Client Testimony: Neuropathy

A few months back I had a client come to me who was experiencing debilitating nerve pain. We were able to come up with a blend together, and now she is able to find relief!


Here is my friend’s story. We are so blessed to be a help to our clients!

“I am writing this testimony on behalf of essential oils. I have hereditary neuropathy and suffer with the burning and stabbing nerve pain. I have tried the medications prescribed for neuropathy with the negative side effects that come with these medications and no relief from the nerve pain!

I then met Julia who has been so helpful researching what oils will help me and my nerve pain. She came up with a blend that I faithfully use twice a day and it does help! I am able to sleep at night without nerve meds or narcotics which most with neuropathy turn to. I would definitely recommend the use of essential oils for neuropathy and I am so glad I met Julia and can’t thank her enough!!ūüėä”

Have a great week!

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy!

Ahh… This post is back from the days when the sun was shining, a warm breeze was blowing, and the sand was between my toes! Now it’s dark and cold and icy most days. But this information is still relevant, because it’s still important to protect your skin in the intense sunlight of winter! And all of these “sunscreens” will also nourish your skin from winter dryness. Enjoy today’s slice of sunshine!

Honest Aromas

20150622_170958We all need sunshine….Vitamin D helps our bodies to function properly and lifts our spirits. Even if you do not like spending time in the sun, purposing to get out in it for even a short time every day, will have a healthy impact on your body.

We are also, all aware of the dangers of the sun. We use sunscreen to help protect our skin from damage that the sun can cause. Premature skin aging and skin cancer are concerns for all of us.

But did you know that we can use natural oils that have a Skin Protection Factor (SPF) and do not have any of the harmful chemicals that can be in popular sunscreens?

Here are a few options. Coconut oil has a low SPF of 2-8 all by itself, Avocado Oil 4-15, Wheat Germ 20, Raspberry Seed Oil 28-50, and Carrot Seed Oil a whopping SPF…

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Our Newest Product #2

Last week we shared our new all-natural deodorant with you all, and today we want to share our other new creation:


This is a soothing pillow mist perfect for winding down at the end of a long day! Simply spritz on your bedding and around your room to encourage calmness and good sleep. It contains Lavender (angustifolia), which is great to soothe and relax!

We will have this and our deodorant available in our store soon! Stay posted and have a great week!



How do we measure progress? I primarily think about relationships when I ask that question. It isn’t easy to answer, either. One thing I have been contemplating lately is….”what was I doing or not doing when our communication seemed to be better?”

In the case of weight control….”what was I eating or not eating and what kind of exercise was I getting when my weight was where I wanted it?”

Of course you have other factors that are out of your control.Hormones can be your worst unseen enemy when you are trying to manage weight or any type of health issue. Stressors and situations in our lives are always making us adapt and adjust.

So, we can never have utopia all the time, but we can do the best we can. I guess for me when I am feeling mentally fit, energized ¬†and in healthy communication with others,there are a number of factors that I am purposed in. I get up in the morning and first thing Give Thanks to God for a new day and recite the Lord’s prayer to direct my focus.

I immediately hit the yoga mat and do my routine that wakes up my mind and body. Then I spend time praying and reading The Bible and what ever¬†other book I am working through at the time….usually relationship based.

Through the day I make a list of things that need done and work toward it. I make time to sing, play the drums and guitar. I make every attempt to get to Wednesday night Bible Study and fellowship on Sunday mornings weekly.

These things are all “peppered” through my day to day routines and high calling of being a wife, mom, business owner, employee and friend.

So progress….I spent a long weekend with my daughter and brother and sister-in-law’s family in Nashville. I took time off! That is progress for me. I re connected with my daughter as I hit the seat in the air plane and fell fast asleep on the ungodly hour flight we had!! She covered me with her hoodie and ordered a water for me!! Well, it is a memory that she and I will not forget as I woke up laughing with a crick in my neck and saliva coming out of the corner of my mouth!!!

We woke up late in the mornings, laughed a lot, went sight seeing and spent wonderful evenings talking and sharing stories around the dining room table over delicious home made food.

How is your progress? What unhealthy habits are you giving up in exchange for a less chaotic life? What healthy things are you putting in it’s place? It is your journey, yes there are things out of your control, but only you know how much progress you have or haven’t made.

I want my relationships to look a lot different  this year. It is going to take effort and adjustment. Would you like to take a step with me a long the journey?

I have recently added some new oils to my repertoire; stepping out and trying some heavier hitters. Clove Bud, Cinnamon and Birch. I was afraid to use these strong oils when I first got my certification, but am amazed with their muscle pain (in a lot of carrier) benefits.

Our Newest Product!

In the past few weeks, we’ve been working on the formula and packaging for one of our newest products: all-natural antiperspirant!


This amazing product is, as the name suggests, full of all-natural ingredients, including diatomaceous earth, coconut oil, and essential oils. It comes in a small container perfect for travel and everyday use!

The antiperspirant in itself is wonderful. It controls odor and wetness without clogging your pores with toxins, all while leaving a clean and fresh herbal scent. Both Julia and Hannah (and some of our other colleagues and friends) use it everyday and love it!

We will have this new item available in our store soon. Stay posted!

Have you ever used all-natural deodorant? What did you think? Have a great weekend!


Today I’m traveling to Nashville, Tennessee with my younger daughter Gabrielle!


We are going to visit family, relax, and find our own adventures over the long weekend. I love to be able to travel with my children! We wish you a blessed and adventurous rest of your week!

Why We Love Pompeii Organics

If you’ve read this blog long enough, you know that we weekly refer to Pompeii Organics¬†for information on essential oil safety and products. Today I want to share just why they’re so special to Honest Aromas!

Pompeii is a small business in Mifflinburg, PA that carries GC/MS tested, all organic or wild crafted essential, carrier oils, and hydrosols.


GC/MS reports show all the chemical components in essential oils, and Pompeii makes these reports readily available to their customers, meaning that you know exactly what is making up your oil – that it’s a hundred percent pure and ethical! This is a must for aromatherapists who need to know the chemical makeup of each substance for the most responsible and effective use, and most essential oil companies (even the big names) cannot say the same.

Pompeii gets their essential oils right from the source, meaning there’s no money-making middleman. Because it’s a small business committed to holistic health, we know they genuinely care about their customers and products!


I also know the staff personally; Tyler was a classmate of mine at the Aromatic Wisdom Institute (he also maintains his own business The Herbal Guy, where we get a lot of our carrier oils), and Jess Grill, the owner of Pompeii, is also a certified aromatherapist. We enjoy working “together” ¬†in this world of holistic health!

Pompeii essential oils are what we at Honest Aromas primarily carry. We make them available to our customers for the best price! And because we know and love Pompeii so much, you know we are offering you the best.


Pompeii is truly the East Coast treasure of organic, GC/MS tested essential oils and hydrosols. Visit their website or contact us for more information on this amazing company! We love working with them, and we know you will too!