.  I was simply trying to stay refreshed during a run-of-the-mill afternoon errand, so I spritzed some Exulto Body Mist on my face and body. A few minutes later, a kind store employee offered to help me find the recycled paper I was looking for.  After that, she offered to make some copies for me — even though there were plenty of other employees in the copy department that could have helped me. As the copy machine was humming along, I noticed that this employee couldn’t stop smiling at me.  Finally, she asked me what scent I was wearing.  Before I could even open my mouth, this sweet employee threw her arms up in the air, walked around a bit, and told me that my scent reminded her of a walk in the forest! Funny, that’s exactly how I feel when I use Exulto, too! It was amazing to me how quickly this woman’s mood improved.  Even though she hadn’t spritzed herself, just getting a whiff of the essential oils in my Exulto Mist was enough to boost her emotional well-being — even if only for the few minutes she was talking to me! But that’s not the only memorable experience I’ve had with Exulto!

Better work relationships

I was talking to a lady one day about an upcoming missionary trip she was going on.  While she was looking forward to helping people, she wasn’t looking forward to working with her pastor — since he always seemed to disagree with her and belittle her ideas. I could see how anxious she was, so I handed her a bottle of Exulto and told her to spritz it on every time she was going to be near him.  I wasn’t sure if it would give him a change of mood, but I knew it would help her psychological well-being during the trip. After the trip was over, this woman told me that not only was the pastor nice to her, but he even told everyone to listen to her ideas because she knew what she was doing!

Grumpy old man

In my travels around town, I’ve even seen aromatherapy give marriages a boost! Not long ago, I was at a spa showing a woman different Aromandina products.  Out of the blue, she asked me how to handle a grumpy old man who never smiles… Sure enough, there was her husband, standing right behind her, and he looked anything but happy! Talk about feeling awkward! I grabbed a bottle of Alegria Blend, screwed off the lid, and told the man to sniff it.  “Grumpy” complied, and I asked him what he thought of the scent.  He didn’t say a word — because he was too busy smiling!  His wife was amazed! I wasn’t, though.  I’ve seen what aromatherapy can do for people’s emotional well-being.  I’ve seen it impact their hearts and minds.

What on earth makes these two products such a powerful way to boost people’s moods?

Both are made with a unique blend of three ingredients — Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang, and Litsea Cubeba. Clary Sage is an essential oil that’s known for boosting moods and easing tensions.  It’s often given to people suffering from depression and mental breakdowns.  Because it has euphoric qualities, it can create sudden mood changes! Ylang Ylang is the perfect complement to Clary Sage because it has “cooling” properties that work perfectly with Clary Sage’s “heating” properties.  Instead of creating euphoria, Ylang Ylang squashes strong negative emotions — like anger, frustration, and irritability. When you add Litsea Cubeba into the mix — a sharp citrus scent — it creates a refreshing aroma that instantly relieves stress and depression.

So, how can you take full advantage of Exulto Body Mist and Alegria Essential Oil?

When you’re having one of “those” days, have your bottle of Exulto close by.  That way, you can spritz some on your face and body anytime the stress, pressure, and frustration start to get overwhelming.  Don’t be afraid to use this product liberally!  Since it’s all-natural, it won’t create the side effects that prescription mood boosters do. You can use Alegria to boost the energy around you.  When things start to get rough at the office, put 5 drops of Alegria onto your aromatherapy burner, fill the bowl with water, and light a tea candle.  As the scent works its way around the room, you’ll notice a definite change in your coworkers’ attitudes! Alegria can also make you a great host.  The next time you’ve got guests coming over, have a few aromatherapy burners on hand.  You’ll be amazed at how much fun people have! Remember — you may not be able to keep “little things” from popping up and sending you into a bad mood.  However, you don’t have to live with those negative feelings!  Instead, you can completely change your mood and uplift your emotional well-being quickly and easily with aromatherapy. Now THAT’S powerful stuff! © 2012, 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 31 2012

Since ages, humans have tapped into nature’s abundant resources to nurture their children and help them stay healthy.

Aromatherapy is a modern, yet simple extension of this concept as it captures nature’s goodness and healing power in tiny bottles.

Aromatherapy for babies is gaining popularity because it is completely non-invasive, does not involve subjecting your little one to harsh medicines and the best of all – your baby will love the pleasant and soothing fragrances.

When it comes to using essential oils for babies, many parents have concerns regarding safety and side effects of aromatherapy. As a professional aromatherapist with 17 years of experience and a mother of a very healthy teenager, I can confidently vouch for the safety of aromatherapy for babies. Ever since my son was born, I have used only essential oils to handle common conditions that kids encounter. I am proud to say that in the fifteen years of his life, my son hasn’t had any condition that didn’t resolve with essential oils.

My sister had a beautiful baby and I have been very fortunate to take care of him every Saturday.  It is an absolute joy to have him at our home on weekends, watch him grow, learn and in turn, learn a little from him. I use this bonding time to treat my nephew to the benefits of essential oils, just as I did with my son. My personal experiences have inspired me to write this article and share useful tips not only to address common ailments, but to help parents enhance their babies’ general wellbeing with the use of nature’s essential oils.

Aromatherapy for Restful Sleep

Most new parents would give their eyes and teeth for something that would help their baby sleep soundly so that they can grab a few moments of peace for themselves. I gave my sister a special blend of Lavender, Mandarin, Marjoram and Palo Santo – she just puts a couple of drops on a cotton pad and places it on one corner of my nephew’s bed, under the sheets.  The baby has been sleeping through the night since he was eight weeks old!

Aromatherapy for Boosting Immunity

Some essential oils like Lavender and Tea Tree are believed to stimulate the production of T-cells (immune cells) and strengthen the body’s immune system.  Mix 1 drop of Lavender essential oils with 1 tablespoon of unscented shower gel and add it to bath water. This recipe, when used on a weekly basis, will help your child ward off disease-causing organisms as he learns to explore the world around him.

Aromatherapy Baths for Babies

When you do not have the time for an elaborate massage, a few drops of essential oils added to your baby’s bath water will do just fine. Here’s how you can make your baby’s bathing ritual more pleasant and enriching: Fill the bath with warm water and add the chosen oil or blend. Do not use more than 2 drops of essential oils for babies under the age of 2 years. To make the oils disperse adequately in water, always mix them first with 1 tablespoon salt or a fragrance-free shampoo/ body wash. Baths should be for babies 6 months or older

  • For colds and congestion, use 2 of Frankincense essential oil.

  • For tummy troubles, use a drop each of German Chamomile and Mandarin essential oils.

  • To help your baby sleep better, mix a drop each of Lavender and Mandarin essential oils.

  •  If your baby is often restless and irritable, use 2-3 drops of Ylang Ylang and Sandalwood essential oils to help calm your baby and make him cheerful.

  • Clary Sage and Frankincense essential oils are great for an evening bath, just before tucking your little angel in bed. These oils are rejuvenating in nature and can help relieve tired muscles.

© 2012, 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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