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Aromatherapy Essential Oils Are Great In The Office

Author: Natural-Beauty
December 23, 2017

Coming into the perfect working atmosphere is really nice when I have some great essential oils that I am using at work. I have a nice diffuser in the office and it is great for filling my space with a light and fresh scent that invigorates me and energizes me. It is nice to have the essential oils to help me to stay productive and focused.

It is easy for me to stay focused and to truly enjoy working with my essential oils. I love having the oils to help me to have the best kind of vibe to work in. I have been looking forward to coming in to work a lot more now that I have been using some nice essential oils. The oils have been ideal for me and I can always try out a new one.

There are a lot of aromatherapy essential oils out there and I can always find one that helps me to be in the perfect mood. It is nice to come into a fresh office that is filled with some lovely scents in the mornings. I no longer feel like I am falling asleep in the mornings now that I have been using the essential oils.


Essential Oils for Newborns

Author: Dr. Larita
December 18, 2017

If you are pregnant and want to use pure and natural essential oils to keep your baby in good health and treat him or her when necessary for illness, you should start looking now for appropriate small containers to keep the baby’s various creams and lotions in. Your essential oils will come in small brown glass bottles but you will also need tiny pots or pillboxes that have been washed and sterilized. When the baby’s here and you need an essential oil remedy, you don’t want to have to run around looking for a container for the very small quantities you will use.

The essential oils to use for newborn babies are dill, chamomile, or lavender and only in one of two different methods. The first method is to place a bowl of steaming water on the floor in baby’s room, away from the baby’s head. Add 1 drop of essential oil to the steaming water so that it fills the room as it rises with the steam. Do not use more than one drop of essential oil added to a pint of water.

The other way to use essential oils in the baby’s room is to add it to a glazed surface diffuser. Do not use the natural-looking porous clay type of diffuser with babies and children because you need to be able to clean the diffuser thoroughly and that is not possible with clay diffusers. Even one single drop of essential oil added neat to a diffuser is too much for babies. You must add 1 drop of oil to 2 teaspoons of water, mix well and then add a little of this mixture to the diffuser bowl.

Use dill essential oil if your baby is ill with any kind of digestive problem,  such as colic, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, or regurgitation. If the baby has trouble sleeping, use chamomile in the diffuser. Use lavender essential oil to clean up the air in baby’s room and make it smell pleasant. Lavender is also exceptional for its antibiotic, antiseptic, disinfectant and antiviral properties. Even though you only use 1 drop diluted in water in the baby’s diffuser, the fragrance will be lovely and much better for the baby than chemical air fresheners that you can buy for the nursery.


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.


Peppermint Essential Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
November 22, 2017

Peppermint essential oil helps support normal digestion and has often been used to promote healthy respiratory function and ease tension headaches. Its fresh minty fragrance combats physical and mental fatigue. Peppermint essential oil is very robust and should not be used topically without a carrier oil to dilute it so it will not harm your skin.

Topical Uses

  • rub one drop of peppermint essential oil (diluted in a small amount of almond, grapeseed or jojoba oil) on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses, (avoiding contact with the eyes) and on the back of the neck to help soothe head and headache pressure
  • apply peppermint oil to the back of the neck and shoulders repeatedly throughout the workday to keep your energy levels up

Inhalation Uses

  • diffuse for energy and mental clarity
  • inhale peppermint oil before and/or during a workout to help boost your mood and prevent fatigue

Internal Uses

  • add a drop to herbal tea to enhance the flavor and help aid digestion
  • add a drop to a cup of hot water with a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of baking soda  to sooth an upset stomach due to overeating

 


Use Aromatherapy for Cold Relief

Author: Dr. Larita
November 20, 2017

 

Common colds and the flu are prevalent everywhere but especially in close quarters. Too often, people use antibiotics to treat colds and flu but I believe antibiotics may do more harm than good. Why use a synthetic medicine when you can use pure organic essential oils that are natural and have antibacterial and antiviral properties to treat your illness? To treat a common cold you can use the following oils in a hot bath. Just relax in the tub and inhale deeply.

2 drops – Thyme
2 drops – Tea tree
1 drop – Eucalyptus
3 drops – Lemon

If you would rather use the steam inhalation method, you can use one drop each of thyme, tea tree, lavender and clove in a bowl of steaming hot water. Put a towel over your head above the steaming blend and breath deeply for 5 to 10 minutes, taking a break whenever needed.

If you are away from home and can’t perform the steam inhalation method, you can add one drop each of peppermint, eucalyptus, and clove to a tissue. Inhale this aroma deeply whenever possible. You will love your portable inhalation method. It works very well in the office.

