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Some of you may be traveling with children and you will need your aromatherapy essential oil travel kit to treat some of the following symptoms:

Headaches: for stress headaches, rub the temples with one drop of rosemary essential oil and at the same time, slowly sip 1/2 glass of water with 1 additional drop of rosemary oil added. Another treatment for headaches is to apply a warm compress to which you’ve added 1 drop of eucalyptus and 1 drop of peppermint essential oils.

Stomach aches: to relieve stomach or bowel distress, add 1 drop of peppermint essential oil to a glass of water, blend well and sip slowly until it is all gone. If vomiting is involved, increase the peppermint oil to two drops and also apply a compress of rosemary oil to the forehead and the stomach.

Respiratory congestion: to relieve respiratory congestion, add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to a hot bath and breath deeply while soaking in the tub. Most hotels and motels are equipped with a microwave oven so you can give yourself or your loved one a steam treatment by boiling two cups of water and pouring it into a bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes and then add 2 to 4 drops of eucalyptus oil. Sit over the bowl,  cover your head with a towel, and breath to loosen mucous. Continue this method for 5 to 10 minutes taking breaks as needed. For sinus congestion, you can use eucalyptus, peppermint and lavender oils alternately as a steam treatment and you can add a few drops to a handkerchief and inhale it throughout the day.

Colds and fever: I often develop a cold when I’ve been cooped up in an airplane and if this happens to you, treat it by inhaling a blend of peppermint, tea tree, rosemary, and eucalyptus essential oils. You can also blend these oils in a carrier oil and apply them to your chest with a warm compress. Don’t forget to drink lots of liquids, take vitamin C and get lots of rest.

Skin problems: to treat cuts and scrapes, insect stings or bites, bruises and rashes, wash the area first and then use tea tree oil neat or blended in a carrier oil. If the problem is sunburn, add 1 to 2 drops each of tea tree and peppermint essential oils to 1/2 teaspoon of shea butter creme and smooth over the effected area.

Have fun on your trip but always be prepared and carry along your essential oil travel kit.

The most effective aromatherapy essential oils are broad-acting and can be used for a variety of symptoms so you don’t have to take a lot of them with you when you travel. Collecting your essential oil travel kit can be simple, inexpensive, and aromatic. Using eucalyptus essential oil for respiration; tea tree essential oil for first aid; rosemary essential oil for stimulation; peppermint essential oil for digestion; and lavender essential oil for soothing sedation – you can treat just about any ailment that might occur while you are away.

  • To treat nausea and motion sickness, use a blend of one drop each rosemary and peppermint essential oils on a handkerchief and inhale the aroma.
  • To calm travel anxiety and help you sleep, take a whiff of lavender straight from the bottle!
  • For trouble sleeping, sprinkle a few drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow. Add a few drops of lavender and peppermint to a hot bath to help you settle down or apply a warm compress of lavender to the forehead or chest.
  • To treat aches and pains from traveling, blend rosemary, peppermint, and eucalyptus essential oils in a carrier oil like almond oil, jojoba oil or shea oil to use as a rub for sore muscles and limbs.
  • To treat a sprain or similar injury, use the RICE method – Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation combined with a gentle massage using rosemary essential oil diluted in almond or comparable carrier oil.

OK, I am doing laundry so I’ll have enough clean underwear for the trip so I will continue this blog tomorrow. This will give you time to find a nice small bag to carry your essential oils and carrier oils with you.

Lavender Essential Oil Part I

Author: Dr. Larita
March 10, 2015

Lavender essential oil is the most basic oil to have in your home because of its various health benefits. It is a natural antibiotic, antiseptic, antidepressant, sedative, and detoxifier. Lavender oil promotes healing, prevents scarring, stimulates the immune system, and factors in the healing process by stimulating the cells of an injury to rejuvenate more quickly.

The health benefits of lavender essential oil include:

  • Nervous system-its calming scent is a tonic for the nerves making it a great remedy for migraines, headaches, anxiety, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress. Its clean aroma removes  exhaustion and restlessness and increases mental activity.
  • Sleep-it induces sleep making it an inexpensive natural cure for insomnia.
  • Pain relief-it is a great natural remedy for pains caused by tense or sore muscles, muscular aches, rheumatism, sprains, and backache. A regular massage with lavender oil provides relief from pain in the joints.
  • Urine flow-it is good for urinary disorders because it stimulates urine production,  helps restore hormonal balance, reduces cystitis or inflammation of the urinary bladder, and reduces associated cramps.

Lavender has so many healthful benefits that I will continue this blog tomorrow.

Myth or Fact?

Author: Dr. Larita
March 3, 2015

Our body controls temperature and eliminates toxins by sweating, so stopping underarm sweat with antiperspirant is not healthy and is often thought to be one reason for the rise in breast cancer. The  medical profession does not support this idea and considers it a myth but it just makes sense that if toxins are trapped in your body they can lead to health problems.

If you are not willing to take a chance with your health, it is worth your while to try Crystal Deodorant. It is 100% natural and contains potassium alum mineral salts. It is non-aerosol, ozone friendly, hypoallergenic, unscented, non-staining, contains no alcohol, and kills odor causing bacteria.  Do antiperspirants contribute to breast cancer? Myth or fact, you decide.

Staying Young as You Age

Author: Natural-Beauty
March 2, 2015

With the advances in modern medicine and knowledge about the human anatomy, several companies have developed products that reduce the impact of the aging process.  Here are a few practices to keep you looking and feeling younger.

  • Exercise regularly; this not only tones your body and makes you more physically fit, but improves blood flow and makes your heart and lungs stronger.
  • Eat healthy; less red meat in your diet and more vegetables over time can make a huge impact in the aging process.
  • Take vitamins; we often don’t receive our necessary daily vitamin values from eating normal foods, and a simple once a day vitamin will really make a long term difference.
  • Anti-Aging Skincare; there are a number of anti-aging skin care products designed to keep your skin more firm and nourish it as well, this will keep you looking younger and take care of your skin as well.

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