Archive for September, 2016

Cellulite 2

Author: Dr. Larita
September 15, 2016

massage fat blasterHere are some strategies to help you on your journey to get rid of cellulite:

  1. Use a brush of real bristles to increase blood circulation by brushing in upward movements all over your body. When you finish with your shower, turn on the cold water (I use a hand held shower head) and use upward movements on the hardest setting especially on your thighs and upper arms.
  2. Perform exercises that specifically work the areas where you have cellulite. These are often places that don’t get much exercise and therefore they gather toxic waste in your body like stagnant water.
  3. Massage your whole body every day, not just the cellulite areas. Cellulite may only show in certain areas but it is a whole body problem.
  4. Use essential oils in your bath, they enter your skin by osmosis. While you are soaking in the tub, thump and bash cellulite areas to help break down those fat deposits.
  5. A healthy body needs oxygen so breathing deeply is very important. Breathing exercises actually help shift cellulite and can make an impressive difference.
  6. Take time to relax as relaxation is needed to let the body shift waste and fat deposits. In contrast, stress causes cellulite to stick around.

 


celluliteThose dimples on your hips, thighs, stomach and buttocks are actually pockets of fat that are very unsightly. The causes of cellulite can be anything from poor circulation and a lack of oxygen to water retention or hormonal changes. It could be related to anything from poor lymph drainage to menstrual cycle problems. Whatever the cause of your cellulite, there are several things you can do to lessen or eliminate it from your body.

Treatment for cellulite is not easy and may be a lifelong struggle if it runs in your family genetically. There are some things you can do whatever the cause of your cellulite. The first thing to do when you attack cellulite is to pay attention to your diet. You may be able to reverse that cellulite by changing your diet. Eat lots of fresh vegetables, buy free-range chickens, turkeys and eggs, organically grown whole grain bread, pulses (beans) and rice. Drink only spring water, fruit juices and herb teas. Do not eat dairy products from cows and cut out any fermented foods. Do eat raw cabbage. It is the best food in the world to eliminate toxins from your body.

Here are four anti-cellulite essential oil synergistic blends.  You can try two oils that you already have or two that you wish to try. I usually use the blend that smells the best to me. My favorite of these blends is the rosemary and juniper blend but sage and patchouli are also nice. Whichever you choose, remember to massage your cellulite areas while they are under water. For all of these blends, use the following proportions for use in the future or use the quantity below for two baths. Use only 6 drops per bath.

ANTI-CELLULITE BATHS

Blend 1

  • 8 drops thyme
  • 4 drops lemon

Blend 2

Blend 3

  • 6 drops rosemary
  • 6 drops juniper

Blend 4

Tomorrow we will discuss a plan of action against cellulite.


Why Skin Moisturizers Are So Important

Author: Natural-Beauty
September 13, 2016

2 skin moisturizerThe key to having super soft skin is to moisturize it. A lot of people I know never use lotions, and as a result, they always have dry and itchy skin that worsens when the weather is dry. But to me, having a moisturizing lotion is so important. I use lotion daily so my skin continues to keep its natural moisture throughout the day.

I think skin moisturizers should be staples in the world of beauty. They are just so important for keeping the youth people desire so much. They’re also important for people with dry skin, as having dry skin is a sign the skin needs more moisture.  People often use abrasive soaps for showering or bathing that can steal the moisture away from the skin. It’s so important to make sure the moisture sticks around by using skin moisturizers.
What’s also great about skin moisturizers is they help relieve skin cracking. When the weather gets dry, sometimes people’s hands crack due to how dry it is. It can be painful, and a great way to avoid it is to make sure your hands and knuckles stay moisturized. There are just so many reasons why you should use skin moisturizers.


Aromatherapy for Hangovers 3

Author: Dr. Larita
September 12, 2016

hangover2Today’s blog is the last on hangovers for a while and it is for those of you who party a little too much on a night when you have to go to work the next morning. I have an aromatherapy formula that will give you the stimulation you need to get the children off to school and get you to work. This formula has a diuretic effect. Use this formula like the one in the last blog; put 8 drops in a bath, rub 2 neat drops around your liver area and 2 neat drops on the back of the neck. Also, like with yesterday’s formula, drink plenty of water and take honey in it too.

