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Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

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Welcome to my Essential Oils and Aromatherapy posts! Below you find all the articles I have written about this topic. Some of these posts also appear in other categories as these posts are mixed  concepts, product reviews and remedies.

If you have any suggestions for post I should write about essential oils and aromatherapy or questions about this topic, please leave a comment below!

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Essential Oils For Concentration and Memory

Students need all the help they can get during the exams to be able to study efficiently.  There are several essential oils for concentration and memory, which when used in a right way create the perfect studying environment.

Have you ever done your best to study, trying to really concentrate and learn something but not been able to stop your thoughts from wondering? Trying to commit something that felt like useless trivia into your memory, only for it to disappear into the thin air before you get the chance to use it?

There are several ways ayurveda can help pupils and students to learn more efficiently by improving concentration and memory. This article deals with the power of essential oils and their aromatherapic benefits for studying.

Essential Oils For Concentration and Memory

There are several essential oils that improve the persons ability to concentrate and memorise things. They can all be used separately or blended together. Additionally other oils can be added to prevent conditions such as headaches and nervousness which are typical for the students during the exam period.

I suggest supplementing a good and nutritious diet, some fresh air and exercise with aromatherapy for the best exam results. Best way to take advantages of the aromatherapeutic effect of the essential oils below, is with a diffuser. You can read more about the various types of essential oil diffusers here:

Different Types of Essential Oil Diffusers

Rosemary Essential Oil

rosemary essential oilThis herb has a sharp scent and it is used besides in aromatherapy in cooking. Rosemary is one of the most efficient essential oils to enhance the memory, it’s called brain and nerve tonic for a reason.

Inhaling rosemary lifts spirits, boosts and stimulates mental activity and fights mental fatigue and boredom, which are both associated with hard studying, as the brain tends to get tired memorising things.

Rosemary also reliefs stress as it has the ability to lower the levels of cortisol, one of the main stress hormones, that cause the flight or fight reaction students often experience in though situations, such as the exams.

Beside its effects for the mind, rosemary is very effective against indigestion, such as cramps and bloating. It also improves immune-system, fighting colds and flues  which are all often a side effects caused by the stress.

Peppermint Essential Oil

peppermint essential oilOne of the most beneficial of the essential oils, this wonderful herb is a perfect mood booster. It helps you to wake up fresh in the morning and beats the fatigues by stimulating your mind.

It helps to reduce stress associated with studying and helps the student to continue studying longer by beating the mental tiredness. Additionally it improves the concentration and has ability to clarify the mind.

I have written a whole separate article about the benefits of peppermint essential oil:

Peppermint Essential Oil – Herbal Health

Basil Essential Oil

basil essential oilBasil herb has many uses, it’s very popular in cooking and in skin creams. This wonderful essential oil is perfect to be blended with the others as it is a powerful pain reliever and very effective against headaches and migraines, which intensive studying often causes. It is also ophthalmic and perfect for bloodshot eyes caused by studying late into the night.

It’s also very good for treating nervous tension and  providing mental clarity and strength. It is therefore good to be inhaled just before exams. It also relieves melancholy and depression in case some of the results were not as good as expected.

Cypress Essential Oil

cypress essential oilThis herb helps the student to relax and calm down. It has a mild sedative effect on the body and the mind, by relieving anxiety, nervousness and stress. It also reliefs sadness and anger, by stimulating happiness.

It is therefore perfect to inhale in the evening before the student goes to sleep, so the sleeplessness often caused by intense studying doesn’t stop the brain from getting enough rest.

Sage Essential Oil

sage essential oilThis herb is a powerful stimulant both for the brain and nervous system, inducing mental alertness and stability. It is great at lifting depression or just exam blues.

Focus Blend

You can also try this ready made blend that includes:

  • Rosemary
  • Lime
  • Sweet marjoram
  • Spruce
  • Lavender
  • Chamomille
  • Rosewood
  • Vanilla
  • Frankincense
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Sandalwood
  • Vetiver
  • Patchouli

You can order these and many other essential oils here:

My Loving Advice

As a parent it’s important for me to support my children with their studies and aromatherapy has always been an important part of preparing them for the exams.

