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PRIVACY POLICY

Author: Dr. Larita
May 20, 2018

PRIVACY POLICY

 

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There are several types of chamomile essential oil but chamomile Roman is especially good when used for the treatment of insomnia and nervous conditions. Chamomile is an essential oil that is antibacterial, antiseptic, and disinfectant but it is most useful for its internal and external anti-inflammatory properties.

Chamomile can be used when children have teething problems and can be added to the bath to ease nerves and tetchiness. It can also be used to treat burns, sunburn, psoriasis, eczema, asthma, hay fever, diarrhea, sprains and strains, nausea, fever, and nervous or depressed states. Chamomile’s analgesic, diuretic, sedative and calming properties make it absolutely essential to have in your home.


The average person hears essential oils and they think it’s something that will make their home smell nice. And while that is certainly true, they also have many other uses that extend far beyond a pleasant fragrance.

There are a lot of essential oils out there, but if you plan on having only a few in the house, these are some good options.

Lavender

If you only plan to have one essential oil in the home, this should be it. Used topically, it can treat skin rashes, acne and minor burns. It’s often used as an alternative treatment for insomnia and its calming scent helps treat nerves and anxiety issues. In addition, it’s been shown to decrease mental stress and anxiety as well as increase cognitive function.

 

Lemon Oil

Lemon has more applications than most other oils will ever dream of and is a great one to keep around the home. It can be used in water to treat bad breath, in shampoo to alleviate dandruff, or even be blended with aloe gel for use as a hand sanitizer.

And because lemon is calming, it can also be used to reduce mental fatigue, anxiety and nervous tension. It also has the ability to create a positive mindset and help reduce negative emotions.

Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus is great for treating chest congestion and, because of its disinfectant properties, it’s ideal for spraying in the kitchen or bathroom or diffusing to reduce germs and odors. It also has a cooling and refreshing effect and helps treat stress. This essential oil is actually a stimulant that removes exhaustion and mental sluggishness.

Together, lavender, lemon oil and eucalyptus oil create a powerful combination to eliminate stress and help people relax. These three ingredients can be blended to make up a blend that is very relaxing. A favorite blend among our customers, they have told us they look forward to getting home and relaxing after trying this blend for the first time.

Peppermint

Peppermint is commonly used in tea to treat nausea. However, it can also be blended with pine and eucalyptus and applied to the chest to treat coughing and congestion. And with its antibacterial properties, it is a great addition to water when cleaning.

However, this essential oil is also a great solution for improving focus and concentration. For those who love energy drinks to keep them going strong during the day, our peppermint inhaler.

Rosemary

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, indecisive or confused, the soothing aroma of rosemary is a great solution for clearing your head. It also supports healthy digestion and respiratory function.

We have combined peppermint and rosemary oils together to improve focus, clarity and insight, which is why customers love our Fresh Peppermint and Rosemary Plug In Refill.

Vanilla

You may not be aware of this, but vanilla essential oil has powerful antioxidant properties that help to neutralize free radicals and protect the body from everyday wear and tear. It also helps to stimulate the body to repair damage that has already been done.

Vanilla also has a relaxing and calming effect on the brain and nerves, making it a great treatment for those needing help with anxiety and restlessness.

You can both relax and refresh with our Balancing Vanilla Peppermint Plug In Refill, which combines the calming of vanilla with the invigorating qualities of peppermint.

This article is shared by Scent Fill and written by Sheena White.


Marjoram Essential Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
May 16, 2018

aromatherapy bathThe therapeutic properties of marjoram essential oil have been used for centuries. The Greeks used marjoram to relieve excess tissue fluid, as an antidote to poison and also to calm muscle spasms. Europeans used to sprinkle marjoram all over the floors to hide unpleasant smells. Today, we use marjoram  to add a unique flavor to foods. Aromatherapists use marjoram as an alternative treatment for anxiety and high blood pressure. It is a worthy and pleasing essential oil to have around.

