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Aromatherapy for Insomnia 2

Author: Dr. Larita
September 30, 2015

inhalersThe Aromahead Institute taught me about inhalers when I took a class about relieving allergies with essential oils. I fell in love with inhalers at that point and I’ve been using them since to relieve many different ailments. Aromatherapy inhalers are easy to make, inexpensive, and simple to carry around plus you can interchange the inserts and have many different uses for the same inhaler. I have recipes that I use for my  inhalers and I often will use the color of the inhaler to identify the blend. I’ve found that having these on hand gives me a wonderful feeling of being supported in my life, especially when things get a little stressful.

Sleep: Use this inhaler before bed. You can leave the inhaler on your nightstand or bedside table, so if you wake up you can use it again.

Recipe:

  • 5 drops lavender
  • 5 drops balsam  
  • 5 drops cedarwood


Aromatherapy for Insomnia

Author: Dr. Larita
September 29, 2015

baby sleeping

Do you have trouble falling asleep at night or staying asleep once you get there? Before chemical pharmaceuticals became popular, people used aromatic herbs like dill and lavender to help them get to sleep and even to dream pleasant dreams and remember them. You can sleep well, enjoy your dreams and wake up refreshed by using a dilly pillow.

To make your dilly pillow, just sew 3 sides of a piece of clean cotton cloth then add lavender and chamomile flowers, lemon balm leaves and dill seeds to the bag. Before sewing the 4th side, add up to 6 drops of lavender essential oil for a child and up to 8 drops for ages 12 to adult. Put the dilly pillow either beneath or beside the regular pillow.


aromatherapy health benefits

Aromatherapy is the practice of using aromatic essential oils from different plants to achieve a higher degree of well-being. In the past, it was often viewed as being a somewhat silly practice, only thought of in the form of burning scented candles during a relaxing bath. Aromatherapy has come a long way and many scientific studies have shown the affect scents have on brain waves. As it becomes more and more popular, people are learning just how many truly beneficial uses aromatherapy has on their mind and body.

Aromatherapy is more than just sweet smelling candles and aromatic massages. Check out five amazing health benefits that aromatherapy can add to your life!

Natural Cures

Many aromatherapy essential oils have actual pain relieving qualities. Some have anti-inflammatory and even antiseptic qualities that make them excellent treatments for many common ailments. These can include headaches and muscle aches, and can even treat issues from skin problems to allergies. This is because the pure essential oils used in aromatherapy are extracted directly from plants that have true medicinal qualities.

Stress Relief

One should never underestimate the importance of stress relief. The ability to relax your mind and body can help with a huge variety of seemingly unrelated issues. At the very least, you can prevent a number of different stress related problems such as migraine headaches, neck and back pain simply by engaging in the right stress relieving practices. Aromatherapy is among the top recommended stress relieving practices.

Sleep Habits

Starting with the ability to relax your mind and body, aromatherapy can vastly improve your sleep habits. Getting to sleep, staying asleep, the quality of sleep you are getting and the ability to wake up refreshed are all quality sleep habits that aromatherapy can help you with. In the event that you did not get enough quality sleep the night before, aromatherapy can even help you perk yourself up during your afternoon slump.

Breathe Easy

The right aromatherapy can also help open up your sinuses and breathing passages so you can breathe comfortably and easily. Some scents even have immune-boosting and antiseptic qualities that could help with some breathing ailments such as sinus problems or allergies. With so many different scents, from relaxing to refreshing, you can enjoy each breath you take a little more too.

Mood Enhancement/Stabilization

Sometimes there is nothing worse than being in a plain bad mood. From the moody blues to true depression, aromatherapy can help to put a smile back on your face. Many aromatherapy scents have real mood boosting qualities that scientists have actually measured based on changes in brain waves.

Aromatherapy is certainly not just about lighting some candles or making massage oils. In fact, it couldn’t be much further from the truth. These are just five of the nearly endless list of benefits of aromatherapy that you can put to work for you. Aromatherapy works in many different ways, from simply using your nose, to using diffusers and different carrier oils for baths or massages and
more.


frankincenseToday’s blog will be long but if you’re interested in alternative healing, you’ll want to read the anecdotes included. “Frankincense separates the ‘brain’ of the cancerous cell – the nucleus – from the ‘body’ – the cytoplasm, and closes down the nucleus to stop it reproducing corrupted DNA codes,” says Suhail.

Frankincense oil is effective because it contains monoterpenes, compounds which have the ability to help eradicate cancerous cells at the onset of their development, as well as their progression stages, making it ideal for those who discover their cancer regardless of when it’s found.

