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Do you spit blood when you brush your teeth? You may have gingivitis, a common and mild form of gum disease (periodontal disease) that causes irritation, redness and inflammation of your gingiva, the part of your gum around the base of your teeth. It’s important to take gingivitis seriously and treat it promptly. Gingivitis is possibly the cause of more tooth loss than tooth decay.

For an at home aromatherapy treatment of gingivitis, you can prepare the  mouthwash below and mix it into a glass of warm water. Swish well around in the mouth but do not swallow.

Dilute this blend in 1 teaspoon of brandy and follow the instructions above. You can also mix 3 drops of chamomile and 2 drops of lavender into 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel and smooth a little over your gums.


Yesterday we talked about treating cold sores with aromatherapy essential oils. Now let’s talk about preventing cold sores. When you feel that first tingle on your lip, treating it quickly can often prevent the cold sore from appearing at all. Unfortunately, it sometimes will appear anyway and it might even pop up in a completely different spot from where you felt the tingle.  I found a really good cold sore remedy that can prevent cold sores or speed the healing process if it does form.

To make your blend, use an amber glass bottle and high-quality essential oils.

Essential Oils for Cold Sore Relief

When you feel a cold sore coming on, apply a dab of this blend directly to the tingling or warm area on your lips. Use it once an hour until the symptoms resolve. You can also use it hourly if you already have a cold sore to reduce the duration of the outbreak. The ingredients have analgesic properties, so it helps ease the pain too. I recommend making a fresh bottle of this blend every few weeks. Thanks to Andrea Butje and the Aromahead Blog for this information.

 


Cold sores seem to appear at the most inopportune times, don’t they. Just in time for that important occasion when you want to look your best. The good thing is, you can usually tell when one is forming. Here is a natural aromatherapy treatment that will have you looking your best for anything.

Put 1 drop of geranium on a cotton ball and apply it directly to the sore spot as soon as you feel it coming. Repeat this treatment every day. In addition, massage your whole body, including the face and neck with the following blend diluted in 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil:

  • 10 drops geranium
  • 10 drops lavender
  • 2 drops thyme
  • 8 drops lemon

 


Kissable Lips Formulas

Author: Dr. Larita
10/02/2019

In yesterday’s blog, we talked about keeping your lips healthy looking instead of letting them become dry and cracked. The blog also gave the formula for your lip gloss base. I have a friend who makes this lip gloss every year as a gift for her friends, she just uses a different essential oil each time. I love getting those because that way, I don’t have to take time to make it myself. It doesn’t take that much time, but I am a very busy person! Below are some formulas for you to use to keep your lips in lovely and kissable condition.

FOR DRY, CRACKED LIPS

FOR SORE LIPS 

HERPES COLD SORE ON LIPS SYNERGISTIC BLEND

  • 8 drops geranium
  • 3 drops lemon
  • 6 drops chamomile
  • 8 drops tea tree
  • 5 drops lavender

Mixed together in these proportions and added to the lip gloss base in yesterday’s blog.


When it comes to choosing anti-aging moisturizers, sometimes people make serious mistakes. This can start from the moment they are buying to the point of application. The goal of buying any skin care product is not to get the best and most selling in the market but to buy one that perfectly suits your needs. What is good for your skin is good for your money regardless of the price.

However, finding the cream that best suits you can prove to be a daunting task, that’s why we are providing you with a variety of anti-aging moisturizers at an affordable price and a guide on how to go about buying the best so that you can get most out of your hard earned dollars. Below are tips on selecting the best anti-aging products.

First, you need to do thorough research on all the anti-aging moisturizers you intend to buy. Secondly, once you are informed about the product you can then check customer’s reviews online. This customer review is necessary as you get to know other people’s personal experience with the product. Finally, you get to consider the price, choose what is within your means as you need a consistent application for great results. Browse through our collection today and improve your skin in a matter of days.


Dry Skin Relief

Author: Dr. Larita
09/26/2019

Are you confused about whether to use an ointment, a lotion or a cream to relieve your dry skin? These terms describe the way skin care products are prepared. Ointments are prepared using oil and may stay on your skin longer but many people don’t like them because they are  greasy and don’t soak into the skin. Creams are less oily than ointments and can be made from natural products so they do soak into the skin easily. Lotions are water-based and get absorbed into the skin quickly, causing instant, but not long-lasting, relief. For longer-lasting relief, choose ointments or creams.

