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There are so many amazing essential oils that can help guide your meditation.  Here are some recommendations:

Sandalwood:  Sandalwood is possibly the best essential oil for meditation although it is quite expensive.  It is extremely cleansing and can break up the negative thoughts and stress that cloud your mind.  If you are experiencing inner noise and a busy mind that is taking away from your ability to focus, relax, and meditate, sandalwood can help clear the chatter.  It is also a hypotensive which can help lower your blood pressure so you can also physically relax during your meditation. Amyris is a wonderful substitute for sandalwood that is not as expensive and has the same amazing properties.

Clary Sage:  Clary sage has been used by cultures all over the world for thousands of years to remove negative energies from a space.  Using clary sage during meditation can clear the room of any negative energies that can influence and distract the mind from focusing.  Clary sage is also an antidepressant so it can help lift your mood, so that you have a positive meditative experience.

Frankincense:  Frankincense is the most powerful essential oil for the spirit.  It promotes grounding, balancing, and openness.  Frankincense can help you connect with your spiritual self.  Frankincense can also help stabilize your root chakra, so that your energy can flow through your chakras.  Frankincense is also has numerous holistic benefits.  It can help reduce pain and inflammation, relieve stress, and clear your nasal passages.  All of these things can distract you during meditation, so it is a great oil to incorporate into your meditation for the health of your mind, body, and spirit.

Lavender:  Lavender is an antianxiety, antidepressant, and relaxant.  Lavender is one of the best essential oils for meditation because its calming properties can put your mind in the right frame to achieve clarity and enlightenment from meditation.  It also helps stabilize and calm you, so if you are having a restless meditation session, you can balance yourself and really focus.

Eucalyptus:  Meditation requires focusing and controlling your breathing.  However, if your airways are blocked or inflamed, you will have difficulty achieving a meditative state.  Eucalyptus is an expectorant and can help clear the airways and release chest tightness, enabling you to breathe deeply and steadily.

Neroli:  Neroli is an extremely spiritually transformative essential oil.  Used during meditation, it can help promote self-love and acceptance, reduce your fears, and inspire creativity.  In the body, Neroli reduces pain and inflammation, decreases blood pressure and cortisol levels, and is an anticonvulsant.  The centering spiritual and physical effects of neroli have a profound impact on meditation and can help you achieve mindfulness, clarity, and inner peace.

Incorporating essential oils into your meditation routine can help your mind focus and center.  It can also clear the negative energies and mind talk that can distract you from achieving mindfulness and enlightenment.  Essential oils can also help soothe your body and connect you. to your spiritual self.  Essential oils are a truly amazing way to enhance your meditation experience.  However, if you are using essential oils for meditation, you need to ensure you are incorporating only the highest quality oils or you will not get the full therapeutic benefits.

Thanks to Organic Aromas Pure and Simple


Aromatherapy and Meditation

Author: Dr. Larita
November 28, 2016

meditationIn this day and age, most of us think we are too busy to start a new routine but if you are stressed out in every day life, starting a practice of meditation can really calm you down, refocus how you use your energy and start you on a happier, healthier way. Using essential oils can help you start a meditation routine and allow you to focus on it enough to get amazing benefits.

Essential oils can be used in two different ways to facilitate meditation.  First you can diffuse the oil into the air using an essential oil diffuser to promote aromatherapy inhalation.  During meditation, aromatherapy inhalation can help stimulate the senses, promote relaxation, and create an ambient space so you can really focus.  The second way is to directly apply thee essential oils to your skin.  There are several ways to do this during meditation.  You can apply the essential oil to sore areas that can distract your mind, you can apply it to your palms for self-directed inhalation, or you can apply it to your pulse points so it can quickly reach the targeted areas.  So how you incorporate your essential oils into your meditation depends entirely on what you need to achieve. If you are using a strong essential oil like peppermint, you will need to dilute it with a carrier oil before applying it directly to your skin.


A Natural Cure for Indigestion

Author: Dr. Larita
November 25, 2016

I notice that the older I get the more my digestive processes (among many other things) change.  Yesterday was Thanksgiving and after eating more than I should have of the delicious meal, I was miserable. My stomach was killing me. I usually drink peppermint tea when I have indigestion but this seemed worse than usual so I wanted a little something extra.

I made my peppermint tea and then I added a drop of ginger essential oil. My husband likes to eat crystallized ginger which is a candy and a little too sweet for me. The ginger essential oil in my tea was much better to me. When I had finished the cup (and after an unladylike loud burp) my stomach felt much better.  The next time you have indigestion, try a drop of ginger  essential oil  in your peppermint tea.


Happy Thanksgiving

Author: Dr. Larita
November 24, 2016

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What are you thankful for? I am thankful for health, home, family, friends and food!


Happy Thanksgiving Week

Author: Dr. Larita
November 21, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

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Lavender essential oil is the most basic oil to have in your home because of its various health benefits. It is a natural antibiotic, antiseptic, antidepressant, sedative, and detoxifier. Lavender oil promotes healing, prevents scarring, stimulates the immune system, and factors in the healing process by stimulating the cells of an injury to rejuvenate more quickly.

 

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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.


