Healanah Peace: Aromatherapy for a Restful Sleep

healanah-peace review by iliketotalkblogiliketotalkalot iliketotalkblog reviewAromatherapy has been around for ages and is a safe way to use aromatic plant and essential oils to treat a variety of symptoms, ailments or improving one’s mood. It can be done topically (on the skin), diffused in the air, or inhaled depending on the type of treatment you are looking for. Beverly Hills based, Healanah specializes in making healing sprays that combine the power of aromatherapy and gem stones.

With eight different varieties to choose from, Healanah covers all bases by offering sprays that promote positivity, improve the body’s ability to self heal, relax the senses, stimulate creativity, and increase energy and love. Now that I think of it, I could seriously use a little bit of each of those in my life right now! As a new mama that works from home I need energy to keep going throughout the day, and ways to keep creativity flowing without caffeine, all while keeping my baby happy and relaxed for nap time.

Healanah was nice enough to send me one of their healing sprays and I chose PEACE since it seemed most fitting at the time. PEACE uses a combination of Clary sage and Lavender essentials oils to help clear the mind. We know Lavender is used in lots of baby products because of it’s ability to soothe and relax, but what I never knew was that clary sage is used as a mood booster, and has calming abilities.

Always right around noon is nap time for my little one, and we both lay down on our cal king bed for a story, a snack, and a snooze. Nap time has to remain distraction free, so I use white noise to drown out any outside noise, but I also use my Healanah spray to help relax us I just spritz around the bedroom before we lay down so we pick up the scent from the bedding. I should add that I feel these are completely safe to use with a baby because I am not spraying anything directly on our skin and use the spray as a room and bedding spray instead.

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I happen to find the scent very relaxing and beautiful. We have a light breeze that comes in through our windows and the scent dissipates after a short time. Zoe also sleeps nicely for about 2-3 hours and mama sometimes falls asleep with her. I also enjoy their ENERGY and LOVE sprays that I have sampled in the past. Each spray retails for $25 each and can be purchased online or found in select stores in the Los Angeles area.

If you are someone who enjoys aromatherapy I highly suggest checking out Healanah on their website or social media pages for more information. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

To see my previous review of Healanah you can view it by clicking here.


LATHER Products for The New Mom

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One thing I truly love doing is taking a nice warm shower. It can be so relaxing, and allows you to treat yourself to scrubs, washes and rinses that make your skin feel soft and moisturized.  And it never hurts when the products you use smell amazing on top of it all. Shortly after giving birth to my daughter, I was gifted an assortment of LATHER products to treat myself to during my recovery, and boy, did I enjoy them.

LATHER is well known for starting out as a small hand-crafted soap company and has grown into the brand it is today. Over the years it has developed a wide selection of cruelty free products using pure essential oils, vitamins and antioxidants that treat the mind, body and soul. The range of products include haircare, skincare, bath and body, and aromatherapy candles. I received some body washes, a scrub, some candles and body balm that I have fallen in love with since trying them out.

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It was such a treat to get some products that smelled and felt good to use since I was pretty beat up after having a c-section. I had just stayed in a hospital for 4 days and looked forward to my own shower and bed. And let me tell you, that first shower in my own home was ahhhhhhmmmmaazing. I grabbed my shower poof and LATHER’s Bamboo Creme Body Wash and worked up a good foamy lather to clean off from head to toe.  The best way to describe the scent of this sulfate free wash is “clean” and it left my skin feeling hydrated. I suspect it’s the blend of shea butter and aloe while bamboo is thought to rejuvenate. A nice little combo with days of exhaustion and healing were ahead.

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The best way to keep skin moisturized after a hot shower is to lock in moisture with a good body creme while the skin is still damp. The Sofian Lavender Whipped Body Creme was the perfect solution for this new mama with its quick to absorb formula and silky feel.  Lavender is thought to calm and soothe the senses while the light aroma left on the skin prompted my husband to compliment how nice I smelled. Lavender is used in some baby products and it thought to help them fall asleep. I like to think that when I wear this cream and my baby is resting on my chest it will help lull her to sleep.

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Since having a baby I’ve had no trouble falling asleep! My problem was just the opposite! In the first few weeks I had trouble staying awake for round the clock feedings and could feel myself nodding off at any given moment.  That’s where LATHER’s Revive & Thrive Awakening Balm helped out.  This lovely little balm houses an aromatherapy blend of rosemary, sage, mandarin orange, eucalyptus and spearmint that work synergistically to energize and awaken even the most zombified mama out there.  Overall the scent is very spearminty and I like to apply it right under my nose and along my chin line so I smell it for a while. Hell, I even just sniff it right out of the tin because it smells so good and wakes me up when needed. Out of all three products THIS is the one you should gift to any soon to be mama out there. Trust me.

