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AromaHealth products are like no other in my opinion. The history alone of the sourcing of these products, is most inspiring. Dr. Judy Griffin's approach to producing a wide variety of healthful products is spiritual first, and when combined with her extensive knowledge and experience, integrity of the products are high! Even the prices have integrity, being very fairly priced for us. I love and use many of the products, but if I had to pick just one, it would have to be the Rose Geranium moisture cleanser. Nothing like it anywhere that I've ever found. Thankyou Doc Judy, you and your products continue to be a welcome influence in my life. Continue reading

Testimonial for Lighten up from friends in the U.K.

I use the Lighten up spray in my private yoga sessions and workshops and I have found that there is a significant difference when I use it-the students feel happier and more relaxed.

As A kinesiologist, I tend to use the spray with clients who are quite tense, before I start the session. Very few people seem to have any knowledge of what Kinesiology is and how it works, so clients can be apprehensive before the first session

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Recovery Testimonial

Today Julia Jankowski called to share a recovery story about one of her clients. Julie is an experienced licensed recovery counselor who helps people with various types of addiction and recovery needs. She blogs and supports the community in many ways. Today, Julie called from a jail to share a story about one of her clients. The woman was craving narcotics when Julia appeared with AromaHealth lavender essential oil to help her. She applied the lavender on the lady's wrist and sat with her as the woman became calm and stopped craving after several minutes. She has many stories and ideas to share, which she blogs about daily.

 To learn more about Julia's blogs, support and suggestion  email her at jankowskirecoverme1@gmail.com She soon will be suggesting AromaHealth Cravings Therapeutic Blend for addiction and cravings of any imbalance. Julia uses several Aroma Health to help rebuild the self esteem of suffering people. 

I really admire those who are called to help our people in ways of addiction and recovery. Many people turn away or are somehow distant from these folks. Alcohol, drugs, food and any addictive behaviour is an illness and imbalance that can be resolved as the community recognizes these people are suffering from a disease, rather than hopeless people who make bad choices. We cannot separate ourselves from our environment and addiction is part of it.

Several years ago, I worked with a very talented and generous anchor man for local news, hospitalized for alcohol addiction. He was a leader in the community involved in many charities and programs for adults and children. However, the disease damaged his immunity to the extreme of having to surgically remove 90% of his stomach. His health was failing before I met him. He  passed  within a few years at an early age. However, he left with integrity, knowing his recovery gave him lasting peace.

 

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Sage, Salvia officinales, an essential oil and herb for women

 Ancient cultures used  Sage as an herb and essential oil for women. The dynamics and properties of the herb balances the conflict of  women's active and passive roles at home and in society. Integrating the two enhances longevity and empowers a female.

Sage is an herb that grows in adverse soils and circumstances, surviving intense hot and cold weather. This same virtue enhances women to thrive in adverse circumstances and achieve what most women have not envisioned. Sage addresses a woman's self esteem and worth, encouraging her to excel in the many roles she plays throughout her life.

In the body, Sage enhances health and balance during menses, menopause and beyond. Very few essential oils and herbs target women past menopause, yet Sage helps her seek fulfillment in all stages of adult hood without losing femininity. Sage blends well with Rose, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Lavender,Helichrysum and Thyme to fulfill a woman's health concerns. However, during pregnancy and lactation, Sage is counter indicated as a uterine stimulant which stops lactation after birth. It is very helpful during a long or difficult labor to birth the baby successfully.

Sage is a very strong aromatic herb, which is best used in small doses as a tea or essential oil in a diluted blend. In a tea, I recommend 1 teaspoon steeped in 1 cup of boiled water. (Cover the tea as it steeps) In an aromatic blend, 1-3 drops in a 1 ounce dilution is recommended. I also use Sage healing floral water for purification purposes.

For more info, read  Mother Nature's Herbal by Judy Griffin

 

 

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Lemon Rose Power Cleanser and Clarifier

Lemon Rose Power Cleanser and Clarifier reduces and treats summer breakouts. It is the best treatment for acne breakouts, cysts and blackheads,all in 1 product. Spray onto areas of concern 3 x daily, for best results. Lemon Rose cuts through oil and debre. It cleanses environmental pollutants that also affect the skin. The Rose oil balances every skin type and stops over reaction of the skin from the astringent properties of Lemon.The scent of Lemon is a natural relaxer for hyperactive folks and a stimulant for others.