Working with frankincense could revolutionise the treatment of cancer. Currently, with chemotherapy, doctors blast the area around a tumour to kill the cancer, but that also kills healthy cells, and weakens the patient. Treatment with frankincense could eradicate the cancerous cells alone and let the others live.

“There are 17 active agents in frankincense essential oil,” says Dr Suhail

Powerful stories of individuals with cancer and degenerative diseases and their experiences with using essential oils have been promoted at the Budwig Center.

Terminal liver cancer A woman in Long Beach, said her husband was told to put his affairs in order. His liver cancer had progressed so much so that the tumors were far too large for surgical removal. He was given six months to live. She was introduced to the power of 100% pure frankincense oil shortly following the diagnosis. He applied it topically over his liver and under his tongue daily. On their next visit with his physician, they discovered his tumors were miraculously shrinking. They continued using frankincense. In April, his tumors had shrunk so much so that his physician agreed to surgery. The cancer was removed, taking 3/4 of his liver. Today, he is in good health and enjoying life with his beautiful wife and family.
Five year old with brain cancer
A five year old with brain cancer used just one drop of frankincense , alternated with one drop of sandalwood applied to the bottom of her feet, along with lavender applied to her wrist helped. Now totally in perfect health..!!

 

Bladder Cancer
When Jackie Hogan was diagnosed with a rare bladder cancer, she was informed by doctors that she’d eventually need to have her bladder removed. She discovered the healing abilities of frankincense oil, which University of Oklahoma researchers have found, especially in conjunction with sandalwood oil, has properties that kill off cancer cells. So effective is the frankincense oil that experts say, “Frankincense essential oil may represent a candidate on a growing list of natural compounds selectively eradicating cancer cells.”

Lung Stage 4 – metastasis to bones, spine, ribs, hips, pelvis
Bebe’s mom had malignant tumors in her lungs, and it spread to her spine, her bones, her ribs, her shoulders, her hips and her pelvis. After starting do the essential oils, four months later, she was thriving and her diseases cells were rapidly dying. She was back home and gardening and planning on going on vacation. Seven months after being told by the doctors that she was would die from her stage 4, the doctors say that she in good health and no more cancer. Bebe recommends: Frankincense : take liberally every 2-3 hours, both topically over affected areas and the bottom of the feet. If you can put numerous drops under the tongue, even better.

Bone Marrow Degeneration
Ellen was diagnosed with bone marrow degeneration and polyscithemiarubravera. “After 3 months my blood tests are showing massive improvements placing most markers into the normal range! I have not had to do 2 of the last 3 phlebotomies that I was having every 2 weeks and are now every month or longer! I am feeling like a million dollars and no longer look like I am at death’s door! Do these oils and have faith that this will work. It does.”

Breast Cancer
I used frankincense to shrink a breast tumor. When I went for surgery, they couldn’t find any trace of cancer! I had a breast tumors in Feb. and just had it removed and am doing the oils. I put frankincense and lemongrass on my breast every day and herbal supplements. I had my 6 month check up last month and he said everything looked great. No more cancer! For me I will never do chemo or radiation the side effects are way to bad. He was very surprised I looked so good cause I didn’t have the treatments.

Cervical Cancer
My good friend just called to tell me that she found out that her sister’s cervical cancer came back for the 2nd time. She was scheduled today to have her uterus removed. When she found out, she sent her sister wintergreen and frankincense. She instructed her mother to make sure she applied the wintergreen and frankincense on the bottoms of feet every 3 to 4 hours for the pain along with applying directly on her abdomen.. A week ago, the diseased cells were still showing up in her blood work. Today (less than a month after first starting the oils) was her surgery to remove her uterus removed and they couldn’t find any cancer.

Leukemia
My brother’s son, who had a second reoccurrence of leukemia…was taking essential oils as well as the chemo & went into remission much quicker than the doctor had advised, and didn’t have any of the nasty side-effects.

Throat
My mom’s dear friend has been battling throat degeneration that was spreading to other areas of his body. Last October, he started using the oils! Frankincense and natural remedies. Today he went from an MRI and he was given a true miracle.

Pancreatic
A friend had pancreatic degeneration and was given 3-4 weeks. He did the following, 3 drops frankincense, 1 drop each lemongrass, lavender, peppermint, sandalwood and natural remedies. He is now in great health…It’s been 8 months now.

Prostate
This morning I got a call from a good friend of ours who has been battling prostate cancer. For the last 3-4 months, he has been taking the essential oils. Today he called to say that at his doctor appointment yesterday, he was told that he is totally clear!

