Essential Oils and Psoriasis

Author: Dr. Larita
March 15, 2016

psoriasisIf you have psoriasis, you really will want to read today’s blog. It’s a hard disease to get rid of as my son can tell you. I have written blogs about psoriasis before but I just read one that I would like to share with you. It’s by Rehne Burge, a Certified Aromatherapist who has blended an ointment for relief from psoriasis.

Psoriasis Ointment

by Rehne Burge, Certified Aromatherapist

1/2 ounce beeswax
2 ounces organic neem cream
2  ounces jojoba oil
10 drops patchouli or sandalwood
8 drops tea tree
8 drops lavender
6 drops myrrh
2 drops ravintsara
6 drops carrot seed
4 drops bergamot
In a double boiler (or a glass measuring cup in pan) or in a small crockpot, melt the beeswax.  Once the beeswax is melted, add your neem cream and let it melt.
Add jojoba oil next.
I use a glass graduated cylinder but use a glass container that you have and blend all your EO’s together.
Then add your EO blend to your mixture.  Immediately pour into 1 ounce glass jars and seal.  Anytime you are using essential oils, you want to add at the end of your recipe and because essential  oils are so volatile (evaporate quickly), you want to seal your containers immediately.


Natural Treatments for Psoriasis

Author: Dr. Larita
November 5, 2015

I have a friend who has psoriasis which is a skin disease that flares up on his head, face and neck. While psoriasis is not contagious, it is an unsightly affliction because of its red patches or lesions covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells, called scale. He has tried dozens of products to help him clear his skin when he has a breakout.

We had him try a skin moisturizer which is a special blend of 100% pure shea butter, mango butter, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, vitamin E and pure coconut oil because it has outstanding regenerative and restructuring powers to keep skin moisturized and soft. This product is called 30 Second Face Lift and it works wonders on all kinds of skin problems. The last time I saw my friend, his face and head were smooth and clear and he was grinning from ear to ear when he told me that the skin moisturizer we recommended was the only thing that had ever worked to clear his psoriasis!


My friend has a chronic skin disease called psoriasis that flares up on his head, face and neck. While psoriasis is not contagious, it is an unsightly affliction because of its red patches or lesions covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells, called scale. He has tried dozens of products to help him clear his skin when he has a breakout.

We had him try a skin moisturizer which is a special blend of 100% pure shea butter, mango butter, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, vitamin E and pure coconut oil because it has outstanding regenerative and restructuring powers to keep skin moisturized and soft. The last time I saw him his face and head were smooth and clear and he was grinning from ear to ear when he told me that the skin moisturizer we recommended was the only thing that had ever worked to clear his psoriasis!


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.


Take a look at your current health care plan and you can see why people are seeking alternative health care remedies – health care costs continue to rise. It’s no wonder why people are looking for cheaper alternatives; especially for routine illnesses like common colds, sinusitis, constipation and migraine. Some folks are even finding remedies or at least relief for arthritis, Alzheimer’s, psoriasis, alopecia and other chronic and mild illnesses.

Naturopaths say that for every illness, there is a suitable natural healing alternative. Aromatherapy is a viable much less expensive alternative health care option which uses essential oils or volatile liquid from plant materials and certain aromatic compounds. Basically, the essential oils have an effect on an individual’s health or mood. Look for more on this subject in future posts.


Chamomile Essential Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
June 27, 2017

There are several types of chamomile essential oil but let’s discuss chamomile Roman which is especially good when used for the treatment of insomnia and nervous conditions. Chamomile is another 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 basic care kit.


Take a look at your current health care plan and you can see why people are seeking alternative health care remedies. It’s no wonder people are looking for cheaper alternatives; especially for routine illnesses like common colds, sinusitis, constipation and migraines. Some folks are even finding remedies for arthritis, psoriasis, alopecia and other chronic and mild illnesses.

Naturopaths say that for every illness, there is a suitable natural healing alternative. Aromatherapy is a viable, much less expensive alternative health care option which uses essential oils, the volatile liquid from plant materials and certain aromatic compounds. Essential oils have an effect on an individual’s health or mood. Using these oils before you get sick is an excellent way to prevent many illnesses from occurring at all. If you do catch a cold or some other common illness, it will be much less severe.  It is definitely worth your while to really look into using these natural products to keep yourself and your family healthy.

 


Pine Needle Essential Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
January 27, 2017

pine needlesThe scent of pine is a favorite of almost everyone;. It brings memories of cold winter days and of holidays as a child. Pine has been used therapeutically for centuries by ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Arabians. It was used in religious ceremonies as well as  to treat conditions like bronchitis, tuberculosis and pneumonia. Native Americans used pine needles to make a brew to prevent scurvy. Scandinavians used pine branches in saunas and many cultures use pine needles to stuff mattresses in order to repel lice, fleas and other vermin.

