Archive for June, 2018

I had trouble getting to sleep for a while and I finally have been able to sleep soundly, thanks to some great essential oils. I never knew that they would be the right remedy and I have been happy to feel the results. Getting some great diffusers for my essentials oils has let me fill my bedroom with some soothing aromatherapy.

The diffusers have been awesome for me and they have helped me to enjoy the kind of deep rest that I need. It has been awesome to have the diffusers for the home office and for other parts of my home as well. I finally can get to sleep quickly and enjoy getting a restful sleep, even if I am only getting a few hours of sleep.

With some great essential oil diffusers, I have been able to fall asleep quickly and to wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day. The diffusers have been ideal for me and they help me to be productive every day because I have actually gotten some great sleep. It has been nice to have the diffusers for enjoying some true relaxation. I am excited to get a diffuser for the kitchen and for the entranceways as well.

I used to work out at the YWCA almost daily when we lived about two blocks away from it. One day after my workout, I was putting on lotion after my shower. A lady walked by me and said, “Wow, you really pamper yourself, don’t you!” I responded, this is a necessity. If I didn’t put lotion on my skin after my shower, I would turn as white as you. We both laughed and then she said she would try it. I never saw her again to find out whether or not she tried it. However, I do know that everyone needs to moisturize their skin after a shower or bath because most soaps really dry your skin.

The main ingredient in soaps that is drying to your skin is sodium lauryl sulfate. It is the same ingredient that is used in cleaning products to remove oily stains and residue. Why would anyone want to use that on their skin? You should only use soaps on your skin and hair that do not contain sodium lauryl sulfate. After bathing, always use a skin moisturizer. A lotion works well in warm weather but a thicker cream like shea butter is better when the weather is cold and drying to the skin. Either one will moisturize your skin but if your skin is oily, opt for the lotion.

My boyfriend and I love to treat ourselves to some massages and we have found the perfect carrier oils that have helped us to indulge in the most luxurious experiences. We love to relax after work or after a hard workout with a good massage. We have been experimenting with the kinds of carrier essential oils that we can use for some amazing results when it comes to our time to relax.

The carrier oils that we have been using include avocado oil, olive oil, sesame oil, grapeseed oil, and other kinds of great oils. My boyfriend loves avocados, so the oil of the avocado kind has been a favorite of his, and it has that juicy scent that he loves. We have been able to recreate our own massage therapy experience with the oils. I like to add a few drops of lavender and ylang-ylang essential oils to my carrier oil.

It has been awesome to use the aromatherapy carrier oils on a regular basis. We can use them for being able to glide over skin without the friction. The ones that we have been using don’t make our skin feel greasy and they don’t make our skin have a weird shine like some oils do. We are looking forward to experimenting with some great carrier oils in the future.

Having good lotion for my face has been really helpful for me and I enjoy having the right ones for my needs. The right ones keep my skin from getting dry all day long and they help me so much with how dry my skin gets. Not only do the moisturizers keep my skin soft all day long, they keep it soft and smooth all year long.

Having the moisturizers has been a really big help and I enjoy having them for ensuring some healthy skin no matter what season it is. I have been using a lotion that helps to keep my skin looking youthful in addition to keeping it healthy. The lotion is great for using on a regular basis and to keep my skin renewing itself.

With the right facial moisturizers, I can ensure that I am feeling confident no matter where I am and who I am meeting. I love to get some lotions online that are made especially for the soft and sensitive skin of the face. These kinds of lotions have really done wonders for my skin and I no longer struggle with skin that is always dry and flaky and looking dull.

I live a very busy life, like most people do, and it can be very hard for me squeeze everything in. I used to go through most of my days being really stressed out about what I needed to do and how I was going to get through the day. On the really busy days, when unexpected things come up, I sometimes don’t have much time to sleep.

Having some good oils for aromatherapy has really helped me with stress and anxiety. I used to stress out about how I was going to have a good workout when I was dead-tired after work or how I was going to fit a writing project in after work on top of the writing that I have to do at work. It has been great to find some nice oils that give me the help I need.

With my aromatherapy oils, I have been able to enjoy having some great help when it comes to getting through each day. It has been nice to have the oils, like the chamomile essential oil that has been awesome for me. This essential oil is great for relieving anxiety, soothing sore muscles, and reliving stress, and the like.

Making your own perfume or body oils using essential oils is a lot like making music in a band or orchestra. You need base notes, middle notes and top notes for the blend to be beautiful and to smell wonderful. These notes in perfume making can be either male or female and in some cases they are for either sex so I say, if you like the way it smells – use it. Below are some essential oils in each category for you to experiment with and make your own blends.

