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Your child’s constipation can be caused by anything from a change in food habits to stress, and even by the way he or she is toilet trained. The child’s feces may be dry and in the shape of little balls. You can relieve this problem with a combination of essential oil massage and plenty of fruit juice and water. You can also dilute any of the following essential oils alone or in combinations of two oils in 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil:

ESSENTIAL OILS TO TREAT CONSTIPATION

BABY’S CONSTIPATION MASSAGE OIL FORMULA

Here is a synergistic blend of essential oils to treat your child’s constipation. Dilute in 2 tablespoons of  sweet almond oil 4 drops of geranium, 6 drops of patchouli and 15 drops of mandarin. Give the child a large glass of natural fruit juice and water at bedtime and then gently massage his whole abdomen in the same direction the intestines go, clockwise.


Stress, whether good or bad, is recognized as a part of everyone’s daily life. It is not easy to avoid, but there are ways to manage it so that you lessen or avoid some of the effects it can have on your mental and physical well-being. Aromatherapy essential oils are a natural treatment for easing stress and below is a recipe for relaxation after you’ve had one of those less than delightful days at home or work.

For a relaxing bath add two drops of bergamot and one drop of petitgrain to your bath and stir to distribute. You can relax with this brew every day. Having a massage is also an excellent way to relax after a trying day. For a soothing massage combine the following:

  • 10 drops lavender
  • 6 drops chamomile
  • 4 drops sandalwood
  • 4 drops ylang ylang
  • 2 ounces carrier oil

 


It is better to prevent an illness than to cure it so try this blend of immune-boosting oils to avoid catching any germs in the first place. Add the following oils to an oil burner to gently scent the room. Use your oil burner (also called a diffuser) on a daily basis, especially during the cold season.

  • 2 drops lemon
  • 2 drops grapefruit
  • 2 drops eucalyptus

Note: As with all use of essential oils, there are some safety precautions to follow. Aromatherapy essential oils are extremely strong and should never be applied neat to the skin or taken internally unless advised by a fully qualified professional. If you have sensitive skin it’s a good idea to perform a patch test with your chosen oils, making sure they’re properly diluted in a carrier oil. If there’s no reaction after 24 hours then you can safely use the oils.

If you are pregnant or have underlying health issues it’s always a good idea to seek the advice of a qualified aromatherapist to find out which oils are suitable or even speak to a health professional for advice. Extra precautions should be used when treating the elderly or the very young. Once again, it’s best to get advice on the most suitable oils to choose.


Children bring home all kinds of germs from school and they generously pass them on to the rest of the family. If you are the mother o fa school age child, you already know this very well. Besides using basic steps such as balanced diet, exercise, sleep and good hygiene, there’s not a lot we can do to stop children from catching bugs but there is something we can do to protect ourselves or at least limit the effects if we do catch a bug.

Many people get antibiotics from a doctor when they come down with a cold. I have an alternative idea for you to get and stay well without using those drugs which often have lingering side effects. When you start to get that feeling of a stuffy nose, scratchy throat and the other symptoms of a cold, try this aromatherapy blend and knock those symptoms right out of the ball park. This may not be a cure for the common cold but it will clear the airways and since essential oils have antiviral qualities, they definitely won’t hurt.

Add the following oils to a large bowl of steaming water. Lean over, covering your head with a towel and spend a few minutes breathing in the vapors. This can be repeated once a day as necessary.


Yesterday we talked about some body methods you can use to get the maximum effect from your essential oils. Today let’s talk about a different method.