Essential Oil Applications

  • For asthma, bronchitis, coughs (even smokers cough,) or sore throat, use 2-3 drops in a steam inhalation. You can also use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or 8-10 drops in bath water
  • For athletes foot, cuts eczema, psoriasis, sores or other skin irritations, use 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of sweet almond oil and massage on the area.
  • For cellulite, use 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and massage on the affected area often. You can also use 8-10 drops in bath water
  • For colds, flu sinus congestion and or sore throats, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or steam inhalation. You can also use 8-10 drops in bath water.
  • For digestive problems, use 2-3 drops in a stema inhalation. You can also mix 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of liquid shea oil and rub on chest and lower back.
  • For sleepiness or nervous exhaustion, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser.
  • For hangovers, use 2-3 drops in a hot or cold compress. you can alos use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or 8-10 drops in bath water.

If you like blends, pine mixes well with cedarwood, citronella, clary sage, eucalyptus, frankincense, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, myrrh, patchouli, peppermint, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree and thyme.


Black Seed Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
October 11, 2016

Black seed or Nigella Sativa is cultivated in Russia, Turkey, Egypt, Arabia, Oman, Ethiopia, Middle East, India, Bangladesh, France, and Germany. It is also known as black seed oil, Kalonji or the seed of blessing. This is a specialty oil that is popular in preparations for acne, burns and wrinkles. It is dark in color with a pungent herbal scent and is often used in middle eastern cooking as a spice or a topping. I first became aware of its edible use when I tasted Naan bread, which I love, and other pastries that use this seed.

Black seeds are extremely beneficial as a food in many aspects of health, both healing and preventative. It has been used traditionally in the Middle East and Southeast Asian countries to treat ailments including asthma, bronchitis, rheumatism and related inflammatory diseases; to increase milk production in nursing mothers; to promote digestion and to fight parasitic infections. Black seed oil has been used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and boils and it is also used to treat symptoms of the common cold. More than 200 university studies conducted since 1959 have confirmed many traditional uses of this powerful seed with anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine properties among them.

Black seed oil is a rich source of essential fatty acids – omega 3 and omega 6, the building blocks of cells and is commonly used for the relief of acne, psoriasis, eczema and pain. It is also commonly used in joint massage and headache. Black seed oil is said by some to be “Cleopatra’s beauty secret.” The Prophet Mohammad stated in his “Hadith” that black seed oil cures every illness except death. The black seed was also found in the Egyptian Pharoah Tutankhamen’s tomb.

 


Citrus essential oil and slice of ripe fruits: orange, lemon and lime fruits

Essential oils are a huge part of a natural beauty routine. Often touted for their aroma therapeutic properties, sometimes the topical benefits are overlooked. Essential oils, Absolutes and CO2 extracts are not only beneficial for beauty purposes but also to heal wounds, bug bites and irritating skin conditions. Here are some of the most popular ones.

  • Sweet Orange Oil – This sweet citrus promotes the production of collagen as well as increase the blood flow to the skin which can help with fade spots and wrinkles and is helpful at soothing dry, irritated skin. Citrus provide high levels of vitamin c that heal and protect skin. Sweet orange oil also decreases the rate of damage from environmental factors such as uv rays, pollution and toxins. Orange oil is also uplifting and calming which can brighten your mood and balance your hormones.
  • Lemon Oil – Lemon oil is cold-pressed from the lemon rind and contains d-limonene, a powerful cancer fighting antioxidant. It increases luster of dull skin and is detoxifying and rejuevenating. It can help reduce acne with it’s astringent qualities and nourishes dry damaged skin. Like orange oil, it contains high amounts of vitamin C which heal and protect skin.
  • Neroli – This favorite of mine is an intoxicating cross between floral and citrus scents. It is made from the delicate flowers of the bitter orange tree that are hand-picked and handled with great care. It’s fantastic for mature and sensitive skin because it repairs skin at the cellular level. Neroli tones the complexion and improves elasticity which diminishes wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. It’s highly regenerative, calming, improves circulation, balances oily skin and calms sensitive skin with it’s anti-microbial properties.
  • Bergamot Bergamot is cold-pressed oil from the peel of the bergamot fruit(a cross between a lemon and an orange). It’s a mood enhancer and is especially wonderful at healing acne and infected pores due to it’s anti-bacterial qualities. effective toner and skin balancer as well as a treatment for eczema and psoriasis, scars and dark spots.
  • Lemongrass – Lemongrass has antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-fungal properties which detoxify, heal acne and brighten skin. Perfect for use as a toner and to strengthen skin tissues.
  • GingerGinger oil comes from the ginger root but is a more potent source of benefits because it has a higher concentration of gingerol. Ginger contains a high level of anti-oxidants that prevent free radical damage and premature aging. It’s also highly antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial which make it a great addition to acne treatments or skin sensitivity issues and allergies.

Thanks to Argan Republic


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