If you have dry or itchy skin, avoid using too much soap, antiperspirants,  hot baths or anything else that removes your natural oils. Skin dryness and itchiness is worse when the humidity is low and you should definitely avoid stress, too much exposure to the sun, and smoking or secondhand smoke.


Lavender essential oil is the first one I ever used and at first I didn’t like the smell of it because I thought it smelled medicinal. Now I love the smell of lavender and it has so many uses that I always have a supply on hand. It is the most commonly used essential oil in the world because it is gentle and safe, can be used neat (without a carrier oil), promotes relaxation and has great therapeutic properties. Studies have shown that it can lesson the severity of diabetes, improve body weight and protect the liver and kidneys from degeneration.

Seven Uses for Lavender

  1. Restful sleep – add 5 drops of lavender oil to a diffuser beside the bed or apply 2-3 drops to the back of the neck as well as the chest and temples.
  2. Skin soother – for cuts, burns and other skin irritations, lavender is very soothing. Simply mix lavender oil with coconut oil and apply it to the irritated area twice daily.
  3. Stress calmer – to produce feelings of calm, peace and relaxation, either diffuse lavender oil, add it to a warm bath or apply it to the temples, wrists and the soles of the feet.
  4. Blood pressure equilibrium  – diffuse lavender close by during the work day to help soothe stressful behaviors and promote healthy blood pressure.
  5. Blood sugars balance – studies show that lavender oil can protect the body from increases in blood glucose. Apply it to the back of the neck and the chest, diffuse it or add 1 drop to a glass of water or cup of tea.
  6. Headache reliever – For relief from a headache, inhale lavender oil for 15 minutes. You can also mix 2 drops lavender with 2 drops of peppermint oil and apply it to the back of the neck and on the temples as an aid for tension and as a pain reliever.
  7. Healthy skin – lavender oil can be applied directly to the skin or mixed with a carrier oil for those with skin sensitivities.

Eczema is a non-contagious skin condition characterized by hot dry itchy skin, with symptoms that often vary over the course of the seasons or even days. It is provoked when the subject is exposed to certain triggers, especially allergens, emotional stress, heat, sweating and mechanical irritants (solvents, chemicals, detergents, bleach, woolen clothing, skin care products that contain alcohol, and certain soaps or fragrances.)

Skin with itchy eczema must be kept moisturized throughout the day. You can massage the area twice daily with 10 drops of chamomile essential oil (EO), 5 drops yarrow EO, 5 drops tagetes EO diluted in 2 tablespoons of almond oil, 30 drops of jojoba oil, and 10 drops of evening primrose oil. A natural skin moisturizer like shea butter should also be used after a bath or shower and each time you wash your hands if they are the affected area.

To keep your eczema under control with an alternative to prescription medicine method try the following:

  • Prevention –  Avoid or reduce your exposure to things that can irritate your skin such as household cleaners, detergents, certain soaps and wool clothing.
  • Moisturize – Use a moisturizer like shea butter or mango body butter on your skin every day to help keep it soft and supple.
  • Don’t Scratch – Even when it itches! Scratching irritates the skin and causes it to break and crack, leading to infection.
  • Identify Your Triggers – This can help you to avoid or limit your exposure to the culprit even better. If you believe a food is causing your problems, ask your doctor about an allergy test or try an elimination diet to identify the irritating product on your own.
  • Keep Hands Dry – Be sure to dry your hands completely after you wash them and don’t forget to Moisturize.
  • Wear Protective Gloves – Wear gloves when your hands will be exposed to anything that can irritate them (dish washing, house cleaning.)
  • Stress Management – Learn to manage your stress through regular exercise, breathing techniques, biofeedback, meditation and yoga.

Sickness and Vomiting

Babies who are constantly being sick and vomiting may very well be allergic to cow’s milk so consult your doctor who may prescribe a soy milk product. If your baby is not allergic to cow’s milk but continues to throw up, they can be treated effectively with peppermint oil which calms the stomach and makes digestion easier. Put one drop on a cotton ball and place the cotton ball in the baby’s bed at the opposite end from the baby’s head.

Sleeplessness

If your baby keeps you awake all night, this remedy can be used every other night until he or she has learned to sleep through the night. When you put baby to bed, put a bowl of boiling water beneath the bed on the floor not directly under the baby’s head. Add 1 drop chamomile and 1 drop of geranium oil to the boiling water. Keep the door to baby’s room almost closed (not all the way) to keep the aroma molecules in baby’s room. After a few alternate days of this treatment, your baby will start to conserve his energy and sleep during the night.


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