Archive for September, 2016

Aromatherapy for Hangovers 2

Author: Dr. Larita
September 9, 2016

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.


A Great Skin Tightening Product

Author: Natural-Beauty
September 7, 2016

1 skin tightening faceliftAs time marches on, our minds and bodies change. People associate age with wisdom, but it’s not usually associated with beauty. Even so, I think I look quite beautiful for my age. And honestly, I have a wonderful facelift cream to thank. It helps keep my skin moisturized and healthy, since the cream is made up of natural ingredients that benefit my skin.

The skin tightening cream I use also helps protect my skin from drying out, which is great. I used to have very dry skin, and that was never a good thing. Instead of having itchy and dried out skin, my skin is moisturized and soft, which is lovely. It also makes me look a lot more youthful in general. It tightens up my skin so it doesn’t show wrinkles, and that’s always a positive thing.

But to me, the best thing about this skin tightening product is the fact that it’s completely natural. The ingredients are premium quality, because there aren’t any unwanted chemicals, preservatives, or fillers. It’s just what it says on the bottle, and I’m happy to have it. The skin tightening cream really works for me, and I can’t see me ever stop using it.


KdgIt’s school time again and kids will catch every germ out there, especially Kindergartners because they haven’t built up an immunity yet. This is a great time to make an essential oil hand cleanser that is safe for children. This recipe does not use alcohol like commercial hand cleanser. Your kids can use it without having to wait on the teacher to pass it out. Make some for your child and his friends – you’ll keep everyone safe from germs.

Natural Hand Cleanser for Children

  • 2 oz  aloe vera gel
  • 4 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops cedarwood essential oil

To make it, combine all the ingredients together in a 2 ounce plastic bottle. Screw on the lid and shake it gently.

To use it, just spray some essential oil hand cleanser into your palm, and rub your hands together. It feels really good when your skin is dry. I like to use my aloe-based hand cleansers as moisturizers too. (I love that so many Aromatherapy products we can make have multiple uses!)

Thanks to Andrea Butje – Aromahead


Natural Remedy for Poison Ivy

Author: Dr. Larita
September 6, 2016

poison ivyMy husband loves to work in the yard but he is extremely allergic to poison ivy and we always seem to have some hidden in bushes out there.  This weekend, the weed eater broke and he repaired it, but he tinkered with it sans gloves and ended up with another poison ivy rash. If you have ever had poison ivy, you know how miserable the itch can be. We have  a natural remedy for his poison ivy that actually dries the rash quickly and soothes the itch.

Ingredients:
  • hot water in the bathtub
  • 1/2 cup Natural Apple Cider Vinegar, with the mother
  • 1/2 cup epsom salt
  • 8 drops lavender essential oil (for itch)
  • 4 drops tea tree essential oil (antiseptic)
  • 4 drops peppermint essential oil (soothing menthol)
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
Directions:
Mix everything except the baking soda together in the tub water, making sure the salt dissolves.  Lay in the tub for 15 to 20 minutes splashing the mixture onto the affected areas as needed. When you get out of the tub, make a paste with the baking soda by adding a few drops of water and rub this mixture onto the affected areas.


Natural Alternative for Estrogen

Author: Dr. Larita
September 2, 2016

Are you menopausal or post menopausal? Do you have hot flashes? They are truly uncomfortable and a real nuisance. I have them too but I promised myself I would not take the estrogen replacement medicine prescribed by my doctor because I read that they have been linked to other health problems. I decided to use clary sage, a natural alternative for estrogen replacement that I already have in my aromatherapy pharmacy.

Clary sage essential oil is mostly known for its use in fragrances and as a muscatel flavoring in liquers and other alcoholic beverages. However, it has been used medicinally for centuries and it is well known in aromatherapy circles for relieving depression, anxiety and fear and in the treatment of insomnia. What may not be as well known is that clary sage contains a hormone copier that balances both male and female hormones, thus keeping one’s estrogen levels up.

Essential oils are not stimulants, they help bring balance back to the body so it can do what it is supposed to do. Clary sage is an energy oil but that doesn’t mean it gives the body a jolt of energy. It means that this oil sustains energy. You can use the following aromatherapy recipe to balance estrogen for hormonal support:

  • 10 drops clary sage
  • 5 drops sage
  • 5 drops fennel

Mix these oils into 2 tablespooons of carrier oil and massage clockwise on the abdomen.

 


Oil Burners Enhance The Environment Of My Home

Author: Natural-Beauty
September 1, 2016

oil burnerI like to use oil burners throughout my home because they really help to enhance the environment of it. I love to use them to give my home just the right feel. They look great and help to create a soothing atmosphere in my space. I love to relax with my oil burners after a long day at work, after a hard workout, or just to enjoy some alone time.

Having a good home environment is something that is very important to me. I like to create a space where I can feel perfectly relaxed and at peace. I want my home to be a place without stress or worries and I want to be able to feel perfectly happy in my home. My burners play an important role in my mood in my home.

I love using my oil burners not only in my home but in my office as well. They are great as a gift for a friend or a family member as well. I like to use the burners to help me to have the best atmosphere and environment no matter where it is that I find myself. I have several burners in my home and some in my office as well.


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