I have the wonderful silent nebulizing diffuser on both their desks and I have even gifted one to each of their classrooms, together with a collection of essential oils, to ensure the whole class gets to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy.

I would personally recommend a nebulizing diffusers, as they are clean, silent and very efficient. You can read more about the nebulizing diffusers in my review here:

Best Essential Oil Diffusers

This is my own favorite model, Radiance and you can purchase it or any other models here:

 

Radiance Nebulizing DiffuserIt is efficient, safe, beautiful, silent and comes with LED lighting for the delight of my children. It makes a gorgeous addition to their desks.

I tend to let the children pick their own essential oils from these four during their studying time, as each have their own favourites. I do insist though of them using a little cypress before going to sleep and switching to lavender during their sleep time to ensure good nights rest.

I hope you enjoyed my article about the best essential oils for concentration and memory. If you have questions or comments, please let me know in the comments section below.

 

Love and Clearness Of The Mind,

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What Is The Best Aromatherapy Diffuser Like?

Do you love the amazing, almost magical properties of essential oils and wonder what is the best aromatherapy diffuser like? Elegant and beautiful or efficient and silent? These nebulizing aromatherapy diffusers fill all these requirements and more! 

Aromatherapy is extremely powerful, the therapeutic properties of essential oils can balance your body, mind and soul. They have the power to transform your day by invigorating your senses.

Read more about the ways you can use aromatherapy and essential oils here:

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Magic

What Is The Best Aromatherapy Diffuser?

Aromatherapy diffusers are devices used to spread the aroma and the therapeutic benefits of the essential oils into their surroundings. Read more about aromatherapy diffusers in my article:

What Is An Aromatherapy Diffuser Amazing For?

Do you know what is the best essential oil diffuser? Nebulizer is definitely the answer! It is quiet, efficient and maintains the highest quality of the therapeutic value of essential oils!

Nebulizing diffuser uses the Bernoullis Principle, not heat or water to spread the essential oils into the air. These versatile, therapeutic and effective aromatherapy diffusers are safe, clean, use minimal amount of energy and are completely quiet.

But besides efficiency, the perfect diffuser also has to be beautiful as well! Out unique collection of nebulizing aromatherapy diffuses are that for sure and form a perfect decorative, yet practical item!

These wonderful diffusers, come in 5 different shapes, offering something for everyone’s taste! All feature stunning rainbow-coloured LED for mood lighting,

They have large capacity reservoirs for essential oil. Safety feature auto shut-off after 120 minutes of use.

Own any of these wonderful pieces for only $95.00

Elegance Nebulizing DiffuserElegance Nebulizing Diffuser

Delicate and refined, very aesthetically pleasing! It is sleek and yet substantial. This difuser is high quality hand-crafted from imported plantation hardwood. This masterpiece is paired with an hour-glass shaped glass reservoir.

This versatile and functional piece is the perfect artistic complement, a true decoration piece to any environment.

Raindrop Nebulizing DiffuserRaindrop Nebulizing Diffuser

This diffuser is perhaps the most unique and substantial nebulizing essential oil diffuser. I has a large, rounded base, made from plantation hardwood and contains a strikingly beautiful glass reservoir equipped with candle-wick top. This master piece fits right in a spa, at home or beauty parlour.

The raindrop design combined artistic touch of contemporary design with panache.

 

What Is The Best Essential Oil Diffuser - Radiance Nebulizing DiffuserRadiance Nebulizing Diffuser

This remarkable essential oil diffuser is stylish,  delicate and remarkable, perhaps the most charming of the whole collection.

The polished plantation hard-wood base together with the exquisite rounded glass reservoir with unique swirling design, form together a graceful and refined master piece.

What Is The Best Essential Oil Diffuser - Magnificent Nebulizing DiffuserMagnificent Nebulizing Diffuser

There is no substitute for the beauty and style of this hand-crafted Nebulizing Essential Oil Diffuser.

Its rounded base is made from with plantation hardwood blends well into any surroundings.

