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Lose Weight with Patchouli

Author: Dr. Larita
December 11, 2017

I have a reader question that I would like to discuss today. Jenny asked if I would help her with more information on how to lose weight with patchouli essential oil. First, Jenny, there is no wonder drug or essential oil that will help you to eat less. It is really about self control and your own mindset that you want to change your body through diet and exercise. Visualize a piece of meat and imagine cutting and separating the fat from the lean part. If your diet consists of fruits, vegetables, fish and meat, your body tissue will look like the lean cut of meat. On the other hand, if you eat cakes and sweets, potatoes smothered in butter and fatty meats, you body tissue will be like the fatty part.

There are many essential oils that help fight fat but Jenny asked abut patchouli which can help dieters in several ways. First, it has the ability to diminish your appetite. Regularly put 2-3 drops of patchouli into a diffuser and let it diffuse through the air to reduce your appetite. This is a good way to balance the diet and exercise program you are on. You can also put 8-10 drops of patchouli into your bath water. This will not only help you to reduce your appetite, it may also ease water retention and bloating. Massaging your body with 1 ounce of a good carrier oil containing 2-3 drops of patchouli will also ease water retention and help you tone your body as your diet and exercise program help you lose weight. Jenny, I hope this is helpful to you and to any others interested in losing weight.


Organic Essential Oils Keep Me Feeling Great

Author: Natural-Beauty
December 8, 2017

I have found that essential oils are great for my health and well-being on the inside and on the outside. There are so many great essential oils out there and I love to experiment with them and to find the best ones for my needs. I can get some great aromatherapy in anytime with the essential oils that I love to use.

My essential oils are nice for giving me some amazing healing anytime. They work well for lifting my mood and helping me feel better when I am sick and for helping me to feel great all day long. I love to use them to help me heal when I need it and to help me to stay on top of each busy day. I can find an essential oil for pretty much anything.

Organic essential oils are a great natural remedy that works really well for me. The oils make it easy for me to have my best health. I like to use them as a great alternative to having to take pills or anything else. I use essential oils on a daily basis and I can always find one that works well for me. It is always nice to be able to find some new oils to use online.


Smelly Feet and Tea Tree Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
December 6, 2017

My cousin was complaining about her son’s smelly shoes and stinky feet. She said he takes a shower every day but it doesn’t help so I told her about the wonders of tea tree oil. To rid your shoes of those awful smells you can put 20 drops of tea tree oil in a plant spray bottle with one cup of water. Shake well before you spray inside your shoes. Use the same spray on your feet when you get out of the shower. Let your shoes dry before you wear them and of course, dry your feet after the shower but you don’t need to spray so much on your feet that they get wet enough to dry them again.

If you don’t want to use the spray, there is another way to use essential oils to sweeten the smell of your shoes. Put 2 teaspoons  of bicarbonate of soda into a small container, an egg cup from your last dozen eggs will work great. Add two drops of lemon, lavender, rosemary or tea tree essential oil and mix it as well as you can, then sprinkle it into then shoes and leave it overnight. Tap the powder out in the morning and your shoes will smell as fresh as new.


massage Oregano is commonly known as a spice  used in the kitchen but it is not just for pizza, it has many therapeutic uses too. As a matter of fact, it was probably used for its healing properties before its palatable properties were discovered. The ancient Egyptians valued oregano for its power to disinfect wounds and speed up the healing process. Throughout the ages, oregano has been used to sooth coughs, calm stomach and digestive disorders, relieve sleeplessness and relax tension.

Essential Oil Applications for Oregano

  • Use 2-3 drops in 2 teaspoons carrier oil and rub on chest and throat for allergies, asthma, bronchitis, and congestion or use 2-3 drops in a steam inhalation.
  • Use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and massage on affected areas for arthritis, backache, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscular pain and rheumatism.
  • Use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or add 8-10 drops to your night time bathwater for chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia and nervous tension.
  • Use 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage on affected areas for cellulite regularly.
  • Use 2-3 drops  in 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage on temples and neck for headaches and migraines. You can also use this mixture in a hot or cold compress.
  • Use 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil and rub on chest and abdomen for indigestion.
  • Use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and massage on lower abdomen and lower back to encourage menstruation or alleviate premenstrual syndrome. You can also use this blend as a hot compress or use 8-10 drops in your bathwater to ease these symptoms.
  • Use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and massage into your body to boost lymphatic circulation.
  • Use 2-3 drops in a cold compress for sprains and swelling.
  • Use 2-3 drops in a diffuser to boost immunity after sickness.

Oregano mixes well with basil, cedar, bergamot, citronella, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, orange, rosemary, tea tree, thyme and wintergreen.


Do you crave sugar? Most of us do. Science has found that sugar addiction is just as serious as heroin and cocaine addiction. Some may not agree with that but sugar has been proven to cause some serious negative impacts such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome. You can kick the sugar habit by using natural peppermint essential oil.

Giving up sugar can take you through changes all the way from weakness to cravings or indigestion but as your body adjusts to a life without refined sugar, using peppermint essential oil can make you feel stronger and overall healthier. It has an effect on blood pressure, heart rate both of which can change when giving up refined sugar. Peppermint oil has also been found to treat indigestion and stomach pain in people with irritable bowel syndrome. Stomach issues often arise when getting off refined sugar, as your body goes through a detoxing period.

There are many sugar substitutes that you can use that don’t involve the use of nasty chemicals (like many synthetic sweeteners do). Instead reach for fresh, ripe fruit to help satisfy your innate and very crucial need for glucose, a sugary compound our brains depend on to properly function.