Aromatherapy Essential Oils Make My Life a Lot Better

Author: Natural-Beauty
November 18, 2016

4-aromatherapy-essential-oilsWhen I have the right kinds of essential oils in my home, I am able to improve my mood and make it so that I can enjoy my day a whole lot better. There are many different types of oils that I can use all around my home to make it so that I feel certain ways. Diffusing citrus oils can help me wake up in the morning while diffusing lavender can make it easier for me to get to sleep at the end of the day.

It is wonderful for me to be able to have oils like these on hand just in case I end up needing them for some reason. I keep plenty of different types of aromatherapy essential oils all around my home to use when they are needed. It is good to just have something around that can be used when I really need to relax or when I need to energize myself for a big day.

I am always surprised by how well these different types of essential oils work for me just because it seems like a smell couldn’t have that much effect on a person. They definitely work well for me since my mood can completely change just from diffusing the right kind of oils around my home.


Essential Oils for Baby

Author: Dr. Larita
November 17, 2016

Do not use essential oil on a baby until it is at least 24 hours old and even then, only if you have good reason to use it. One good reason is dry and wrinkled skin which many babies have after being in amniotic fluid for nine months and especially if they were overdue or induced. When my first daughter was born, she was absolutely beautiful with lots of curly hair and smooth, clear skin. When my second daughter was born 18 months later I was expecting the same beautiful little angel but she had red splotches and thin straight hair!

If your baby is born with skin problems or develops them early on, you can have a synergistic essential oil blend ready to treat it right away.

  • Wrinkled skin – Mix 8 drops chamomile and 1 drop lavender then put 3 drops of this mixture in 2 tablespoons of  the carrier oil mixture of almond oil, evening primrose oil and  jojoba oil discussed earlier.
  • Diaper rash – 1 drop chamomile and 1 drop lavender. When you wash baby’s bottom, use a cotton ball dipped in a bowl of 1 pint warm water with one drop of your diaper rash blend added. Swish the water around well first. Use a clean cotton ball each time until baby is clean and then dry baby’s bottom. Add 1 drop of your essential oil blend to 4 teaspoons of a castor oil cream and zinc mixture. If you have stored your synergistic blend in an amber glass bottle, you can just mix one drop in with 2 teaspoons of the cream and store this in a small sterile container (pill box) and use as necessary.
  • Cradle cap – Mix 1 drop eucalyptus/lemon oil and 1 drop geranium oil and add it to 2 tablespoons of almond oil and shake well. Apply very gently  to the scalp with your fingertips avoiding baby’s soft spot. Use this formula once a day until the cradle cap goes away.


Essential Oils for Newborns

Author: Dr. Larita
November 16, 2016

If you are pregnant and want to use pure and natural essential oils to keep your baby in good health and treat him or her when necessary for illness, you should start looking now for appropriate small containers to keep the baby’s various creams and lotions in. Your essential oils will come in small brown glass bottles but you will also need tiny pots or pillboxes that have been washed and sterilized. When the baby’s here and you need an essential oil remedy, you don’t want to have to run around looking for a container for the very small quantities you will use.

The essential oils to use for newborn babies are dill, chamomile, or lavender and only in one of two different methods. The first method is to place a bowl of steaming water on the floor in baby’s room, away from the baby’s head. Add 1 drop of essential oil to the steaming water so that it fills the room as it rises with the steam. Do not  use more than one drop of essential oil added to a pint of water.

The other way to use essential oils in the baby’s room is to add it to a glazed surface diffuser. Do not use the natural-looking porous clay type of diffuser with babies and children because you need to be able to clean the diffuser thoroughly and that is not possible with clay diffusers. Even one single drop of essential oil added neat to a diffuser  is too much for babies. You must add 1 drop of oil to 2 teaspoons of water, mix well and then add a little of this mixture to the diffuser bowl.

Use dill essential oil if your baby is ill with any kind of digestive problem,  such as colic, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, or regurgitation. If the baby has trouble sleeping, use chamomile in the diffuser. Use lavender essential oil to clean up the air in baby’s room and make it smell pleasant. Lavender is also exceptional for its antibiotic, antiseptic, disinfectant and  antiviral properties. Even though you only use 1 drop diluted in water in the baby’s diffuser, the fragrance will be lovely and much better for baby than chemical air fresheners that you can buy for the nursery.


Keep Skin Hydrated

Author: Natural-Beauty
November 15, 2016

Is your skin flaky even though it’s not even winter yet? Moisture is the key to healthy, comfortable skin. Start by upping the amount of water you drink on a daily basis. Your body needs water to function, including repairing damaged skin cells.

Next, try using a gentle body exfoliant a few times a week to clear away dead, dry skin cells. Use less hot water when you shower, as hot water can deplete natural oils that your body produces. Finally, follow up with skin moisturizers. You may need to use different moisturizers for your body and facial skin, as facial skin tends to be more sensitive.


Tips for Effective Use of Facial Cleansers

Author: Natural-Beauty
November 14, 2016

If you’ve been using bar soap to wash your face, you might have realized that this soap can irritate your skin. Soap that is not designed specifically for the face can simply be too harsh for this more sensitive 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 using a 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 the eyes because it is sensitive and can stretch over time if 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.


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