Robin Block is the co-founder of Wyndmere Naturals, a premiere aromatherapy company in the United States. She is a native of Minnesota, with German and Norwegian parents and six siblings. Block has incorporated values of honesty, hard work and compassion into her career as an aromatherapist. She is my personal essential oil and aromatherapy guru. I immediately feel balanced in her presence, and I'm always impressed that she has absolutely no dark circles under her eyes, which she attributes to her use of rose otto essential oil. There is an art to making scents, which Block has mastered. Her synergistic essential oil blends like Road Rage Relief, Mentally Sharp and Romantic Nights help bring emotional balance to many of life's challenges. My favorite of her synergistic blends is called Joyful Spirit, which is a blend of orange, maychang and ylang ylang, that uplifts, inspires creativity and promotes confidence.
Q: What is your first memory of a beauty ritual or routine?
A: My first beauty ritual was that of bathing. We used to use little bath balls, and we put them in the tub when we took a bath.
Q: What natural remedies were you introduced to early on?
A: My mom told us to use rain water to rinse our hair, because it makes hair soft. Everything we used was pretty natural, and we didn't have access to much cosmetic makeup and nail polish. I remember eyeshadow being popular, but to this day I have never worn foundation on my skin.
Q: What impact did your Minnesota home have on the way you view natural beauty?
A: Everything was very simple and pure where we lived.
Wyndmere Anger Management Essential Blend Help dispel frustrations, promote calmness and tolerance. Ingredients: Pure essential oils of Citrus sinensis (Orange), Lavandula vera (Lavender), Mentha piperita (Peppermint), Citrus aurantium (Petitgrain), Anthemis nobilis (Chamomile Roman), Vetiveria zizanoides (Vetiver) www.wyndmerenaturals.com
Wyndmere Bacteria Fighter Essential Blend: Helps disinfect surfaces such as kitchen and bathroom counters. Ingredients: Pure essential oils of Citrus limon (Lemon), Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon), Lavandula vera (Lavender), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary), Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree), Eugenia caryophyllata (Clove Bud), Canarium commune (Elemi), Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) www.wyndmerenaturals.com
Wyndmere Citrus Delight Essential Blend: A potpourri of oils that will help with a cheerful disposition. Ingredients: Pure essential oils of Citrus sinensis (Orange), Citrus limon (Lemon), Citrus aurantifolia (Lime), Citrus bergamia (Bergamot), Piper nigrum (Black Pepper), Elettaria cardamomum (Cardamom), Eugenia caryophyllata (Clove Bud), Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit), Juniperus communis (Juniper Berry), Citrus reticulata (Mandarin), Litsea cubeba (Maychang), Citrus reticulata (Tangerine) www.wyndmerenaturals.com
Wyndmere Comforting Cheer Essential Blend: A positive and stimulating combination intended to lift spirits and chase away sadness and lethargy. Ingredients: Pure essential oils of Eugenia caryophyllata (Clove Bud), Citrus reticulata (Mandarin), Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon), Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit), Pinus sylvestris (Pine), Zingiber officinale (Ginger) www.wyndmerenaturals.com
Wyndmere Mentally Sharp Essential Blend: A stimulating and mentally energizing blend crafted to help improve concentration, reduce mental fatigue and enhance awareness. Ingredients: Pure essential oils of Ocimum basilicum (Basil), Citrus limon (Lemon), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary), Mentha piperita (Peppermint), Eugenia caryophyllata (Clove Bud), Elettaria cardamomum (Cardamom), Cedrus atlantica (Cedarwood) www.wyndmerenaturals.com
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