Archive for May, 2011

I had decided not to write a blog today, I was going to take a break for the Memorial Day holiday. As usual, we had the family over for a big meal. My husband grilled chicken and hot dogs and we usually grill salmon for family members  who don’t eat meat. Today though, we had fried fish which was very tasty too. Our side dishes were baked beans, potato salad, macaroni and cheese and fruit salad. Everything was so tasty that we all ate way too much and I ended up administering one of my natural remedies for overindulgence.

Some of the grownups had second helpings of several dishes and my grandson even had thirds! When we slowed down and I started hearing, “I’m stuffed,” I knew I had to fix a remedy. I boiled some water in the teapot and poured a cup for all of us. I added one teaspoon of honey, a pinch of baking soda and one drop of peppermint essential oil to each cup. We all sipped our tea and talked about going for a walk around the neigborhood when we came back from putting flowers on Granny’s grave. After the walk, we each had a dish of ice cream – we never learn, but at least we know how to take care of our upset stomachs.



Frankincense is another essential oil that can help you live a healthier more natural life. It is often used to support skin health. Frankincense has an earthy, basalmic scent that is calming and can increase spirituality and inner strength.

Topical Uses

  • apply 1-2 drops of frankincense essential oil daily to the face and neck to help repair sun damage, renew healthy looking skin, and to minimize oil production and breakouts
  • drop onto minor cuts,  scrapes and bruises to reduce redness and discomfort
  • massage several drops onto the temples or the back of the neck for stress relief

Inhalation Uses

  • diffuse frankincense oil to enrich  meditation and prayer
  • inhale or diffuse it to deepen breathing and encourage calmness


Lavender Essential Oil

Author: Dr. Larita

Lavender is a very versatile essential oil that can be used to clean and sooth minor burns, scrapes and other skin irritations. It has a relaxing, refreshing scent and also balancing properties that calm the body and the mind.  Lavender essential oil can be used both topically and internally.

Topical Uses of Lavender

  • reduce or minimize scar tissue by massaging lavender on or around the area
  • massage lavender onto the soles of your feet or the back of your neck for a calming effect
  • soothe dry, chapped or irritated skin or relieve minor cuts or burns by rubbing lavender on the affected area
  • rub a drop of lavender on your palm and smooth it over your pillow or diffuse it to aid sleep
  • diffuse lavender to minimize seasonal reactions to pollen and dust mites

Internal Uses of Lavender

  • use lavender to infuse lemonade, marinades and dressings to create refreshing and unique variations on your favorite recipes
  • add a drop or two of lavender to your favorite herbal tea for a relaxing drink

There are many more uses for lavender essential oil. You can find other uses by searching Natural Body Guru for the term “lavender” or lavender essential oil. Tomorrow, we will discuss another highly useful essential oil so be sure and come back.

Every day, in every part of our life, we  come in contact with harmful chemicals and toxins through inhalation, taste and touch. Imitation ingredients are in practically every item in our homes, from cleaning products and personal care products to food additives. Essential oils are powerful liquids extracted from aromatic plants. The natural oils in these plants protect the plants from insects, disease and environmental conditions.

Have you ever squeezed an orange or lemon peel and seen the liquid that came out? That liquid is the fruit’s essential oil. When grown, harvested and properly distilled, essential oils have a wide variety of uses and incredible health benefits. You will be astonished at the many uses you will discover for these powerful essential oils. Come back and continue to read Natural Body Guru to discover the everyday uses for essential oils that we will discuss in the next few days. You will be amazed how easy it is to remove harmful chemicals and toxins from your home simply by using essential oils.

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