Good Skin Moisturizers Give Me Confidence All Year Long

Author: Natural-Beauty
October 6, 2017

I enjoy using some great lotions for my skin that help me to have confidence wearing my favorite outfits and showing off beautiful skin. I have great skin but it tends to get dry in the fall and the wintertime and it can get some redness to it as well. I can have great-looking skin, however, when I have some nice moisturizers to use for it.

Finding some awesome ways to keep my skin moisturized and looking good is something that is important to me. I have tried a lot of different lotions in the past and I finally found some that have gotten me some real results. These lotions keep my skin looking great even in the coldest winter months when it is icy and snowy outside.

My skin moisturizers give me lots of confidence and they are great for using all year long. I like that they moisturize deep so that I don’t have any dryness left over. The lotions that I was using in the past healed my cracked skin, but they still left a dry and flaky surface. I like that these new natural moisturizers are the real deal and that they give me some long-lasting results.


Tea Tree Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
October 5, 2017

Tea tree oil is another oil for your basic care kit. It comes from the Australian Melaleuca tree and the Aborigines have used it in their medications for hundreds of years. Although its antiseptic action is stronger than carbolic acid, it is non-poisonous to humans. Naturalists and others concerned with alternative health and alternative first aid use tea tree oil in the treatment of all kinds of infections; for ringworm, sunburn, acne, athlete’s foot, toothache, and many other things that require antiviral, antibacterial, or antifungal medication.

Tea tree can be blended into your mouthwash and hair shampoo. I won’t tell you to do this but when I gargle with my mouthwash in the morning, I add 1 drop of tea tree oil  and I believe it is very effective in warding off colds and sore throats as well as bad breath. Tea tree doesn’t smell wonderful but if you blend it with other essential oils, it can be disguised and used in room diffusion methods when someone  in the home is contagious.

 


Essential Eucalyptus

Author: Dr. Larita
October 4, 2017

Eucalyptus essential oil, from the eucalyptus tree originally native to Australia, has been used for centuries to treat chest and other respiratory problems. It is a very versatile oil that is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibiotic, diuretic, analgesic, and deodorizing. Research has proven eucalyptus has antiviral properties as well.

You probably know about its effectiveness against coughs and colds because several over the counter cold medications list eucalyptus as an ingredient, including many cough drops. It is similarly effective in the treatment of cystitis, candida and sunburn and can be used as an insect repellent for humans and pets. I also sometimes use a few drops of eucalyptus in my CPAP machine. Eucalyptus is definitely in my basic care kit.


Lemon Essential Care

Author: Dr. Larita
October 3, 2017

Lemon essential oil is excellent for the basic care kit . It has a tonic action  on the lymphatic system and a stimulating effect on the digestive system and can be used to alleviate bilious attacks. When blended with other essential oils, lemon oil can help treat verrucas, insect bites, and tension headaches. Lemon can help treat metabolic function and is often used in skin care products. Although lemon essential oil is sedative and calming, it can also greatly aid focus and concentration, especially when used in a blend.

Everybody likes the fresh clean scent of lemon and that makes it very useful as a synergistic addition to room fragrances and perfume blends. It is antiseptic and an uplifting essential oil and it should be part of your kit. It can also be used for a host of other things like as a water purifier, in skin and body treatments. Lemon is often used in household care and as a flavoring in cooking.  This should definitely be in your basic care kit.


Cardamom Essential Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
October 2, 2017

Let’s get back to gathering the essential oils you want to have in your Basic Essential Oil Care Kit. Remember, you don’t need to get them all at once, just choose the ones that will work best for your current needs. Cardamom is multi faceted in its healing abilities. It has a calming effect on the digestive system so it would be a good one to choose if you have issues with flatulence, stomach or abdominal cramps, irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn’s disease.

Cardamom is antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and analgesic. Using this essential will help you ease muscle cramps and spasms. It also has a calming but at the same time, stimulating effect. Use cardamom for most types of coughs and respiratory problems as well as for certain kinds of food related infections.

This versatile essential oil can aid in cases of mental, physical or emotional exhaustion. It stimulates you if you’re tired or fatigued but it has a calming effect when your mind or nerves are stressed. This is a balancing and harmonizing essential oil that is excellent for your basic care kit. It is very gentle and can be used in skin preparations as well as cooking.


Ways to Use Essential Oils 2

Author: Dr. Larita
September 29, 2017

Yesterday we talked about some body methods you can use to get the maximum effect from your essential oils. Today let’s talk about a different method.