The Aromatherapy Hangover Formula for Workers

Blend together and bottle in these proportions.


Aromatherapy for Hangovers 2

Author: Dr. Larita
September 9, 2016

hangoverThe best remedy for a hangover is sleep and some extra rest and relaxation. If you can sleep late and take it easy the next day, here is a relaxing blend of essential oils that will help your body deal with what it went through the night before in the name of fun.

The TLC Hangover Cure

  • 5 drops fennel
  • 3 drops lavender
  • 5 drops sandalwood
  • 10 drops lemon

Blend these in an amber colored bottle to have ready for the next emergency. Use 8 drops in a bath, rub 2 neat drops around your liver area (the right side of the body near the diaphragm and stomach) and 2 neat drops on the back of your neck. Drink plenty of water with honey dissolved in it and also eat a spoonful of honey into which you’ve blended 2 drops of carrot oil.  Tomorrow, I’ll have one more blend for the days you have to go to work after that fun night out that resulted in a hangover.


A Great Skin Tightening Product

Author: Natural-Beauty
September 7, 2016

1 skin tightening faceliftAs time marches on, our minds and bodies change. People associate age with wisdom, but it’s not usually associated with beauty. Even so, I think I look quite beautiful for my age. And honestly, I have a wonderful facelift cream to thank. It helps keep my skin moisturized and healthy, since the cream is made up of natural ingredients that benefit my skin.

The skin tightening cream I use also helps protect my skin from drying out, which is great. I used to have very dry skin, and that was never a good thing. Instead of having itchy and dried out skin, my skin is moisturized and soft, which is lovely. It also makes me look a lot more youthful in general. It tightens up my skin so it doesn’t show wrinkles, and that’s always a positive thing.

But to me, the best thing about this skin tightening product is the fact that it’s completely natural. The ingredients are premium quality, because there aren’t any unwanted chemicals, preservatives, or fillers. It’s just what it says on the bottle, and I’m happy to have it. The skin tightening cream really works for me, and I can’t see me ever stop using it.


KdgIt’s school time again and kids will catch every germ out there, especially Kindergartners because they haven’t built up an immunity yet. This is a great time to make an essential oil hand cleanser that is safe for children. This recipe does not use alcohol like commercial hand cleanser. Your kids can use it without having to wait on the teacher to pass it out. Make some for your child and his friends – you’ll keep everyone safe from germs.

Natural Hand Cleanser for Children

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

To make it, combine all the ingredients together in a 2 ounce plastic bottle. Screw on the lid and shake it gently.

To use it, just spray some essential oil hand cleanser into your palm, and rub your hands together. It feels really good when your skin is dry. I like to use my aloe-based hand cleansers as moisturizers too. (I love that so many Aromatherapy products we can make have multiple uses!)

Thanks to Andrea Butje – Aromahead


Natural Remedy for Poison Ivy

Author: Dr. Larita
September 6, 2016

poison ivyMy husband loves to work in the yard but he is extremely allergic to poison ivy and we always seem to have some hidden in bushes out there.  This weekend, the weed eater broke and he repaired it, but he tinkered with it sans gloves and ended up with another poison ivy rash. If you have ever had poison ivy, you know how miserable the itch can be. We have  a natural remedy for his poison ivy that actually dries the rash quickly and soothes the itch.

Ingredients:
  • hot water in the bathtub
  • 1/2 cup Natural Apple Cider Vinegar, with the mother
  • 1/2 cup epsom salt
  • 8 drops lavender essential oil (for itch)
  • 4 drops tea tree essential oil (antiseptic)
  • 4 drops peppermint essential oil (soothing menthol)
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
Directions:
Mix everything except the baking soda together in the tub water, making sure the salt dissolves.  Lay in the tub for 15 to 20 minutes splashing the mixture onto the affected areas as needed. When you get out of the tub, make a paste with the baking soda by adding a few drops of water and rub this mixture onto the affected areas.


Happy Labor Day

Author: Dr. Larita
September 5, 2016

Happy Labor Day


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.

 


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