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Tea Tree Oil in the Garden

Author: Dr. Larita
April 24, 2017

There are a number of essential oils that combat bacteria and viruses but not many oils are also effective anti-fungals. Tea tree oil helps to control fungal infections by reducing the rate at which the fungus reproduces. It is often used as an alternative medical remedy to treat fungal infections like athlete’s foot.

With plants being living organisms, it makes sense that tea tree oil can treat their fungal infections too. By just diluting 4 or 5 drops in a spray bottle of water you can treat plant fungus and mold. This treatment will also rid the plant of a variety of insects which makes tea tree oil an excellent ally for your garden.


Your child’s constipation can be caused by anything from a change in food habits to stress, and even by the way he or she is toilet trained. The child’s feces may be dry and in the shape of little balls. You can relieve this problem with a combination of essential oil massage and plenty of fruit juice and water. You can also dilute any of the following essential oils alone or in combinations of two oils in 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil:

ESSENTIAL OILS TO TREAT CONSTIPATION

BABY’S CONSTIPATION MASSAGE OIL FORMULA

Here is a synergistic blend of essential oils to treat your child’s constipation. Dilute in 2 tablespoons of  sweet almond oil 4 drops of geranium, 6 drops of patchouli and 15 drops of mandarin. Give the child a large glass of natural fruit juice and water at bedtime and then gently massage his whole abdomen in the same direction the intestines go, clockwise.


Children bring home all kinds of germs from school and they generously pass them on to the rest of the family. If you are the mother o fa school age child, you already know this very well. Besides using basic steps such as balanced diet, exercise, sleep and good hygiene, there’s not a lot we can do to stop children from catching bugs but there is something we can do to protect ourselves or at least limit the effects if we do catch a bug.

Many people get antibiotics from a doctor when they come down with a cold. I have an alternative idea for you to get and stay well without using those drugs which often have lingering side effects. When you start to get that feeling of a stuffy nose, scratchy throat and the other symptoms of a cold, try this aromatherapy blend and knock those symptoms right out of the ball park. This may not be a cure for the common cold but it will clear the airways and since essential oils have antiviral qualities, they definitely won’t hurt.

Add the following oils to a large bowl of steaming water. Lean over, covering your head with a towel and spend a few minutes breathing in the vapors. This can be repeated once a day as necessary.


An Oil Burner to Make My House Smell Great

Author: Natural-Beauty
March 15, 2017

2 oilKeeping my house smelling great is really easy. I have all sorts of oils at my house, because I like using essential oils and others. Some are therapeutic, some smell nice, and some are a bit of both. Nonetheless, if I want to release them into the air, I use a burner. And after just a little bit, my home feels fresher and smells great.

There are times when I like my house smelling more herb-y, and there are times when I prefer something fruitier. But no matter what mood I’m in, I have an oil I can use. My oil burner is always up to the challenge of making my house smell absolutely wonderful. So when I choose an oil to burn, the scent wafts throughout the whole house and is absolutely divine.

When I use my oil burner, it’s a really positive thing. Because the thing is, I have pet cats. So when I don’t use the burner, the litterbox tends to smell, and no one wants to smell that. I make an effort to use my oil burner often, just so I can drown out other unwanted scents in the house. And I have to say, it works great.


Fennel essential oil is extracted from fennel seeds to produce a miracle oil with a sweet earthy scent. Using fennel oil can help to minimize appetite, improve digestion, mitigate weight gain and boost restful sleep. This essential oil has been found to boost the production of melatonin, a hormone that plays a role in regulating our awake and sleep patterns.

Studies have also found that melatonin can aid in slow weight gain by enabling the creation of beige fat as opposed to white fat. Beige fat burns off to become energy while white fat is stored in the body for later use as energy. As early as the Middle Ages, funnel seeds were used as appetite suppressants. A scientific study on the effects of fennel oil found that after inhaling fennel oil two times for 10 minutes for a period of eight weeks, the subjects consumed fewer calories and digested food significantly faster.

Studies on the effectiveness of essential oils are progressing slowly. However, there is growing interest in aromatherapy and other therapeutic benefits of essential oils. Many people are using essential oils and reporting positive results for weight loss as well as for many other practical uses.

Some of these miracle essential oils include celery seeds, cypress, tangerine, ginger, spearmint, sandalwood, cloves, orange, rosemary, patchouli , mandarin, lemon grass, hyssop, tangerine, eucalyptus, laurel, jasmine and geranium.​


Fat Blaster Massage Oils

Author: Dr. Larita
February 21, 2017

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The olfactory glands interact with the brain and can identify over one trillion smells. When the nose inhales the aroma from essential oils, the olfactory glands interact with the hippocampus and amygdala, the parts of the brain responsible for emotions. It also sends neuropathic messages to the parts of the brain concerned with physiological processes such as regulation of stress and blood pressure, heart rate, motivation, learning and focus.

Losing weight and keeping it off is often a struggle because of the psychological and physical barriers we battle in our bodies and minds. Using essential oils together with your regular exercise and nutritional plan can help to ease the effects of slow metabolism, poor digestion, low energy, unhealthy cravings, low motivation and diet fatigue. Eliminating these symptoms or barriers could be just what you need to reach your weight loss goals. There are the some great essential oils for weight loss. This week we will be discussing some of those oils more in depth but first, I’m going to give you some essential oil recipes for weight loss to get you started.