The elegant and smooth curves of the hourglass design together with bright, clear glass, turn this essential oil diffuser to one of the most popular in our collection.

What Is The Best Essential Oil Diffuser - Exquisite Nebulizing DiffuserExquisite Nebulizing Diffuser

This essential oils diffuser is specifically developed and designed for modern and fashion-minded individuals. It appeals to people who desire something exciting, unique and fresh.

Its stunning contemporary style is crafted for a sleek and polished look. A wonderful addition to any modern residence or as a discussion piece to an office!

 

How about adding even more beauty and uniqueness for your essential oils diffuser?

What Is The Best Essential Oil Diffuser - Hand Carved Nebulizing DiffuserHand Carved Nebulizing Diffuser

These elegant hand carved nebulizing aromatherapy diffusers are simply amazing masterfully depicting several beautiful designs to choose from;

  • Buddha Face – Tranquillity and spirituality
  • Dragon – Ancient flying dragon
  • Elephant – Regal and stoic
  • Fish – Symbolizes depth of spiritual consciousness and mystery of life
  • Cranes – Symbolises longivity and tranquillity
  • Skull – Symbolises mortality
  • Floral – Ancient symbolism of flowers
  • Tribal – Inspired by tribal designs
  • Tropical Forest – Bamboo forest

 

Still not found exactly what you are looking for? Or in search for something extra special?

What Is The Best Essential Oil Diffuser - Custom Nebulizing DiffuserCustom Nebulizing Diffuser

If you are looking for the perfect special occasion gift, you can also submit your own design, which is laser carved into the wood. These unique gifts are sure to be cherished by the lucky receiver!

Can also perfect high end promotional gifts engraved with your logo.

Upload any photo  and message and have it accurately and beautifully laser-engraved to any of the nebulizing essential oil diffuser designs.

Essential Oil Blends

Also take a look at this wonderful elements premium collection contains a set of handpicked organic essential oil blends, perfect to use with the nebulizing diffuser:

Awaken and Inspire Essential Oil BlendsInspire box unique essential oil collection contains the following blends:

  • Meditation
  • Welcome Home
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Ocean Breeze
  • Formosa

The inspire aromas are robust, earthy, woody and fresh. The skillful blends consist of the following amazing essential oils:

Meditation – Clover, Rosewood, Benzoin, Dill Seed, Bergamot, Myrtle, Sweet Fennel, Amyris
Welcome Home – Pine, Cedarwood, Patchouli, Tagetes, Petigrain, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Jasmine
Pacific Northwest – Patchouli, Pine, Cedarwood, Cypress, Juniper
Ocean Breeze – Lime, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Lemon, Rosemary, Coriander
Formosa – Amyris, Rosemary, Hinoki, Tea Tree, Tangerine, Aloeswood

Awaken box unique collection contains the following essential oil blends:

  • Celebration
  • Harmony
  • Butterflies Breath
  • Jubilation
  • Morning Bloom
The inspire aromas are mild, sweet, floral and fruity. The skillfully crafted amazing essential oil blends consist of the following:
Celebration – Clove, Sweet Fennel, Basil, Cinnamon, Melissa, Geranium
Harmony – Cypress, Rose, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Chamomile, Lime, Nutmeg, Oregano, Thyme
Butterflies Breath – Spearmint, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chinese Tea Tree, Celery Seed, Egyptian Geranium, Palmarosa
Jubilation – Lavendin, Petitgrain, Pine, Amyris, Chamomile, Jasmine, Ginger
Morning Bloom – Jasmine, Elemi, Ylang Ylang, Egyptian Geranium, Palmarosa, Sweet Orange

 

 

My Loving Advice

Aromatherapy and essential oils have always been a big part of my life, smell being the most important of my senses. I hope I have answered your question about what is the best essential oil diffuser! I simply love these nebulizing diffusers because they are so elegant, silent and efficient.

I have one on my desk at work and at the reception at my studio. They are a long standing favourite for gifts I give to my friends and I have gotten many customised for the special  occasions.

