Archive for May, 2017

Stress Synergistic Blends

Author: Dr. Larita
May 31, 2017

Yesterday we talked about the four levels of stress and I started giving you recipes for stresses in level two. Today I have recipes for stresses in levels one and three. You can use one of the following three blends  for general use. First, 15 drops of clary-sage, 10 drops of lemon and 5 drops of lavender. Second, 15 drops of marjoram, 10 drops of lemon and 5 drops of chamomile. Last, 17 drops of pettigraine, 8 drops of nutmeg and 5 drops of neroli.

I also have some formulas you can try for more specific uses. Remember you can use the blend in a diffuser or a spray bottle. If you can not use either of those methods on the job, put one or two drops on a tissue and sniff it occasionally during the day at work. At night take a bath and use 6 to 8 drops of your blend in the bath water and also make a massage oil to rub over your body before bed.

Tiredness

  • 10 drops lemon
  • 15 drops lavender
  • 5 drops clary-sage

Irritability

  • 12 drops pettigraine
  • 10 drops nutmeg
  • 8 drops sandalwood

Headaches

  • 10 drops geranium
  • 10 drops chamomile
  • 10 drops lavender


Aromatherapy for Stress 5

Author: Dr. Larita
May 30, 2017

I am stressed from writing about stress. I am just going to give you a list of essential oil synergistic blends to use for distressed conditions that we all have at different times in our lives. This is a continuation of the synergistic blends for stress level 2 but these blends are for more specific uses such as:

Helplessness/Apathy

  • 15 drops grapefruit
  • 10 drops rosemary
  • 5 drops lavender

Depression/Guilt

  • 15 drops geranium
  • 10 drops bergamot
  • 5 drops lavender

Anxiety

  • 10 drops geranium
  • 10 drops lavender
  • 10 drops palma rosa

Muscular Pain

  • 15 drops cypress
  • 10 drops lavender
  • 5 drops rosemary

Unexplained Aches and Chills

  • 15 drops ginger
  • 10 drops lavender
  • 5 drops cardamom

Digestive Problems

  • 15 drops coriander
  • 10 drops grapefruit
  • 5 drops cypress

 

 

 


Happy Memorial Day

Author: Dr. Larita
May 29, 2017

May God Bless You and Your Family

Have a wonderful day


Aromatherapy for Earaches

Author: Dr. Larita
May 26, 2017

Many children miss too much school because of the pain of earaches. If it’s your baby, all they can do is cry. Recurrent earaches could be a sign of a perforated eardrum or an infection and the child should see a pediatrician. However, for a common earache, use one teaspoon of warm sweet almond oil with one drop of lavender and one drop of chamomile added and blended well. Soak a small cotton ball in the mixture and use it to plug the ear.

You can also massage around the ear area, up the neck and across the cheekbone with the following mixture diluted in 1 teaspoon of almond oil:

  1. Tea tree – 3 drops
  2. Thyme – 1 drop
  3. Lavender – 2 drops


Aromatherapy Diffusers

Author: Dr. Larita
May 25, 2017

Aromatherapy is a proven way to elevate the mood, relax the senses, and even relieve various ailments such as headaches and colds. For these reasons it has been used in homes and by many spas worldwide. More and more people are enjoying the effects of aromatherapy everyday. All you need is a little education about which oils to use and about diffusers with which to use them.

With the use of essential oil diffusers, a room or a spa can be kept fragrant for hours. All it takes is a few drops of essential oil in water and the area will smell relaxing and soothing. If you are in an office and the atmosphere is tense and stressful, use 10 drops of lavender and/or chamomile essential oil to calm the nerves and relax the stressful situations. If you are at home and want your rooms to smell homey for the company you are expecting, choose a citrus scented essential oil like grapefruit or lemon to fragrance your rooms. When a family member has a cold or the flu, use 8 drops of eucalyptus, 3 drops of lavender, and 5 drops of tea tree essential oil on the sick room diffuser to make your loved one feel better and rid the room of germs. Diffusers come in many different designs and styles. You are sure to find one that is pleasing to you but be sure to get a diffuser made of non-porous material so that you can wipe out the bowl when you want to use a different essential oil.


Pure Essential Oil Helps Me Stay On Top Of My Busy Life

Author: Natural-Beauty
May 24, 2017

I have always been a huge fan of natural healing and it is nice when I can have some essential oils to help me to get through each day with grace. I love finding some essential oils for helping me to sleep better, to help me get rid of aches and pains, and for helping me to be emotionally healthy as well. There are some great essential oils out there.

