Scentsable Living

Choosing a healthier way of life, the "scents"able way.


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Bergamot

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Bergamot is cold pressed from the rind or undergoes vacuum distillation to produce Furocoumarin-free bergamot oil which is specially distilled to minimize the concentration of sun-sensitizing compounds in the oil.

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Christopher Columbus is believed to have brought bergamot to Bergamo in Northern Italy from the Canary Islands. A mainstay in traditional Italian medicine, bergamot has been used in the Middle East for hundreds of years.

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An essential oil, when inhaled, can reach the emotional center of the brain within seconds. This is one of the incredible benefits of aromatherapy. The fragrant influences of Bergamot are uplifting and refreshing on the emotions, balancing to the endocrine system, soothing to the skin, and also comforting to the digestive system.

Applications

Bergamot essential oil can be applied topically for a relaxing massage or diffused and inhaled to create a calming environment.

Companion Essential Oils

Bergamot is part of the citrus family and blends well with chamomile, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, jasmine, juniper, lavender, citrus essential oils, palmarosa, patchouli, and ylang ylang.

Note: Angelica is a photosensitive oil which means that you’ll want to avoid direct sunlight to the area for at least 72 hours.

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Interesting fact: Bergamot is responsible for the distinctive flavor of the renowned Earl Grey Tea and was used in the first genuine eau de cologne.


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Angelica for Skin Care

skin-moisturizing-basics-242x242.jpgAngelica oil is generally considered to be safe for topical use but should always be diluted properly with another skin friendly base oil like coconut oil or almond oil. After dilution, you can apply it gently to your face to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin and give it a healthier glow.

Try combining a few drops of angelica oil with an equal amount of frankincense oil if you want to give your face an extra special treat.

Bear in mind that angelica oil may be photosensitive which means that direct exposure to the sun can cause a reaction. To guard against this, make sure that you do not expose your skin to direct sunlight for at least 12 hours after applying it. As for myself, I prefer applying mine as anevening regimen before bedtime.

Here is a lovely recipe to help obtain more youthful skin with essential oils that are soothing and nourishing. This blend can help moisturize, balance, and brighten the skin and is good on most skin types including normal, oily and sluggish skin.

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Angelica Diffuser Blends

Angelica is known for being uplifting to the soul, for bringing joy to the heart, and for helping to release pent-up negative emotions. Pair this with any combination of companion essential oils and the results are simply delightful.

Give these diffuser blends a try and see if they bring peace and balance into your day.

 

 

 


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Angelica

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Angelica is known as the “holy spirit root” or the “oil of angels” by the Europeans. They believed that angelica’s healing powers were so strong that it was of divine origin.

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Throughout history, angelica has been a notable herb. From the time of Paracelsus, it was credited with its powerful abilities to strengthen and protect the immune system.

The American Indians used angelica for its medicinal properties in poultices and more, and the Indians of the Rocky Mountains are known for making decoctions and teas from angelica root, drinking as tonics to build strength after illness.

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An essential oil, when inhaled, can reach the emotional center of the brain within seconds. This is one of the incredible benefits of aromatherapy. The fragrant influences of angelica are very soothing and calming for emotional balance as well as to the nervous system and may help assist in the release of pent-up negative emotions.

Applications

Angelica essential oil can be applied topically for a relaxing massage or diffused and inhaled to create a calming environment.

Companion Essential Oils

Angelica is from the carrot family and is sometimes known as “wild celery.” My nose picks up on whispers of dill in its aroma and it blends well with florals, woods, and most citrus oils; some of them being basil, bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, chamomile roman, clary sage, coriander, dill, fennel, ginger, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, lime, marjoram, melissa, orange, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, tangerine, valerian, and vetiver,

Note: Angelica is a photosensitive oil which means that you’ll want to avoid direct sunlight to the area for at least 12 hours.

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Interesting fact about Angelica: Native Americans called it the “hunting or fishing root” because when rubbed on hands it attracted fish and game.


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Stress Away

Stress Away essential oil is a Mama’s best friend. Let me paint the scenarios….

Sitting in traffic with agitated kids….Stress Away! Nothing is going right, everything is going wrong…Stress Away! “Calgon, take me away!”….Stress Away! Need I say more?

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Stress Away is like a mental trip to the beach for me. The smells of lime and vanilla paired together with copaiba, cedarwood, ocotea, and lavender are like a little match-made-in-heaven. This portable blend is specially formulated to help relieve the little everyday stressors and tensors that can sometimes overwhelm us so that we can calm down, make it through our day, and sleep better at night. This helps us to live healthier and happier lives. And when Mama’s happy, everybody is happy, right?

Get some Stress Away so you aren’t like this person below (wink).