You Can’t Give Up!

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Colds. I have been hit hard this winter! It doesn’t suit my position as an owner of a holistic health company!! Yet, it is completely out of my control. Last week I felt so horrible, I was sure I was going to die….but I didn’t.

When we are hit over and over again with bad news, bad health, or discouragements, what are we going to do. Well, you may need to pull the covers over your head for a little while. I actually required several days in bed- resting your body is one of the best ways to re-calibrate your immune system. But after you get up 5 days later and still feel lousy, what are you going to do? Give up? Never!!

Do something, take a baby step, stretch, sing, walk down the driveway and back, just do some thing a little challenging but some thing you can achieve. If you need to rest again, take a rest again- but you will know that you accomplished some thing to day that you couldn’t do yesterday and that tomorrow will mostly likely allow you to do even more.

We are right here with you, being challenged and embracing life……never give up!!

Inhale….

20160915_191038Go ahead, take a nice deep breath….

Did you know that inhalation is the safest and fastest way to enjoy your essential oils? We make this handy 3 pack for a variety of needs! We have our Migraine Inhaler that you can read more about on Amy’s Story ://wordpress.com/post/honestaromas.com/3955.

And our Insomnia Inhaler that really helps calm down and support sleep when you are un able to. Our very own Kathryn loves this!

And…last but not least, our biggest inhaler seller, Sinus and Allergy- ready to stop that allergy attack in no time! What a great pack to keep on hand any time of year, but definitely during this cold and flu season.

We are designing some new exciting inhalers at Honest Aromas, and can’t wait to share them soon!! This current pack can be purchased for $13.99 for all three!

We can also customize any inhaler to suit your specific needs. We are here to help and we want to hear from you today:-)

Not Just for Sneezing

Chances are, you use pepper daily to season your food.

Did you know, though, that black pepper (Piper nigrum) essential oil also has amazing health benefits?

It’s true! According to Pompeii Organics, black pepper is an amazing pain reliever! Like the related cayenne pepper, black pepper has a warming effect, making it effective for joint and muscle aches. We use it in our Athlete’s Blend for any kind of soreness. It stimulates blood flow and encourages circulation, taking away pain.

Apart from its pain relieving properties, black pepper also fights infection and inflammation. It reduces fever and clears respiratory passages.

Emotionally, Pepper can help reduce fear and motivate change, which pairs well with yesterday’s blog on doubts!!BlackPepper_15ml_USDA_WEB__56833.1456168736.215.215

Because this is a warming oil, you shouldn’t use black pepper in a bath or anything where you want a gentle, cooling effect. Mixing it with mint or citrus oils can help balance the warmth.

So you see, pepper isn’t just good to make you sneeze. ūüôā

Interested in trying black pepper? Let us know! We usually stock a few bottles. We also have it as an ingredient in several products, so send us an email or visit us this week at the Oil City Farmer’s Market on Thursday! It is National Farmer’s Market Week! Come and support your local vendors:-)

Yarrow

Many essential oils come from what we would consider common plants or even weeds. Today’s oil is one of these. Meet yarrow (Achillea millefolium)!

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Although this plant is common in many applications, the essential oil (our favorite comes from Pompeii Organics ) has some very helpful benefits.

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Yarrow is great for small wounds, because it relieves pain and stops bleeding. It’s also anti-inflammatory and rebuilds skin tissue.

Yarrow helps clear respiratory passages in the event of a cold or flu. It’s antispasmodic, which makes it great for muscles and coughs.

The essential oil is a lovely blue color and has a soft flowery scent. It’s a great oil to have around the house, as it’s helpful for a variety of uses while still being pretty cost-effective.

Are you interested in trying delightful yarrow? Contact us! We can give you an exclusive deal as an Honest Aromas customer.

Don’t forget to come find us from 9am-4pm at the Oil City Farmer’s market in front of the library!

Spike Lavender

Earlier in the week we talked about the ever-popular Lavender essential oil (Lavendula angustifolia). We also mentioned another type of lavender, one many people confuse for the other. Lavendula latifolia, also known as Spike Lavender, contains much different properties than its more popular counterpart.

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According to Pompeii Organics, spike lavender, unlike its calming cousin, is a stimulating oil. It awakens and alerts the mind, unlike angustifolia, which is a sedative.

Spike lavender contains camphor, which makes it perfect for respiratory ailments that accompany colds and the flu. Use it for sinus pain and congestion.

A word of caution, however: spike lavender is not safe for pregnant women to use, due to the presence of camphor. This is why it’s extremely important to know your oils, the proper type, dosage, and properties, so that you do not seriously injure yourself!