I have  clients avoid prescription drugs for skin problems that have many detrimental side effects. Others enjoy the clarifying properties of the blend that smooth the skin and leave it radiant.

Lemon Rose Power Cleanser and Clarifier is now on sale. A 2 oz. spray lasts at least 30 days.

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Essential Oils and Essences for Pregnancy, Delivery and Lactation.

Several essential oils and essences can be safely used during pregnancy, delivery and lactation. Rose Otto, steam distilled essential oil reduces indigestion, reflux, bitter taste, burping, headache, tension and dizziness. Dilute the Rose Otto in Marula carrier oil: 3 drops in 1 tablespoon of oil.Rose otto combinations, with Petite Fleur essences are Abate Anger and Chill Out Therapeutic Essence Blends.The cost is affordable for everyone. They have been successfully used in hospitals for 20 years, available in drops or misters.

During labor, Clary Sage, Lavender and Jasmine grandiflora absolute are calming and relaxing to the muscles. Combine 1 drop of Clary, 12 drops of Jasmine, and 10 drops of Lavender in 1 ounce of Marula oil. Maternity Therapeutic essence blend includes these oils and has been used in hospitals for 20 years during pregnancy and labor.

When the joyful event occurs, promote lactation in a blend of Jasmine grandiflora, Helichrysum (Immortelle) and Litsea cubeba. These are available in Breast Healing Aroma Blend. Massage onto the breasts, avoiding the nipples, 2-3 x daily. This breast blend has also been successfully used in hospitals for 20 years. The cost of these blends are very affordable and available, hand made at the time of purchase.

If you have any questions, please call Dr. Judy Griffin at 18004962125 or email her at petitefl@aromahealthtexas.com

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Natural Insect Repellents from the Ancients

Recent regulations by the European Union to assess all insect repellents for toxicity and safety leaves only a few choices for consumers.Among the pending insecticides, lavender geranium and citrus essential oils and a seed extract from the Neem tree,Margosa, are expected to pass assessment.

In my travels and research over 20 years writing  Mother Nature's Herbal, I learned about these and many other natural insect repellents. I have found the best repellents come out of my gardens. I successfully use lavender for ants, moths and many flying insects. Lemongrass and citronella repels mosquitoes and geranium repels fleas, and most household pests. What the essential oils don't repel, Neem will. It has been used by gardeners for centuries to repel bugs from food crops and restore wood products. It's now recommended to wait up to 7 days before harvesting crops after application of Neem. It's time to take notice of what's growing in your garden that can replace potentially toxic products.

Author Judy Griffin, PhD.

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Testimonial about a Special Blend

Just wanted you to know that the kidney blend has worked extremely well. It absorbs fast, smells lovely and I have no problems with edema or incomplete urination anymore! What a relief!

Also, lots of deep fears that I didn't know I harbored came up by the third time I used it. and the special blend kept me going and healing without emotional distress. Just wanted to say thanks.

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How to make a Natural Perfume

Youtube now has my How to Make A Natural Perfume lecture available for viewing . We learned during the class that the base aromas extend and hold the fragrance of a perfume. I taught how to make a base using essential oils, concretes and absolutes to achieve a lasting natural perfume. Two formulas for bases are available on Utube that can be used with many, if not all natural perfumes. One base uses vanilla and balsams; the other has an oakmoss scent. I introduced tonka bean and labdanum base scents as very fragrant base aromas. Next , I gave many formulas of the heart or body of the perfume. These include roses, jasmine, litsea cubeba, champaca, tuberose, neroli and frangipani, ylang ylang extra, and other essential oils that combine well with these aromas. Champaca and Tuberose are the most exotic perfume heart perfume ingredients.. The heart of the perfume includes the dominant scents. The top scents are next and are usually citrus,such as the 4 oranges made from the orange tree, lime and litsea cubeba, a flower used for its lemon scent. Top notes also include spices, such as coriander, nutmeg, and cardamom. Top notes are the first scent we smell when we open a perfume. Top aroma notes define the aroma and grab our attention to continue exploring this wonderful perfume.