Basal cell
My friends dad had Basal cell growths on his nose. It had gone through the thickness of his nostril and the oncologist wanted to remove a big section of the nostril, down to his upper lip and over a finger width into his cheek, by the time he contacted me. I hadn’t worked with cancer before with the oils and wanted to help as much as possible. He also eliminated sugar from his diet, increased water intake, ate more raw foods and believed he could beat this. Within a couple weeks it appeared closed, another week and the weeping stopped completely and the redness around the area started lightening. After six weeks, that side of his nose looked healthier than the other unaffected side!! That was 15 months ago and he has had no signs of it coming back.

Skin
“I went for a routine eye exam in Feb 2013. The Dr told me the growth over my eye is what I had suspected a form of skin degeneration: basil cell cancer. Yikes! One year prior to that eye exam I was at the Dermatologist office to have a few suspicious spots removed from my face, neck and back. Having gone through that invasive experience lead me to ask is there a safer way to remove this spot (mind you this spot is right above my eye). I did a bit of reading about essential oil use for skin cancer and it seemed less invasive than dermatologist plus I did not have to miss time from work. So I got a bottle of Frankincense and applied it as recommended topically 3 times a day and did 2 drops under my tongue morning and night. The first week no real significant change just a tingling sensation in that area after applying topically and taking it internally. The second week I did notice it getting smaller. During the third week the spot started to ooze a bit but it was getting smaller. The fourth week is when it seemed to IMPLODE on itself and oozed more but still it was getting smaller. The fifth week it was much, much smaller and formed a scab. Week six the scab fell off while washing my face and was the size of a tiny whitehead. In 6 weeks a gigantic spot was reduced to the size of a pin head all from applying and ingesting an essential oil – Frankincense. I was ASTOUNDED, AMAZED & THRILLED!!!! Essential oils worked for me!!!”

Melanoma
I applied frankincense morning and night and covered with a band aid. In 3 days the mole had shrunk. Day 5 it bled a little and half fell off. Day 7, gone! I had a little bit of pink skin and I worried it was a scar. A few days later, totally gone! My husband had a stage 4 malignant melanoma removed last year from his back…another melanoma came up on his nose…before we started using essential oils we did radiation on that one. It has since grown back…and we have since become educated using essential oils. He started using lavender frankincense, and Immortelle on the melanoma and it is SHRINKING!

 

Source: Prevent Disease
References Include:

rexresearch.com
naturalsociety.com
oil-testimonials.com
budwigcenter.com
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Image: Wikimedia Commons


coffeeI found some articles that discuss essential oils that cure cancer that I will be sharing with you, dear audience. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Even scientists now recognize the power agents that exist within some essential oils which stops cancer spreading, and which induces cancerous cells to close themselves down. Their disease-preventing ability is no longer doubted, especially for cancer.  A healthy body, from head to foot, typically has a frequency ranging from 62 to 78 MHz, while disease begins at 58Hz. During some testing with frequency and the frequency of essential oils it was measured that: Holding a cup of coffee dropped one man’s frequency from 66 Hz to 58 MHz in just 3 seconds. It took three days for his frequency to return to normal.

Other studies show that: Negative thoughts lower our frequency on average 12 MHz. Positive thoughts raises our frequency on average 10 MHz.

Studying some of the most popular essential oils in current use, such as mint, ginger, lemon, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, chamomile, thyme, rose, and cinnamon, researchers sought out to discover how these oils may combat cancer. They did so by testing antibacterial potency as well as in vitro toxicology against human cancer cell lines.

Bruce Tanio, of Tainio Technology and head of the Department of Agriculture at Eastern Washington University, has developed a Calibrated Frequency Monitor (CFM) that has been used to measure the frequencies of essential oils and their effect on human frequencies when applied to the body. Essential Oils laboratory uses a CFM, and another is located at Johns Hopkins University where it is used to study frequency in relationship to disease.

“Cancer starts when the DNA code within the cell’s nucleus becomes corrupted,” says Immunologist Mahmoud Suhail. It seems some essential oils have a re-set function. It can tell the cell what the right DNA code should be. I hope this has interested some of you enough to come back tomorrow when I continue with this information about essential oils’ influence on cancer cells.


Natural Antiseptic Medicines

Author: Dr. Larita
September 21, 2015

I used to purchase over the counter antiseptic creams for my family’s cuts and bruises. When I first heard about using lavender or tea tree essential oil for the same purpose, I was skeptical but I purchased the essential oils anyway. Then, one day my middle daughter got a scrape on her leg and I was out of antiseptic cream so I used both lavender and tea tree essential oils on the area. The lavender calmed her down and she stopped crying quickly and returned to playing with her sisters.

My girls had a ritual whenever a band-aid was necessary. We had to look at the sore place every day until it was healed. I would apply more antiseptic and they would get a nice new child friendly band aid. I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly the sore spot healed when we used the lavender and tea tree essential oil.