Have questions or concerns about essential oils? Stop by the Oil City Farmer’s Market in front of the Library from 9am,-4pm, or feel free to contact us in the way that best suits you. We look forward to hearing from you!

Snore No More

 

Come out to The Oil City Farmer’s Market today and Thursday ¬†from 9-4 in front of the Oil City Library! Pick up some Snore No More¬†for your snoring and sleep disturbance issues! It will support open airways and relaxing slumber- our biggest seller because it works!

We want to hear from you today! Come and see us- or shoot us an email!Snore No More-white

Allergy Season……cough, sniffle

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It is that time of year. A lot of “throat tickles” and stuffy or running noses! Allergies!¬†We can help! This gargle is so effective….we cannot live with out it! We gargle through the day, and before bed, and voila!! All gone the next day. Best when used at the very first sign of sinus drainage!

And our inhaler is a handy little dose of natural goodness! No making you tired OR keeping you awake as it can be with medication.

Our new improved chest rub is quick and effective relief as well. Put a little dab on your chest or back for hours of relief!

So ¬†remember, we have a coupon code on line for the month of May OR, you can go to our Franklin or Meadville Stores and say “Happy Birthday” and receive 10% at checkout!

Good things to keep in stock for when you need them and a good time to try them at a discount!! We want to hear from you today!:-)20150930_201821

All About Spearmint

Hello all! Hope your week is going well!

Last week we shared our newest product: the Allegheny Woods collection. One of the ingredients in this special blend is Spearmint oil (Mentha spicata).

Spearmint is sweeter, cooler, and more mellow than its relative Peppermint (Mentha piperita). Our favorite brand comes from Pompeii Organics.

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Spearmint is an excellent calming oil. It soothes the body and even aids with depression. You can use spearmint for colds and flu, as it fights infection and clears airways. It is also an effective anti-fungal agent and can help with digestion.

Spearmint is a gentler mint, which makes it great for more soothing applications. It offers the freshness of mint without the bite! That’s why we chose it for our Allegheny Woods blend.

Are you interested in trying this wonderful oil out for yourself? Shoot us an email (honestaromatherapy@gmail.com)! We work with our favorite company Pompeii Organics to bring you the best prices for the best quality oils.

Have you ever used spearmint before? Let us know what you think!

 

Top O The Mornin’

20160303_132041.jpgTea! I am a Coffee Person, but I love a good cup black tea from time to time…especially Irish Breakfast and especially this time of year;-)

Black tea is fermented and oxidized which differentiates it from it’s green and white counter parts and which also gives it’s unique flavor. Although I have been taught that nothing too good comes from oxidized things…black tea does have a load of benefits!

According to organicfacts.net black tea can benefits range from lowering high cholesterol and blood pressure to supporting bad digestion, and poor circulation to name just a few!

Of course you can add some raw honey and lemon for some added health benefits. I like it that way when I feel a cold or the flu is going around, but usually I prefer mine with little coconut milk;-)

So if you are like me, and love your morning cup o’ jo….change it up from time to time and celebrate other flavors and health benefits. As the old Irish blessing goes; “May you always have tea beside the fire”…

Battling the Flu

Hello everyone! I hope your week is going well so far. It’s the first day of March, which means Spring is on its way! We’ve made a few “spring cleaning” changes to our site, as you may have noticed, and we have a few in progress behind the scenes.

We’ve also come across a few cases of the flu here at Honest Aromas in the past week. As I shared last week, my son Dorian had to stay home from school for a few days. One of his teachers also came down with flu-like symptoms, as well as Hannah, who nursed a bad cold over the weekend. It seems like every time the seasons change, there’s a new round of illness. Sometimes this isn’t always related to overall health (although that certainly is a factor), but extra stress and busyness can play a part as well. There’s so much value in pacing yourself and resting!

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Some of our own creations are also incredibly helpful when it comes to battling the flu. I sent¬†our Tea Tree Gargle and Allergy and Congestion Rub to Dorian’s teacher, and Hannah also used these powerhouse products. They work great to kill germs, clear respiratory passages, and heal what’s left behind!

Hannah also diffused different combinations of Peppermint, German Chamomile, and Lavender in her new diffuser. The Peppermint was great for the daytime – because it’s a menthol, it’s amazing for air passages – while the Lavender and Chamomile were soothing and healing at night.

So there are just a few ways to fight that nagging flu! We hope you are having a healthy end of winter and would love to help you achieve that goal! Send us an email or give us a call if you have any questions. We want to hear from you!