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EH Review: Aroma Biology

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Sometimes feeling better is as simple as taking a breath. Particularly when you're breathing in these relaxing essential oils by Aroma Biology. A few weeks ago I came across the Me Fragrance shop on Etsy and was instantly excited by their wide array of aroma therapy pain relief products. 

Recently I've been suffering with a lot of migraines and radiating neck pain. The pain starts out dull and then shoots up through the right side of my neck, eventually reaching the top of my head. The throbbing doesn't stop, and over the counter pain relievers are doing little to ease it.

Receiving these Aroma Biology roll-ons from Me Fragrance couldn't have come at a better time. I was seriously at my wits end with the throbbing pain, and these oils really came in handy. 


At the first sign of a headache I rolled on Tension Suspension, and then I put it to my nose and inhaled deeply. The smell of it is heavenly. I immediately recognized the scent of lavender — always my favorite, mixed with peppermint. Peppermint is widely known to relieve headaches and reduce fever, and it really works like magic. Roll it on In circular motions, and inhale deeply after each application. The lavender helps to relax and relieve tension, and the helichrysum allows blood to flow more easily. The combination of these 3 oils is the perfect defense against an agonizing headache. 

If you're anything like me, you have pain all over the place. And if you're really like me, you have quite the collection of creams, lotions and potions to pull you through it. Here's an opportunity to replace some of those useless crummy old bottles and upgrade to something that really works — Soak n Toke. Soak n Toke is made of a line up of incredible natural essential oils: helichrysum to reduce inflammation and muscle pain, lemongrass that regenerates connective tissue, juniper berry that relieves muscle and arthritis pain, chamomile that helps treat inflamed joints and sprains, and pink pepper for improving circulation. As you can tell by many of my previous posts, I LOVE my essential oil based products... and I love them because they work. Just like Tension Suspension, apply this roll-on in circular motions wherever you're hurting and remember to breathe deep. This stuff has some serious healing properties, and the most wonderful smell. I let my friend test it out, and she immediately asked if she could eat it. The answer is no, do not eat it. You may want to, but you must resist.

All of Me Fragrance's products are paraben free, aluminum free, cruelty free/vegan, dye free and chemical free. They're only made from the good stuff. They have an amazing selection of Aroma Biology products, helping with PMS, anxiety, appetite, tummy pain, hangovers and more.

Me Fragrance is giving a special 15% off your purchase to all Everything Hurts readers! Just enter FRAGRANCE15 at checkout.

So go on and check them out:
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EH Reviews: Treat Your Mind + Body

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1st rule of Chronic Pain Club: take care of yourself. Soothing your pain is both a physical and mental process. It's so very important to include self care and relaxation into your daily routine, which is easy to remember to do when you've got help from these products by Miss Violet Lace.

Miss Violet Lace PINK SEA Detoxifying Bathing Salts

Miss Violet Lace PINK SEA Detoxifying Bathing Salts

Miss Violet Lace hand-makes an amazing assortment of natural beauty products. The ladies behind the brand are both Fibromyalgia fighters, and know just how important relaxation is in managing pain. Many of their products are designed to offer an olfactory sensory experience, helping to quiet the mind.

MVL shared three of their lovely botanical blended items with EH, hand picked to best serve someone suffering with chronic pain. And when the packaged arrived at my doorstep, I could smell it's wonderful aroma in the air before I even bent down to pick it up. Seriously, no lie.

Miss Violet Lace DREAMER Mist and CALM Mood Tincture

Miss Violet Lace DREAMER Mist and CALM Mood Tincture

Each Miss Violet Lace item I received smells and feels incredible, and has beautiful, thoughtfully designed packaging to boot.

PINK SEA Bathing Salts – Now, I have like, 10 different kinds of bath salts in my closet... but these are something else. A little bit goes a long way during your hot soak. The detoxifying properties help draw out excess oils, leaving your skin feeling clean and smooth. The bathing salts have over twenty essential minerals that treat, detoxify and cleanse the body. That's a whole lot packed into a little salt. And not this isn't just any salt, this salt comes from the Dead Sea, widely known for it's healing properties.
CALM Mood Tincture & Perfume – The other night I was uncomfortably the fourth person in the backseat of my car that barely fits three. As my friends and I got cozier than we usually care to, everyone started to comment on how good I smelled. Damn right I smelled good. Before I left the house I dabbed on this tincture, which is now my new favorite perfume. Even after seeing a movie, eating dinner and going for drinks, the smell of Calm still stuck around, helping me to feel at ease throughout a pretty busy night out. What I really love to do is dab it on my neck right before getting into bed... the smell is so soothing when trying to fall asleep, it really eases your mind and helps you forget about what's currently hurting.
DREAMER Mist – Another new pre-bed ritual for me has become spraying this Dreamer Mist on my pillow, face and chest. The combination of organic vanilla cream, jasmine, and rose extracts with rosewood and patchouli essential oils act as a natural antidepressant, and encourage sleep. The change in weather and old NY heaters tends to dry out my skin, and this mist also helps to refresh and nourish.

On their own, these products are powerful, but when combining all three before heading to bed – let me tell you... I have never felt more relaxed when hitting the hay. Be sure to browse through all of the wonderful items Miss Violet Lace offers on their Etsy shop, there are so many more that I would love to try. Go on and support some fellow spoonies and get some for yourself, I promise, you'll be hooked.

Coupon Code: Enter EH10PERC for 10% off your entire order (exp. 1.31.16)
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