Moving Forward

Hello all! We hope your week is going well.

It can be hard to move forward sometimes; you get in a rut and find yourself stuck in the same feelings or situations that do nothing but bring you down. It’s hard to break out of that cycle, to accept God’s grace and move forward into a healthier, more joyful lifestyle!

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We’ve shared about Rose Absolute (Rose damascena) before, and we love how it doesn’t just benefit the body (especially the skin) but the mind. It lifts your mood and helps encourage a softer heart, both helpful things for times when you are trying to move forward!

Interested in trying this beautiful oil? Let us know! We’d love to talk to you today!

Throwback: Roses are Red

Last year we shared a post on Rose Absolute essential oil. This is one of our favorite oils here at Honest Aromas, and we wanted to spread the love!

Remember we’ll be at the Oil City Farmer’s Market from 9-4, weather permitting. Hope to see you there!

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For centuries the rose has been associated with love and “happy thoughts”. They are popular in gardens, at weddings, and as gifts, probably more popular than any other flower.

Though this might seem more like a fashion or cultural fancy, the reality is that rose (absolute) oil actually has a wonderful affect on health. Not only is it refreshing, invigorating, and good for skin, it is also good for a variety of deeper physical and emotional needs.

Rose is anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and great for helping the skin heal. It’s also a natural antidepressant, helpful for calming strong emotions like anger and grief, soothing the heart and renewing good feelings.

Because it’s good for the skin, rose oil can be added to water and sprayed all over the body for a refreshing, uplifting, and simple treatment. It can also be added to oil blends for massage. I love to spray rose water around my room and to freshen up after a long day. It brightens the mood and cleanses the skin!

With all this in mind, isn’t it interesting how roses have been a symbol of love and happiness throughout the ages? Somehow before the scientific effects were known, people gravitated toward the flowers as a source of happiness, comfort, and health. How much more can we take advantage of these wonderful properties today!

Have you ever used rose oil? How did it affect you? What do you think of rose’s ability to positively affect mental health? Let us know in the comments below!

Oranges for Christmas

A common Christmas tradition is to have oranges. They’ve been around for centuries as a holiday treat for eating and decor.

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But did you know that oranges can also be used in aromatherapy? Sweet Orange Oil, (Citrus sinensis) to be exact!

When you peel an orange and the peel sprays a delightful scent into the air, that is actually the oil! When it’s processed and distilled it is great for a variety of health and well-being applications.

According to Pompeii Organics, sweet orange is helpful to boost circulation, relax the body, and calm muscle spasms. It also fights bacteria and strengthens the immune system, which is one reason we eat oranges when we are sick!

Mentally and emotionally, sweet orange is uplifting. You might notice your mood lifting just by eating one! Diffuse sweet orange into the air or dilute in a carrier oil or lotion and apply to sore or spastic muscles. This is one of the best smelling oils and makes a sweet and cheerful perfume. 🙂

Have a great weekend, folks! Try to find peace and joy in this busy season. Enjoy it!