Aromatherapy Applications for Marjoram Essential Oil

  • Use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or add 8-10 drops to bath water before bed to treat anxiety, grief, hyperactivity, insomnia, nervous tension and stress.
  • Use 2-3 drops per 1 ounce of jojoba carrier oil to massage areas of the body affected with arthritis, lumbago, muscular aches and stiffness, rheumatism and sprains.
  • Use 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of sweet almond oil and massage on chest and throat to treat asthma, bronchitis, colds and coughs.  You can also use 2-3 drops in a steam inhalation.
  • Use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and dab on bruises or chilblains. You can use it neat if you carefully put it only on the affected area.
  • Use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil like liquid shea oil to massage your back for digestive problems like constipation, indigestion and flatulence.
  • Use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil for a full body massage or 8-10 drops in a bath to treat high blood pressure.
  • Use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and massage it onto temples and neck for headaches and migraines. You can also use it on a hot or cold compress.
  • Use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and massage it onto the lower abdomen and lower back to treat menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome. You can also use 2-3 drops on a hot compress or use 8-10 drops in your bath water.
  • Use 2-3 drops on a handkerchief and inhale occasionally for seasickness.

If you are pregnant, do not use marjoram for aromatherapy. It is also not suitable for use with children. If there is a diagnosis of depression, avoid using marjoram because it has a strong sedative property and overuse of the oil can cause drowsiness. I don’t know why anyone else would want to, but some religious institutions have used marjoram to suppress sexual desires and impulses because of its anti-aphrodisiac property.


VetiverVetiver oil has been used in traditional medicine in South Asia, Southeast Asia and West Africa for thousands of years. It’s native to India, and both its leaves and roots have wonderful uses. Vetiver is known as a sacred herb valued because of its uplifting, soothing, healing and protective properties. It’s a natural body cooler — making it extremely popular in tropical countries. In fact, in India and Sri Lanka it’s known as the “oil of tranquility.”

Some of vetiver oil uses include treating heat strokes, joint disorders and skin problems. Using vetiver oil is also a way to boost energy levels when you’re exhausted. In addition, it’s used to cool the body during very high temperatures and soothe feelings of anxiety and nervousness. Now here are 6 excellent reasons to use vetiver essential oil.

  1. Vetiver oil promotes the regeneration of skin and tissue, which helps rejuvenate the skin and remove dark spots, acne and scars. It also has anti-aging properties that work to treat stretch marks and wrinkles. Simply add a few drops of vetiver oil to your face wash, body wash or lotion for an improved complexion.
  2. Vetiver oil possesses the ability to protect the body against damage caused by free radicals. Benefits of this powerful antioxidant include healthy skin, slower aging, better detox support and reduced cancer risk.
  3. A 2001 study showed that vetiver oil is effective in treating children who have ADHD. Researchers tested different essential oils in children with ADHD and found that vetiver oil increased performance by 100% in all participants. The calming properties of vetiver oil helped lessen ADHD symptoms and increase concentration.
  4. Research has shown that vetiver oil naturally boosts the immune system and the nervous system. It has a protective effect on the body, working to lessen toxicity. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, studies have shown that vetiver oil is able to inhibit DNA damage, while stimulating the immune system and providing support to the nervous system.
  5. Vetiver oil can be used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation and reduce stress. Studies have shown the oil can help with anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia and depression. In one study, vetiver oil was found to have the same impact as Diazepam, a calming medication for anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures and other conditions. Add a few drops to your oil burner and inhale.
  6. Researchers at the the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center analyzed eight different essential oils for their ability to repel termites. They found that vetiver oil proved to be the most effective due to its long-lasting activity. It effectively repelled termites and may also have the ability to repel mosquitoes.

Source: Dr. Axe


hand careI’ve been cleaning today and, as usual, I didn’t use my gloves. Now my hands are all dry with a few nicks and cuts plus my nails look terrible. I’ve got a blend for hand care that will help me with this problem. If you need some loving care for your hands, please use the formula below.

