Science Behind Essential Oils
Dive into the less-discussed side of essential oils with our latest blog post! We cherish essential oils for their therapeutic virtues and enchanting fragrances, but did you know they can go from healing to harming when oxidized? Discover why oxidation is the hidden adversary of your favorite oils, leading to skin irritation and loss of beneficial properties. We'll guide you through what causes oxidation, the risks it poses, especially to your skin, and how to recognize the tell-tale signs of degradation. Plus, we're dishing out practical tips on preventing oxidation to keep your oils in pristine condition. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned enthusiast, our insights will help you use essential oils safely and sustainably, ensuring your skincare remains soothing, not stinging. Join us in preserving the integrity of these precious botanical extracts for a harmonious, healthy aromatherapy experience.
Over the years, there has been a great deal of misunderstanding and misinformation about essential oils and aromatherapy. So much unreliable information can make it difficult to know what to actually believe. The widespread misinformation has resulted in quite a few incredibly popular essential oil myths. Our goal is to help debunk these myths and provide education about the reality of safe, effective essential oil use.
Natural Alleviating: Understanding the Science Behind Headaches and Turning to Aromatherapy for Solutions
96% of people will deal with headaches at some point in their life, as headaches are extremely common and can happen for a variety of reasons (Cleveland Clinic). Migraines, often seen as a much more intense headache, impact over 37 million people in the United States alone (Penn Medicine). There are many misunderstandings or a general lack of knowledge surrounding headaches and migraines so we hope to offer some education regarding the science of both headaches and migraines as well as suggest some potential options for alleviating the symptoms that can happen with each.
Hold onto your thinking caps, because researchers led by the genius O.V. Filiptsova embarked on a mission to crack the code of memory enhancement. They zoomed in on two game-changing essential oils: lavender, the soothing superstar, and rosemary, the invigorating dynamo. Brace yourself for a journey through cognitive wonderland
When it comes to aromatherapy, typically the first thing people will think of is essential oil use. Although the benefits provided through the use of essential oils are vast and wonderful, it’s important to note that they can pose a potential safety risk if improperly used, particularly among children. It can be stressful as a parent to worry about proper dilution, potential adverse reactions, and which oils are and are not safe for your children. If this describes you, we encourage you to consider hydrosols as well, a much safer alternative when it comes to aromatherapy with children.
We know that, as parents, you want nothing more than to support your children as they navigate a world of complicated trials, emotions, and experiences. Children can sometimes deal with substantial emotional turmoil that they often can’t process or deal with, so it’s beneficial to be aware of different opportunities to aid your children in navigating their emotional journey. In an effort to assist with this, we are providing education on the potential benefits of aromatherapy for the anxiety and stress of children.
Ah, the wonders of motherhood! Bringing life into the world is nothing short of a miracle, but it's also no secret that childbirth can be one of the most stressful and painful experiences a woman goes through. While many have turned to medications for relief, there's been a surge in interest towards more natural methods. One such method? Aromatherapy. And no, it's not just about making the room smell pleasant!
A recent study set out to explore the effects of neroli oil, a popular essential oil known for its soothing properties, on easing the anxiety and pain experienced by women during childbirth. Here’s a simple breakdown of what the research found.
Whether you are a beginner with essential oils or you are on your way to becoming an experienced aromatherapist, you should be familiar with carrier oils, the benefits offered from them, and the reasons for using them alongside essential oils. The primary reason carrier oils are used is as a safe way to dilute essential oils and ‘carry’ them to your skin, allowing you to use essential oils topically in a safe way that allows you to experience their benefits. Many carrier oils are unscented or have a very light scent which means that they won’t interfere with the aromatherapy benefits from the essential oil itself. However, many of these carrier oils can also contribute in their own ways by providing additional benefits. Carrier oils don’t get the same amount of attention and focus as essential oils, so it can be hard to know which carrier oil to use for which purpose. We have compiled a list of a few of our favorite carrier oils and what they may be used for in an effort to help you understand them better.
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and is the perfect opportunity to express your love and gratitude for someone who has sacrificed so much for those around them. If you’ve ever asked your mom what she wants for a birthday or holiday, you’ve probably been met with something along the lines of “oh, I just want everyone to get along” or “just a card would be nice”. Of course we all want to gift something beyond that, so we’re here to provide you with our top 15 picks of gifts for mothers that will guarantee the wonderful women in your life are pleased with the thought you put into it.
Here at Jade Bloom we are putting a lot of emphasis on the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness is a form of meditation and a kind of presence that involves being in touch with your senses and experiencing them without judgment or interpretation. Mindfulness can be a very difficult skill to perfect, and we want to do whatever possible to help you practice mindfulness in order to strengthen your mind and body, get through difficult times in your life, and overcome or cope with anxiety and depression. Several of Jade Bloom’s essential oil blends are specifically formulated to assist in the different aspects of mindfulness. We have compiled a list of our favorite blends so you can determine which is the right choice for you to assist with your mindfulness journey.