Archive for October, 2017

Lip Gloss with Essential Oils

Author: Dr. Larita
October 31, 2017

Lips are for kissing and they should always be at their best and ready for a little romance. None of us like it if our lips become lined, infected or the site of a herpes virus infection or a cold sore. Dry cracked lips are unattractive whether they got that way from too much sun, too much cold weather or from ill health. Many commercial lip gloss products contain petroleum or animal fat which I don’t want on my lips so here is an all natural alternative that you can make at home.

Protective Lip Gloss Base

  • 1 ounce white beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops jojoba oil
  • 5 drops carrot oil
  • 1 capsule vitamin E (optional)

Lip Gloss Essential Oils

Use a double boiler to melt the beeswax, then add the sweet almond oil stirring constantly. Next add the jojoba oil, carrot oil, and vitamin E and stir again. Finally, mix in 10 drops of your chosen essential oil from the above list. Store your lip balm in a small container and keep it in a cool dry place.


Aromatherapy Hand Cleanser

Author: Dr. Larita
October 30, 2017

Do you have a job where you shake hands with people all the time? Then you should carry this aromatherapy hand cleanser with you to stay safe from germs naturally without alcohol in your hand cleanser. Make this essential oil hand cleanser and keep it in your pocket or purse for anytime you need clean hands.

Siberian Fir Hand Cleanser

  • 1 oz (28 g) aloe vera gel 
  • 8 drops Siberian fir
  • 5 drops tea tree 
  • 5 drops lavender

Make your blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) flip-top bottle. (Sometimes this is called a “disc-top.”) Combine all of your ingredients in the bottle, and you’re done. Be sure to shake it before you use it

Thanks to Andrea Butje, Aromahead for today’s blog.


Skin Tightening Products Help Me Melt Away My Wrinkles

Author: Natural-Beauty
October 28, 2017

As I have gotten older, I have started to hate the image that I see each time I look into a mirror more and more. It is very difficult for me to watch my face age and change before my eyes. I don’t like the way that my eyes have started to look more wrinkly and the way my face seems to sag. For this reason, I have begun to look for a variety of products that can help to tighten my skin.

It has been fairly easy for me to find a wide selection of products that are ones that are perfect for skin tightening and making these wrinkles just meld away. With a combination of natural skin creams and many other anti aging products, I have managed to make it so that I look so much younger on the whole. It is great to be able to see a new me whenever I look in the mirror.

Being able to make myself look young again is something that I am really happy about. It feels so much better to know that my face is starting to look so much more beautiful as a result of all of the great anti aging products that I have been using on a regular basis.


Yesterday I mentioned carpal tunnel syndrome in a blog discussing oregano essential oil. That started me thinking about my own carpal tunnel and I did a little digging for more remedies for carpal tunnel and I found a blend in Valerie Ann Worwood’s book, “The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy.”

Carpal tunnel is the compression of nerves or tendons in the wrist. It is usually found in people who use the wrists in the same way for long periods, like me – I’m at the computer at least 8 to 10 hours a day. To alleviate the problem, massage your wrists and fore arms twice a day with the 2-3 drops of the blend below diluted in a teaspoon of carrier oil.


Using Oregano Essential Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
October 26, 2017

Aristotle, the Greek philosopher noticed that turtles who ate snakes ate oregano right afterwords. The oregano appeared to keep them from being poisoned or getting sick, so he started recommending it as an antidote for poisoning from snake bites. There are many practical uses for oregano today and here are just a few for you to try.

  • Put 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of sweet almond oil and rub it on the chest and throat for allergies, asthma, bronchitis, and congestion. You can also use 2-3 drops in a steam inhalation for the same ailments.
  • Put 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and massage the affected area for arthritis, backache, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscular pain and rheumatism.
  • Put 2-3 drops in a diffuser or 8-10 drops in your night time bath water for chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, or nervous tension.
  • Put 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage the affected area daily for cellulite. The same mixture can be used as needed for fungal infections.
  • Put 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of liquid shea oil and massage on the temples and neck to get rid of headaches and migraines. You can also put this mixture on a hot or cold compress.
  • Put 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of jojoba oil and rub it on the chest and abdomen for indigestion.