You can make fat blaster massage oils by adding 30 drops of essential oil to 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil plus 10 drops of carrot oil. The almond oil and carrot oil should be blended before you add the essential oils. For today, I have the general fat blaster massage oils for weight loss.

GENERAL FAT BLASTER MASSAGE OILS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Formula 1

  • 8 drops grapefruit
  • 2 drops oregano
  • 10 drops rosemary
  • 10 drops cypress

Formula 2

  • 5 drops petitgrain
  • 10 drops lime
  • 5 drops juniper
  • 10 drops basil


Best Essential Oils for You

Author: Dr. Larita
February 6, 2017

I recently had the doctor remove some moles from my neck and the whole procedure went well. He even gave me the moles in a little jar of formaldehyde. I know that sounds gross but my granddaughter used to play with them when they were on my neck so I wanted to show her where they went.

Dr. Ed burned the moles off with a little tool that he said is a disposable laser of some sort and I’ve had no problem in any of the 18 spots where he burned off moles, except for one. For some reason this spot has been irritated all along and it wasn’t even the biggest mole. I kept unconsciously rubbing it and I must have made it worse. Well, the point of this blog is to let you know that this eveninng, I put one drop of lavender and one drop of tea tree oil on a cotton swab and dabbed it on the spot. Voila, after one application, it is no longer itching or irritated.

If you don’t have any other essential oils, please get either one or both of these two. Lavender is a natural antibiotic, antiseptic, antidepressant, sedative and detoxifier. It is excellent in the treatment of burns and minor skin irritations. Tea tree is antiviral, antibacterial and antifungul so it can be used to treat all kinds of infections and a wide range of other conditions such as ringworm, sunburn, acne, athlete’s foot and toothache.


Olfactory Therapy

Author: Natural-Beauty
January 30, 2017

For time immemorial, cultures around the globe have been experimenting with various herbs and fragrances to determine their therapeutic qualities. Aromatherapy has been proven to elevate the mood, relax the senses, and even relieve various ailments such as headache and colds. For these reasons, it has been used by many spas worldwide. More and more people are enjoying the effects of aromatherapy.

With the use of essential oil diffusers, a spa can be kept fragrant for hours. All it takes is a few drops of essential oil in water and the place will smell relaxing and soothing. Diffusers may come in different designs and styles. And while these tools are a mainstay in spas, they are popping up with increasing frequency in domestic settings.


Pine Needle Essential Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
January 27, 2017

pine needlesThe scent of pine is a favorite of almost everyone;. It brings memories of cold winter days and of holidays as a child. Pine has been used therapeutically for centuries by ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Arabians. It was used in religious ceremonies as well as  to treat conditions like bronchitis, tuberculosis and pneumonia. Native Americans used pine needles to make a brew to prevent scurvy. Scandinavians used pine branches in saunas and many cultures use pine needles to stuff mattresses in order to repel lice, fleas and other vermin.

Essential Oil Applications

  • For asthma, bronchitis, coughs (even smokers cough,) or sore throat, use 2-3 drops in a steam inhalation. You can also use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or 8-10 drops in bath water
  • For athletes foot, cuts eczema, psoriasis, sores or other skin irritations, use 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of sweet almond oil and massage on the area.
  • For cellulite, use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and massage on the affected area often. You can also use 8-10 drops in bath water
  • For colds, flu sinus congestion and or sore throats, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or steam inhalation. You can also use 8-10 drops in bath water.
  • For digestive problems, use 2-3 drops in a stema inhalation. You can also mix 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of liquid shea oil and rub on chest and lower back.
  • For sleepiness or nervous exhaustion, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser.
  • For hangovers, use 2-3 drops in a hot or cold compress. you can alos use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or 8-10 drops in bath water.

If you like blends, pine mixes well with cedarwood, citronella, clary sage, eucalyptus, frankincense, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, myrrh, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree and thyme.


Lemon Essential Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
January 26, 2017

lemonsHow would you like to activate your metabolism, balance your PH levels and reverse inflammation? Just use lemon essential oil for the healthier living you want.  When taken internally, lemon essential oil contains  a powerful antioxidant called d-limonene and is believed to boost the body’s natural defenses. Lemon oil’s zesty, fresh scent is uplifting to both body and mind.

Topical Uses

  • place a drop on oily skin or blemishes to help balance oil glands and minimize oil production
  • massage lemon oil into cellulite to help improve circulation and eliminate waste from cells
  • soothe or prevent corns, calluses or bunions by rubbing some on the affected area daily

Internal Uses

  • add a few drops of lemon essential oil to water for a great antioxidant boost
  • substitute lemon oil for lemon juice or lemon seasonings to flavor seafood, vegetables, beverages and desserts

Cleaning

  • use one to two drops of lemon essential oil to remove crayon, gum, oil, grease spots, glue or adhesive from most surfaces
  • put four to six drops in a plant spray bottle with 1 cup of water and spray the room for a light lemon scent and to cleanse the air


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