Archive for September, 2014

Kissable Lips Formulas

Author: Dr. Larita
September 30, 2014

AA lipsIn yesterday’s blog, we talked about keeping your lips healthy looking instead of letting them become dry and cracked. The blog also gave the formula for your lip gloss base. I have a friend who makes this lip gloss every year as a gift for her friends, she just uses a different essential oil each time. I love getting those because that way, I don’t have to take time to make it myself. It doesn’t take that much time, but I am a very busy person! Below are some formulas for you to use to keep your lips in great kissable condition.

FOR DRY, CRACKED LIPS

FOR SORE LIPS 

  • 5 drops chamomile German
  • 5 drops calendula

HERPES COLD SORE ON LIPS SYNERGISTIC BLEND

  • 8 drops geranium
  • 3 drops lemon
  • 6 drops chamomile German
  • 8 drops tea tree
  • 5 drops lavender

Mixed together in these proportions and added to the lip gloss base in yesterday’s blog.


Kissable Lips

Author: Dr. Larita
September 29, 2014

lips2Are your lips ready for  kissing? Keep your lips looking their best and they will always be kissable. Lips can easily crack, become infected, develop lines and be the site of cold sores or herpes virus reactions. None of these unfortunate events are attractive and they can easily be avoided. Nothing is more irritating than dry cracked lips whether it’s due to illness, overexposure to too much sun or cold. Aromatherapy essential oils can help keep your lips soft and kissable without using petroleum or animal fat.

LIP GLOSS BASE

  • 1 ounce white beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops jojoba oil
  • 5 drops carrot oil
  • 1 capsule vitamin E

LIP GLOSS ESSENTIAL OILS

  • geranium
  • lavender
  • chamomile
  • palma rosa
  • lemon
  • rose

Melt the beeswax in a double boiler and add the almond oil, stirring constantly. When the beeswax is completely melted, add the jojoba oil, carrot oil and vitamin E, then stir again. Lastly, mix in the 10 drops of your chosen essential oils from the list above. Tomorrow, we will give formulas for the lip conditions mentioned above.


Sweet Almond Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
September 25, 2014

Almond oil is the most popular carrier oil used for facial and body massage because its excellent emollient properties help the skin to balance absorption. It is a great moisturizer that is suitable for all skin types, helps relieve irritation, inflammation and itching, and is fantastic when used for lubricating because it penetrates slowly.

Almond oil is a good massage medium to use to assist the spread of the carrier oil and essential oil mixture, while still allowing you time to do a good massage before it is absorbed by the skin. Not only does almond oil help protect the surface of the skin, but it is a wonderful emollient, skin soother and softener, conditioner of the skin, and it promotes a clear, young looking complexion. Almond oil is suitable for all skin types but is especially good for dry or irritated skin.


Anti-Aging Essential Oils

Author: Dr. Larita
September 24, 2014

There are many essential oils that you can use alone or in blends of two or three to fight wrinkles and the aging process. My favorite oils for this purpose are lavender, thyme, patchouli, clary-sage, fennel, chamomile, frankincense, myrrh, lemon, rosemary, and orange. There are others that are also good for treating wrinkles so please comment on this post if you’d like the whole list of anti-aging essential oils.

You can use the above oils as a face oil (add a carrier oil), in a bath, and also as a body oil because you should be pampering all of your skin, not just your face. Skin regenerates at a different rate for all of us so allow at least thirty days before expecting to see an improvement. It is also important to treat your inside as well as the outside so don’t overload your system with toxins like alcohol, red meat, caffeine, and sugar because they clog your skin cells as well as your digestive system.


dog 2Yesterday we talked about treating your dog’s mild case of fleas. What if your dog has a much more serious case of fleas or other parasites? If that is the case, put 4 drops of cedarwood or lavender oil directly on a piece of cloth as we discussed yesterday and rub the material together to spread the oils before you put it on the brush. Now brush your pet and  rinse the brush several times with plain warm water as you go.

If your pet has a wound, bathe the area in water mixed with thyme or lavender oil. You should use 6 drops of either one of those oils to a half gallon of water. The essential oils will help to clean the sore spot because they are natural antibiotics and disinfectants. Of course, your pet will probably lick the wound too but he won’t be ingesting any unnatural substances.

 


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Dogs have great instincts when it comes to essential oils. If you put a digestive oil on one hand and a pesticide oil on the other, your dog will always go for the one that will do him the most good. If he has an upset stomach, he’ll go for the digestive oil but if he has fleas or other pests, he will go for the pesticide. Since dogs’ sense of smell is much stronger than humans, you can use a minimum amount of essential oil.

Below is a good remedy to rid your pet of fleas and at the same time, help keep his coat well conditioned. Essential oils do not disturb the natural oil balance of your dog’s skin and coat and it will do nothing but good for him. Use an old steel brush and a piece of material the same size as the brush face. The material should be thick. A piece of towel or sheet folded several times will do the trick. Pull the material down over the teeth of the brush so it is about an inch over the base, depending on the length of your dog’s hair.

Make a bowl of warm water and mix in 4 drops of cedarwood or pine essential oil and soak the brush you prepared in it before brushing your dog’s coat with it. This treatment will disinfect your pet, condition his coat, and collect parasites and eggs in the brush. Be sure to rinse the brush thoroughly in the bowl of essential oil water several times during the brushing treatment. We will continue this discussion tomorrow.


Natural Skin Care Recipes II

Author: Dr. Larita
September 11, 2014

We are continuing our blog on natural skin care recipes using the basic mask recipe that contains 2 ounces of green clay and 3 teaspoons of corn flour. We previously discussed how to make the basic mask recipe and gave you a formula for a mask for normal skin. Remember to leave the mask on for 15 minutes, rinse it off and apply a carrier oil like aloe vera or shea oil, then dab your face with a tissue.

Dry skin

  • 1 tablespoon basic mask
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon almond or evening primrose oil
  • 2 drops carrot oil
  • 2 teaspoons water
    Combine and use 1 drop
  • 1 drop chamomile
  • 1 drop rose

Oily Skin

  • 1 tablespoon basic mask
  • 1 tablespoon Brewer’s yeast
  • 1 tablespoon water
    Combine and use 1 drop
  • 1 drop rosemary
  • 1 drop lavender


Natural Skin Care

Author: Natural-Beauty
September 9, 2014

When I was younger, I didn’t think too much about skincare. My face was naturally blemish and wrinkle free. I didn’t worry about moisturizing or putting on sunscreen every day. Now that I’m older, I’m much more meticulous with my skin care regimen.

My wake up call came when I looked in the mirror and was surprised by the rough texture and lines I saw forming on my forehead and mouth. I started researching how to keep my skin healthy and looking fresh. I quickly learned that many over the counter skin care items contain harsh chemicals. It took some searching, but I finally found natural healthy skin care products that cleanse and nourish my skin without added toxins.


Moisture for Dry Hands

Author: Dr. Larita
September 3, 2014

f112b4b91b1cd23749729161b29741b61f9f4d2c_600My friend’s husband does a lot of work with his hands; he does construction work at his job and when he’s home, he does a lot of woodworking as a hobby. Since he’s constantly working with his hands, he commented that his hands often feel dry and they look like the skin is starting to crack. They’re not nearly as smooth as someone who rarely works with their hands.

Another reason why his hands are so much rougher than they need to be is because he doesn’t use a moisturizer. I think I’m going to try to get her husband to start using moisturizer, because I don’t think it’s very good for his skin or his hands to allow them to get so dry and cracked. Some moisturizer will likely prevent problems in the future.


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