Base Note Essential Oils (Always start with the base and go up)

  • Benzoin
  • Cedarwood
  • Cinnamon
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Sandalwood
  • Patchouli
  • Vanilla
  • Vetiver

Middle Note Essential Oils

  • Carnation
  • Clary Sage
  • Clove
  • Geranium
  • Ginger
  • Jasmine
  • Marjoram
  • Rose
  • Thyme

Top Note Essential Oils

  • Anise
  • Bay
  • Bergamot
  • Cumin
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Lemongrass
  • Lime
  • Mandarin
  • Pettigraine

Tomorrow we will talk about the strength of your aromatic mixture and the kind of bottles you will need to store it in. Right now, you can go to your local perfumery and start sniffing the essential oils above to see which ones you want to experiment with when you make your first perfumes.


Pamper Your Feet

Author: Dr. Larita

In the winter, I kind of neglect my feet because they are not on display. In the summertime, I keep up my foot care because my feet are always showing in sandals. Recently, I noticed my feet sticking to the carpet because they were so rough so I decided I better do a foot treatment and I’m going to tell you how to do the same.

First, exfoliate your feet by using a salt or sugar scrub in the shower to help remove dry and dead skin, eliminate the appearance of cracked heels, and start the healing process. If you also have calluses on your feet, gently use a pumice stone to start sloughing the callus down but do it gradually over a week or more.

The second thing is to give your feet a deep moisturizing treatment with either raw shea butter or shea butter cream by coating your feet with the butter and then putting your socks on before going to bed. You can do the deep moisturizing treatment as often as you like but don’t forget to moisturize your feet after each shower too. Look at it this way, if you keep your feet doing good now you won’t have a hard time when summer comes. You can just put on your favorite color nail polish and enjoy the summer!

lavenderA whiff of lavender oil can trigger various sensations, and its sweet fragrance brings to mind rows and rows of beautiful blue-violet flowers under the summer sky. But if you look beyond lavender oil’s aroma, you’ll find that there’s more to it than meets the eye – or your sense of smell. Both lavender and lavender oil are valued for their fragrance and versatility. The flowers are used in potpourris, crafting, and home décor, while the essential oil is added to bath and body care products, such as soaps, perfumes, household cleaners, and laundry detergent.

Lavender oil is known for its anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties. It also has antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifying, hypotensive, and sedative effects. Lavender oil is one of the most well-known essential oils in aromatherapy, and can be:

  • Added to your bath or shower to relieve aching muscles and stress.
  • Massaged on your skin as a relief for muscle or joint pain, as well as for skin conditions like burns, acne, and wounds. Make sure to dilute it with a carrier oil.
  • Inhaled or vaporized. You can use an oil burner or add a few drops to a bowl of hot water, and then breathe in the steam.
  • Added to your hand or foot soak. Add a drop to a bowl of warm water before soaking your hands or feet.
  • Used as a compress by soaking a towel in a bowl of water infused with a few drops of lavender oil. Apply this to sprains or muscle injuries.

I also recommend adding lavender oil to your list of natural cleaning products. You can mix it with baking soda to make an all-natural antibacterial scrub for your bathroom and kitchen.

By Dr. Mercola

Essential oils are chosen for their medical properties first and second for their ability to take care of a broad range of health problems. Peppermint has been used by many cultures (Egyptians, Chinese, and American Indians) for thousands of years because of its healthful properties. It has many therapeutic uses and is one of the oils that should be in everyone’s medicine chest. It is a superb digestive, it helps the respiratory system and promotes circulation, it is an anti-inflammatory and it is an antiseptic. These qualities make peppermint oil excellent to use in the treatment of indigestion, flatulence, bad breath, headaches and migraines, skin irritations, toothache, and fatigue. It can also help to keep pests like mice, fleas, and ants away!

My grandson is staying with me for a few weeks this summer and he loves Grandma’s cooking. One evening he ate way too much dinner (I made some of his favorite dishes) and ended up with a stomach ache. When he said he was going to bed early, I knew he had a bad stomach ache so I gave him my treatment for indigestion. First I made him some aromatherapy tea consisting of very warm water, 1 drop of peppermint oil, a pinch of bicarbonate of soda and honey to taste. I had him sip the tea while I blended a massage oil consisting of 1 teaspoon jojoba oil, 2 drops peppermint oil and 3 drops eucalyptus oil. I blended the three ingredients well and massaged his upper abdomen and he went to bed. The next morning he didn’t even remember the stomach ache.

Do you have trouble falling asleep at night? My husband worked nights as a respiratory therapist for years and now that he is retired, his sleep rhythms are out of whack! We have tried many ways to get him to go to sleep at a regular time but he still needs assistance.

Reflexology or foot massage has proven to assist in helping him fall asleep at night. Essential oils have amazing health benefits and also have potent relaxing and calming characteristics. Using these two techniques together is really helpful if you have trouble falling asleep. Always blend your essential oils with a carrier oil for best results.

Of course, essential oils are helpful in many ways and there are a number of methods you can use but reflexology is probably the quickest way to get them into your body because when the essential oil is applied to your feet, its traces can be found in the body after 20 minutes.  There are many essential oils for use with reflexology, depending on what you are working on but we are using a blend of rosemary, cypress and lavender. They work best for our needs. Google reflexology and see what will help you the most.

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