I even donated two of them for the school of my children, to be used in the classrooms for stimulating the students and helping them to concentrate.

I hope you will enjoy yours and let the aromas chance your life!

 

ॐ Love and Fragrance,

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Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Blends Magic

This article dives into all the aspects of aromatherapy and essential oil blends, their cosmetic, medicinal and therapeutic usage for benefiting the body, mind and soul. 

Essential oils have been used in ayurvedic medicine for centuries for their medicinal, cosmetic and aromatic purposes. The term aromatherapy however is fairly recent and was created by the French chemist and perfumer Rene- Maurice Gattefosse. He published a book 1937 which contained his clinical findings about the benefits of essential oils.

Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Blends

Essential oils have been  used in ayurvedic medicine and beauty products for centuries. However one of their most widely accepted uses is aromatherapy, which has turned into big commercial business today.

Aromatherapy is offered by massage and bath oils and scented candles to mention just a few, best ones containing various amounts and qualities of essential oils, others simply synthetic aromas.

Essential Oils and Blends Production

essential oilsEssential oils are concentrated liquids obtained from various parts of the plants, such as leafs, bark, flowers, seeds or roots and contain their aroma compounds in a concentrated form.

There are many methods for obtaining these oils, the price, quality and purity is often dependant on the difficulty of the method, as well as rarity of the ingredients. Flowers in general are very difficult to extract the essential oils from and are therefore among the most precious essential oils.

Here you can order the Master Aromatherapist kit contains 12 pure organic essential oils in a beautiful wooden box. This wonderful handpicked essential oil selection contains:

Master Therapist Essential Oils Collection

  • Lavender
  • Purity Blend
  • Peppermint
  • Organic Sweet Orange
  • Energy Blend
  • Organic Rosemary
  • Grapefruit
  • Serenity Blend
  • Rose Geranium
  • Cinnamon
  • Eucalyptus
  • Organic Tea Tree.

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Distilling Method

Most essential oils, such as peppermint, lavender ad eucalyptus are distilled. The desired plant parts are crushes and placed in distillation equipment, water is heated and the steam is lead through the plant material. The steam containing the aroma compounds is then condensed back into liquid.

Byproduct, the re-condensed water, such as rose, orange blossom and lavender water is often sold to be used in bath oils and other cosmetics as essential oils.

Solvent extraction Method

Many flowers cannot be expressed since the contain too little oil, but due to their delicate compounds cannot be tolerate the high heat of the distilling process.

In these cases a solvent is used to extract the oils and the result is a mixture of essential oil and resin or wax. This mixture is then again mixed with second solvent, such as ethanol. The solution is chilled to -18C to separate the oil from the other lipids and ethanol is removed in most cases with evaporation and vacuum purge.

Expression Method

Before the distilling became the man methods, expression used to be the only extraction method. Some argue that the essential oils which are produces by this method are more pure and they are preferred for medicinal uses. A higher price can be demanded for them.

Citrus oils, produced from the orange or lemon peel, are examples of essential oils which are expressed manually in mills. Also some rare essential oils, such as ginger oil, are produced from seeds or root are produced using this method.

Medicinal Use Of Essential Oils

Ayurvedic medicine uses essential oils in many of its remedies. They are used to treat everything from curing stomach upsets and indigestion, flu and airway infections, various skin problems to much more serious diseases. They can also be used to balance out the doshas.

The usage of the oils depends on the active ingredients in the essential oil. Some of the most commonly used essential oils in ayurvedic medicine are: ylang-ylang, ginger, peppermint, lavender, rosemary, bergamot, lemon, oregano, cinnamon, eucalyptus, tea tree and frankincense.

There are several different methods for using the essential oils for curing or relieving various conditions. They can be transformed into ointments and oils to be massaged into the skin. They can be consumed in some tea or water. The essential oils can also be added into the bath and washing water or inhaled with the help of water vapour.

Cosmetic Use Of Essential Oils

kimsukadiEssential oils are a key ingredient in all ayurvedic skin creams and oils, shampoos, conditioners and hair oils. Typically pure essential oils are used for face elixirs and blended with waxes or butter for creams and with other oils, such as coconut or almond oil for body oils.

