Stretching Beyond the Mat: Essential Oils

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September is National Yoga Month and we are stretching beyond the mat to provide you with tips and tricks involving yoga and your health. This week we are bringing some ideas for aroma therapies, using essential oils, to add to your next yoga practice.

FOR GROUNDING: Ginger, Patchoili, Cedarwood

Fact about Ginger: Applying two to three drops in a diffuser, or placing the ginger essential oil on a cotton ball and inhaling can help to reenergize and revitalize your mind, body, and soul.  Also, ginger helps with respiratory problems, pain, and digestion issues.

FOR STRENGTHENING & CENTERING: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Myrrh, Frankincense

Fact about Sandalwood: Sandalwood is produced by steaming distilled wood chippings of a mature tree. The wood chippings must come from the roots or heartwood of the tree – it takes 30 years for sandalwood to mature.

FOR CALMING: Lavender, Geranium, Chamomile, Vet28011034394_de57419687_z (1)iver

Fact about Vetiver: Vetiver can calm the feeling of restlessness both in sleep and life. The feeling of apathy can be quickly rectified by diffusing this oil.


Fact about Lemon: Say bye bye to mental fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness or anxiety by using lemon oil. Refresh your mind, create a positive mindset, and remove negative tension by implementing lemon oil during your yoga routine.

TO PURIFY & CLEANSE: Arborvitae, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemongrass, Wild Orange

Fact about Arborvitae: Promote healthy cell function by using arborvitae to purify and guard against environmental threats. Like all other tree oils, arborvitae is used to make an individual feel strong and stable.

TO SOOTHE SORE MUSCLES: Basil, Coriander, Cypress, Lavender, Rosemary, Wintergreen

Fact about Wintergreen: Wintergreen oil is made by steaming and distilling the leaves of the wintergreen plant. It will help your muscles to recover from strenuous activity on and off the mat.

At the Jacqueline House of Wilmington we have diffusers both in the main entrance and in each bedroom. Most noteworthy, incorporating these oils into our business helps us to promote a calm and welcoming environment for our guests.


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The Jacqueline House is a family owned and operated bed and breakfast where guests can relax on a private weekend getaway, celebrate an intimate family event in our event space, or participate in team building activities as a business retreat location. Inquiries can be answered via email at or by phone at (724) 901-7059.

About the Author:

My name is Savanna Adams and I am an alumna of Westminster College, a marketing assistant at Eric Ryan Corporations, an avid reader, and a zealous writer.

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