Archive for December, 2017

Essential Oils for Baby

Author: Dr. Larita
December 19, 2017

Do not use an essential oil on a baby until it is at least 24 hours old and even then, only if you have good reason to use it. One good reason is dry and wrinkled skin which many babies have after being in amniotic fluid for nine months and especially if they were overdue or induced. When my first daughter was born, she was absolutely beautiful with lots of curly hair and smooth, clear skin. When my second daughter was born 18 months later I was expecting the same beautiful little angel but she had red splotches and thin straight hair!

If your baby is born with skin problems or develops them early on, you can have a synergistic essential oil blend ready to treat it right away.

  • Wrinkled skin – Mix 8 drops chamomile and 1 drop lavender then put 3 drops of this mixture in 2 tablespoons of the carrier oil mixture of almond oil, evening primrose oil and jojoba oil discussed earlier.
  • Diaper rash – 1 drop chamomile and 1 drop lavender. When you wash baby’s bottom, use a cotton ball dipped in a bowl of 1-pint warm water with one drop of your diaper rash blend added. Swish the water around well first. Use a clean cotton ball each time until the baby is clean and then dry baby’s bottom. Add 1 drop of your essential oil blend to 4 teaspoons of a castor oil cream and zinc mixture. If you have stored your synergistic blend in an amber glass bottle, you can just mix one drop in with 2 teaspoons of the cream and store this in a small sterile container (pill box) and use as necessary.
  • Cradle cap – Mix 1 drop eucalyptus/lemon oil and 1 drop geranium oil and add it to 2 tablespoons of almond oil and shake well. Apply very gently to the scalp with your fingertips avoiding baby’s soft spot. Use this formula once a day until the cradle cap goes away.


Essential Oils for Newborns

Author: Dr. Larita
December 18, 2017

If you are pregnant and want to use pure and natural essential oils to keep your baby in good health and treat him or her when necessary for illness, you should start looking now for appropriate small containers to keep the baby’s various creams and lotions in. Your essential oils will come in small brown glass bottles but you will also need tiny pots or pillboxes that have been washed and sterilized. When the baby’s here and you need an essential oil remedy, you don’t want to have to run around looking for a container for the very small quantities you will use.

The essential oils to use for newborn babies are dill, chamomile, or lavender and only in one of two different methods. The first method is to place a bowl of steaming water on the floor in baby’s room, away from the baby’s head. Add 1 drop of essential oil to the steaming water so that it fills the room as it rises with the steam. Do not use more than one drop of essential oil added to a pint of water.

The other way to use essential oils in the baby’s room is to add it to a glazed surface diffuser. Do not use the natural-looking porous clay type of diffuser with babies and children because you need to be able to clean the diffuser thoroughly and that is not possible with clay diffusers. Even one single drop of essential oil added neat to a diffuser is too much for babies. You must add 1 drop of oil to 2 teaspoons of water, mix well and then add a little of this mixture to the diffuser bowl.

Use dill essential oil if your baby is ill with any kind of digestive problem,  such as colic, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, or regurgitation. If the baby has trouble sleeping, use chamomile in the diffuser. Use lavender essential oil to clean up the air in baby’s room and make it smell pleasant. Lavender is also exceptional for its antibiotic, antiseptic, disinfectant and antiviral properties. Even though you only use 1 drop diluted in water in the baby’s diffuser, the fragrance will be lovely and much better for the baby than chemical air fresheners that you can buy for the nursery.


Natural Moisturizers Keep My Youthful Glow Alive

Author: Natural-Beauty
December 15, 2017

I love to keep my skin looking as smooth and soft as possible. I love it when my skin has a natural and beautiful glow to it and I want my skin to look youthful and healthy for as long as possible. Using the right skin care products like a good moisturizer helps me to ensure that my skin stays looking its best and that I can feel confident every day.

I used to really struggle with dry and cracked skin and it really made me feel insecure. People would sometimes comment on my skin when it got so dry that it cracked. I would get little cuts all over my hands in the wintertime because of how dry my skin got and I never seemed to be able to find a product that kept that dryness away.

Now that I have discovered the power of natural moisturizers, I no longer have to worry about having dry skin or skin that is dull. I love what these moisturizers have done for my skin and my natural beauty. I no longer feel tightness from dry skin on my face or have to worry about peeling skin and the aged look that dry skin gives you.


Natural Skin Care for Winter III

Author: Dr. Larita
December 14, 2017

No matter how thoroughly you moisturize them, the skin on your hands is going to dry out, but you can reduce the risk of cracks and bleeding by applying a strong hand cream at least three times daily. Try to avoid harsh soaps and excessively hot water when washing your hands, and re-apply hand cream after every cleaning.

Essential oils can also help to keep your hands looking their best. You can simply blend the essential oils for your specific problem into your hand cream.

  • Antiseptic Oils: rosemary, lemon, eucalyptus, lavender, lime
  • Oils for Dry Hands: rose, geranium, sandalwood, patchouli, carrot
  • Oils for Neglected Hands: rose, lemon, geranium, patchouli

Cooler temperatures will always make effective skincare more difficult. However, with natural skincare, a few minor changes to your regular routine will go a long way in keeping your skin beautiful.


Natural Skin Care for Winter II

Author: Dr. Larita
December 13, 2017

We’re continuing our blog on natural skin care for the cold weather season. We want to help you keep your skin healthy and radiant with a few changes to your warm weather skin care.

