Archive for August, 2018

Facial Masks Make Me Feel Alive Again After A Long Week!

Author: Natural-Beauty
August 31, 2018

Treating my body and my skin after a long week is a must. I work ten-hour days during the work week, squeezing them into Monday-Thursday. The benefit is having three-day weekends every week, but it does come with a price. During those crunch days, I feel tired, I look tired, and I am afraid that my skin is going to be completely lifeless.

The weekend is definitely a time to recharge and bring my skin back to life. I like to treat myself to a spa-like experience in my own bathroom. Facial masks are a great way to replenish and rehydrate my skin and they have been an awesome option for me for a long time. They give me not only benefits for my skin, but the whole experience is great for my soul.

I enjoy the experience of putting on the facial masks, then letting them do their work, and seeing the result afterward. I always feel like I have replenished my glow after a hard week. I get worried that I have permanently ruined my skin sometimes, as those hours of working late into the night really can take a toll and make me just feel numb altogether. Luckily, at the end of it, I can use a facial mask and see that everything is alright, my skin is still alive and well.


Yesterday’s blog was all about the aromatherapy treatments I was using to treat my common cold symptoms. I had started sneezing profusely while I was at work. It got worse during the evening so I decided to write a blog about the treatments I would use to get rid of my cold. I really didn’t know how many times I would have to treat myself but I was going to let my readers know, no matter how long it took.

By the time I wrote the blog, got myself ready for work the next day, and then did the steam inhalation treatment followed by a cup of aromatherapy tea, it was getting so late that I had to leave the hot bath with essential oils out of the treatment. I took a hot sponge bath and then massaged my chest, neck, forehead and sinus areas with lemon, eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils diluted in sweet almond oil instead.

I forgot to take the tissue with essential oils on it to work the next morning but I did have my eucalyptus inhaler so even though I didn’t add the lemon and clove oil to the inhaler, the eucalyptus inhaler gave me quite a bit of relief during the day.


Aromatherapy for Anemia

Author: Dr. Larita
August 29, 2018

I used to give blood about every 6 weeks but the last time I tried, they said my red count was too low. I went to the doctor and found out that I have anemia. I am not alone with this condition. It affects about 3.5 million Americans; especially women, young children and people with chronic conditions.

There are several essential oils that have been shown to protect the vascular system and strengthen the tiny capillaries that carry oxygen and essential nutrients to all of our cells. The most effective oils are cinnamon, ginger, lemon and spikenard.

You can look for iron and vitamin B12 supplements to help ease your anemia symptoms. Even easier than that though is to add 1-2 drops of lemon essential to a drink several times a day as needed to help ease those anemia symptoms.


I sneezed a couple  of times yesterday but I didn’t think too much of it. Today at work I sneezed a lot and I am still sneezing this evening. I really don’t feel like writing a blog but I am because I want to tell you what I’m going to do about all this sneezing.

First, I will put 1 drop each of thyme, tea tree, lavender and clove essential oils in a bowl of hot water. Then I will put a towel over my head and breath deeply for 5 minutes. At this point I will also drink a cup of hot water containing 1 tablespoon of honey, 2 drops of eucalyptus, 1 drop of lemon and 1 drop of tea tree essential oil.

Later tonight, I am going to take a hot bath into which I will add 2 drops of thyme, 2 drops of tea tree, 1 drop of eucalyptus and 3 drops of lemon essential oil; then I will lie back and inhale deeply. When I get out of the bath, I am going to massage my neck, chest and sinus area with 1 drop of lemon, 2 drops of eucalyptus and 3 drops of rosemary diluted in 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil.

Tomorrow I am going to carry a tissue containing 1 drop each of peppermint, eucalyptus, clove and ginger essential oil. I’ll sniff that during the day and keep the sneezes at bay. When I get back home I’m going to do it all over again. I have to go now, the teapot is whistling for my steam inhalation. I hope I feel better soon.


A Scented Air Freshener Is My Handy Little Secret!

Author: Natural-Beauty
August 27, 2018

The freshness of a space can really make or break your productivity, your mood, and the overall atmosphere. Having a fresh environment in which to work, play, even exercise is important. I like to make sure that my office area is fresh, that my home is fresh, and that my car is fresh as well. With my new little air freshener, that is easy.

My air freshener comes in a cute little bottle and it is all I need to turn a space from uninviting to fresh and alive. The air freshener is great to have with me in my purse as well. I like to spritz a wonderful fragrance into the air when I am at a hotel or staying over at a friend’s house. I definitely don’t want to make a bad impression, and the air freshener saves the day.

Sometimes, I am in a rush to get to work on a hot summer day and I don’t want to come into the office smelling like sweat. A scented air freshener is ready to be whipped out in a snap. Other times, I just want to have a fresh smell to wake me up in the mornings or to surround me when I get home from a long day at work and reenergize me. My air freshener has been my buddy for all these things and more.


Baby Aromatherapy Remedies IV

Author: Dr. Larita
August 24, 2018

Colds and Coughs

All mothers worry about protecting their baby from colds during the winter or when they are exposed to other children. You should not use essential oil treatments on babies and children as a precaution, because someone else in the home has a cold. To protect your baby, use essential oils diluted in water in a plant spray bottle to use around the house. Spray in the hall outside baby’s room but not in the room.