Simply more essential oils are being used for the cosmetic product, more natural and therefore more expensive it is. However these products produced from pure essential oils are also very effective, as they are hand picked for their ability to heal, invigorate and regenerate the skin.

Not all essential oils which are effective for skin care have a pleasant smells and often other essential oils are added to the skin care products for their pleasant smell. Essential oils are also used in ayurvedic hair oils, shampoos and conditioners both for their benefits and the aroma-therapeutic effect.

Take a look at some of the skin care products produced with essential oils, according to the ancient ayurvedic recipes:

Completely Natural Skin Care Products

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy can be defined as the controlled use of essential oils to maintain and promote physical, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing.”  – Gabriel Mojay

Aromatherapy or Essential Oil therapy, is using the aromatic essences extracted from the plants to heal the body, mind and the spirit. There are many way of using essential oils for aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy works by the vapour penetrating our brains via our nasal cavity. It connects with the areas of the brain that process desires, emotions, memories and appetite, as well as stimulates endocrine glads, which are responsible for regulating our hormone levels.

Perfumes

Probably the oldest form of aromatherapy there is. Perfumes or their diluted forms such as cologne water, are made by combining essential oils, sometimes mixing it to a base, to produce a pleasant aroma. The more rare and exquisite the ingredients, the more expensive the perfume.

These aromas range from sweet to pungent and their fragrance chances once it gets in touch with the skin and it’s own oils. This is the reason why the same perfume smells great on one person while making an other stink awful. Their purposes are to excite, to overpower, soothe, seduce or repel other people, often the opposite sex.

Bath Oils

Aroma Bath

Essential oils are added into other oils, such as almond oil, to produce a bath oil, which is both great for the skin and also provides either a soothing and relaxing or energising and invigorating experience. Few drops of pure essential oil can also be used in the bath water.

Scented Candles

Scented candles are produced by adding a blend of essential oils into the candle wax during the production.  They release aroma into the air when they burn. The aromas can be relaxing or invigorating, setting the mood in the room.

Most scented candles in the market are not produced with real essential oils, but rather with synthesised aromas.

Essential Oil Burners and Diffusers

The essential oil aroma is spread into the room with a help of a warm water dish, an oil burner,  dried grass method or an electrical diffuser either with the help of water vapour of a fan.

You can read more about essential oil diffusers in my article:

What Exactly Is an Aromatherapy Diffuser

Incense

insenceNatural incense, either sticks or cones are made with blending essential oils with combustible base. Incense is burned and the aroma from the essential oils is released into the air, however the combustible component pollutes the air and is harmful for the lungs.

Massage Oils

Essential oils are added into other oils, such as almond oil or coconut oil or ghee to produce a massage oil. Massage with the essential oil is especially powerful as it combines the therapeutic effects of the massage itself, the aromatherapeutic and the medicinal effect of the essential oils used.

The essential oil massage in the hand of a good massage therapist can be invigorating, tension and pain relieving, relaxing or even sensual. You can read about the usage of aromatherapy for lifting a depression in my article:

How To Deal With Depression Naturally

My Loving Advice

Both essential oils and aromatherapy have always played an important part of my life. In every human being scents trigger memories, but everyone has one or two senses that are more important than the other. For me smells are the most important, making aromatherapy extremely effective way of altering my moods.

Therefore I have my house well stocked with scented candles, incense and perfumes. I used essential oils every day either for healing or purely for the mental benefit of their aromas have on me and others. Read in my latest aromatherapy article, how I used essential oils to ensure my children succeed in their exams:

Essential Oils For Concentration and Memory

I hope I have convinced you how they can chance yours. If you have any questions or want to talk about your own experiences with essential oils, please leave me a comment below.

ॐ Love and Purity,

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AromatherapyP.S. If you want to enjoy the benefits of peppermint essential oil in your life take a look at the Ayurveda aroma experience This high power, silent and portable essential oil diffuser can bring you the benefits of aromatherapy into your home .