New moms out there need all the help they can get. Even if it’s in body wash or aromatherapy balm form. We’re tired, were hungry, and sometimes dirty because we have to skip a shower or two when the baby comes first. So pampering treats like these are warmly welcomed by anyone with a new infant.

To find out more about LATHER you can visit their website to find out more about the healthy ingredients used in their products, and their awesome recycling program they have for the packaging they use for the brand.  You can also stay up to date by following them on Instagram or Facebook.


Healanah Healing Spray Aromatherapy for the Soul


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There are certain times in our life when things just feel hectic, overwhelming and tiresome. It just happens; young or old, we all have busy lives and it can take a hold of us and leave you feeling drained. I just got done planning (and enjoying) my wedding which left me absolutely drained by the time I got back home. I needed a boost in any way possible and was more than excited to try a new, upcoming brand Healanah and their aromatherapy healing sprays to set my mind back into happy land.

Healanah created their line to boost mood and energy levels in a safe, tranquil and healthy way- aromatherapy. They also incorporated the healing powers of gemstones to help balance the Chakras of the body for a balanced state of mind. I myself was not familiar with what chakras were but found out that our body has 7 chakras (spiritual power centers of the body)  in which energy passes through and balance each other out so that we are (hopefully) in a state of equilibrium.

There are 7 chakras in the body but there are 8 sprays because Healanah felt it a MUST to include “love” into the set.  Each spray is connected to each chakra of the body (but also includes the love spray).  You can read more here.

I’m a pretty happy person. I do over stress about details but for the most part I feel that I am very in control of what’s going on around me and the more control I have over it, the less stressed I am.  (control freak, maybe? possibly?) A wedding is ALL about details, and boy is there A LOT of them. I chose to do the wedding planning entirely on my own because I knew what I wanted and how I wanted it done. So like I was saying earlier, at the end of it all, I was very pleased with the outcome but by the end of the weekend I was saying to myself that I really didn’t care if something had gone wrong anyways. I was tired.

When I got home my package arrived with three sprays to try. I was sent Love, Happy, and Energy and chose those three for specific reasons.  I chose love because I am now a newlywed and while there is a ton of love in our home, it never hurts to start your day with a spritz of scent that reminds you of it.  I choose happy because I sit at home alone often working on a computer and don;t see actual people each day and that can be a sort of a downer. A little boost of happiness never hurts anyone. And lastly, I chose energy because I knew I would come home exhausted from a wedding, and could use an invigorating scent to pick me up after a tiring workout at my gym.

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Love is the most beautiful scent out of the three I chose and is made with Rose Otto Essential OIl and infused with Rose Quartz. Rose Quartz is the unconditional stone of love and thought to enhance the feel in any situation. I spritz this on my chest and breathe it in for a few minutes until the scent dissipates. I’ve also thought of spraying this on our bedroom pillows right before bed. It says to spray throughout the room, but I honestly love it on myself and had no irritation.

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Happy is an uplifting citrusy scent with a bright yellow label.  Yellow is the color that is thought to make us happy and is thought to be the color of the solar plexus chakra. I love spritzing this on me while I work away at the computer or during particularly stressful moments. The formula is infused with gold and citrine.  Citrine is known to bring wearers positive energy and promote clarity.

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Energy is a warmer scent incorporating cinnamon and ylang ylang together that peaks just seconds after hitting the nose. It is infused with ruby and garnet. The ruby is thought to bring passion, protection and and prosperity and was highly valued by nobility back in the day. I could use a little bit of all of that! I definitely think of this as a more “sensual” scent and like to use it at night time rather than in the morning.

I’ve never relied on aromatherapy to boost spirits before but I love the idea.  These are quick, portable and easy for anyone to use. I can easily throw Happy in my bag and spritz throughout the day when I feel I need the boost.

Healanah is a new company, and you can find more information on them by visiting their website, Facebook, or Instagram.

Each bottle is 1oz. which gives you plenty to work with and retails for $24.99 each. The line should be launching shortly so be sure to follow them on their social media to hear about updates!

Does anyone else use aromatherapy in their lives? Which scents do you work with? Share in the comments below!