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Peppermint Essential Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
February 9, 2015

For those of you who want to start using natural essential oils in your home medicine cabinet, the ones I suggest are lavender, tea tree, peppermint, chamomile, eucalyptus, geranium, rosemary, thyme, lemon, and clove. Essential oils are chosen first for their medical properties and second for their ability to take care of a broad range of health problems. Today, let’s talk about peppermint essential oil.

Peppermint has been used by many cultures (Egyptians, Chinese, and American Indians) for thousands of years because of its healthful properties. It is a superb digestive, it helps the respiratory system and promotes circulation, it is an anti-inflammatory and it is an antiseptic. These qualities make peppermint oil excellent to use in the treatment of indigestion, flatulence, bad breath, headaches and migraines, skin irritations, toothache, and fatigue. It can also help to keep pests like mice, fleas, and ants away!


Essential Oil First Aid II

Author: Dr. Larita
February 6, 2015

Therapeutic grade essential oils are mainly concentrated herbs and people are missing out on their health benefits because of the misconception that they are only to be used for elevating mood and as perfume oils. Numerous essential oils also have properties that kill germs, purify the air and much more. They can be used as alternative first aid care for everything from acne to urinary infections.

If you would like to add additional essential oils to the basic three we discussed in the previous post, you may wish to include rosemary, peppermint, orange, geranium and lemon. Your Aromatherapy Essential Oil First Aid Kit should also include carrier oils such as almond oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil and or shea oil to mix your essential oils in, plus aloe vera, vitamin E and garlic oil. Garlic oil can be created by mixing garlic cloves with sweet almond or grape seed oil.


Essential Oil First Aid

Author: Dr. Larita
February 5, 2015

Every home has a first aid kit but there is an alternative, have you ever thought about assembling your own aromatherapy essential oil first aid kit? All you need is a good container marked Essential Oils, Alternative First Aid, or Aromatherapy to house the kit and keep your oils away from light, dampness and extreme heat so they don’t deteriorate. The three major oils to stash in your kit are Eucalyptus, Lavender, and Tea Tree Oil.

These three oils will aid with colds, wounds, burns, bruises, insect bites, muscle pain, fungal infections and much more. They can be dispensed in a number of ways depending on the need including directly from the bottle, in a carrier or base oil, in a steam bath, or on a compress. We will continue with more information about your aromatherapy essential oil first aid kit as well as a few more essential oils to add to your stash in another post.


Take Advantage of Precious Oils

Author: Natural-Beauty
February 4, 2015

Many different kinds of fixed oils can be used to dilute essential oils. These are the base oils used in making many natural cosmetic or beauty products. Fixed oils do not evaporate like essential oils and are often called carrier oils. Each oil has different properties and will impart those into the products you make.  Essential oils should be blended with a carrier oil to make it safe for use on the skin. Carrier oils are base oils that are used as solvents to dilute essential oils when they are used for aromatherapy massage.

Aromatherapy carrier oils like sweet almond oil, jojoba or grapeseed oil, when processed properly, contain a considerable amount of vitamins and other beneficial properties. Also, when applied to the skin, they should feel light and smooth and not sticky or greasy. In addition, carrier oils are not only important to the practice of aromatherapy but also to the soap making industry.


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