Staying on top of my busy life is so much easier when I have some great essential oils on my side. I love that I can feel good about using essential oils and not feel like I am just putting a bunch of chemicals into my body. There are a variety of essential oils to choose from and finding the best ones for my needs is easy.

I really like to shop online for some pure essential oil so that I can enjoy getting some great benefits for my body and my soul. It is nice to be able to shop online so that I don’t have to worry about sitting in traffic or about spending time finding some parking or about any other hassles. I can always find the essential oils that I am looking for.


What’s That Funny Smell?

Author: Dr. Larita
May 24, 2017

A friend and I were discussing the band aid on her finger one morning and she told me she had gone to the doctor because her finger was infected at the site of a hang-nail and he suggested she purchase some tea tree oil. We had discussed tea tree oil before because of its anti fungal, anti bacterial, anti viral properties and I thought it could possibly take the place of some of the prescriptions she used so often.

Later in the day I smelled the strong scent of tea tree oil and I kept hearing the question, “What’s that smell?” My colleague came into my office and we had a good laugh because she had spilled half the bottle of tea tree oil when she was changing her band aid but she didn’t want anyone to know that the strong smell was coming from her cubicle and anyway her finger was feeling a lot better.


Aromatherapy for Home

Author: Dr. Larita
May 23, 2017

The first impression of your home is the aroma that greets guests as they enter. This first sniff says a lot about your household, whether there are pets and smokers, the kind of food cooked there, etc. Real estate agents are becoming more aware of the importance of aromatherapy and have started advising their clients to create a homey atmosphere when trying to sell their house by baking cookies or bread and putting on a fresh pot of coffee when expecting home viewers.

If you are not a baker, you might want to know that a few drops of clary-sage or lemon essential oil will put your new home buyers or any guests at ease. They might comment, “Your home has such a lovely relaxed atmosphere, we don’t know why.” You can rest assured it is because of the scent of clary-sage or lemon essential oil that you have in your diffuser!


Repair Your Hair Naturally

Author: Dr. Larita
May 22, 2017

If your hair is dry, it is probably because your sebaceous glands are not producing enough oil to keep it  healthy. The protective oils produced by your hair are essential for protecting it from the elements but exposure to sun, wind, heat and chemicals can damage hair, leaving it frizzy.  Split ends, broken shafts and a rough texture are all signs that your hair is lacking a sufficient sebum coating.

Dry hair fixes include:

  • Using a very gentle shampoo followed by a cream conditioner that you leave on for several minutes (on your hair, not your scalp)
  • Avoiding the use of chemical products such as hair dye and styling products because they can be very harsh on hair and wearing a hat if you’re going to be out in the sun, and a swimming cap if you’re going to be in chlorinated water
  • Adding a few drops of oil (coconut, jojoba, olive oil, etc) will give protective moisture to hair if you simply place a few drops  in your hands, rub your hands together and then work through your hair to give it a light sheen
  • Drying hair on the low or coolest setting if you must blow it dry
  • Combing your hair in the shower with conditioner in it because this is the time your hair is at its smoothest and strongest; otherwise, use a boar bristle brush, which will be more gentle and less likely to tear hair, as well as helping to distribute oil through the hair
  • Washing your hair less often and using a weekly deep conditioner
  • Having your hair trimmed if you are experiencing split ends- at least 1/2 inch above the splits


Natural Exfoliants

Author: Dr. Larita
May 19, 2017

Exfoliants remove dry, flaky surface skin and cleanse deep within the pores. Use your exfoliant instead of soap. Make a small amount at a time so it doesn’t spoil and store it in a covered container so it won’t dry out quickly and use it within 3 days. If this is too much work for you, you can always use a natural exfoliating soap that is gentle to the skin.

Facial Scrub

  • 1 part oatmeal
  • 1/3 part cornmeal
  • 1/3 part herbs lavender and peppermint
  • sprinkle of clay

Grind the ingredients in a coffee grinder to a fine powder and store it in a closed container. To use the scrub, make a paste using 1 teaspoon scrub powder and enough water (from your steam tea) to moisten. Apply the paste to your dampened face and gently scrub. Rinse with warm water. If you want, you can use the mixture as a mask by leaving it on for 10 minutes before you rinse.

 

 

 


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