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Natural Skin Care for Eczema

Author: Dr. Larita
August 4, 2017

Friends are asking me how to treat their eczema with a more natural alternative to prescription medicine. First of all, eczema is often the result of an allergy. For children, this allergy is commonly to cow’s milk or eggs. My daughter was allergic to wheat when she was a baby but she got over it eventually and can eat it now with no breakout of eczema. I believe my eczema comes from chocolate. I still eat it, I just don’t eat it very often so that the breakout is minor and over quickly.

To ease the itch of eczema, apply this formula to the affected area twice a day:

  • Chamomile essential oil – 10 drops
  • Yarrow essential oil – 5 drops
  • Tagetes essential oil – 5 drops

Diluted in:

  • Almond oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Jojoba oil – 30 drops
  • Evening Primrose oil – 10 drops

If you get a more serious breakout of eczema you can get cortisone cream, an over the counter medicine that helps when used with the above. With severe cases, I suggest you see your physician.


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


Organic Oils Are Beneficial in Lots of Different Situations

Author: Natural-Beauty
September 27, 2016

4 organic oilsSometimes people just aren’t aware that there is more than one way to do things. For example, essential oils are great natural remedies that aren’t as widely known as more common medicines you can find in or near a pharmacy. You can use essential oils for a lot of different things as well, as they are great for many different kinds of situations.

For example, lavender organic oils are calming and soothing oils that are great for helping people get to sleep. If you’re having a restless night, just try some lavender organic oils and see for yourself. And there are other organic oils that help you feel more awake and energetic. Instead of going for a caffeinated beverage, perhaps an essential oil can help pep you up.

All in all, organic oils are there to help people. I think more people should give them a try. They’re natural remedies that can make people’s lives better in a very positive way. They smell great too, so it’s recommended you try different combinations to give your nose a treat. I like using essential oils to make my house smell nice to both me and the guests that come through the door.


Constipation

Author: Dr. Larita
September 21, 2016

constipatedConstipation is often caused by a weakness in the anal area and it can become so bad that the feces become impacted and must be removed by a doctor. Feces left in the rectum become dry and hard and as time passes, they become more and more difficult to pass.  Before it gets to that stage, you can try some diet changes as well as adding bulking agents like fiber to meals. It will help if you insert a tiny sliver of soap into the rectum or you can purchase glycerine suppositories. Drink plenty of water and eat dried stewed fruits.

Massaging the lower abdomen following the intestinal tract often helps to shift impacted feces allowing the bowels to move easier. Before massaging it is very helpful to drink a cup of hot water with 2 teaspoons honey, 1 drop ginger and 1 drop fennel essential oil added. Sip the drink slowly, wait ten minutes, then massage with the following oils in a clockwise manner over the stomach. Massage as deeply as possible without making it uncomfortable and then massage over the hips, lower back and down the spine  to right above the anus. Do this three times a day until your bowel movements become regular.

Essential Oils for Constipation

Formula for Constipation

Dilute the formula in 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil or another high quality carrier oil.


Natural Alternative for Estrogen

Author: Dr. Larita
September 2, 2016

Are you menopausal or post menopausal? Do you have hot flashes? They are truly uncomfortable and a real nuisance. I have them too but I promised myself I would not take the estrogen replacement medicine prescribed by my doctor because I read that they have been linked to other health problems. I decided to use clary sage, a natural alternative for estrogen replacement that I already have in my aromatherapy pharmacy.

Clary sage essential oil is mostly known for its use in fragrances and as a muscatel flavoring in liquers and other alcoholic beverages. However, it has been used medicinally for centuries and it is well known in aromatherapy circles for relieving depression, anxiety and fear and in the treatment of insomnia. What may not be as well known is that clary sage contains a hormone copier that balances both male and female hormones, thus keeping one’s estrogen levels up.

Essential oils are not stimulants, they help bring balance back to the body so it can do what it is supposed to do. Clary sage is an energy oil but that doesn’t mean it gives the body a jolt of energy. It means that this oil sustains energy. You can use the following aromatherapy recipe to balance estrogen for hormonal support:

  • 10 drops clary sage
  • 5 drops sage
  • 5 drops fennel

Mix these oils into 2 tablespooons of carrier oil and massage clockwise on the abdomen.

 


kids plyngKids love summertime! For many of them, summer is the peak season for playing outside. The tiny downside of running around and having so much fun is that they can wind up with more bites, bruises, scrapes, and stings than at other times of the year. So I wanted to share some recipes from Andrea Butje’s Aromahead Blog that you can use to make your own “Aromatherapy First Aid Kit” for kids.

