Archive for October, 2016

An Aromatherapy Halloween Party

Author: Dr. Larita
October 31, 2016

Children and adults both love Halloween parties – all those costumes and games bring lots of laughter and delight. You can make your guests, children and adults, special cakes and cookies. You can make those treats magical by flavoring your favorite cupcake recipe with a tiny amount of geranium or sandalwood essential oil.

Play your favorite games at the party but add a little bit of aromatherapy drama and flair. Get a piece of self lighting charcoal, the kind sold in specialty stores that stock incense, light it and put it in a heat resistant ash catcher. When the charcoal has started to burn and has a white ash on top, place 2-4 drops of essential oil on it. This will start to billow very fragrant smoke and will impress your Halloween guests. Use a heavy essential oil like patchouli or a woodsy scent like cedarwood. If any of your guests are afraid a real witch is coming, (because of your ghost stories) you can use frankincense to scare away the evil spirits.


Organic Body Care Items Make it Easy for Me to Care for My Skin

Author: Natural-Beauty
October 28, 2016

1-healthy-skinWhile I have tried all kinds of different products that can be used with my skin on a regular basis, many of these different types of products are items that I just cannot use on my skin. Some of the products have harsh ingredients that can actually make it so that my skin begins to break out a lot. I have to do what I can to avoid different ingredients that are too harsh for my body.

To make sure that I can give my skin the best items possible, I try to make sure that I stick with something that has much more natural ingredients on the whole. It is best for me to use a complete range of different types of organic body care items that can make it so that my skin looks and feels its best. These items have the best nutrients for my body.

It is great to be able to have these items around since they really do a great job of improving the overall look and feel of my home. I feel really great whenever I have used a bunch of different types of these products on my body since I know that I am looking much more amazing than I would without them.


Anti-Aging Neck Care II

Author: Dr. Larita
October 28, 2016

When your neck starts showing signs of age, you might want to give it a special tightening treatment with the following synergistic  blend of essential oils. Use 10 drops of rose, 7 drops clary-sage, 10 drops lemon, and 20 drops carrot essential oil blended well with 1 teaspoon  of evening primrose oil. Gently massage this mixture into the skin and leave it on for at least ten minutes before wiping off the excess oil.

After a long cold winter of wearing turtle-neck sweaters and woolen scarves, the neck will benefit greatly if you slough off dead skin cells, brighten up and tone the neck and prepare it for a treatment oil as discussed in part I of anti-aging neck care. Mix 1 teaspoon of ground almond with 1/2 teaspoon of jojoba oil into a paste and rub it all over the neck and chest area in upward movements. Leave this on for 10 minutes then rinse it off with water followed by a rinse with the following tonic water: 1/4 teaspoon cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon spring water, 1 teaspoon witch hazel, and 2 drops lemon essential oil. Mix the lemon essential oil with the witch hazel and then blend that with the other ingredients. Rinse most of the paste off with water and then add the vinegar tonic water to the final rinse until all the almond paste is gone. Finish the treatment by massaging the neck with a natural moisturizing cream.


Anti-Aging Neck Care

Author: Dr. Larita
October 27, 2016

Have you ever seen a woman whose face was beautiful but when you glanced at her neck, you thought about a turkey? No matter how much make up and concealer is on the face, if you don’t take care of the delicate skin on your neck, it will be like seeing a beautiful flower on a stalk that can not support it. The neck is one of the first places the body begins to show age.  Crinkled skin, loss of elasticity, wrinkles and double chins all lead one to look older even though great care is put into maintaining the good looks of the face. You can try to keep your neck covered with a scarf but that is not practical and, thankfully, the neck responds extremely well to essential oil treatments.

The essential oils to use for tightening the skin on the neck area are rose, geranium, clary-sage, lemon, lemongrass, black pepper, or carrot. Use any one of these oils added to a carrier oil like jojoba, evening primrose, or avocado to begin your treatments.  The neck is a very delicate area and must be cleansed with the same care you use on your face. Add one drop of one of the above essential oils to each 3/4 teaspoon of your usual cleansing cream. Then each night before bed apply the following blend: 8 drops of pettigraine, 3 drops of orange, 10 drops carrot oil, 14 drops palma rosa, and 5 drops of lemon blended well with 3 teaspoons jojoba oil, 2 teaspoons wheatgerm oil, and 2 teaspoons of avocado oil. Leave this on for a few minutes and then wipe off any excess with a tissue before going to bed.


Online Natural Products Are A Great Way To Have Natural Beauty

Author: Natural-Beauty
October 26, 2016

4-massageThere are tons of natural products online that you can use to help bring out your natural beauty and to help care for yourself and your skin without resorting to anything that will be filled with chemicals that are harmful. It is nice to be able to pamper yourself and your skin and use products that you don’t have to be worried about at all.

There are lots of great natural products out there for helping you to look and feel your best whether you want to relax with some good massage and body oil or you want to get some natural cream that will help your skin to look fabulous each and every day. It is not hard to find some great natural products online that you can use and be happy with all the time.

It is nice to shop for online natural products because you can have a large selection and all of the kinds of products that you are looking for. You can have the best care for every part of you with natural hair products, natural massage oil, natural oils, and some good aromatherapy as well. The options are endless with the right natural products.