Before going to bed, massage the chest, neck and sinus area with the following essential oils diluted in 1 teaspoon of shea oil or another cosmetic grade vegetable oil of your choice:

1 drop – Lemon
2 drops – Eucalyptus
3 drops – Rosemary

Keep your risk of catching the common cold at a minimum by washing your hands frequently.


Using Oregano Essential Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
October 26, 2017

Aristotle, the Greek philosopher noticed that turtles who ate snakes ate oregano right afterwords. The oregano appeared to keep them from being poisoned or getting sick, so he started recommending it as an antidote for poisoning from snake bites. There are many practical uses for oregano today and here are just a few for you to try.

  • Put 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of sweet almond oil and rub it on the chest and throat for allergies, asthma, bronchitis, and congestion. You can also use 2-3 drops in a steam inhalation for the same ailments.
  • Put 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and massage the affected area for arthritis, backache, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscular pain and rheumatism.
  • Put 2-3 drops in a diffuser or 8-10 drops in your night time bath water for chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, or nervous tension.
  • Put 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage the affected area daily for cellulite. The same mixture can be used as needed for fungal infections.
  • Put 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of liquid shea oil and massage on the temples and neck to get rid of headaches and migraines. You can also put this mixture on a hot or cold compress.
  • Put 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of jojoba oil and rub it on the chest and abdomen for indigestion.

To promote menstruation or alleviate premenstrual syndrome, use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and massage on the lower abdomen and lower back. A hot compress using this mix also works for these symptom, as well as using 8-10 drops in the bath water.

To increase lymphatic circulation, use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and massage all over the body. For sprains and swelling, use 2-3 drops on a cold compress. To boost the immune system after an illness, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser. Oregano mixes well (in case you want to make a synergistic blend) with cedar, basil, bergamot, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, orange, rosemary, tea tree and thyme.


Essential Oils for Overeating

Author: Dr. Larita
October 25, 2017

It’s official, the holidays are here. There are  Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations on display in stores everywhere. That reminded me to let readers know about the essential oils that will help when you have eaten too much. Every year I tell myself I won’t eat too much at Thanksgiving but I always manage to feel stuffed after dinner because I have to taste everything. Even if I just put a teaspoon of everything on my plate, it still turns out to be too much.

Essential oils will not dissolve all the extra food you eat for dinner or the extra Halloween candy you indulge in but they will allow you to digest that food more easily. The best way to use essential oils for digestion is in a honey tea. Mix 1 or 2 drops of essential oil into a teaspoon of honey, put it in a mug, pour hot water on it, mix it up and then sip the drink slowly. You can use any one of the following essential oils:

  • lemon
  • ginger
  • cumin
  • peppermint
  • spearmint
  • cardamom
  • dill
  • mandarin
My favorite essential oil is peppermint if I’m only going to use one oil for overindulgence. However, it might be a good idea to be ready for the holiday season and make a synergistic blend of essential oils to have ready whenever you overeat. Once you have blended the following oils together in these proportions, use 1 to 2 drops in honey tea.
  • 10 drops mandarin
  • 2 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops ginger
  • 5 drops lemon
  • 3 drops coriander


Organic Oils are Ideal for My Skin

Author: Natural-Beauty
October 24, 2017

organic oilsAs I began to look at some different types of oils that I might be able to use on my skin to keep my skin healthy, I took a lot of time to look at the various kinds of oils and to find the best kinds of oils that were ones that would work for me. It was spectacular to be able to choose a variety of oils that were ones that were perfect for me to use on a regular basis.

I found many great kinds of essential oils that could be mixed with carrier oils for the best possible treatment of my body. The scent of these oils was something that stayed with me all day and made it so that treating my body with this oil was even more rewarding. It has been great for me to be able to use a range of organic oils on my skin on a regular basis.

Being able to keep my skin looking its very best is something that I have devoted a great deal of time to. I have managed to find many different types of oils that are ones that can help to keep my skin smooth and soft all winter long.


Halloween Party Souvenirs

Author: Dr. Larita
October 24, 2017

Yesterday we talked about having a Halloween party using essential oils. and I know this is the day after Halloween but maybe you can use it for next year. If you have enough adult supervision at your party, candles will give a magical effect to your decorations. You can fragrance your candles with cedarwood, pine or vetiver to give off a deep and mysterious fragrance to the atmosphere.

Send your guests home with a Halloween party witches’ broom souvenir. Gather twigs for the brooms and soak them in water scented with a strong woody fragrance like pine or cypress. You can also use an earthy scent like vetiver. Let the twigs dry and then tie them into bundles. You can threaten to give them to only the good witches but when you actually pass them out, please give to all the guests, good and bad alike.

 


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