Archive for November, 2017

Do you crave sugar? Most of us do. Science has found that sugar addiction is just as serious as heroin and cocaine addiction. Some may not agree with that but sugar has been proven to cause some serious negative impacts such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome. You can kick the sugar habit by using natural peppermint essential oil.

Giving up sugar can take you through changes all the way from weakness to cravings or indigestion but as your body adjusts to a life without refined sugar, using peppermint essential oil can make you feel stronger and overall healthier. It has an effect on blood pressure, heart rate both of which can change when giving up refined sugar. Peppermint oil has also been found to treat indigestion and stomach pain in people with irritable bowel syndrome. Stomach issues often arise when getting off refined sugar, as your body goes through a detoxing period.

There are many sugar substitutes that you can use that don’t involve the use of nasty chemicals (like many synthetic sweeteners do). Instead reach for fresh, ripe fruit to help satisfy your innate and very crucial need for glucose, a sugary compound our brains depend on to properly function.

Reducing your dependency on refined sugary junk food can result in a smaller waistline. The benefits of eliminating or cutting down refined sugar intake are endless – and peppermint oil can help!

How To Use Peppermint Oil

1. Apply drops of peppermint oil to your temples and to the insides of your wrists.
2. Repeat the above every morning and evening.
3. Inhale the peppermint oil directly by using a diffuser or by putting 2-3 drops on a cotton ball or tissue and inhaling throughout the day.

 


Rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammation of the joints, can occur at any age. It affects connective tissues and may be brought on when the autoimmune system turns on itself and then attacks healthy cells. When this happens, joints can become useless and muscle starts wasting away. Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include acute or chronic pain, headaches, and tender swollen lymph nodes.

Nutrition is important in the treatment of arthritis. Limit or cut out completely dairy and wheat products, red meat, salt, sugar, acidic fruits, and soft drinks. Eat vegetarian foods, white fish and poultry, plus lots of salads with raw vegetables and any form of cooked or uncooked cabbage. Drink lots of water and add carrot juice to your diet. Increase your vitami,mn and mineral supplements; especially take calcium, zinc, and vitamins C, B, and D.

Use any of these essential oils in your bath and massage oil: eucalyptus, peppermint, chamomile, geranium, rosemary, lemon, thyme, and lavender. Before beginning your essential oil bath or massage therapy, you must draw the toxins out of your body with a clay poultice. Make the clay poultice from green clay which you can get from any health food store. Make a stiff paste by adding water to 1 tablespoon to dry clay. Then add 2 drops eucalyptus, 1 drop peppermint, 3 drops chamomile, and 1 drop lavender essential oils to the clay paste and mix well. Smear the paste over the sore joints and painful areas and cover with muslin (which you can buy by the yard) and rest for at least 15 minutes; longer if possible. Follow this course of action twice a day.


Arthritis is a chronic inflammation of the joints and if you have any form of this disease, you will want to read this blog. Today I’m going to discuss aromatherapy and essential oils for rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis can occur at any age. It affects connective tissues and is probably brought on when the autoimmune system turns on itself and then attacks healthy cells. When this happens, joints can become useless and muscle starts wasting away. Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include acute or chronic pain, headaches, and tender swollen lymph nodes.

Nutrition is important in the treatment of arthritis. Limit or cut out completely dairy and wheat products, red meat, salt, sugar, acidic fruits, and soft drinks. Eat vegetarian foods, white fish and poultry, plus lots of salads with raw vegetables and any form of cooked or uncooked cabbage. Drink lots of water and add carrot juice to your diet. Increase your vitamin and mineral supplements; especially take calcium, zinc, and vitamins C, B, and D.

Use any of these essential oils in your bath and massage oil: eucalyptus, peppermint, chamomile, geranium, rosemary, lemon, thyme, and lavender. Before beginning your essential oil bath or massage therapy, you must draw the toxins out of your body with a clay poultice. Make the clay poultice from green clay which you can get from any health food store. Make a stiff paste by adding water to 1 tablespoon to dry clay. Then add 2 drops eucalyptus, 1 drop peppermint, 3 drops chamomile, and 1 drop lavender essential oils to the clay paste and mix well. Smear the paste over the sore joints and painful areas and cover with muslin (which you can buy by the yard) and rest for at least 15 minutes; longer if possible. Follow this course of action twice a day.


Skin Moisturizer Is Keeping My Skin Beautiful This Fall

Author: Natural-Beauty
November 27, 2017

I am someone who really needs to have some good lotion to ensure that I am keeping my skin healthy and glowing day after day. My skin used to get really dry and it would get so dry that it would crack and I would have bleeding and cracked skin that just looked gross and I would feel like I had to hide my skin. This would happen especially on my hands.

My hands go through a lot with all of the washing dishes and cleaning that I do. I have noticed that not drying my hands thoroughly after they are wet leads to dry skin. The fall and winter cold and my runs that I do outside in the cold don’t help either. Finding some great lotion for my skin has really been a lifesaver for me so that my skin can heal and can stay moisturized.

The skin moisturizer that I have been using has been working really well for me and I love the results that I get with it. I can use it to give me some great aromatherapy and to keep my skin looking its best day after day. I love the scent of the lotion and that it works really well. I can use it at night and during the day and in the morning when getting ready for work.