There are three recipes:

  • A cuts and scrapes blend
  • A bruise relief blend
  • A bug bite itch stick

This “Aromatherapy First Aid Kit” is for kids who are about five years old and bigger.

Ouch-Away Blend for Cuts and Scrapes

Make this blend in a 2 oz glass bottle. You can also make it in a spray bottle. The carrier is aloe vera gel, and that works just as well in either bottle.

This recipe is so soothing for cuts and scrapes, and the essential oils help to reduce germs and the risk of infection. You can apply it immediately after the cut happens, and then 3 to 5 times a day until the cut is healed. I suggest making a fresh bottle every few weeks.

  • 2 oz  aloe vera gel
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 4 drops frankincense essential oil

For kids under five:

  • 1 oz Lavender hydrosol
  • 1/2 oz  frankincense hydrosol
  • 1/2 oz  tea tree hydrosol

We will have two more recipes tomorrow.


I know some of you may be really tired of me and my aches and pains but I like letting people know what helps me because it might help them too. Yesterday, I went to the grocery store and everything was fine. When I got home, I had to lug all the bags upstairs and when I was done, my knee was was aching terribly. I still had to put away groceries and make dinner so I couldn’t stop and rest yet.

After dinner, my husband saw me limping around and asked me what I had done to my leg. He told me to put some shea butter on it. Well, I said I would but I still had lots to do before I could sit down and rest. He asked me again a couple more times before I actually went to the bedroom and put the shea butter on my knee. By the time I went in there, I was limping badly but the warmth of massaging the shea butter in my skin actually made my knee feel better right away. I didn’t stop limping right away but this morning my knee felt fine and I didn’t have any problems with it today at all. (Does this mean I should listen to my husband more often?)


100% Natural Deodorant

Author: Dr. Larita
April 15, 2015

Our body controls temperature and eliminates toxins by sweating, so stopping underarm sweat with antiperspirant is not healthy and is often thought to be one reason for the rise in breast cancer. The  medical profession does not support this idea and considers it a myth but it just makes sense that if toxins are trapped in your body they can lead to health problems.

If you are not willing to take a chance with your health, it is worth your while to try Crystal Deodorant in either a spray or roll on bottle. It is 100% natural and contains potassium alum mineral salts. It is non-aerosol, ozone friendly, hypoallergenic, unscented, non-staining, contains no alcohol, and kills odor causing bacteria.  Do antiperspirants contribute to breast cancer? Myth or fact, you decide.


Alternative Hormone Therapy

Author: Dr. Larita
January 22, 2015

350xAre you menopausal or post menopausal? Do you have hot flashes? They are truly uncomfortable and a real nuisance. I have them too but I promised myself I would not take the estrogen replacement medicine prescribed by my doctor because I read that they have been linked to other health problems. I decided to use clary sage, a natural alternative for estrogen replacement that I already have in my aromatherapy pharmacy.

Clary sage essential oil is mostly known for its use in fragrances and as a muscatel flavoring in liquers and other alcoholic beverages. However, it has been used medicinally for centuries and it is well known in aromatherapy circles for relieving depression, anxiety and fear and in the treatment of insomnia. What may not be as well known is that clary sage contains a hormone copier that balances both male and female hormones, thus keeping one’s estrogen levels up.

Essential oils are not stimulants, they help bring balance back to the body so it can do what it is supposed to do. Clary sage is an energy oil but that doesn’t mean it gives the body a jolt of energy. It means that this oil sustains energy. You can use the following aromatherapy recipe to balance estrogen for hormonal support:

  • 10 drops clary sage
  • 5 drops sage
  • 5 drops fennel

Mix these oils into 2 tablespooons of carrier oil and massage clockwise on the abdomen.

 


Coconut Oil Pulling

Author: Dr. Larita
January 7, 2015

coconut2I know that coconut oil is good for you. My daughters go to Jamaica once a year and they have become coconut oil disciples. They use it for everything from cooking to hair preparation. I recently came across a new use for this versatile product that I am going to try for myself. It is called “oil pulling.”

Oil pulling is simply the process of swishing a tablespoon of organic, cold pressed and extra virgin oil in your mouth for a whole 20 minutes. You can use any kind of oil but coconut or sesame are reportedly the best. The practice of oil pulling is said to remove toxins from your body as well as aiding in your general well being. It aids in oral hygiene, clears skin problems, relieves sinus pressure, aids the lymphatic system, decreases body and organ toxicity, regulates menstrual cycles, alleviates allergies, relieves migraines/headaches, reduces insomnia, improves vision, corrects hormonal imbalance and many other health benefits.


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