Friday, 31 July 2009

In-Car Aromatherapy - Cool!

Nissan have developed the new 'Forrest Air Conditioning System'. It uses the science of aromatherapy to create an atmosphere in the car ideal for driving. Replicating a 'natural breeze' inside the car by adjustinting the flow of air coming from the air conditioning system.

It is estimated that 100,000 vehicle crashes a year are caused by tiredness. The system will also be able to detect when you are yawning and inject a powerful smell designed to pep you up and increase concentration.

Aromatherapy the future of safer driving.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Safety for children

Extra care should be taken when using on children

  1. 0 - 4 years - Only use Chamomile, Lavender and Tea Tree at quarter strength.
  2. Infants 4 - 7 years Only use Chamomile and lavender at half strength and Cedarwood, Manderin, Myrtle, Palmarosa, Rose, Spearmint, Tangerine and Tea Tree at quarter strength. Try a skin test before using.
  3. 7 - 12 years - all oils at half strength, try a skin test first

Monday, 27 July 2009


As with all cosmetics there's always a chance that you might have some sort of reaction to a particular ingredient. Please observe the following guidelines:-

Sensitive skin - always do a skin test first. Put 2 drops of essential oil in 5 ml of carrier oil and test on upper arm.

Pregnancy - now I realise that the chances of any men out there getting pregnant is negligible but you may decide to use it on your partner. If you do I recommend you don't use essential oils for the first 4 months and after that many oils can be quite beneficial in half dilutions.

High blood pressure - avoid rosemary

Epilepsy - avoid basil,eucalyptus and fennal, use rosemary sparingly

Diabetes - Avoid eucalyptus, geranium and lemon

Sunburn - avoid bergamot, citronella, grapefruit, lemon, lime, orange, manderin, tangerine amd all other citrus oils you may come across

Whilst drinking alcohol - avoid clary sage

Nut allergies - avoid all nut oils

With all products - Never exceed recommended dose, do not take internally, all oils when applied to skin should be diluted with a carrier oil with the only exceptions being Tea Tree, Lavender and Chamomile (TLC), alternate oils regularly for recurring conditions, if you use the same oil too often your body becomes accustomed to it making it less effective, if using prescription drugs always seek medical advice before using essential oils.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Hello World

Welcome to my new blog on all thing aromatherapy for men. This includes excelent gift ideas for the special woman or man if your life, ideas for parenting and the many other uses for essential oils. You may think this stuff is just for women now and that's why I've started this blog - to educate men everywhere of the benefits of aromatherapy.