I tried the lavender and the tea tree separately on different occasions and both work equally well. I never purchase over the counter antibiotic or antiseptic medications any more because they contain extra ingredients that I don’t believe are necessary. I can use the essence of flowers and plants with the same or even better antiseptic, antibiotic, and anti-fungal properties. The essential oils are all natural and contain no questionable ingredients.


Sensitivity to Smell

Author: Natural-Beauty
September 18, 2015

Like many people, I am sensitive to certain smells. The usual heinous smells make me gag as well as a few other smells, most notably new car smell. Some people relish the scent because it makes them excited about being a new owner. I try to dispel the smell as soon as possible.

Thankfully, I found a scented air freshener that quickly neutralized the new car smell and replaced it with an aroma I enjoy. All I had to do was take the little air freshener bottle from my purse and give a few quick sprays before entering the car. The scent didn’t just mask the odor, it eliminated the smell. The light citrus scent I sprayed took its place making car rides wretch free.


Eczema is a non-contagious skin condition characterized by hot dry itchy skin, with symptoms that often vary over the course of the seasons or even days. It is provoked when the subject is exposed to certain triggers, especially allergens, emotional stress, heat, sweating and mechanical irritants (solvents, chemicals, detergents, bleach, woolen clothing, skin care products that contain alcohol, and certain soaps or fragrances.)

Skin with itchy eczema must be kept moisturized throughout the day. You can massage the area twice daily with 10 drops of chamomile German, 5 drops Yarrow, and 5 drops tagetes essential oils diluted in 2 tablespoons of almond oil, 30 drops of jojoba oil, and 10 drops of evening primrose oil. A natural skin moisturizer like shea butter should also be used after a bath or shower and each time you wash your hands if they are the affected area.

To keep your eczema under control with an alternative to prescription medicine method try the following:

  • Prevention –  Avoid or reduce your exposure to things that can irritate your skin such as household cleaners, detergents, certain soaps and wool clothing.
  • Moisturize – Use a moisturizer like shea butter or mango body butter on your skin every day to help keep it soft and supple.
  • Don’t Scratch – Even when it itches! Scratching irritates the skin and causes it to break and crack, leading to infection.
  • Identify Your Triggers – This can help you to avoid or limit your exposure to the culprit even better. If you believe a food is causing your problems, ask your doctor about an allergy test or try an elimination diet to identify the irritating product on your own.
  • Keep Hands Dry – Be sure to dry your hands completely after you wash them and don’t forget to moisturize.
  • Wear Protective Gloves – Wear gloves when your hands will be exposed to anything that can irritate them (dish washing, house cleaning.)
  • Stress Management – Learn to manage your stress through regular exercise, breathing techniques, biofeedback, meditation and yoga.


Quick A.M. Skincare Tips

Author: Dr. Larita
September 15, 2015

Getting ready in the morning isn’t something that most people feel they can be leisurely about, but it is important because it sets the tone for your entire day.  This is also where you begin your self-care patterns each day.  Eating a nutritious breakfast is essential to optimum physical health, for example.  Morning skincare is equally important because this is where you make sure that your skin is protected against all you’ll encounter out there in the world – sun, dirt, pollution, etc.

Start each day by washing your face with a gentle cleanser followed by using a tonifying agent. Just as you never want to exfoliate your face in the morning (why open up all those pores only to expose them to dirt, dust and pollution), you always want to tonify in the morning because this tightens and closes pores, protecting your face from the environment. Follow that with your moisturizer, and you’re set for the day in terms of skin care. If you will be out in the sun during the day, even if only for an hour, sunscreen is an excellent idea especially if you won’t be otherwise protected from the sun. In less than five minutes, you’ve made sure that you are starting the day fresh faced and that your face is ready for the big bad world it will surely encounter!


Dry Skin Relief

Author: Dr. Larita
September 11, 2015

 

Are you confused about whether to use an ointment, a lotion or a cream to relieve your dry skin? These terms describe the way skin care products are prepared. Ointments are prepared using oil and may stay on your skin longer but many people don’t like them because they are  greasy and don’t soak into the skin. Creams are less oily than ointments and can be made from natural products so they do soak into the skin easily. Lotions are water-based and get absorbed into the skin quickly, causing instant, but not long-lasting, relief. For longer-lasting relief, choose ointments or creams.

If you have dry or itchy skin, avoid using too much soap, antiperspirants,  hot baths or anything else that removes your natural oils. Skin dryness and itchiness is worse when the humidity is low and you should definitely avoid stress, too much exposure to the sun, and smoking or secondhand smoke.


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