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hangover2Today’s blog is the last on hangovers for a while and it is for those of you who party a little too much on a night when you have to go to work the next morning. I have an aromatherapy formula that will give you the stimulation you need to get the children off to school and get you to work. This formula has a diuretic effect. Use this formula like the one in the last blog; put 8 drops in a bath, rub 2 neat drops around your liver area and 2 neat drops on the back of the neck. Also, like with yesterday’s formula, drink plenty of water and take honey in it too.

The Aromatherapy Hangover Formula for Workers

Blend together and bottle in these proportions.


hangoverThe best remedy for a hangover is sleep and some extra rest and relaxation. If you can sleep late and take it easy the next day, here is a relaxing blend of essential oils that will help your body deal with what it went through the night before in the name of fun.

The TLC Hangover Cure

  • 5 drops fennel
  • 3 drops lavender
  • 5 drops sandalwood
  • 10 drops lemon

Blend these in an amber colored bottle to have ready for the next emergency. Use 8 drops in a bath, rub 2 neat drops around your liver area (the right side of the body near the diaphragm and stomach) and 2 neat drops on the back of your neck. Drink plenty of water with honey dissolved in it and also eat a spoonful of honey into which you’ve blended 2 drops of carrot oil.  Tomorrow, I’ll have one more blend for the days you have to go to work after that fun night out that resulted in a hangover.


Every Monday at work, I hear stories about people having too much to drink over the weekend. Too much alcohol leads to dehydration and most of us have suffered the other yucky sensations like nausea, headache, and dizziness. I don’t drink anything stronger than sparkling cider or sparkling grape juice any more; but I remember those sensations as if it was yesterday.

If you plan on drinking at any time, you can take some preventive measures such as drinking a higher quality liquor or drinking plenty of water before you drink alcohol as this slows down the absorption rate and helps the body to cope better. You can also take at least 1000 mg of vitamin C before going to sleep. People always say to drink black coffee to help you sober up but that only makes things worse. Drink plenty of water after drinking alcohol because that will help to flush the toxins out of your body. Unfortunately, you’ll feel tipsy again until you go to the bathroom a couple of times.

These morning after essential oils will help return your body to its pre-alcohol state: juniper, sandalwood, grapefruit, lavender, carrot, fennel, rosemary, and lemon. Make your own blend from this list, using  a total of 6-8 drops in a bath or 4 drops in an inhalation.


2532163_origMy sister recently became very interested in the benefits of aromatherapy. She’s been telling me a lot about her experiences with it and says that even she was surprised by the results she’s gotten in regards to her mood and mental clarity. She has all these different essential oils at her home and oil diffusers, which apparently are one of the most important aspects of aromatherapy.

Her interest in aromatherapy has piqued my curiosity and she got me some aromatherapy gifts for my birthday after I told her that I was interested but didn’t really know where to start. She got me an oil diffuser and a couple of her favorite essential oils and instructed me on how to properly use them to get the most benefits out of aromatherapy.


I love to use aromatherapy products to create a relaxing mood in my home. Having these products around is just what I need to let go of of my stress and worries and get into a relaxed and calm state of mind. Ever since I discovered the power of aromatherapy, I have been enjoying its benefits for my life and my health every day.

There are a lot of awesome aromatherapy gifts out there, like the oil burners that I like to use myself. These burners, also called diffusers, make it easy for me to have a relaxing or energizing fragrance throughout my home. I love to use them on a daily basis when I get home from work and on the weekends as well. They really put me in a great mood.

When I want to give someone a meaningful aromatherapy gift, I go for oil burners because they feature an elegant and classic design plus they deliver  fragrances that can energize or relax me and also lift my spirits. These gifts are unique and always appreciated. They are great to give to a friend or a family member for a special occasion like a birthday or a holiday like Christmas.


There are some great gifts out there for friends and family and I am always looking for the best options when it comes to getting them something meaningful and something that they will be using for a long time. I have been really into diffusers for essential oils lately and I love to give them as a gift to my friends and family.

With some great diffusers for essential oils, I can enjoy the sweet smell of my favorite fragrances in my home and make sure that my friends and my family members are enjoying them as well. I love to find a new fragrance to try and I am always really excited to use my diffuser with a new fragrance that I have discovered.

Oil diffusers are always a great gift and I love to make my friends and family happy with a gift of a new diffuser. It is so much fun to keep a living room or a bedroom filled with some wonderful aromas that instantly set the mood just right. I can find some diffusers that have a modern look to them or a pretty wood design. I can’t wait to find one for my boyfriend since his birthday is coming up.


aromatherapybathSage has been considered a sacred herb and a cure for many ailments for hundreds of years. It eventually found its way into the kitchen as a flavoring for meats and other dishes. As an aromatic, sage has a wide variety of therapeutic uses on a continuum from promoting respiratory health to strengthening memory.