Water Methods

  • Baths – use a maximum of 8 drops of essential oils in the bath or the amount directed for use in a particular recipe. First, close the bathroom door and run the bath, then add the essential oil and swish the water around. Soak in the tub for at least ten minutes while relaxing and breathing deeply. You can dilute the essential oil in a carrier oil before adding it to the water to help your skin feel silky smooth while also relaxing your body.
  • Bidet – use 2 – 3 drops of essential oil diluted in 1 teaspoon carrier oil. Run warm water from the bidet or from the tap, add the essential oil and swish it around so the oils don’t irritate mucous membranes.
  • Douche – only use this method if you are under the care of a naturopath. Add the essential oil to boiled and cooled water from the tap or warmed, bottled spring water. Shake the douche thoroughly before using.
  • Jacuzzi – use 3 drops per person using the jacuzzi.
  • Sauna – use 2 drops per 2 1/2 cups of water. Use eucalyptus, tea tree or pine essential oils. Mix the eo in the water  and throw it onto the heat source as usual. Only use one of these three oils because they are the only ones that enter the body with inhalation and exit by perspiration. All three oils are very beneficial as cleansers and detoxifiers.
  • Shower – as directed or use a maximum  of 8 drops eo. First, wash as usual in the shower. Then add the essential oil to your washcloth or sponge and rub it over your body quickly as you stand under the running water. Deeply breathe in the aromatic steam.
  • Sitz bath – as directed in your recipe or 2-3 drops. Run a bath to hip level or use a bowl or pan that is big enough for you to lower your behind into it. Add your eo and swish thoroughly so the oils don’t irritate your delicate mucous membranes.
  • Hand bath – use 2-4 drops eo – soak the hands for a maximum of 10 minutes in a bowl of warm water.
  • Foot bath – as directed in your recipe or 2-6 drops. Soak your feet for twenty minutes in a bowl of warm water.


Ways to Use Essential Oils

Author: Dr. Larita
September 28, 2017

Essential oils can be used in many ways. This is a discussion of the three general methods that will help you get the best use from them.

Body Methods

  • Perfume – dissolve your essential oil (the strength is up to you) in oil and apply to the body as you would perfume.
  • Tissue or handkerchief – apply 1 drop and sniff as needed.
  • Inhaled as a vapor – use 2-3 drops  of essential oil. Pour hot water into a bowl, add the oil, cover your head with a towel and lean over the bowl with your face about 10 inches away and with your eyes closed. Breath deeply through your nose for 1 to 5 minutes, take a break and do it again as needed or until the water cools.
  • Massage oil –  use a maximum of 5 drops to each teaspoon of carrier oil or as directed in a particular recipe. Purchase a brown glass bottle and measure out your base oil. You can use sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, shea oil, coconut oil, etc. Add the essential oil and blend it into the carrier oil by turning the bottle upside down several times and then rolling the bottle briskly between your hands. You only need about a teaspoon of this mixture poured into the palm of your hand to massage the whole body.

This discussion will be continued with two other methods.


Staying Productive At The Office With An Oil Diffuser

Author: Natural-Beauty
September 27, 2017

It is great to be able to stay productive at the office with some nice aromatherapy. I love the power of scents to instantly wake me up and energize me for a busy day. It is great to have some aromatherapy for my needs so that I can feel great at the office and be ready to get lots of work done and to get quality work done as well.

Using a diffuser for oil at the office has worked out well for me so far. I love turning the lights down a little bit and creating a relaxing atmosphere to work in. Since I have my own office, I can enjoy creating the perfect mood so that I can work stress-free. My diffuser is a must for me at the office and it is nice to have one.

I often don’t get enough sleep and I need to be productive and to get lots of great work done for our clients despite how I may feel. Having a nice oil diffuser at the office is awesome for me because I can be woken up with some nice fragrances and please my senses. The diffuser really saves me from being tired and becoming unproductive.


Keeping A Festive Mood Going With Oil Burners

Author: Natural-Beauty
September 26, 2017

I enjoy having a nice festive atmosphere in my home that gives me a great way to relax and to get away from my work life and my everyday stresses. It is nice to go home and to forget about the stresses of the day and to just enjoy some time spent refreshing for the next busy day. I have been discovering how nice some great fragrances are for my space.

Finding some nice ways to give myself some aromatherapy has worked out well for me. I love using some burners for my essential oils to fill my room with the right mood. I first got the idea from a coworker, who likes to use oils to create the right vibe for his office area. The burners have been such a great addition to my home.

With my oil burners, I have been able to enjoy setting the right mood in my home and keeping the atmosphere festive. I like to have people over on the weekends and the burners have worked well for keeping my home ready for some nice conversation and some great times. I love experimenting with different scents as well. The burners are perfect for my home.


Peppermint Essential Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
September 25, 2017

No basic essential oil kit would be complete without peppermint essential oil. It is immensely helpful in all digestive tract problems including indigestion, flatulence, irritable bowel syndrome and stomach derived halitosis. It is also beneficial in respiratory and circulatory system conditions as well being an all around tonic.

Peppermint is an analgesic, antiseptic, cooling, anti-inflammatory essential oil and also has some antifungal properties. It can be used to treat catarrh, headaches, migraines, skin irritations, rheumatism, toothache and fatigue. Small amounts of peppermint can be blended into perfumes or room fragrances to provide a subtle back note. It can be used in cooking and it is a natural pesticide that will keep ants, fleas and mice away. Don’t forget to add peppermint essential oil to your basic care kit.


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