Add the following essential oils to a 1 ounce dark glass bottle filled with 1/2 jojoba oil and 1/2 liquid shea oil leaving room at the top for the essential oils. Shake well before using.

  • 5 drops patchouli
  • 5 drops frankincense
  • 5 drops myrrh
  • 5 drops lemon
  • 5 drops rose

Use this luxurious blend often and especially any time you’ve been using your hands to do hard work.

 


Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Some of you go all out and spend lots of money on electronic gadgets and expensive clothing for your mother but if you want to cut back on spending and still give something meaningful, give a gift of aromatherapy products. Essential oils make excellent gifts and will be very useful to your Mom.

If you need any suggestions, check out this list:

  • Aromatherapy essential oils
  • Aromatherapy Incense
  • Essential oil travel kits
  • Aromatherapy massage oils
  • Essential oil diffusers
  • Aromatherapy gift basket
  • Incense
  • Wood incense burners


poolWork has been stressful lately. It’s usually very demanding and I put in a lot of hours so I can get some quality work done. I love what I do though and I’m very good at what I do. The long hours and the heightened stress levels are just something that I’ve gotten used to. My friends tell me that I need to get a better work-life balance so I don’t end up in an early grave. I think they might be right.

I’ve been finding activities to do that would relieve some of my stress levels. I go to a day spa once a month with some friends and we get massages and facials. I usually feel very relaxed afterwards. A friend of mine also got me some bath oils so I can take a nice, relaxing bath in my home at least once a week. One of my other friends also suggested that I do more physical activity, like hiking, to help relieve some stress. I think all these activities will have a positive effect on my life. I’m down to do anything that would balance out my life more.


Bath Oils for Pregnancy

Author: Dr. Larita
May 9, 2018

Pregnancy is both a beautiful and stressful experience for women. Since the baby is so connected to the mother, when the mother is stressed out her baby may feel stressed out as well. Taking a relaxing soak with aromatherapy bath oils can put mother and child in a good frame of mind.Not only will a relaxing soak with bath oils reduce stress, it also surrounds the mother with beautiful smells. Many pregnant women report sensitivity to smell. Doctors recommend mothers surround themselves with pleasant smells to ease the mind and prevent nausea.

You can dilute 5 drops of any of these essential oils – tangerine, grapefruit, geranium, chamomile, ylang ylang, lavender in 1 teaspoon of shea, grapeseed, or almond oil to make a wonderful bath oil. If you or a loved one are going through a difficult pregnancy and have a hard time relaxing, consider giving bath oils a try.


A Recipe for You: Thyme’s “Everything but the Sink” Hand Cleanser

As an educator for 28 years, I can tell you that being around kids means you need to have the kitchen sink in your purse or a bathtub in your backpack to keep them clean. Unfortunately, carrying those items around is not practical and it would kill your back! Still, we want our children be healthy and germ free so here is a convenient and alcohol free hand cleanser for you to use instead.

Thyme’s “Everything but the Sink” Hand Cleanser (for kids five and older)

Thyme essential oil is excellent to use for reducing infections. This recipe has everything it needs to cleanse and care for your tot’s hands when you are out and about.

  • 1 oz aloe vera gel
  • 3 drops thyme
  • 1 drop lemon
  • 2 drops tea tree

Make this blend in a 1 oz bottle with a flip-top. To use, shake out a few drops into the child’s palm and have them rub their hands together.

For kids younger than five, use a blend that’s made with just hydrosols because they’re very nourishing! You can make this blend in a 2 oz PET plastic spray bottle. (PET plastic is known to be a non-reactive plastic that doesn’t leach.)

Happy Hands Hydrosol Blend

  • 1 oz  lavender hydrosol
  • 1 oz tea tree hydrosol

Spray little hands with this blend, then wipe them clean with a paper towel until you have a chance to wash up with soap and water.

Thanks to Andrea Butje  at The Aromahead Institute


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