Sage is used extensively in perfumes and colognes, especially in men’s fragrances. It can also be found in soaps, antiperspirants, detergents, mouthwashes, gargles and toothpastes. To top it all off, sage is also a source of natural antioxidants but ingesting it by mouth is discouraged. Even though you should not drink sage essential oil, there are many therapeutic uses for it.

Sage Essential Oil Applications 

  • To bring back appetite, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser.
  • For arthritis, strained muscles and rheumatism, use 2-3 drops in one ounce of liquid shea butter and massage it on affected areas.
  • For colds, bronchitis and other respiratory ailments, use 2-3 drops in steam inhalation or in a diffuser.
  • For constipation, use 8-10 drops in your bath water.
  • To relieve fluid retention, use 2-3 drops in sweet almond oil and massage it on the affected areas or use 8-10 drops in bath water.
  • For flatulence, use 2-3 drops in steam inhalation or a diffuser.
  • To fight low blood pressure, use 2-3 drops in a diffuser of steam inhalation regularly.
  • To ease the discomforts of menopause – hot flashes, night sweats, nerves – use 2-3 drops nightly in a diffuser.
  • To help with scanty periods and painful menstruation, use 8-10 drops in your bath water.
  • To bring back a sense of balance and calmness after trauma, especially if it continues to bother you after a long period of time, (commonly known as post traumatic stress syndrome) use 2-3 drops in a diffuser nightly until a sense of balance is restored.


Geranium is an essential oil that should be in everyone’s home because it works  intently on the emotions, is helpful with many medical conditions, and it smells incredible while it’s working. Most essential oils come directly from the plant of the same name but geranium oil is not extracted from the brightly colored flower. It comes from the species Pelargonium –  Geranium Robertianum and is popularly known for treating clean cuts but geranium has many other uses.

Geranium essential oil is very helpful for women who have hormonal imbalances. It can be used to treat PMS symptoms, endometriosis, menstrual cramps and menopause symptoms. Add 10 drops of Geranium to a diffuser or pour a couple of drops onto a cotton ball and gently inhale. To relieve menstrual cramps, try massaging the affected area with 5 drops of Geranium oil blended in a tablespoon of carrier oil. If massage is too painful, add 5 drops of geranium to a warm compress and cover the abdomen to ease the pain.

Geranium makes chilblains disappear overnight and is used in skin care to bring a radiant glow. It is also a fundamental ingredient in the treatment of endometriosis, diabetes, blood disorders, throat infections, nervous disorders, and it works well as a sedative. Geranium is reported to help in cases of uterine and breast cancer but if nothing else, it will definitely help the sufferer to relax and cope with the illness.

 


Yesterday I talked about aromatherapy for the hot flashes that are common when menopause strikes. Unfortunately, hot flashes are not the only symptom that assail the body during menopause. Today I want to give you some formulas for a few of the other ailments that menopausal women and some men deal with daily.

Day & Night Sweats Formula

  • 10 drops grapefruit
  • 10 drops lime
  • 5 drops sage
  • 5 drops thyme

Water Retention & Bloating Formula

  • 5 drops fennel
  • 5 drops juniper
  • 15 drops lemon
  • 5 drops peppermint

Circulatory Problems Formula

  • 10 drops geranium
  • 5 drops peppermint
  • 10 drops rose
  • 5 drops patchouli

For all of these formulas you can blend the essential oils and then dilute the synergistic blend in 2 tablespoons of a carrier oil like evening primrose or sweet almond oil. You can also use the synergistic blend on a 5 to 1 basis as a massage oil. Either way, massage the formula all over your body and use 5 drops in a daily bath.

 

 

 


hot flashThe first time I got a hot flash, I was talking to a fellow music teacher and I suddenly got very hot and sweaty. My office was usually cold and I was always freezing so when John saw me fanning myself he asked me what was wrong. I hadn’t considered hot flashes but he had seen his wife go through the same changes so he said it must be one of those hot flashes. Well, that was embarrassing but it didn’t stop me from fanning myself.

You can take hormone replacement therapy or other chemical medications if you want but I don’t like to take anything that might cause other side effects. There is no need to anyway because there are much safer ways to help yourself in these situations. Eating nutritious foods, cooking with cold-pressed cooking oils, taking vitamins and using evening primrose oil are all very helpful. Essential oils are also very helpful with menopause.

Hot Flashes Synergistic Blend

  • 10 drops clary-sage
  • 11 drops geranium
  • 7 drops lemon
  • 2 drops sage

Dilute these oils in 4 teaspoons of carrier oil (evening primrose would be an additional help for hot flashes) and massage all over your body with 1 teaspoon at a time. You can also use 5 drops in your bath anytime you wish.


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