Archive for July, 2014

aromatherapyStress, whether good or bad, is recognized as a part of everyone’s daily life. It is not easy to avoid, but there are ways to manage it so that you lessen or avoid some of the effects it can have on your mental and physical well-being. Aromatherapy essential oils are a natural treatment for easing stress and below is a recipe for relaxation after you’ve had one of those less than delightful days at home or work.

For a relaxing bath add two drops of bergamot and one drop of petitgrain to your bath and stir to distribute. You can relax with this brew every day. Having a massage is also an excellent way to relax after a trying day. For a soothing massage combine the following:

  • 10 drops lavender
  • 6 drops chamomile
  • 4 drops sandalwood
  • 4 drops ylang ylang
  • 2 ounces carrier oil

You can also add one to two teaspoons of the above blend to your bathwater or leave out the carrier oil and use it in a diffuser for inhalation therapy.

Stress, whether the good or the bad kind, is recognized as a part of everyone’s daily life.

It is not always easy to avoid stress, but there are ways you can cope with it better. Fortunately, aromatherapy offers some of the best types of natural prescriptions for easing stress. There are many relaxing fragrances


Candles vs Diffusers

Author: Dr. Larita
July 2, 2014

Do you like aromatherapy candles? Most people use aromatherapy candles because they like the scent. You can have the scent without the toxins by using an aromatherapy diffuser. Here are three reasons why you might want to consider using a diffuser instead of candles:

  • Most candles are made of an unhealthy petroleum by-product – paraffin. If you use candles for any reason, use only the ones made of soy or beeswax.
  • If the candle has a metal wick instead of a cotton one, it is probably releasing lead into the air.
  • Too many times the aroma comes from a synthetic scent that is toxic even when it is unburned.j
  • Some experts believe burning essential oils reduces their therapeutic value.

 

I usually use an aromatherapy diffuser to burn essential oils to scent my rooms or for other aromatherapy purposes. I also love burning scented candles but I am careful of the type of candles I burn. If you simply love the ambiance of flickering candle light, you can now purchase flameless candles.

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essential oil synergyOccasionally, I will get a skin rash that flairs up for a while and then goes away. I usually just let it pass without treating it at all but right now, I have a rash that doesn’t seem to want to leave me. It could be eczema – I’ve had that before – but this rash doesn’t look the same. I’m going to treat it with lavender, chamomile and eucalyptus essential oils. I’ll tell you why I believe this treatment will help me while the expensive ointment that was prescribed by my doctor did not work.

First of all, the prescription could only be used for 7 to 10 days because using it longer than that can cause your skin to become thin  in the affected area. Lavender is a natural antibiotic, antiseptic, sedative and detoxifier. It promotes healing, prevents scarring and stimulates the cells of a wound to regenerate more quickly. Chamomile is anti-inflammatory as well as antibacterial, antiseptic and disinfectant. It also works wonders in rejuvenation treatments. Eucalyptus is best known for its use in the treatment of colds but it has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibiotic and deodorizing properties too. The synergistic blend of eucalyptus, lavender and chamomile, will help calm the itching from my rash and make the scars it’s leaving go away too. To make a synergistic blend with these three oils, mix 30 drops of each one in a carrier oil like coconut or liquid shea and shake well. I’ll let you know how they work on my rash in a few days.


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