Your normal exfoliating practice might be very effective during the warm months, but it could prove to be too much for the cold season. Frequent or vigorous scrubs and cleanses will expose your new young skin to the harsh, dry air of winter without enough protection. If your moisturizing routine is still leaving you dry after exfoliating, consider cutting back on your weekly scrubs and instead use a natural exfoliating soap that can be used daily.

The following oil works very well when used after the drying conditions of winter activities. It is a thick oil but is great in protecting your face when it is exposed to sunburn after skiing, sailing, or hiking.

  • Chamomile – 10 drops
  • Geranium – 10 drops
  • Lavender – 10 drops
    Diluted in
  • Jojoba oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Evening primrose oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Almond oil – 2 teaspoons

Blend these ingredients together well and gently massage into the skin every night before bed and also during the day as a sunscreen.


Natural Skin Care for Winter

Author: Dr. Larita
December 12, 2017

For many people, the first signs of winter are a welcome reprieve from sweltering heat, but saying goodbye to those summer sweats can wreak havoc on your skin. Even a slight chill can lead to unwanted dryness but a few simple changes to your daily routine will help keep your skin radiant and healthy.

At the first sign of cold weather, look for skincare products and makeups that contain powerful moisturizers. Face creams should be working hard to protect your skin from those blustery breezes, and your makeup should be no different. Choose products that might be heavier than your regular brand, but not so heavy that they clog your pores. Look for solutions that are particularly effective on your T-zone, as this area is most prone to dryness.

Cooler temperatures always make effective skincare more difficult so make the switch to winter skincare products early. Use your winter-ready products daily to help fight the effects of winter weather and keep your skin healthy.


Organic Essential Oils Keep Me Feeling Great

Author: Natural-Beauty
December 8, 2017

I have found that essential oils are great for my health and well-being on the inside and on the outside. There are so many great essential oils out there and I love to experiment with them and to find the best ones for my needs. I can get some great aromatherapy in anytime with the essential oils that I love to use.

My essential oils are nice for giving me some amazing healing anytime. They work well for lifting my mood and helping me feel better when I am sick and for helping me to feel great all day long. I love to use them to help me heal when I need it and to help me to stay on top of each busy day. I can find an essential oil for pretty much anything.

Organic essential oils are a great natural remedy that works really well for me. The oils make it easy for me to have my best health. I like to use them as a great alternative to having to take pills or anything else. I use essential oils on a daily basis and I can always find one that works well for me. It is always nice to be able to find some new oils to use online.


Prevent Teen Skin Breakouts

Author: Dr. Larita
December 7, 2017

My daughter paid off her car loan (big celebration) and asked me to go pick up her title from the dealer because she no longer lives here. I was just going to run in and run out but you know what happens to the best laid plans. I asked for the papers and the receptionist was looking them up but couldn’t find them so the office manager came over and started to help. He told me they were serving sandwiches to their customers today and asked me to go make myself a sandwich while they did a little digging for the correct papers. While I was making a turkey  sandwich with all the fixings, the receptionist got a call from her son.

She and the office manager started discussing teenaged children and the receptionist said she remembers what she was doing at the same age her daughter is now and she is very worried because her son had just called to tell her that her daughter had invited her boyfriend over while mom was at work. I told her I had more problems like that with my girls than I ever had with my son. The office manager said he only has a 12 year old son and his biggest problem so far is that his skin just started  breaking out with pimples. You know I had to put my two cents in about skin problems. I told him to get his son some Dudu-Osun African Black Soap and also some shea butter so he can get rid of the pimples. He surprised me by saying  he wanted to get him some natural products instead of the ones with the expensive commercials and infomercials because he thinks natural products are better for you. I was all set to go into the whys and wherefores but I didn’t have to, he already knew about our natural products. You should try it too if you have any problems with your skin.


Smelly Feet and Tea Tree Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
December 6, 2017

My cousin was complaining about her son’s smelly shoes and stinky feet. She said he takes a shower every day but it doesn’t help so I told her about the wonders of tea tree oil. To rid your shoes of those awful smells you can put 20 drops of tea tree oil in a plant spray bottle with one cup of water. Shake well before you spray inside your shoes. Use the same spray on your feet when you get out of the shower. Let your shoes dry before you wear them and of course, dry your feet after the shower but you don’t need to spray so much on your feet that they get wet enough to dry them again.

If you don’t want to use the spray, there is another way to use essential oils to sweeten the smell of your shoes. Put 2 teaspoons  of bicarbonate of soda into a small container, an egg cup from your last dozen eggs will work great. Add two drops of lemon, lavender, rosemary or tea tree essential oil and mix it as well as you can, then sprinkle it into then shoes and leave it overnight. Tap the powder out in the morning and your shoes will smell as fresh as new.


Skin Tightening Cream Helps Me Stay Youthful

Author: Natural-Beauty
December 5, 2017

The skin tightening cream that I have been using is awesome when it comes to staying youthful and looking my best. I want to stay as young-looking as possible and finding good skin care products has helped me to do just that. I use this cream as part of my daily skincare routine and I love the results that I have gotten so far.

I want to feel confident and beautiful on a daily basis and I feel that my day goes much better when I am looking and feeling my best. I find it very important to have the right beauty products that help me to perfect my daily routine. My skin cream is great for my skin and it gives me vitamin E and other pure ingredients that are great for my health.

I wish I had discovered the skin tightening cream earlier because I have been so happy with it. Keeping my youthful glow alive is easy with this skin cream. I can use it to give me beautiful, soft, and glowing skin that will stay beautiful as I age. I get a lot of compliments on my skin and it is all thanks to the wonderful skin cream I have been using.


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