The easiest way to treat a baby’s cold is to place a small bowl of boiling water to which you have added 3 drops of eucalyptus oil under the baby’s bed at the opposite end from his head. The steam will rise and molecules of the eucalyptus aroma will be released into the room.

You can also use this synergistic blend to treat baby’s cold symptoms:

  • Eucalyptus – 10 drops
  • Tea tree – 10 drops
  • Lavender – 10 drops
    Mix this blend and store in an amber glass bottle

To use this synergistic blend, place 3 drops on an infuser in the bedroom for overnight and again during the day. For difficult breathing, place 2 drops on a piece of cotton and place it under the edge of  baby’s pillow. When giving baby a bath, add 1 drop of the synergistic blend to the water and swish it around (for babies and children one to five years old, add 2 drops to the bath.) You can also make a massage oil using 3 drops of the synergistic blend to 2 teaspoons almond oil and massage this over baby’s chest and back.


Baby Aromatherapy Remedies III

Author: Dr. Larita
August 23, 2018

Teething

There is a wide variation in the age when babies begin teething but whenever they start, teething may cause inflammation and soreness of the gums, runny nose, runny stool and often fever as well. It’s important to give the baby something to chew on at this time but do not give him anything he can choke on. Teething is often wrongly blamed for any and every symptom a baby can get so it is important to stay aware of your baby’s condition at this stage.

The essential oil formula for teething is: chamomile – 6 drops or lavender – 5 drops diluted in 5 teaspoons sweet almond oil and mixed well. Then take 1 teaspoon of the oil mix and put it in a small container. Fill with ice-cold water and stir very well. Now you have two mixtures for a two-part treatment. First,  dip a cotton ball into the cold water and oil mixture and gently wipe around baby’s gums. Then using  just the oil mix, massage around the outside of baby’s face along the jaw line. You only need to use a couple of drops of the oil mix each time; just rub a little between your fingers before applying.


Baby Aromatherapy Remedies II

Author: Dr. Larita
August 22, 2018

Sickness and Vomiting

Babies who are constantly being sick and vomiting may very well be allergic to cow’s milk so consult your doctor who may prescribe a soy milk product. If your baby is not allergic to cow’s milk but continues to throw up, they can be treated effectively with peppermint oil which calms the stomach and makes digestion easier. Put one drop on a cotton ball and place the cotton ball in the baby’s bed at the opposite end from the baby’s head.

Sleeplessness

If your baby keeps you awake all night, this remedy can be used every other night until he or she has learned to sleep through the night. When you put baby to bed, put a bowl of boiling water beneath the bed on the floor not directly under the baby’s head. Add 1 drop chamomile and 1 drop of geranium oil to the boiling water. Keep the door to baby’s room almost closed (not all the way) to keep the aroma molecules in baby’s room. After a few alternate days of this treatment, your baby will start to conserve his energy and sleep during the night.


Aromatherapy Remedies for Baby

Author: Dr. Larita
August 21, 2018

Crying is the only way babies have to let us know something is wrong. The ear splitting cry of a hungry baby is transformed into the contented sucking sounds of a nursing baby in seconds when the breast or bottle is presented. When your baby is crying and hunger is not the reason, then colic is the probable cause. Colic can be helped by rubbing the tummy gently with baby massage oil. Turn baby over and rub the middle part of the back in a gentle circular motion. If the colic is more serious, use the following formula in the same manner.

Severe Colic Remedy

Fretfulness Remedy

Formula 1

  • Chamomile – 3 drops
  • Lavender – 4 drops
    Diluted in 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil

Formula 2

  • Chamomile – 4 drops
  • Geranium – 3 drops
    Diluted in 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil

Massage the fretful baby’s feet in the following way: do both feet at the same time, rub your thumbs from the center of the sole of the foot towards the bottom of the toes, over the ball of the foot, in gentle rhythmic movements. You can massage using the oil or just massage through the baby’s socks. The baby may wiggle at first but if you can hold both feet firmly between your thumb and fingers, soon the baby will become quite still. This foot massage elicits a very calming response from a formerly inconsolable baby.


Facial Toner For Balanced Skin

Author: Natural-Beauty
August 20, 2018

Having skin that is too dry or too oily used to be a big problem for me. I would have some parts of my body that would get really dry while other parts would always be really oily. If I even touched those oily parts of my face a few times a day, I would get a break out. The dry parts of my skin would be hard to deal with as well.

Balanced skin that is not too dry and not too oily is a joy to see in the mirror, now that I have been using some great toner for the face as well as some other quality skin care products. I am no longer surprised to see a big blemish on my face when looking in the mirror during the day and then wondering how many people noticed it before I did.

My facial toner has been awesome for helping me to reduce excess oil and have healthy and beautiful skin overall. I used to feel very self-conscious when talking to someone face-to-face and being very close to them. Now, I feel confident meeting clients face-to-face, talking to my coworkers, and meeting new people. I know that my skin is clear and healthy and that people are noticing it for the right reasons.


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