Natural perfumes are cured, or married, for 2-4 weeks so the flavors can become a unified living entity of scent. After analyzing this new aroma, we can add a few drops of any of the scents to further define the aroma. Actually, you can quickly take a sniff after a few days, but be sure to allow the aroma to blend a full 2 weeks or longer. Oxidation can change the blend after opening, so be patient!

It's important to understand why we want a natural perfume and what essential oils, absolutes and concretes actually do in a perfume.  Natural perfumes are living scents that evolve and change like we do in the course of our lives. Commercial perfumes are made from chemicals that mimic the scents of plants. Concretes , absolutes and essential oils are made from the plants and have all the subtle scents that unfold in petals of aroma. Natural perfumes do not harm the environment. They encourage bee activity and do not offend the water supply or environment. Chemical perfumes are in all personal care, household, and skincare products. These are one category of pollutants that harm fish, wildlife, and our domestic pets who drink contaminated water. Synthetic perfumes are also in organic and natural products listed as parfume and fragrance, lavidin, vanillin, just to mention a few. These perfumes do not blend with our unique aroma we have since birth and support self healing. Natural perfumes do and release a cascading , large amount of endorphins as they caress and unfold from our skin. Perfumes made from Nature can increase longevity and our experience of quality living. Our smell awareness awakens to increase memory and keep us from having neurological illness,such as Alzheimers. Scent can be an enjoyable  force for a healthier life.

Join me on Utube to learn more about making a natural perfume. Also read the previous blog describing concretes and absolutes in natural perfumery.I teach limited class intensives when we make a personal, natural perfume. If you are interested, please contact me at www.aromahealthtexas.com.

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absolutes and concrete essential oils

Many of the most fragrant flowers must be made into an absolute to achieve a natural fragrance for perfume and aromatherapy. Neroli Orange flower, jasmine, rose and osmanthus are a few examples of absolutes. The flowers are collected fresh and bathed in an alcohol or hexane solution in a sealed container. The essential oils are dissolved by the solvent circulated over the 

flowers.The process yields a semisolid, waxy material called a concrete. Concretes are often used as base notes in aromatherapy and perfumery. They have a scent and texture that reminds me of the plant and a staying power that makes them an excellent choice as a low, or base note, which holds the aromas' fragrance for hours and even days. Concretes leave a residue  when diluted into an aroma blend that can be filtered out. It is a waxy substance which contains scent.The aroma is very true to the plant and has a subtle different scent than an absolute. Resins and Balsams, vanilla, oakmoss,Peru Balsam and many others are also extracted by this process.

An absolute is created by rendering the waxy, semisolid materials from a concrete. This produces a  very concentrated liquid that is completely soluble in alcohol. It is a refined product that is exquisitely fragrant and ready to use in a perfume, or as a perfume by itself. Absolutes are often very expensive, but worth the results. The fragrance of Jasmine grandiflora or Bitter orange absolutes will produce an aromatic pleasure never before experienced.The smell is better than any perfume I have ever sampled from the most  exotic perfumers all over the world. It can take 1000 pounds of fresh flowers to make 3 pounds of an absolute. They are sure to take you to places in your consciousness you have never penetrated previously. Their intensity is many times more apparent than essential oils that are steam distilled. In a perfume or aromatherapy product, absolutes and concretes have a much longer staying time. 

Essential oils lift quickly by their nature of volatility. They can be combined with concretes and absolutes in aromatic products, especially as high, or top notes. These are the first aromas apparent as an aromatherapy or perfume product is opened. The scent doesn't last long. This alluring scent gets us interested and ready for the heart of the blend, which can last for hours. The base, or low aromas, hold down the scent of the entire blend and allows it to smell for hours and even days.

In aromatherapy and perfumery, we always begin with low note aromas and build the heart and then high, more volatile scents to complete a transformation of scent that is healing and specific for your body chemistry. It's like building a pyramid of scent that all starts with concretes and resinous essential oil products and ends with high intensity , fragrant absolutes and steam distilled essential oils. The results are worth every bit of the experience!

 

 

 

 

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