Reducing your dependency on refined sugary junk food can result in a smaller waistline. The benefits of eliminating or cutting down refined sugar intake are endless – and peppermint oil can help!

How To Use Peppermint Oil

1. Apply drops of peppermint oil to your temples and to the insides of your wrists.
2. Repeat the above every morning and evening.
3. Inhale the peppermint oil directly by using a diffuser or by putting 2-3 drops on a cotton ball or tissue and inhaling throughout the day.

 


Rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammation of the joints, can occur at any age. It affects connective tissues and may be brought on when the autoimmune system turns on itself and then attacks healthy cells. When this happens, joints can become useless and muscle starts wasting away. Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include acute or chronic pain, headaches, and tender swollen lymph nodes.

Nutrition is important in the treatment of arthritis. Limit or cut out completely dairy and wheat products, red meat, salt, sugar, acidic fruits, and soft drinks. Eat vegetarian foods, white fish and poultry, plus lots of salads with raw vegetables and any form of cooked or uncooked cabbage. Drink lots of water and add carrot juice to your diet. Increase your vitami,mn and mineral supplements; especially take calcium, zinc, and vitamins C, B, and D.

Use any of these essential oils in your bath and massage oil: eucalyptus, peppermint, chamomile, geranium, rosemary, lemon, thyme, and lavender. Before beginning your essential oil bath or massage therapy, you must draw the toxins out of your body with a clay poultice. Make the clay poultice from green clay which you can get from any health food store. Make a stiff paste by adding water to 1 tablespoon to dry clay. Then add 2 drops eucalyptus, 1 drop peppermint, 3 drops chamomile, and 1 drop lavender essential oils to the clay paste and mix well. Smear the paste over the sore joints and painful areas and cover with muslin (which you can buy by the yard) and rest for at least 15 minutes; longer if possible. Follow this course of action twice a day.


Arthritis is a chronic inflammation of the joints and if you have any form of this disease, you will want to read this blog. Today I’m going to discuss aromatherapy and essential oils for rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis can occur at any age. It affects connective tissues and is probably brought on when the autoimmune system turns on itself and then attacks healthy cells. When this happens, joints can become useless and muscle starts wasting away. Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include acute or chronic pain, headaches, and tender swollen lymph nodes.

Nutrition is important in the treatment of arthritis. Limit or cut out completely dairy and wheat products, red meat, salt, sugar, acidic fruits, and soft drinks. Eat vegetarian foods, white fish and poultry, plus lots of salads with raw vegetables and any form of cooked or uncooked cabbage. Drink lots of water and add carrot juice to your diet. Increase your vitamin and mineral supplements; especially take calcium, zinc, and vitamins C, B, and D.

Use any of these essential oils in your bath and massage oil: eucalyptus, peppermint, chamomile, geranium, rosemary, lemon, thyme, and lavender. Before beginning your essential oil bath or massage therapy, you must draw the toxins out of your body with a clay poultice. Make the clay poultice from green clay which you can get from any health food store. Make a stiff paste by adding water to 1 tablespoon to dry clay. Then add 2 drops eucalyptus, 1 drop peppermint, 3 drops chamomile, and 1 drop lavender essential oils to the clay paste and mix well. Smear the paste over the sore joints and painful areas and cover with muslin (which you can buy by the yard) and rest for at least 15 minutes; longer if possible. Follow this course of action twice a day.


Arthritis Treatment

Author: Dr. Larita
November 27, 2017

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The Australian Center for Complimentary Medicine and Research studied the effects of shea butter on arthritis and found that it really does work. I could have told them that. I’ve been using shea butter on my knees  for over 10 years and it has helped me tremendously. I recently started going to Zumba classes and it is really hard on my knees. When it’s over, I go straight home, take a shower and then massage my knees with shea butter cream. It definitely helps ease the stiffness.

The way to use shea butter to ease joint pain is to put a dab of this amazing cream on the effected joints and rub it in clockwise circles. The friction heats up the butter and it soaks into your skin. It seems to lubricate and actually put  some “juice” back in the joints. To make it work even better, add 1 drop of peppermint essential oil to the shea butter. The peppermint oil is anti-inflammatory and is often used to treat arthritis and rheumatism. This is how I treat my arthritis naturally. My knees still tell me when it’s going to rain but I would much rather use natural medicines than prescriptions that often  have many side effects that you don’t know about until it’s too late.


AROMATHERAPY BLACK FRIDAY SALE

Author: Dr. Larita
November 24, 2017

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I know many of you are cruising the malls for all those sales on the mall. For those of you who like to stay away from malls as much as possible; you can get your Black Friday deals right here. We have essential oils and aromatherapy supplies. Fragrance oils, diffusers and massage oils make great gifts for family and friends too. Go to our sites and browse with your fingers. I hope you have this Friday after Thanksgiving off but I’m on my way to work!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Author: Dr. Larita
November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

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 Here at Essential Oils of Topeka and Natural Body Guru, we hope you keep gratitude in your heart this Thanksgiving season. We also hope you enjoy the articles and posts that we share throughout the year to keep you enlightened and informed.

 

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Lavender Essential Oillavender-pic

Lavender essential oil is the most basic oil to have in your home because of its various health benefits. It is a natural antibiotic, antiseptic, antidepressant, sedative, and detoxifier. Lavender oil promotes healing, prevents scarring, stimulates the immune system, and factors in the healing process by stimulating the cells of an injury to rejuvenate more quickly.

 

Peppermint Essential Oil peppermint-plant

Peppermint has been used by many cultures (Egyptians, Chinese, and American Indians) for thousands of years because of its healthful properties. It is a superb digestive, it helps the respiratory system and promotes circulation, it is an anti-inflammatory and it is an antiseptic.


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