To promote menstruation or alleviate premenstrual syndrome, use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and massage on the lower abdomen and lower back. A hot compress using this mix also works for these symptom, as well as using 8-10 drops in the bath water.

To increase lymphatic circulation, use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and massage all over the body. For sprains and swelling, use 2-3 drops on a cold compress. To boost the immune system after an illness, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser. Oregano mixes well (in case you want to make a synergistic blend) with cedar, basil, bergamot, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, orange, rosemary, tea tree and thyme.


Essential Oils for Overeating

Author: Dr. Larita
October 25, 2017

It’s official, the holidays are here. There are  Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations on display in stores everywhere. That reminded me to let readers know about the essential oils that will help when you have eaten too much. Every year I tell myself I won’t eat too much at Thanksgiving but I always manage to feel stuffed after dinner because I have to taste everything. Even if I just put a teaspoon of everything on my plate, it still turns out to be too much.

Essential oils will not dissolve all the extra food you eat for dinner or the extra Halloween candy you indulge in but they will allow you to digest that food more easily. The best way to use essential oils for digestion is in a honey tea. Mix 1 or 2 drops of essential oil into a teaspoon of honey, put it in a mug, pour hot water on it, mix it up and then sip the drink slowly. You can use any one of the following essential oils:

  • lemon
  • ginger
  • cumin
  • peppermint
  • spearmint
  • cardamom
  • dill
  • mandarin
My favorite essential oil is peppermint if I’m only going to use one oil for overindulgence. However, it might be a good idea to be ready for the holiday season and make a synergistic blend of essential oils to have ready whenever you overeat. Once you have blended the following oils together in these proportions, use 1 to 2 drops in honey tea.
  • 10 drops mandarin
  • 2 drops peppermint
  • 2 drops ginger
  • 5 drops lemon
  • 3 drops coriander


Organic Oils are Ideal for My Skin

Author: Natural-Beauty
October 24, 2017

organic oilsAs I began to look at some different types of oils that I might be able to use on my skin to keep my skin healthy, I took a lot of time to look at the various kinds of oils and to find the best kinds of oils that were ones that would work for me. It was spectacular to be able to choose a variety of oils that were ones that were perfect for me to use on a regular basis.

I found many great kinds of essential oils that could be mixed with carrier oils for the best possible treatment of my body. The scent of these oils was something that stayed with me all day and made it so that treating my body with this oil was even more rewarding. It has been great for me to be able to use a range of organic oils on my skin on a regular basis.

Being able to keep my skin looking its very best is something that I have devoted a great deal of time to. I have managed to find many different types of oils that are ones that can help to keep my skin smooth and soft all winter long.


Halloween Party Souvenirs

Author: Dr. Larita
October 24, 2017

Yesterday we talked about having a Halloween party using essential oils. and I know this is the day after Halloween but maybe you can use it for next year. If you have enough adult supervision at your party, candles will give a magical effect to your decorations. You can fragrance your candles with cedarwood, pine or vetiver to give off a deep and mysterious fragrance to the atmosphere.

Send your guests home with a Halloween party witches’ broom souvenir. Gather twigs for the brooms and soak them in water scented with a strong woody fragrance like pine or cypress. You can also use an earthy scent like vetiver. Let the twigs dry and then tie them into bundles. You can threaten to give them to only the good witches but when you actually pass them out, please give to all the guests, good and bad alike.

 


An Aromatherapy Halloween Party

Author: Dr. Larita
October 23, 2017

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.


Stress Synergistic Blends 2

Author: Dr. Larita
October 20, 2017

Here are specific blends for levels one and three types of stress:

Insomnia

  • 14 drops lemon
  • 9 drops marjoram
  • 8 drops vetiver
Depression
  • 15 drops geranium
  • 12 drops nutmeg
  • 8 drops neroli
Fears
  •  15 drops rose
  • 10 drops chamomile
  • 5 drops petitgraine
Despair
  • 15 drops rose
  • 10 drops petitgraine
  • 5 drops neroli
Guilt
  • 20 drops sandalwood
  • 5 drops chamomile
  • 5 drops clary-sage
Low immunity (viral infection)
  • 10 drops vetiver
  • 10 drops lavender
  • 10 drops geranium

 

 


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