Water Methods

  • Baths – use a maximum of 8 drops of essential oils in the bath or the amount directed for use in a particular recipe. First, close the bathroom door and run the bath, then add the essential oil and swish the water around. Soak in the tub for at least ten minutes while relaxing and breathing deeply. You can dilute the eo in a carrier oil before adding it to the water to help your skin feel silky smooth while also relaxing your body.
  • Bidet – use 2 – 3 drops of eo diluted in 1 teaspoon carrier oil. Run warm water from the bidet or from the tap, add the eo and swish it around so the oils don’t irritate mucous membranes.
  • Douche – only use this method if you are under the care of a naturopath. Add the eo to boiled and cooled water from the tap or warmed, bottled spring water. Shake the douche thoroughly before using.
  • Jacuzzi – use 3 drops per person using the jacuzzi.
  • Sauna – use 2 drops per 2 1/2 cups of water. Use eucalyptus, tea tree or pine essential oils. Mix the eo in the water  and throw it onto the heat source as usual. Only use one of these three oils because they are the only ones that enter the body with inhalation and exit by perspiration. All three oils are very beneficial as cleansers and detoxifiers.
  • Shower – as directed or use a maximum  of 8 drops eo. First, wash as usual in the shower. Then add the essential oil to your washcloth or sponge and rub it over your body quickly as you stand under the running water. Deeply breathe in the aromatic steam.
  • Sitz bath – as directed in your recipe or 2-3 drops. Run a bath to hip level or use a bowl or pan that is big enough for you to lower your behind into it. Add your eo and swish thoroughly so the oils don’t irritate your delicate mucous membranes.
  • Hand bath – use 2-4 drops eo – soak the hands for a maximum of 10 minutes in a bowl of warm water.
  • Foot bath – as directed in your recipe or 2-6 drops. Soak your feet for twenty minutes in a bowl of warm water.


How to Use Aromatherapy

Author: Dr. Larita
03/21/2017

Aromatherapy is an alternative form of medicine that uses essential oils or volatile liquid from plant materials and certain aromatic compounds. Essential oils have a proven effect on an individual’s health and or mood.

There are four different modes of application for aromatherapy essential oils:

  • Aerial diffusion for aerial disinfection or environmental fragrancing through the use of a diffuser
  • Direct inhalation for respiratory decongestion, expectoration, and disinfection is also administered through the use of a diffuser or simply with a bowl of steaming hot water with a few drops of essential oil
  • Topical applications for body compresses, baths, and therapeutic care for the skin or general massage
  • Oral applications for congestion and parasites

The last two methods of application are self explanatory but please look through the blog archives for recipes and further explanation for the last two methods.


Take a look at your current health care plan and you can see why people are seeking alternative health care remedies. It’s no wonder people are looking for cheaper alternatives; especially for routine illnesses like common colds, sinusitis, constipation and migraines. Some folks are even finding remedies for arthritis, psoriasis, alopecia and other chronic and mild illnesses.

Naturopaths say that for every illness, there is a suitable natural healing alternative. Aromatherapy is a viable, much less expensive alternative health care option which uses essential oils, the volatile liquid from plant materials and certain aromatic compounds. Essential oils have an effect on an individual’s health or mood. Using these oils before you get sick is an excellent way to prevent many illnesses from occurring at all. If you do catch a cold or some other common illness, it will be much less severe.  It is definitely worth your while to really look into using these natural products to keep yourself and your family healthy.

 


Have a happy St Patrick’s Day and a great weekend!


I love to experiment with skin care and finding some quality products makes it easy for me to perfect my skin care routine. People are always complimenting me on my skin and asking me what I am doing to keep it so young-looking. I have always looked about five or ten years younger than I really am and I want to keep it this way.

My little secret to keeping my youthful look going strong is great skin care essentials like my butter of the mango kind. This kind of butter is a great way to get some aromatherapy in, as well as reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of aging. The butter keeps my skin perfectly moisturized as well.

With my mango butter, I can enjoy having beautiful skin and the captivating glow that we all want to have. The butter is my go-to when I want to have smooth skin and fast healing from any small cuts or dryness as well. The butter is versatile for many needs and I love to use it with my favorite lotions or with my lip balms. People are always asking me what I am doing to keep my skin so beautiful and the butter is the answer.


2 oilKeeping my house smelling great is really easy. I have all sorts of oils at my house, because I like using essential oils and others. Some are therapeutic, some smell nice, and some are a bit of both. Nonetheless, if I want to release them into the air, I use a burner. And after just a little bit, my home feels fresher and smells great.

There are times when I like my house smelling more herb-y, and there are times when I prefer something fruitier. But no matter what mood I’m in, I have an oil I can use. My oil burner is always up to the challenge of making my house smell absolutely wonderful. So when I choose an oil to burn, the scent wafts throughout the whole house and is absolutely divine.

When I use my oil burner, it’s a really positive thing. Because the thing is, I have pet cats. So when I don’t use the burner, the litterbox tends to smell, and no one wants to smell that. I make an effort to use my oil burner often, just so I can drown out other unwanted scents in the house. And I have to say, it works great.


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