Arthritis Treatment

Author: Dr. Larita
November 27, 2017

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The Australian Center for Complimentary Medicine and Research studied the effects of shea butter on arthritis and found that it really does work. I could have told them that. I’ve been using shea butter on my knees  for over 10 years and it has helped me tremendously. I recently started going to Zumba classes and it is really hard on my knees. When it’s over, I go straight home, take a shower and then massage my knees with shea butter cream. It definitely helps ease the stiffness.

The way to use shea butter to ease joint pain is to put a dab of this amazing cream on the effected joints and rub it in clockwise circles. The friction heats up the butter and it soaks into your skin. It seems to lubricate and actually put  some “juice” back in the joints. To make it work even better, add 1 drop of peppermint essential oil to the shea butter. The peppermint oil is anti-inflammatory and is often used to treat arthritis and rheumatism. This is how I treat my arthritis naturally. My knees still tell me when it’s going to rain but I would much rather use natural medicines than prescriptions that often  have many side effects that you don’t know about until it’s too late.


AROMATHERAPY BLACK FRIDAY SALE

Author: Dr. Larita
November 24, 2017

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I know many of you are cruising the malls for all those sales on the mall. For those of you who like to stay away from malls as much as possible; you can get your Black Friday deals right here. We have essential oils and aromatherapy supplies. Fragrance oils, diffusers and massage oils make great gifts for family and friends too. Go to our sites and browse with your fingers. I hope you have this Friday after Thanksgiving off but I’m on my way to work!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Author: Dr. Larita
November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

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 Here at Essential Oils of Topeka and Natural Body Guru, we hope you keep gratitude in your heart this Thanksgiving season. We also hope you enjoy the articles and posts that we share throughout the year to keep you enlightened and informed.

 

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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.

 

Peppermint Essential Oil peppermint-plant

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.


Peppermint Essential Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
November 22, 2017

Peppermint essential oil helps support normal digestion and has often been used to promote healthy respiratory function and ease tension headaches. Its fresh minty fragrance combats physical and mental fatigue. Peppermint essential oil is very robust and should not be used topically without a carrier oil to dilute it so it will not harm your skin.

Topical Uses

  • rub one drop of peppermint essential oil (diluted in a small amount of almond, grapeseed or jojoba oil) on the temples, forehead, over the sinuses, (avoiding contact with the eyes) and on the back of the neck to help soothe head and headache pressure
  • apply peppermint oil to the back of the neck and shoulders repeatedly throughout the workday to keep your energy levels up

Inhalation Uses

  • diffuse for energy and mental clarity
  • inhale peppermint oil before and/or during a workout to help boost your mood and prevent fatigue

Internal Uses

  • add a drop to herbal tea to enhance the flavor and help aid digestion
  • add a drop to a cup of hot water with a teaspoon of honey and a pinch of baking soda  to sooth an upset stomach due to overeating

 


Aromatherapy for Flu

Author: Dr. Larita
November 21, 2017

This is the time of year that everyone gets a flu shot and hopes they can skip getting the flu. I haven’t had a flu shot in years and I haven’t had the flu since the last time I took the flu shot either. The flu is a viral attack on your body that involves fever, tiredness, coughs, colds, muscle aches and exhaustion. How can one flu shot attempt to prevent so many different viruses that could be the cause of your flu? The best treatment for flu needs to be quick and aimed at fighting the virus as well as raising your immunity levels.

If you start to feel achy, shivery and cold, take a warm bath and add 5 drops of tea tree oil, 2 drops of lavender , and 2 drops of thyme. Next massage your whole body with 2 drops of tea tree and 3 drops of eucalyptus diluted in 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil. Then you should get in bed and rest.

You can spray your bedroom with thyme and lavender or put those oils in a diffuser. Drink plenty of liquids. You can make a special drink for your flu by combining 1 drop of clove and 2 drops of lavender. Use 1 drop of this blend in a teaspoon of honey stirred into a cup of warm water and sip slowly. You will feel better than if you took a flu shot and your arm won’t hurt either!


Use Aromatherapy for Cold Relief

Author: Dr. Larita
November 20, 2017

 

Common colds and the flu are prevalent everywhere but especially in close quarters. Too often, people use antibiotics to treat colds and flu but I believe antibiotics may do more harm than good. Why use a synthetic medicine when you can use pure organic essential oils that are natural and have antibacterial and antiviral properties to treat your illness? To treat a common cold you can use the following oils in a hot bath. Just relax in the tub and inhale deeply.

2 drops – Thyme
2 drops – Tea tree
1 drop – Eucalyptus
3 drops – Lemon

If you would rather use the steam inhalation method, you can use one drop each of thyme, tea tree, lavender and clove in a bowl of steaming hot water. Put a towel over your head above the steaming blend and breath deeply for 5 to 10 minutes, taking a break whenever needed.

If you are away from home and can’t perform the steam inhalation method, you can add one drop each of peppermint, eucalyptus, and clove to a tissue. Inhale this aroma deeply whenever possible. You will love your portable inhalation method. It works very well in the office.

Before going to bed, massage the chest, neck and sinus area with the following essential oils diluted in 1 teaspoon of shea oil or another cosmetic grade vegetable oil of your choice:

1 drop – Lemon
2 drops – Eucalyptus
3 drops – Rosemary

Keep your risk of catching the common cold at a minimum by washing your hands frequently.


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