One Way to Obtain the Benefits of Aromatherapy | Ainoha

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Aromatherapy is a fascinating alternative medicine that involves the use of volatile plant materials, also known as essential oils, that can be aromatically inhaled by patients of a wide variety of health conditions. It is often used to improve mood, change cognitive states, and can also be utilized as a supplemental medicine. Most natural skin care products are infused with one essential oil of some kind.

Some studies have shown that aromatherapy might have health benefits, including:

  • Relief from anxiety and depression
  • Improved quality of life, particularly for people with chronic health conditions
  • Improved sleep
  • Improve migraines
  • Boost energy levels

Aromatherapy is thought to work by stimulating smell receptors in the nose, which then send messages through the nervous system to the limbic system — the part of the brain that controls emotions. There are multiple applications in which to receive the health benefits of essential oils, from applying to the skin or by vaporization.

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Vaporizing the essential oils forces the molecules to become airborne, where we then can benefit in two ways – we trigger our limbic system through our smell sensation by means of the olfactory bulb, plus we can absorb them when we breathe them into our lungs, where they are also absorbed by the body.

One way to vaporize essential oils is to use an aromatherapeutic vapor device that can be inhaled into the lungs. Ainoha is a convenient and natural way to take a moment of relaxation. Ainoha uses 100% organic pharmaceutical flavorwaters without the use of chemicals, or artificial flavors in each of their oil diffusing stiks. There is no nicotine or tar, just pleasant aromas with each gentle puff. Our favorite diffusor from the line is Refresh, a blend of green mint and eucalyptus that’s refreshing and cooling. If you’re an allergy sufferer, you need this blend to clear stuffy noses on the regular.

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My One Day Detox Diary

I drink wine. I eat pizza. I do yoga regularly, but mostly for the Zen. I am not by any sense of the expression, what anyone would consider a ‘health nut’. But there’s something about a juice cleanse that had me curious. Maybe it’s my obsession with pop-cultural trends, maybe it’s my soul screaming for a detox (i.e. the wine and pizza) but I felt like it was my time to take this journey.

I decided on a one-day-juice-cleanse because honestly, that was the shortest and if I was committing, I WAS COMMITTING. I need to shout out LizzyJays Juices for helping me with my very first juice cleanse and sending me their Novice Cleanse, consisting of six of the most delicious juices I HAVE EVER TASTED. That’s not a plug, it’s 100 % legit. DELICIOUS.

I prepped the night before my cleanse by watching Naked and Afraid, telling myself that if these crazies could live on bacteria water and bugs for 21 days I could do one day of yummy juice. I woke up the morning of the cleanse and had my first juice, Crisp Greens, at 7:00 am and it actually gave me so much energy I didn’t even miss my morning coffee (THAT much). My next two at 9:00 am and 11:00 am were Carrot Twist and Watermelon Cooler and just as bangin’ as the first. By noon I wasn’t even hungry. I could totally do this. Next up at 2:00 pm was Mixed Veggie, and again, totally satisfying and delish. About an hour later, my energy levels were starting to crash and I was HUNGRY. I needed to get my mind off of waiting for my next juice. So I did some obsessive house-cleaning and before I knew it, it was 4:00 pm and time for Spicy Lemonade (again, yum). By 7:00 pm, I felt pretty amazing. Calm, clear, focused and alert. And definitely not hungry. I stretched my last juice to 7:30 and this one was by far my fave. An almost smoothie-like quality, Smooth Cashew gave me the protein I needed to end my day satisfied. A few hours later, I gave myself a mental pat on the back and drifted off into a very deep sleep. The next morning, I woke up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated and felt so good that I continued to eat lots of fruits and veggies. Even in the days following, the thought of heavy carbs and dairy made me queasy. Since finishing last week, I still feel cleaner and cannot wait for my next cleanse. This time I’m even stepping up my game and going for the three-day.


The Fountain of Youth, in a Two Tsp Serving

Fountain Beauty Hyaluronic Supplement

(Fountain The Super Hyaluronic Molecule, $33 | The Beauty Molecule Extra Strength, $68)

Say hello to the newest launch from Fountain: The Super Hyaluronic Molecule with an extreme 10% concentration of a unique molecular weight of ultra-pure Hyaluronic Acid derived from Snow Mushrooms. This mushroom was ingested originally by Concubine of the Tang Dynasty Emperor of China to reduce visible skin aging. Due to the unique molecular weight of this pure HA, Fountain is now able to concentrate 1,000 mg of pure HA in each 2 teaspoon serving.


New in Health & Wellness: Herbalore NYC

Herbalore Catalyst Gold ; Photo by Alyssa

Herbalore NYC offers a prestige line of all-natural superfood supplements designed for those seeking nourishment and detoxification without the unrealistic demands of harsh cleanses or stringent dietary restrictions. Each multi-purpose elixir offers digestive assistance – as well as anti-aging and immune-boosting effects – in a no-fuss capsule formulation that’s oh-so-easy to incorporate into your daily routine.

Catalyst Gold – developed to strengthen at the cellular level – boosts the body’s natural ability to cut unhealthy cravings, increase metabolic activity and boost overall energy. Each capsule is natural, vegan, chemical- and gluten-free.

  • Key ingredients: biotin, vitamin B7, calcium carbonate, magnesium citrate, selenium, spirulina, chlorella, acai berry, dandelion, Siberian ginseng, mangosteen, grape seed extract, tumeric, flax seeds

While Le Petit Mondea doesn’t cover health topics but has mentioned in the past such as beauty from the inside out  Moon Juice’s ‘Beauty Dust’, we thought our viewers would be excited to try Catalyst Gold by Herbalore NYC.

These pills are a therapeutic blend of supergreens, herbs, superfruits, and essential minerals that provides support in boosting the body’s natural ability to cut unhealthy cravings, increase energy levels and enhance all levels of beautifying functions.

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(Catalyst Gold $90 )
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Moon Juice Beauty Dust

Moon Juice was created by Amanda Chantal Bacon: World-traveling chef, mama, sustainable lifestyle leader, and passionate food educator. Moon Juice is the resource for plant-sourced alchemy to nourish and elevate body, beauty and consciousness. They celebrate the unadulterated, exquisite flavors and healing force of raw vegetables, fruits, petals, herbs, roots, nuts and seaweeds as daily nourishment, beauty tools and high-powered natural remedies. 

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