Alternative Care for the Flu

Author: Dr. Larita
October 25, 2016

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Last flu season, my husband had the flu in all its glory for a week. He was coughing, sneezing, feverish and completely miserable. I took his temperature and it went from 100.7 to 101.5 and stayed high for two days before finally going down to 99.8. I knew I was at risk for catching what he had so I started treating myself with preventive alternative medicines. I sprayed with my thyme and lavender spray, drank my clove and lavender tea and kept my illness down to a minimum.

My worst day was Saturday. On Friday afternoon, I started coughing, sneezing and feeling headachy. I was on the phone with a client and he said I should drink cider vinegar to help get rid of my symptoms. I did that but I added my black seed oil to the vinegar. Another client said I should cut a clove of garlic and put it on my feet when I went to bed. I did that too, along with drinking my essential oil tea, rubbing my throat, chest and sinuses with jojoba oil mixed with a drop of thyme, 2 drops lavender and 3 drops eucalyptus essential oils. I still had a slight cough but I was basically well and I went to work the next morning while my husband was still sick. Essential oils and aromatherapy really work.


essential oils for coldsMany essential oils have anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. If you have a humidifier in your home to keep the air from getting dry, you can add essential oils to the water. Another way to use them is to inhale them directly to treat any respiratory problems you may have. There are five essential oils that are awesome for treating respiratory problems.

  • Clove oil can be used in a home-made gargle by adding a few drops to a cup of warm water and gargling. Clove oil has a cooling effect and anti-inflammatory properties and this will sooth your sore throat.
  • Peppermint is a great essential oil to use as an expectorant and decongestant so it will really sooth a dry cough and sore throat. Simply add a few drops to a cup of hot water and sip. Rub a few drops on the back of the neck or on the bottom of the feet and any fever you have will simply vanish. Peppermint is also good for eliminating the headache that so often accompanies a cold.
  • Oregano is called a “natural antibiotic”.  It is very strong so only use 2-4 drops in a glass of water to eliminate sore throat and sinus infections.
  • Eucalyptus has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-viral, expectorant, antibiotic, decongestant and many more properties that make it an exceptional essential oil to use during the cold and flu season. Eucalyptus oil can be used to fight tuberculosis and it can have an antimicrobial effect on all kinds of bacteria and viruses. It is also known to cure bronchitis and asthma.
  • Juniper berry oil also has great anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties. For bronchitis, add a few drops of juniper to your vaporizer for a very soothing effect. For deep chest colds, use a combination of juniper oil mixed with eucalyptus in an inhalation therapy treatment for an even better result.

 


Facial steams are relaxing,  stress-relieving and great pampering routines that can be done once a week, or for those with very sensitive or dry skin, once a month. Steaming is an excellent way to increase circulation to the skin, promote the release of toxins and impurities, deep cleanse and open pores, and experience the benefits of essential oils and herbs.

To prepare a facial steam, you’ll need a large heat-safe bowl, boiling water, a towel, and the essential oils or herbs you want to use. Combine the hot water and essential oils/herbs in the bowl, place the towel over your head, and lean over the bowl in such a way that the towel creates a tent, keeping the steam in. Keep your face a comfortable distance above the water, breathe deeply and enjoy for up to five minutes taking breaks as needed.

Essential oils can be calming, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, balancing, and fungicidal. Some common oils you might already have include lavender, tea tree, chamomile, clary sage, and neroli. You can use fresh or dried herbs as well, including comfrey, rosemary, lemon balm, chamomile, fennel, mint, and more. Chose your additions based on your needs at the time, or simply work with combinations that smell right to you, whether they are invigorating, relaxing or simply delicious!


Facial Cleansers

Author: Dr. Larita
October 20, 2016

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If you use regular soap to wash your face, you probably know that this kind of soap can irritate your skin. Soap that is not designed specifically for your face can be much too tough on sensitive facial skin. For that reason, facial cleansers are a great way to remove the grime and dirt of the day without damaging or drying out your face.

When you use a moisturizing facial cleanser, remember that you should wash twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Give the facial cleanser time to work. Rub it into the skin in a circular motion, and then let it sit for about half a minute before removing.

When washing and drying your face, be careful not to pull at the skin, especially the skin around your eyes because it is sensitive and can stretch over time when repeatedly pulled. Know the benefits of your specific facial cleanser. If it contains moisturizers, you could be done after the initial face wash. If your skin feels dry, however, apply a basic face specific moisturizer.


A Skin Tightening Cream Helps You Look Good Without Surgery

Author: Natural-Beauty
October 19, 2016

3-great-skinYou don’t have to go through a painful procedure to be able to look your best when you can have some quality skin products working for you. These products will help to ensure that you can keep your youthful glow alive no matter what age you are. Using some good cream for skin tightening can really help you look your best every day.

Having great skin really shows and it is always nice when you can have the skin that you can be proud of and that you can show off without feeling like you want to hide your skin or your face. A good cream can do wonders for your complexion and leave it bright and leave your skin looking youthful and having that glow that people love.

A good skin tightening cream can really do wonders for how your skin feels and the way that it looks. It is a nice alternative so that you can have a natural remedy and you don’t have to worry about having dry skin or skin that is saggy. An all-natural cream is definitely something to look into for your skin needs. You can use this cream and feel good about doing something that is natural and without chemicals.


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